Thierry Casasnovas, guru of raw food, placed in police custody

Thierry Casasnovas guru of raw food placed in police custody

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    Considered the guru of raw food in France, Thierry Casasnovas, was placed in police custody on March 7 for illegal practice of medicine and fraud.

    This is not the first time that Thierry Casasnovas, naturopath with extreme methods, has been talked about. But it is with justice that the 48-year-old must now deal. The guru of raw food, who has more than 500,000 subscribers on YouTube, was placed in police custody, in particular for facts “illegal practice of medicine“, from Tuesday March 7 until the evening of Thursday March 10, according to AFP. The decision to present him to an examining magistrate for a possible indictment, must be taken this Friday.

    Very controversial methods that worry

    The man who has many followers and supporters, especially on the networks, has been illustrated for more than 10 years by videos and training where he defends raw eating and abstinence to live better, regenerate and detoxify his body.

    According to him, these practices can prevent or even cure cancer, diabetes or depression. Even going so far as to say that a vegetable juice can, why not, regrow an amputated limb. Theories that find many echoes among subscribers in search of alternative medicine. As such, Thierry Casasnovas also organizes courses and sells juice extractors at exorbitant prices, sometimes more than 1,000 euros.


    A profile followed by justice for several years

    According to Le Parisien, more than 600 reports against him have been made over the past 10 years by followers who believe they have risked their health. “It is the person who is the subject of the greatest number of referrals with in particular more than 50 in 2021″, inform Miviludes. Last November, the interministerial mission of vigilance and fight against sectarian aberrations was also alarmed by the influence of Thierry Casasnovas on several followers who had given up their medical treatment.

    Miviludes is not the only body to be interested in the actions of the conspiratorial naturopath. During the summer of 2020, the Perpignan public prosecutor’s office had opened a judicial investigation against him for “illegal exercise of the profession of doctor“, “abuse of weakness” And “misleading business practices“, before adding to it, in the fall of 2021, the head of”economic and financial offences”.