On this week’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Denise Richards and husband Aaron Phypers made a series of startling confessions about the nature of Phypers’ work and the repercussions they’d felt in the safety of their family. At a dinner party (one of many iconic dinner parties in the RHOBH lexicon), Richards tells the other women that she and Phypers have noticed themselves being followed by strange cars. Phypers, she claims, has seen such unprecedented success with his energy work and alternative medicine practices that others are threatened by him. Those “others,”” she indicates, are industries that stand to gain from traditional medicine remaining the norm. Or, as one dinner party guest puts it: Big Pharma.
After hearing Richards and Phypers explain his work to the other women, we still don’t totally get it — but the claims that he makes are pretty shocking. “Everything you’ve been taught about how diseases process and stuff works is not true,” claimed Phypers. “Traditional isn’t traditional. It’s allopathic. And allopathic, it means alternative medicine. Look it up. It’s all a measurement of the electromagnetic spectrum frequency. I break down stuff so you can all heal you — I don’t heal anybody, by the way. I remove blocks, discord, information.”
Throughout, both Phypers and Richards questioned their judgment in talking about this openly: “I have to be careful,” Phypers said early on, and appeared to be choosing his words carefully. But as time wore on, he became more engaged and inclined to speak freely, and Richards had to pull him back.
“We already have people following us, be careful,” she reminded him. “Be careful how you say all this.”
Later, Richards expanded in a confessional: “Aaron has a job where people get tremendous results and sometimes certain organizations don’t like to see those results because they make a lot of money otherwise. And there’s times we’re followed.”
Phypers doesn’t disagree that they’re being followed, and we see a flashback of the couple pointing out the same car in their rearview. “I have people following me all the time,” he tells the dinner party. But he’s clearly committed to getting what he believes to be the truth out there.
Trying to get through to the group, Phypers explained how he got into this line of work: “Age of 12 I was living next to the largest nuclear facility in North America,” he said. “I watched everybody die of cancer. I couldn’t understand why we could split an atom with sound and cause a nuclear explosion. If you look at an atom, there’s lots of space, right? Electron, proton, neutron, whatever. There’s a lot of space, space, it’s empty space, right? 99.9 percent is space, but it’s oscillating at a frequency that appears to be real in our reality. Does that make sense?”
The ladies were visibly confused, but Phypers pressed on, telling them that what they’d been told about cancer was a lie as well: “Do you want to know why cancer comes in? Because it’s protecting you of an infection your immune system did not respond to and you would have died in 12 hours. It’s your best friend that protected you from something that’s going to shoot you in the head with a bullet. That’s what cancer is. I’ll prove it all day long.”
And Phypers doesn’t just have theories, he sees results: “I ruptured my Achilles tendon,” he told the group. “I regrew it in two months no surgery. How’s that possible?”
Clearly, we’ve stumbled into something complicated, and it appears that many of the women have more questions. We do too — but first and foremost, we hope that the Richards-Phypers family is safe and sound.
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