David Wood claims he can heal cancer, herpes, HIV, AIDS & diabetes
David Wood has always come across as a bit of an oddball.
Used to the best of his ability to promote Empower Network, it’s resulted in a string of hit and miss marketing attempts over the years.
We last checked in on Wood and Empower Network earlier last year. Coming of the back of several personal and relationship issues, Wood appeared to be embracing religion.
Appearing on camera in a Facebook video, Wood revealed he’d “hated David Sharpe’s guts for two years”, but was now ready to let it go.
David Sharpe is co-founder of Empower Network. He left the company in 2014.
At the time of his departure, Sharpe claimed ‘Dave Wood and CEO Jonathan Cronstedt are fully capable of leading this company into the next phase of growth.’
Cronstedt left Empower Network a year and a half later in 2015.
With Wood working alone at the helm, Empower Network has continued to plunge into decline.
Wood at times himself seems uninterested in the business, retreating into daily kung fu training for months at a time.
In a recent development, a Facebook livestream from Wood has raised questions about the current state of Empower Network and what’s to come.
In what appears to be a direct response to recent Empower Network complaints and processor chargebacks, Wood (right) commands affiliates to cease doing both.
[0:06] Here’s the deal… all of you will remove everything negative that you wrote about Empower Network, now.
You will stop telling stories, now.
And if you don’t, a curse will fall on your families. And if you do, I will heal you.
There we go, that’s the deal.
You will stop your charge-backs, you will join and you will do it now.
I remember seeing a video a few years ago in which Wood and some top Empower Network affiliates were on a webinar and trying to get people to “pull out their credit cards” and sign up.
The marketing angle was using credit cards is scary, so if we all laugh it will lessen the caution of those spending thousands to go “all in”.
Today the laughter is gone and Wood is sounding a whole lot more authoritarian.
[00:47] Worship God. Worship Jesus, that’s why he’s there.
That’s the deal. You will obey it now, I command you. That’s why we made it.
Look, your prayers are healing the world. You will share this now.
You will send it to every friend. You will text it to everyone in your phone. You will pull out your credit cards, you will go to Empower Network dot com, and you will join.
Now. All of you.
If this wasn’t already sounding bizarre enough for you, what Wood promises if you sign up as an Empower Network is… well, just read for yourself;
[1:29] And when you do I will bless your families.
When you do, I will heal you.
You will do it now, I command you to do it.
(at this point in the video a female appears to try to take Wood’s recording device away, to which he responds with, “Nope, you will not take.”
Wood then goes outside onto a balcony.)
[2:02] We will heal the oceans (and) be alive forever.
We will heal the trees. We will heal the plants. We will heal the dogs. We will heal the cats.
You will stop eating meat, now. You will only eat eggs, fruit and vegetables. That’s it.
You will feed children. You will pull out your credit cards and you will go buy meals for children.
There will be no children from this moment who die of starvation.
And if you don’t do it, the flesh will be eaten from your bodies.
If you do do it, you will live forever.
I’m answering your prayers. You have no HIV. You have no AIDS. You have no cancer. You have no bone cancer anymore. You have no herpes anymore. You don’t have diabetes anymore, your kidneys are healed.
If you do it and obey I will bring your families back to life.
After stating that “the curse will be immediate”, Wood rests the recording device on a table and goes off camera.
At this point the video still has five and a half minutes of playtime. I thought perhaps Wood would return to reveal this was all some kind of joke… but he doesn’t.
At the end of the video Wood grabs the recording device and ends the stream.
Perusal of Wood’s “Empower Network” Facebook profile reveals a new fiancée and plans to turn Empower Network into a “non-profit”.
One last announcement before I go:
When I’m back I will turn Empower Network into a non-profit (for me) and everything over $10,000 per month per million dollars of sales as a salary to me will go to charity.
Half to feed kids.
The other half I will direct.
Affiliates will be paid as normal.
If I may make a friendly and hopefully polite suggestion, perhaps the “other half” could go towards a few therapy sessions?
There’s obviously some issues here going unaddressed…
Update 14th June 2017 – In a video uploaded to David Wood’s Facebook account a few hours ago, his brother William Wood has confirmed David was under the influence of drugs.
As many of you saw several days earlier, my brother David is not well. And I’ve been working around the clock, literally, to get David the help that he needs.
I’m going to be very transparent about what’s going on … Several weeks ago David began to make some very poor decisions and he started to use some drugs.
And as you see those drugs altered his ability to make good decisions about himself and about his business.
Last night David was admitted into a rehab program and he is currently hospitalized and David’s getting the help that he needs.
William Wood states that Empower Network corporate is removing David Wood
from a leadership position for a period of no less than one year and perhaps two to three years, depending on how his sobriety efforts go.
With David Wood pretty much the face of Empower Network over the past few years, how this will impact the future of Empower Network going forward is unclear.
Did he say per million? Is Empower really still pulling in that kind of money per month?
What kind of drugs is he on do we think???
Crystal Meth or Crack Cocaine are possibilities. Also looks like roid rage and roid rash (chest acne).
I was think METH because it would cause someone to SPOUT out like he did. Pretty sad… but something is definitely wrong with this individual..
Maybe he will end up in a Van down by the River where he “supposedly” started prior to Empower Network
He’s an abusive, narcissist that has finally lost his total f’ing mind. I just hope the mother of his child wins the custody battle.
I hope there is someone in Mr. Wood’s life who can convince him to get the help he most defiantly needs.
Apparently this has sparked many of his friends who are currently visiting him and seeking to get him help and treatment.
The problem is that he apparently thinks that there is nothing WRONG…so this is very common with addicts who do not realize how unhealthy they are…
I am getting this information from a very solid source who is friends with the woman that is in the video… and apparently things are not good…
Hopefully someone can take over Empower Network while he gets treatment or else Empower Network will really be DONE… so those are the conversations going on now… can he leave and get treatment and will the company still succeed… it still brings in MILLIONS..
Does anyone know what happen to David Wood’s forehead?
It looks like he got caught HIV.
He was saying something about being in the sun too much in one of his vid reply comments.
I don’t think I’ve seen sunburn quite like that though. Redness and peeling yes, but not (bloody?) spotting.
Looks more like a skin condition, however I don’t recall ever seeing him with one (Wood’s been going topless since the first cringey EN blog theme with Needles).
I’d say it’s more likely the condition is a side-effect of… something. Excess of anything is bad. Who knows.
Needles isn’t surprised on her own Facebook page. She won’t go into it though because of litigation threats.
Probably be hell of an interview if she ever did decide to open up.
Here comes the damage control. Wood’s FB page has been wiped back to May 29.
I hear he got beat up, once in a time I see him running around in a supermarket, looking for stuff perhaps superM do not sell anyway.
I never joined because I knew he is a knoggle head, I mean he walks around like a caveman, so whats wrong with a caveman, lol they are all dead or in jail (remember uni-bomber)and if you did your are just like those they followed to Johns Town.
I am so happy I got out of this weird company as from the beginning something didn’t seem right.
We all have choices in this world and we also have consequences to pay for those choices. He took money from people but now when they want their money back, he won’t give it to them. He needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as he’s clearly not running his business ethically.
Just because he’s sick is no excuse or the prisons would be empty.
For those of you who did not see the rant. Here is the Youtube link..
It appears he is rubbing a Lime or something on his Bloody Forehead in the very beginning of the video. Some nice Citrus must feel real good on the open bloody wounds.
Lets hope his friends and family can help. I believe they are doing and intervention today or tomorrow…
So So sad as they guy (as crazy as he is) did/does have good intentions…
I saw a woman in the video. I don’t know if that’s his wife or his girlfriend, but I hope she is ok!
I have been told it is his girlfriend and that she has been integral in the Intervention that is taking place right now.
David, is not in good shape at all and we all hope for a speedy recovery. Apparently many of his close friends and past business acquaintances have gathered to be with him in this time of need and that he will get the hep that is needed..
Meth could very well be the culprit from what is being disclosed. Apparently it makes you do crazy things like the video..
Pray for the man.
Might be auditioning for the next Batman film, perhaps?
no matter how high on drugs he is – he doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to demanding everyone to pull out their credit cards…
I don’t recall a villain named “Headbut(t)”…
Oh, money magically fixes all kinds of illnesses.
DC needs a new villain.
Lunatic. Bye Bye Empower Network wussies.
Well .. again.. we all think it was the DRUGS talking when he went into pulling our credit cards and all the nonsense about reversals… Drugs will do this to people when they are desparate..
The current Word is that Mr. Wood is taking to the Intervention and could be seeking treatment in the next few days…
Unfortunately.. Tiger Woods decided to take the Entire Ward at Jupiter Medical Center Rehab so he cant go there… lolol….
My hope is that all of us will root for this person to heal and become healthy. He has done a phenomenal job with EN and hopefully he can come back and make it strong like it was…
Prayers people..lets not joke about Batman and stuff when it comes to people going through hard time…Please.
Just saw the update on his Facebook page by William Wood (his brother).
Link: www facebook com/empowernetwork (replace spaces with a .”
Seems like he is getting the help he needs. Just hope he gets well soon.
Does the business run itself if he is going thru hard times?
If members have to see the fallout of his actions affect their income they might as well close up.
Someone should be in place that can make positive changes that move things forward.
Friggin wack job!
David is removed from Empower Network Corporate for at least a term of 1 year. There are many people in the corporate circle that will allow this company to continue..
Just pray fro David’s recovery.. We finally have him in a place that he should be. However long it takes is what I have been told is the timeframe for the recovery. 28 days is rarely enough time for the majority of addicts that enter treatment but the insurance companies often drive that decision.
Peace to All.
I just watched Dave Wood’s “meltdown” video and now one of my legs is a little longer than the other. Weird.
@Len. This is not a joking Matter. As of now, Dave is in Detox and doing as well as can be expected.
METH addicition is a very serious addiction and the the Withdraw process and Detox procedure can be very arduous. At this point, Mr. Woods is in his second day and the use of Suboxene has been very positive.
For those that dont know , Suboxene is a drug that allows the user of Opiates and other drugs to ween themselves from the addiction.
David was using a mixture of drugs including Heroin, METH, Mushrooms, Xanax, Percocet, Ambien, and other substances to help him get through the day.
At this point, all of these have been addressed and he is going through the brutal phase of withdrawal but under supervision.
I can only say that I wish David and his entire family as much Love as Possible during these tough times.
Mr. Woods has the option to leave on his own recognicense and the entire family is begging him not to… Lets please PRAY FOR his health … He is a very good man with a serous problem that HE HIMSELF acknowledged and is now dealing with… that is Admiral..
Admiral Wood? FYI: “recognizance” is what you wanted, and I’m guessing “admirable”.
At any rate, many people are affected by all of this, and are obviously reacting out of strong emotion. As to your efforts to align everyone in unmitigated support of Mr (Admiral) Wood, best of luck with that.
I agree. Plus doing a spell check can work wonders to, at the very least, appear a bit more professional.
I’m happy he is getting the help he needs, but what about all the money he owes people?? They are entitled to get their money back, and so far, I see no mention of ensuring this will happen.
It’s not fair to make them wait so I’m seeing another red flag on this issue. I believe in second chances, but there is a limit especially when it comes to money.
He went to rehab for less than a week then his father picked him up. People are not getting their commissions and the daily shortcuts which make people grow their business has stopped.
I hope he gets well, but a business can still thrive with him taking time off, apparently this one can’t.
It is said this was theatrics to shut down the company. And no one knows what to think. He is brilliant right up to this meltdown.
Apparently he got tossed out of rehab/ was asked to leave as was not a good boy.
Rehab is not for everything….Unfortunately..
Sounds like that movie BEAUTIFUL MIND
Lets hope for a happy ending
I attended one of his cult conventions with my brainwashed now ex hubby and made a comment to him about the chanting and cult like atmosphere and followers.
Now x the then hubby was so offended he threatened to leave me there and the trip was ruined. He later attended another convention without me and I learned the hard way his ass slept with a paid for prostitute!
His ass contacted the life long always keeps on giving Herpes!
I discovered this after I divorced him of course. He was brainwashed cult like and a sick individual that EN only fed even more.
I wonder if DW speaking on Herpes cure is elaborating on many other of his cult followers and prostitute convention sleepers?
EN destroyed many marriages with their Jim Jones like cult.
In business has had ups and down, I got no problem with that.
I think there’s a marked difference between trading highs and lows and claiming you can single-handedly cure terminal diseases.
He still owes a lot of affiliates a lot of money.
I um… wait wut?
(Ozedit: video 404 as of March 2020)
There’s a whole bunch of new videos on that channel…
lol. that video is so damn freaky scary and yet curiously entertaining 😉
what in the world is this thing david wood?
why does he have access to that rod like weapon?
hope he doesn’t have any guns?
why is he not in jail/psychiatric treatment?
who are these two incredibly stoopid women who have married him? they should be under psychiatric treatment too?
hope this thing who seems to have an unnatural libido has not procreated?
i mean, we should be allowed to sue him/his wife if she gets preggers, right? [in public interest!]
anyway, i wont watch a horror movie today. this much is enough.
All I know is Charles Scoville ain’t got nothing on Wood.
Dude makes an Angry Birds stream look like amateur hour.
This was beyond nuts.
I find it ironic he’s posting saying “don’t do stimulants” when it’s beyond clear he’s either high on stimulants already, or meth’d up. LOL
Drugs man… drugs.
Do people on hallucinogens have downtime? Like a chance to look back at the last 12-24 hours?
Or is it all just one continuous trip until the money runs out?
“For a long time, Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (or HPPD) was considered to be a very rare condition that only few individuals encountered as the result of hallucinogen abuse.
Over time, we have found that the condition is much more prevalent than previously believed and that it is likely to occur in addition to persistent psychosis, a disorder caused by hallucinogen abuse that creates visual disturbances, disorganized thinking, paranoia, and mood disturbances”
Challenging random people to boxing and muy thai matches.. sounds like he’s borrowing from another mentally unstable, possibly drugged up YouTube troll, Charlie Zelenoff.
So on May 20th will there be another video?
What is he really leading up to this time around?
I heard him saying something about bitcoin or $1000 payment.
What will people by buying exactly?
I know he had a page set up for $500 or more donations to his wife. Not sure if that’s what the BTC payments were for.
Apparently May 20th, 2020 we’re all going to die unless David Wood is elected President of the US or some such.
Unless his current wife gives him a divorce and allows him to marry his current squeeze, it’s all over for the planet, apparently.
(Ozedit: video removed from YouTube as of November 24th, 2018)
right, no words for that …whatever that was.
who are those two guys with wood, supporting his shit? are they fellow crazies or just living off his money?
the second video has this message below;
seriously, the FBI or somebody should be alerted about wood, who’s unhinged and clearly raging.
there’s been some instances of crazy people with guns shooting up random people in the the US and david wood better not have any access to guns at all.
better safe than sorry!
There is so much deranged/crackpot/insane rantings on this page….
It should be enough to get David into a nut house for a stretch.
This page in particular is just NUTS.
Meanwhile on Facebook…
Above from Facebook ties into the madness / vulgarity on this page.
Fantastic article. I can.
P.S. Keep making me look utterly insane. I love it.
WHAT A F’ING WHACKO…….
I lost eight months of my life in Empower Network. Spent over $6000 (including a trip to Chicago for a live event which resulted in nothing) to make just a little over $3000.
It was a sect and I fell for it.
Dave your still a funny guy but smart same as back in 1983 when we met in Darby Montana.
Glad you made something of yourself. Best wishes.