001. nbcbayarea.com reports in "Turmeric Solution Through IV To Blame, in Part, For Women's Death: ME" (2016-03-24):
"a popular spice and supplement known for its healing properties is responsible, in part, for the death of a San Diego-area woman, the medical examiner's office has ruled. Jade Erick, 30, passed away on March 16 after she took a turmeric solution through an IV, leading to a heart attack, according to the ME's office. The full autopsy has not been completed yet. Friends and family, mourning the loss of their loved one, say Erick was a beautiful woman with an infectious personality. The ME's office has ruled her death an accident. The Indian spice is used by naturopathic doctors as a supplement to treat things like arthritis [...]";
nonsense leading to tragedy.
002. the American Council on Science and Health writes in "A Naturopath's Human Experiment Ends In Death" (2017-03-23):
"it is one thing for a naturopath to push turmeric, the latest fad in fancy snake oils, as a cure all for everything from your bad sex life to diabetes [...] it is another thing entirely for naturopaths to hook a healthy person up to an IV and pump turmeric into their veins. That is, unfortunately, what happened to Jade Erick, a 30 year-old woman who is dead because she opted for 'holistic health' to treat her eczema [...] the San Diego County Medical Examiner [...] ruled that the cause of her death was 'anoxic encephalopathy due to prolonged resuscitated cardiopulmonary arrest due to adverse reaction to infused turmeric solution' [...] Mark Stengler, a naturopath, was interviewed regarding the use of IV turmeric in naturopathic practices. He said, 'there are some doctors who use turmeric extract in IV form to try and heighten the physiological effects, so the anti-inflammatory effects of the turmeric [...] it hasn’t been well studied. It’s more theoretical, so it’s more investigational' [...] investigational? The definition of investigational is 'a drug or medical procedure that is not approved for general use but is under investigation in clinical trials regarding its safety and efficacy' [...] or, something that you can get at a quack clinic in Encinitas [...] why are naturopaths able to perform investigational procedures (otherwise known as experiments) on people? [...] it's no news that naturopaths don't play by the same rules as physicians and don't have the same oversight [...] if you swallow snake venom, you'll be fine. But, if you get bit by a snake - your dead. And, the fact that naturopaths can't understand the difference between these two means that they are not qualified to put a band aid on someone, let alone treat people for disease. The Medical Examiner is calling Erick’s death an accident, although it is still being investigated. How many needless deaths will it take to stop naturopaths from being allowed to kill people? [...]";