Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Liver-Damage Causing Naturopathic Intervention - arstechinica.com

here, reported liver injury due to mega Epsom salt ingestion:

001. at arstechnica.com, Beth Mole reports in "Naturopath Teaches Real Doctors Something — A New Way to Cause Liver Damage" (2017-10-03):

"in a medical first, a 38-year-old man with gallstones developed severe liver damage and jaundice after following the delusional advice of a practitioner of naturopathy, a pseudoscientific system that eschews evidence-based medicine [...]";

hear, hear.

"writing in BMJ Case Reports [...] BMJ Case Reports, 2017. DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2017-221718 [ ...] doctors report that the naturopath told the man to take an excessive amount of Epsom salt for 'stone dissolution' [...] despite naturopathic claims of liver and gallbladder 'flushes' and 'cleanses,' there is no evidence that Epsom salt can dissolve and help remove gallstones [...";

'no evidence' is no problem within naturopathy.


"the naturopath advised the man to take 45g every day for 15 days in an unspecified amount of water. During the treatment, the man lost his appetite, his urine got darker, and he developed jaundice. Biopsies and scans revealed that his liver was enlarged and showed signs of tissue death and scarring. But tests for common liver diseases all came back negative.[...] this is the first time doctors have ever reported that it caused liver damage [...] the doctors told him to stop taking the salt and drink lots of water. After 38 days, tests showed that his liver function recovered [...] what is clear, however, is that following the advice of a naturopath can be harmful to your health [...]";

lucky man.
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