An naturopath who only uses turmeric orally was quoted in a San Diego ABC news report, "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.” Unlike most naturopathic treatments, IV turmeric hasn't been well studied.
According to NBC San Diego, the medical examiner said she died of a heart attack and ruled the death an accident. In fact, the story was headlined "Tumeric Solution Through IV To Blame, in Part, For Women's Death: ME." In part?
The naturopath has yet to be named in any news story. How is this not manslaughter or criminal negligence? If an MD had given say, oregano intravenously, would it still have been an accident? Would the doctor's name still be unknown? I think it would be on Yahoo's front page.
A New Jersey "leech therapist" who is not even a naturopath treats unspecified ailments by applying leeches for 30-60 minutes.
According to a story on a local news website, "The therapy works by having a leech secrete its naturally produced saliva that contains hundreds of chemicals to cleanse the body."
The article says the leech wrangler "doesn't believe leeches can cure everything but stresses the importance of natural solutions instead of artificial medications made in factories."
At least he tells people he's not a doctor.
File this next one under "Real doctors behaving badly." A Louisiana plastic surgeon took nude photos and videos of female patients while they were anesthetized. The nurses, who should have been advocating for their patients, reportedly "danced and made obscene gestures next to them."
The doctor then texted the images to his girlfriend. Somehow he was acquitted by a jury of four criminal charges of video voyeurism. The prosecution could not prove "criminal intent." Defense counsel said the photos were just "a lapse of judgment" on the part of the doctor. He still has to face at least one civil suit over the incidents.
It gets worse. The photos were found by the police when they executed a search warrant in a case involving the doctor's estranged wife who accused him of repeatedly raping her and taking secret photos.
The doctor is suing a former friend and business associate who police say had crashed the doctor's Lamborghini at 118 mph resulting in the death of a female passenger. The suit involves the friend's alleged embezzlement of $4 million. The friend claims he was trying to help the doctor sequester money because of his impending divorce.