Alternative medicine

Alternative Medicine Claims Another Victim – This Time Lori McClintock, Wife of U.S. Representative Tom McClintock

Lori McClintock, wife of California Congressman Tom McClintock, believed in herbal remedies and died of dehydration caused by gastroenteritis and whose inflammation was caused by “the adverse effects of ingesting white mulberry leaves,” according to the Sacramento County coroner’s report.

Such deaths are considered accidental, but if you weren’t drinking and driving the winding roads of the Pacific Coast Highway, you shouldn’t believe folk medicine, traditional medicine, alternative medicine, complementary medicine , integrative medicine or any other naturopath and supplement quacks call their dangerous money-making schemes these days.

And definitely don’t believe the “weight loss” stuff on the internet. As the McClintock family learned, the effects can be disastrous.

An example of marketing enabled by the efforts of the same political party that pushed unlimited student debt back on a generation in the 1980s and the end of nuclear power on us in the 1990s. This is not the product behind his death, as far as we know. But I bet Re

To be fair, supplements aren’t always dangerous. Often, it’s just overpriced placebos that the Clinton administration exempted from real FDA oversight in 1994. The president who made purveyor of nonsense Mark Hyman famous has done a world of good to those who believe that science is one big corporate conspiracy – because that thinking was dominated by his political party.(1)

Condolences to Rep. McClintock. As someone who recently lost my wife (melanoma), I can feel her pain. Please if you have any disease go to a qualified health professional instead of anyone whose title ends in “path” or who advertises diets on a website, and if you want to lose weight weight, eat less and exercise more. In 100% of clinical trials it works, whereas if supplements could survive double-blind clinical trials they would be called “drugs”.

REMARK:

(1) And for the most part, it still is. However, COVID-19 has flipped the script on portraying the anti-science crank. The anti-vaccine had been overwhelmingly on the left until 2021 and now they pretend to be the Party of Science because Republicans further deny the COVID-19 vaccine – while Democrats still deny most other areas of science, from biology to zoology. And Rep. McClintock is a Republican, and even rarer in California a conservative, which will prove the 2022 belief that Republicans oppose science, but women are also far more likely to embrace “natural” marketing. ” and supplements.