Just because a treatment is said to be natural, doesn’t mean it should be completely trusted
A majority of us believe that when a treatment is labeled “natural,” it is completely safe for use. However, this is not entirely true and this misconception has led to the death of a woman.
After taking a turmeric infusion, Jade Erick had a reaction that cost her everything
30-year-old Jade Erick, the woman who lost her life, was suffering from painful and itchy eczema. Jade, who was described by her friends as beautiful and free-spirited, took a strong interest in holistic health. This led to her seeing a professional who practiced holistic health in Encinitas, California, hoping that the practitioner will help treat her eczema flare-ups naturally.
The practitioner (name withheld) gave her a prescription for intravenous (IV) turmeric. When Jade took the solution, she had a negative reaction, which could have been the result of some allergies triggered by it. The resulting heart attack is what led to her death.
Turmeric is safe when used in recipes and food as a spice and is safe to take as a supplement under the supervision of a healthcare provider that is certified
A naturopathic doctor who operates in California and prescribes turmeric supplements to his patients, Mark Stengler, says that, when taken orally, turmeric causes no harm both as a supplement and as a food. While most people can use turmeric safely as a natural treatment, one should always consult their doctor before supplementing with it to avoid any unforeseen adverse reactions.
Turmeric can lead to the following side effects:
- Gastric Upset: Although turmeric is usually a great digestive aid, large doses can lead to stomach issues like diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, stomach pain and gas.
- Stomach Ulcers: Stomach ulcers can develop when turmeric is used in the long-term.
- Gallbladder problems: Turmeric can actually worsen your current gallbladder problems, even though some people claim that it can help with them.
- Blood Clotting: Turmeric can be dangerous for people taking blood thinners since turmeric is known to slow the blood clotting process.
- Pregnancy: Turmeric supplements can cause a women to go through menstruation, which is why they should be avoided by pregnant women.
- Allergic reactions: People who are allergic to yellow food coloring or ginger usually also have allergic reactions to turmeric. When these people with strong allergies consume turmeric, it can lead to anaphylaxis or hives (contact dermatitis).
Stengler warns that the effects of turmeric haven’t been fully researched yet, but he also says that it is “a natural, safe way to help people with pain and inflammation.” He continues, ”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.”
Turmeric Extract Powder is a safe way to get all the benefits that turmeric provides. You can also use the derivative of turmeric called curcumin. It has antioxidant properties that improve general health since it is a natural antioxidant.