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KHN senior correspondent Samantha Younger gave the impression on CBS Information to talk about her exclusive coverage of the death of Lori McClintock, the spouse of Northern California congressman Tom McClintock.

When Lori McClintock died in December 2021, what brought about her dying wasn’t transparent. The authentic dying certificates, dated Dec. 20, 2021, indexed the reason of dying as “pending.”

Months later, the Sacramento County coroner’s place of job made up our minds that she died from dehydration because of gastroenteritis — an irritation of the tummy and intestines — that used to be brought about through “adversarial results of white mulberry leaf ingestion,” in step with a document from the coroner.

White mulberry leaf, a plant this is typically regarded as secure, is used as an natural treatment for a selection of diseases, together with diabetes, weight problems, and prime ldl cholesterol. It’s unclear from the Sacramento County coroner’s post-mortem document whether or not Lori McClintock took a nutritional complement containing white mulberry leaf, ate contemporary or dried leaves, or drank them in a tea, however a “in part intact” white mulberry leaf used to be present in her abdomen, in step with the document.

Her dying underscores the possible dangers of nutritional dietary supplements and natural therapies.

To be told how Younger were given the tale, take a look at her Twitter thread, or watch her on TikTok.

Lydia Zuraw: [email protected], @lydiazuraw