The FDA recently has demanded that Proctor & Gamble stop selling its Vick's Nyquil products which contain vitamin C because it violates the mixing of supplements with drugs. Now to some this may seem trivial, but in reality it is a blow against the supplement market in general, and against the rights of an individual to pursue a course of treatment they feel comfortable with for their own health.
Contrary to the FDA and AMA position regarding the use of natural supplements, I have found that these supplements have done more to enhance my own health and reduce my need to visit professional health care practitioners significantly. Recently, while battling a kidney stone, I used chamomile tea for pain and apple cider vinegar to reduce the stone(s) for passing. The only other treatment was using a heating pad on the area in pain, and that also proved to be most effective, and I did not have to ingest any pain medications at all.
My Grandfather who was a physician for over 50 years, and a man that I respected more than anyone, insisted that drugs treat symptoms and do not cure diseases. I see advertisements on television for drugs that relieve symptoms of allergies, arthritis pain, Asthma, erectile dysfunction, cholesterol, and the list goes on. No cures offered, only relief of the symptoms. But at what price?
If drugs don't cure, then why are we being "forced" to take them? If natural supplements work within the body to build and reinforce the immune system, then why are they ostracized? Plain and simple, it is all about profits. The AMA has done nothing short of extorting from the drug manufacturers, to lobby the government to keep out any real cures from reaching the public.
Americans must be informed, they must be made aware of treatments and cures that do work, even though they have not been sanctioned by the AMA or the FDA. The FDA needs to be held accountable to the people, and not to the AMA and the pharmaceutical companies that profit from this collusion.
Let your Congressional representatives know how you feel and demand they take action on your behalf. After all,they do work for us, and not the lobbyists from corporations.