I am copying this from another post, and starting a new thread because I want to know how many of you beleive this and if anyone knows anything we can do about it. There must be some lawyers out there with this DD who know how to go about changing things. here is the problem as i stated it on another thread: Everything the FDA, the medical community, and the gov't tells us about diet, nutrition, and supplements is for the most part WRONG. I realize how difficult it is for someone to go against all that and do all the research and find the answers, and distinguish the beneficial treatments from the "snake-oil". It is NOT the fault of the victim. It is the fault of the way this gov't has turned illness into a business. It is capitalism at its worst. You really cant blame the doctors. The doctors only know what they are "taught" in medical school (its really brainwashed, not "taught".) The drug companies run everything. They give donations to the medical schools. Their motive is to make money, not get people to get better. There are a lot of alternative therapies that WORK for a lot of people in small studies at universities. But if they are not a drug, they will never be an FDA approved treatment because only the big drug companies can afford to do the type of research study required for a treatment to be FDA approved. Some universities have done fabulous studies on alternatives, and these are what I base my knowledge on. I beleive that these alternatives work for SOME people. They are not a cure. But neither is chemotherapy a cure for cancer. Chemotherapy is not a cure. It is a treatment that helps SOME people. It is FDA approved, while some alternatives that may work for a higher percentage of people (maybe 40 instead of 25) are not approved. Why? because the alternatives cannot be patented and cannot make money for the drug companies. I also realize that many people cannot afford the alternatives. That may be me someday. I am in the place vicki talked about, desperately holding onto my job because i know if I have to go on disability, I will not be able to afford my alternative treatments, and I will only get worse. And I know that day may come, depsite all the vitamins I take, and despite the diet and exercise. Because i am not cured, I still get flares, and sometimes they are really bad. Our only hope is that the insurance companies get bigger than the drug companies and realize that THEY will make more money if people are NOT sick. Then maybe they will have more power over the FDA to change things. Then, when alternative treatments are approved by the FDA, maybe everyone will be able to afford them because they will be FDA approved. I will add that i wish i knew about all this when my dad was dying of cancer. Did you ever notice that when celebrity gets cancer, they seldom go through the standard treatments. they usually do alternatives. Most people cannot afford alternatives. So the rich and famous get way better health care than the average person. Worse than that, the middle class, like my dad, dont get the proper information. he had enough money that if he had all the choices he could have afforded to do alternatives. I cannot beleive that our whole economy would crash if everyone were healthy. Yes, maybe the drug companies would suffer a little bit. maybe the grain farmers would suffer a little bit too. But wouldnt the new businesses and more energy from healthy people in the work force make up for it? I found a website called citizens dot org that is an activist group for complimentary & alternative care, dietary supplements, food & water safety. But it seems they just want money, and are not real clear on what they are doing. I really want to be an activist and fight this, but i dont know how. Does anyone know anything I can do?