Don't get me started on how the testing done with drugs assures their safety, how many have died and have been damaged by drugs, all tested and deemed safe by the FDA.
Compare that to the safety of supplements, maybe 7 deaths in 3 years, maybe.
Here you show your bias and misconception.
I see no need to get you started on the safety of drugs. As anyone on medicine knows, every prescription comes with pages of small print describing the risks and side effects. Instead of complaining about people who have died from using drugs why not talk about the millions of lives saved or improved. The risk of taking the drugs is made absolutely clear. You can make an informed choice.
I just read the article on cherries and was struck by two things:
1)The article is surrounded by ads for supplements.
2) The article claims that cherries, blueberries, cabbage and other foods have healing powers
and if the public knew about these healing powers then the pharma industry would collapse. Everyone knows these foods are healthy and may prevent illness, but to suggest they should replace medicine as a cure for illness is bordering on witchcraft and the kind of thing the FDA is trying to control. Eating cherries may help prevent cancer, but they won't cure
cancer and that is the kind of misinformation the FDA needs to oversee. There is no lack of knowledge that cherries are healthy. But if I saw cherries in the supermarket labelled as ''cancer-curing'' I would definitely be outraged. Yet this article says that cherries can heal better than any other medicine. Dangerous stuff, indeed.
And anyway, why did you quote that article in support of supplements? The article clearly states that all the medicine anyone could possibly need can be found in natural foods. Seems to me that should lead you to conclude you don't need manufactured supplements, just more cabbage.
That article over and over again interchanges ''healthful'
' properties with ''healing''
properties, attempting to lull the reader into the false impression that these are the same thing.
And then you compare the ''safety'' of supplements, as if you are comparing two types of medicine. Maybe supplements are safe simply because they do nothing.
Besides, my reading showed that supplement makers have not been required to report on the possible damage their products may have done. They were able to throw all correspondence in the garbage.