To many Americans, the FDA is the “good guys” when it comes to regulating medicine and helping us figure out what is good to put into our bodies and what is not. However, over the years, the FDA has acted more and more of a business instead of a part of the government. The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration) is more often concerned with keeping their clients happy, the drug companies, instead of the health of Americans.
According to the JAMA ( Journal of American Medical Association), drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death. Being very committed to Natural Health, I do think there are times when drugs are needed. If someone has been in a bad car accident and needs immediate surgey, I do not think that a high dose of vitamin C is going to get the job done. However, all drugs do come with a side effect; it’s a matter of weighing the options when it comes to taking the drug.
With drug’s being such a large part of the death in America, there seems to be a bit of conern as to if the FDA is doing their job correctly. Of course, it is not hard to understand why their are drugs becoming “FDA Approved” almost daily when drug companies spent $17 million to federal election campaigns. Not to mention the 40 congressman that are lobbyist for the drug companies. With this little information, it’s not hard to see why so many drugs ( and so many side effects) are being released with that FDA stamp of approval.
But what about alternative medicine? Why will the FDA not regulate or consider regulating alternative medicine? This question is not really a difficult one to answer when one considers the consequences that would occur if the FDA ever regulated alternative medicine.
There are many Americans that believe FDA is the police when it comes to drugs and what can help someone with a certain disease. Whatever the FDA regulates must be safe: this is the attitude they adhere to. These people would’t dare touch anything that the FDA doesnt regulate; this includes alternative medicine. In my opinion, the FDA realizes that federal funding from the drug companeis ( Millions of dollarss) would be reduced and the alternative medicine industry would not pick up the slack. The FDA would never sacrafice funding from this outlet; even if this means they will not regulate alternative medicine.
If the FDA doesn’t regulate alternative medicine, this allows the government ( or anyone) to always claim that the qualitiy of alternative medicine can never fully be trusted. This is true to an extent. There are several companies that sell low-quality products to many people and basically take their money. I have written an article about this; you can check it out under the alternative medicine category. While this may be true, there are several “great” quality companies that offer excellent products. As long as the FDA doesnt regulate alternative medicine, no one can claim that alternative medicine is fully safe.
Drug companies don’t want people to ever fully heal. They see people as customers; the job of a business is to keep as many customers as possible. It’s safe to say that people are the drug companies clients. As long as we are sick, we are helping drug companies make money. This is the whole idea of business: to make money.
Alternative medicine on the other hand, seeks to heal the whole person. To make that person disease free and to allow a person to fully heal from a disease and live life with enjoyment naturally.
If the FDA ever regulated and approved of alternative medicine, most of America ( and the world) would seek alternative medicine before drugs, due to the side effects associated with drugs. Alternative medicine comes with little to no side effects and is therefore more safe than drugs. This would, again, cut down on funding from the drug companies to the FDA and would mean that the FDA would lose money; something they are not willing to do. Remember, everything is about the money.
The FDA will never regulate alternative medicine, unless one day it feels threatened by the great results that come with alternative medicine. Alternative medicine is a great way to heal your body naturally and without side effects. You hardly hear of someone dieing from an herb or natural remedey; and trust me, the government would expose that quickly.
The FDA doesn’t need to regulate alternative medicine; if it did, alterative medicine would suffer. Even an FDA head man, Dr. David Graham has admitted to the FDA and it’s dishonest. If they started regulating alternative medicine, this dishonesty would increase.
The FDA has a good idea and needs to be regulating drugs ( probably needs to improve it’s quality), however, it doesnt and can’t afford to regulate alternative medicine. Afterall, if everyone started to realize that acid reflux,arthritis, CFS, CANCER, diabetes, Obesity and all other diseases could be cured with alternative medicine, there wouldn’t be a need for drug companies. However, this day is far from becoming reality.