Drug and Insurance Industries in Trouble?
There has been a rush lately of government-funded studies trashing vitamins and supplements. Why? Well, as more and more Americans lose their health insurance or are forced to drop it due to the skyrocketing costs, more and more of us turn to 'alternative' health methods and means. Like vitamins and supplements, like alternative medicine, holistic living, etc. It's costing the drug business and the insurance business billions.
So, as a service to our readers, I'm writing this post to tell you that there are information sources out there that are good places to find out whether or not these studies the feds are funding are worth paying attention to or not. As it turns out, most are actually constructed to provide negative data on the supplement studied - such as doses way to small to have any measurable effect.
I like the Life Extension Foundation as one of my primary sources of health information. Not only do they profile their board (doctors, biologists, bio-chemists, etc.) in every issue of their monthly magazine, but the information they provide is detailed and quite specific. If they have an issue with the results of a study, they tell you why. If they like the results, they tell you why. Check it out. Don't let your health decisions be led by Bush's efforts to use our government to help his funding sources make even more money - at the expense of your health.