Fab article Bob, thank you for typing it in, that was really taking one for the team!
we are a nation of food idiots
I think in fact we are also a nation of "all's fair in commercial and market interests.....for the greater good.....so everyone can have research dollars to bring us more of these wonder drugs"
What I find interesting and shocking is that a physician can sit there straight faced and tell you that you have SPMS and that (this or that) approach does not work for SPMS, has (X,y,and z ) side effect, but we should "try" it on the off chance it works for you.
This same doctor will shoot you down immediately if you offer something like antibiotics or Prokarin as a possibility. No, the unproven approach he is offering is sensible, the one you offer is stupid, even though it has far less side effects.
The reason they feel this way is that the sheer volume of stuff wirtten about the "approved approach" including the papers spun up for the marketing department and annual financial report departments of the pharmaceutical company makes it sound great. It's amazing what a billion dollar advertising budget can do for perception..........
Good light on this subject