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Old 02-15-2011, 06:16   #11
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I don't know if my experience really means much since I've only been dealing with it for a few months but I know a lot of doctors say that there is no evidence that vitamins and supplements work but I am one of the believers of the pharmaceutical company conspiracy. The fact is that just because no one has done any significant studies to prove they work doesn't mean they don't. Not to mention, a lot of studies, particularly those mentioned in LifeExtension magazine seem to support the fact that they do work. One other thing, I have a feeling that if the makers of vitamins and supplements roamed doctor's offices everyday in silky black suits selling their products to doctors and buying coffee for all the nurses and receptionists, many more doctors would be recommending the use of vitamins and supplements. The fact is no company is going to do any significant amount of research to prove a product is effective if that product is already available on the market and cannot be patented.

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For what it is worth I agree with you. I have a sister who works as a receptionist in a small size clinic in our town. There are maybe 6 - 8 doctors who work there plus the supporting staff of nurses, lab techs, x-ray techs, and receptionists. She said that most days she doesn't have to even bring a lunch to work as the drug reps are frequently bringing in things like lasagna, pizza, ready made sandwiches etc.

However that being said, in our county there has been a major outcry about the drug reps providing lunches, gifts, golf trips and so on. Now there is a new law that prevents them from ''buying the doctors favors''.........so it remains to be seen how much influence this new law will have. At the least it might mean the people in that office will hopefully bring lunches from home that are more healthy than pizza every day.

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[...] a lot of doctors say that there is no evidence that vitamins and supplements work [...]. The fact is that just because no one has done any significant studies to prove they work doesn't mean they don't. Not to mention, a lot of studies, particularly those mentioned in LifeExtension magazine seem to support the fact that they do work.
I have macular degeneration, and I can tell you there was a major study showing that a particular formula (AREDS) of vitamins, minerals, slowed the advancement of dry macular in close to 50% of sufferers.

Now - if they work for particular conditions/diseases, why wouldn't they work for overall health?

I agree with you!

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My better half has participated in this study for more than 20 years, and it's still going strong. Perhaps once they publish the results, others will pick up the banner & realize the importance of supplements. You can see from my signature how much help I get from them.




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I had several doctors ask me about my diet last year. They all said that I needed to have some fruit in my diet. I just said OK and started looking for the best thing for me. I decided to keep low acid no pulp orange juice and natural applesauce. I eat one serving of each everyday. I also have bought some supplements called "Orchard Fruits". I take 2 capsules everyday, each capsule is equal to one serving of fruit.

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I've had some Acai juice! and berries too sometime back..They give certain clawing feeling at the back of the tounge for me, but definitely not bitter. I was told about the antioxidant properties but I am more interested as to whether it lowers my BG or not..it didnt so I lost interest..I prefer apples as they are low in cals.

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Well ... turns out this person SELLS Acai, in a well-known pyramid scheme! She tried to recruit my husband, this week -- he is clearly NOT interested ... UGH!

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LOL..there goes a nice business opportunity I guess..

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Disgusting.

I have seen these people trying to peddle this stuff on Autism forums and such and am completely turned off!

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Its so true..these days one have to be careful..one may think that they are helping a cause but it definitely not so..How does it help autistic people??!! I guess anything is a FAD now a days!..

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