Harrison Broer MBA's blog

Natural Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine

The FDA defines a drug as anything that “diagnoses, cures, mitigates, treats, or prevents a disease.” However, there are numerous natural substances and compounds scientific studies have argued to be an effective and safer alternative to drugs, but the FDA has not taken the time to look at them. A few examples being Black Seed Oil and Turmeric.

Turmeric: Why isn’t it FDA Approved?

Why hasn’t the FDA approved Turmeric? Along with other ancient herbs and natural remedies, Turmeric is perhaps one of the most studied compounds, but for some reason, the FDA has yet to approve its use for even the simplest of situations. During the last several years, scientists have conducted thousands of studies examining Turmeric and its main active ingredient, curcumin [1].

How Healthy is the Oil You’re Using? Have you Considered Coconut Oil?

From partially hydrogenated to 100% vegetable oil, generic vegetable oil is perhaps the most common oil used in American kitchens, and there are three general reasons why these oils are highly toxic. First, when these oils are heated, especially at high heats, these oils oxidize and release toxins, such as cyclic aldehydes, which have been linked to health issues such as various neurodegenerative diseases and certain types of cancer [1].

The Recent Vaccine Push is Real

Unsurprisingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) has listed “vaccine hesitancy” as a global health threat [1]. This comes amid numerous other concerns including air pollution, climate change, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, vulnerable regions, antimicrobial resistance, Ebola with other diseases, and weak primary health care [2].

How Safe Do You Think Conventional Medicine Is?

            The medical industry is an overwhelming monopoly controlled by a few companies. In 2016, “The 15 largest pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. account for ~90% of the industry’s total market share, and ~100% of the industry’s profit” with the top-two companies being Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer [1].

However, it is rarely publicized when a company has to pay a settlement.