Why is it that drugs are always prescribed by doctors? Isn't it ever possible that there are natural choices that could be tried first?
Let me tell you how that conversation often goes....
Dr: Well Mrs Jones, I'm going to give you drug x for your high blood pressure and drug y for your diabetes...here's your prescriptions.
Mrs. Jones: Do I have to take all these medications? I really don't understand...they are expensive and bothersome...isn't there anything else I could do?
Dr: Well, I suppose that you could lose, say, 100 or more pounds lbs to get down to ideal body weight, watch your diet to lower our cholesterol and start an exercise program...Quitting smoking would be advisable too. I have literature and a plan for you if you want it. Losing weight and exercising will help with your diabetes AND high blood pressure...
Mrs. Jones: Ummmm.....Now, where were those prescriptions again?
I did an internal medicine internship, and quickly realized that MOST people would rather take medicine than adjust their lifestyle. It's easier to take a pill than to diet etc. The number of patients that want 'other' choices is limited IMO.
Big Pharma got rid of that option eons ago.
Back then the natural options were outpulling the chemicals.
During the last major flu pandemic of the early 1900's the doctors using natural options so far out pulled the others that Pharma had to do something.