Re: Alternative medicine

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 2 Jan 1997 23:42:32 -0800 (PST)

> > Again, these are generalizations, but every time I go into a health food
> > store and read glowing endorsements on a label, ...
> I take 21 different supplements, made by 8 different companies.
> There are *no* glowing endorsements on *any* of the labels. There are
> no endorsements of any kind, glowing or not.
> ...
> I don't think the statement quoted above is a generalization. I think it's
> something else.

No need to censor yourself for my benefit :)

Yours is the first message on this thread to offer meaningful
evidence against my assertion, so I am obliged to accept the
challenge. Tomorrow, I will go to one or two supplement stores
(I go to vegetarian stores with supplement aisles often) and
check out a random sampling of labels, and give a report.

Your quote above is quite content-free and morally neutral,
because it does not imply any benefit or study. If all labels
were like that, I would have no problem with the industry.