Drugs can be lifesaving and there is probably no country in the world as America that offers drugs for every solution that plagues mankind. But, for every condition that plagues mankind, do we really need a drug? Medicine and physicians can accomplish some amazing miracles in people that need medical attention. America has the best hospitals, physicians and drug therapy than any other country in the world. The problem is that everything that is considered a disease in mankind is not a disease and should not and does not require drug therapy to correct the condition when you consider the fact that 80-95% of the world population is treated with natural alternatives and plant medicines. Money and profit drive health care in America, not the most effective and best solution to maintain good health of America. Doctors are treating conditions with drugs that would be better treated with diet, proper nutrition, natural supplements and, in some cases, with plant medicines. Gerd should not be treated with drugs. D-limonene and sea buckthorn oil can more effectively treat gerd than drugs as they are more harmful than the condition gerd. Over-acidity should not be treated with Zantac or Tagamet as the side effects of these drugs cause more harm than good. Most ulcers can be more effectively treated with a natural extract of DGL (licorice). High cholesterol should never be treated with drugs. Amla, Indian gooseberry, has shown in a number of clinical studies to manage cholesterol more effectively than statin drugs. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can be far more effectively treated with natural plant extracts such as curcumin and boswellia. The drugs that are used to treat osteoporosis cause more damage than the disease they are trying to treat. A proper balance of calcium, magnesium, vitamin K1, vitamin K2, boron, vitamin D, manganese, copper, and zinc along with a supplement of strontium is more effective than the drugs used to treat bone health. Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and COPD are conditions better treated with boswellia, the sap or resin from a tree in India. Boswellia can also treat psoriasis effectively. What it comes down to is that our modern day health concerns are more treatable effectively with natural plants, vitamins and minerals and a proper, healthy diet. Doctors are treating health conditions with drugs which are the result of a poor diet deficient in vitamins and minerals. Before adding supplements to your treatment program, consult your physician.