Every once in a while something shows up in the medical “literature” that sort of stops you in your tracks. As many of you know, dietary supplements or “vitamins” have been one of the more maligned choices made by consumers as seen through the lens of the institutional medical experts. But Big Pharma has seen the light!
Now, we have what amounts to a new declaration of need that these interventions are absolutely desirable and necessary. Here is this sudden change of heart on the part of an area of mainstream medicine recently published in Internal Medicine News. The noteworthy part of this initiative is that it has been supported by the new “Campaign for Essential Nutrients” which itself is a coalition of Bayer, Pfizer, Pharmavite, and DSM Nutritional Products — all either Big-Box Pharma or subsidiaries thereof. It was almost shocking to see the recognition of the sudden need for dietary supplements.
What we have here is the early recognition that the “one-size-fits-all” world is not a real one. There is indeed a need to customize the health care and therefore the nutritional package with which each patient will need to be treated. It is a little labor intensive — one of the reasons this concept is not really embraced by those who would deliver your healthcare in neat little packages of “generic in this and denial that”.