Just one thing about the natural plants vs. drugs:
From what I read, the reason the natural version has no side effects and/or is more effective is because the plant contains not only the active ingredient, but also many other ingredients naturally found in the plant that cancel out the side effects of the active ingredient, so the natural version is a perfect blend of natural substaces designed by nature to work with the human body, the synthetic version is made by a company who's main goal is to make money, so they won't bother to synthetize all active ingredients to make an exact duplicate (which may be impossible or extremely expensive).
About convetional medicine, when it comes to disease is decades behind and put their profit above everything else which causes many of the problems I mentioned.
For physical injuries like if you're in an accident, then I'm obivously entirely for conventional treatments as they are the only option anyway, you obviously can't cure broken arms or punctured kidneys with echinacea.
The problems come when you use convetional medicine to "treat" diseases.
Yes, there are clinical trials, but remember the money that's at stake (every drug approved is an automatic billions in returned profits) and the fact that it is not the government (FDA, Health Canada, etc) that tests these drugs but the manufacturer's themselves! So obviously that's a big conflict of interest that causes many problems since it is the ones who will be profiting if it is approved that decide whether it will be approved or not! How can you trust them? There's no bigger conflict of interest than that!
For example, cholesterol drugs have been proven by independant studies to be worthless for heart disease/preventing heart attacks and they actually cause alzheimers and cancer, so the people who have been fooled into taking these are doing nothing but giving themselves cancer and alzheimers (and a few other mental and muscular diseases).
How did it get approved then? Well they knew that like 80% of americans have high cholesterol and that it would be [and is] by far the most sold drug ever made, and yet it's 100% useless and 100% dangerous. And since it's the drug company's own job to evaluate it, they fake the positive effects they aree looking for and hide the negative side effects, making the killer drug look like a life saving drug.
Aspartame is another good example, this was supposed to be a prescription drug to treat ulcers, but when the scientists found it tasted sweet they decided to use it as a sweetener for food. The studies clearly showed aspartame to be highly carcinogenic and toxic, and keep in mind it's not even being used as a drug to treat diseases, it's used as a sweetener, and even then they hid the deadly side effects because again there were billions in profits per year at stake, and they don't care they're killing people and making them sick just to make a sweetener with 0 calories, that has in fact been shown to cause more weight gain than sugar since it increases appetite.
So you see, those "scientific" studies are always modified to only look for positive effects and hide the deadly side effects.
You can call it a conspiracy if you want, but it's really just greed went out of control.
Also don't forget that by law, publicly traded companies like drug comapnies MUST put their profits before EVERYTHING else, each day they must make more money than the day before, and the only way that can happen is if people get sicker and sicker, which is exactly the case, nearly every disease is on the rise, because drug companies rely on the continuation of disease for profit.
Do you understand now why drug companies never have and never will find a cure for any disease? Finding a cure means patients will all go off their drugs, meaning the drug companies would loose billions per disease that would be cured, so why would they want any cures at all? They don't, because their main goal is to make money, and you make money by prolonging people's disease like they were doing to me instead of curing them.
Please, think about this properly for a while, why would drug companies want a cure for anything? The only thing they want is to prolong people's disease and make sure more and more people are diseased, thus ensuring their goal of making more money is being met.
Why do you think it's now 1 in 2 people that get cancer during their life at least here in America & Canada? Cancer rates are higher than ever and still going up, because that's how drug companies reach their goal of making more money. The more disease there is, the higher the profit.
I fully understand how this can be hard to beleive, but put yourself in my position, I had a suposedly "incurable" disease, I was told I needed surgery and to be on chemotherapy for the rest of my life (the doctors never even told me the drug they put me on was chemotherapy!).
After a few years I was just sick of poisoning myself daily with chemo and decided to do some research, to my surprise, I found there are natural products proven more effective than drugs in nearly all cases. I also saw that diet that "cures" crohn's as long as you follow the diet and have never felt better since being off chemo and following a healthy diet and taking natural supplements.
You need to understand drugs never address the cause of diseases, they just mask symptoms, they are "band aid" solutions with serious side effects. Taking a drug, when you understand how they work, is as silly as putting a black sticker over your check engine light in your car. Sure the symptom is gone, you no longer see the check engine light. Does that mean the engine was fixed by putting a sticker on the check engine light? Of course not, it's in fact getting worst and worst until it will eventually break because you didn't take care of it. And it's actually worst than that since sticking a sticker on the light will not cause other problems as taking a drug to "treat" a disease will do.
I don't know anyone who would do such a silly thing to their car, yet I know many people doing even worst to their own bodies because they and their doctors are misinformed.
Doctors are not taught anything other then how to prescribe drugs, so they are really just drug pushers, they know nothing about health, diet, vitamins, natural products, the cause of diseases or anything like that. All they know is how to sell drugs, so is it any wonder that conventional medicine is the #1 cause of death in the united states, killing from 2,000 to 40,000 people per DAY (not per year, per DAY)?
I can tell you right now that for diseases, I will never use conventional medicine again. Whether I get heart disease, cancer, arthiritis, diabetes (which is all very unlikely since I know the cause of these diseases and have eliminated them), but if ever I got any of those like cancer, I would absolutely not use convetional medicine at all, I wouldn't even consider it, I've done lots of research on this and the success rate with cancer using "alternative" medicine is around 90%, while with conventional treatments is 3%. Before saying this is ridiculous, do some research.
Last year I probably would have said "yea right, are you insane? there's no way weak treatments like that can cure a serious disease like cancer, you beleive anything you read".
Please, all of our lives depend on this, do some research on the true cause of cancer and what it is, when you understand what it is, whatn causes it, how it develops, etc, the cures make clear as day sense.
Remember that the human body is a self-repairing machine, the proof is if you cut yourself with a knife it will heal in a few days, the same is true with virtually every disease. But the reason things like crohn's and cancer don't cure by themselves is because the cause of the disease remain unaddressed. Imagine sticking a knife in your skin and leaving it there, obviosuly the cut will never heal, well when you get cancer, you need to "pull the knife out", because of you leave the cause of your cancer there, you can take all the drugs and chemo you want, it won't cure your cancer, and if it does, it will come back in no time because the "knife" is still there.
Also keep in mind that, at least in USA and Canada, nearly 95% of foods in the grovery store have at LEAST one cancer causing ingredient, so the first step to cure cancer is stop eating cancer causing foods (eat only organic raw fruits, vegetables and nuts during the time you have cancer), then you need to rid your body of the accumulated cancer causing chemicals that are in your blood. Things like chlorella are proven to purify the blood and body and remove these toxic chemicals, in fact, chlorella by itself has shown tremendous help in cancer patients, whether or not they are gullible enough to fall for chemotherapy.
In my case with crohn's, my "knife" was sugar, grains and dairy in the diet, so of course as long as I keep eating those foods the disease will never go away.
The problem is that convetional medicine never targets the cause of any disease, they only mask symptoms with drugs that cause more problems down the road, which explains why the success rate with naturopathic doctors is so much higher since they get at the cause of the disease.
I understand it can take time to adjust your beleifs if you're at all open to this, I had to adjust pretty fast, but I already had a lot of doubts on conventional medicine from the way I was treated and the things doctors told me, which often seemed to make no sense, such as telling me what I eat has nothing to do with my health (yes, doctors actually beleive that, amazing isn't it?).
I hope this makes sense to you and please inform yourself, I don't know how conventional medicine is in the UK, but here in Canada and the USA it's a total joke to those of us like me who know what they are really doing.
People here at least are starting to wake up, more so in the USA since they don't have health coverage which makes a good insentive to use alternative and more efficient medicine than drugs and surgery that more often than not do more harm than good since they never address the cause of the disease and more often than not cause another disease to develop.
The reason doctors are being fooled into using drugs and surgery is because that's all they are taught, so they are in turn unknowingly fooling their patients because they themselves have been fooled into using ineffective treatments that have only been chosen based on how much profit they return and not based on science, because if it were based on science they would be using diet, natural products etc since these are proven more effective in most cases. Of course some people still need drugs, but these are very rare cases, in 99% of cases you can avoid drugs but it will probably mean changing your diet. Some people aren't willing to cahnge their diet, even to cure serious disease, plus anyway they are fooled by the doctors into thinking diet has nothing to do with it, ensuring they keep eating what's making them sick, which in turn ensures the sale of expensive, dangerous and ineffective drugs as both the doctor and patient have been fooled to thinking that by the drug companies.
I hope this helps understand how this "conspiracy" (if you want to call it that) is working.