Obamacare... Comments? Concerns?

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KrazyNick
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Postby KrazyNick » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:29 am

DoingHomework wrote:If I got sick I would not take supplements any more than I would take prescription meds. I eat right, exercise, don't smoke, and generally try to stay healthy. But when something goes wrong I will rely on science rather than a store clerk to try to fix me.

I tend to think natural cures ARE effective in many cases, don't get me wrong. But you don't need to buy supplements. People need to eat right and exercise. Those things are free.

And the list of deadly supplements is long - fen-fen, ephedra, BD, steroids, etc. Plus, since they are unregulated the quality control varies from excellent to extremely poor. I want nothing to do with them.


Oh I guess I should of noted I run a bunch of natural health stores. We don't sell any of that crap. We only do natural herbs, and things like that.
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Postby Sevenfeet » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:30 am

KrazyNick wrote:Oh I guess I should of noted I run a bunch of natural health stores. We don't sell any of that crap. We only do natural herbs, and things like that.


Not knocking your specific enterprise. But I think Congress did a gross disservice when they effectively deregulated the supplement industry. Right now it's the wild west out there...there's virtually nothing keeping someone from selling genuine snake oil as long as the industry standard disclaimer is applied, often spoken in a highly accelerated clip in a radio ad. It's all but impossible to know what is actually good for you and has real science to back it up, versus the aforementioned snake oil.
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Postby KrazyNick » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:19 am

Sevenfeet wrote:Not knocking your specific enterprise. But I think Congress did a gross disservice when they effectively deregulated the supplement industry. Right now it's the wild west out there...there's virtually nothing keeping someone from selling genuine snake oil as long as the industry standard disclaimer is applied, often spoken in a highly accelerated clip in a radio ad. It's all but impossible to know what is actually good for you and has real science to back it up, versus the aforementioned snake oil.


I understand what you mean, and their are a lot of stores out there that do try and nickel and dime customers which gives the industry a bad rap, that's why my stores are all driven by knowledgeable individuals, We only carry the highest quality products, most who have a lot of research and studies to back them up. But to each their own, a lot of people are getting sick and tired of doctors and getting prescribed a medication and having side effects and then have to go back to get a different medication just to help those side effects, so our business has been booming. People are getting more informed, more main stream companies are starting to cut out the crap in products and start going more and more natural. People want products that are filled with crap. We are probably going to be opening 4 more stores in the next 3 years, but I know everyone has their own opinion and really a lot of people think it's all a big scam until one day they are in pain or have some sickness and try something and get better, then they are believers :)
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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:41 pm

I've been sick and tired of doctors for years Nick. So what products do you sell? Do you sell them via internet/mail? Or just in store?

The problem with medicines is if it's prescription the doctor will make you come in every time you need a refill and they will force frequent refills to get you in. That means time off work (which comes out of your little PTO even if you worked 65 hours that week) and paying them for the visit on top of the medicine just to get your medication. They milk the living hell out of that. Then if you go to over the counter to get away from the doctor, people are figuring out how to make dope out of it so the govenrment cracks down (bad pun) and you can't get the stuff anymore.

It's to the point of why bother. Our system is so totally f'd up in every way it's just pathetic.Your health is like on the bottom of the priority list in health care.

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Postby DoingHomework » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:57 pm

MemberSince99 wrote:Our system is so totally f'd up in every way it's just pathetic.


At last, something we can all agree on!



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