Australian Complementary Medicines Industry Speaks Out – SEVEN TV TDT

“The complementary medicine industry is fighting back to various claims that many supplements don’t live up to their advertised slogans.”

In response to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQCBw2TP1Zs

We now have: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCintVWBKdM

“According to Dr Deon Schoombie of the Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) it is a well-known fact that people who use complementary medicines are associated with better health outcomes.”

Causation or association with those people that have less risk factors: primarily affluent, educated women (the largest users of complementary medicines)?

In response to Norman Swan’s Health report casting doubt on the health benefits of Omega-3 supplements, Swisse CEO Radek Sali said, “Doesn’t impact our business cause the wealth of evidence that is out there is 95% overwhelming supportive of the use omega-3’s. Now that study doesn’t use enough omega-3 per day to get any health outcome”.

The Health Report transcript can be found at:

http://tinyurl.com/ph5azvm

See also: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22696350

And: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1357266

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About Dr Ken Harvey

Public Health Physician, Medical activitist
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