Mother Teresa, A Simple Path: Mother Teresa

“There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love.”

George Carlin

““Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do “practice”?”.”


““Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.”

George Gordon Byron

““Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.” ”

Thomas Jefferson

““If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.””

Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

““After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.” ”

Fernando Lachica - The Game of Life

“"You love is the medicine for my injured soul."


"“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”

Erin Hunter, Rising Storm

““A medicine cat has no time for doubt. Put your energy into today and stop worrying about the past.” ”

Tamora Pierce, Tris's Book

““Frostpine made a face. Lifting the cup, he dumped its contents down his throat. “Auugghh!” he yelled, his voice stronger than it had been since his return from the harbor. "Are you trying to kill me, woman?"”

Anton Chekhov

"“Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get fed up with one, I spend the night with the other” "


““Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.” ”

Atul Gawande, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

““We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line.”

Brad Pitt

““Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have.”


““Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.” ”

Paul Farmer

““It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.” ”

Mario Puzo, The Godfather

““It was a lie but he believed in telling lies to people. Truth telling and medicine just didn't go together except in dire emergencies, if then.” ”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

““Doctors most commonly get mixed up between absence of evidence and evidence of abense””

Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

““The most exquisite pleasure in the practice of medicine comes from nudging a layman in the direction of terror, then bringing him back to safety again.””

Diana Gabaldon

““One dictum I had learned on the battlefields of France in a far distant war: You cannot save the world, but you might save the man in front of you, if you work fast enough.”.”


““The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it” ”

Kevin Alan Lee, The Split Mind: Schizophrenia from an Insider's Point of View

““In my opinion, our health care system has failed when a doctor fails to treat an illness that is treatable.””

Ben Goldacre, Bad Science

““You are a placebo responder. Your body plays tricks on your mind. You cannot be trusted.” .”

Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal

“To watch the dawn emerge from the night undoubtedly gives a heavenly feeling! The fresh sun rays entwine with the dark horizon and peep out of the creek with tranquil grin.”

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

“The varicolored cloud dust that the sun has stirred up in the sky was settling by slow degrees.”

Coloured Money - Mervyn Peake, Collected Poems

“I am too rich already, for my eyes mint gold."

Robert Kaplan

“In autumn velvety shawls of maroon and sienna drape hillsides that fold down upon willow-braided streams.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The town itself is disagreeable; but then, all around, you find an inexpressible beauty of nature.”

Nicholas Sparks

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that's what you've given me. That's what I'd hoped to give you forever”

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“Every great love starts with a great story...”

Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

“If loving someone is putting them in a straitjacket and kicking them down a flight of stairs, then yes, I have loved a few people.”

Jude Deveraux, A Knight in Shining Armor

“My soul will find yours.”

Friday, June 3, 2016

Global Vitamins and Herbal Dietary Supplements Market to be Driven by Growing Demand for Indigenous Medicine #MedicalHealthWorldwide

Global Vitamins and Herbal Dietary Supplements Market to be Driven by Growing Demand for Indigenous Medicine #MedicalHealthWorldwide

The top performing products in the U.S. dietary supplement market are exhibiting double-digit growth rate thanks to heightened consumer focus on health, improved industry regulation, and industry trends that are focused on globalization.

How safe are herbal dietary supplements?

The manufacture of herbal dietary supplements is regulated by the FDA in the United States, but is not subject to the same scientific scrutiny or regulations as food or drugs. For instance, herbal supplements manufacturers are required to follow good manufacturing practices in order to ensure that supplements are processed under uniform conditions and meet quality standards but they do not need approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before launching their products in the market.

Nevertheless, the FDA regulates both dietary ingredients and finished dietary supplements. The FDA oversees dietary supplements under a different set of mandates than those that cover conventional foods and drugs. These are regulated under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), which states that:

Dietary ingredients and dietary supplements that are adulterated or misbranded are prohibited to be marketed by product manufacturers and distributors.

FDA is responsible for taking action against any misbranded or adulterated dietary supplements after it is introduced in the market.

What are the core factors driving the growth of the vitamins and herbal dietary supplements market?

The demand for safe and naturally derived curative options persists among consumers. Consumers are more inclined towards the purchase of herbal products combined with government support for promoting the use of traditional medicine. For instance, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda, and several other indigenous medicines are increasing their impact. Furthermore, the rising healthcare cost is also favoring the growth of the vitamins and herbal dietary supplements market as consumers are seeking alternate options for medical conditions.

There are several reasons for taking vitamin supplements, such as over-the-counter multivitamins. As per the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), vitamin supplements are recommended to be taken for: Certain health conditions, Individuals who eat a, vegetarian or vegan diet, Pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Are herbs and botanicals regulated by legislations in the European Union?

Yes. Traditional herbal medicines for human use are as much regulated as pharmaceutical products. A simplified registration procedure for the pharmaceutical legislation of traditional herbal medicinal products was introduced in 2004 that overcame the difficulties encountered by the member states earlier. The objective of the simplified registration procedure is to safeguard public health and eliminate misinterpretations and uncertainties about traditional botanical products that existed among the member states and allow the free movement of these products by introducing harmonized rules in the region. This has reverberated in the form of increased sales of herbal supplements and botanicals and many new companies have entered the dietary supplements space.

The vitamins, minerals, and health supplements market is highly fragmented and has immense opportunities for mergers and acquisitions. In recent years, both pharmaceutical companies and makers of consumer packaged goods (CPG) are gearing up to expand their consumer health division, which suggests that acquisitions in this space will continue to happen.

Source: Amy James @ BaseArticles