The assault on natural medicine - vitamin & mineral supplements and herbal preparations - has been gathering pace over recent years.
Here in the UK the introduction of herbal licensing laws has had a devastating impact on the herbal market. Many herbal preparations are no longer available, those that are have soared in price.
Proposals to limit vitamin and mineral supplements to RDA levels were successfully beaten off, for now at least.
Officially all done in the name of consumer safety.
Yet a study conducted by the Alliance For Natural Health has arrived at some startling conclusions.
You have more chance of dying by being hit by a bolt of lightning than due to an adverse reaction to herbal or vitamin supplements.
They also state that admission to a EU hospital poses double the risk of death than cancer or smoking.
And all this from official EU data!