Not at all. Please do share your experiences: that’s what Ben’s Friends is all about. But please do so without creating the appearance of promotion or advertising, and without making others feel like the choices they have made are the wrong ones.
Did you notice the alteration I made to your post? We are happy to have you share whatever has worked for you, but when what you say starts looking like the work of a salesperson, we cast a second glance.
Our mission is primarily social and emotional support, but of course that cannot be separated from the medical treatments we receive. Our communities are very good sources of information for treatments of all kinds, and people are free to share and discuss anything that is not illegal or dangerous. Our founder, board and administrators have chosen evidence-based conventional medicine as our focus just as other sites have theirs.
So I guess I cannot discuss my 25 yrs of taking grape seed extract and all the great benefits I’ve gotten…Right???
We’re very happy to have people share information about alternative medicine and other treatment modalities, but we group those together in our “Complementary Therapies” section. OTC medications, herbals and homeopathic remedies all fit into that category. And whenever possible (which means whenever we see them) those recommendations get a caveat about telling your doctors (and, if you can, your pharmacist) that you are taking them. But feel free to discuss your lengthy experience with grape seed extract.
Excuse me, I’ll back off…Just giving info on pain therapies other than the hard drugs so many use.
I’m sorry you misunderstood the intent of my previous post, and that you felt the need to convey your questions and comments to me in aggressive language. Again: we value your sharing your experience without creating the appearance of promoting a particular product, and without making others feel that they are being criticized for the choices that they have made for themselves.
Thank you for asking for a clarification, Jaminhealth. For every person who asks, there are usually several who don’t bother, and I’m sure they appreciated your inquiry as well.
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