"Otherwise, I don't need the stress, nor the debating experience. If non-family members still persist, cut them out of your life. You don't need that kind of negativity."
People should be allowed to think for themselves and treat themselves how they see fit. I come from Western med. training and have come here to solve my own health problems. I have had horrible experiences from MDs and DOs that have made my conditions worse and my pocket lighter.
People are generally scared of things they don't understand and run like lemmings to the status quo. I believe ANYTHING you can throw at a problem is good and whatever works--works. Sometimes Science can't explain everything.
I also have had Pharm reps try to woo me into promoting their products and won't bite that hook. No wonder I am shunned in my own career. Sad when someone individuates and no one else gets it.