Nowadays, many people prefer to use organic foods, because they are afraid of chemicals, such as chemicals for killing the insects, fertilizers, etc., which may be harmful to our body, esp. when we get such chemicals in a certain amount in a short-term, or a very small amount in a long-term. We do have concerns.
However, when people are sick, most of them still prefer to use chemical medications. The reasons are complicated, but the main reason probably is the healthcare system has been controlled by pharmaceutical companies, which use a lot of money each year to protect their interests by lobbing the congress, supporting medical schools, their style scientific studies, etc. MDs actually intentionally or unintentionally become drug sale representatives, in some extent. Due to the health insurance system, patients have to go to MDs to get examinations, advises, prescriptions (using chemicals). Actually, Patients have no choice. And very high percentage of patients may not be aware that using chemical drugs could cause potential problems.
Another reason that patients prefer the use of chemical drugs is that they feel chemical drug-style medicine is scientific, best in testing, and based on their education. Also they may think they will get results faster.
An example is for fertility treatments. In conventional medicine, MDs prefer In vitro fertilization (IVF), by using different chemical drugs to help patient to get pregnant quickly (20-30% success rate). After such a process, I really don’t know if the quality of such a child is still the best.
We are often afraid of something may be wrong for maintaining our health– when we eat animal foods, which grow so fast under chemicals stimulation. However, when we think of having our babies, we also use such a chemical procedure. It seems have some potential worry in there.