The demand for human organs for transplants continues to grow, along with the number of people on the waiting list for donor organs. As a result, the need for alternative ways to make money is emerging. One way that people are trying to make money is by selling their feet as a social gesture of appreciation towards their families, friends and society at large for doing such an amazing thing for someone else.
The Rising Demand For Human Organs For Transplants
In the U.S., the need for organ transplants continues to rise. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), over 81,000 people are currently on the waiting list for an organ transplant, and there are currently over 170,000 people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
It is estimated that there will be over 22,000 kidney transplants this year alone in the U.S., and it is likely that the number of people seeking liver transplants will also rise in the near future.
In 2017, there were over 127,000 people in the U.S. who were diagnosed with CKD. According to Kidney Health Australia, there are currently over 400,000 people in Australia who are either pre-diabetic or have been diagnosed with CKD. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing kidney disease, and it is considered to be one of the major complications of diabetes.
It is predicted that over the next two decades the number of people with CKD will triple, and it will become the fifth leading cause of death worldwide. The only treatment available for people with CKD is dialysis, which involves surgically replacing the kidney’s function by filtering waste from the blood. However, this treatment is both invasive and uncomfortable, and many patients need to have this procedure twice a week to be able to live functional lives. As a result, there is a huge demand for an alternative way to treat CKD.
The Growing Social Embrace For Alternative Therapies
In addition to the growing demand for organ transplants, there is a growing trend of people trying alternative therapies to treat various conditions. For example, people are trying flower essences, herbal mixtures and even vitamins to treat their depression; many are trying CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) to treat their arthritis; and some are even trying to diagnose disease using nutrition deficiencies instead of using conventional medicine.
In the U.S., around 16% of adults have used dietary supplements to try to improve their health, and that number is much higher in Australia (38% of adults). In 2017, there were over 2.7 million American adults and teenagers who used supplements to try to improve their health. However, as a result of the lack of robust long-term safety data, many people remain hesitant to try alternative therapies, especially herbal and vitamin supplements.
Some doctors recommend that people with diabetes try herbals, especially as there is some evidence to suggest that they may improve kidney function in people with diabetes. However, the safety and efficacy of herbal products for treating diabetes and its complications is still a matter of research. This is why doctors usually recommend a diet rich in fruits and vegetables to their patients as a way to prevent diabetes and its complications. Furthermore, they usually advise their patients to get active and to try to keep their weight under control as this will also help to prevent diabetes and its complications.
The Growing Trend Of People Sourcing Their Medicines From Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Many people are also choosing to source their medicines from traditional Chinese medicine. As many as 85% of Americans reported using some form of complementary and alternative medicine, with 80% preferring to source their medicines from TCM. In fact, TCM is so popular among Americans that it is the third most popular form of treatment after allopathic medicine and herbal medicine. In 2017, there were over 24 million TCM patient visits in the U.S.
In Australia, CAM is also becoming an important part of mainstream medicine with one in five Australian adults now opting for a natural health product instead of a prescription drug to treat their chronic or acute health problems. This is because many people are choosing to avoid medicines that have been associated with serious side effects. For example, in Australia, there were over 1.7 million patient visits to naturopaths last year, and this number is expected to rise to over 2.2 million patient visits by 2021.
Given the growing trend of people wanting to try alternative therapies, many entrepreneurs have begun to see a market for selling herbal and vitamin supplements online. However, to ensure that they can receive the tax benefits associated with a retail business, they must comply with the rules and regulations set forth by the federal government. The good news is that it is very easy for an ethical retailer to set up an online store and to begin selling these products (with the proper licenses and documentation). The following are some of the ways that you can make money selling herbal and vitamin supplements online:
Sales Of Herbal And Vitamin Supplements
To begin with, you can sell any dietary supplement you have in your possession, whether it is an herbal product, vitamin product or a combination thereof. The only requirement is that it must be taken as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. For example, you can sell probiotics, fish oil, vitamin C, vitamin E, gingko biloba, etc. This is because all of these products can be considered dietary supplements and therefore can be sold without a prescription.
Many people choose to use herbal products to treat their conditions. As a result, you can start a herbal product store selling products like St. John’s wort, ginger, ginseng and so on. Additionally, you can offer a combination of different herbs in one product, thus creating a product tailor-made for a patient’s specific needs. You can use the same approach to sell fish oil, vitamin C, vitamin E, etc.
Many people are also choosing to use vitamins to try to improve their health. To satisfy the needs of these customers, you can set up a vitamin store selling products like A, C, E and K vitamins, as well as a multi-vitamin product. You can even create a custom vitamin product using different vitamin levels for different peoples’ needs.