I find it extremely sad. I am in my mid-50's, and virtually every woman I know is either diabetic, overweight, taking HRT, suffering from acid reflux, or depressed and taking SSRI's. All of them see conventional doctors religiously and take prescription drugs that are at best worthless and at worst damaging.
And all of them have asked me why I look ten years younger than they do!
When I try to explain what I do to remain slim, drug-free, and healthy, the usual response is, "But the doctors say that is not good for you!"
Without exception they are unwilling to even attempt to cure their ills by changes in diet. I wouldn't dream of mentioning Colon Cleanses or liver flushes!
In the "Quackery" forum there is an excellent article which explains the current state of mainstream medicine and emphasizes the need for each of us to take responsibility for our health. I forwarded it to only two people. I bet neither one will bother to read it.