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Posted on 11/04/2005 8:40:18 AM PST by jmc813
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is censoring health information. The pharmaceutical companies are the winners. You and your family are the losers.
The FDA is censoring health information. For example, the FDA prohibited the claim that folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects for four years while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended every woman of childbearing age take that supplement. Thus, the FDA contributed to an estimated 10,000 preventable neural tube defects.
An estimated 300,000 Americans die each year from sudden-death heart attacks. That number, however, could be reduced by 40% if people were allowed to know that fish oil treats heart arrhythmias and heart thrombosis. An estimated 20 million Americans suffer pain and debilitation from osteoarthritis. That number, however, could be reduced substantially if people were allowed to know that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate treat osteoarthritis. An estimated 50% of males over the age of 50 suffer from a benign enlarged prostate. That number, however, could be reduced if men were allowed to know that saw palmetto extract treats benign prostatic hyperplasia. The evidence for these dietary ingredients claims is overwhelming -- yet the FDA bans them outright!
In 1994, the U.S. Congress ordered the FDA to let the public have access to scientific articles and publications on the role of nutrients in disease by passing the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). In addition, four federal court orders have condemed the FDA's practice of censorship as a violation of the First Amendment. Yet, censorship by the FDA goes on!!
The Health Freedom Protection Act would prevent the FDA from censoring Americans' right to know about truthful, health-enhancing benefits of foods and dietary ingredients.
Congressmen Ron Paul, Walter Jones, John Duncan and Peter DeFazio will introduce the Health Freedom Protection Act on Wednesday, November 9th. Please urge your U.S. representative to become an original cosponsor of this legislation.
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The drug industry is one of the biggest recipients of corporate welfare. The FDA, NIH and Congress are all raping the tax payers.
I understand that the FDA prohibits listing stevia as a sweetener, although it isnatural and non-caloric.
Well ya can't patent fish oil.
the FDA prohibited the claim that folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects....people were allowed to know that fish oil treats heart arrhythmias and heart thrombosis. An estimated 20 million Americans suffer pain and debilitation from osteoarthritis. That number, however, could be reduced substantially if people were allowed to know that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate treat osteoarthritis. An estimated 50% of males over the age of 50 suffer from a benign enlarged prostate. That number, however, could be reduced if men were allowed to know that saw palmetto extract treats benign prostatic hyperplasia. The evidence for these dietary ingredients claims is overwhelming -- yet the FDA bans them outright!
Yeah but what this reporters arent telling you is that there is a good reason the feds wont allow the info to get out. all these natural substances make you have sex with negro jazz musicians thus creating mud race babys plus after one pill they turn you into a bat! not to mention the fact that all sales of these natural substances goes to support terrorism wich dramatically effects children did i leave out any fed gov talking points ?
On January 15, 1999, the U.S. District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals held that the FDA had violated the First Amendment of the Constitution by denying four health claims conveying information; the Court also held that the FDA cannot constitutionally deny a health claim conveying information. Paying no attention to the Constitution or the Court, on November 30, 1999, the FDA denied a health claim concerning the herb saw palmetto's ability to reduce a swollen prostate, stating that it considered the claim to be one requiring the filing of a new drug application. Congressman Peter DeFazio wrote the FDA a stern letter protesting its unconstitutional acts. For the FDA, if you want to make health claims, the solution is simple: get in line, spend your $200,000,000+, and in ten years or so perhaps you can do so. Since the saw palmetto herb cannot be patented, the American male consumer is out of luck at learning about that effective, harmless and far cheaper product, unless someone can persuade the FDA to obey the Court of Appeals.
I tried to find a more up to date thread to post my friend’s request in, but this is the latest one I found. Please ping your lists if they are still interested in this subject, and want to get involved. Thanks.
My Friend Gwen wrote: “Regarding what I am sending below: I don’t know how many of you have had need of alternative healthcare. I know that it is very likely that if I had gone to western medicine a number of years ago when I developed a circulation problem in my right leg, my leg from the knee down would have been amputated.
I met an MD in my TCM practitioner’s office who was there with his wife and office manager. He told me about the great possibility of amputation had I sought western help. He said that he was there in that office because his wife has the same problem I have. He doesn’t want her treated by regular MDs. All of you know how important to my health my dancing is. Without this help...well, you know, don’t you?
I could tell you many, many more stories of my own and of friends who have been saved years of misery because of this help. The wife of one of our close friends, who developed brain cancer, would be dead now. Her husband intervened (he, himself, is a naturopath) when the doctors at Shands Teaching Hopsital in Gainesville, Florida, gave up on her. He reversed the problem and she has recovered.
I have friends whose blood pressure problems have been relieved. There’s no way to tell you how much healthier I am as a result...and John, too, of course. My eyesight is getting better, not worse. I don’t have as much problem with skin cancers, and all kinds of other things. I feel worlds better than I did before taking this route. Over the ten years or so that I’ve been using this kind of medicine, I’ve seen major cures, which in almost all cases are ignored by the western doctors whose patients had these gains. They have refused to acknowledge that there could have been reverses.
Please do not allow this freedom to be taken from us. We should have the right to make our own choices! We are losing too many freedoms these days. Please stand up and be counted and say NO WAY! to this kind of thing. You may not have needed TCM or anything else “natural” yet, but the time is coming when your very life may depend upon it. Keep your options open. Reserve the right to make your own decisions as they apply to you. - Gwen
FDA Attacks Complementary & Alternative Healthcare
by John F. Gilbert, Ph.D. - President/NTCB
I just spent three days reading, re-reading, researching and discussing the proposed FDA guidelines for “Complementary and Alternative Medicine” with two FDA attorneys. You can download a copy of this proposal for yourself at: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/06d0480/06d0480.htm.
When I first heard about this FDA attack on complementary and alternative health care, I considered it another “Chicken Little” rumor. On further study, I’m appalled at the speed with which the pharmaceutical companies are implementing Codex Alimentarius in the USA. If you don’t suspect the pharmaceutical companies control the FDA, you may want to research that further by visiting http://www.HealthFreedomUSA.org.
This insidious proposal is designed to redefine every complementary and alternative health care modality and product as “medicine.” This has direct implications on the services and products provided by every alternative health care professional. There is no facet of complementary and alternative health care that is not affected. If the FDA adopts this proposal, all natural health care would be illegal even for medical doctors.
Essential oils, herbs, herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies, minerals, nutritional supplements, plant enzymes and vitamins are redefined in this proposal as “medicine.” Very simply, medicine is under the jurisdiction of the FDA and, by law, only licensed medical doctors may prescribe “medicines.” Anybody else who advises, advocates, counsels, distributes, markets, recommends or suggests anybody use “medicine” is practicing medicine without a license. This is a felony in the USA punishable by fines and incarceration.
Aromatherapy, auricular therapy, biofeedback, color therapy, homeopathy, hypnotism, naturopathy, neurotherapy, nutritional consulting, reflexology, sound therapy and wellness consulting are among the alternative health modalities being redefined as “Alternative Medicine.” This subtle change of vocabulary from “alternative health care” to “alternative medicine” makes all of these industries subject to control by the FDA as medicine. Only medical doctors would be allowed to provide, prescribe and supervise the delivery of these services. Anybody else who provided any of these services would be practicing medicine without a license and subject to incarceration and fines.
That’s the bad news. The good news is we have until April 30, 2007 to voice our opinion against this proposal to eliminate complementary and alternative health care in America. Almost 100,000 people have already filed their objection. According to Dr. Rima Laibow, medical director of the Natural Therapies Foundation, we need 50 times that many people to respond by the end of the month.
Please stand up and be counted. Go to http://tinyurl.com/2u7ghc and file your petition in support of natural health care, in support of complementary and alternative health care as we know it today. If you require more information, please visit http://www.HealthFreedomUSA.org or read the FDA proposed policy