November 9, 2011
Stop the FDA from banning
Do you enjoy your HD cable television set or your iPhone? How would you feel if the government stepped in to tell you that you can’t use these anymore? Instead, you have to return to the archaic analogue bulky phones of more than 17 years ago, or switch back to just network TV with its rabbit-ear antenna. Would you sit and take it? I hope not!
Well, that’s exactly what’s going to happen to your supplements at the hands of our rulers if we don’t act and act decisively. The FDA has sat and watched (not always peacefully) the supplement industry make incredible progress for 17 years.
After 17 years with a near-perfect safety record (ephedra being one of the only exceptions), the FDA has announced a new set of guidelines for supplements. These new guidelines will roll back the availability of supplements to those that were sold in 1994, and in the forms they were sold at during that time.
In other words, these guidelines will roll back a decade of innovation, discovery, and improvements. We have discovered incredible combinations of supplements, better delivery methods, improved methods of extraction, etc. But your rulers say they know better than science and you. They plan to remove the majority of supplements that you well know, including fish oil, high-potency vitamin C products, new bioflavonoids (such as resveratrol), and combination products.
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In order to get these non-patentable formulations to you, the supplement companies will have to comply with costs and regulations that will drive them out of business.
It’s no wonder this is happening. Big Pharma’s in big trouble. Its products not only don’t work, but they also kill and maim people. Profitable drugs are going off patent, which will incur bazillions in lost revenue. Pharma’s products simply cover symptoms with chemicals, resulting in yet more symptoms, needing yet more treatment. This is great for the drug companies. But it’s horrific for you and your wallet.
Big Pharma knows it’s selling snake oil. And it knows the public is getting wise to its ponzi scheme. So if you can’t beat the competition with a superior product, as a true free market system should provide, then buy the government and destroy your competition with regulations. Big Pharma has the billions of dollars it takes to buy and control government. The FDA says it’s doing all this to protect you. But the reality is the FDA is doing this to protect Big Pharma.
It’s not just the government and FDA that Pharma own and runs. It’s also the medical journals that are supposed to publish information that can help save your life. In light of the FDA’s move to wipe out supplements, I’d like to give a nod to cardiologist Stephen Sinatra, MD. Two recent articles in mainstream medicine admitted that conventional medicine has NOTHING to offer for a serious and growing heart problem – diastolic dysfunction. Dr. Sinatra wrote the Archives of Internal Medicine a letter (in his capacity as a cardiologist) to the editor in response to the two reports pointing out his effective approach using the “awesome foursome” for heart: D-ribose, CoQ10, magnesium, and L-carnitine, the very supplements I recommend here.
You’d think that the journal would snap up a treatment for a major disorder. This disorder affects millions worldwide, has no drug treatment, and can lead to serious heart failure. Add to this that it’s a disorder often caused by statins!
But, no, he quickly got a form letter of rejection. Sinatra noted that previous medical research found that the more pharmaceutical advertising a journal publishes, the less reporting on supplements it does. And, what these journals report is generally negative.
Now please consider that there is NO drug that cures any disease (except perhaps antibiotics for infection). Consider that nutrition insufficiency is 100% proven as a major cause of disease. It’s also 100% proven to help or cure certain conditions, like the above heart condition. So, is there any wonder who owns the FDA and who has every interest in controlling the disease maintenance system of America?
Here’s what you need to do today:
Complaining to the FDA will likely do little. Leopards don’t change their spots. Neither will those who are working actively FOR Pharma. Please contact your U.S. elected officials. You can find their contact information at:
Please call their offices AND write letters demanding that they rein in the FDA to protect your rights to the supplements you choose (not supplements based on the knowledge of two decades ago). There is already enough protection written into law for the FDA to move on anything found unsafe. We don’t need to wipe out an entire industry at this time of economic hardship. We don’t need to wipe out your means to maintain and regain your health, at a time when “symptom suppression” costs are skyrocketing. We need to empower people to keep well.
My publisher Garret Wood has a far more detailed story that you can read here. Please read it thoroughly and join me in my continuing efforts to totally wrest our medical freedoms from draconian government interventions. Please act NOW to prevent the 200-year-old warnings of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Rush from happening.
“Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.” – Thomas Jefferson
“The Constitution of this Republic should make special provision for medical freedom. To restrict the art of healing to one class will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic.
...Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship and force people who wish doctors and treatment of their own choice to submit to only what the dictating outfit offers.” – Benjamin Rush (famous colonial physician, Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence, 1787).
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