- Support HR 2117 *
- Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R TX) has introduced a very
important piece of legislation called the Health Freedom Protection Act,
HR 2117. This act protects your right to know the truth about the positive
effects natural products can have for you. The FDA currently restricts
truthful information (Called "health claims") to "structure
function claims". This means that you are not permitted to hear what
scientists or clinical experience have to say about a supplement. Imagine
the drug companies not being permitted to tell you what their products
could do for you? Do you think they would stand still for that? Well,
the FDA applies a totally biased standard to health claims BASED IN SCIENCE
to supplements. Dr. Paul says this is unfair and violates your health freedom.
Please take a moment to go to the special page* set up to allow you to
send your comments and ask your Congressman to become a co-sponsor of this
important pro-health freedom legislation.
- Oppose HR 1561 **
- The dangerous "FDA Revitalization Bil", passed
by the Senate as S. 1082 gives the FDA even more powers than it has now,
brings it into an even tighter incestuous relationship with the drug indstry,
makes it more dependant and "User Fees" paid by the drug companies
for its operating budget, dilutes and diminishes safety controls (lax enough
now to allow approved drugs, used as directed, to account for the majority
of deaths in the US) and actually creates a tax-payer funded private drug
company out of the FDA. This means that not only are natural health approaches
direct (and successful) competitors to the FDA's clients, Big Pharma, but
they become direct competitors to the drugs that the FDA itself will license
- The sister legislation is now in th House of Representatives.
HR 1561 MUST be amended to protect food and dietary supplements and to
include the language of the Health Freedom Protection Bill, HR 2117.
Please go to the action page ** which allows you to tell you Congressmen
and women how strongly you feel about this issue.
- Next Up, Codex in Rome
- In a few days the Natural Solutions Foundation will be
heading off to Rome to attend the Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting
there (June 2-7, 2007). As always, we will be writing daily blogs about
the proceedings there, both good and bad. And, as always, the financial
cost of getting there and doing our pro-health freedom coalition building
there is considerable. Now would be a wonderful time to make a generous
tax exempt donation http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?page_id=189).
- Recurring monthly donations are particularly helpful
since they let us plan for next month and the month after that, etc. Believe
it or not, as little as $10 a month from each person reading this email
would be a huge help. Of course, larger amounts are greatly appreciated,
- Health freedom is not protected by just one action.
We all need to be vigilant and active in a lot of areas. You know that
you can count on the Natural Solutions Foundation to keep you updated and
give you the news and action steps you need to keep health freedom free!
- Thanks for your involvement and support. Remember, spreading
the word to everyone you know and asking them to get involved, too, is
a huge part of what will allow us to win this struggle.
- Yours in health and freedom,
- Rima Laibow, MD
- Medical Director
- Natural Solutions Foundation