Ifyoua rein the USA, PLEASE READ!!!!!!

United States
April 12, 2007 3:43pm CST
I got this from one of my holistic friends and thought that I should post it here...I hope it is alright! Forwarded message: Please take the time to look into this as it will affect all of us, Posted by: "Mary Williams" iamary@... iamary Sun Apr 8, 2007 11:58 am (PST) I don't usually pass this stuff along, but I know many of us use non conventional health products and practices, and so I am sending this. I checked with Snopes, and it seems it is not there, though there is a similar one mentioned. Snopes seems to think regulation is a good thing, and I agree to some extent, though not to the point of making products like echinachea and such unavailable. The FDA is using legal maneuvering to end your access to natural health products (like vitamins, minerals and herbs) and natural health therapies of all sorts. Again. This time, their ploy is to declare the therapies are "Medicine" so any non-physician who uses them will be practicing medicine without a license. Since these practices are "Medicine", any products used would be untested drugs and therefore forbidden. Your Comments are Vitally Important Public, professional and industry comments are being accepted on the FDA proposal to "capture" alternative procedures and products as "medicine" and then make them illegal. The history of these repressive attacks by the FDA makes it clear that public outcry, IN HUGE NUMBERS, is the only effective tool that natural health supporters have to change this disastrous outcome. Comments will be accepted until *April 30*. By contacting everyone you can reach to ask for their participation in this comment campaign, we can kill this assault on personal health freedom. Please send the link (Democracy In Action) to this page to everyone you can reach with a brief explanation of the issues. Urge everyone in your personal and professional circles of influence to protect their health freedom -- their personal right to make their own health choices. It is important to take a moment to email the manufacturers of the health care products you take an ask them to alert their suppliers and customer base to protect their businesses. Your natural health care providers need to alert their patients and colleagues, too. Thanks for your activism! Rima E. Laibow, MD Medical Director Natural Solutions Foundation Stop Codex: Protect Health Freedom :: HealthFreedomUSA.org
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• United States
13 Apr 07
It has always amazed me that the healthcare industry tosses aside many holistic ways to cure or alleviate symptoms of various diseases. I guess what it usually comes down to is big businesses having the biggest pull. Sad if you ask me.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Well since we rarely go to the doctor because we use natural remedies, you bet I signed that petition!
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@astromama (1226)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Wow. I went to the website and watched the 40 minute video with my husband and we were SHOCKED. We both signed the petition on the website and intend to write letters to the congress. Thank you so much for posting this.. otherwise me and many of my friends may never have had the opportunity to try to fight it. I would say to anyone who cares about their access to natural health and nutrients, take a look at this website, watch the video, and DO something about this! PLEASE!
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
12 Apr 07
just one more thing about the system in the u.s that angers me to NO END!! What an absolute load of rot! My first thought is, its all about the money....if the system steps in they can charge DISGUSTING amounts in comparison to what we pay now which of course is benefical...to the system.... It absolutely boggles my mind just how much the gov and certain high power agencies really feel the need to control the every move of the citizens and residents of America.....it really is sickening...
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@Julia1970 (410)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Hi Sage, I have been treated holistically most of my life. The government has slowly but steadily picked up the pace on either outlawing supplements or shutting people down for helping others. Isn't it nice to know that the government is run by us but by the insurance companies after all?
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