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Health Freedom Alert! Draconian Bill Threatens Health Freedom

Written by Wellness Club on September 22, 2010 – 12:46 pm -

Health Freedom Alert:
Sen. Patrick Leahy Is Up To No Good With Draconian New Bill.

 

By Nurse Mark

 

The Alliance For Natural Health is a group that follows natural health related legislation very closely. We have advised you of their notices regarding past attempts by your elected representatives such as Waxman, Durbin, McCain, and others to curtail your freedom to use natural supplements, herbs, and vitamins – whether directly through bans and restrictions, or indirectly by giving the FDA even greater powers than it has now.

The Alliance For Natural Health has advised us of this latest threat, from Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, that would vastly increase the powers of the FDA and would actually call for a jail term of 10 years for anyone who mentions that a vitamin or supplement might be used to treat a condition or disease – even if they back up those statements with  peer-reviewed scientific studies (like Harvard or Yale research studies) that confirm the benefit of that statement.

That’s right, this new bill would give the FDA power to send Dr. Myatt or me to jail for 10 years for simply telling you that , for example, fish oil reduces inflammation and is good for heart health, or that vitamin D protects us from cancer, or that strontium can protect from or even reverse osteoporosis – even though all these things are widely known to Conventional Medicine and have been extensively researched and proven with conventional, peer-reviewed studies that have been published in conventional medical journals.

Yikes! 10 years in jail just for saying that something works and quoting the medical establishments own research as proof!

Here is an excerpt from the latest news article from The Alliance For Natural Health:

Why Patrick Leahy’s Food Safety Accountability Act of 2010 Must Be Stopped

September 21, 2010

Last week we told you about the threat posed by Sen. Leahy’s new bill. This week we want to explain how important it is that all of us take action—immediately.

The first problem, as we noted in our original piece, is that the bill calls for a jail term of up to ten years for any food or supplement producer who “misbrands” a product. Excuse us, but what does misbranding have to do with food safety? Is this another example of Congress not wanting a good crisis (recent food contamination) to go to waste? To this bill’s credit, it is short and more-or-less understandable. So why does it wander off the food safety subject almost at once?

And keep this important point in mind: the FDA contends that any food or supplement producer who mentions the potential of a product to prevent or treat disease is guilty of misbranding—even if they have piles and piles of scientific research from Harvard or some other top institution. So this bill would create a potential ten-year jail term simply for citing the best science.

The FDA will use this new stick to intimidate, harass, and unfairly punish. The word “misbranding” has no place in this bill. It vastly increases FDA power over food and supplement producers without enhancing food safety in any way.

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What particularly concerns us at the moment is that the Senate might pass this dreadful legislation right away before leaving on October 7 to go campaign. That’s why we need everyone to take action without delay.

If you have not done so already, PLEASE write to your senators immediately and ask them to stop this bill! Take action now!

TO SEND YOUR MESSAGE TO YOUR SENATORS

Click this link to go to the Action Alert page. Once there, fill out the form with your name and address, etc., and customize your letter. We have a suggested message for you, but please feel free to add your own comments to the letter.

Please visit The Alliance For Natural Health to read the above article in full and please take a moment to take action – tell your elected representatives to leave your access to vitamins and supplements alone!

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