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Posted by Rob (Manhattan, Ny) on 05/30/2011

what is interesting is that Weil isn't making any false claims or telling people not to take a vaccine. Just encouraging the use of Astragalus to boost the immune system they see as a threat to their vaccine industry... And therefore threaten to shut him down... wow, what country are we in!

http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm186837.htm


Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn Usa) on 04/29/2011

HI U GOOD FOLKS DOIN, , , , , , Seeing lots of references to Dr. Mercola's writings. After much research, I caution you to go slow. First do his resume and the years experience don't add up. I admit he has some good folks on his show, but he also has on some sales folks. At 75, I have gardened my entire life. The video of his garden told me he needs to read another book or two.

ATS =====ROBERT HENRY=========


Posted by Bill (San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines) on 03/17/2011

It is a fact that, despite the immovable opinions from pharma research that plant and natural chemical derived cures are ineffective, unproven and even dangerous, alternative medicine methods cause less side-effects and less deaths than allopathic drugs and that natural remedies are perhaps more effective as an approach and very useful against particularly the autoimmune diseases such as cancer, arthritis, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, CFS, Fibromyalgia, ME, heart disease, gout, thyroid problems, high blood pressure, allergies etc. And even though pharma research contemptupously criticises and continuously works to trash alternative therapies, they will never mention the fact that well over 60% of all pharma drugs these days are still discovered from mainly plant extracts. Therefore their arguments about the ineffectiveness of all alternative therapies and herbals by pharma research directly contradicts the plain facts.

But where pharma research really falls down is in their ultimate requirement or need for "inventing" new chemicals in order to patent them -- for which they can charge whatever they please -- then there is no worry about any competition. They will discover a plant extract that cures whatever, then they must invent a synthetic, patentable version otherwise they are simply not interested. DCA -- Dichloroacetic acid (a fairly simple base chemical) has recently shown to be very effective against cancer in Dutch and Norwegian research studies last year. DCA has already been passed as safe for use in genetically induced lactic acidosis as a remedy. So the pharma companies were in a tough corner -- they could not trash DCA's usefulness or safety because this drug had already been passed by the FDA but this discovery could nonetheless ruin pharma's highly profitable "cancer industry". So they just came out with it and said nope, we're not interested because we can't patent DCA. So this chemical will never even be considered or adopted by the pharmaceutical companies or the medical profession as a cancer cure for reasons that are entirely for profit. What other reason can there be?

In fact nobody ever questions what the term autoimmune really means. The medical/pharma research definition is ailments caused when the body's immune system turns and attacks the body tissues, organs or glands in some way. Pharma research blandly and somewhat conveniently assures us that this is because antibodies are detected in these areas. But is the body really that stupid? The medical research profession will never admit -- in their autoimmune definition -- that antibodies will also actively come on site and remove cells if and whenever there is free-radical damage to the cells or whenever there is damage caused by viruses and bacteria. But the medical research profession will never admit to these as other possible reasons for autoimmune disease. Ted from Bangkok has been saying all along, for instance, that autoimmune arthritis is caused by mycoplasma and associated bacteria. The efficacy of his cures using borax, magnesium chloride and Hydrogen Peroxide etc are simple testimony to the fact that he must be right because the arthritis disappears with few side-effects. My own considered and revised pharma definition of an autoimmune disease is simply a disease that is incurable by medical research because they haven't got a bloody clue. So, after a 100 years of Germ Theory and drugs, where are the outright cures from pharma drugs for these autoimmune diseases? They simply don't exist.

Pharma research's inability to cure autoimmune diseases also leads us to another possibility. Here we must consider the pharma industry's Business Model. From purely a ruthless business perspective and for profit point of view therefore, what would make more sense -- to invent outright cures for autoimmune diseases where you take the drugs only for a couple of weeks or months or simply to invent glorified and expensive anti-inflammatory and pain-killing drugs with horrific side-effects(for which you take even more drugs) that patients will have to take for the rest of their lives -- that don't cure anything? The latter business model would seem to make far more money for the pharmaceutical companies and their shareholders wouldn't it?

Just some very frustrated thoughts.

Replied by Blanche
Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Usa
03/18/2011

Hear hear....

Replied by Carly
Seattle, Wa - Usa
03/18/2011

Hi Bill - Yes it is so frustrating! Thank you for the interesting, and very thought provoking post. You are a treasure to the EC community.

Replied by Rob
New York, Ny
03/18/2011

thanks Bill... Low Dose Naltrexone would fall under the same predicament as DCA, and now it is patient driven because it is out of patent. I don't buy into any real conspiracy (unless I have real proof) that the industry would hold back a cure etc. But I do believe they are guilty of profit interest over public health. The rush to label everything as a disease so they can patent a drug seems pervasive... One needs to be cautious, and take control of their health but they are not necessarily always the bad guys.... In just a generation we no longer fear polio thanks to pharma... But.. Like the stock market etc.. it has grown to a self perpetuating beast quick to dismiss anything that cannot be exploited for profit.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines
03/19/2011

Hi Rob... Much thanks for the info on low dose naltrexone, which I know about. Dr Bernard Bihari was the discoverer of the beneficial effects of low dose naltrexone on many autoimmune diseases including various Cancers, MS, HIV AIDS and Fibromyalgia. Other imaginative doctors also ran with LDN including Dr Berkson who has used it successfully together with Alpha Lipoic Acid IVs specifically to repair and heal severe liver problems.

From his website, here are Dr Bihari's own comments on the reasons for autoimmune diseases from his own experience which are clearly very different from the views held by mainstream medicine:

"There exists a common notion that the immune system in a person with an autoimmune disorder is too strong and, in its exuberance, targets a body tissue for attack. Rather, the evidence is more consistent with autoimmunity resulting from immunodeficiency.1 Kukreja et al have demonstrated that multiple immunoregulatory T cell defects lie behind Type 1 diabetes both in humans and in non-obese diabetic mice.2

Multiple scientific papers from various other research centers have demonstrated that an underlying immunodeficiency is characteristic of any tested autoimmune disease. Examples thus far reported include multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and chronic fatigue syndrome. 3, 4, 5

Sacerdote et al measured low beta-endorphin levels in two animal examples of autoimmune disease ó a mouse strain with a lupus-like syndrome and a strain of chicken with an autoimmune thyroiditis.6 They had significantly lower hypothalamic concentrations of the opioid than normal controls. In each case, the low levels of beta-endorphin were found well before the expression of autoimmune disease. This adds to considerable evidence of a key role for endorphins in regulating immune responses and suggests a therapeutic pathway.

Bihari et al found that a low oral dose of the opioid antagonist naltrexone, when taken at bedtime, led to a doubling or tripling of low levels of circulating beta-endorphin.7 Bihari has since treated some 100 people with autoimmune disorders. None of them has progressed further while the patient continued taking low dose naltrexone each night at bedtime. Since no side effects are apparently associated with its use, this medication might well be studied as a possible preventive for Type I diabetes in those youngsters with beta-cell autoantibodies."

Research References: www.lowdosenaltrexone.org/ldn_and_ai.htm#Background

And here is a large and interesting list of autoimmune diseases that can benefit from low dose naltrexone use:

www.lowdosenaltrexone.org/index.htm#What_diseases_has_it_been_useful_for

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
03/21/2011

Dear Bill, I am half way a very interesting book: The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy by Jim Marrs. Not only about Big Pharma versus supplements but about a lot of other subjects. One of the ideas I had never thought about is the banning of supplements in order to make sure we are not working on our immune system too much so that we are more susceptible to anything they throw at us. Sounds far fetched but could it be true anyway? I don't know! April is fast approching and then a lot of supplements will be banned here in Europe. People like me will have nowhere to turn to as buying from websites will undoubtedly be prohibited as well!

As far as big Pharma goes it is true that they have to keep you ill otherwise how will they make their profits? If you have the opportunity and the interest read this book and find out about what is making us ill, how they create all the pandemics and much more. Incredible stuff but..... I believe true!


Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 01/07/2011

Here is an article I read today about the banning of several medications in France:

http://www.connexionfrance.com/french-medical-journal-ban-government-buflomedil-vinflunine-nimesulide-drugs-side-effects-12370-view-article.html.

These medications seem to be quite harmful, as many have been in the past and often it takes many years for them to be forbidden killing a lot of people. My question is why natural supplements will be banned soon and so it seems all kinds of natural therapies and even books on natural healing but the allopathic medicine can go on killing us..... One thing to think about as well is tobacco, although a known killer for those who smoke it and those who are around them it is tolerated albeit with some nasty messages on the packets but herbal supplements, many of them harmless, even if some won't do anything for you, are about to be forbidden!

And even if many prescribed drugs don't kill you they can harm you big time, like the case of my father who has taken statins for years and has lived with horrible pain on his feet for years as well. But talking him out of them is no use because of course he trusts his doctor! I know that for the time being this concerns us in Europe more than most of you in the US but some type of banning seems to be scheduled for the US as well! Sorry if I keep going on about this but if we only talk about natural healing and are not aware that the options are going to be taken away from us soon we won't have much natural healing to talk about!

Replied by Tricia
Ireland
01/07/2011
86 posts

Francisca - many uears ago I shared a premises with a homeopath. She asked a GP why they never reccomended the use of alternative therapies. His answer was that they didn't fully understand how or why it worked as they hadnt any training in that area. Therefore if they reccomended it and it went wrong they were open to legal recrimination as a result of referral. I believe this is why the medical practicioners are willing to go along with this ban. Because they don't understand the priciples of herbalism and nutritional therapies, they cannot reccomend it's use. I have no doubt that Big Pharma is right at the heart of the whole process but medical practitioners cannot get involved in our favour because of a lack of training.

Mr. & Mrs. Average will not know about the ban because not everyone looks at websites/publications that will report it. Maybe as a group we could get together and pick some newspapers to write to. If a lot more than one letter gets written to the editor, they will investigate and report in their daily - then ideally, the regional papers will pick up on it. But we would need a few people to do it as I don't think one or two letter to each paper would be enough. What would you think?


Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 01/01/2011

Here is an article about this subject. I have to say that although I had heard about their threats quite a while ago I never thought that it would really happen. I don't think that it will only happen in the UK, there are plans to ban supplements all over Europe. I was in a health shop in Wales a few days ago and they told me that this will go ahead next year (maybe they meant this year). Taking away people's choices that's what this is all about. This paper first published a number of articles telling you how bad all kinds of supplements are, then this one. They always do this, they first manipulate public opinion and then drop the bombshell so that people won't rebel anymore because after all all the stuff is bad for you! The sad thing for me is that I used to rely on the UK as the prices are a bit lower and they have a lot of choice, now that will be finished too. I don't want to go back to regular medication or regular doctors unless I really have no choice but I suppose that this is what is going to happen now.

Replied by Mesem
Toulon, France
01/02/2011

I find this so scarey. Are all plant, mineral, elemental supplements to be banned? I didn't take this too seriously either when first hearing about it. How can you make dried plant material unsellable or minerals?

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
01/02/2011

They can, Mesem...... It scares me too! Dangerous treatments and medication can be used without a problem, supplements can't. I also didn't want to believe that they would manage to get this far..... True that some supplements can be of bad quality, people maybe don't know what they should take, how to combine them but then we should have more doctors (I don't know of any herbal doctor here in France) and there is no quality control, I believe so they can sell you just anything but banning is not the solution! Moreover I think that Big Pharma are now behind a lot of the supplements anyway.... I don't understand...... I think that people will find a way of buying them, maybe on the Internet or illegally which is even worse!

Replied by Mesem
Toulon, France
01/03/2011

I'm way out of my depth here but would like to know if there is a group protesting against this. I'll in there with them. Will do some research. Happy to have any info.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
01/03/2011

Me too Mesem but I haven't had the time to do any research and see if there is such a group. We will be moving to the South West of France somewhere this year and we are still hunting for a house. I did sign a petition against it in London a while ago but I guess that it won't help! The people in most health shops either there, here, in Germany or Switzerland (we live near both countries) don't seem bothered. I posted my e-mail address for you.

Replied by Tom
Regina, Sk
01/07/2011

Francisca:
Found a site where the ANH says they're raising money for a court challenge for the APRIL 30, 2011 effective date of this herbal ban.
But of course they need money for lawyers

www.anh-europe.org/node/3113

After April 2011, many herbal products and food supplements containing herbs will become ILLEGAL. This is because of changes in law at a European level. Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) comes fully into force. After this time, only herbal medicines that have been registered under the scheme will be available EU-wide

Unfortunately, that looks to be only the beginning there, because this link claims that 2011 will also see MPLs, Maximum Permitted Levels, of all nutraceuticals set, levels so low thay will be less than useless

The second phase of the EU Food Supplements Directive: the setting of 'http://www.anhcampaign.org/files/090116 Maximum Permitted Levels' (MPLs) of vitamins and minerals is expected to be implemented this year, although serious doubts have already been cast over the methods being considered for this by the European Food Safety Authority

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
01/08/2011

Thanks a lot Tom. I haven't had time to do any research yet as I am leaving on a trip on Tuesday and I still have a lot to do. Mesem also sent me some information from French sites. I hope to have more time to look into it when I get back.

In the meanwhile I wrote a letter to the paper I mentioned in my last post, let's see if the publish it. They often publish my comments. I went to a health food shop this afternoon and the lady was very distressed as although they sell all kinds of bio products their main income comes from essential oils (no problem there) and supplements. She told me that they are trying to forbid the cheapest, best selling ones. All this has been getting me down something that doesn't happen easily not only because I don't want to start using medication again and going to normal doctors but also because of the lack of freedom. I hate having choice taken away from me..... I have just written to the manufactures of the MSM I bought the other day, Solgar, to ask them if they are going to go as well. They seem to be a big company.

And what will this do to the people who depend on this industry and also natural natural health care providers at a time of crisis? Anyway, natural practitioners are all certified here in France but I don't happen to know any herbal doctors, only homeopathic ones and I don't know whether those will be affected. I think that I will try to buy some stuff before it all ends and I will try to contact the company where my sister-in-law orders her supplements in the UK to see whether they are going to stop or not. I know some things are going on in the US as well but I have no idea what. I hope you will be less affected than us here but it will be maybe just a question of time!

Replied by Mesem
Toulon, France
01/09/2011

Again after talking to my 'pretty switched on' health food store owner I was dismayed at his lack of knowledge and he said to me that you could and always would be able to buy anything in the USA. I have sent him a pile of info. From several sites but he probably won't have time to read them; he has diversified into running a bio restaurant also so he is trying to survive... I wrote to a polititian here and will contact more. There are no 'letters to the editor' section in French newspapers. I could maybe phone into radio France Inter but have to get my facts right and I'm not clear on anything.

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
01/09/2011

Hi Mesem, Maybe you could still ph in to radio France Inter, not with the information but with the questions is this true and if so what will be the real long term implications for us here in France. Don't give any answers yourself just start the questions to get people thinking. This way you can get it out to the public, who either don't know about it or they don't realize the consequences when it happens. Once you have the correct onfo you can then ring in again. This has obviously been on the EU's agenda for some time without the people knowing. I'm in Australia and I heard the rumours quite awhile ago long before I found this wonderful site. In Australia they are taking things off the market by making them perscription only (eg. Potassium citrate & tryptophan). Good luck.

Replied by Mesem
Toulon, France
01/10/2011

Merci beaucoup Maria! I will work on some questions and be extra conscious of my pronounciation! The phone calls are not live but recorded so I have to 'do it good'.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
01/10/2011

Hi Maria, here in Europe it has been on the agenda since 2004. They are going to get rid of the stuff they say they will allow by lowering the daily allowance a lot therefore making the supplements useless (they already are anyway.... What to think about a daily allowance for Vit. C of, if I am not mistaken, 60mg a day?).

Replied by Jane Buck
Portland, Oregon
01/10/2011

Wow!!! I am shocked that supplements are being banned in Europe. Now I know the WHOLE world has gone mad!!! Truly stunned. I thought that it was worse in the US. Our Pharmacuetical and chemical companies are rabid about taking away our God given right to alternative healing!!!!!!

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
01/10/2011

Hi Francisca, Ours is also only 60 mg Vit C daily with an upper limit of 90 mg. It's interesting when I eat the pith of a lemon the need for Vit C that day is a lot less. Certainly more than the RDA though. I suppose the RDA is for the very healthy. ??????? (Look forward to your posts by the way.)

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
01/11/2011

Thanks Maria, to be honest I didn't think that anyone looked forward to my posts..... I still have so much to learn... But I try! As far as the daily allowances go I think that they are often set low because of possible court cases or something. This is just a thought but it might be true. If you set the values very low (and they are going to be lowered) nothing can happen, not bad and not good! They just become useless, therefore many people say that they have tried natural medicine and it doesn't work.

The thing is that natural medicine is very complex and the combinations and amounts have to be right or else you achieve nothing or even worse can harm yourself! I don't know of any natural doctors around here, only homeopaths so if you want guidance you have either to read book or come to a site like this, there is no one to tell you what to do and that is a pity!

Replied by Carly
Seattle, Wa - Usa
01/11/2011

I look forward to your posts too Francisca... (as well as a lot of other peoples on this wonderful site! ) :-)

I just ordered the book "Your Body's Many Cries for Water". Due to some of your posts I went and read up on it a bit, and it looks *very* interesting!

The banning Of and Severe restrictions on supplements is frightening. It is one more step that the big pharma companies are taking to make sure that people will get / stay sick and need their wonderful "Medicines". There is no money in it for them for us to be well. It is so frustrating!

Carly

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
01/18/2011

Hi Carly, just saw your post as we were on a trip for a few days. I am glad you are enjoying the book about water (I read Dr. Batman's more recent one). As I had a couple of questions I contacted him only to find out that he has died but his secretary Kirsten gives you all the answers you need as she worked with him for many years. During my trip I carried a little container with sea salt and mixed it in a water bottle so that I could keep on drinking water during the day.

As far as the supplements go you are right, the big companies will go on selling and will get rid of the small ones which were probably more honest in what they produced! I have just contacted one who delivers by mail and yes, they will keep on going but then they are part of a big concern which owns hotels, an airline, etc. That is the way the world is....... But at least I am more reassured that I won't have to give up on everything I take!

But be aware that by now many of the supplements are produced by the Big Pharma anyway. I am not sure that there is no money in it for them as the supplement market is a big one! But you are right, it is scary anyway because it shows that governments can forbid anything they want as well as force us to do anything they feel like! It wouldn't suprise me if in the future vaccines, for example, will be mandatory!

Replied by Mesem
Toulon, France
01/30/2011

I phoned in to France INTER and did my 2 minutes on the Codex Alimentarius and directive to restrict sales of supplements. Anyone can help by bombarding the European Health Commissioner John Dalli. Even if you are in the Phillipines or Outer Mongolia, you will help stir the pot! Check out Mr Dalli on internet, he does not seem to be one who should have such a responsibility.

Replied by Granny Laura
Waco, Tx
02/01/2011

To Messem in Toulon, France: Our government here in the US has been trying to do away with American's rights to take supplements for at least 20 years that I know of.

Americans: BEWARE!!! They won't stop until they have their way. I found this article on the internet.


April 27, 2010 - Secretary Sebelius welcomed John Dalli, recently named Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection in the European Commission, and his delegation to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Commissioner Dalli's delegation included Dr. Paola Testori Coggi, who was named Director General for Health and Consumer Protection in March 2010. Secretary Sebelius was joined by Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary of Health, Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner, and Dr. Regina Benjamin, the Surgeon General.


Both Secretary Sebelius and Commissioner Dalli noted that the trans-Atlantic exchanges of information and expertise benefit patients and consumers in the United States and the European Union. They pledged to build on the numerous areas of cooperation between HHS and the Commission's Directorate General SANCO. In particular, they discussed plans for a multi-stakeholder conference on childhood obesity, to be held jointly by HHS and the European Commission in early 2011, the continuation of close regulatory cooperation on pharmaceuticals and products of new technologies, and improving the environment for international clinical trials. They noted that collaboration between HHS and the Commission can also contribute to addressing international challenges such as pandemic response and combating counterfeit medicines.


Posted by Rob (Manhattan, Ny) on 12/17/2010

We often talk about big pharma conspiracies. Here is a good Vanity Fair article on how the Industry tests overseas because of lack regulations, With deadly results for many.
http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2011/01/deadly-medicine-201101


Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 11/27/2010

A while ago some people referred here to their fear that governments were trying to stop the sale of food supplements in Europe. What I read at the time was that it was a question of getting licenses for all the components of each supplement which would become far too expensive for small companies and therefore would put them out of business! Today I was confronted with an even bigger problem, I went to a health food store in Germany (I often go there as it is close by) and asked the lady to give me something against constipation. She said that she was only allowed to sell juices or teas and so, not pills because the sale of pills against constipation (which often were just fibers, nothing dangerous) can now only be done by pharmacies. So.... Unfortunately little by little they are getting there and we have no choice! No idea what the situation is here in France.....


Posted by Rob (Manhattan, New York) on 11/03/2010

The health benefits of chocolate are getting much more press then darker side of its production and use of child trafficking.. Companies like Nestle, Mars, ADM, Cargill, Kraft to name a few are turning a blind eye to this... We as a consumer have power in what we purchase, so send a message out.. Only buy fair trade and boycott these companies. See the documentary by Miki Mistrati and U Roberto Romano,
The Dark Side of Chocolate...
http://www.thedarksideofchocolate.org/


Posted by Lane (New York City, Ny, Usa) on 10/28/2010

Folks, I am very, very concerned about this. For those of you in Europe or elsewhere, can you please tell me what the feeling is about this? Are people aware?

From: Humanity Healing, posted Oct 17, 2010

The EU has passed a directive that comes into full-force in April 2011 whereby ALL herbal and mineral supplements are to be BANNED, all teaching of alternative healing methods will be BANNED, and homeopathic colleges dissolved. Etc. As of this summer, it is now forbidden to sell books about using plants and minerals.

If you live in Europe or know people/family in Europe, please help circulate this message, 35 million signatures are needed NOW! See more:

JOINING HANDS IN HEALTH has now launched its nationwide petition. Our aim is to protect the nation from a lifetime of perpetual ill health; safeguard health choice and human rights.

This EU Directive is draconian and sinister beyond all doubt and its 'guise' is Consumer Protection, although it serves to strip EU Consumers of their right to FREELY CHOOSE. This EU Legislation was conceived behind closed doors in 2002 and premeditatedly kept secret from the public by way of media suppression, in order to avoid a backlash, anti-public campaigns, and possible civil disobedience. We 'the People' must take back Power and our Human Rights, which have been gradually eroded since the inception of the EU in 1972. With a background in Law, I am only too aware that there are very few "Human Rights" remaining. Most have been revoked and replaced with legislation that serves to further undermine and arguably, 'enslave' the general population. Please everyone, make it your business to update yourself on what few legal "Rights" you do have left. Source 'valid' information (not propoganda), analyse it, and join the myriad of 'grassroots causes' that are now in place and seek to reclaim our forfeited rights. This latest legislation should leave NO-ONE in any doubt that an arguably, sinister and er.. Disturbing agenda is emerging. And right under our very nose. Although 99. 9% of the UK population are blissfully unaware of this impending Legislation, they will become AWARE once it comes into effect. By which time, it will be too late.

Many in the health industry are alarmed at the sheer disregard the legislations have for the ancient principle that Natural Foods are meant to Feed & Heal. As confirmed by Hippocrates, (the ancient father of medicine), who famously quoted; "Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food", and Paracelsus (father of Pharmacology) who stated, "All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by God in nature... The challenge of science is to find it. "

Also conflicting with the spiritual beliefs recognized & respected worldwide, these legislations will replace 'natural foods' (God-made) with 'all things artificial' (i. E. Man-made). In so doing, Religious / Spiritual rights are being dishonoured, disrespected and denied. However, this is only the 'tip of the iceberg', as strict censorship also means we can no longer speak or teach each other about the merits and health enhancing benefits of natural foods, as handed down from generation to generation. Therefore, centuries of ancient wisdom will be written out of the history books and lost to future generations.

Meanwhile, UK Regulators (funded by vested interests of the Pharmaceutical Industry and employed as EU Law Enforcers & Watchdogs), are currently criminalizing' legitimate manufacturers & practitioners with heavy fines imprisonment, product confiscation, removal of ingredients (they classify as 'medicinal'), or forced business closure... For "the crime" of restoring health naturally. These Regulators have been given more powers than the police and includes the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Trading Standards, Environmental Health, plus others. Their actions are effectively driving the natural health industry underground; threatening the survival of thousands of small (established) health manufacturers, suppliers, practitioners, therapists and consumer health-choice.

1. SAFEGUARD - Natural foods, vitamins, herbs, supplements & traditional medicines / indigenous remedies; and the natural health industry.

2. SECURE - The democratic freedom, health choice, human / religious & consumer rights of UK citizens and future generations.

3. PROTECT - Animal health & welfare.

4. PRESERVE - Our natural environment

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
10/29/2010

Somehow I don't think that this is true. The health industry is very strong and the profits must be huge so closing it down would be very difficult. I know that there were talks in Britain to stop supplements being sold. Once I was there and signed a petition against it but somehow I don't think that this is true. Here in France most pharmacies even sell supplements and I think that for many it is a big source of income. For me it would be devastating as I try to avoid medication as much as I can and instead take vitamins and minerals. Homeopathic doctors here in France are fully certified. Anyway, this would put a lot of shops and professionals out of work. I hope that it is not true....... In Britain, big shops like Holland & Barrets only sell suplements and they exist all over the country. What a disaster would it be? But we are slaves of the European Union so if they want to do something I am afraid they will do it no matter what! Freedom has been finished here for a very long time!

Replied by Lisa
Marrakech, Morocco
10/29/2010

I hope you are correct, Francisca. Dr. Mercola recently posted an article regarding this that was not so hopeful. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/26/drug-companies-win-big-and-eliminate-medical-herbs-from-europe.aspx

If this goes through in Europe the U. S. Won't be far behind. This would be a sad day for us all.

Replied by Tom
Regina, Sk
10/30/2010

Why did you post no details about this supposed alert?
Was it from an e-mail, or a paid health newsletter?

Who exactly is the editor, or website owner/proprietor of the site where you received it?

There are plenty of paid frauds, shills, scaremongers, disinformation specialists and on and on working for front companies of Big Pharma whose purpose is to get you to waste your time, efforts, organizing, etc. on box canyon schemes! Here's the view of one very credentialed fellow warning about such things and the kinds of people used:
www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/THE_FOUNDATION/Events/codex-agentsofdisinformation.html

Laibow and Stubblebine's persistent spreading of inaccurate and misleading information on Codex

Given Albert Stubblebine's background, and his resulting proximity to the U. S. Government, eyebrows began to be raised in the natural health community in early 2005 when, along with Rima Laibow, he launched the website of the Natural Solutions Foundation and began to promote himself as an expert on Codex Alimentarius.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
10/30/2010

Hi Lisa, I had to go to the local pharmacy yesterday and asked the ladies there about the law. They didn't know a thing and one said the same thing I did, that the health industry is too big to be stopped. But.... I have heard talks about that before and I know that many would love to finish it off altogether! For me it would be awful (and for millions of other people too, I'm sure) as I rely more and more on health options and want to stay away from normal medicine for as long as I possibly can. I would feel robbed of my human rights.

But for many who maybe don't realize this the European Union is the worst thing that could have ever happened to us. We are slaves of people who only have their own interests at heart and who badly damage the countries who had the bad idea to get associated with them. It costs so much money, you wouldn't believe it and their ideas are as a rule worthless at the best and badly damaging at the worst. Just think that every month they move everything (and it is a huge machine) from Brussels to Strasbourg and back for no other reason than that they feel like it. Their talent for wasting money is shattering!

Anyway, one thing people probably don't realize and which I think is true is that when a company manufacturing supplements starts to make money it is often bought by the Big Pharma so why would they be interested in stopping the sales? The health industry has sadly enough become big business as well. Dr. Mercola says that a lot of people take too many supplements but the problem is that, at least here in Europe, we don't really have doctors specialized in vitamins and minerals. We have homeopathic doctors but that is completely different. At least I don't know any and that is a problem. I read a lot of books, would like to discuss the options with someone but as that person doesn't exist I end taking whatever I feel is right with too little knowledge.

My only help is this site and the nice ladies at the health shops I go to. Do I make mistakes? I am sure I do but what else can I do? And when he says that we should rely more on nutrition that is very true but food is so bad nowadays that I don't think that you can stay healthy without extra help as you will never manage to get enough nutrients. This said I really hope this law won't be enacted because not only people's health is at stake, people's freedom of choice as well but also the way people earn a living. Just think of all the health shops, natural doctors, pharmacies (as they here all sell supplements), supplement manufactures, thousands of Internet sites and so on! It will be a disaster but then so many things are a disaster nowadays!

Replied by Lane
New York, Ny, Usa
10/30/2010

Actually Tom, I cited the source at the top of my post. However, the news about this is out there. Simply do a search for any combination of keywords. It is being widely reported in the alternative news here. I don't subscribe to Laibow, and don't know the other source you've cited. If you follow what's been going in the countries who have joined the EU, you will see it's indeed a frightening call to arms. We in the US are headed down the same path through the North American Alliance. If you do your research you'll find that the trends are not only alarming, but downright terrifiying in teheir implications. Look into Monsanto and the seed buying. Look into the powers that be that are buying up the water supplies. This latest turn of events involving codex and the health supplements is one more step toward loss of liberty and the time to act is now, all of us, no matter what continent we're on.

For those who care, I am not an "alarmist" nor a "conspriacy theorist. " If you have to put a label on me call me a concerned invidual who doesn't like what's happening in the world. As far as people saying it can't happen here--remember that the "little" health food guys are all being bought up, or have been already, by non-"health" entities. These companies have agendas that are not in our best interest. Their priority is making money and pleasing stockholders. They are not mom and pops or surfer dudes or earth mommas running little shops in Sacramento. Do you know who owns Trader Joe's? A German corporation. Do you know which country spearheaded the push to unify Europe? It was dreamed up by Hitler in the 40's and he had a name for it by 1942: The European Community.

We must wake-up, now. It's hard to stay independent. Once a company is bought quality declines, and the first thing to go are the pure ingredients. When the organic standards were relaxed ages ago, surprise, Walmart got into the "organic" market. GMO's are everywhere. Organic is nearly a myth. I bet if we did a study here in the States we would find that most of the smaller companies we think are independent belong to big corporations. Just so you know, here in the US, as well as in the EU I'm willing to bet, "corporations" have the same rights as indivduals. Watch the movie "The Corporation. " There is a reason they are squeezing out the health supplement market, alternative care (yes, it's happening in the States--look at insurance reform regarding alternative therapies which followed the money crisis). Just follow the money. This latest event with codex is meant to see how much we will take. I hope I have not sounded too vigilant here. It certainly wasn't my intent. But I don't think any of us should be relaxed about the events that are happening around us anymore.

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
10/31/2010

I have heard similar. Though what I've heard is that it will become very regulated. So regulated that any supplements or herbs with any contaminates, even traces of minerals that occur naturally eg: arsenic, cadmium in the minutest amount are deemed to be contaminated and will not be available. Thus companies that can extract elements from (and therefore possibly patent) a natural herb will be able to sell their product, whereas a small company selling the whole herb may not be able to do so. Thus in theory it may sound good but the outcome may be more limiting. This is my understanding but bear in mind I'm in Australia not Europe so my info is very limited. What we are facing here in Australia is some of our food, herbs & spices are being irradiated and not labeled as such. Unfortunately this also includes organic ones. GMO is allowed up to 1% without labeling, Greenpeace have tests results of a respected baby formula having GMO. Also our food labels do not have to include ingredients that are less than 5% of the product unless they are a known allergen or food colouring. This info is a couple of years old and I have not seen the regulations recently. Love this web site, many thanks.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
10/31/2010

Hi Lane, after having read an article on this subject what I understood is that this is a move to get rid of the small companies producing supplements and to leave it all in the hands of the Big Pharma. By making the licensing very complex and expensive they are sure that anyone else will be wiped out! I agree with you and I said it in my last posting that the little companies are all being bought up by the big ones.

And not only supplement makers, you have probably heard about the story of The Body Shop (no idea whether it exists in the US or not but I suppose it does) which started out being a one woman dream and in the end was bought up if I am not mistaken by L'Oreal. So there you go..... And anyway anyone should be alert because the health business has become so big anyway that the same problems one can encounter in the Big Pharma will be seen there as well: disrespect for your wellbeing, selling just anything in order to get rich......

And it seems they already are, read the post here about the Magnesium Stearate, the fact that most pills contain soy and so on. As far as the United Europe goes people should get informed, even people who don't live here because what is done here can be done elsewhere. Without wanting to go into politics on a site which is not for that effect if you are interested in more information read for example Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein.

Replied by Jb
Atlanta, Ga Usa
11/02/2010

I agree with you 100%. Here in the US the corporate giants are killing us with the blessing of the FDA & Dept of Agriculture head Tom Vilsack. People have got to stop drinking the tap water & wake up before it is too late. It's an absolute crime what Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland, Merck, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Kellogg, Post, General Mills, Yum Foods, to name just a few, are doling out as food in this country. It's killing people and it's a slow death. Because there is profit in people's pain & agony. It's totally disgusting.

Replied by Merryanne
Orange City, Florida, Usa
11/03/2010
120 posts

I totally agree with you, what is being sold for food ready to eat, it is trash and even if you buy and cook everything yourself, it is still contaminated and the water is bad- God help us. Merryanne in Florida

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
11/03/2010

Well said Jb. I am starting to read a book on MSG and it is amazing how widespread the use of this toxic drug is! When I read the names it hides under I went to have a look at my chicken stock "without MSG added" and yes, it has it under another name, disgusting! So, without knowing I was still eating MSG. What they won't do in order to fool you..... I have just finished reading Adelle Davis' book "Let's get well" and it is interesting to see how worried she was in 1965. I am sure she would have been horrified if she was alive now.


Ebola  

Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 10/15/2014

HI U BIRDS DOIN, , , , , , , , was with a bunch of bright folks today while getting my last Alpha Liopic Acid I.V. and the Ebola subject came up. Several things I was not aware of. First the Ebola countries are loaded with high dollar minerals. We talking trillions. All of a sudden the IMF says they will contribute a few hundred million if they can get their hands on that gold mine.

The World Health Organization has confiscated the loads of Collodial Silver shipped to help these people. Why?

Good people there is a bugger in the wood pile (PC version). Everyone is looking for a conspiracy. We may have found one. The phrase , " follow the money" works most times and it may in this instance.

My advice is follow the bankers and their religion, then you will know if this is a contrived crisis. The tin horn Dictators have kept the bankers out of their countries up to this point. They now may have been out flanked.

======OLE ROBERT HENRY======

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
10/16/2014

Some more information about Ebola coming out of the "quiet media" in the last few days.

I'm wondering why Liberia's Ministry of Health has already pre-ordered over 1 million hooded Hazmat suits to also include face masks, heavy duty gloves, boots etc. Their pre-order also includes 84, 000 body bags. And that's just a six month sitrep forecast for Liberia by their government.

Here's the report from the Liberian Ministry of Health. Look for the table in blue -- Summary of Stock -- near the bottom of the pdf document:

http://www.mohsw.gov.lr/documents/SITRep 148 Oct 10th, 2014.pdf


Energy Drinks  

Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 05/17/2017

Dear all,

Another death from energy drinks.
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/south-carolina-teen-died-caffeine-overdose-coroner-rules-n759716

It is sad that another young life is gone because of an overdose of caffeine.

Please be careful with caffeine consumption. Just because you can buy something anywhere does not mean it is safe.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Timh
Ky
05/17/2017
2115 posts

~Mama to Many~

I will take the risk of criticizing your post which caught me as suspicious first because it's an article/propaganda from the mainstream big corp, big gov run media dinosaur NBC.

Let me back up a bit and first say that in today's information age of global proportions, it is very important to not subscribe to "general" info fit for the masses. The liberal acceptance may be ok for many, but for the unfortunate few, like this youth, it's tragic. I am still alive after a series of misfortunes do to many factors but mostly because of being very specific in terms of identifying cause & effect. So, to eliminate any error, one must identify the problem exactly and apply a cure exactly, which is what I must always do for myself and what I do here on E.C. for others.

Case-in-point, concerning this lad, what strikes me first as a possible major culprit --Toxic Vaccines. Add on a bad modern diet of adulterated foods, fluoridated water, plus the caffeine and boom, he's gone. Because of "patient confidentiality" we don't know if he was taking any otc or rx drugs. It is very common for many kids to take multiple rx which combined with the above danger items, is like a walking timebomb (cardiac arrest).

I cannot, for one minute, believe this lad was otherwise a very healthy condition. Check out Mike Adams the Health Ranger, broadcast or archives and you will soon agree on my observation. There is way to much going on beneath the surface of every persons life to make a general and easily false assumption.

Now for the cure exactly yet generally. Good, conservative parenting, good, conservative diet & lifestyle. Moderation in all things.

Back in my adolescent days (1970's) with some friends feeling very frolic and wanting to go do anything with extreme excitability of any 16 yr old, and somebody doled out those "yellow jackets" otc caffeine pills, we make it to the theater and tried to watch a movie but my friend took way too many pills and was "freaking out" so we had to leave and did the best we could for him for a few hrs until he was ready to go home again, but still had to deal with parents that didn't know what to do for him or understand the situation. I would guess he took upwards of 1 or more grams of caffeine but didn't have a heart attack and die, but did undergo a major panic attack which lasted several hrs and soon completely recovered. Conclusion, he was generally a healthy individual without major preexisting conditions, unlike the boy, IMHO, in this report.

Replied by June Bug
Maryland
05/17/2017

When I was a teenager many years ago, I bought a pack of white caffeinated pills at the grocery store (snuck them into my mother's cart). I think they were called STAY AWAKE. Something like that. I took just one pill in the morning before high school and had the worst day of my life. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I went to the nurses station in my school. It was very scary. Since then I stay away from all things that come in a packet or small bottle that has high doses of caffeine. Like the 5 hour energy vials you see sold in gas stations. From personal experience I can tell you that children should NOT consume that much caffeine. It is a danger. Poor boy.

Replied by Diane
Southern Ca.
05/17/2017

"Energy drinks and whiskey"

I was checking out at a local store when a lady working there told me that she was stressed out.

I asked her why and she said her family had to rush her 23 year old grandson to the emergency room due to a racing irregular heart beat! Seems he was told he could get a bigger high drinking Whiskey with an energy drink! Well this family has had to rush him to the emergency room more than once!

What the doctors want to do is use a defibrillator (called a counter shock) to bring his heart back to normal. The young man and his family were afraid to do this. I don't know what happened to this man and the problem, but don't mix energy drinks with alcohol. You may never be the same again.

Replied by Art
California
05/17/2017
419 posts

MtoM,

I have had a few energy drinks over time and I would tend to agree with you. I think some people are very sensitive to some of the ingredients in energy drinks and this is something you might not realize until it happens to you.

I am a grown man and weigh 180 lbs. I had never had a problem with the energy drinks I had tried, but I decided to try a new one that I had not seen before. It came in a large 16 ounce aluminum can and it tasted like a fruit punch soda. I had purchased 6 to give it a try and had been drinking them more as an experiment to see if it was any different than others I had tried before. I will say that it had the best taste of all I had tried before, but on my 4th can, my heart started racing and I felt light headed and slightly dizzy all at the same time. I drank these 4 cans days apart from each other over a two week period. The first three were no problem, but the fourth one did scare me as I had not had that reaction before. I didn't drink the last two. Imo, not all of these energy drinks are the same, so you can't assume that just because you have had energy drinks before without a problem, that it will be that way for every energy drink out there. Btw, I noticed that I stopped seeing that particular energy drink shortly after that incident.

I think parents should pay close attention to their children when it comes to consumption of energy drinks.

Art

Replied by Hisjewel
America, New York
05/20/2017

Hi Mama to Many and EC,

We Mama's are watchful, and we work hard to raise happy, healthy children.

If I thought anything might hurt my daughter I would not let her have it. But I went to sleep on the energy drink. My daughter told me how good they were for her. And just accepted it.

She loved the company she bought from so well she talked my mother into trying it. My mother tried it one time and said, "it didn't give me any energy" and never tried it again. However my daughter continued get at least one a day these were her college years (she takes breaks). One day she came home and said, today when I had my energy drink my heart started beating real fast. This was the same brand she had always bought.

Long story short, that sudden racing heart cured her of drinking energy drinks. I was no help to her, because I did know the danger of excess caffeine. She was about 28, my mom was about 78 and both of them thought they were grown, so they may not have listened to me anyway, but I could have warned them in love like mothers do.

Though things affect us differently, It's just good to know what to watch out for.

Thanks Mama,

HisJewel


Food Alerts  

Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 12/11/2009

Here's an article a friend emailed today: "The 7 foods experts won't eat"

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/the-7-foods-experts-wont-eat-547963/

Health Experts on:

Canned Tomatoes
Corn Fed Beef
Microwave Popcorn
Nonorganic Potatoes
Farmed Salmon
Milk Produced with Artificial Hormones
Conventional Apple

P.S. The farmed salmon blurb was most eye-opening!

"... Nature didn't intend for salmon to be crammed into pens and fed soy, poultry litter, and hydrolyzed chicken feathers. As a result, farmed salmon is lower in vitamin D and higher in contaminants, including carcinogens, PCBs, brominated flame retardants, and pesticides such as dioxin and DDT."


GMO  

Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 07/29/2015 2115 posts

Please support saying "no" to the dark act, which enables big agri to not label GMO foods. http://www.justlabelit.org/

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn.
07/29/2015

HI U TIMH, , , , , , , , , , , , , I applaud your endeavor, but if you have watched the videos that are exposing how ignorant the mileanials are ........ your campaign is without hope. That is the reason we raise a garden.

In 1981 I went to Mexico City to interview a company in which I would build a paper mill for them. We were met at the plane and went to an outdoor restaurant for a strawberry salad. It was great, but that night I experienced Montezuma's revenge. I was well the next day because my illness was due to using human waste on the strawberries. That is not the case with GMO's as you state. You will be sick for your entire life.

All the big farmers here in East Tenn raise GMO crops that they spray with Round-up before planting and on the crop to make it ripen all at once. Our rural electrical company is now spraying all right aways with Round-up. We used to catch many fish in front of our cabin. No more.

It truly is getting spooky. The creek at our farm no longer has fish in it due to herbicides sprayed on the farm lands. We are committing suicide. I wish I had the answer. I don't.

=========ORH=============


Gmo  

Posted by Debbie (Australia ) on 10/11/2013

Look at the link below to see photos of what GMO feed does to pig stomach lining.. Ironic that many autistic kids (and others today) have a gut that has been compromised. http://www.naturalnews.com/040727_GMO_feed_severe_inflammation_pig_stomachs.html

Pictures speak for themselves.


Posted by Askmeaboutgmos (New York) on 09/13/2013

I would like to inform folks about the March Against Monsanto that is taking place around the world on October 12th, 2013. It is to protest against Monsanto and our government, asking for our food to be labeled gmo and ultimately, getting it banned. This is terrible what this company has done to us and even worse that President Obama wants to save the Syrian people but is letting Monsanto get away with poisoning Americans daily, including our military. I urge you to watch this film produced by the Institute of Responsible Technology who has researched gmo's for 19 years. Dr. Oz's wife, Lisa Oz, narrates the film. Folks, this isn't just pesticides being sprayed on our food. They've taken the seed and gmo'd it with the pesticide so that when the plant grows the pesticide is produced in the plant so when the bug bites it, it 's stomach explodes. We eat it. Can you guess what happens next? Find us on facebook: March Against Monsanto. Here is the link to the film. Have a family night and watch it together. 1 hour, 20 minutes to knowing the whole truth about what our government let this company do to us. Monsanto does not want you to watch this film.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXEEiznjkMM

Replied by Dave
Greenville, Sc
09/14/2013

To "ask me about gmos": You are so right... Genetically modified foods have the potential to accelerate aging and bring on degenerative diseases. The legal ramifications are prolific also. Farmers who are avoiding the use of the GM seed are being sued by Monsanto and others when Monsanto finds blow over of seed from adjoining GM fields.

Our own Congress gave protection to GM producers this year by barring any injunctive relief which might have come at the GMO companies in various suits against them. Google "the Daily Show, GMO injunctive relief" and you should come up with the amazing story of how these Special Interests control DC. And Dr Oz, Dr Mercola and others are trying their best to blow the whistle on this crisis.

Replied by Larry
Fairfax
09/15/2013

It is my understanding that the present wheat we consume is a GMO grain. Supposidly, wheat was modified about 50 - 60 years ago to make it grow faster, but was not checked for its effect on health. To learn more about this, read the book, "Wheat Belly" by William Davis, MD.

Replied by Andrea C
Wales
09/16/2013

Google 'MONSANTO' for your answer to G.M.O. USA Government set them up free reign to take the world's food crops over. There is also lots of Videos on Youtube about this, also watch or read about CODEX AILMENTARIUS. These people are a danger to the very exsitence of every form of life, and the Earth itself. And freedom of choice to choose natural remedyies over Pharma Drugs. Use EC well, for I fear this too will become a victim of these evil doers. They already banned hundreds of thousands of natural supplements, because they worked, and people didn't need to be poisoned or worsened by Drugs. Love Andrea Cxxxx

Replied by Kt
Usa
09/17/2013

Andrea, keep in mind that our "natural" root remedies have been genetically modified too. 1 John 5:19 because everyone in the whole world has to eat. Everything is tainted.http://naturalsociety.com/court-of-appeals-sides-monsanto-organic-farmers/.?There is another article on "organics" at this site. That link is provided above to "Mama to Many". Here's the other link, http://naturalsociety.com/admittedly-illegal-genetically-modified-soil-fungus-present-in-organic-products/



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