Conventional Medicine Wants FDA to Take Away Most Dietary Supplements

By Bill Faloon

An editorial in the January 25, 2012, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine strongly supports the FDA's proposed New Dietary Ingredient guidelines that would ban most of the effective nutrients you use today.

One inane argument is that since some unscrupulous manufacturers are spiking their products with drugs like Viagra®, then all supplements introduced after year 1994 should be removed from the market until the FDA approves them for safety.

This has nothing to do with how the FDA is proposing to deny Americans access to natural supplements, but it is nonetheless being used as an excuse to give pharmaceutical giants a monopoly over what you are allowed to put into your body.

FDA Inundated with Protests

In response to the New Dietary Ingredient guidelines, the FDA has received more than 146,000 pages of comments that expose the absurdities of what the FDA is proposing.

Pharmaceutical interests desperately want the FDA to put these guidelines into effect so that Americans will be dependent on prescription drugs. The impact on consumers will be higher prices and reduced efficacy, along with the horrific side effects associated with many FDA-approved medications.

We've Already Won Some Congressional Support

Two powerful senators and longtime friends of natural health, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), wrote to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and formally asked the FDA to withdraw its guidance document.

In addition, Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) recently made a speech titled "Over-regulating Dietary Supplements Endangers Americans' Jobs and Health" on the floor of the House of Representatives, urging the FDA to go back to the drawing board and ensure that they do not limit Americans' access to dietary supplements.

Ask Congress to Stop this Insanity

Health freedom groups have devised a unique strategy to save our supplements from central government prohibition.

As you may know, the comment period for the New Dietary Ingredient Draft Guidance is now closed and the FDA will be reviewing all the comments they have received. During this period, we want to make the Draft Guidance such a hot-button political issue that the FDA will be forced to take notice and will address the public's serious concerns.

By accessing our convenient Legislative Action Site, you can ask your senators and representative to make a one-minute floor speech opposing the FDA's plan to sweep many supplements off the shelf. At the same time, you will be asking your members of Congress to write the FDA about the consumer revolt that is occurring in response to these draconian proposals to take away the most effective dietary supplements on the market today!

Just click here to reach our Legislative Action Site and conveniently e-mail your representative and two senators.

For longer life,

William Faloon


Anonymous said...

Wonder how much big pharma payed the NEJM to publish that editorial?

Medicine said...

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Dietary Supplements said...

Dietary Supplements and Today’s Lifestyle

Many articles by nutritionists and physicians blithely assume that we all eat five fruits and vegetables per day that we never skip breakfast, and religiously consume whole grains rather than processed grains. They seem to ignore the fact that the average person does eat fast food and that salt, carbohydrates, and sugar are a regular part of millions of people’s diets. These are the people who say that dietary supplements are not necessary, because a balanced diet takes care of all that for you.
The Reality of Today’s Lifestyle

Reality dictates otherwise. Our schedules are packed, and many of us are worried about finances, making ends meet, and the general stresses of raising a family where everyone seems to have a different schedule. Even for those who make nutrition a priority, perfect eating habits sometimes go by the wayside. As a result, it’s hard to be sure whether we are consuming enough fiber, minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, and amino acids to ensure optimum health.
The Role of Dietary Supplements d

Keeping our bodies properly nourished even when we can’t take the time or effort to ensure we eat properly is what dietary supplements are all about. Most people take them in the form of tablets or capsules, but they also can be had in the form of extracts, liquids, and powders. They are generally shelf-stable, relatively inexpensive, and serve as a good backstop to the typical diet and lifestyle of today.The most popular supplements are multivitamin and mineral supplements because they ensure we meet our baseline needs and are relatively inexpensive. Calcium supplements are also important for women, and for men who may not get enough calcium, because osteoporosis affects both sexes. Fish oil supplements are becoming widely used because of their benefits on cardiac health. Glucosamine is another supplement that is becoming popular for the health of the body’s joints.
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