Natural Awakenings to LOSS OF FREEDOM IN HEALTH


Natural Awakenings to health includes seeing beyond government trickery that affects out health.

The falling US dollar reduces freedoms of everyone in the West. As the institutions lose their credibility they try first to use trickery to maintain themselves. Then finally they use force to maintain their equilibrium.

We can a real natural awakening in the way the Western medical system, in such a state of disrepair, is now trying to stifle alternatives. Our friend and publisher Michael Blate sent this note.

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"Dear family and friends — hard as it seems to believe, it appears the FDA wants to include any and all alternative therapies into the category of ‘medicine’. As such, it would be of course regulated by them for the benefit of physicians.

"This seems to go far beyond the already threatened regulation of nutritional supplements by Codex. In any event, please read the enclosed, then — if you feel as outraged about this as I do — act. And finally, please pass this information along to your own list members who might take similar offense at such a grievous injustice. Peace … Mike"

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So many readers have written to me about this issue that it seemed like I had better check this out. Although I dislike just passing warnings along but do like to seek out the source which in this case is the FDA. If you are having trouble sleeping any night, take look for yourself at http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/06d-0480-gld0001.pdf

Here let’s look at just a short segment of the FDA’s Guidance Document which says about Complimentary Alternative Medicines (called CAM products):

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"We have also seen an increase in the number of CAM products imported into the United States. Therefore, we are providing guidance prepared by the Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, with assistance from the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition."

Whew when any government agency starts like this, run for cover! Now this little tidbit gets worse and says:

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"This guidance makes two fundamental points:

"First, depending on the CAM therapy or practice, a product used in a CAM therapy or practice may be subject to regulation as a biological product, cosmetic, drug, device, or food (including food additives and dietary supplements) under the Act or the PHs Act. For example, the PHs Act defines "biological product," and the Act defines (among other things):

Cosmetic;
Device;
Dietary supplement;
Drug, as well as ‘new drug’ and ‘new animal drug’;
Food; and
Food additive.

These statutory definitions cover some CAM products."

This is why I hate reading government documents. They cover so much territory without saying one understandable thing. Fortunately (or un) this guidance finally gives an example that we mere humans might understand as it continues.

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"Second, neither the Act nor the PHs Act exempts CAM products from regulation. This means, for example, if a person decides to produce and sell raw vegetable juice for use in juice therapy to promote optimal health, that product is a food subject to the requirements for foods in the Act and FDA regulations, including the hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) system requirements for juices in 21 CFR part 120. If -the juice therapy is intended for use as part of a disease treatment regimen instead of for the general wellness, the vegetable juice would also be subject to regulation as a drug under the Act."

This sounds pretty prohibitive to me. Does this mean that when mom says "drink up your juice or eat your fresh vegetables, they are good for you" that she will be selling restricted drugs or practicing unlicensed medicine?

Is there an upside? Could the Coca-Cola Company be in trouble when they advertise "Things go better with Coke?" Isn’t health a thing? Regretfully I suspect that the good gets regulated and the bad will be left alone.

Perhaps I am cynical. When it comes to the way many governments operate, this attitude may be correct. This Guidance looks like one more repression of freedom to me. I recommend you read it and if you do not like it, let the powers be know.

Tomorrow, we’ll look at even more natural awakenings to health repression.

Until, then good health to you!

(Now I wonder…will I be allowed to still say this? Isn’t the power of positive suggestion good for people?)

Gary

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