Citizens For Health

Aug 07, 2009: How DSHEA was really won

By James Gormley via www.thegormleyfiles.blogspot.com DSHEA, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, is the law which protects our access to dietary supplements and to truthful information about them; it also provides for the quality and safety of supplements. What led to the passage of this law was a historic grassroots and political battle, a struggle that actually…

Aug 07, 2009: We Cared About Numbers, Not People: Former CIGNA PR Chief Comes Clean

By Alison Rose Levy via The Integrative Health Outlook “When you’re in the executive offices… you don’t think about individual people. You think about the numbers and whether or not you’re going to meet Wall Street’s expectations… That enables you to stay there, if you don’t really think that you’re talking about and dealing with real human beings, ” Wendell…

Aug 06, 2009: Website that gives safety ratings for personal care products

Through an interactive personal care product safety guide, “Skin Deep,” consumers can consult brand-by-brand safety ratings for more than 14,000 products. “Skin Deep” fills the information gap left by an industry that markets thousand of products with ingredients that have not been assessed for safety by either industry or government health experts. Those safety decisions are made behind closed doors,…

Aug 06, 2009: Important Players in Congress

The following is list of congresspersons who have played a role in the regulation of natural health generally, and DSHEA in particular over the past few years. This list is certainly not exhaustive. We encourage you to research individual congresspersons and candidates at www.yourcadidatesyourhealth.org to see if particular candidates have taken clear positions on natural health issues. House Reps: Dan…

Aug 06, 2009: GAO Report on Supplements

We predicted late last year before, during and after the election that 2009 would begin a time of change and challenge for dietary supplements. It looks like the first shoe has dropped: The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) presented a report to Congress last week, titled Dietary Supplements: FDA Should Take Further Action to Improve Oversight and Consumer Understanding. A…

Aug 06, 2009: Protecting Your Individual Health Freedoms Radio Broadcast

In this increasingly complex world of regulations, environmental contamination, and special interests vying for control of your medical privacy and access to complementary/alternative healthcare practices, fortunes are in play and your basic human right to health is being challenged. Advocates have described the wellness arena as follows, “Medicine is a science, healing is an art, and healthcare is a business”….

Aug 06, 2009: Americans Urge Agency to Adopt a Mandatory Ban on Untested, Cloned Food

This following release is from several years ago but remains a vitally important issue that consumers must continue to fight. ——————————————————————————————————— Washington, May 3, 2007 – A coalition of consumer, environmental, and animal welfare organizations today announced the submission of more than 130,000 comments to the Food and Drug Administration from consumers who oppose the Agency’s proposed plan to introduce…

Aug 06, 2009: Eat Well Guide

The Eat Well Guide, maintained by the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy, is a free directory of sustainably-raised meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs from stores, farms, and restaurants in your area. Click

Aug 06, 2009: Petition the FDA for more health information labeling

Currently, food manufacturers are prohibited from labeling their products with accurate health-related information without being subjected to a lengthy and expensive FDA review. In a recent court case, the judiciary agreed with natural health consumers and ruled that the FDA’s approval process is unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds. In response, the FDA has announced the opening of a comment period…

Aug 06, 2009: Comprehensive Homeopathy Fact Sheet

By Timothy Fior, M.D., A.B.F.P., D.Ht. 1. What is homeopathy? Homeopathy is an over 200 year old system of medical therapy and prevention that is based on the knowledge and application of medicines contained in the U.S. FDA-recognized Homeopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States. It is a scientific therapeutic method that embodies a philosophy of understanding people and illness in…