What forces and interests direct the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and why is this out-of-control law enforcement agency working so hard to take dietary supplements out of our hands?
These are the central questions explored by Citizens for Health’s very own VP and Senior Policy Advisor, James Gormley, in Health at Gunpoint: The FDA’s Silent War Against Health Freedom, what we at CFH hope you will consider to be a groundbreaking book that brings into clear focus the silent war now being waged by the FDA against all of us: American consumers.
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The FDA was established in 1906 to protect the U.S. public from misbranded and adulterated foods, drinks and drugs. While the original intent may have been honorable, over the years the execution of this mission has become tainted by lobbyists and money.
In Health at Gunpoint, James Gormley presents a history of both the natural foods movement and of this over-reaching Federal agency and examines how the agency has changed over the years. He then looks at the FDA’s most controversial decisions and the troubling reasons behind them.
Why did the FDA try to shut down the supplements industry by getting most supplements classified as drugs? Why did the FDA drag its feet on folic acid fortification while thousands of babies were born with devastating birth defects? Why did the FDA try to get life stages (such as pregancy and aging) and normal discomforts (such as headaches) classified as diseases? Why are irradiated and genetically-altered foods not labeled as such? Why does the FDA favor synthetic additives and dangerous drugs over natural ingredients and dietary supplements? Why did the FDA propose a guidance that would cripple the health food industry as we know it today?
Today, as in the past, the FDA is poised to make decisions that would have a major impact on the health of all Americans. Health at Gunpoint not only sheds light on what is happening, but also explains what you can do about it.
In many European countries, nutritional supplements are now available by prescription only. If you don’t think harmonization-friendly, anti-consumer, restrictions can be put in place here, you may be in for a rude awakening.
Health at Gunpoint will help prepare you for the coming fight!
the government has no right in messing with what foods I choose to eat………they can go right ti the Devil.
I think it’s deplorable the way this world is going… We can’t take medicine because I’m allergic to everything on the market plus I’m sick of the tests and doctors years ago what they did to me not know what was causing my problems and just shuffing medicine into me. I can’t afford much more though of the supplements since on a low income now(Medicare and Supplement insurance don’t pay a cent, but are taking my money for what I don’t know… It’s cost us over &20,000. a YEAR to keep on these programs with a Holistic doctor and one of the best too here in Ringoes, NJ… I would like to know when we will have help on this supplement problem the “USA Goverment” so called is helping us… NOT. Please let me know if I can do anything to help this matter be straightened out. Thank you for your time. Barbara L. PS. I will surely get that book today, hope it can prepare for the battle we are facing. Retired and low income…Partner is paying for it all.
Quite frankly, the FDA is doing a great job of killing us. If the FDA were somewhere in the middle east, the US would have already launched drone attacks to wipe it out as a clear and present danger that it represents.
Thank you for your efforts/ successes! There ARE conspiracies which are NOT “Theories”, as those guilty try to deny. This is a battle of greed and selfishness between those who control the money and never have enough of it, who have “Power” as their remaining conquest. The corruption is mainly deceit, promising to be worst than has ever been on the earth. Thinking themselves wise, they become fools. The most dangerous four words are truly, “You are the doctor.” !!! Obviously diabolically controlled, what has happened to humans worldwide has not been by accident but by a methodically patient progression to overtake and destroy most humans and to restore the planet to a savage jungle with few inhabitants. This is perhaps a distorted view of “how to begin again with more control and more secure/ highest profits.”
It has been studied and stated that there are many geniuses among criminals and rotten citizens without excuse for their crimes upon most of Humanity, who have seldom been caught nor prosecuted!
Could the profiteering from such behavioral experimentation backfire on the perpetrators? Absolutely, because the deceivers are themselves being deceived unaware!
Could they be exposed and punished? Without a doubt, in this life or the next !!! Pray that the punishment/ consequences fit the crime perfectly, and that they both learn their well-earned lessons as well as be given a permanent reminder to stay honest while they have the opportunity!!!
I have watched a deliberate program in process for the last 15 years or so. Until very recently I assumed the same as everyone in the natural products industry does – that the drug industry/FDA [one entity for all practical purposes, now] was trying to stop the production and sale of supplements, to simply eliminate a strongly growing competitor.
Now I have recognized the actual mission of Big Pharma. Yes; supplements manufacturers must be put out of business. But the specific purpose is that of allowing the drug industry to then provide the alternatives to drugs that the American public increasingly chooses. It’s begun already, with the introduction of ‘Lovaza’, the ONLY fish oil safe to take. Why? It’s approved by the FDA, of course. 🙂
[Oh, & by the way – a 3-week supply costs $180 or so rather than the $20.00 for an equal quality fish oil supplement.]
Agree with you all and if you want to know who exactly is behind all the money, read Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. He is a whistleblower who was bad guy turned good and writes an amazing and terrifying chronicle of his work. He wanted to release his tell all in the 1980’s but they threatened to kill his family. After 9/11 he released the book anyway.
He was changed by a Shaman and the native people that saved his life.
Also, if prefer a documentary with the financial answers to all the above then watch “Thrive”
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