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18 Jan: Artificial Sweeteners: More Bad News Means It’s Time to Bring Out the ‘Influencers’

2023 was not a sweet year for the artificial sweetener industry. In May the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that artificial sweeteners (what it calls non-sugar sweeteners, or NSS) do not “confer any long-term benefit” in weight loss. Even more alarming, the WHO says that using NSS over time may produce “undesirable effects” such as upping the risk of type…

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11 Jun: Nuclear Fallout Contaminating Our Food – Increase Testing NOW

Kimberly Roberson: FFAN@Sonic.net                                              CindyFolkers: Cindy@BeyondNuclear.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japan plans to release over one million tons of radioactive wastewater into the Pacific; U.S. groups demand FDA establish safer rules for radionuclides in food, say current guidelines lag behind science,…

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08 Jun: New York Citizens for Health – TAKE ACTION

The New York State Assembly has passed Assembly Bill 5610-D. If enacted, it would restrict sales of safe and beneficial sports nutrition and weight management products to consumers under the age of eighteen. The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) said that it “…is dismayed by the uncritical review given to A5610-D by the New York Assembly. The legislation is a…

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02 Apr: Disappearing Act: The Battle Over Dietary Supplement Ingredients and the Drug Exclusion Provision

Increasingly, FDA has used this ‘race to market’ language of DSHEA to prevent or remove safe and legitimate dietary ingredients from commerce By James J. Gormley, Gormley NPI Consulting, CFH President and Senior Policy Advisor This post first appeared on Nutraceuticals World, reposted with permission Today, 46% of the budget of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes from…

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28 Jan: Battles That Have United the Natural Products Industry — and Those Which Have Not

Looking back at the Vitamin Volstead Act, DSHEA, Codex, the AER Bill, and MPLs By James J. Gormley, Gormley NPI Consulting, CFH President and Senior Policy Advisor This post first appeared on Nutraceuticals World, reposted with permission Retailers, consumers, and natural products industry stakeholders have a history of generally—although not exclusively—uniting for what they considered the common good against regulation…

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25 Oct: New Survey: 75% of Americans Support Natural Health Products

And 70% of Americans are more likely to support a Congressional candidate who will protect dietary supplements and homeopathy Citizens for Health, along with several other prominent health-choice organizations, cosponsored a survey conducted by the Marist Poll*, which found, among other things, the following: 75% of Americans use “vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements or natural or homeopathic remedies” 70%…

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19 Sep: Tribute to Jim Turner

By James Gormley I was pleasantly surprised, in 2004, when Ana Micka reached out to me at the suggestion of Jim Turner. The CUNY Graduate Center was holding a symposium on globalism and Citizens needed somebody to talk about the EU Supplements Directive and Codex, and about how common ground could be found between consumers and industry. Finding common ground…

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28 May: Supplements Access in Jeopardy – ACTION ALERT

More evidence that the FDA is working with Sen. Durbin to eliminate your supplements access. Action Alert! The dominoes continue to line up for Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and his plan to restrict your supplement access. Last week, the FDA issued a policy designed to get companies to comply with its troublesome “new supplement” guidance that threatens over 41,000 supplements….

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02 Feb: In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF JAMES S. TURNER 1940 — 2022 James S. Turner, an attorney and consumer advocate who was an original “Nader’s Raider,” passed away suddenly at his Washington, D.C. home on January 25. He was 81. While working with Ralph Nader, Mr. Turner wrote the 1970 book, The Chemical Feast: Ralph Nader’s Study Group Report on the Food and Drug Administration.  Time Magazine commented at…

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06 May: Nebulizing, Supplements, and Equipment for Home Health Center

Hello everyone, The following information is my summary of what people can do to help prevent and treat COVID-19.  My references are articles and videos from Dr. David Brownstein, MD; Dr. Mark Sircus, DO; Dr. Thomas Levy, MD, JD; Dr. Frank Shallenberger, MD; Dr. Joseph Mercola, DO; Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD; Dr. Andrew Saul; and Margaret Young, RN. I have…

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12 Mar: Setting Up a Home-Based Intensive Health Care Center

Hello, Everyone! In this post: Dr. Mark Sircus, AC, OMD, DM (P) – Natural Allopath Medicines (nutrients) recommended by Dr. Sircus to have and use at home Dr. Sircus: dosages and treatments for Coronavirus infections Nutrient home delivery methods Considerations when using nutrients as medicine Supplement recommendations Dr. Sircus protocol: treatments and products (includes cancer, the ultimate immune challenge) Three…

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23 Oct: Supplement Labels are Changing – Be #LabelWise

Consumers have a wide variety of choice when it comes to purchasing dietary supplements—choice that exists in selecting product categories and specific products as well as choosing the company or source that sells them. Some choices are smarter than others, and consumers would be wise to do their homework. Supplement labels are changing in 2020. Time to get #LabelWise!

04 Dec: 5G Media Advisory: Call to Substantiate Claims of “Safety”

UPDATE: Watch Senator Blumenthal’s press conference on the dangers of 5G: View it here. As the Senator notes, despite the FCC’s assurances that 5G is “safe,” “We need evidence.” And classified evidence is NOT enough. CFH and NISLAPP believe the available scientific evidence: The impact will be harmful. “We do not know it is safe” is very different than “It…

31 Mar: Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus Report

Integrative Health & Wellness Caucus Focuses on Putting Health Back in Healthcare Bipartisan Effort Cites Prevention and Integrative Health Solutions to Combat Opioid Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2018 – Reps. Mike Coffman, R-CO and Jared Polis, D-CO, welcomed members of Congress, their staff and healthcare stakeholders to an inaugural meeting of the new Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus to…

28 Dec: In Memoriam: Jim Duke

Citizens for Health regrets the loss of a dear friend and champion of the health freedom movement, Jim Duke. A renaissance man in the truest sense of the word, and as frequent collaborator Steven Foster notes, “His impact and inspiration for the last three generations of all aspects of the herbal community cannot be overstated.” He worked for the USDA’s…

04 Apr: Badditives!

In Badditives! The 13 Most Harmful Food Additives in Your Diet and How to Avoid Them, Linda and Bill Bonvie, who for several years wrote the Citizens for Health “Food Identity Theft” blog, identified a rogues’ gallery of the “worst of the worst” ingredients out there. We were fortunate to be able to bring you selections below from this important…

19 Jan: Additives? BADditives!

Additives in today’s foods are more prevalent than ever. Preservatives, GMOs, foods declared safe for consumption despite never being tested – how does one sort it all out?

06 Dec: Stop 21st Century Cures Act

Although this is coveted as a wonderful bill that is needed in the US so that drugs and medical devices can be fast tracked, if you read the nearly 1000 pages it is clear this is dangerous bill that is has the best interests of the Pharmaceutical industry at heart, NOT its consumers.

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02 May: Sign the Petition: Protect Free Speech 4 Health!

Some of the most powerful forms of control are the ones we don’t see. Using complex algorithms and AI, private tech giants like Alphabet that own Google and YouTube wield unseen power, filtering what we see and don’t see. This restriction of free speech, as seen in YouTube’s new medical misinformation policy, hinders critical thought and prevents diverse perspectives around…

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25 May: Understanding FTC’s Warning to Industry: Considerations for the Natural Products Industry

Notices are seen as a maneuver after the Supreme Court ruled FTC can no longer use Section 13(b) of the FTC Act to collect fines from first-time offenders By James J. Gormley, Gormley NPI Consulting, CFH President and Senior Policy Advisor This post first appeared on Nutraceuticals World, reposted with permission In April, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) put nearly…

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14 Feb: Under Cover of COVID

Increased use of facial recognition technology is moving the U.S. ever closer to a checkpoint nation. State and federal agencies, as well as private companies, are already capturing your most personal data, often without you even knowing. Now, a global vaccine passport utilizing your faceprint may be on the horizon. By Linda Bonvie What does China’s President Xi Jinping have…