James Gormley

19 Sep: The Gormley Files – Preserving Our Natural Resources Preserves Health

Good news! The bill referred to below passed the Senate on October 10 – thanks to all who sent messages to their Senators! Read more here: https://mast.house.gov/blog?ID=021535EC-B791-4B8E-857F-BEA2B12FAD18 Senate Must Pass The Water Resources Development Act by James J. Gormley Fixing our water issues is perhaps the most important priority for the state of Florida, the region and the country. On…

27 May: The Gormley Files – Escape from the Emergency Room

Escape from the Emergency Room By James J. Gormley A few years back, I realized that I had a medical “situation,” a male concern I had wondered about for a couple of months, yet had dealt with by the time-honored male tradition of “avoidance” — if I pretend everything’s okay, the problem will go away — not the best approach….

23 Apr: The Gormley Files – YOU Are the Truth Champions

YOU Are the Truth Champions By James J. Gormley Facts. Truth. What is it about versions of these words that have had shifting uses and meanings throughout the millennia? They have been morphed into tools of propaganda, instruments of oppression and even edicts from kings or despots—who say what they decide is the truth. Many of us who are believers…

11 Jan: CFH VP James Gormley Shares a New Year Message

Happy New Year to all of our supporters, friends, allies and readers. Now that the wrapping paper is gone and noisemakers are stowed, we wanted to send this very brief note looking back at (and forward to) a few issues relating to natural products, health and the environment. First, there is general uncertainty as to whether the anti-over-regulatory winds in…

05 Dec: Victory Is At Hand! Bill Passes, Awaits Illinois Governor’s Signature!

By James J. Gormley The Illinois’ nutrition community bill (SB 2936) we told you about over the last week has passed the Illinois House of Representatives by a vote of 102 to 7, with two abstentions. Translation: The bill has passed and now awaits Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s signature! In an exception to the normal legislative procedures, a second and…

08 Nov: Chicago Conference Covers Latest Research on Natural Products for Women’s Health

By James J. Gormley On October 20th, 2012, the Natural Health Research Institute (NHRI) held its 8th Annual NHRI Scientific Symposium, entitled, “The Effectiveness of Natural Products for Women’s Health.” Presented by the University of Illinois (UIC) College of Pharmacy and the American Nutrition Association (ANA), the UIC College of Pharmacy auditorium was attended by a students and practicing pharmacists,…

01 Nov: Press Release: FDA Protects Supplement Consumers From Drug-Spiked Tainted Products

Citizens for Health Supporters Urged to Visit KeepSupplementsClean.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: James Turner, 202-462-8800 James Gormley, 202-695-2027 Washington, D.C., November 1, 2012 – Citizens for Health (CFH) believes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should provide, and avoid blocking, useful information that consumers can use to make their own health choices. In this spirit, Citizen for…

13 Aug: An Open Letter to Consumer Reports: 10 Misinformation Hazards in Your “10 Surprising Dangers of Vitamins and Supplements” Article

By James J. Gormley It is personally disappointing for me that Consumer Reports, the flagship of the respected marketplace-empowerment organization, Consumers Union, has once again seen fit to arm the American consumer with detrimental misinformation regarding safe, beneficial food supplements. In the alarmist piece which appears in the September 2012 issue, the anti-supplement subtitle reads: “Don’t assume they’re safe because…

29 Jul: “Health at Gunpoint: The FDA’s Silent War Against Health Freedom”

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,…