Health Writer vs. Internet Trolls

I have received a lot of flack lately in regard to my health-based articles.

People shouting “You are not a doctor!” “You aren’t qualified!” and so on. Internet trolls are popping out of the woodwork.

They are correct. I am not a doctor. I have never claimed to be a doctor. I do not offer medical advice at all.  I am a Natural Health Consultant and Advocate, which frankly gives me a lot more room to speak the truth without fear of losing my license to practice.

I am a well-informed, well-spoken fellow human being who cares about others and over the years has amassed a sizable knowledge of health and healing practices. I WILL continue to share that knowledge.

The FDA has made darn sure that regardless if something works, if it cannot be patented and profited off of, it cannot be promoted as a “cure”. It is a sad reality of life and healthcare today in the United States of America that pharmaceutical corporations, the FDA, and many doctors do not want your health to stabilize and for you to thrive.

Health doesn’t turn a profit. Sickness does.

The articles I write are based in research, opinion, and experience.

No one “has” to follow my lead. For that matter no one “has” to even read my blog at all. In fact if you believe whole heartedly in Western allopathic medicine as the end all be all only way to go in health care, I have no idea why my articles would even interest you.

I am not discounting western medicine. It has its place – emergency medicine is vital if not sometimes miraculous and western medicine can, if used properly, complement and work along side of natural health practice, self-care and prevention.

Disease is created in the body and only from within the body, mind and soul can it be released and cured. Traditional western medicine only treats the physical. It’s an incomplete picture, an incomplete fix and often times only masks symptoms rather than treating the root cause.

My suggestion is to keep an open mind as far as alternative health practices go. Do your own research and form your own opinions. Never take anyone’s word as the gospel. That includes myself as well as your physician.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FDA Intimidation practices at work

How did we end up with a country that prohibits health information under the guise of safety?

Herbs, minerals, supplements and vitamins are all made by nature. They are God given and our birthright as humans to be able to utilize nature to heal us when needed. They are currently classified as public domain.

So far anyway,  you cannot take out and own a patent on plants, minerals or other elements found in nature. The FDA is all about patents and profit. Therefore, if something that actually works to heal the body falls outside of their grasp, they must quash it and anyone who tries to bring to light the fact that it works. The FDA has gone so far as to try and ban certain vitamins.

Their party line is very much that pharmaceuticals are the only cure, the only answer, and the only way. This simply isn’t reality. Vitamins, minerals, supplements, and herbs are natures medicine and unlike pharmaceuticals work without side effects.

In doing marketing for a Vitamin Company, due to the FDA’s government mandated and imposed rules and regulations; we are forced to mark every single bottle with the standard FDA disclaimer “This product has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to cure, prevent, diagnose or treat any disease.”
Somehow the FDA has named them selves the end all be all in declaring “what works”. Strangely the majority of America simply sit back and accepts their verdicts.

Example Letter from the FDA

CERTIFIED MAIL

RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

WARNING LETTER

FLA-09-25

 

December 28, 2014

 

President Name

Company

Town, State, Zip

 

This is to advise you that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed your website and has determined that certain products are promoted for conditions that cause the products to be drugs under section 201(g)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) [21 U.S.C. § 321(g)(1)(B)]. The therapeutic claims on your website establish that the products are drugs because they are intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.

The marketing of the products with these claims violates the Act.

Examples of some of the claims observed on your website include:

 

  • GREEN TEA: helps lower cholesterol levels. Helpful for … stabilizing blood sugar and insulin levels, and protecting the body against cancer.
  • LYCOPENE: has also shown to aid with Cardiovascular Disease. This supplement has shown beneficial in lowering high levels of LDL degeneration within the tissue. By lowering the LDL (bad) cholesterol, it can help reduce one’s chances of heart attack.
  • MELATONIN: Research has shown that this supplement can aid those who suffer from insomnia by playing a role in inducing sleep
  • OMEGA3: Taking Omega 3 decreases the risk of heart disease. Omega 3 can also be used as an anti-inflammatory to relieve pain around the joints.
  • TURMERIC: This well known spice offers many benefits for Arthritis sufferers.
  • SELENIUM: Research has shown that Selenium can assist in the prevention of cataracts and macular degeneration.

All of the above statements are true and can be backed with scientific study. This does not matter according to the FDA.

The letter continues:

The claims quoted above are supplemented by the metatags used to bring consumers to your website through Internet searches. The metatags include: “anti-inflammatory,” “prostate cancer supplement,” “joint pain,” and “arthritis pain.”

Your products are not generally recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced uses and therefore, the products are “new drugs” under section 201(p) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 321(p)]. New drugs may not be legally marketed in the U.S. without prior approval from FDA as described in section 505(a) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 355(a)].

You should take prompt action to correct the violations described above and prevent their future recurrence. Failure to do so may result in enforcement action without further notice. The Act authorizes the seizure of illegal products and injunctions against manufacturers and distributors of those products [21 U.S.C. §§ 332 and 334].

Essentially if you attempt to inform, educate, and boost people’s health you will be found to be in violation and possibly subject to having your inventory seized.

Access to truthful natural health information is important. Not all of us are walking encyclopedias of herbal and vitamin knowledge.

By limiting the publics access to information on specific products by way of censoring what producers are allowed to say they are taking away your right to information.

Without information there is no further learning and without the ability to research for yourself your options become more limited – and so does your ability to stay healthy.

To learn more here is a great book written on the subject:

Fight For Your Health:

Exposing the FDA’s Betrayal of America

by Byron J. Richards,

Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

http://www.wellnessresources.com/books/fight_for_your_health.php