FDA Poised to Ban Supplements in the US

FDA Ban Natural Supplements

Well, the FDA is at it again.

Recently, I wrote a post describing how the FDA has been pressuring natural product companies to stop making health claims about their products.

They are seizing products, making demands on natural health care providers and supplement companies, and shutting down websites.

Well, the situation appears to be getting even more dire.

What is the FDA Trying to Do?

Just this past Friday, according to Natural News, the FDA proposed new rules on Natural Dietary Ingredients that could shut down most of the natural supplement industry.  Here is more from their site:

In the wake of hundreds of dietary supplements recently being outlawed across the EU, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has quietly unleashed a regulatory scheme that, if fully implemented, could ban virtually all dietary supplements in the USA that were formulated after 1994.

That means nearly all superfoods, multivitamins, detox supplements, and medicinal herbal products we have all come to depend on to prevent disease and boost our immune health could soon be stripped from store shelves and outlawed across the nation.

 

And in case you think I am exaggerating, please note the following:

You can also read more on the FDA’s coercive practices against natural companies in this article: Natural Supplement Companies Threatened with Arrest.

Why Are They Trying to Do This?

The gist of what the FDA is saying is that supplements can interact with drugs sometimes and so supplements need to be banned so that pharmaceutical drugs can be used without hinderance.

Oh really?  Well, what if we don’t want to use pharmaceuticals?

And shouldn’t we be just as concerned with regulating drugs to make sure that they aren’t interacting with the natural products that we wish to take to benefit our health?

What is even more preposterous than this is the fact that we are supposed to believe that all of these supplements are so dangerous to our health, but things like mercury and fluoride are safe for our health.

More on that later.

Clearly, there is a profit motive here.  If people get better on supplements, then they don’t need drugs.  Pharmaceutical companies lose and so do physicians.

 

Like I said in my post about the FDA recommending that we avoid “dangerous” probiotics and eat arsenic instead (let alone them ignoring the fact that industrial farmers are feeding chicken poop to cows–please don’t raise an eyebrow when I bring my own pastured meat to our next church potluck :-)), the FDA works for us.  We, the taxpayers, pay their salaries and looking at their track record, they should, in my opinion, be fired.  Now, that goes for a lot of other over-payed, under-worked folks in government too, and I mean on both sides of the aisle.

It’s time we citizens stand up and rebel against this tyranny (and kneel down and pray about this as well).  Otherwise, we will get what we deserve:  a nanny state.  Or worse.

What You Can Do To Help

  1. Go to this link and sign the online petition
  2. Join the Alliance for Natural Health and support their efforts to stop these ridiculous over-reaching attempts by the FDA.
  3. Share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, via email, or wherever else you like. (The link buttons for Facebook, Twitter and Stumble Upon are right at the bottom of this post.  If you have another social media icon that you would like to see here, just let me know.  I’ll put my not-so-techie mind to work on it.)
  4. Contact local and federal government officials and tell them that you want them to work to protect our freedom.
  5. Contact the FDA Directly
  • Phone: 1-888-463-6332 (their main number)
  • Direct Phone to FDA Director, Margaret Hamburg:  301-796-5000. The phone is answered by staff members, so you can tell her exactly what you think.
  • Mail: Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
  • E-mail the Director: However, Gaia-Health has tracked down an AOL e-mail for her and it appears to be live. You might try contacting her at margaretahamburg@aol.com.
  • You can also send comments to local and national newspapers or other news media.

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Let’s all work together to get the word out about this horrid use of taxpayer monies and retain our freedom.

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  1. They can try but it will never work. They are Many Like me for the last 3 years educating Americans on the internet, that natural supplements is how I got to my age with no high BP, or cholestrol no fat in the blood, that I have been taking high cranberry doses since I was 23 now 54 I have never had bladder infections & its anti cancer properties is why I don’t have breast or cervical cancer. It is because of those natural supplements is driving FDA & Health Care Mad crazy out of their minds, they know we don’t need their evil medicine they promote & kill us with the horrible side effects they give us. They won’t succeed if its the last thing on earth I do. We will surely make FDA to all be brought up on charges & fire every damn rotting sticking one of them. They are EVIL is as Evil Does on Epic Level!

  2. This makes me sick and mad signing this petition and sending it on to friends

  3. Joanne says:

    That’s because all these govenments are signatories of Codex Alimentarius…check out Dr. Matthias Rath and his work with vitamin C and its effect on heart disease…it explains everything. But, yes, products in capsules need scientific substantiation in Canada as well as NPN (new product id numbers) and they’re backed up for years with paperwork. And contrary to what people are led to believe, it is not the government that is at fault. It is the taking over, the handing over of our government bodies to industry that is leading to this. governments used to be there to protect us from this, especially here in Canada….but not any more…

  4. trisha Wall says:

    Go to youtube . Search for “depopulation”.
    Look for the one labled : Agenda 21-Depopulation 2009 Part One .
    This woman is a dr. who was told by a very high government official about what is coming to America. One of the things she mentions is that the FDA will ban nutricious food and supplements in their agenda to depopulate the world through many ways, illness being one.Deadly vaccines, starvation, and sterilization are others. Sorry to be a “voice of gloom”, but seems like all the steps we have seen our government and others taking , it really is going this way. Watch clips of Bill Gates talk also.

  5. Kerligirl says:

    This is part of Codex Alimentarius. Read through it. This is the goal, for if you control health through food, you control the world. Conspiracy theorist? Nah, wake up. Its all around you.

  6. This is really scary. They are a bunch of money grubbing hypocrites! I am an oncology nurse and constantly dealing with patients that are diagnosed with various cancers caused directly by smoking cigarettes but you don t see them rushing too fast to take cigarettes off the market nor have I ever even heard of the FDA or AMA ever even mention that this is even an initiative?

  7. Learn your herbs and local flora, learn to make natural herbal remedies using herbal infusions, learn to grow your own herbs and collect the seeds, the government will do what it wants and the people be damned.

  8. I’m torn about this. I have a friend that recently had to be taken to the emergency room because of taking fish oil. She had internal bleeding. I never knew this could happen with fish oil.

  9. Does it also include herbal teas containing the said herbs? Thanks!