Tuesday, February 26, 2008
While his information is certainly suggestive, you need to read it to come to your own conclusions as to its accuracy. I know Tim and trust his judgment.
Here is the introduction, but do read the article for the details of the six components. If you are an advanced healthcare practitioner, nutrient or natural remedy purveyor, you need to read this article.
"The Six Components of the 2008 Quackbuster Operation...
"Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
"Friday, February 22nd, 2008
"Do not, for even a second, think that the US "Quackbuster" operation, a plot to stop anyone, and everyone, from changing the broken US health care system, is run, or even maintained, by [deleted]... He's just the "front man." The one they want you to focus on. ...
"So, who really is running it? And why? And, how is it being done? Keep reading, and all will be revealed.
"The 2008 Quackbuster operation is involved in “info wars” on the internet. It is a public relations "black-ops," run out of a New York misinformation agency. It has six components designed to do two things: (1) provide false and misleading negative healthcare information, primarily through the internet, to (a) the general public, and (b) employees of health insurance companies, medical malpractice insurance companies, health agencies, County, State, and Federal enforcement agencies about those trying to fix/change the health care system, and people, therapies, products, etc., that compete with the current status quo, and (2) block, or diminish sources of substantial information about positive aspects of those people, therapies, products, etc, that compete with the status quo.
"The plot is pervasive, well funded, and well run. And, it's time to break it up. This article will give you the information on how it works, and tips on how to stop it from affecting YOU and your interests.
"The New York agency's intent is to not just defame, but to make that defamation, through organization, appear at the top of the search engines like google. Below, I’ll show you how they do that. They have organized to manipulate the online encyclopedia Wikipedia information about health care. They also, through people trained in disruption, troll Usenet (Google) discussion groups, badmouthing advanced health care, regularly.
"I emphasize that all of this attack is “organized”… and can be traced back to the same people – about five, or six, of them..."
Read more: http://www.bolenreport.net/feature_articles/feature_article070.htm
Saturday, February 16, 2008
">>Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - North America
>>Supplements not a steroid scapegoat, says senator
>>By Lorraine Heller
>>2/15/2008- The sports industry should take full responsibility for abuse of performance-enhancing substances rather than blaming dietary supplements and government regulation, according to a Utah senator.
>>Senator Orrin Hatch this week published an op-ed in the Washington Post, which heavily criticizes sports players and unions for pointing to dietary supplements as a "preposterous" excuse for steroid use.
>>This kind of blame-dumping is not a first for the supplement industry. Dietary supplements have repeatedly taken a hit across many professional sports categories as they often have been blamed as a delivery system for banned substances - something industry says is misleading.
>>The actual situation, say industry advocates, is characterized by illegal substances masquerading as dietary supplements rather than legitimate dietary supplements using banned ingredients.
>>Indeed, a new report published in December suggests just that.
>>The Mitchell report, which investigated the use of performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball (MLB), put forth the notion that MLB should move on from its doping scandals, not waste time trying to laying blame on particular players, and instead focus on making sure this does not happen in the future.
>>Senator Hatch highlighted in his op-ed that the Mitchell report had found that performance-enhancing substances used by players were obtained surreptitiously by a third party, typically at a high cost.
>>'Dietary supplements - or at least the ones governed by DSHEA - are available over-the-counter. So who shells out big bucks to a shady dealer in a back room, when he can easily purchase dietary supplements from drug stores and health food stores across the country? Someone who doesn't want what is legally on the
shelf,' he wrote.
>>His comments were published the day pitcher Roger Clemens testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.
>>Hatch maintained that, contrary to the claims of the sports world so far, Congress has not been negligent in its regulation of dietary supplements. Indeed, the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) actually enhanced federal regulation of supplements to ensure safety, he said.
>>Dietary supplements and the laws that regulate them are not and have never been the problem. The problem is that a few athletes will do anything and take anything to get a competitive edge,' he wrote.
>>'The sooner Major League Baseball acknowledges this, and does something about it, the sooner it will cease to be a problem.'"
I am concerned that the Congressional hearings will be used to attempt to outlaw important supplements, such as DHEA. We need to be vigilant and support those in Congress who support health freedom.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
"Thanks for posting the link to Natural Solutions Foundation. -- www.healthfreedomusa.org - our educational foundation seeks to expose the Codex process and its threats to health freedom. My two co-trustees of the Foundation, Dr. Rima E. Laibow, MD and Maj. Gen. Bert Stubblebine (US Army, ret.) were in Africa last week for a Codex workshop on GM food labels. There, the Coalition of Health Conscious Nations that we've helped energize resisted US efforts to prevent honest GM labeling of foods. Last year, even before the recent Scientific American article on the dangers of fluoride, we were able to keep that toxin out of healthy baby formulas.
So, it is possible to engage with Codex and get some results; usually, however, Codex goes along with the illegal US agenda of degrading organic standards, allowing toxins, irradiation and genetically modified ingredients, while restricting nutrients and natural remedies.
We've developed an alternative to Codex's evil Vitamin and Mineral Guideline, which seeks to treat nutrients as though they were industrial toxins or drugs. We call it the Codex 2 Step and you can see a short video of me explaining it on the HealthFreedomUAS.org web site. In short, Codex Guidelines are advisory only, under its Statute. Codex Guidelines are enforced through the WTO which considers them "presumptive evidence" of the standards for international trade. However, if a country adopts its own differing guideline and a national statute under it, that country comes to the WTO without any presumptions and must be judged on the science that backs its law, not Codex. We've drafted a model alternative Vitamin and Mineral Guideline that is friendly toward nutrients and natural remedies and a model Dietary Supplement Law, based on our US DSHEA law, with adjustments to finally make it nutrient and remedy friendly (for example, we incorporate Dr. Ron Paul's Health Freedom Restoration Act (HR 2117) language in it.
You can read more about all that at our site, but most importantly, please sign up for our eAlert System. We've shown we can generate over 100,000 messages to Congress and FDA anytime needed; that's why last year's FDA "enabling act" (where Congress decided to deal with FDA abuses of power by giving FDA more power to abuse...) included language protecting DSHEA products.
Please join today; alone we are just "voices in the wilderness" of cyberspace; together we are growing powerful netroots! www.healthfreedomusa.org
Ralph Fucetola JD
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Last Thursday I took Amtrak to Union Station in DC, met up with health freedom researcher Maury Silverman and our National Solutions Foundation Washington "guide" Charlie Frohman. It was a sunny, late winter day and I thoroughly enjoyed the walk from the station.
We met with Congressional health aides for four members of the House and two in the Senate, both parties (all members of relevant committees). We were also able to speak for a few minutes with the legislative aide of a CA congressman who is also preparing a bill to support health freedom, expanding on Dr. Ron Paul's Health Freedom Protection Act, HR 2117.
After the meetings at the Capitol, we took a quick Metro subway ride to Arlington and the Paul for President HQ. The mostly young staff and volunteers were very upbeat (Mitt Romney had just suspended his campaign) and were very much aware that health freedom was an important issue for the freedom movement they see themselves building over the coming years. In their view, just like Barry Goldwater paved the way for Ronald Regan, Dr. Paul is paving the way for a libertarian President in four to eight years.
Visiting the Capitol with Charlie Frohman - http://www.cfrohman.com/aboutus.html - as our "guide" is always an interesting experience. The people on the Hill listened to our educational message regarding health and freedom, mostly, I am convinced, as a result of their respect for him. I think we are having a positive effect!
One way we can all become more effective is for people to join the eAlert system at our Natural Solutions Foundation web site, www.healthfreedomusa.org — awesome day!
Photo: C, Frohman, R. Fucetola and D. Ernsberger
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Health Freedom Message from Dr. Ron Paul, Member of Congress from Texas. Why waste your vote on the media-nominated when you can vote your conscience, and maybe help restore the Constitution.
Dr. Paul's statement:
"Americans are justifiably concerned over the government’s escalating intervention into their freedom to choose what they eat and how they take care of their health.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in order to comply with standards dictated by supra-national organizations such as the UN‘s World Food Code (CODEX), NAFTA, and CAFTA, has been assuming greater control over nutrients, vitamins and natural health care providers to restrict your right to choose the manner in which you manage your health and nutritional needs.
I have been the national leader in preserving Health Freedom.
I have introduced the Health Freedom Protection Act, HR 2117, to ensure Americans can receive truthful health information about supplements and natural remedies.
I support the Access to Medical Treatment Act, H.R. 2717, which expands the ability of Americans to use alternative medicine and new treatments.
I oppose legislation that increases the FDA‘s legal powers. FDA has consistently failed to protect the public from dangerous drugs, genetically modified foods, dangerous pesticides and other chemicals in the food supply. Meanwhile they waste public funds attacking safe, healthy foods and dietary supplements.
I also opposed the Homeland Security Bill, H.R. 5005, which, in section 304, authorizes the forced vaccination of American citizens against small pox. The government should never have the power to require immunizations or vaccinations. "