Thursday, April 17, 2008

Co-creating the next wave in health freedom

With every revelation of the escalating failures of federal regulation of food and health care,* the health freedom movement grows and strengthens. Groups and alliances form and reform. Very dynamic social interactions occur on many levels.

The movement grows to the point where the "old hands" who used to know everyone in the movement, especially their nemeses, don't know half the people running online health freedom groups. That's certainly the case with me. I've been around for a while. Starting with the citation of merit the National Health Federation granted me in 1979 and continuing for many years of "laboring in the vineyards..." I never wanted to have the responsibility of being a movement "leader." I'd rather research and write polemics. But here is where I am... researching, writing, trying to help people self-organize to protect their privacy and health.

Well, what does it take to be the health freedom leader? For one thing, it takes "thick skin" and a willingness to forgive people who imitate you and at the same time pretend you were not there... first. Imitation is truly the best form of flattery. Duplicating what we are doing reduces the burden on those of us who have been doing it all, all along.

Perversely, the proof of leadership is found in the numerous attacks on our web sites, blogs and email blasts; it's found in the number of "skeptics" and "quackbusters" nipping at our heels with baseless "spam" charges and the like.

My Natural Solutions Foundation co-trustees and I have brought peoples attention to a number of "new threats" over the past couple years.

Examples: how the Trans-Tasman Agreement (Australia and New Zealand) could be used to take Canada down the wrong Codex HARMonization path. Now, a year and a half later, the equation is being understood: Codex -> Australia -> NZ -> Canada -> US via the NAU (North Atlantic Union)...

How the new wave of pro-vaccine propaganda is justifying a new wave of forced vaccination, like the Maryland courthouse atrocity in November 2007, when hundreds of kids were assaulted with repeat vaccinations because the school couldn't find their records, in a martial law atmosphere of fear and rights denied... now various groups, after ignoring the threat, are forming coalitions and alliances all over the place. Meanwhile, we've brought hundreds of powerhouse advocates together at the No-Forced-Vaccination Yahoo!Groups forum and filed a Citizens Petition with the FTC questioning the veracity of vaccine advertisements and propaganda, breaking new ground in seeking redress through one federal agency to correct the mistakes of another federal agency.

Read the Petition at:

Last year, when others made jokes about the FDA's anti-CAM Guidance (the author of the guidance that would have made hot rocks "medical devices" did say he was "not Darth Vader") we mobilized our Mouse Warriors and saw our Health Freedom eAlert system grow tenfold. Our "netroots" saw the threat of the new regulatory category, CAM Product, created by FDA without Congress's permission -- no other "health freedom advocates" noticed, but after our eAlerts, over a half million people tried to tell the FDA what the agency could do with its infamous guidance... the comment system broke down after about two hundred thousand objections were registered. That guidance still hasn't been finalized, a year later.

And before that we filed a formal Citizens Petition with the FDA and USDA demanding that the FDA stop HARMonizing against restrictions already built into US statutory and case law. There have been near to 200,000 signatories on that document.

In addition to that, we are sponsoring 2 agricultural programs in Africa, and 1 agricultural farm and school in Panama (in concept development). Our International Decade of Nutrition actually can solve problems, including the food shortages that threaten global stability today, 18 months after we initiated this far sighted program specifically to meet world needs for wholesome foods.

We are the only health freedom organization visiting the decision makers in the developing world -- people who can take control of Codex. These include, for example, the then President of India.

And then there is Morgellons and GMOs. But that's new news and others are just beginning to catch on to it. We've started two special forums for GMOs in general and for the frightening possible connection to Morgellon's. And on and on and on.

We foresaw not just the threats of Forced Vaccinations or of GM food, but of all GM organisms, GMOs. Join the forums at:

And, of course, joining the eAlert system:

We are delighted to see that every other health freedom organization now follows these issues too. It would be courteous for them to give credit where credit is due, but the important thing is that they woke up after we rang the bell and eventually get salivating... ;)

Since the problem is so huge and variegated, there is room for all. Welcome, sleepy heads! Join the pack!

While others are still hung up on mercury in vaccines, we acknowledge the dangers of the "trace mercury" still allowed in vaccines without labeling, but also point out the broader issues of conscience and dangers of multiple toxins and multiple

And we will continue to innovate responses as we are presented with more challenges from the purveyors of illness and despair among the "Bigs" of this world, Big Govt, Big Pharma, Big Agra, Big Chema, Big Oil, etc.

We know Natural Solutions are the best solutions, and those are what we champion.

Please see this site for an overview of the Foundation's goals:

And this page for some of our Health Freedom accomplishments:

What is the next wave in health freedom? With all the new freedom advocates generated by Dr. Ron Paul's campaign [also Kucinich, Gravel and similar] things can only get better. With more Mouse Warriors we will be more active. I believe we will move from reactive vigilance to more aggressively seeking strong legal guarantees of our basic individual human right to exercise informed, voluntary control over our own lives, including the health care we choose or reject. That is the minimum free people should expect. I doubt there can be any stable world order without respect for such basic freedoms. I know many are ready to fight to preserve true liberty, as though our lives depended on it... as they do.


* Here is what an official government study of the FDA said:

1) The FDA cannot fulfill its mission because its scientific base has eroded and its scientific organizational structure is weak.
2) The FDA cannot fulfill its mission because its scientific workforce does not have sufficient capacity and capability.
3) The FDA cannot fulfill its mission because its information technology (IT) infrastructure is inadequate.
4) FDA does not have the capacity to ensure the safety of food for the nation.
5) The development of medical products based on “new science” cannot be adequately regulated by the FDA.
6) There is insufficient capacity in modeling risk assessment and analysis.
7) The FDA science agenda lacks a coherent structure and vision, as well as effective coordination and prioritization.
8) The FDA has substantial recruitment and retention challenges.
9) The FDA has an inadequate and ineffective program for scientist performance.
10) The FDA has not taken sufficient advantage of external and internal collaborations.
11) The FDA lacks the information science capability and information infrastructure to fulfill is regulatory mandate.
12) The FDA cannot provide the information infrastructure support to regulate products based on new science.

From: the November 2007 Report of the Subcommittee on Science and Technology, FDA Science and Mission at Risk

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