Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Health, Freedom and Torture

What is the connection between health, freedom and torture? [Other than the obvious effect on the health and freedom of the victim.]

People who are involved in the holistic healing arts understand that the health of a society is a function of, among other factors, its beliefs and its treatment of the helpless (such as the sick, the poor and prisoners).

The first rule is "Do no harm." And therefore healers must speak out against torture.

Dr. Ron Paul on torture:

"The government’s own actions and operations in torturing people, and in acting on illegally obtained and unreliable information to kill and capture, are the most radicalizing forces at work today, not any religion, nor the fact that we are rich and free. The fact that our government engages in evil behavior under the auspices of the American people is what poses the greatest threat to the American people, and it must not be allowed to stand."

In other comments the good doctor strongly condemned physicians and psychiatrists who worked for the government torture programs. He remains the voice of ethics and morality, in a govt becoming a vile parody of the evil empires of the past.

"The NBC News analysis shows that more than one quarter of all footnotes in the 9/11 Report refer to CIA interrogations of al-Qaida operatives who were subjected to the now-controversial interrogation techniques. In fact, information derived from the interrogations is central to the Report’s most critical chapters, those on the planning and execution of the attacks. The analysis also shows - and agency and commission staffers concur - there was a separate, second round of interrogations in early 2004, done specifically to answer new questions from the Commission."

This was waterboarding, not to prevent an immanent terrorist attack, but rather to obtain a false "confession" to "justify" a preemptive war of aggression. Clearly a war crime under the Nuremberg Code and under In re Yamashito (the Japanese general in charge of the Philippines who was hung for not preventing war crimes, including the waterboarding of US soldiers).

The only people who can hold these war criminals accountable are the American people. I urge all freedom-loving Americans to accept their personal responsibility to do something about this. We are responsible for the misbehavior of the govt. Refuse to vote for either the right-wing neocons of the (sic) Republican Party or the left-wind neocons of the (sic) Democratic Party. The alternative is to vote for the Principled Third Parties.

The health and freedom of our society depend on standing against these evils and the parties that perpetuate them. Nothing less will restore the Republic.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vitamin Lawyer Webinars: May 6 and May 10, 2009

Two Vitamin Lawyer Webinars this week:

1. Legal considerations for CAM Practitioners

2. Bringing New Natural Products to Market

Live on the Internet and archived for permanent access:

These Webinars are sponsored by Natural Solutions Foundation through Vital Connection University.

Here is a link to the YouTube video on joining VCU (it's free to join):

1. Ethical and Legal Considerations for Advanced HealthCare (’CAM’) Practitioners

Presenter: Ralph Fucetola JD
Live Webinar: Thursday, Revised and Updated: May 6, 2009 - 8 PM EDT
Fee: $99.99 - includes eBook with SOP formats

Video Introduction:


This seminar is intended for Natural (sometimes called ‘CAM’) health practitioners in every area of practice. With the State and Federal Government agencies determined to stamp out all non-pharmaceutical-focused treatments, if you are an advanced health practitioner, you need accurate, up to the minute information on

* Standard Operating Procedures
* Disclaimers
* Disclosures
* Informed Consent
* Risks to Private Practitioners
* Practical advise on structuring your practice
to protect yourself and your client/patients
* Forbidden words
* How to present what you do and why you do it
* Waivers

Common sense, talent and experience may make you a great practitioner, but it takes legal information and careful strategic communication to keep you out of trouble and in practice. Join us for this essential course. Tuition includes a $30 tax deductible donation to the Natural Solutions Foundation and an information-filled eBook with practical forms to use. The information in the eBook would require several hours of legal retainer time to produce.

2. Bringing New Natural Products to Market

Presenter: Ralph Fucetola JD
Live Webinar: May 10, 2009 - Noon EDT
Tuition: $199.99

What does it take to bring a new natural product to market? How does a product qualify as a Certified Friendly Food? What types of claims can be made for natural products? What are the pitfalls and opportunities? Includes an eBook containing the full slide text and copies of forms and formats for SOPs, SUS, and more.

“Your papers must be in order.”

Are your ingredients “grandfathered” under DSHEA?
Have you filed your Structure and Function Claims Notices with FDA?
Do you have your SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)?
Is your web site Site Use Statement up-to-date?
Is your Substantiation Notebook ready?

You must be better organized before the FDA inspection!

Just last month the FDA’s Dietary Supplement program manager told Expo West, to paraphrase his statement, “that FDA is about to receive much more money and will be able to saturate the field with inspectors… a large increase in our force out there… largest supplements firms shouldn’t have a problem funding, but some mom and pop operations will be lost… recommends that small firms band together so the new rules don’t break their backs…"

Further information:

Monday, May 4, 2009

Health Freedom and Self-Care in a Pandemic Crisis

Government and the "bigs" in the nutrient industry are raising a "hew and cry" against natural remedies during the current engineered "pandemic" panic.

UPDATE: First published: o5/29/09 - additional updates following.
White Paper on Self-Quarantine and Self-Shielding

"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are warning consumers to stay away from supplements that claim to treat or prevent swine flu, and say they will take aggressive action against companies attempting to benefit from the public health emergency.

"US dietary supplement trade associations have also grouped together to issue a joint warning against such products, and to urge their member companies to refuse to stock or sell them.

"... The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the Natural Products Association (NPA) and United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) said in an advisory:

“'Marketers and retailers of dietary supplements are urged to refuse to stock or sell any supplements that are presented as treating or curing swine flu, and marketers and retailers should refrain from promoting any dietary supplement as a cure or treatment for swine flu.'...”

This article points out a primary differentiation between the "industry" and health freedom advocates. Good doctors know, as Dr. Ron Paul recently stated: hygiene, rest, sun and good nutrition are the best protection against any pandemic - see Dr. Paul on

Unlike the industry spokespeople who are willing to pander to the misconceptions of govt and its academics, courageous healthcare practitioners are ready to tell people about the historic links between poor hygiene, suppressed immunity, insufficient nutrition -- and let us add, devastated environments (such as Mexico City) and pandemic outbreaks.

See Dr. Laibow's article at:

Since the govt can neither prevent nor contain pandemics, everyone must become sufficiently knowledgeable to engage in meaningful self-care!

PS - also take a look at the Natural Solutions' Vital Connection Webinar series; we are doing three Webinars this week: