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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Wyeth Fights Back

50,000 COMMENTS LATER, WYETH FIGHTS BACK

Just in case you thought the fight for the right to choose natural hormones was over, think again.

Wyeth has amended its original October 5, 2005 Citizens Petition to take away your right to buy safe, cheap hormones identical to the ones nature makes and to close down the specially trained pharmacists who custom make prescriptions in different doses, combinations which are, for example, preservative or color free, unique delivery systems, etc. which your doctor thinks is best for you.

Originally designed to shore up its failing market for profitable synthetic hormones which are so dangerous that the National Institutes of Health closed down a 15 year study nearly 3 years early because Wyeth's hormones increased women's chances of getting various types of cancers, having heart attacks, become senile, etc. Women flocked to natural, safer, cheaper options and Wyeth's share of that lucrative market dropped like a rock.

SAFEGUARD YOUR FREEDOMS NOW!

Click here (http://tinyurl.com/n5txp ) to tell the FDA that taking away your rights to the safe and natural options you choose for yourself is not acceptable to you.

If you would like to read more and then send your comments to the FDA, visit Dr. Laibow's Health Freedom Blog, "Lipstick on a Pig " (http://blog.healthfreedomusa.org/).

 

Codex Update:

South Africa has taken the lead in a major pro-nutrition health initiative which I told you about in "Six Degrees of Separation". One of our wonderful "Genetically Modified Good Guy Lawyers", Ralph Fucetola, will be attending the Codex Committee on Food Labeling (Ottawa, Canada, May 1-5, 2006) as part of the Natural Solutions Foundation delegation along with General Stubblebine and me.

We'll be providing technical support and coalition building to pro-health countries. Important? You bet! Want to help? Click here (http://tinyurl.com/ltut5 ) to forward a letter to decision makers and health freedom activists you have contact with all over the world.

And

Click here (http://tinyurl.com/cgsh4) to order "Nutricide: the DVD"

Click here (http://tinyurl.com/krccb) to download "The Codex eBook"

Click here (http://tinyurl.com/e322x) to make a tax deductible donation to the Natural Solutions Foundation and becom part of this dynamic health freedom support system.

 

Yours in health and freedom,

Rima E. Laibow, MD

Medical Director

Natural Solutions Foundation

www.HealthFreedomUSA.org

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, April 27, 2006

Seven Degrees of Separation?

If you are among those for whom the links in my last email, "Six Degrees of Separation" worked properly, disregard this email.

 

If, on the other hand, they did not work for you, here are the relevant links again:

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/southafrica.php

 

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/action/donate.shtml

 

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/resources/books.shtml

 

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/aboutcodex/dvd.shtml

 

Please let me know if you have problems with any of them and DO take the action steps now!

Thanks for your activism.

Yours in health and freedom,

Rima E. Laibow, MD

Medical Director

Natural Solutions Foundation

www.HealthFreedomUSA.org

Six Degrees of Separation

Now It's Your Turn!
 
We have an unparalleled opportunity inside Codex right now!  If it is going to count I need your help. 
 
You know the theory: We are all only a few connections away from each other. 
 
If that's true it provides a really important opportunity and I need your help in two ways: 
 
A major pro-health initiative has been launched within the Codex framework by South Africa (SA).  Codex has been reminded that it is responsible to implement a pro-health World Health Organzation (WHO) initiative (which is not exactly what the folks running Codex want to hear, of course).  Not only that, but SA has placed 11 strongly pro-health items on the agendas of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) AND the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU).
 
CODEX HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO DEAL WITH THESE TWIN DEMANDS SINCE THEY WERE INTRODUCED BY A MEMBER STATE.
 
However, making sure that we get forward movement from this initiative requires voices from other countries, lots of them.  And that's where you come in. 
 
Can I borrow your circle of influence?
 
We need your help in making Codex history and bringing these pro-health agenda items to a reality.  This is absolutely new ground for Codex and a coalition of countries speaking out on behalf of this document, and these docket items will mark a new era in Codex.  Click here (http:// www.healthfreedomusa.org/southafrica.php) to read South Africa's document and then email it (with a little  note explaining what it is) to absolutely everyone you can think of who is a decision maker in any country in the world or who might be connected with a decision maker anywhere.
 
Then email the same document with a personal note to as many of your contacts and friends, associates, etc., as you can and ask the people to whom you mail it to do the same. Let them know what is happening.
 
CCFL takes place May 1-May 5 in Ottawa. 
Now is the hour!
 
Remember, after CCFL we have the same opportunity at the CCNFSDU in October.  We are building a pro-health coalition among the countries who have the most to gain -- and the most to loose. 
 
Second part of the help you can give:
Donate now! 
 
We are being invited to visit decision makers in Asia and even more countries in Africa than we met with last time to bring our Codex strategy to them.  REALLY high level people, in fact.  That's the good news.  We are making real headway and the momentum is building.
 
The rest of the good news is that we need to ask you, our friends, to give generously (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/action/donate.shtml) to help us with the expenses of this campaign.  If you have already given generously, thank you.  How about doing it again?
 
If, on the other hand you have been waiting for the right moment, here it is!
 
Give till it feels great!
 
All of your contributions to the Natural Solutions Foundation are now tax deductible!  So you can help the health freedom cause and let Uncle Sam help you make the deduction!
 
 
1. Sign up to make a monthly contribution and help smooth out the financial curve!
 
2. Dig deep into your pockets right now and send a check (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/action/donate.shtml) or use your credit card or Pay Pal to give your maximum support.  We cannot do it without your help, you know. 
 
3. How much do you spend each month on nutrients, herbs, supplements and other wellness materials?  Why not donate one month's supplement cost to us since we are fighting for your right to take them!  That would help us and increase our ability to continue the health freedom campaign.  And why not get your friends to do the same?
 
Let's get hopping! 
 
We've got ground breaking developments opening up at Codex and we've got a plan to get the most mileage out of this set of new developments.  But we can't do this work in the absence of funding.  This is an urgent plea for your support and contributions.
 
Oh, and by the world, while you are at it, don't forget to order the highly informative eBook (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/resources/books.shtml) and our fact-packed Nutricide: the DVD . (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/aboutcodex/dvd.shtml)
from our website, www.HealthFreedomUSA.org .   
 
Remember, SA's initiative is a huge change for Codex (http:// www.healthfreedomusa.org/southafrica.php ). 
Let's take advantage of this powerful opportunity.     
 
Thanks in advance for your help.  I know from experience I can count on you and your friends!
 
Yours in health and freedom,
 
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Medical Director 
Natural Solutions Foundation

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Swallowing the Poison Press Pill

SWALLOWING THE POISON PRESS PILL
The war against Natural Health needs propaganda to convince people that natural health options don't work when they know that they do. A compliant news media is part of the propaganda machine (billions of dollars in drug advertising revenue make sure of that). The FDA, of course, acts as a propaganda organ on a regular and shamefully on-going basis.
MEDICAL JOURNALS PART OF THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE
The seeming neutral and objective medical journals are a huge part of it, too. Not only do they depend upon advertising revenue to stay in business (yes, they ARE businesses, not charities), but much of the research in them is tarnished by serious conflicts of interest right from the get-go. To make matters worse, not only the authors, but many, many of the so-called "peer reviewers" whose job is to keep the system honest , have major financial ties to Big Pharma making their objectivity completely imaginary at best.

Peter Chowka, a long-time health journalist, has written an article on the poison press in medical journals which I urge you to
DO YOU VALUE THIS INFORMATON?
Big Pharma and the other Codex interests are not the only one waging a war. The health freedom team is, too, and The Natural Solutions Foundation is happy to pass crucial information like this on to you as part of that war. But we do need your help. Your support is crucial to our success. I know that you value your health freedom so, right now, please take the following steps:
Thanks for your support.
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Medical Director

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Opportunities are Everywhere!

Opportunities are Everywhere

A friend sent me a link to an article on a prominent website which was about Codex but riddled with misinformation and confusion. To make matters worse, large sections of the 32 page email had been lifted, without attribution, directlly from our website and other writings of mine. Frankly, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry: to be annoyed that my writings were used without letting people know where they came from or to be grateful for that fact since there was so much error and confusion in the piece!

But then I realized what a great opportunity to correct these common (and uncommon) misconceptions for the site author and his large audience (and for the author of the piece whom I wrote to) this presented. It's a really long piece and you may want to save it for future reference if you don't feel like reading the whole thing right now. But click here

(http://codextherealfacts.blogspot.com/) to take a look and archive it for use later on.

Don't Forget To Make Your Generous Donation Now!

Click here (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/action/donate.shtml) to support the vitally important work of the Natural Solutions Foundation.We are counting on you to help us use the opportunity presented by Codex to help end world hunger and promote world health through clean food and optimum nutrition and the opportunities it presents to the US and other countries to take the steps necessary to make optimum nutrition a reality.

Yours in health and freedom,

Rima E. Laibow, MD

Medical Director

Monday, April 10, 2006

Democracy in the Balance: Support HR 550

IF HR 550 PASSES, DEMOCRACY JUST MIGHT SURVIVE

Please Circulate Widely

Take Action right now and we might have a democratic nation to pass on to our children.(http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3291)


Would your recognize America if your vote had absolutely no meaning? That's where we are heading. But that's not the America I gave 32 years of my life in the United States Army to preserve and protect. Sadly, thought, that's where corrupted voting machines are taking us. America rests on the ballot box.

 

The loss of a democratic republic means the loss of everything I have spent my life defending. But if you are prepared to loose our democracy, you can stop reading right now. Otherwise, keep going.

 

Electronic voting machines are easily corrupted and programmed to give any outcome the programmerÂ’s boss wants. For example, in one heavily Democratic district in Ohio more votes for the Republican Presidential Candidate were recorded than all the voters in the district put together -- several times over.

 

No Paper Trail, No Democracy. Period.


On September 19, 2005, the Commission on Federal Election Reform (http://www.american.edu/ia/cfer/) co-chaired by President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker issued its Final Report. The Report, among other things, called on Congress to enact legislation requiring both a voter verified paper ballot of every vote and routine random audits to check the accuracy of electronic voting.

Take away honest ballots and the concept of democracy evaporates. New computers used for voting have no paper trails so there is no way to determine if they recorded your vote correctly or not.

Without the paper trail recommended by the bi- partisan blue ribbon Federal Election Reform Commission, votes on computers have neither integrity nor meaning.

Paper trails allow independent audits of results and that keeps the results honest.

If America's democracy looses the ballot box, America has lost her democracy.


Keep America's Ballot Boxes Meaningful

 

When Saddam Hussein was still in power, his government announced that he had been "elected" President by a majority of 99.99% in what they trumpeted as "A new type of democracy which had never been seen before".

Unless we want a "democracy" manipulated by electronic means to bring us the same bogus "results", which of course have no bearing whatsoever on the will of the people, it is important that you act nowhttp://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3291 ) to support HR 550 and require Federal Elections to produce paper trails and undergo independent audits.

Oh, and By the Way...

Don't let Wyeth push the FDA to ban natural hormones. Remember to tell the FDA (http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3356) and Congress (http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3246&t=campaigns.dwt) that you value your health freedom and want to make your own health choices. Tell them to protect women's (and men's, by the way) rights to bio identical hormones and the compounding pharmacists who fill those prescriptions. Want to know more? Click here (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/resources/newsletters/extends.shtml) to read more on the issue.

The Natural Solutions Foundation depends upon your generous support. Keeping health freedom free is a big mission and it requires the eternal vigilance that Thomas Jefferson warned us we would need. It also requires money.

The Natural Solutions Foundation is there for you, protecting your interests in natural health and access to the options you want to use.
Won't you add your support to our effort, too? While you donate (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/action/donate.shtml ), why not purhase the highly informative Nutricide: the DVD (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/aboutcodex/dvd.shtml) or download the same information-packed Codex e-book (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/resources/books.shtml) presented to Ministers of Health and other government leaders in Africa during our recent African trip?

Focusing on dietary supplements, this e-book presents the template for the only viable strategy to correcting Codex threats to world health and hunger that we know of AND a great deal of specific, science-based information on nutrients in health and the nutritional treatment of cardiovascular disease, wound healing and diabetes/blood sugar control!

We know you count on us. We're counting on you, too!

Yours in health and freedom,

Major General Albert N. Stubblebine III

(U.S. Army, Ret.)

President



Thursday, April 06, 2006

Is Freedom Free?

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.

BUT AT LEAST IT'S TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

We need your generous help to make health freedom happen and keep it alive. How much help? $200,000 for the rest of 2006.

BASIC MESSAGE

Codex implements nothing. Countries implement Codex standards -- or not! How that message gets translated into action is the strength and the power of our Codex message. We are bringing that message to the US and the reset of the world but we can't do it alone.

WHO SUPPORTS ALL OF THIS HEALTH FREEDOM ACTIVISM?

Us. You do. We do. Industry does not.

YOUR HELP NEEDED

We urgently need your help (http://www.HealthFreedomUSA.org/action/donate.shtml) to

n Take that message to the US Congress

n Educate friendly delegates from other countries at Codex meetings

n Carry this information to national decision-makers themselves in health-friendly countries around the world who are eager to listen. That's what we did in Africa for a month earlier this year. That's what we are about to do in Asia about 5 weeks from now.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU:

Every single dollar you donate will be used totally for the health freedom battle. Your donation

  • - Supports health freedom advocacy, not overhead or high living: there is no fat in this healthy meal.

  • - Supports vigilance, creativity and dedication.

  • Supports success. A new process is already taking place in Codex because of our efforts in Africa!

  • Allows us to attend Codex meetings and develop relationships with national delegates so they can bring our message home to their governments.

o Travel to meetings to inform Americans about what we are doing, and what they need to be doing, too.

o Travel abroad to let national leaders know what they can do to protect their people.

o Pay for overhead like phone, fax, office supplies, etc.

No one at the Natural Solutions Foundation has taken a penny of salary nor have our consulting lawyers and strategists, our graphic artist, etc. But all the dedication in the world won't buy an airplane ticket, pay for a night in a hotel, pay a phone bill, print a book, or purchase a meal a thousand miles away from home. No, freedom is definitely not free.

YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

Whether you make your generous donation by check, credit card or PayPal, all donations of $50 or more will receive an acknowledgement for your tax records. Let Uncle Sam help you be even more generous!


DID WE MENTION THAT HEALTH FREEDOM IS EXPENSIVE?

It's your health freedom that's at stake: yours, mine and the rest of the world's, that is. This is a vitally important campaign and, frankly, a frightfully expensive one.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

The Natural Solutions Foundation is bringing information (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/resources/books.shtml) to countries that are urgently seeking ways to end world hunger and promote world health through dietary supplements and nutrition. And they are listening. Hard.

Codex thrives in the dark but, like a poisonous mushroom, withers in the light of public awareness. By now, a lot of people are noticing there is a Codex problem. With 20 radio shows a week or more when we are home, we are proud to have helped that awareness grow.

We and our allies are the only health freedom advocates with a real solution to the problem. We are absolutely the only health freedom champions who have taken to the road to bring the solution to the decision-makers of the worldÂ’s health-friendly nations. (Imagine: there actually ARE countries whose policy makers are searching for ways to make their people strong and healthy!)

We are bringing Americans the message that they need to act -- NOW -- to protect our rapidly eroding health freedoms with our detailed ebook (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/resources/books.shtml) and Nutricide: the DVD (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/aboutcodex/dvd.shtml). And we are offering strong, sensible actions (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/action.shtml) we all need to take to protect our health and health freedoms.

In fact, we've just come back from a solid 3.5 months on the road to Africa, California, Michigan, North Carolina, Washington DC, Nevada, ... well, you get the idea.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING FOR?

We must raise $200,000 to fund the next several phases of our work for the rest of this year.

Make no mistake: we cannot do this alone. We need your generous donations (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/action/donate.shtml) NOW so that we can move our success here and in Africa forward. That means, for example,

-- going back to Africa at least twice this year to solidify contacts and make new ones ($) and

-- bringing delegates from health-friendly countries together to a strategic and tactical workshop ($) to plan how to act together in the interest of a nutrition coalition and

-- sponsoring delegates from friendly countries to attend important Codex meetings ($) and

-- taking our pro-health Codex strategy to as many health-friendly nations as possible ($) and

-- attending additional Codex Committees plus those we already attend as well as the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) meeting to broaden our connections with our health-friendly allies ($) and

-- participating in other international organizations to build the health forces' momentum globally ($) and

-- You get the idea ($)


On our next travel schedule we will go to:

-- Kansas to alert doctors and help them to involve their patients

-- Ottawa to attend Codex Committee on Food Labeling (which will also hold a meeting on Organic Foods)

-- Asia to bring our pro-health message and generate new allies there

-- Geneva to attend the Codex Commission

-- Africa (both the countries we have made friends in and new ones).

Then we head home briefly before we hold a Codex Delegates' training meeting and go back to Asia to attend the Codex Committee on Nutrition. I think you get the idea.

THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY

Well, yes, it is, but there's a lot at stake. And just think: if everyone buys an e-book (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/resources/books.shtml) or a copy of Nutricide: the DVD (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/aboutcodex/dvd.shtml) (or both!) we'll be there! If you make a monthly credit card pledge (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/action/donate.shtml#cc), we'll be there. If you make a donation equal to your supplement expense for one month, we'll be there. If you hold a fundraiser*, we'll be there. If you and your friends make regular purchases from www.EatSafeEatSmart.com , we'll be there. Again, you get the idea.

The Natural Solutions Foundation has worked long and hard with other strategically-minded health freedom activists to create domestic and international solutions to challenges to our rights to control our own health. Codex is one of those challenges -- a big one.

DID WE MENTION THAT CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

Make a contribution of $50 or more you will receive an email for your tax records verifying that this is a tax deductible donation. Please consider making the Natural Solutions Foundation a principle charity for you and for your business.

TOGETHER WE ARE POWERFUL!

Join us! Together, we are part of the solution. So donate now, take the action steps now and keep freedom free!

Yours in health and freedom,

Rima E. Laibow, MD

Medical Director

*There's a great e-template available to help you do just that with time lines, tasks for your core group, etc. Contact us at info@healthfreedomusa.org about it.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Just a quick note: the Wall Street Journal has joined the Poison Press attack on Dietary Supplements. Here's a look at the real story. Check out the new blog at http://blog.healthfreedomusa.org/ .

Make sure you add your comments. This is your issue if you care about your health and your health freedom!

Oh, and make sure you tell the FDA you don't want to loose the right to choose Bio Identical Hormones so Wyeth's dangerous synthetic hormones, Premarin and Prempro, don't have to compete with the natural ones that women prefer.

Send your comments to http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3246&t=wyethpage.dwt before the April 4, 2006 deadline.

And let Congress hear your voice, too. Go to http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3246&t=campaigns.dwt

Yours in both health and freedom,

Dr. Laibow

Medical Director

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Dangerous Nutrients? Nonsense

Just a quick note: the Wall Street Journal has joined the Poison Press attack on Dietary Supplements. Here's a look at the real story. Check out the new blog at http://blog.healthfreedomusa.org/ .

Make sure you add your comments. This is your issue if you care about your health and your health freedom!

Oh, and make sure you tell the FDA you don't want to loose the right to choose Bio Identical Hormones so Wyeth's dangerous synthetic hormones, Premarin and Prempro, don't have to compete with the natural ones that women prefer.

Send your comments to http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3246&t=wyethpage.dwt before the April 4, 2006 deadline.

And let Congress hear your voice, too. Go to http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3246&t=campaigns.dwt

Yours in both health and freedom,

Dr. Laibow

Medical Director