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Sunday, May 28, 2006

A Lawyer Talks About Codex

A lot of people are talking about Codex these days.
Not many are doing anything significant about it. We are.
We've asked a lawyer to talk about Codex and clear up some of the mystery.
Codex is confusing and, to make matters worse, people who claim to know a lot about Codex tell you different things about it.
Some organizations tell you Codex is a hoax, some tell you it is not a problem, some tell you it is actually good for you and for America. And some health freedom activists muddy the water still further. So I asked a regulatory lawyer who has been fighting for natural medicine and health freedom for decades to write about Codex, look at the Natural Solutions Foundation strategy for protecting us all from Codex and give you his perspective on the Codex battle.
Click here for his cogent analysis of Codex and the Natural Solutions Foundation Strategy for solving the Codex problem.
Taking the Battle to the Streets (of the World's Capitals, That Is!)
Here is a list of what the Natural Solutions Foundation has been up to in the last several weeks on behalf of your health freedom:
Radio: Dr. Laibow has appeared on
- ProActive News with Bill Brombaugh (5/4/06)
- Arctic Beacon with Greg Szymansky (5/10/06)
- with Alex Jones (5/12/06)
- The Byte Show with George Ann (5/12/06)
- Sun E Radio with DJGene (5/17/06)
- Nutrimedical Report with Bill Deagle, MD (5/18/06)
- Liberty Radio with Stan Montieth, MD (5//24/06)
General Stubblebine appeared on Alex Jones' (5/12/06) and Andre Eglishon's show (5/25/06).
Travel: General Stubblebine and Dr. Laibow flew to:
- Ottawa Ontario (5/1/08) where we had a striking success with South Africa's startling and vitally important Codex "intervention" at the Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL). This "Ottawa Beachhead" is the direct result of our acitvities in our coaliton building. (see our press release , and watched this historic beachhead be established.
- Flint MI (5/10/06) to meet with a core group of physicians and other interested parties amd help make a large community meeting possible. This group of 22 people is using the event template prepared by the Asheville NC group after their highly successful community event on March 5, 2006. The template is available without charge for any group which would like to do the same.
- Taipei, Taiwan (5/20/06) to meet with Chinese thought leader. Codex issue was a surprise to our Taiwanese contact in a17 hour meeting followed by return trip (no sleepover time).
And now we are getting ready for our next travel responsibility:
- Nassau, Bahamas We will attend, and have been asked to speak at, the World Organization of Natural Medicine, June 1-4, 2006
- Various African nations to meet with Ministers of Health, National Codex Committee members and leading consumer advocates to build support for maintaining and expanding the "Ottawa Beachhead" gained by South Africa during the Codex Committee on Food Labeling earlier this month.
- Geneva, Switzerland to attend Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), the annual Codex meeting where standards and Guidelines are ratified. We will be there to support and lobby for our health coalition and the "Ottawa Beachhead".
- New Delhi, India to meet with Indian Codex decision makers, deliver at least one lecture and lobby for the international health coalition.
- Mangalore, India to meet with influential decision makers prior to Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) in Thailand at the end of October, 2006.
- Beijing, China to meet with industrialists and government decision makers to enlist China's support in the pro-health coalition.
Ambitious? Assuredly.
Important? Absolutely!
Expensive? You bet!
If you believe, as we do, that health and health freedom for the entire planet is worth this kind of effort, please get involved ( NOW!
Health freedom is waiting for you.
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Medical Director

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Information Alert No. 1


Dr. Laibow's Health Freedom Blog has a new entry on a new salvo in the attack on your nutrients.  Visit to read this up to the minute information now.



Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Let's Talk About Money

A Funny Thing Happened on the

Way to CCFL

Just before our astounding win at the Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) in Ottawa last week, I was in Kansas City, MO at a meeting of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. While there I spoke with one of the exhibitors who makes very high quality nutrients used by doctors like me.

About 18 months ago I informed him about the Codex threat to his business and his health. He said, "If you can convince me that Codex is real, I will support what you are doing." When I saw him in KC I asked if the materials I had sent him had convinced him that the threat was real. He allowed as how he now understood that Codex was the threat I said it was. Did he think our efforts were taking us in the right direction? Yes, he liked and admired what we are doing. "So why haven't we seen your support?" I asked him.

His reply was most instructive. He said, "Well, frankly, I think what you are doing is exactly right but when you ask for money it turns me off." I then asked him if he had any idea of the cost of doing what he likes so well. He said, "Yes, it must cost a bundle!" as indeed it does.

"Where do you propose that the money come from?" I asked. He is a successful business man so his answer astonished me: "I don't know and I don't really want to be bothered with that aspect. But I like what you are doing: KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!"

So here is the deal: in a fairy tale world that's fine. In the real world it doesn't cut the mustard. If you like what we are doing, if your high potency supplements, clean, unadulterated food, and meaningful health freedom are important to you, then this is your battle. And if it's your battle, we need your help. It's that simple.

If you have already donated generously, we thank you. If you are like the gentleman above, please think again. Fairy tale thinking in a real world battle just does not win.

We are planning a trip to India, China and Thailand in Asia where we have appointments being made at the very highest levels of decision making to bring our strategy forward and gain powerful allies.

We have been invited back to talk with African decision makers whom we met with before and invited to several countries where we have not been yet to discuss our international strategy.

We are working in the US to strengthen pro-health consumer protection forces inside and outside of Congress.

Our 2006 budget for these activities is $200,000. So far we have raised $16,450. You do the math. If you like the results we are achieving (and they are unprecedented) won't you take the following steps:

1. Make a generous tax deductible donation ( How about a recurring donation? Either way, please do your share to support the most effective pro-health initiative ever in Codex history!

2. Purchase your snacks, personal care items, and other household necessities from our support site,, where every item is GMO free, organic (or better) and the Natural Solutions Foundation receives a portion of each sale. You buy toothpaste and chocolate anyway: why not make sure they are organic and support your favorite health freedom activists: the Natural Solutions Foundation.

Help us with the heavy lifting, won't you?

Yours in health and freedom,

Rima E. Laibow, MD

Medical Director

Monday, May 08, 2006



I am many things, but a successful techie is not one of them.  So when General Stubblebine was writing his uplifting message yesterday on the Ottawa Beachhead and asked me for the link you can put on your web site and ask others in your circle of influence (COI) to use, too, I modified the link to our site.  I had found that if I did not, it just turned into an active link when the email went out.  


Unfortunately, my modification did not work and our webmaster wrote (in some pain, I suspect) that he had created a link that I should use to refer people to where they could find what they needed to link to since the link I had provided was, and I quote, "A little funky".  That is our webmasters gentle term for something much, much more colorful. 


So, to avoid the funky thing I inadvertently
sent to you, here is the link you need to get to a link that lets you link to


If you would like us to link to yours, let us know by writing to me at 


Thanks for your patience.  

Yours in health, embarassment and freedom,

 Rima E. Laibow, MD

Medical Director

Natural Solutions Foundation  

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Ottawa Beachhead Secured

Stunning victory:

Health Freedom Establishes

Ottawa Beachhead.



1. an area in hostile territory which has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies

2. an initial accomplishment which opens the way for further developments


Who Says You Cannot Change Codex from Inside Codex?

We Just Did!


The Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) is one of two Codex committees which were tasked with determining how Codex will implement the World Health Organization Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Exercise and Health (WHOGS) (Codex Alimentarius Commission [CAC], July 4-9, 2005) prior to the upcoming CAC meeting (Geneva, Switzerland, July 3-8, 2006). The other one was the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Food for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU).

CCNFSDU met last November but Dr. Rolf Grossklaus, its Chairman, refused to allow any meaningful discussion of the topic, leaving the field open to CCFL to provide the only input at CAC this coming July.

The Natural Solutions Foundation was in Ottawa, Canada for CCFL (May 1-5, 2006). South Africa's Antoinette Booyzen, with our support and input, fought enegetically and succeeded in securing the most potent pro-health position our side has ever had in Codex, despite US opposition: the Ottawa Beachhead:

In line with the WHOGS, Codex is now directed to implement the following principles:

1. Nutrients are not toxins.
2. Nutrients are generally safe and sold as "dietary supplements" including optimum potency levels, throughout the world;
3. All trans fats derived from industrial sources should be eliminated from the food supply
4. Industrial toxins should be eliminated from the food supply.
5. Enrichment of foods through dietary supplements should be encouraged to optimize nutrient density of foods and compensate for the decline in micronutrients in agricultural produce
6. Development of national and international policies which enhance local, national, regional and global optimal nutrition through life-style modification (including diet), fortification and supplementation with dietary supplements at all levels, including optimum potency levels should be encouraged
7. Healthy life styles and life style choices, including diet and supplementation should be encouraged
8. Foods that do not contribute to, which conflict with or are not essential for, a healthy lifestyle ("junk food") should be identified and discouraged. Nutrition and health claims in labeling and advertising for those foods that do contribute to a healthy life-style should be encouraged while nutrition and health claims for foods which do not contribute to a healthy life styles should be banned in order to encourage health-supporting foods and discourage ones that do not support health
9. Encourage truthful, full and accurate labeling and advertising on all foods which contribute to health and ban advertising and health claims on those that do not
10. Advertising of junk food to children (birth to 18 years) should be banned
11. Require that the Chairpersons of Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) and Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) report to the Codex Alimentarius Commission every other year on the status of the implementation of the WHO/FAO GLOBAL STRATEGY ON DIET, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH and items 1-10 listed above.

The next step is that the World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will jointly summarize what happened at CCFL and present it for comment. The result will create the terrain for the Battle of Genva '06 at the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Geneva, CAC, July 3-7, 2006) when the other side will try to evade the WHO/FAO requirement to implement WHOGS. In the meantime, it is essential to build the strategic and tactical strength for these WHOGS principles in preparation to for extending Beachhead Ottawa to the critical Battle of Geneva '06.

While there is genuine cause for jubilation, should we fail to provide the troops and supplies needed to exploit the advantage that the Ottawa Beachhead gives us, our hard-won advance will become totally meaningless in the long run. Whether that happens depends upon what WE do and what YOU do.

The health freedom war is, in fact, a grass roots/grass tops insurgency. The Natural Solutions Foundation is reaching out to the grass tops by providing essential information and meeting with Congressional leaders, Ministers of Health, National Codex Committee members and other decision makers in the US and around the world.

We are working the grass tops.

YOU are in charge of the grass roots. You have a circle of influence. Recruit it.

Here's what you can do to set the grassroots growing so we can assure victory at the Battle of Geneva '06 and win the Health Freedom War:

Sign up for email updates ( When you subscribe to the Natural Solutions Foundation Newsletter, your information is safe with us: no sharing, no selling, no renting.

  • Disseminate these emails to your whole circle of influence (COI).
  • Urge everyone tin your COI to sign participate in the war

Nutricide: the DVD (

  • Arrange showings in your area
  • Send it to your Congressmen/women
  • Make sure your health food store/natural health professional/local coffee house/ food co-op, etc. sees Nutricide: the DVD and shares it with their COIs
  • Bring a copy with you to leave with your Congressman/woman when you visit them

Codex eBook (

  • Read it
  • Send the link for download to your COI
  • Bring a printout of the Codex eBook when you visit your Congressional member

Add the Natural Solutions Foundation link below to your site and urge your COI to do the same. (Remember to remove all eleven of the *' s which have been inserted below. That way the link work on your site)

<*p*><*a* xhref="http:/*/" >Stop Codex Alimentarius
and Protect Health Freedom!<*/*a*><*/*p*>

Multiple links increase search engine ratings and help more people find Natural Solutions Foundation's accurate, up-to-the minute intelligence on the Codex battles and how they can help secure eventual health freedom victory

Participate in the Health Freedom Civic Campaign

Visit members of Congress when they are in their district offices (or in Washington, DC) with a group of friends. Give them a copy of Nutricide: the DVD and the Codex eBook. Tell them what is important to you.

Maintain the supply line. Wars cost money. The Health Freedom War is no different. Your tax deductible donation ( to the Natural Solutions Foundation is urgently required to finance this war. You know that airfare, hotels, meals, materials, office supplies, phone, etc. require real financial outlay. Give generously so we can fight effectively.

In military terms, it is called exploitation. This means that you put your essential forces and fire power on the enemy's weakness to expolit the breakthrough.

South Africa, the Natural Solutions Foundation and others have secured have secured the Ottawa Bridgehead. As in any beachhead operation, securing the perimeter of the beachhead provides freedom of movement to bring in essential suppliess, additional forces to continue and extend the attack, create a breakthrough and expolit the opportunity.

You are an essential soldier in this war. Every soldier is a precious asset.

It is up to YOU to keep this incredible and absolutley unprecedented opportunity moving forward: to keep Health Freedom from loosing the most powerful position Health Freedom has ever achieved in Codex and to expolit it for future gains.

JOIN, SUPPORT, ACTIVATE as we take prepare to win the Battle of Geneva '06!

Yours in health and freedom,

Major General Albert N. Stubblebine III

(US Army, Ret.)


Natural Solutions Foundation


Friday, May 05, 2006

Great News About Codex!


Then Let's Get Ready for a Real Battle!

Health advocates gained a huge advantage this week at the Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) when the mandated implementation pro-health, pro-nutrition World Health Organization (WHO) Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (GS) was put in place. This pro-health, pro-nutrition stance is unprecedented within Codex.

Next, CCFL's recommendations will be presented to the Codex Commission (Geneva, Switzerland, July 3-7, 2006). Since WHO mandated Codex implement the GS, the principles laid down this week are immensely important because they set the stage for health forces to have an impact they have not been able to exert before. Click here to read how it happened (

Because of the courageous South African delegate, Ms. Antoinette Booyzen, a group of pro-health principles will become part of Codex. Of course, this powerful advance was opposed by the US which declared its opposition to optimal health and its endorsement of advertising junk food to children! It was not a proud moment.

Ready or Not, Here They Come

Will the other side just lie down and go away? Of course not. There's too much at stake. But now is the time for us to marshal our forces, lay our strategy and get our ducks in a row. Click here ( ) for important steps you can take now to help get us ready for the next phase of this battle.

This wonderful sea change could be the beginning of a new era in health freedom if we play our cards right. Thank you, South Africa!

Yours in health and freedom,

Rima E. Laibow, MD

Medical Director

PS: If you would like to read the WHO Global Strategy, click here ).