Years ago, a doctor told me to stay away from hospitals. He was an M.D. – you would think his attitude would be somewhat different. What was the reasoning behind that advice? Patient deaths, injury and other mishaps were rampant in the hospital setting. As studies were done and the problems in hospitals were exposed, action was apparently taken to protect patients. However, according to recent studies, there has been very little improvement. Shouldn’t the focus of the FDA and FTC censorship be on protecting us from these dangers? Continue reading “FDA and FTC Censorship Does Not Focus on Preventing Real Health Risks”
One of the worst things about FTC censorship of supplements is the attempt to take control of our health out of our hands and put it into the hands of those who may not have our best interests at heart. Many notables have warned us of this possibility. Some warnings were as long ago as the founding of the country. Continue reading “FTC Censorship Has Its Site Set on the Wrong Target”
On the heels of the new Food Safety Modernization Act, which threatens the health of Americans and the livelihood of small and organic farmers, comes a wonderful story from the UK: The European Union is actually co-funding a $2.8 million campaign to spread the word in the UK that organic food is better for you. Continue reading “UK to Run Huge Campaign to Convince Citizens that Organic Food is Better”
NaturalNews) A Food Investigations mini-documentary released today exposes the “blueberry deception” in name-brand cereals, bagels, breads and bars. Continue reading “FTC Censorship Alive and Well With Unethical Food Companies”
When you’re talking about patrolling your street to ensure no one is breaking into your home or, once the deed is done, tracking down your stolen merchandise and the responsible criminals, ‘to serve and protect’ is a welcome mission statement. We all want to live in safe areas, and we’re willing to pay through our taxes for that protection. But some government involvement in our lives not only fails to serve and protect, it even prevents us from serving and protecting ourselves. Continue reading “FTC Censorship of Nutritional Supplements That Help Diabetes”
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA–(Marketwire – Jan. 5, 2011) – According to recent statements by the Wellness Truth Network (WTN) in Pasadena, CA., the FTC and FDA, who have a long history of censorship of natural remedies, are attempting to classify natural substances which are proven to help in the prevention of heart disease as drugs.
As the US population ages, big Pharma stands to make billions of dollars from patentable drugs for heart disease and other ailments related to aging. According to Bob Held, CEO of WTN, the actions of the FTC in suppressing and over-regulating natural remedies acts to protect the profits of the corporations to the detriment of the American population.
Held is embroiled in his own fight with the FTC over the promotion of natural remedies for Diabetes, which he is challenging in court.
“If it can’t be patented by a pharmaceutical company, the chances are good that any health solution found in nature is being attacked by the FTC and FDA. A fifth grader could figure out who they are protecting, and it’s not the American people.”
As an example, Held points out, Diamond Foods, makers of Diamond Culinary Nuts, has cited clinical studies and other scientifically validated data on their web site, showing that the Omega 3 fatty acids found in walnuts “can help lower cholesterol; protect against heart disease, stroke and some cancers; ease arthritis and other inflammatory diseases; and even fight depression and other mental illnesses.”
Earlier this year the company received a warning letter from the FTC stating that “Because of these intended uses, your walnut products are drugs within the meaning of section 201 (g)(1)(B) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 321(g)(B)]. Your walnut products are also new drugs under section 201(p) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 321(p)] [and] may not be legally marketed with the above claims in the United States without an approved new drug application.”
The absurdity of classifying a nut as a drug is not lost on Held. “According to this thinking, we’re not allowed to say that heart healthy foods provided by nature can be an option to the expensive and questionable pharmaceutical ‘solutions’.
“The tyranny of FTC censorship, and the threat they hold of financial ruin for anyone who dares say that healthy foods can help your body, has to end.”
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A friend was recently in Canada visiting friends and family. While there, she was thrilled to receive many jars of her friend’s mother’s jams, jellies and preserves. Rhubarb, strawberry, wild blueberry – she said they were delicious. The family used to have a fruit farm and they really know how to make delicious food with fresh, safe, natural ingredients. She also scored a big jar of raw, unprocessed honey, straight from one of the three hives owned and operated by her friend’s son. Continue reading “Big Agri Works with FTC Censorship to Destroy the Health of Americans”
From CBS business network, BNET, an article titled: WebMD’s Depression Test Has Only One (Sponsored) Answer: You’re “At Risk”. In this case, we could really use some FTC censorship or exposure or threats or fines as the FTC is so fond of doing with the natural supplement sector. Continue reading “FTC Censorship Missing When We Really Need It”
The following is the exact wording of a FTC Consumer Alert taken from the FTC website. While this might look like it is for the better good of the consumer it is actually grossly misleading. Continue reading “Beyond FTC Censorship if That is Possible”
The FTC is catering to vested interests and destroying jobs by censoring valid information about the effectiveness of vitamins, herbs and other supplements. According to the First Amendment, the government cannot restrict speech unless it can prove that the advertising is deceptive. Continue reading “FTC Censorship is Alive and Well in America”