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A while back, I alerted you to the fact that the FDA is trying to outlaw virtually all dietary supplements.

One of our readers commented on the OBTJ blog to the effect that her husband would literally die without supplements since he is violently allergic to prescription drugs.

You can read her comments at the bottom of the page HERE

Luckily, such a stink has been raised by the public, the FDA has now extended the time for comments before they make a decision.

If you have not yet done so, please tell the FDA we will not stand for our supplements being taken away to further enrich the pharmaceutical companies!

Comment to the FDA Here

Let us know what you think in the "Comments."


FDA Regulations

More Lost Freedoms

"Loss of Nutritional Supplements "

If you take supplements, and you missed last week's email article, please check out these two links. The subject is the proposed new laws from the FDA.

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FDA Draft for Comments

The pharmaceutical industry is clearly behind that whole deal! Take away our supplements - we become ill more easily - then, they sell more drugs. And, most of the best supplements have been discovered since 1994.

I'm especially pissed because I avoid prescription drugs like the plague. I admit to taking one to stop smoking a few years ago. But, I decided to continue smoking was probably more of a risk than taking a pharmaceutical for 90 days. It still felt like it was a gamble - but, one I took.

Even so, I nearly gagged every time I had to take that damn pill! And, if you're wondering why I'll take a supplement when I won't take a prescription drug, it's because supplements are NATURAL. They aren't made from harmful chemicals.

Years and years ago, I believe pharmaceutical drugs were relatively safe. But, once they got into the greed business, human life became expendable. Cure one thing; create another. Get the money at all costs!

Losing the freedom to take natural supplements over dangerous chemicals is something I will fight with every breath in my body!

PLEASE let the FDA know how YOU feel at either of the sites below:



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RANT of the Week

"Too Many Things WAY Out of Control"

I'm going to try not to get on a giant roll, today. However, it just seems to me things in this world are spinning out of control. And, needless to say - it's pissing me off.

For instance, I need to give you a couple of warnings, today ...

This first situation can happen in any country. It isn't unique to the USA, yet these chemical bottle bombs have been found in both Michigan and Massachusetts (at least) - in peoples' yards.

They seem to think young people are responsible for this. Based on the way I see children act these days - with no attempt on the part of parents to rein them in - I don't doubt that for a minute.

This page on Snopes tells you what these bottle bombs look like and what to do if you see a suspicious bottle. Good rule would be to leave ALL empty bottles alone if they have anything in them. If you can't tell, err on the side of caution!


It isn't any secret how I feel about the giant corporations running the world. The ones that work my nerves the worst all seem to be related to the medical profession. This is especially true for the pharmaceutical companies - and their side-kick the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Although I would never tell anyone not to take doctor prescribed prescription drugs, I won't touch the stuff. I did take one for a short period of time to help me stop smoking. I had to balance the risks involved with continuing to smoke.

In that case - the drug won. Smoking was a physical addiction that needed to be broken, and the drug did that. But, I got off that sucker PDQ.

Although I'm an old hand at controlling my health with my mind, I ain't stupid. I know certain foods and supplements are needed for optimal health. Hell, they taught us that in second grade!

Now, the FDA is beginning to ban any claims on any product that reveals its health benefits. Why?

Well, it's common knowledge the cost of the ingredients in one prescription pill is a minute fraction of the price that's charged to the consumer.

The BIG BUCKS paid for prescriptions are needed to pay for the advertising to convince people to hound their doctors for medications they don't need! Medications for symptoms, which by taking them can mask a serious disease!

Take a look at the FDA's letter to Diamond Food, Inc. Due to statements made on Diamond's web site, the FDA now claims their walnuts are a “drug” - and need a “new drug application” to be marketed as healthful!


On the other hand, Frito-Lay is allowed to claim their snacks are “heart healthy” on their web site. Frito-Lay is owned by PepsiCo. Can you say strong lobby?

What do YOU Have on YOUR Web Site?

“References to peer-reviewed scientific studies are not allowed to be made by companies without permission from the FDA because the agency considers this to be an illegal health claim.

So if you sell walnuts, and your web site merely links to published scientific studies that describe the cholesterol-lowering benefits of walnuts, then you can be threatened, arrested, imprisoned and fined millions of dollars by the FDA for selling "unapproved drugs."

This applies to ANY food, and ANY vitamin or supplement!


There's a Congressional bill now to stop this nonsense. Want to make any bets on whether it gets passed? I'm betting it won't.

No money in it!

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