FDA Forced to Admit Metal Fillings are Hazardous

As a settlement in a lawsuit, the FDA has reluctantly admitted to common sense. Mercury is a neurotoxin, therefore mercury in fillings can be hazardous. True, they only admit it for babies and expectant mothers… but you have to wonder… what about everyone else?

A Victory for Health — FDA Forced to Admit That Mercury Fillings are Hazardous

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally admitted that metal dental fillings containing mercury can cause health problems in pregnant women, children and fetuses. As part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by several consumer advocacy groups, the FDA agreed to alert consumers about the potential risks on its Web site and to issue a more specific rule next year for fillings that contain mercury. The FDA’s Web site now states that: ‘Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses.’ Charles Brown, a lawyer for advocacy group Consumers for Dental Choice, said the agency’s move represented an about-face. According to Brown, ‘Gone, gone, gone are all of FDA’s claims that no science exists that amalgam is unsafe … The impact of the re-writing of its position on amalgam can hardly be understated. FDA’s website will no longer be cited by the American Dental Association in public hearings.'”

FDA Petitioned to Ban the Sale of Vitamin B6!

In the old TV show, “Get Smart!” there was a line that Maxwell Smart used a lot, “Would you believe…” usually followed by crazier and crazier examples of things to distract someone. Well, you WON’T believe this one!

Imagine a big pharma company that decides to study the numerous health benefits of Vitamin B6. B6 is important to expectant mothers, and to anyone that desires healthy blood cell function, and it’s also important in over 100 enzymatic reactions involving protein metabolism. So… they study the vitamin and chemically produce their own “super-B6” pharmaceutical version of B6 and call it “MC-1.” Now, they are petitioning the FDA to stop the sale of regular B6, because it is “adulterated” since natural B6 contains their drug… MC-1. I kid you not!

So, I can see Max saying, “Would you believe that the natural B6 contains our drug? No? Then would you believe…” This is crazy! And would be funny if it weren’t for the fact that we may continue to lose our rights to buy a natural vitamin because of this crazy reasoning! Read the story via this link, and see what I mean…

Health Freedom Warning: Drug Company Seeks to Outlaw Vitamin B6 to Protect Pharma Profits

“(NaturalNews) Big Pharma is constantly finding new ways to destroy the natural supplements market, in much the same way that the American Medical Association once sought to destroy the chiropractic industry (for which it was later found guilty of conspiracy in U.S. courts, by the way). The latest attack against vitamins comes from an FDA petition filed by Medicure Pharma, Inc., which has astonishingly asked the FDA to ban the sale of Vitamin B6! Vitamin B6, of course, is a naturally-occurring nutrient found in numerous vegetables, nuts and whole grains. Its natural form is called pyridoxal 5′-phosphate or P5P for short. It’s an essential nutrient for expectant mothers, growing children and anyone who wishes to be healthy. It’s absolutely crucial for healthy blood cell function, and it’s used in over 100 enzymatic reactions involving protein metabolism. So why would a pharmaceutical company petition the FDA to outlaw the sale of this essential nutrient? It’s simple: Because Big Pharma wants to market its own form of Vitamin B6 and call it a ‘drug.’ Medicure Pharma, Inc., has been studying the clinical effects of Vitamin B6 (which they call ‘MC-1’) on humans. This is part of a process for receiving FDA approval on MC-1 as a ‘drug,’ and then marketing this drug through the conventional medical system (and selling it at markups that can reach 500,000% over the cost of the actual ingredients)…

So what’s the logic behind banning Vitamin B6? It’s simple: Medicare Pharma wants the FDA to declare Vitamin B6 to be “adulterated” because it contains a drug. Which drug does it contain? Well, MC-1, of course! Do you see the circular reasoning here? Vitamin B6 is a naturally-occurring vitamin, but if a drug company gets FDA approval on Vitamin B6 (with a different name), then that very same drug company can petition the FDA to ban Vitamin B6, claiming it contains their drug! I know this sounds incredibly stupid. And it is. But it isn’t unprecedented. In fact, the very same thing happened with red yeast rice. A few years ago, drug companies discovered that red yeast rice (a natural supplement) contained powerful, natural compounds that balance cholesterol levels. These compounds are called lovastatins (sound familiar?) Drug companies ripped off the lovastatin molecules from red yeast rice, then patented them. Once they achieved FDA approval for their ‘statin drugs,’ it was easy to file a petition requesting the outlawing of red yeast rice, claiming the supplement was ‘adulterated’ with drugs! Which drugs? Statin drugs, of course — the very same drugs that were isolated from red yeast rice in the first place! This is why the FDA has been on a terror campaign to outlaw red yeast rice supplements. They’ve sent warning letters to online retailers and threatened numerous companies with legal action. The point of all this is to eliminate red yeast rice from the marketplace because it competes with statin drugs. And it’s the exact same strategy now being following by Medicure Pharma in its attempt to get the FDA to ban Vitamin B6.”

Traditional Naturopath Podcast #45

The Traditional Naturopath Podcast – 45 – (05/03/08)
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Show Notes:
A brief tribute to Dr. Wendall Whitman, interesting facts about “God’s Pharmacy,” a class of osteoporosis drugs can cause severe pain, will Canada lose their health freedoms when, and if, C51 passes? We MUST protect our health freedoms!

Vitamin C As An Example – If We Don’t Protect Our Health Freedoms, We Can Lose Them!

Do you take vitamins and supplements? It has been known for some time that foods in our society have unfortunately lost a lot of their nutritional value. Thus, some have turned to supplementing their nutrition with vitamins and supplements. We don’t think a thing about it. We just walk into a health food store, pick out a supplement and check out at the register and go about our way. We read and study, and find out what is best for our lifestyle. It is our choice. We can supplement our diet if we want.

But, forces are amassing that are trying to put a stop to this personal choice in diet and nutrition! For instance, in Canada, there is pending legislation that would take away this right, and make supplementation of your diet entirely at the the discretion of a doctor’s prescription! And, we know how much most allopathic doctors know about nutrition. (Not much, sadly.) You have a problem? There’s a drug for that!

Sorry, I want a natural, holistic solution, thank you very much! Read this article and see what we are likely to be “in for” in the United States as well!

Vitamin C Is About To Be Made Illegal In Canada! Nutritional Supplements Banned In Canada! Bill C-51

“CANADA – So you want to take Vitamin C, how about if it was illegal to take that vitamin C, what if it was so illegal that you could be thrown in jail for up to 2 years and fined up to $5,000,000! Sounds like fiction doesn’t it? Well it’s about to become reality unless people become aware of what is going on. The Canadian Government is trying to pass a bill known as Bill C51. This bill has already passed its second reading and it is flying under the radar, it is very close to becoming law and some powers that be DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW! This bill would give entire control of supplements over to drug companies by only allowing MDs to “Prescribe” them as they see fit. Of course we know here in this country the government controls the doctors and the pharmaceutical companies tell the government what laws they want inorder to make more profit. What this means is that if you want to take a multivitamin or some Omega-3, you have to book an appointment with your doctor, go in and try to convince your doctor that you are in need of these supplements. If you doctor doesn’t approve or better yet decides a certain drug would be better off for you then you unfortunately won’t have access to your supplements anymore. On top of this the entire natural supplement industry will collapse on itself, thousands of jobs will be lost and even more stress will be placed on our already crumbing over-stressed medical system. Imagine waiting over a month to get in to see your MD just to request if you can take some oregano oil for a cold that has now come and past, only to have your request denied anyway. The irony of all this is that MDs who are NOT trained in the use of herbs and supplements for the most part will have full control over what you can and CANNOT TAKE. To summarize:

– No More Supplement Stores!

– Supplements are made illegal unless obtained through a prescription and 70% of all current supplements on the market will be removed!

– Prices for obtainable supplements will be higher than they are currently due to the monopolization, and being made into prescriptions!

– Restrict research and development of safe natural alternatives in favor of high risk drugs!

– Punish Canadians with little or no opportunity for protection or recourse for simply speaking about or giving a natural product without the approval of government!

– Fines of up to $5,000,000.00 and/or seek 2 years in jail per incident of being caught breaking any of these newly implemented laws. This includes USING OR SELLING SUPPLEMENTS WITHOUT GOVERNMENT APPROVAL!


No More Vitamin C, No More Omega-3, No More Oregano Oil, No More Natural Multivitamins, No more natural sleep aids, NO MORE HERBS, VITAMINS, MINERALS. No more choice in what YOU want to do for YOUR HEALTH!

It has been said that these kinds of actions were the first things to happen before the NAZIs gained power. Even if you aren’t interested in taking supplements yourself, you should realize that these kinds of actions are leading our society away from democracy and into some kind of dictatorship run government where people are losing their personal power and allowing the government to do anything they want.

Some rumors surrounding bill C-51 is that it is being pushed ahead by pharmaceutical company funding that want complete control of the supplement market by making them prescription only. It’s ALL ABOUT THE MONEY! They’re VERY interested in you taking supplements, because if you do odds are less likely you’ll need THEIR DRUGS. On top of this rumor has it that the Canadian minister of health himself has very large investments in pharmaceutical companies, further backing Bill C-51 so he himself can profit from it! The worst part is he is going out and telling the ill informed that it is in their best interests. People out there need to know the truth!”

You may say, “Whew! I am glad that I don’t live in Canada!” Well, don’t look now… but this kind of legislation will be knocking on our door soon as well. There is a world-wide movement among “the establishment” of medical providers and drug companies to take away our access to supplementation. Why? Well, let’s see… if I take supplements and have overall improvements in my nutrition, I will be healthier. If I am healthy, I don’t need drugs. If I don’t need, and don’t buy, drugs, then they are out of business… both as developers, and suppliers of drugs (the drug companies) and as “pushers” of drugs (the medical community.) Both of their potential sources of income will dry up… can’t have that! “We must stop this nutrition movement!”, they might say. You may think I am overstating it. But as they say, “Follow the money.”

What can YOU do? Stand up for YOUR health freedoms! Join and support organizations that are trying to protect your health choices. Here in North Carolina, that would be the Citizens for Healthcare Freedom… check out their web site here:

NC Citizens for Healthcare Freedom

And, for those of you in Canada, get behind the effort to stop C-51! Check out this site:

Stop C-51 Web Site

A Class of Osteoporosis Drugs Can Cause Severe Pain

You’ve seen the commercials with Sally Field for “Boniva.” Well, add to the long list of side effects the possibility of severe muscle and joint pain!

Osteoporosis Drugs Found to Cause Severe Pain in Muscles, Joints and Bones

“(NaturalNews) The FDA has issued a new warning that a popular class of osteoporosis drugs may lead to severe, chronic and even permanent pain in muscles, joints and bones. The agency has known of this risk from the drug class known as bisphosphonates since their approval, and prescribing instructions for doctors warn of the possibility of severe pain. But according to the FDA, many doctors do not appear to be aware that the drugs may be linked to severe pain in their patients. The bisphosphonate drug family includes Merck’s Fosamax; Roche and Glaxo SmithKline’s Boniva; Novartis’ Aredia, Zometa and Reclast (marketed as Aclasta outside the United States); Procter & Gamble’s Didronel; Sanofi-Aventis’ Skelid; and Actonel, sold by Procter & Gamble and Sanofi-Aventis. Oral or injected bisphosphonates are prescribed in order to increase bone mass in osteoporosis patients in order to reduce the risk of fractures. But according to the recent FDA warning, patients may develop severe pain ‘within days, months or years after starting a bisphosphonate.’ In some cases, the pain is so intense that interferes with day-to-day activities, requiring some patients to use a walking cane just to get around.”