Shocking Report: HPV and Cervical Cancer is NOT Linked!

And, more importantly, the FDA has KNOWN this to be true for several YEARS! This is outrageous! Remember when the Texas governor was going to FORCE all high school girls to get this vaccination? It was reported here in the Traditional Naturopath Blog (see this entry – The Truth on New Vaccines? Follow the Money!) This is why we MUST stay vigilant to our health freedoms! Agencies like the FDA are “in bed” with many pharmaceutical companies to insure “Big Pharma’s” profits!

From Newstarget: “For the last several years, HPV vaccines have been marketed to the public and mandated in compulsory injections for young girls in several states based on the idea that they prevent cervical cancer. Now, NewsTarget has obtained documents from the FDA and other sources (see below) which reveal that the FDA has been well aware for several years that Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has no direct link to cervical cancer. NewsTarget has also learned that HPV vaccines have been proven to be flatly worthless in clearing the HPV virus from women who have already been exposed to HPV (which includes most sexually active women), calling into question the scientific justification of mandatory ‘vaccinate everyone’ policies. Furthermore, this story reveals evidence that the vaccine currently being administered for HPV — Gardasil — may increase the risk of precancerous cervical lesions by an alarming 44.6 percent in some women. The vaccine, it turns out, may be far more dangerous to the health of women than doing nothing at all. If true, this information reveals details of an enormous public health fraud being perpetrated on the American people, involving FDA officials, Big Pharma promoters, and even the governors of states like Texas. The health and safety of tens of millions of young girls is at stake here, and what this NewsTarget investigative report reveals is that HPV vaccinations may not only be medically useless; they may also be harmful to the health of the young girls receiving them.

This report reveals startling facts about the HPV vaccine that most people will find shocking:

• How it may actually increase the risk of precancerous lesions by 44.6 percent.

• The FDA has, for four years, known that HPV was not the cause of cervical cancer.

• Why mandatory HPV vaccination policies may cause great harm to young girls.

• Why HPV infections are self-limiting and pose no real danger in healthy women

• Little-known FDA documents that reveal astounding facts about Gardasil

• How Big Pharma promoted its Gardasil vaccine using disease mongering and fear mongering”

The FDA’s “War on Stevia” Continues!

SteviaThe FDA (no friend of the natural health community) has long fought the use of the natural herb stevia rebaudiana in foods and beverages. Most industry watchers believe that this is due to the fact that the sugar and artificial sweetener lobbyists hold sway in the halls of the government. After all, stevia is a natural herb that has been used for thousands of years with no ill effects by hundreds of thousands, in fact, probably millions of people, with no ill effects. In fact, stevia can strengthen teeth, supports the heart muscle, and has no glycemic, or caloric value… yet it is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar… it would seem to be an answer to prayer for many facing obesity! Yet, the FDA will not allow it to be used as a sweetener. It can only be used as a “supplement.” And, many companies have, in fact, re-labeled their products as “supplements” to get around this conspiracy to keep a safe herbal alternative from consumers. Hain Celestial Teas recently applied to the FDA to allow them to use stevia as a sweetener in their beverages, however, the FDA has responded by “firing a new volley” in the war to prevent the use of this alternative from being used! This, in spite of the fact that in other countries, such as Japan, stevia is a common sweetener in foods. In fact, stevia makes up 40% of the sweetener market in Japan!

FDA warns Hain of stevia use; calls herb unsafe

In order to understand the war against stevia, we need only look to the power of the artificial sweetener and sugar lobbyists in the industry. After all, who would “lose” in a head-to-head battle of a safe, natural herb that could sweeten our beverages, against artificial chemical “frankenstein-like” creations like aspartame or saccharin? The public would quickly vote with their pocketbooks, and the artificial sweetener industry would soon be no more! They have everything to lose and nothing to gain by stevia’s universal acceptance! Is it no wonder that “hands are being greased” so to speak, to prevent this?

Links of interest with regard to stevia:

The History of Stevia

FDA Bookburning of Stevia Literature!

The FDA and Stevia

Also, for additional reading, I would recommend this book:

FDA Closes Public Comment a Month Early!

FDA EmpireRemember I said in earlier posts that we had until April 30th to offer public comment on the FDA’s attempt to take away our herbs, vitamins and supplements? Well, it turns out that we were SUPPOSED to have until May 30th… but they cut it short, so the public could not comment! That is why we had to scramble to get our comment in, in time!

FDA hoodwinks public over CAM Guidelines comment period, slams door shut on public comments one month early

“The FDA has slammed the door shut on accepting public comments over its contentious ‘CAM Guidelines’ that threaten to destroy natural medicine by classifying virtually all health-enhancing foods, juices, nutritional supplements and functional foods as ‘unapproved drugs.’ NewsTarget has acquired emails from an FDA employee and key author of the CAM Guidelines. This email contains statements that directly contradict the FDA’s own website and reveal a tactic designed to silence public commentary by retroactively declaring the comment period to be closed even while the FDA’s own documents state the period should continue for another 30 days. Check it out yourself: The FDA website says the comment period ends May 29, 2007. But in an email received today by NewsTarget, the FDA’s Philip L. Chao claims ‘…the entry was mistakenly changed by an employee in mid-April, and we will correct that error soon. Thus, internet media reports claiming that FDA has extended the comment period to May 29 are NOT correct.’ Thus, the public comment period for CAM Guidelines is now closed, one month ahead of what the FDA’s own website provides as the comment closing date. And this is explained as being due to a ‘mistake’ by an FDA employee that will be retroactively corrected, only after the public comment period has been officially closed.”

Why Would the FDA Ban, or Regulate, Supplements?

There is an old saying, “Follow the money.” Big pharmaceutical companies develop drugs to fight disease (supposedly) and then sell it via doctors to consumers. Consumers are finding that readily available vitamins, minerals, herbs, and supplements are often just as effective (if not MORE so) as the drugs, but without harmful side effects. Wouldn’t it then make sense for lobbyists to push to regulate away these readily available, natural supplements to protect their big pharma constituents? Yes.FDA Ban

And therein lies the problem. Right now, we have the choice to use supplements and herbs, if we choose to… so, in steps the FDA to take away that choice! And, as I have pointed out in an earlier Blog entry… we only have until April 30th to say anything about it!

Health freedom action alert: FDA attempting to regulate supplements, herbs and juices as “drugs”

“When it comes to health freedom, this is the FDA’s end game. A new FDA ‘guidance’ document, published on the FDA’s website, reveals plans to reclassify virtually all vitamins, supplements, herbs and even vegetable juices as FDA-regulated drugs. Massage oils and massage rocks will be classified as “medical devices” and require FDA approval. The document is called Docket No. 2006D-0480. Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA is accepting public comments on the docket until April 30th. They tried to sneak this under the radar, but word got out and now the natural health community is up in arms over this rule. If you wish to protect your access to nutritional supplements, herbs, essential oils, homeopathic medicine or any other ‘complementary’ or ‘alternative’ modality, it is crucial that you take action to post your comments with the FDA right now and write your representatives in Washington to put a stop to this outrageous effort to destroy natural medicine. (And be sure to really write them. Just sending an email has virtually no impact compared to writing a physical letter in your own words.)”

Write, call, or use this link to send the FDA a message… we want access to supplements, and natural health alternatives!

Click HERE to send a message to the FDA!

Here is the FDA’s address and their phone numbers:
Food and Drug Administration
1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 200N
Rockville, MD 20852-1448
Phone: 800-835-4709 or 301-827-1800

Be sure to cite Docket No. 2006D-0480. Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration in your message, letter, or call.

Here is a link to what the FDA is saying in its “Guidence:”

Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration

Notice that it says that this, “includes, but is not limited to, botanicals, animal-derived extracts, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, proteins, prebiotics and probiotics: whole diets, and ‘functional foods’.” There is is, folks… do you want anything in this list regulated by the FDA?

It Not Too Late – Send Your Comment NOW!

You can still send your comment to the FDA on their latest attempt to take away our vitamins and supplements! We have a very narrow window of opportunity to stop their master plan cold in its tracks!

Use this link to comment:

Submit Your Comment Directly to the FDA HERE!

PLEASE say your piece in your OWN words… a “form letter” is not as effective. Here’s what I said:

“Docket: 2006D-0480 – Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration; Availability Temporary Comment Number: 118596

It is up to the individual consumer to decide what they want to use to enhance their health. Herbs, minerals, vitamins and supplements are simply put, ‘food.’ A government agency should not be able to decide what foods I choose to eat, nor should they be allowed to decide what vitamins I can take, or how much. It should be an individual right. My body, my decision. I am the person most responsible for my own health, not the government, not a doctor, not a nutritionist. I should be allowed to make my own decisions. This is what basic health freedom is about!”

I can’t say it strongly enough… PLEASE tell them what you think NOW!

Natural Health Freedom Emergency!

There is a crisis in health freedom! Tell everyone you know that is interested in natural health freedoms! On April 30, 2007 the FDA will close the public comment period on a “Guidance” which will classify every alternative health practice as medicine so that only licensed physicians can carry out the procedures, AND vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc., will suddenly become “untested drugs” which will be forbidden!

Use This Link to Respond to the FDA!

We MUST stand up now for our health freedoms while we can! PLEASE spread the word!

Great News for NC Health Freedom! HB1358

A new version of the NC Consumer Health Freedom Bill has been posted on the North Carolina Legislative Site! This bill is supported by the Citizens for Healthcare Freedom (their website link is below.)

Citizens for Healthcare Freedom Website

I would STRONGLY encourage you to read the Consumer Health Freedom Bill at this link:

North Carolina House Bill 1358

Then, PLEASE sign the electronic petition for the bill at this link:

Electronic Petition for HB1358

Here is some information that will explain the need for this excellent legislation!

Problem: The concern is that consumer access is limited in NC to complementary and alternative health care because many practitioners do not practice in NC or if they practice they do so under the threat of being criminally charged with practice of medicine without a license. NC law’s broad definition of medicine requires anyone practicing the healing arts to have a license or be practicing under an exemption or safe harbor. NC does not provide a safe harbor for the many natural healing arts that are widely practiced and pose no risk of harm to the public.

Solution: This bill is a common sense approach used by other states. It provides an exemption to the practice of medicine violations for those persons practicing a healing art within the prohibited conduct parameters and provides clients with proper disclosures.

Rationale
1. Liberty – Every citizen has the right to choose the path of his/her own healing.

2. Free Market – Citizens want more healthcare options broaden the availability of all natural
healing modalities, consistent with worldwide trends. Total U.S. out-of-pocket expenditures related to alternative health care were conservatively estimated $27 billion, comparable to the amount spent on out-of-pocket expenditures for all U.S physician services in 1997*.

3. Cost Effectiveness and Efficacy – Citizens are facing substantial health insurance cost increases.

An estimated 1.4 million (16.75%) North Carolinians do not have health insurance. Citizens want
more healthcare options, particularly for chronic illness. Complementary and alternative health care can be used for chronic as well as preventative medicine. Several studies have found that complementary and alternative health care services, as they are currently provided, do not represent a substantial risk to the general public, and may even contribute to improved safety of health care.

4. States with Exemptions – Six states (MN, CA, RI, ID, LA, OK) have passed similar health freedom bills. Health freedom bills are being introduced in nine additional states and a total of thirty states are known to be addressing this issue.

5. Education – Once protected, the marketplace can more effectively provide citizens with detailed information about complementary and alternative medical services. Freer communication between patients and their conventional and alternative health care providers can benefit all. Two North Carolina medical schools (UNC-CH and Duke) have Integrative Medicine programs actively promoting allied health education in complementary and alternative therapies.

Complementary and Alternative Healthcare Services in North Carolina Extent of Current Practice – As many as 3.3 million North Carolina citizens receive a substantial volume of health care services from complementary and alternative health care practitioners.

Popularity among Patients – The usage of the broad domain of healing arts including complementary and alternative practices continues to grow even though the patient typically pays for the total cost of the service. Americans made more visits to complementary and alternative healthcare providers (629 mi) than to all primary care physicians (386 mi) in 1997*. Total number of visits to complementary providers increased by 47% from 427 mi in 1990 to 629 mi in 1997 nationwide.*

* Per David Eisenberg, M.D., Harvard Medical School

Can You Handle the Truth?

Can you handle the content of this video? It is information about what the WTO and the FDA plan to do to take away your rights to use vitamins and supplements… it is about basic health freedoms.

[googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=451097355502728465&hl=en[/googlevideo]

Sad… but true. Encourage people that you know are ignorant of these issues to take the 28 minutes to watch this video. We have to stand up against this kind of health tyranny!

For more information on Codex Alimentarius… check out this link:

Codex Alimentarius – The Sinister Truth Behind Operation Cure-All

Wow! If, as the video says, a woman in Europe has been arrested for selling a 500mg Vitamin C tablet… what would they do with me, personally, taking 3000mg (3 grams) of Vitamin C per day?

The Truth on New Vaccines? Follow the Money!

Whether you get a given treatment of any kind should be YOUR choice, after all it is YOUR body… right? NOT according to Texas.. where the governor has signed into law a mandate for young girls to receive a vaccine whether they want it or not! Is it mere coincidence that he has been given campaign contributions from Merck, and that his former chief of staff is a lobbyist for Merck? The New York Times on February 17, 2007 reported, “In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry recently issued an order that girls be vaccinated. But some legislators are trying to overturn the order, with some opponents complaining because the governor’s former chief of staff is now a lobbyist for Merck.” As always, “follow the money!”

New York Times Report

Growing Controversy Over New Merck Vaccines

“Gardasil, Zostavax, and Rotateq were all vaccines introduced by Merck in late 2005 in an attempt to turn their finances around in the wake of litigation over thousands of deaths allegedly caused by the painkiller Vioxx. However, Gardasil has caused conflicts between state legislatures who want to require young girls to take it and parents who believe such laws circumvent their rights. Meanwhile, Rotateq, designed to prevent gastrointestinal illnesses in children, has led to growing incidents of intussusception, a rare and life-threatening form of intestinal blockage. In the wake of the continuing controversy over the Gardasil human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Merck has ended its lobbying campaign to make Gardasil a mandatory vaccine in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics, which has been supportive of Gardasil, was nonetheless pleased about the end of the campaign, citing concerns about requiring another vaccine for a problem that doesn’t have a large impact on health nationwide. At the same time, reports are being made of side effects associated with Gardasil, including fainting and dizziness. But a potentially far more dangerous risk is the growing incidence of intussusception among children who use Merck’s vaccine Rotateq. Intussusception occurs when the intestine telescopes into itself, causing an obstruction of the bowel that is repaired surgically.”

People should not be required to accept a treatment just because it will lead to the solvency of a business. YOU are the person most responsible for YOUR health!

The Battle in NC is Brewing Again!

What battle? The battle over the term “ND.” You would not think that a simple degree designation would be so volatile! The problem is that one school, Bastyr University, and one organization that they created, the CNME, has decided that no one can be an “ND” unless they graduated from one of their group’s schools. Imagine the “hew and cry” if NC State suddenly said, “No one can use the designation of ‘BA’ unless they graduated from NCSU!” I suspect the Chapel Hill alumni would not be happy! Well, that is precisely what is happening around the country as CNME representatives have coerced the state assemblies in each state to adopt very harse laws regarding the use of the term “ND.” Why? Control. And, exclusivity. If you can only function as an ND if you have a degree from a CNME approved school, then that gives them a built-in pool of students to train and get paid tuition from… as always, follow the money!

Now, some might say, “Well, why not just attend a CNME school?” Because the people in charge of those insitutions are philosophically opposed to traditional naturopathy! A “Naturopath” is historically simply a teacher of wellness, that by traditional definition DOES NOT use surgery, drugs, or other harsh, or invasive methodology in their consulting. In fact, the acknowledged founder of American Naturopathy, Dr. Benedict Lust, told Naturopaths, “Remember: Naturopaths are Doctors – minus Materia Medica and Surgery”. The “materia medica” Dr. Lust was referring to was prescription drugs. The CNME, and those of their ilk, have attempted to re-define Naturopathy to be a “poor man’s medicine” INCLUDING the use of surgery and prescribing drugs! If one wants to be an Allopathic Doctor (MD), then they should go to medical school and get an MD! It is folly to re-define the traditional, classic Naturopathic practices to include that which was never a part of the practice to begin with! They have begun calling themselves “NMDs” or “Naturopathic Medical Doctors,” and they wear white lab coats to help foster the notion that they are “medical men and women.” And they are attempting to re-define a traditional practice of teaching wellness, and are, at the same time, “cutting out the competition,” if you will, in one fell swoop!

The new proposed Bill that is going to the NC General Assembly states in cause (90.3.1):

“(1) approved program of naturopathic medicine — a graduate-level full-time didactic and supervised clinical training that is accredited, or has achieved candidacy status for accreditation, by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education naturopathic medical education program…”

Notice the organization… the CNME. This is the Bastyr group. They ONLY approve schools that define Naturopathy as allowing the use of surgery and drugs… which by definition is NOT naturopathy, it is allopathic medicine. This is a fundamental philosophical difference between the Bastyr folks and all traditional naturopaths.

Trinity College of Natural Health (my alma mater) could not, and would not, ever be approved by CNME. See this article on my “Classical Naturopathy” website:

http://www.classicalnaturopathy.org/licensing.html

in paragraph eight, specifically. Also notice in the proposed NC Bill in cause 90-810, (a) and (b):

“Use of Titles, and Prohibition Against Practice by Unlicensed Persons:
(a) Licensees shall use the title “naturopathic physician” and the recognized abbreviation “N.D.”. Persons licensed under this Article have the exclusive right to use the titles: ‘naturopathic physician’, ‘naturopathic doctor’, ‘doctor of naturopathic medicine’, ‘doctor of naturopathy’, ‘N.D.’, ‘ND’, and ‘NMD’
(b) No person shall represent himself or herself to the public as a naturopathic physician, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, a doctor of naturopathy, or as being otherwise authorized to practice naturopathic medicine in North Carolina without having the license required under this article.”

If I can not “represent” myself as a “doctor of naturopathy,” or “ND,” then ipso facto my legally acquired degree is nullified by a law. Would they legally remove the degree of “BA” or “PhD” because they didn’t like the school that granted the degree? Would anyone with a modicum of sense see this as reasonable?

At the VERY least, would there be no “grandfathering” clause, or recognition of a form of naturopath that DOES NOT want to dispense drugs or perform minor surgeries, or in other ways pretend to be a medical doctor? What of those of us that simply want to teach good health practices?

The Traditional Naturopathic “world” is getting weary of the “battle” with the CNME and their goal to usurp the term “ND,” and has established the term “CTN” (Certified Traditional Naturopath,”) that is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath. The organization doing this is the American Naturopathic Certification Board. (Web site at: http://www.ancb.net/)

CTN’s will continue to teach wellness even if they can not use their degrees. But, it is a sad state of affairs. The battle is already lost in states like SC and FL.

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