| Health Freedom: How Long Will You
Be Able To Protect Your Own Health?
freedom of people to choose natural healing, alternative medicine
and methods of disease prevention could soon be threatened by
corporate lobbyists who will do anything to protect their wealth
at the expense of your health.
Fear can do wonderful things for corporations and for those who
control the laws of the world. Many have known this long before
the dawn of civilization. However, we are entering into era where
fear could actually control our health freedom, especially by
controlling the fields of medicine and human nutrition.
So how will fear actually accomplish this? If the current corporate
and government agencies have their way, it will do so by coercing
us to think we can do little to prevent disease and advance our
health by natural means thereby forcing entire nations to a subservience
at the hands of drug industries. The sheer irony is that the drug
companies will have us believe that drugs will be the solution
to our health woes, but in reality they will continue to be the
most dangerous threat to our health.
The tragedies of drug side effects are being exposed daily. Drugs
such as Celebrex, Prozac, Vioxx, Zoloft and Baycol to name a few,
are all examples of how the secrecy of drug marketing has impaired
our safety. It will get worse, much worse if this status quo continues.
Governments around the world have considered for some time now
to classify most vitamins and other supplements as drugs. The
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has already
admitted to conducting raids on doctors' offices and health food
stores. Some doctors have been threated with losing their licenses
or even imprisonment if they used specific vitamins. Even some
hospitals who have used vitamins claim they have been denied government
grants and other monies from insurance agencies.
Critics of our current system of health protection believe
that there is a good chance that without consumer participation,
that laws will be created or modified and act to repeal or significantly
weaken the agencies that promote natural supplements to the public.
Why would they do this? Because the big winners are the large
corporations that are able to meet the new standards and/or own
patents protected and promoted by modifications in these laws.
In the United States, critics say that these large companies are
currently lobbying Congress for these changes, while assuring
the public that nothing much is going to change and we shouldn't
is: Is this alarmist claim true? Some people do tend to over
react and there are charges of misinformation being made by
both sides. Most natural health experts believe that this situation
is worth monitoring. It's certainly logical that if there were
billions of dollars to be made by large corporations that they
would have a vested position in the issue.
is an excellent documentary about the threat to medical freedom
of choice by award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller. It's well
worth the time to view it.
Reference Sources: care2.com,
We Become Silent (welltv.com)