Concerned about disease like breast cancer, preventing diabetes and aide arthritis symptoms. For most diseases or symptoms there usually is nutritional plans to follow. Recommendations of nutrients which can aide in relief or elimination of symptoms. As of late there are five nutrients that aide in the prevention of diabetes.
Alternative medicine is becoming a big trend today with persons not wanting toxins in their bodies and add more health issues to their existing condition while trying to maintain it. Nutritional care is a part of alternative medicine and is employed in nearly every disease and condition which exists. There are are lot of nutritional treatments out there that the American public may never hear of and they had been scientifically proved. So why can’t we hear of them? Three letters FDA and censoring.
Are you aware of the fact that if you add nutrition and yoga together the sum equals more flexibility for your body. Cherries can actually help fight the inflammation from arthritis. Green tea can aide in reducing damage from cancer. Vitamin D may actually be a lot better in the prevention of influenza than the vaccine. These have been shown in scientific research however a whole spectrum of persons have not heard of this do to censoring issues.
Case in point a United States company that provided cherry concentrate and had started linking to government funded studies that had showed the value of cherries for reduction in arthritis symptoms. That was until the FDA sent them a threatening letter requiring them from their website or they would proceed with government prosecution. In October 2005, they had sent these demand letters to twenty-nine companies who market cherries with legal action if they did not remove the scientific evidence from their websites.
They just could not stop there, the walnuts were inline on their hit list and they were not safe from threats either. That walnuts were an “unapproved drug”. So that means the grocery stores now are selling illegal drugs? There was a study that had been published by the American Heart Association in 2004, which had stated the study did in fact show a 64% improvement of endothelial function when walnuts were used as a substitute in Mediterranean diets in place of other fats.
Diamond Foods had simply posted an assortment of scientific evidence on their website that had given the health benefits in which walnuts provide. Here is the highlight of it:
“Based on our review, we have concluded that your walnut products are in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and the applicable regulations in Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR). …Based on claims made on your firm’s website, we have determined that your walnut products are promoted for conditions that cause them to be drugs because these products are intended for use in the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of disease. …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)] because they are not generally recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced conditions. Therefore, under section 505(a) of the Act [21 U.S.C. 355(a)], they may not be legally marketed with the above claims in the United States without an approved new drug application.”
So basically because persons point out health benefits of foods that makes the person a criminal at least in part of what the FDA is claiming. That is even if there is scientific proof that they can aide in the reduction of high cholesterol, that innocent walnut is now a drug.
The same is true for a lot of foods which are referred to as the super foods. Those foods that fight diseases and conditions by the nutrients they contain. They are recommended by government guidelines, such as yogurt, eggs, nuts and kiwis.
The health benefits these foods can provide does not seem to matter to the FDA because if you mention the food and its benefit the next thing you know your a criminal. So prepare yourself for those government men coming with guns in tow telling you to put down and walk away from that fruit now.
Now here is humor of the not so funny kind. While FDA is attacking all those healthy foods and the nutrients they contain to aide in battles of disease, if you manufacture junk food, feel free to place health claims because the FDA won’t even whisper in your direction. As long as you have a vitamin or mineral or something in their that is healthy by all means bring on the claims of health. One company claims they are the healthy choice for junk food. Somehow I cannot imagine that bag of chips or cheese puffs being healthy.
So basically the gist we are to go with is junk food is good and health food is bad. Yet, our government is out there pointing out how our children are becoming obese and we need to take those chips out of their hands. Talk about the double edge sword theory.
The FDA basically wishes the American public to be totally oblivious to the benefits of healthy foods.
Even when there is scientific evidence proving the benefits of natural foods, dietary supplements and the super food group. However, health claims are okay to be made on junk food like potato chips and yet there is a problem of obesity in America.
In essences it is ok to take medications for diseases and conditions which can cause adverse side effects and have the potential to damage our health further. This way the pharmaceutical companies can make money, but not ok for those oranges on the tree that give us Vitamin C to be labeled or advertised as healthy. If this is where they are going, I hate to see the food pyramid in a few years.
Green tea is at major risk of persecution with all the other natural items. This August, the FDA had sent their usual warning letters out once more. These had gone to manufactures that make green tea. One manufacturer Canada Dry had promoted a claim that the drink is enriched with 200mg of antioxidants from green tea along with Vitamin C.
In their letter the FDA asserted the fact that green tea and Vitamin C are not nutrients known to be associated with antioxidant activity. However, green tea which is made from unfermented leaves have been reported to contain powerful antioxidants. Vitamin C is also known as a powerful antioxidant.
It seems to appear that the FDA has their own laws of science none of which actually apply to the science that has been used for centuries. So the laws of physics are thrown out the window and the FDA can adapt their own laws to suit the need at the time. Yet, these are the same persons who let Tylenol on the loose with recall after recall and needed to remove other known medications off the market due to massive health issues.
The FDA also went after Lipton Teas, due to the fact they were silly enough to inform the public of scientific evidence which included the fact that green tea can lower cholesterol levels. The FDA viewed the company as laying claims they could treat a disease.
What happens when it is proven that the natural products can actually prevent disease. There are numerous plants that do contain the ability to help prevent disease do to the nutrients they provide. The American public evidently is not allowed to know about it because as the FDA is putting it there is nothing in existence which is food, nutrient or supplement that can aide in the fight for prevention of disease.
So it seems that according to the FDA vitamins like A, D and C are totally useless unless of course some big pharmaceutical company lays claim to them. Then they are known as having therapeutic values.
The FDA seems to hold the hard core belief that they are allowed to censor science and its findings when it pertains to nutrients, foods and substances and leaving Americans in the dark about the ways one can become healthy, aide in their fight of disease and gain knowledge of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
So here we have it Americans being faced with disease and being pushed into poverty. We are to be dictated to that using medications that can cause a whole array of incidents for health is a good thing.
In the United States alone in 2008 care of cancer costs were over the $228 billion dollar marker. Now doing some simple math here, if one nutrient had the ability to lessen all types of cancer just by three quarters, roughly $171 billion dollars or more could be saved along with countless numbers of human lives.
Guess what one nutrient is showing evidence it can help the cause. Good old Vitamin D. In a study which had involved 1,117 healthy women split in two groups. The group having being given Vitamin D at about 1500mg each day over a four year period, had displayed a 60% decrease in cancer. Of course no one will discuss it. Why? For fear that poor Elsie the Borden cow may be accused of being an unauthorized drug. More than likely banned from ever setting her hoofs in the United States again.
No one is stating that manufactures of natural health products should just go around advocating health claims. However, if there is the scientific evidence to substantiate these claims, why should they not be allowed to inform the American public.
FDA would rather leave persons in the dark about natural products, have them take medications that causes side effects even sometimes fatal ones. Have us eaten produce that is sprayed with chemicals instead of organics all in the name of the good old might dollar.Sources:
University of Maryland
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