Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dietary Supplements in the Crosshairs DO SOMETHING!

Are you as sick to death of Stealth Legislation as I am?

Not satisfied to control healthcare, they snuck a provision into Obamacare that would also give them control of student loans (because we all know those are related, right??). 

Now Congressman Henry Waxman of California (a Democrat - surprise!) snuck a provision into the recently passed Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173) that will regulate your dietary supplements out of existence.

The recent move by the FDA against Diamond Walnuts to have walnuts (I kid you not) declared a drug shows their willingness to do anything, no matter how stupid and arbitary, in order to control your access to anything that might actually be good for you.

Especially if it will not make the drug companies money.

"Oh, here she goes again," you are thinking, "railing against the [Democrats, German judges, UN, government, fill-in-the-other-blank] and the drug companies. What does that have to do with home schooling or home business?"

Network marketers and purveyors of any kind of health supplement - listen up! A lot of us have businesses that will be affected if this happens. 

Does your business depend on any kind of vitamin, miracle juice, joint relief, or any other non-prescription, non-pharmaceutical product that you can't make any health claims about even though the anecdotal evidence for the efficacy of your product is substantial?

Walnuts. A drug. Right.

How much more so Tahitian Noni, Xango, Monavie, Vemma, "The Wellness Company" that doesn't allow their name to be mentioned, FHTM's True Essentials, Shaklee, healthy chocolate, Max XGL,  and umptygazillion more health supplements?

I don't want to hear that you don't care about politics.  Even if in a general way you don't care about health freedom, and think the government taking over everything is just hunky dory, surely at least you will care when your "Plan B" MLM income is  wiped out, crushed under the weight of government scrutiny and regulation.

The Senate is expected to vote on this monstrosity of a  finance “reform” bill as early as this weekend. Please do something to make sure that it does not include a provision going far beyond finance that could be used against supplements. This could take the form of and amendment that would give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) power to impose new regulations without prior Congressional approval, such as the one inserted into the House version that was passed.

Read the article at the Alliance for Natural Health and learn how you can help.

1 comment:

  1. Walnuts as drugs? Now I've heard of everything!