Email Newsletter from October 17, 2007
Dear Friends of Health Freedom
I’m between appointments here on Capital Hill, so this needs to be brief. We’re in Washington DC, spending part of this week meeting congressional staff to bring your health freedom concerns to their attention and to raise the specter that has the "Bigs" – Big Pharma, Big Agra, Big Chema, Big Agribiz, Big Biotech and Big Bureaucracy – really concerned: allowing you to make your own health decisions and divesting the FDA of its food safety and claims authority. Yes, we do have friends "on the hill" ready to fight for your health freedom! More on that later.
First, though, great news! Here is the schedule for the up-coming I AM America! Health Freedom Rallies. If you can attend, or know people in these areas, please come out and show your support for Health Freedom! If you would like to attend a private Fund Raiser Reception in Dallas (October 19), Albuquerque (October 23) or Tucson (October 30), please call June Trezza at 505.867.6842.
I AM America Health Freedom Rally and Receptions
Reception, October 19, 2007 Questions and RSVP: June Trezza at 505.867.6842
I AM America Health Freedom Rally:
Spiritual FitnessCenter , Sunday, October 21, 5 to 7 PM
1237 Executive Drive East , Richardson, TX 75081
Questions and RSVP: 972-690-1887
Reception: October 23, 2007 Questions and RSVP: June Trezza at 505.867.6842
I AM America Health Freedom Rally:
Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living, Tuesday, October 23, 7 PM
2801 Louisiana Blvd. NE (2 blocks North of Menaul on West side of street. Turn on Claremont ) Questions and RSVP: 888-266-2027
Reception: October 30
Bookman’s, 7 PM 6230 East Speedway Blvd. Tucson , AZ 7 PM
Questions and RSVP: 520-748-9555
On the move againï¿½
General Stubblebine and I are traveling again, working with our videographers, Mary Beth and Jim on the new DVD, Murder by the Numbers, we’ve told you about in previous messages. We have just come back from such an exciting location! In this video we want to lay out the Codex Agenda clearly and want to show you important developments where nongovernmental organizations like Natural Solutions are making a real difference in people’s lives. We want to show you how we are turning health threat into health freedom opportunity. We want to show you people who are living proof that commitment to health freedom leads to innovative, natural approaches and healthier lives. Since it will take a while to complete a DVD of this magnitude, we’re planning on sharing some of the "rushes" – roughly edited footage, showing you why we are so excited. To do this, we need to continue to raise funds for the project.
Please become one of our Volunteer Producers by giving generously (http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=189 ) to make the new DVD a reality. Of course, just like all of your other donations to Natural Solutions Foundation, support (http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=189 ) for Murder by the Numbers is tax deductible.
How do you become a Volunteer Producer? Just make a tax deductible donation of $100 or more and we will thank you publicly in the film for your support. We only need 1500 Volunteer producers to fund this DVD.
Our earlier DVD, Nutricide (http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=156 ), has sold thousands of copies and has over 233,388 views on Google Video! In fact, it’s such an effective tool that complete strangers tell us how important it has been for them. For a real life indication of just how important it is, I was in a Ladies Room in Santa Fe not long ago and a woman came up to me as I was washing my hands, pointed her finger at me and said, "You’re that woman! The one in Nutricide!" and she hugged me right then and there as she thanked me for making the film and opening her eyes to the Codex threat! You made that film possible. Thank you!
We know we need to reach millions of people. Our new full length video, Murder by the Numbers, will reach that audience and propel health freedom and natural solutions to the front of public debate.
Health Freedom Score Cardï¿½
So will our Presidential Campaign Health Freedom Score Card, our effort to educate those politicians who actually want to be president, in the importance of the natural solutions health freedom issue. So far, 74,716 of you have faxed your messages to all 16 of the Democratic and Republican candidates, asking them where they stand on19 hard-hitting health freedom questions. We’ve spoken to several of the campaigns (Senators Obama and Gravel – we apparently overloaded their fax machineï¿½ for which we are truly sorry, NOT!).
They said we should PLEASE stop faxing and we said that we would do so if:
- They provide us with an email address so that we don’t have to keep faxing and
- They answer our specific health freedom questions and let us know where they stand on these vital questions which affect your life and mine (like "Should children be taken away from their families for compulsory drugging under any circumstances" and "Should we support FDA and other government agencies in their Harmonizing with Codex standards and guidelines?")
Senator Mike Gravel’s campaign manager gave us an email address and promised us that we would receive Senator Gravel’s answers in the next couple of weeks. Senator Obama’s campaign pleaded with us to stop faxing and gave us an email address to use instead. (We are faxing your requests for answers to our Score Card questions to all the rest of the candidates, by the way.) We told both Senator Gavel’s and Obamas’s campaigns that the quickest way to halt the tsunami of communications would be to answer our questions and tell us what their candidate’s Health Freedom Plank in their presidential campaign is.
So far only one candidate, Dr. Ron Paul, has adopted a Health Freedom Plank that meets most of our concerns. Here it is:
Americans are justifiably concerned over the government’s escalating intervention into their freedom to choose what they eat and how they take care of their health.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in order to comply with standards dictated by supra-national organizations such as the UN’s World Food Code (CODEX), NAFTA, and CAFTA, has been assuming greater control over nutrients, vitamins and natural health care providers to restrict your right to choose the manner in which you manage your health and nutritional needs.
I have been the national leader in preserving Health Freedom.
I have introduced the Health Freedom Protection Act, HR 2117, to ensure Americans can receive truthful health information about supplements and natural remedies.
I support the Access to Medical Treatment Act, H.R. 2717, which expands the ability of Americans to use alternative medicine and new treatments.
I oppose legislation that increases the FDA’s legal powers. FDA has consistently failed to protect the public from dangerous drugs, genetically modified foods, dangerous pesticides and other chemicals in the food supply. Meanwhile they waste public funds attacking safe, healthy foods and dietary supplements
I also opposed the Homeland Security Bill, H.R. 5005, which, in section 304, authorizes the forced vaccination of American citizens against small pox. The government should never have the power to require immunizations or vaccinations."
We will continue to report to you developments and invite you to send your message to the candidates, if you haven’t already done so, click on Presidential Campaign Health Freedom Score Card, ( http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=13881 ) to ask the candidates these hard-hitting health freedom questions. Since 14 out of the 16 candidates don’t give out their email addresses to concerned citizens such as you, we’ve had to use fax numbers to reach them. This costs us a significant amount of money for each fax sent, so we really need your help to enable us to continue to use this form of communication with the candidates. Every fax costs us over $1 to send. Do the math and you will see that over 74,000 emails represent a significant outlay. We believe that bringing health freedom questions into the center of the 2008 campaign is worth it. If you do, too, please make your generous tax deductible donation ( http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=189 ) right now.
Some quick news notesï¿½
Apparent threatsï¿½we’re hearing the Internet chatter that DHEA, a premier longevity nutrient, is under threat again and some people cite a pending bill by Senator Grassley. Our Washington sources made some inquiries for us among our friends "on the Hill" and we’re told there is little chance of the bill getting anywhere as it only has two sponsors. We need to stay vigilant, since you can never tell when "the powers that be" will decide to advance the anti-DHEA bill; this again, one more example of the multisided attacks your freedom of choice face every dayï¿½ and every day, we need to be there for you, protecting your interests.
ï¿½and victories tooï¿½ You remember that we helped make certain that protection for supplements from the new powers of the FDA survived the compromise process that brought the differences between the House and Senate versions of the FDA Revitalization Bill into line. This bill was signed into law stating that supplements were specifically exempted from it. That’s an indication of our collective power.
ï¿½The effort to further restrict compounding pharmacies, including their right to compound your bioidentical hormones, has once again failed, due to a substantial outcry from the public. Compounding pharmacies, of course, directly compete with mass market drug companies by making private formulations up for patients of the drugs and hormones they need according to the prescriptions their doctors write for them. FDA has been attacking them for years. We beat them back again.
ï¿½FDA finally issued the expected guidance on the new Adverse Event Reporting law that goes into effect in December. We have concerns about the new AER system, not because there is any significant danger to the public from nutrients, but because we are concerned the new system will ignore one of the prime causes of the few adverse events people report: drug – nutrient interactions. Since drugs change normal body function, they will often interfere with the metabolism of nutrients. When that happens, it is the drug that caused the event, not the food! But we are wary that the new reporting system can be used to blame nutrients and natural remedies when toxic substances in the environment, or toxic drugs taken by the individual, will be ignored as the caused of the harm. Again, another area that needs our vigilanceï¿½
We’re getting betterï¿½
Expect big changes to the Natural Solutions web site soon! We are redesigning the website to provide an exciting new look and enhanced user-friendliness! Making our site easier for you to use requires the help of Internet experts, so these is another area where we would very much appreciate your help. You can make your tax deductible donation here ( http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=189 ) to make sure we can keep the web site as up-to-date as possible.
And, have you seen our new PRWeb media release on the Score Card? It’s at: http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2007/10/emw558006.htm
On a personal note, I want to thank all of you who have been emailing us with your thoughts, prayers and suggestions! With the help of my assistant, Kathy Greene, we answer as many of your emails as soon as possible. She and I review your concerns and you can rely on her to relay our latest information to youï¿½
Natural Solutions Foundation is about team work: you and the Natural Solutions Foundation are a team. General Bert and I are a team traveling wherever we are needed to further the health freedom cause. Kathy and her husband (and our NSF co-trustee) Ralph Fucetola JD, are another Natural Solutions Foundation team, keeping communications going in the US while we represent your interests in the US and internationally.
Ralph will be sharing his Vitamin Lawyer Health Freedom Blog with us when I’m too busy to keep up with the Natural Solutions Foundation blogï¿½ and you’ll continue to have the most up to date information on the web! His blog is at: http://vitaminlawyerhealthfreedom.blogspot.com
As always there are a few things you can do for yourself that will help Natural Solutions Foundation. You can buy the pure, healthy foods and products we offer at www.organics4u.org – proceeds support our efforts on your behalf. And, as we approach the end of the year and you put your annual financial information in order, some of you may need — or may know someone who needs — a tax write-off. If so, please consider the Natural Solutions Foundation. Any donation ( http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=189 ) you give to us now will be a deduction from your gross income next April. It is time to think about your holiday givingï¿½ money sent to us will be used to fight for your freedom. Wouldn’t that better than giving it to the IRS?
One more thing: our dear friend and Foundation Media Director, Tom Cowles, has been dealing with a family emergency and has not available for the past couple weeks. That’s one reason there have not been as many Health Freedom eblasts recently… Our prayers are with Tom and we hope he will be back soon, lending his media smarts to the health freedom cause once again!
We have to go make our first appointment on the Hill, so that’s all for now! Thanks, and keep your mouse clicks & donations coming! Nothing gets Congress’s attention faster than your contacts to them… hundreds of thousands of contacts! We can tell they are very aware of us as we walk the halls of Congress for you. Gotta run…
Dr. Rima Laibow
Natural Solutions Foundation