Email Newsletter from September 27, 2007
HEALTH FREEDOM TAKES A HIT. IS YOUR DOCTOR NEXT?
PIONEERING DOCTORS ATTACKED FOR PRACTICING GOOD MEDICINE, SAVING LIVES – NATURALLY!
Recently I shared with you an atrocious situation in California in which a mother and her 17 year old son are being abused and threatened by the State’s demand that he receive the "standard treatment" for malignant melanoma – surgery and chemotherapy – DESPITE THE FACT THAT HE IS NOW CANCER FREE!
Supply and Demand – Medical Fascism Style
Economics is about supply and demand. Make no mistake about it: Medical Fascism is about economics. Since the State (in this case, California) believes that it owns your body (or your child’s) it can decide what happens to it over your objections and at your cost and, perhaps, at the cost of your life. In doing so, it is protecting the illness care industry from the threat which the health care presents, and doing so ruthlessly. Nothing new there!
In supply and demand terms, this invasion of your person and your rights is intended to shut down what economists call "the demand side".
The supply side is under attack, too. Doctors who practice natural medicine are subjected to medical fascism. The Medical Fascists attack the liciense, reputation, resources and skill of the practitioners we trust. And, with the determined help of the US regulatory bodies like the FDA and Codex, they are carefully eliminating the substances and practices you and I seek out for natural treatments.
Case in Point
William (Bill) Rea, MD, is my friend. He is also a brilliant and innovative doctor, a scholar, an exceptional and generous teacher and the undisputed dean of Environmental Medicine. Patients come to his Environmental Health Centers from around the world because they are desperate, dying or distressed.
Using his ever-expanding and truly astonishing knowledge and his gift for fearless, out-of-the-box diagnostic skills, coupled with his vast clinical experience, Bill Rea gives the environmentally ill a chance of being radiantly well. Naturally.
So, naturally, the Texas Medical Board wants to put him out of business. Again. This is not the first time they have attacked him.
This time, on the basis of "three anonymous complaints" involving 5 patients (all of whom are still under Dr. Rea’s care and have written to the Texas Medical Board to say that they are very happy with Dr. Rea’s care and that they are doing very well) the Texas Medical Board wants to take away Dr. Rea’s license to practice medicine.
WHITHER THE CONSTITUTION? MAKE THAT "THE WITHERING CONSTITUTION"
Last time I looked, the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States said that we have certain rights which were inalienable, not granted – or taken away – by the Texas Medical Board. These rights include the right to confront our accuser, the right to see the evidence against us and the right to a review by our peers.* Apparently the Texas Medical Board operates, as do most Medical Boards in the US, under a different set of rules.
Based on secret "evidence" provided by an "anonymous accuser" and supported by an anonymous reviewer (not a peer, since he is unfamiliar with Environmental Medicine), the Texas Medical Board is trying to control the supply side of natural medicine. Dr. Rea’s patients have written to the Board saying that they are not only happy with his care, they are still being treated by him and, in two cases, credit Dr. Rea with saving their lives. I have been in Dr. Rea’s clinic to learn Environmental Medicine from him and to watch a master healer at work. I know that many of his patients are, in fact, alive today because of his superb skills. And, indeed, that is exactly the point. These people have stepped outside the drug based treatment box and Dr. Rea has helped them to do it. Therefore, Dr. Rea is a danger to the drug industry and, more importantly, to the entire illness care industry. Whether he is also a danger to an underlying design of phamaceutally-assisted genocide is another question.
The last time I raised this issue, our website was instantly attacked. Let’s see if it happens again! Clearly the game of the illness-care industry is to make sure that as many people as possible are dependant upon it for as long as possible. That’s where the contamination and degradation of food through Codex and US government regulatory actions comes in: healthy people are awful patients for the illness-care industry.
Follow the Money
But part of the picture, too, is to make sure that people in need of care, or trying to avoid needing care, have no options except those of drugs, radiation and surgery to meet their health needs. Doctors like Bill Rea, and the other great docs under attack around the US, and healers who are not doctors but are being attacked for "practicing medicine without a license" are being driven off the supply side of the street by these organized and vicious attacks. We, as health consumers and health freedom advocates, MUST NOT let that happen.
Click here (http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php/?p=416) to read Dr. Rea’s letter to his patients. And then, whether you live in Texas or not, click here (http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=13538) to tell the Texas Medical Board and the Texas Legislators that you support health freedom, and the right to consult with – or BE – a good doctor.
Natural Health Rights
No matter where you live in the US (or elsewhere), you must have the right to consult doctors who practice medicine the way you want to be treated. You must have the right to have complete privacy in your relationship with your doctor and your doctor must have the right to practice medicine without fear of secret accusations from unidentified parties which can destroy his/her career and ruin his/her reputation. It’s quite simple, really. In the US, your doctor and you need to be protected by the Constitution of the United States.
Health Freedom At the National Level
Protecting our doctors and health practitioners (the supply side of the equation), is intimately connected with the demand side of the equation. When consumers (and health care practitioners) cannot find out what the benefits of health care products are – which is what the FDA’s Guidance on Health Claims (and the closely related, FDA-driven Codex Health Claims text) is about, then we cannot make informed health decisions. That’s why it is so important to protect your right to learn what nutrients can do for you: Click here (http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11754) to urge your Congressional members to support Ron Paul’s "Health Freedom Protection Act", HR 2117, so the FDA cannot suppress valid, scientifically supported facts about supplements benefits.
Now that the public comment period has ended on the recent FDA Health Claims Guidance, the threat actually gets greater as the FDA prepares to issue its "Final Rule" on the Guidance. Only Congressional oversight, driven by public demand – yours – and legislation can bring the out-of-control FDA back under control.
FDA Running Amok
We need Congressional oversight of this run-away organization AND we need to separate food regulation from drug regulation! That’s the idea that the Natural Solutions Foundation has been sharing with the members of the FDA’s Congressional Oversight Committee Congressional offices during our visits to them. We’ll bring that idea back around next month when the Natural Solutions Foundation goes back to Washington for another round of Congressional meetings. If you would like to join the Natural Solutions Congressional Education team, let me know. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Congressional Education" in the subject line.
Your emails to Congress and faxes to the FDA (which now officially longer accepts emails, probably because of our 200,000+ emails to them!) are ringing the Health Freedom Bell – and making quite a clanging in the halls of Washington.
In fact, without that public opinion chorus, Congress can’t hear us at all! But when you keep ringing that freedom bell, riding the "freedom mouse" and singing that freedom song they cannot ignore us. Click here (http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11754) to make sure that we get the attention we deserve on this issue!
So Many Issues, So Little Time!
You know the feeling: issues to the right of us, issues to the left of us, an avalanche of issues. Every one of them deserves time, focus, understanding, funding, letters, petitions, etc. It’s enough to wear a body down. And, in fact, that is just what the other side is counting on. It’s just like insurance claims: the more times they get turned down, the more people stop submitting them so, even if they are valid, the insurance company has created a fatigue factor that saves it money. Persistence is required, and the determination NOT to be deprived of your rights just because the other side is counting on your eventual fatigue.
The parallel is striking. Yes, there are a lot of issues. Yes, this one requires persistence because we are in for the long haul or we are out of the game. But, as we see it here at the Natural Solutions Foundation, the stakes in this game are life, death and liberty. That’s worth staying on point for, as I know you agree.
And it’s worth being persistent for. I don’t remember Jefferson, Gandhi or Dr. King giving up because the other side kept coming at them. In fact, they, and we, take it as a sign that we are on the right path, just as we take the direct attacks by the Chairman of Codex, and the armed guard "special reception" we got at the last Codex meeting in July that we are on the right track.
Help us stay the course. Keep on emailing, circulating these Health Freedom Alerts, donating, holding community events to share this information and, most important, keep on keeping on. Health Freedom’s worth it!
UPDATE: "Murder by the Numbers: the Codex Agenda"
The Natural Solutions Foundation is working with powerful documentary makers to tell the real story behind Codex and what it means for all of us – world-wide preventable illness and death through a degraded and deadly food supply. You can see how Codex got there by viewing the new, updated version of "Nutricide: the DVD". And now, we want to tell the rest of the story to the widest audience possible.
We discovered that this story is so hot – and so big – that our first film maker could not handle it! That’s pretty hot! Instead, we are working out the final details with some outstanding professional documentary makers who can handle the professional demands and the topic. More on that to follow.
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Yours in health and freedom,
Rima R. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation