Susan Davis has introduced a bill into the US House of Representatives that can harm you and those you love. HR 3156 gives the FDA (not known as a pro-health organization in the best of times) astonishing power to take nutrients out of the market place if there is ANY risk associated with their use even if no harm has been caused by them and despite any benefit they may confer. It sets up a wildly non-level playing field by creating an Adverse Events reporting requirement for nutrients (which are known to be astonishingly safe and free of risk or complication) while there is no such reporting requirement or system for pharmaceuticals (which are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US when used according to instructions!
And the bill would cost $5M per year. You are supposed to pay for it not only with your tax dollars, but also by giving up your health rights conferred by the 1994 Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) passed by unanimous consent by Congress!
HR 3156 also specifically excludes vitamins and minerals from the things it covers. Why? Because the CODEX Vitamin and Mineral Guideline was due to be passed in just a few days after Susan introduced it into the House so there was no need to fuss with them: it was already a done deal!
There is a vast body of biochemistry and nutritional literature which makes it clear what the consequences of passing HR 3156 are. If allowed to become law in the US, HR 3156 will
- shorten your lifespan and that of your children and parents
- increase your likelihood of developing cancer
- increase your likelihood of developing arthritis
- increase your likelihood of developing diabetes
- increase your likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease
- increase your likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease
- increase your likelihood of developing potentially lethal allergies
- increase your likelihood of developing osteoporosis
- increase your likelihood of developing macular degeneration and
- increase your likelihood of developing and dying from a vast array of other unnecessary agonies.
Obviously, the first order of legislative business for any health conscious person is to contact your Congressional Delegation and make sure that they understand that voting for this bill (or any of its twins that are sure to come down the pike) WILL be the end of their political career . And, oh by the way, this atrocity also needs to signal the end the careers of its co-sponsors, Waxman of California and Dingell of Michigan as well.
But stop for a minute to consider the following interesting question:
Whose store is the personable and warm-and-fuzzy Ms Davis minding? Whom is she serving at her table? Obviously not you and I!
Susan Davis was elected to the US House of Representatives from California’s 53rd District. She has been involved in public service for years, first in her lovely home town of San Diego and then as a member of the California State Assembly.
Here is what her official web site has to say about Susan:
Susan’s interest in public affairs grew out of her experiences as a social worker, parent, youth mentor, and military spouse. Growing up, Susan remembered her father, a pediatrician, sometimes leaving the house in the middle of the night to care for his young patients. Through these life experiences, Susan developed an understanding of and deep commitment to improving her community and country.
Dr. Laibow notes: the logic of that escapes me but, hey, who am I to question deep commitment to improving someone’s community and country?
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Susan grew up in Richmond, California. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in sociology. She then earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina.
After graduation, Susan and her husband, Steve, lived in Japan with their two children, Jeffery and Benjamin, while Steve served as a doctor in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Residents of San Diego since 1972, Susan and Steve have been married for 38 years. They have two grandchildren, Henry and Jane.
So we have nice lady with a long marriage and a public spirit serving her district in the House.
Altogether, Susan Davis sounds like a nice lady with a public spirit and a devotion to doing the right thing, doesn’t she? And, for all I know, maybe she is. Maybe on the private levels she is a terrific mom and grandmother and, for all I know, grows beautiful roses and gives great dinner parties, too! So the issue is not whether Susan Davis is a nice person or not. The question that your health and that of your family hangs on is, whose work is Susan doing? Just whose health is Susan Davis protecting? I believe I have the answer for you.
So why would friendly, warm and ever-so-human Susan (who understands the high personal cost of illness from her physician father and husband’s professional lives) introduce a bill designed to gut DSHEA and guarantee increased human suffereing? After all, her bio says that she is interested in health. She probably is interested in the nutrition of her children and grand children, too.
But why would that bill get introduced into the House of Representatives on June 30, 2005, just days before the CODEX ALIMENTARIUS Commission was set to adopt the restrictive and pro-illness Vitamin and Mineral Guideline? And why would that bill specifically exclude vitamins and minerals since the FDA says that CODEX has no impact on domestic law?
Well, let’s see what sort of a district Susan represents. In addition to the lovely Torrey Pines State Reserve, Sea World and Balboa Park, here’s who lives in her neighborhood and who’s coming to dinner at Susan’s well laid table:
The San Diego metropolitan area is a leader in biomedical research and development, with a significant concentration of research institutions and biotechnology firms — such as Salk Institute, Scripps Research Institute, and the University of California San Diego.
There are more than 1,400 life scientists working in the region, three biological institutions granting life science PhDs. One of these institutions is ranked among the top 20 nationally in life sciences research.
The San Diego area has 33 publicly traded biotech companies and includes 31 firms with more than 100 employees. Sixty-one of these firms are members of the national Biotechnology Industry Association.
Visit often as the latest pharmaceutical jobs in San Diego can be found at sandiego.hirerx.com
But wait! There’s more! According to ColorBasePair, in lovely San Diego there are 72 pharmaceutical firms, 11 more in nearby La Jolla, and that’s just for starters! So Susan’s table is serving up a royal feast for Big Pharma. That’s whose health she’s taking care of!
Big Pharma is, of course, not in the business of keeping you or your loved ones healthy. Although much of the raw materials for your nutrients is produced by Big Pharma or its subsidiaries (and often distributed by them, too), all that nutrition stuff is bad for business because it can solve health problems at the root, making drugs to cover symptoms unnecessary. The scientific literature and clinical experience, as well as common sense, make the point clearly: when people have ample, or better yet, optimal levels of nutrients they simply do not develop the chronic, degenerative diseases which are the result of long-term toxicity (from our polluted air, water, and food) and under-nutrition. But these chronic degenerative diseases are where the money is for the pharmaceutical industry.
As is usually the case, follow the money.
Take macular degeneration (MD), for example. When I graduated from Medical School in 1970, by definition MD never afflicted anyone younger than 60 and was very rare in people under 65. Besides, MD was pretty uncommon. Today, we have an epidemic of MD (now the leading cause of blindness in the US). I have personally seen a family in which an 18 year old daughter and their 21 year old son had both lost their sight to MD! It has become commonplace in people in their 40′s and is often seen in 30 year olds. Why the change? Very simple:
chronic under-nutrition leading to changes which the body lacks the nutritional tools to correct. Damage accumulates and one more blind victim of nutritional scarcity struggles to get through life in the dark. Food in our society is plenty. However, because most of it is now processed, in terms of nutritional content, our food is literally starving our cells.
But, like all of the other diseases of chronic under-nutrition, there are drugs for MD. They don’t work particularly well and they are VERY expensive, but there they are and more are in the pipeline.
Now, if you are a drug company and you are going to spend the better part of a billion dollars developing a drug for something and getting it approved for market, don’t you want a lot of that something around so you can sell a lot of your drug? There you have the pharmaceutical reality, plain and simple:
- Selling drugs is our business.
- We make money from our business.
- Healthy people don’t need drugs.
- Nutrients make and keep people healthy.
- Nutrients are bad for business.
- Let’s get rid of nutrients.
Or, in practical terms: Let’s make sure that CODEX ALIMENTARIUS supports our business world wide and, here in the US at least, let’s go have dinner at Susan’s table!
What can you and I do?
Make sure HR 3156 (and the others like it that will be introduced) never gets passed. Protect DSHEA and tell Congress that you take this issue seriously enough to make sure that health defenders will go back to Congress and Big Pharma friends will not be re-elected.
Please send this letter to Congress about Susan’s HR 3156. Sending the letter is very easy and takes only a minute or two.
Do it now, if you care at all about health freedom.
Yours in health and freedom,
Natural Solutions Foundation
P.S. General Stubblebine and I will be heading home tomorrow so the likelihood of a Daily Update is low until Sunday, July 17.