Our mission is to maintain choice in the medical
marketplace and educate everyone on their freedom of health rights
and to explore new and alternative therapies and treatments.
Whenever the U.S. government, state governments, or the
pharmaceutical industry attempt to suppress the truth about
alternative medical therapies and/or nutritional supplementation,
we will oppose them and intervene by educating and informing the
We are protecting your access to nutritional supplements.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission is a group designated by the
United Nationsí World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and
Agriculture Organization (FAO) to set international food
standards. In July 2005, this commission voted to adopt specific
guidelines on vitamin and mineral supplements in international
trade. Although these guidelines do not restrict sales of
nutritional supplements, they are a step in the wrong direction
for health freedom because they call for future regulation of
dosages and forms of nutritional supplements.
There is a lot of misinformation about Codex. Contrary to what you
might have heard, your nutritional supplements are not about to
disappear. Codex in and of itself will not change the laws in this
country. However, we must remain vigilant because it could very
easily affect us down the line. The Freedom of Health Foundation
has and will continue to sponsor educational and legal efforts to
increase awareness and take action on this very important issue.
Of equal importance are efforts underway in the US to pass
legislation that would definitely restrict your access to
supplements. We are working to assure that Senate bill S.1137,
which would reclassify DHEA as an anabolic steroid and remove it
from the market, is not passed. Our members have bombarded
Washington with emails, faxes, and phone calls urging them to vote
against this and other ill-conceived bills. We are committed to
striking down any and all legislation that threatens your health
freedom and to supporting legislation that engenders it.
We are fighting for medical freedom around the world.
We have joined the fight against the European Food Supplements
Directive, which clearly endangers Europeansí access to
nutritional supplements. It could eliminate hundreds of forms of
nutritional supplements from the European market and dramatically
limit the doses of many more. For example, vitamin C doses could
be limited to 200 mg., well-studied forms of chromium (picolinate)
and selenium (high-selenium yeast) forbidden, and vanadyl sulfate,
which many depend on to help control their diabetes, banned
We are supporting the United Kingdom-based Alliance for Natural
Health (ANF) in their legal efforts to challenge the Directives.
Although the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg upheld most
aspects of the Directive in July 2005, the ANF scored a victory
because many of the supplement bans that were expected on August 1
will not occur.
Europe is not out of the woods yet, and we will continue to
support this very important work. Europe is far more despotic when
it comes to medical freedom than we are here. If we can help them,
this nonsense might not reach our shores.