FTC More Dangerous than FDA: Will Only Allow Drugs to Make Health Claims

by Alliance for Natural Health
FTC Proceeds with Raw Power Grab on Health Claims—In Effect Thumbing Its Nose at Congress
Food company POM Wonderful’s battle with the FTC ends (for now) with the agency making up its own law and quashing free speech. Action Alert!

Last year, an administrative law judge (ALJ)* for the Federal Trade Commission upheld the pomegranate juice […]

FDA Gives Sole Herbal Product Rights to Big Pharma

The FDA has taken a freely-available herbal product, sap of the dragon’s blood tree, defined it as the drug Fulyzac, & handed it to Big Pharma. Nature’s gift is being polluted. What you get after Big Pharma and & the FDA get their hands on it has lost much of its value and often […]

FDA Can Now Remove Any Dietary Supplement from the Market – Easier Than They Can Remove Drugs

Health Impact News Editor Comments: Almost nobody dies from overdosing on vitamins and dietary supplements, but well over 100,000 people a year die from properly prescribed prescription drugs. If one were to analyze the Food and Drug Association’s actions towards dietary supplements and pharmaceutical drugs, you would think it is the other way around.

Constitutional Attorney Jonathan […]

EU Quashes Free Speech in Health Claims

by Alliance for Natural Health

Europe has rejected 95% of the health and nutrition claims under review. What does this mean for us?

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) evaluated 2,037 health claims—that is, statements that a nutrient or food contributes to or has a positive impact on a particular health condition—and authorized the use of only […]

Codex Committee Wants to Limit Your Access to Information on Health Benefits of Food and Diet Internationally

by Alliance for Natural Health

Not even nutrient-related disease! Our executive director’s gripping report from the front lines.

As we discussed last week, ANH-USA represented US consumers at the international Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, which met last week in Germany. Our executive director, Gretchen DuBeau, reports that the committee made […]

Hospital Errors Kill Well Over 180,000 Americans Annually – Why are Super-Safe Supplements and Natural Health Under Attack?

By Dr. Mercola

When Consumer Reports speaks, people listen – and this time the consumer advocacy agency is advising you on where to get your care – or not – if you need to go to the hospital. It’s the first time Consumer Reports has investigated hospital safety,1 and the results show hospital ratings don’t always match public opinions. Some […]

Supplements not on an FDA approved list could disappear

by Alliance for Natural Health

Supplements not on an FDA “approved” list could disappear.

The NDI guidance interprets the rules for new supplements. After your protests got the first draft scrubbed, work on a second draft continues at FDA. A second meeting between FDA and “stakeholders”—mostly trade groups, with ANH-USA once again the only grassroots consumer group present—took […]

Media: Vitamins Effective only if Produced by Drug Companies

by Alliance for Natural Health

These vitamins come from a major drug company. Maybe we should conclude that vitamins made by a drug company reduce cancer and others don’t?

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, favorite home for every would-be debunker of vitamins, finds that a low-dose multivitamin may help prevent cancer in men, […]

Research: Ginger Selectively Kills Breast Cancer Cells

by Sayer Ji
GreenMedInfo.com

New research published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology found that “ginger may be a promising candidate for the treatment of breast carcinomas.”

[i]  This is a timely finding, insofar asbreast cancer awareness month is only days away, and one of the primary fund-raising justifications is the false concept that a low-cost, safe and effective […]

Will Key Health Ingredient in Apples be Hijacked Into a Drug and Supplements Banned?

by Alliance for Natural Health

Will another supplement be turned into a drug?

Harvard researchers have found that a flavonoid compound in apples called rutin (it’s also found in onions, buckwheat, citrus fruits, and tea) has powerful properties that prevents blood clots in heart vessels. Rutin could prevent both the arterial clots that cause heart attacks and strokes and the venous […]