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Do you believe that the US government is attempting to restrict your access to alternative health care, and why?

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 Posted 5/8/2012 5:02:23 AM
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The only real complaint I have about the supplement industry is the use of soy.  This substance is toxic to thyroid function and is estrogenic.  At least, though, the supplement makers that use it do list it on their labels, so I know which to avoid.
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 Posted 6/21/2012 11:20:49 AM
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I stumbled upon this testimonial while searching for unrelated topic. I'm curious as to what procedures the FDA made him do which caused him to find this out? Any thoughts to what that may be?

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 Posted 6/21/2012 11:35:53 AM
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Could be part of Good Manufacturing Practice compliance. http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/GuidanceDocuments/SmallBusinessesSmallEntityComplianceGuides/ucm238182.htm

HPTLC is used to confirm the identity of compounds.  This might be helpful:  http://www.ga-online.org/files/Graz/WS-4_Reich.pdf 

There is a growing number of fakes out there today:  drugs, designer goods, now herbs.  More and more people are being served up fakes instead of the "real" thing. 

So much of our culture revolves around empty appearances and deceit.


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The premise of #3 sounds a bit kooky and conspiranoid-sounding: "Yes, because the government doesn't want people living longer lives".

That said, I made that my choice in the poll because I perceive it actually to be the most correct choice. Not because I necessarily subscribe to some idea of an intentional conspiracy to intentionally limit lifespans as such, but rather from my understanding of how institutions, all institutions, (LEF included) tend towards actions that promote preservation of the institution and how everyone naturally works towards incentives. People living longer (and healthier) lives is an incentive away from dependency on government.

Any trend that moves away from government dependency also works counter to the institutional power of government.  Government works to preserve its own power. This should come as no surprise to anyone.  Government programs and agencies change, laws and mandates morph and rearrange, but once government gets involved in some area of economy or society, it never knows how to regresses into oblivion from that role.  For instance, alcohol prohibition was repealed but the federal agency over alcohol only morphed and expanded, and so forth across the history of virtually every agency or program in government.
 
Given that government works to preserve the institution foremost; it therefore follows that intelligent adults with living memory spanning across periods of changing interventions by government and posessing any significant degree of autonomy will more likely desire to preserve autonomy over certain areas of their lifes and therefore also be naturally resistant to certain political manipulations.

People who manage to eventually pay-off mortgages, become experts in their fields, live a life of experience, build-up a nest egg, etc. AND can also maintain decades of excellent health are in a position of moving away from government dependency and towards autonomy.  Why would a government that manipulates for power using fear from cradle to grave desire to have more of these types in the population?        



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 Posted 6/19/2013 4:13:48 PM
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The past several decades have witnessed attacks by government agencies on alternative health care providers, nutritional supplement companies, health food stores, food co-ops, raw food providers and more.  Do you think this is an attempt to protect consumers from potential hazards or the result of behind-the-scenes pressure from powerful pharmaceutical companies?  If your answer is none of the above, let us know your thoughts.


I selected option 2 not because I like it, but most of the evidence seems to point that way. The danger to freedom comes from the well-meaning overly paternalistic people that permeate society.

I know there is evidence that pharmaceutical companies do try to engage in influence, but that is to be expected from any group of humans. Here's a crude analogy that captures my view: The pharmaceutical companies are like elephants being stampeded by mice, and other animals that are getting trampled don't see the cause is the mice - all they see is the stampeding elephants.

All the medical establishment needs to do to shut down alternative health care providers is to actually cure or treat all or most of the ailments that drive people to alternative medicine.
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The premise of #3 sounds a bit kooky and conspiranoid-sounding: "Yes, because the government doesn't want people living longer lives".

That said, I made that my choice in the poll because I perceive it actually to be the most correct choice. Not because I necessarily subscribe to some idea of an intentional conspiracy to intentionally limit lifespans as such, but rather from my understanding of how institutions, all institutions, (LEF included) tend towards actions that promote preservation of the institution and how everyone naturally works towards incentives. People living longer (and healthier) lives is an incentive away from dependency on government.


Bill Sardi has a similar point of view.  Gray "comments" box near the bottom:

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In my opinion, the answer is YES, but not for any of the reasons given.  The bureaucracies hate freedom.  And the government is threatened by any possibility of self sufficiency by any member of its flock.

To the extent that an individual is not dependent on the government, the government is threatened.  The more dependent on the government we are, the more empowered the government and its bureaucrats become.

The notion of an independent individual is an anathema to Big Bureaucracy.

Thus, the government wants to tax us into financial dependency on it.

They want us disarmed and dependent on them for our safety and security.

And they want to regulate us in to complete dependence on them (or their regulated agents like pharma, MD's, etc.) for the maintenance of our health.

So, while Big Pharma is a threat to our supplements and care choices, I believe that the real enemy is Big Bureaucracy!
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Had sometimes wondered if that was the reason behind the destruction of the community in Waco years ago.
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I recently came across this composition in verse I wrote some years ago. Candor and bit of sarcasm. I wrote it to illustrate the stranglehold and smoke-screen we unknowingly live under. I feel it's apropos.

Deception
Written by: Tom.

The FDA warns us you can't save them,
with knowledge to make an informed choice.
Only a drug can treat your sickness,
no natural remedies and no voice.

Strawberries with cochineal color,
are dead bugs ground up in your food.
Brains scrambled from neurotoxicity,
natural flavors stole their mood.

By-products mixed in ground beef,
they say it won't make you sick.
More profits for the 'big chief',
pink slime will do the trick.

They add in carbon monoxide,
to keep meat bright, blood red.
What matters most is that they lied,
to keep it from looking dead.

Oranges squeezed and pasteurized,
killing germs, nutrients and taste.
Replacing what nature gave it,
with 'orange flavor'—such a waste!

Decayed fish stuffed in a tin can,
oxidized lipids contained inside.
The stench will knock you over,
as your cells die from malondialdehyde.

The truth about commercial honey,
it's cut with syrup from corn.
Makes the company more money,
regardless of consumer scorn.

White bread's 'Wonder' full story,
no whole grains to be found.
Tasty tricks from their laboratory,
puts you six feet underground.

This story could continue,
but for now I will refrain.
I think you get the gist of if all,
their sneaky little games.

Welcome to reality,
deception at every turn.
It's all about the old mighty dollar,
how much will that corporation earn?

Our fight for health freedom,
reduced to taking their pill.
'Big Pharma' has drugs to control you,
three-hundred dollars will manage your ill.

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Stay alert. Stay informed. Stay healthy, my friends!  Walk where the truth takes you, and never, ever give up!

-Tom.


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love it!
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