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If there is not sufficient public objection, the US will take multiple major steps closer to extreme limitation of your rights to freely obtain vitamins and other supplements in any doses other than very low dose minimum daily requirements. Several Bills are being introduced this summer, likely starting in June. The quiet time of summer is an easier time to sneak through potentially unpopular legislation.
I have waited and watched the developing information on this subject. Since there are now very specific actions you can take and the voting is imminent. I feel it is time to urge you to take such actions to protect your right to optimize your health by taking the doses and types of supplements you choose to take.

PLEASE ACT ASAP with the later specific guidance for contacting your representatives, as certain Bills are now coming up for vote can drastically which impact your health freedom.

Considerable research is available on the benefits of nutritional supplementation. The Way Up From Down , Dr Slagle's Book, lists the benefits of 200 different products for helping with various health conditions and maximizing health in general. I have been treating successfully numerous health conditions with natural treatments since 1972. During this time there have been intermittent political challenges to the alternative health industry. Previously the challenges were thwarted by massive consumer objection to the attempt to curtail health freedom. We are again at another of these crossroads. The supplement industry has become a major industry and therefore a threat to the drug companies bottom line. The drug companies want to eliminate this competition and take over the manufacture and sale of supplements. If this happens, you will need to make appointments with doctors and get prescriptions to obtain useful doses of supplements. Prices will increase dramatically.

There is no need for more FDA control of supplements than is already in place, which is substantial.

If you enjoy the right to learn about and freely choose various nutritional supplements to augment your health, quality of life and longevity, I trust you will take the time to read this email and the extra time to act upon the recommendations. Our continued health freedom depends upon our making our voices heard.

All the information about the coming threat has been kept confusing and diluted so as to minimize opposition to what is known as Codex. Codex is a worldwide effort to severely limit the sale of food supplements. Issues relevant to Codex are disguised and hidden in other Bills.

After the summer of 2005, US supplements will be defined and controlled by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The CODEX ALIMENTARIUS (Food Code) is setting the supplement standards for all countries in the WTO. They will be enforced by the WTO and will override U.S. laws. The U.S. President and Congress agreed to this take-over when the WTO Treaty was signed. Violations are punished by WTO trade sanctions. CODEX drastically restricts vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other food supplements. CODEX met secretly in Nov. 2004, and finalized "Step 8 (the final stage)" to begin implementation in June '05.
The CODE includes:

-1-No supplement can be sold for preventive or therapeutic use.

-2- Any potency higher than RDA (minimal daily requirement) is a "drug" requiring a prescription and must be produced by drug companies. Over 5000 safe items now in health stores will be banned, terminating health stores, as we now know them.

-3-CODEX regulations become internationally binding.

-4- New supplements are banned unless given very expensive CODEX testing and

CODEX now applies to Norway and Germany, among others, where the price of zinc tablets increased from $4 per bottle to $52. Echinacea (an ancient immune-enhancement herb) rose from $14 to $153 (both examples are now allowed by prescription only). They are now "drugs!" Vitamin C above 200 mg, niacin above 32 mg, vitamin B6 above 4 mg -all are banned from over-the-counter sale and are sold as prescription drugs.. No essential amino acids (arginine, lysine (used effectively for fever blisters and other viruses), carnitine, tyrosine and tryptophan (used effectively for eliminating depression), GABA (used effectively for eliminating anxiety), etc., are allowed for non-prescription sale. Essential Fatty Acids (omegas 3, 6, 9, etc.), or other essential supplements such as DMAE, DHEA, CoQ10, MSM, beta-carotene, etc. are not allowed!

The CODEX rules are not based on real science. They are made by a few people meeting in secret (see web sites below), who are not necessarily scientists. In 1993 the FDA and drug corporations tried to put all supplements under restriction and prescription. But over 4 million Americans told Congress and the President to protect their freedom of choice on health supplements. The DSHEA Law was passed in 1994, which does so. But this will be over ruled by CODEX and the World Trade Organization! CODEX and the FDA wish to "protect" us by controlling supplements in the same way they do prescription drugs. A study of prescription drugs by three medical scientists was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, April 15, 1998 -Vol. 279, No. 15, p. 1200: "Incidence of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR's) was found to be extremely high." Covering 30 years in the US from 1966 to 1996, they discovered 290 hospitalized patients died daily from adverse drug reactions (106,000 yearly).

An additional 2,200,000 more were hospitalized for recovery from drug reactions. We can be sure all reactions were not recognized and/ or reported as such. These were FDA approved drugs, properly administered by competent professionals in hospitals….none were considered malpractice….but just business as usual. Because those who are behind this coming action try to infer it is a "non event", very little has been mentioned in the media. By "non event" I mean they imply the CODEX rules are harmless and will not be enforced. What the drug corporations have failed to do through Congress they have achieved by sneak attack through CODEX with the help of a silent media.
What can be done at this late hour?

Please forward this email to everyone you know, including the Yahoo and other internet groups. Also, call your local news stations. Another idea is to print this and post it on the bulletin boards at your local health food stores such as Whole Foods. Lastly, call or write to your state representatives, congressman, and the president and vice president as outlined below.

You may wish to more fully inform yourselves by learning additional details from the following websites:

OPPOSE the following bills:

This supports the CODEX restrictions over U.S. laws which serve to change and undermine the 1994 DSHEA law, which we thought, was secure. Unfortunately, and I believe misguidedly, Sen. Hilary Clinton and Sen. John McCain are joining forces with Sen. Dick Durbin to reintroduce his previously failed legislation S.722 (otherwise known as the Durbin-McCain-Clinton Bill) that would weaken DSHEA (the law that protects vitamin freedom) and thus allow the FDA to regulate supplements as drugs. Since the FDA and the drug companies are bedfellows, so to speak, they have long worked together to agitate against the supplement industry. Before the DSHEA contained the abuse of power of the FDA, the FDA regularly and with multiple violations of civil rights harassed the supplement industry and doctors who practiced Alternative Medicine. We certainly do not want to regress to those times.

OPPOSE CAFTA (Central America Free Trade Agreement),
which is on fast track status with only a yes/no vote without debate. CODEX is built in to these agreements as the standard to regulate foods and vitamins. You can read more about this at

If you put these bill numbers or names in to a Google search you can find much more info and more web sites, which oppose these Bills, and more avenues for launching your opposition.

You can go to to put in your zip code and get the contact information for the officials representing you.
If they ask the category of the email, it is in the health category.
Some have mentioned a phone call or postcard has more impact.

The phone number for ultimately connecting to your local representative is 1-202-225-3121.
Tell them where you live and they will cross connect you to the appropriate person.
When I called the phone number for my Senator, I was able to give my specific request for how to vote the Bills. The woman answering the phone felt the best method for being heard was to find out the names of your reps and go directly to their web sites to make your voice heard with the email system at the web site.

Use any combination you are comfortable with, but hopefully you will speak out.
4- Read about the true aims and methods of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Contact multi-level health marketing groups that can get their large numbers of members to contact the government re the upcoming Bills mentioned above.

Contact the British Alliance for Natural Health at It has succeeded in challenging the European Food Supplements Directive
in the European Court. ANH is a professional European based organization whose purpose is to safeguard natural healthcare worldwide. They need financial help in their fight against governmental interference.
With your interest and effort, I trust we will preserve our rights to choose better health than the government and big business wants for us.

Until next time, many blessings

Priscilla Slagle M.D.

"You might as well like yourself. You're going to spend a lot of time together."
Jerry Lewis, The Nutty Professor

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