Dr. Mark Hyman’s Nine-Point Plan for Real Healthcare Reform

Mark Hyman, MD—author, practitioner, and educator in functional medicine—has hit the pavement in Washington, DC, to educate lawmakers and policymakers that universal healthcare coverage based on an “outdated 19th- and 20th-century model of medicine will lead us into danger.” In his Huffington Post article, “How to Fix Obama’s Health Plan Before It’s Too Late,” Dr. […]

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Thank You!

We want to start this edition of Pulse of Health Freedom with our hearty thanks for sending Congress your messages on HR2749, the Waxman–Dingell bill (also known as the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, or FSEA), which was the focus of last week’s newsletter. Thousands of messages poured in, and we are tremendously grateful […]

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New Bill (HR2749) Gives FDA Unheard-of Power Over Small Farmers, Food and Supplement Producers

A new, long-awaited food safety bill is now before the US House of Representatives. It is the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, or FSEA. Introduced by Reps. Henry Waxman (D–CA) and John Dingell (D–MI), the FSEA is meant to address food safety concerns. But as you will see, much of it is not about […]

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Chemicals and Hormones Are a Bad Mix

According to Deborah Swackhamer, an environmental health professor at the University of Minnesota, “Hormones at very small doses regulate just about everything, and if you’ve got chemicals that can mimic that, they can mess with growth, behavior, and development.” Just last month, Minnesota banned the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and sippy cups. […]

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Urgent Action Needed to Ensure that the FDA Does Not Create a Monopoly for Weight Loss Supplements!

Pharmaceutical companies have figured out that the FDA can be reshaped into a tool to increase their profits instead of doing its actual job—screening drugs for safety on behalf of consumers. First, there was the pharmaceutical company assault on your access to vitamin B6. The FDA has now ended your access to one of the […]

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Can Prevention Turn the Tide of Rising Healthcare Costs? What Is True Prevention?

Business journals have chronicled the rise in healthcare costs for the past 30 years, and have linked them to America’s increasing inability to compete effectively in the global marketplace. The US spends more per capita than any other nation on the planet on its medical care, currently 17.5% of our GDP. According to AP articles, […]

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