Pulse of Natural Health Archives

  • Sep 2, 2008 0

    The FDA and Vitamin B-6

    In recent issues, we have told you about Medicure Pharma's so-called Citizens Petition to the FDA to ban any dietary supplements containing the natural and active form of vitamin B-6 called pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (P5P).  A reader has asked: what is the difference between pyridoxine, the most common...

  • Sep 2, 2008 1

    Natural Substance Knock Offs in the FDA Pipeline Could be Dangerous

    Some of the natural substances taken through the FDA approval process don't appear to be dangerous. For example, Omacor, the FDA approved fish oil, is only a problem because it is so expensive compared to regular fish oil. All of us who pay Medicare taxes are bearing this cost since Medicare won't r...

  • Sep 2, 2008 1

    Glaxo Smith Kline Petition to Ban Weight Loss Supplements

    If you took action to tell the FDA no to banning natural B-6, you will also have found Glaxo Smith Kline's so-called Citizen's Petition to the FDA that would have the effect of banning  weight loss supplements. As you see, Glaxo Smith Kline simply petitioned that obesity be considered a disease. Bu...

  • Aug 26, 2008 0

    AAHF Announces Launch of ReformFDA.org

    Late last year, the US government released a 60 page report entitled: FDA Science and Mission at Risk. A more honest title would have been: FDA Science and Mission in Shambles. (more…)...

  • Aug 26, 2008 1

    FDA Roadblocks Scientific Revolution in Food and Food Supplements

    Everyone -- except the FDA -- seems to know that a scientific revolution is taking place at the intersection of food, food extracts, and food supplements. Solid, peer reviewed scientific research is pouring forth from reputable research institutions, especially research universities such as Harvard,...

  • Aug 19, 2008 3

    Another Great Vitamin B Raid?

    Newspapers in 1992 proclaimed it The Great B Vitamin Raid. Armed agents stormed into the office of Jonathan Wright, MD taking hostage the clinic’s supply of Vitamin B-12 and B-complex along with the clinic’s computers, books, files, mailing list, and office equipment. (more…)...

  • Aug 12, 2008 1

    FDA Simplifies A Process – Or Is Trying To Kill It

    AAHF is committed to helping to save estriol for patients.  While the FDA is careful to say that it is not “banning” estriol, they are making the process of prescribing estriol extremely difficult.  Furthermore, they have been attacking compounding pharmacists and have given an order to stop u...

  • Aug 12, 2008 0

    Risks to Kids?

    As AAHF reported last month, “Our Children as Guinea Pigs” – we shared concerns with the American Academy of Pediatrics position on giving statins to children to tackle high cholesterol. (more…)...

  • Aug 5, 2008 0

    Hyperbaric Oxygen for Our Nation’s Veterans

    Report from the Trenches:  Government Affairs from your Nation’s Capitol Dr. William A. Duncan, Your Lobbyist in Washington The DoD-Brain Injury Rescue & Rehabilitation Project Since January of 2007, the American Association for Health Freedom has sponsored a project to have veterans of the...

  • Aug 5, 2008 3

    Survey Shows Integrative Medicine on Rise with Practitioners

    To no surprise to AAHF, as more and more consumers are embracing integrative medicine, so are practitioners.  According to a recent survey by Jackson & Coker, a significant number of healthcare providers are using some form of integrative medicine to enhance their own health and well-being, or ...