Obama signs legislation to make supplements and alternative health remedies illegal

James Williams Examiner.com

It’s not health Obama is promoting, it’s profit – he is negating his pre-election promises.

Right through the back door, while everyone was focused on the gulf oil spill, Barack Obama gave his signature to legislation permitting the U.S. Government to outlaw supplements and alternative health treatments.

That means that the supplements you take andtherapies you use to keep your body healthy, can now be made illegal by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Obama quietly gave permission for Codex Alimentarius – the United Nation’s worldwide plan for food standards – to take effect in the U.S. via Executive Order 13544 of June 10, 2010. The President’s decision creates the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council, a group of ‘experts’ that carry out whatever activities Obama deems appropriate.

According to an article at Rense.com, after five years of fighting this bill in Congress and the House, Obama has decided to try to kill the supplement and alternative health industry; all alternative health remedies can be deemed “unscientific” and not provable by the FDA, which can lead to them being banned.

It means that supplements may have to be removed from sale permanently, or have their potency capped at ultra low levels, making them almost worthless. The very same thing happened in Europe just a few years ago.

Ultimately, this legislation, signed by the very man whose claim to fame was “Change we need” and Change we can believe in” has these effects:

1. REMOVES YOUR POWER OF CHOICE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE SUPPLEMENTS AND USE ALTERNATE THERAPIES;

2. STOPS YOU FROM TAKING CARE OF YOUR HEALTH NATURALLY – YOU ARE FORCED TO HAVE TO RELY ON THE MEDICAL / PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES WHO AIM IS MAXIMUM PROFIT AND FOR YOU TO REMAIN SICK SO THEY CAN KEEP YOU HOOKED ON THEIR PRODUCTS;

3. WILL FORCE YOU TO RELY ON LOW-STRENGTH, SYNTHETIC SUPPLEMENTS MADE BY PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES;

4. OR FORCE YOU TO BUY EXPENSIVE, Rx ONLY HI-STRENGTH SYNTHETIC SUPPLEMENTS MADE BY THE $MULTI-BILLION PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES

If you read the executive order it seems quite positive. However, behind the vague words are a wide range of powers to do whatever the United Nations and Obama wants, including the adoption of legislation that bans therapies and supplements.

Did you vote for the president to remove your power of choice? Are you going to sit back and allow this to happen?

Don’t be fooled:

CRA petitions FDA for high fructose corn syrup name change

By Caroline Scott-Thomas – Food Navigator-USA.com

Related topics: Financial & Industry, Carbohydrates and fibers (sugar, starches)

The Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking it to allow the term ‘corn sugar’ as an alternative label declaration for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

HFCS has suffered from a spate of bad publicity in recent years, and food and beverage manufacturers have been increasingly switching it out of their products in preference for beet or cane sugar (sucrose).

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has said that the reason it filed a petition with the FDA was to be clear with consumers about what HFCS is: A sugar made from corn. The CRA – a trade association that represents the corn refining industry in the United States – has repeatedly stressed that HFCS is not high in fructose, even though that is what the name may suggest. In fact it contains proportions of fructose and glucose that are similar to sucrose.

President of the Corn Refiners Association Audrae Erickson told FoodNavigator-USA.com: “The words ‘high fructose corn syrup’ have caused confusion…This is all about consumer clarity on the ingredient label.”

She said that in much the same way that there is beet sugar and cane sugar, sugar from corn should be called ‘corn sugar’ in order to give it a name that is easily understood.

It is expected to take up to two years for the FDA to come to a decision on whether to approve the renaming.

The American Dietetic Association has also found that HFCS is “nutritionally equivalent to sucrose”, and that it is metabolized by the body in the same way as sucrose.

Erickson said: “We hope that the FDA will act positively on our petition in the interest of consumer clarity.”

This is not the first time that a name change has been sought for an ingredient that has been declining in popularity in an effort to simplify its image with consumers. In November last year, Ajinomoto rebranded its aspartame ingredient ‘AminoSweet’, saying the time was right to “remind people that aspartame is made from two amino acids and brings absolutely nothing new to the diet, just sweetness without the calories”.

Spectacular Northern Lights display pictured after violent space storm

A spectacular Northern Lights display has been photographed over the skies of northern Europe, after Nasa scientists reported a powerful space storm buffeting Earth.

Telegraph.co.uk – By Andrew Hough, and Sarah Kelley

Experts said stargazers could expect to see another spectacular display on Thursday night as the solar wind stream continued to hit Earth’s magnetic field The stunning auroras, witnessed on Wednesday night, are the first of the season following the area’s light summer nights. The displays were created from bursts of activity on the Sun earlier this week.

Photo: ØYSTEIN LUNDE INGVALDSE/ SPACESTORIES.COM

The subsequent magnetic activity, above a sunspot numbered 1105, produced an explosive flare that was recorded by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The flare then sent a stream of charged particles racing towards Earth at 250 miles per second.

After the sunspot rotated away from Earth, the explosive region erupted once more, creating a second solar flare, a fantastic prominence that sent a coronal mass ejection into space.

Nasa said because the Sun had already rotated the flares the flares did not pose any threat to the Earth. Images taken by the space agency show the prominence flaring from the sun.

The auroral lights’ colours were created through a series of reactions between atoms and molecules in the Earth’s atmosphere. The green colours stem from oxygen molecules while the more unusual purple colour is derived from molecular nitrogen. Experts said stargazers could expect to see another spectacular display on Thursday night as the solar wind stream continued to hit Earth’s magnetic field.

Another series of spectacular auroras were witnessed by photographer by Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, a Norwegian musician. Mr Ingvaldsen, also an amateur astronomer, continued to photograph the event in Bø, Vesterålen, in the country’s Nordland area, until the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“I was on my way to bed when I suddenly saw the auroras dancing on the sky through my bedroom window,” he said. “I took my camera and drove to a place where I figured I could get some good pictures, and the sight that met me was truly amazing.”

“It’s not often I get to see purple auroras, this was truly a fantastic sight.”

Scientists say such natural light displays are difficult to predict because solar storms have differing timings between peak bursts.