The following is straight from Dr. Jim Mercola using cut and paste to bring it into this blog.
This material can be found where I got it at http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/26/drug-companies-win-big-and-eliminate-medical-herbs-from-europe.aspx.
The source for the material that Jim Mercola drew on to write the article that he did can be found here:
I should perhaps mention that Dr. Mercola has done a great job on the Internet in regard to getting the word out on a number of alternative medical topics. However, in a few regards the knowledge of Dr. Mercola is sorely lacking. One area it is lacking in is in regard to the therapeutic potential, and the proper use, of nutritional and natural supplements. (Any one that ignores that therapeutic potential of a Willy’s Baggie like approach for a number of illnesses is either uninformed or wrong in their opinion in regard to what supplements can actually do (to heal). Another area Dr. Mercola’s knowledge is lacking is in regard to “what is the proper chemical correction of mental health issues?”, to include depression.
I have been saying for years that Big Pharma’s intent is to bribe lawmakers worldwide such that competitive nutritional supplements and herbal products will be taken off the free market. The actions being taken in the above link from Gaia-health.com are strongly suggestive of the truth of this.
In the future either Big Pharma wins and the human race is doomed, or Big Pharma loses and the human race has a chance. If Big Pharma loses… hopefully all drug company CEO’s go to prison for life for this is where they belong. (The drug industry has been committing, and continues to commit, a crime against humanity. Surely this crime should not go unpunished.)
You Use Herbs and Supplements, You’ve Been Betrayed by Lawmakers. A HIGHLY URGENT Message…
Posted By Dr. Mercola | October 26 2010
In less than a year, virtually all medicinal herbs will be illegal in the European Union.
In their take-no-prisoners strategy to wipe out every penny of competition and gain complete control of the health of the people, Big Pharma and Agribusiness have scored a major win in Europe. Similar, potentially devastating battles are also underway in the U.S.
How can this be happening?
The secret weapon used by drug companies is trade law. According to Gaia Health:
“Rather than treating food and traditional medicines as human rights issues, they have been treated as trade issues. That makes the desires of large corporations the focus of food and herbal law, rather than the needs and desires of people.
It’s this twisting that has resulted in the FDA’s making outrageously absurd statements, such as claiming that Cheerios and walnuts quite literally become drugs simply because of health claims made for them.”
Gaia Health September 12, 2010
Dr. Mercola’s Comments:
Even though I generally believe many people take far too many supplements, and that supplements are a poor substitute for improving your diet, it is clear that some supplements are highly beneficial. And supplements in general are clearly safer “band-aids” when compared to expensive and potentially toxic drugs.
That said, in order for all of us to take responsibility for our own health, I believe we must never lose the right to choose and buy nutritional supplements.
Unfortunately, your health freedom is being encroached upon at this very moment.
The European Union stands poised to enact into law a directive that may have a devastating impact on Europeans’ freedom of choice in regard to supplements, and practitioners of ancient medical modalities such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda, may lose their ability to prescribe traditional herbal remedies.
And once the EU enacts this law, I can strongly assure you the United States will not be far behind.
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If the reader wishes to read the balance of Dr. Mercola’s comments, they can be found where I got the above. I got the above at http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/26/drug-companies-win-big-and-eliminate-medical-herbs-from-europe.aspx.