You may already be aware of this, or if not you may not want to hear it, but natural health products are soon to become a thing of the past if we sit back and do nothing. Please educate yourselves to the following information.
There are 3 EU Directives already brought in all of which are greatly reduce the amount of natural health products (including supplements and medicinal herbs) that are available to us. PLEASE HELP US TO FIGHT THIS BY TAKING THE ACTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.
The EU Supplements Directive, brought in January 2010
The EU implemented the European Food Supplements Directive on January 1st 2010. This Directive sets what it regards as the maximum permitted potencies for our Vitamin & Mineral Supplements. Despite this implementation, it has not yet been announced what these levels are although it is said that they will be a fraction of what they are now. Even though this has nothing directly to do with Codex Alimentarius (detailed below), it is within the Codex guidelines, and they are forming the basis for the rest of the Codex guidelines and compliance to follow.
The EU Directive for Traditional Medicinal Herbal Products, brought in May 2011
The vague wording of this EU Directive fails to reassure or confirm exactly what products are going to be affected. However what is happening is that the EU Directive is slowly bringing in a ban of any herb that has medicinal properties that has not been approved. Despite much speculation and fear that even plants such as lavender will be unavailable, it is commonly felt that medicinal herbs will still be available but nobody is allowed to disclose any health claims related to the products. Anything making health claims will need to be passed through the same testing as a pharmaceutical drug, and as natural health products and herbs work in a different way it is unlikely they will pass through.
The EU Health Claims Directive, brought in June 2012
This Directive has caused us to remove much of the health information from our website adn is linked to the Directive above. It basically states that if someone is selling a health product they are not allowed to say what it can do for you, not even that it is good for you, unless this claim has been approved by the EU, requiring much expensive testing to pharmaceutical levels (no longer are we even able to call it a ‘health’ product!).
This is all based on the Lisbon Treaty, which is based upon Napoleonic Law, ie. Guilty until proven Innocent, and this is the case not only for us but for our food, herbs, supplements and drugs (ie Illegal unless Approved). This means that many food supplements containing vitamins and minerals that have not been approved as safe and bio-available by the European Food Safety Authority will indeed be banned.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission is an inter-governmental body that has been around since the early 60s. The main job of the Codex Commission is “protecting consumer health, ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all international food standards work” However the truth is that Codex is influenced by Big Pharmaceutical, Big Chemical, Big Biotechnical, Big Medical and Big Agribusiness companies. It has become nothing to do with health, it has everything to do with money.
Codex Aliemtarius are slowly bringing in 300 guidelines and changes to the law that effect our health and food. When it does (in the words of Dame Judi Dench)
“Governments will be free to replace the teachings of all ages with toxic lies. Timeless natural medicines, food and herbs with which we have evolved, culved from thousands of years of collective wisdom will be swept away, crushed under the myopic world of corporate greed”
Codex Guidelines include:
* All nutrient supplements would be classed similar to drugs, and illegal unless on the ‘approved list’, this potentially means that vitamins in beneficial potencies would be illegal, and anything not approved will be outlawed.
* Holistic remedies, most natural therapies and alternative remedies could also be banned. It is unclear whether Homeopathy is included in this ban due to the miniscule strengths of the remedies.
* Under Codex it would also become law that ALL foods, even organic, would have to be sprayed with pesticides.
* Genetially Modified foods will be freely available without specific labelling.
* Also, all natural herbs such as garlic, peppermint, in fact anything with a therapeutic property, could be banned from usual sale and controlled by the pharmaceutical companies!
* Professional people such as Health shop owners, Alternative Health product manufacturers and EVEN Doctors cannot let people know about the benefits of natural alternatives and remedies** SEE BELOW**
* FLUORIDE will be added to our tap water – fluoride makes us complacement and infertile and is known to cause cancer. Update – THIS IS ALREADY IN PLACE IN MANY PARTS OF THE U.K including the West Midlands, Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool.
**This is already happening at my shop, Shop Holistic, as we have been approached many times this last few years by Trading Standards and the Medical Regulatory Health Authority who are not only trying to stop us selling certain products but also telling us we cannot let our customers know why they may benefit from using our products! **
This not only would affect the UK, but would have a disastrous effect on developing countries who cannot afford to meet with the Codex Law so their own farming industries that feed them would collapse.
Typical responses we often are met with are HOW CAN THEY DO THIS? or THEY CAN’T DO THAT – THE NATURAL HEALTH INDUSTRY IS TOO BIG, WORTH MILLIONS
WELL SOME OF THE CODEX PROPOSALS ALREADY EXIST AS LAW IN EUROPE!!
These huge companies deal in BILLIONS and TRILLIONS not millions, what’s big to us is insignificant to them, although significant enough to make a difference to their pockets.
And these are the same companies that sell seeds to the THIRD WORLD that are GENETICALLY MODIFIED TO BE STERILE so they will never become self-sufficient in creating new crops themselves and will have to keep purchasing from them. You only have to search on Google for “Indian Farmer Suicides” to see the disastrous effects this is having, driving the farmers into such debt they can do nothing but take their life.
Let me ask you one thing – if you wanted to change world law would you hit the smaller industries or those that are bigger? Which would create the biggest effect? Who would have ever thought that a bank would go bankrupt?? Big is not unbreakable and we MUST remember this.
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Please take some time to watch these videos:
We Become Silent narrated by Dame Judi Dench and briefly starring Mel Gibson):
An interview with Scott Tips of the National Health Federation who has been attending Codex Alimentarius Commission meetings to fight for our health freedom:
What about our MEPs and MPs, can’t they do anything?
We can write to MEPs and we need to keep on at them. Despite responding as explained below, if enough people make contact with them, they would need to sit back and listen to us! It is disputed whether they actually have any power over this but surely being swamped with letters from their worried constituents would give them more power and support if we can get them to listen?
In our experience, all responses have been similar:
“Don’t worry this is not how its going to be” with an explanation that Codex Alimentarius is just a list of guidelines that countries can choose to adopt or not. This is true for the moment, BUT…
what you are not told (as they are probably not even aware of) is how it all works. Firstly we have already explained how the Codex Commission is very heavily influenced by the Big Corporations (Pharma, Agribusiness, Chemical, etc), meaning the guidelines will be influenced by the profits of these corporations. When you also learn that the Commission works alongside the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) we can see that much of the advice that our government entrusts by these Organisations, especially the WHO, is influenced by financial gain and not our health. After all, would they suggest that Swine Flu was nothing to worry about when their associated partners (who are their financers) can made trillions of dollars profit by saying it IS something to worry about and sell millions of vaccines to the world Governments? Same goes for any vaccine, HPV being the most recent. In ths way we sadly see that much of the Government’s health advice is controlled and ultimately aimed at making profit for Big Pharmaceutical corporations (as the advice they trust is based on that of the WHO).
Secondly, the WTO who settle disputes between trading countries ALWAYS rule in favour of a country that is ‘Codex Compliant’, regardless of the details fo the case, enforcing heavy fees on the non-compliant countries. Here is just one example of this in action:
The EU refuse to import GM meat from Canada & USA as it is not healthy for their inhabitants in their opinion. Good for the EU. However, USA & Canada state this is unfair and we are discriminating against Fair Trade, and the case goes to the WTO. As USA & Canada are Codex Compliant, the case is ruled in favour of them and the EU is charged 150 million Euros EVERY YEAR they do not import the GM meat. This figure is rising and the EU will eventually not afford this fee and have to concede to becoming Codex Compliant too. The aim is for the entire world to be Codex Compliant by 2012.
ORGANISATIONS TO SUPPORT AND FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
The National Health Federation
The NHF are THE ONLY HEALTH-FREEDOM ORGANISATION that ATTEND CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION MEETINGS to FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM OF HEALTH CHOICES. Directed by Scott Tips, who regularly gives lectures on Codex, Scott attends the meetings in an official capacity and can speak out and oppose issues the agenda. He is a US lawyer specialising in Food Law so is the ideal person to have on our side!
HINT – Take a look at their EU ISSUE page (EU ISSUES) where there are links to the actual EU legislation articles on the official EU website.
HORRIFIED? Want to do something?? TAKE ACTION NOW!
Keep a look out for protest or information lecture events in your area and become involved.
Spread the word to EVERYONE!
EVERY POUND YOU SPEND ACTS AS A VOTE FOR THAT COMPANY AND PRODUCT. If you want organic food – buy it! If you have found out a company is corrupt, don’t buy their products! In our experience we have found that the larger the company/corporation, the worse they can be, so try to stick to the smaller independent companies. By researching this yourselves (as we cannot name names!) you will be very surprised at how many household and trusted names are corrupt.
Protect your health and build up your immunity by:
1. EATING CORRECTLY (try the metabolic-typing test to find out what you need to eat for your individual type, just search Google for ‘free metabolic typing test’ or there is one on my website www.holisticdani.co.uk). Eat orgnic an a good variety of foods to ensure you are obtaining enough vitamins and minerals.
2. Build up your immunity by avoiding the harmful vaccines (do not be scared into having them!)
3. Take a high count (at least 9 billion per capsule) multi-strain probiotic
4. Get plenty of unprotected (but safe!) sunshine and take Vitamin D3 (NOT D2) supplements
5. Use a natural alternative to anitbiotics such as Ionic Silver, Tea Tree, etc
6. Avoid chemicals not only in your foods, but in your cosmetics, toiletries and environment.
7. Take a good quality detoxing mineral such as Diatomaceous Earth or Zeolite.
8. Ensure you magnesium levels are kept up by using Transdermal Magnesium spray or flakes in the bath.
9. Take Selenium supplements or eat 2 organic brazil nuts per day.
10. Take a quality iodine supplement such as Nascent Iodine or eat plently of iodine rich foods.
11. Use Himalayan Salt instead of ordinary salt, and use as much as you like. It is very rich in minerals and does not affect your body like normal salt does (including those with blood pressure, etc).
If anyone out there knows someone who can make a difference be sure to let them know!!
You can write to your local MP & MEP by going to the following website: www.writetothem.org
Don’t stop at only doing one thing as we don’t know which avenues are genuine and which are simple comfort blankets offered by those controlling it. So the best advice we can give is DO AS MUCH AS YOU CAN!! Something will get through!