IAHF ANNOUNCES HEALTH FREEDOM SUMMIT Meeting IN SAN
DIEGO NOV 19th
In the coming 12 months we will be under a level of attack that we
haven't seen since the early 90s. We're going to have to fight on the
domestic front as well as on the international front if we wish to
maintain our access to dietary supplements. Many of the avenues by which
the FDA will be attacking in the coming year will be vi pharma created
loopholes in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of
These loopholes were created by pharma interests dominating the vitamin
trade associations in the early 90s and were intended to enable them to
line up their sell out deals with drug companies as they bailed out of
An example of this is Ken Murdock Jr., former owner of Nature's Way. He
was one of the chief instigators of the trouble we're having right now
and was instrumental in putting language into DSHEA that would give the
FDA a long range ability to turn the tables on us all. Meanwhile, a few
years ago, he sold out completely to Madaus, the German
phytopharmaceutical company that took over Nature's Way while he has
since bought a car dealership in Utah.
Recently the pharmacists published a white paper (see
http://www.iahf.com/20041013a.html ) that was signed off on by all
the mainstream medical associations including the AMA which clearly
indicates that they plan on attacking DSHEA in the coming Congress-
perhaps via a new bill we haven't seen yet, or perhaps through a renewed
push behind Durbin's bill, but I suspect they might try dropping a new
bill on us.
What form this attack will take remains to be seen. Senator Durbin has
just been named Minority Whip, which could be either a good or bad thing
for us. It could be good because he could get so tied down with Senate
business that he might not have as much time to spend attacking us and
pushing S.722, or it could help him get momentum behind it.
EMERGENCY HEALTH FREEDOM MEETING IN SAN DIEGO
NOV 19th At ACAM To ADDRESS DOMESTIC ATTACKS ON DSHEA AS WELL AS CODEX!
IAHF EXTENDS INVITATION TO ANYONE ON THE LIST WHO CAN ATTEND- ITS FREE
The Emergency Health Freedom Meeting that I told you about will be held
at the ACAM Conference on Friday November 19th from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
in the West Tower of the Sheraton Hotel at 1380 Harbor Island Dr., San
Diego, CA in the West Tower's "Coronado A" Room. Phone of the Sheraton
Phone of the Super 8 Motel where I will be staying is (609) 692-1288
Super 8 Motel is just 15 min drive from the Sheraton.
Rob Verkerk, PhD, Exec Dir of the UK's Alliance for Natural Health will
be presenting a power point presentation about their lawsuit to overturn
the EU Food Supplement Directive. This has huge global importance- see
Suzanne Harris, JD of the Law Loft will be discussing the Codex meeting
in Bonn that she just attended, as well as the Codex General Principles
meeting in Paris which she will be attending next week.
I will be providing an overview of the whole situation we're facing both
domestically and internationally to try to tie it all together and to
get people pulling together. Maury Silverman will be addressing the
issue of GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practice Regs) which FDA will be
coming at us with this year. Note that FDA intends to violate the law
with the GMP regs they come at us with which will force us to sue them
again. Jonathan Emord's Writ of Certiorari on Saw Palmetto was denied by
the Supreme Court, but he's trying again at the District Court Level in
California. Emord will be spearheading a lawsuit against FDA's upcoming
GMP regs which will be a bid to bury the more innovative companies in
We're in a TRIAGE situation here folks.
Its going to be DO OR DIE time for the dietary
supplement industry in the coming year.
I have seen Rob Verkerk's Power Point Presentation about the Alliance
for Natural Health's lawsuit which clearly shows its global importance,
and urge as many of you as possible to come to our meeting in San Diego
to hear what he, Suzanne, and I have to say.
It would be great to meet any of you who can attend. Our meeting is
free. The ACAM meeting itself is not free. If you would like to attend
the ACAM meeting itself, go to
DVD OF EMERGENCY ACAM MEETING TO BE AVAILABLE
IAHF will be making a DVD of the Emergency ACAM Meeting, and we will be
making copies available to list members. We still have some thank you
letters to send out for donations received recently, and hope to get
them in the mail very soon. I just have to generate a new, updated thank
you letter reflecting where we stand now that the CODEX meeting has
concluded in Germany.
If you just signed on to the list and did not receive my last update
sent yesterday, please see info on the Codex meeting which just
http://www.thelawloft.com/Freedom/11042004_bonn.htm As you can
see, we're under the gun.
IAHF just purchased a new computer with DVD burning and video editting
capability. We hope to be able to put more streaming video in the Media
http://www.iahf.com and to get DVD disks out to people in an
effort to spur the creation of IAHF chapters nationwide in the coming
One year ago I moved from Virginia to Washington State, but I want to
emphasize that IAHF has a very solid contact in Washington DC who has
been doing extensive work for us on Capital Hill. As we get set up here
in our new location, its becoming easier to gear our heads into all that
will have to be done to turn IAHF into a membership organization.
Right now I only have one part time volunteer helping me in my office in
Point Roberts. If we can get enough donations here we can bring this
person on full time which would free me up for public speaking gigs
nationwide, and to do a weekly radio show. Some people have offered to
set me up with my own radio show, so good things are happening and I
just would like to thank all of you for your ongoing support.
NOW is the time for all vitamin consumers to come to the aid of IAHF so
that we can continue rolling this boulder uphill together. The life you
save via donations here could be your own. IAHF 556 Boundary Bay Rd.
Point Roberts WA 98281 USA or via paypal at
see paypal button on the scrollbar inside the site.
Hope to see as many of you as possible in San Diego on November 19th,
and thanks for your ongoing support. Please snowball this information by
mass forwarding it and by posting it on your websites. Also seeking
reciprocal links between IAHF.COM and your websites. This is a TRUE
grassroots health freedom campaign, don't be fooled by phony
For Health Freedom,
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Road
Point Roberts, WA 98281-8702 USA