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What is NHF?
Established in 1955, the National Health Federation is an international nonprofit, consumer-education, health-freedom organization working to protect individuals' rights to choose to consume healthy food, take supplements, and use alternative therapies without government restrictions. With consumer members all over the world, and a Board of Governors and Advisory Board containing representatives from 7 different countries, the Federation is unique as being not only the World's oldest health-freedom organization for consumers but the only one accredited by Codex to attend and speak out at meetings of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the highest international body on food standards.
In the 1950s we fought and won the battle for mandatory inspection of poultry.
In the 1960s we coordinated a major drive to help chiropractors become legally licensed in over 40 states.
In the 1970s we waged very successful campaigns against fluoridation and obtained legalization for anti-cancer laetrile in numerous States.
In the 1980s we pushed through legislative recognition of acupuncture.
In the 1990s we lobbied to pass the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (S-784), fought malathion spraying, promoted public education on the dangers of vaccinations, and continued fighting the fluoridation battle. We also shined public light on Codex starting in 1997.
In the 2000s we have been working to prevent Codex's attempts to restrict your freedom to take therapeutic vitamins and minerals, introduce toxic food additives into your foods, and keep the public ignorant of GMO foods. The NHF obtained Codex-accredited status in 2002 so as to be able to actively participate in all Codex meetings. Our lobbying and grassroots work in protecting supplements from harsh and arbitrary restrictions continued throughout this decade.
In the 2010s we have continued our work at Codex, having single-handedly launched successful opposition that halted a major exemption for melamine contamination in infant formulas as well as having significantly changed the Codex debate on Nutrient Value Levels for vitamins and minerals. In addition, we have introduced legislation (H.R.3380) to outflank the FDA's attempt to sweep thousands of "new" dietary ingredients off the store shelves through the FDA's draft Guidance for Industry on New Dietary Ingredients. This legislation is just the latest in our continuing efforts to maintain health for consumers through access to potent dietary food supplements.
NHF Financial Consultant:
- Harry D. Schultz
In Memory of Maureen Kennedy Salaman
(NHF President for over 20 years)
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National Health Federation Attorneys:
- Tips & Associates
- Bisno, Samberg & Mulvaney, LLP (www.Bisnosam.com)
NHF Lobbyist & Washington Monitor:
- Lee Bechtel
- Bechtel & Associates
Your membership will empower NHF to carry out its two important missions:
Protect & Educate
For over 50 years, the NHF has:
Lobbied in Washington and in state capitals to protect your right to choose alternative health care.
Protected your right to buy supplements, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and herbs without a doctor's prescription.
Provided cutting-edge information on alternative healing through magazines, newsletters, talks, and exhibits at health shows.
Funded lawsuits to protect rights of alternative doctors, chiropractors, and health-food store owners.
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Special recognition should be given to the National Health Federation's contributors of $1,000 or more dollars donated to our cause of fighting for all of our health-freedom rights.
These are our Heroes:
- Maureen Kennedy Salaman -- Atherton, CA
- SOTA Instruments Inc -- Penticton, BC, Canada
- Mary Ruth Swope -- Avinger, TX
- Grace Gillman -- Anderson, CA
- Emma Anselmo -- Las Vegas, NV
- Francis & Anne Griswold -- Santa Barbara, CA
- Sigrid E. Henderson -- Portland, OR
- Ms. Ayala Karsh -- Glendale, WI
- Stewart/Barbara Hurlburt -- Roswell, Georgia
- Louise S. Cline -- Modesto, California
- A.C. Grace Company -- Big Sandy, Texas
- Shirley A. Sherman -- Denver, Colorado
- Susan Sayble -- Encino, California
PERPETUATE OUR FREEDOM BY REMEMBERING THE NATIONAL HEALTH FEDERATION IN YOUR WILL.
Liberty, Equity, Fidelity, Security
These four words were emblazoned on the original NHF shield by the National Health Federation's founder, Fred Hart, over 50 years ago with his vision for people in all walks of life to oppose monopolistic trends in health and protect the freedoms of the American people in all matters of health.
Click the following link to view "A Salute to Fred Hart":
Click the following link to view "The Truth About This Man, Fred J. Hart" and the inception of the National Health Federation:
The National Health Federation is headquartered in Southern California
Our mailing address is:
The National Health Federation
P.O. Box 688
Monrovia, California 91017
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