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The National Health Federation leads in the fight for the future of health freedom!

NHF's Mission

The NHF is an international consumer-education, health-freedom organization working to protect individuals’ rights to consume healthy food, take supplements and the choice to use alternative therapies without unnecessary government restrictions.

NHF's Vision

NHF envisions a World free of any and all artificial impediments to securing and retaining excellent, abundant health and health freedom. Individuals should be free to choose for themselves their own means of maintaining and regaining optimal health.

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NHF, together with health-freedom friends and colleagues throughout the World, vows to change and save lives through our uniquely leveraged position on the international political stage impacting food, nutritional supplements, and healing.

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NEWSLETTER No. 14

August 2009

Ron Paul

The Rare Commodity in Congress and the Person

Who Steps up for Health Freedom

The NHF wishes it had more U.S. Congressional representatives that understood the importance of health freedom to their constituents, but sadly we do not at this point.  All 500 plus representatives do receive the Federation's quarterly magazine, Health Freedom News, so the only excuse for not caring about our issues is not ignorance but that they actually do not care.  If you feel that your Congressional representative is fighting for a health-freedom issue or issues, please let us know.  Our lobbyist may then contact that individual and work with him or her to better understand the issues that are so important to our members and others.  We would like to hear from you on this topic.

One individual in Congress definitely is looking out for your individual freedom and health freedom, and that is Representative Ron Paul.  The NHF awarded him our Health Freedom Hero award in 2008 for a good reason, it was his endless work on the behalf of health-freedom activists everywhere.

It is Our Turn to Back Ron Paul’s Legislation, So Please See the Legislation Below that He has Recently Submitted to Congress:


H.R. 3394 Freedom of Health Speech Act To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act concerning the burden of proof in false advertising in cases involving dietary supplements and dietary ingredients.

Bill text- http://www.thenhf.com/pdf/HR3394.pdf


H.R. 3395 Health Freedom Act To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act concerning claims about the effects of foods and dietary supplements on health-related conditions and disease, and for other purposes.

Bill text- http://www.thenhf.com/pdf/HR3395.pdf


H.R. 3396 Congressional Responsibility and Accountability Act To amend title 5, United States Code, to prohibit agencies from enforcing rules that result in a specified economic impact until the requirements of those rules are enacted into law by an act of Congress, and other purposes.

Bill text- http://www.thenhf.com/pdf/HR3396.pdf


H.R. 778 Authorizing Interstate Traffic of Unpasteurized Milk and Milk Products This Bill would repeal current Federal legislation prohibiting raw milk/products for human consumption in interstate commerce. It would allow consumers to obtain raw milk products from other States without violating Federal law. At present, in the U.S., you may consume raw milk in all States but may only sell it in half of the States.

Bill text - http://www.ftcldf.org/docs/HR_778_Interstate_Traffic_of_unpast_milk_012809.pdf


H.R.2629 Coercion is Not Health Care Act This Bill will protect the American people's ability to make their own health care decisions by ensuring that the Federal government shall not force any American to purchase health insurance.

Bill text- http://www.thenhf.com/government_affairs/federal/gaf_212.htm


H.R.2630 Protect Patients & Physicians Privacy Act This Bill would ensure that patients are free to opt out of a Federally mandated electronic system for maintaining health-care information.

Bill text- http://www.thenhf.com/government_affairs/federal/gaf_213.htm



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MERCURY FILLINGS – THE FDA EDGES CLOSER TO THE TRUTH!

We have long known of the dangers of mercury fillings – euphemistically called dental amalgam fillings – and avoided them in our teeth, or if there, had them removed at the earliest instant. Yet, despite the overwhelming evidence of the dangerous toxic mercury and mercury vapors emitted by these amalgam fillings into the mouths and then bodies of consumers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has refused to treat them as the danger they are, despite significant consumer and even political pressure over the years.

So it was with some surprise that the FDA at last took action to issue a long-overdue Guidance on the subject. (See http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/GuidanceDocuments/ucm073330.pdf) Entitled “Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Dental Amalgam, Mercury, and Amalgam Alloy,” it was published on July 28, 2009, and intended for the industry as well as FDA staff.

In it, the FDA has reclassified dental amalgam from Class I (no or few controls) to Class II (special controls) and is recommending that such amalgams carry a warning that they should not be used on patients who are allergic to mercury. The special controls that are imposed on mercury amalgam are set forth in this Guidance, which replaces a 2002 draft version.

While the Guidance falls short of stating that mercury amalgams are dangerous and certainly falls short of banning them altogether, it does show that the FDA’s position on the issue is edging closer to NHF’s more-than-50-year-old position that mercury amalgams for teeth are poisonous. The FDA is finally catching up with us! It is just highly regrettable that FDA’s failure has come with a cost, that is, all of the people who have died or been harmed during those many decades when the FDA has been warned to remove this product from the market.

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Some of the things people are saying about the NHF

"Thank you for being the voice of the consumer, the voice of reason and the voice for human rights. Your advocacy is greatly appreciated. Keep up this vital work and I hope your voice continues to be heard."
—Bridget W.
"Very few want to stand up and fight for our health. They can't believe our country and all these big money companies don't have our best interests at heart. We have to be responsible for our (own) health… to learn, study and research… whatever it takes! Thanks for what you do!"
—Debbie B.
"You could possibly not imagine how much at home it feels to see an organization that's so sincere… something that the bullies have not been able to buy… my most humble gratitude and much respect."
—Chandan M.
"Thank you for being the voice of the consumer, the voice of reason and the voice for human rights. Your advocacy is greatly appreciated. Keep up this vital work and I hope your voice continues to be heard."
—Bridget W.
"Very few want to stand up and fight for our health. They can't believe our country and all these big money companies don't have our best interests at heart. We have to be responsible for our (own) health… to learn, study and research… whatever it takes! Thanks for what you do!"
—Debbie B.
"You could possibly not imagine how much at home it feels to see an organization that's so sincere… something that the bullies have not been able to buy… my most humble gratitude and much respect."
—Chandan M.

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