It is important to read this article attached on the FDA’s recent actions against health claims for food and supplements. It is now illegal to even link to a published peer reviewed study from a website that promotes or sells healthy alternative to drugs to treat common ailments. At best you should be aware of this for when you read about treatment options, you will know all options are not actually being presented.
The revolving door between the FDA and the Big Pharm is an old story, but these actions highlight how threatening health care information is to drug company’s profits. All this at a time when the recent healthcare policy out of Washington is emphasising evidence based medicine. We are getting a clearer picture of what that really means; whose evidence and whose medicine is becoming quite clear.
This Popular Nut Slashed Breast Cancer Risk in Mice by 50%
By Dr. Mercola
As unbelievable as it sounds, current law makes it illegal for food producers
to share certain types of scientific information with you.
So when Diamond Food relayed health information about the omega-3 fats in
walnuts on product packaging and also on their Web site, the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) attacked. Even though the information was entirely true, and backed by peer-reviewed
If a Food Can Prevent a Disease, it Must be a Drug
This is the backward thinking that goes on at the FDA, where regulations currently prohibit manufacturers of dietary supplements or producers of food from referring to any scientific study documenting the potential effect of the substance on a health condition, punishable by large fines and even jail. Disclosure about the benefits of a dietary supplement or food, no matter how credible, places the food in the category of an “unapproved drug.” In other words, if a product makes a medical claim, it’s automatically classified as a drug.
Read the full article here (PDF): FDA Says Walnuts Are a “New Drug”