Healthy Life Extension
WARNING “ Your Longevity is Being Threatened
posted on August 7th, 2012
Dear Future Centenarian,
As you know, two key longevity steps, diet and supplements, are outlined in my book, Smart, Strong and Sexy at 100?
And these are now threatened!
Imagine not being able to buy your most effective supplements. Also consider that if your health practitioner recommends them, he or she could be forced out of business.
Imagine some organic foods being eliminated as well.
Finally, what if all this happens over the next few years?
Do you think this is far-fetched? Then take six minutes to watch a trailer of this shocking film that our friend Dr. Gary Null has produced. You can also listen to his commentary¦ and even watch the documentary in its entirety¦ absolutely FREE, courtesy of Dr. Null.
An Austrian business partner of mine lives this nightmare. For example, the only vitamin D he can buy is in miniscule dosages combined with calcium for bone support. Pure vitamin D is ONLY available by prescription and after lectures by MDs that overdosing is dangerous. Then the doctors must say why they think it is necessary.
Doesn™t this strike you as odd in light of the fact that the use of inexpensive dietary supplements had zero reported deaths since the CDC started keeping records “ while properly prescribed expensive drugs kill over 100,000 people in the US every single year?
Now, the same US agency that approves drugs wants to control supplements, just like in Austria and in other countries. They are choking supplements with new expensive and nearly impossible regulations to comply with. They propose to remove all dietary supplements introduced after 1994. These include some of the most advanced and most effective supplements on the market today.
Why all these draconian hurdles? Follow the money. Effective supplements threaten drug profits.
My Austrian friend says, œLuckily, I can order vitamin D from the US over the Internet, but that access is still possible only in small quantities. When I once ordered 10 bottles, they were confiscated by customs!
That's typical for all dietary supplements in many European countries. While uninformed consumers are made to believe that government established recommended daily allowances ensure consumers™ health, they're woefully inadequate in tiny amounts.
You think this can't happen in the US? Then watch this video NOW! Â
This November, a bill may to be passed that could ban important supplements in the US. Regulators want to allow only ingredients that are found naturally in food and in doses so low that they would be nearly useless. Beneficial higher potencies would be taken off the market and would only be available by prescription for brands owned by drug companies.
It gets worse.
NO claim whatsoever, even if there is abundant scientific literature, can be made regarding foods and supplements. Impossible you say. Not here in the USA!
Then consider this: A California firm was recently raided by armed agent from five government agencies for selling... whole milk. These small business people were traumatized with guns and violent threats.
An MD was raided in the same life threatening way, because he prescribed Vitamin B12 to his patients! There are numerous other examples.
It gets worse still. Organic farm owners threatened with arrest and being put out of business by legislature. It goes on and on.
And all by an agency in the name of consumer protection. Their actions make it perfectly clear that they think you are too dumb to take care of yourself. They fully intend to take your health decisions out of your hands and to control you like a puppet.
If you don't believe me, then shut off all distractions now and watch the eye-opening intro to the film. You will be shocked!
Complacency is the regulators™ best ally. So inform all your loved ones, friends and business associates. Inform everyone you care about.
If we can't mobilize enough opposition, this bill will get passed in November. It will strip you of your health freedoms that Life Extension Foundation and others fought so hard to gain for you over two decades ago. And that will be the beginning of the end of your health freedom!
Forget about tonight™s entertainment for a few moments. Take the time to watch it NOW, and include your friends and family.
Don™t make extreme longevity a dream of the past.
What else can you do? After you watch this frightening film (I urge you to watch the whole movie), contact your representatives and make it clear to them that you insist that DSHEA stays in place.
Your body belongs to you¦ not the government. Insist on your right to buy any supplement, consult any therapist or alternative or integrative medicine practitioner, and maintain access to any organic food you choose.
This is one of the most important amendments for a US citizen. Preserve your free speech and free choice in all your own health matters. What you do with your body and your health is up to you, period!
Finally, when you see the FDA's logic regarding genetically modified foods, you™ll realize that consumer protection is their last interest. Their true agenda will shock you.
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