From the April 2007 Idaho Observer:

Advancing NAU greatest threat to health freedom

Americans are becoming quite ill and are realizing that the pharmaceutical industry profits immensely by making them sick—and keeping them that way. In desperation, Americans (and Canadians) are looking for alternatives. Ironically, the "alternatives" are the naturopathic modalities, herbs and diets that people commonly understood before drugs and chemically-adulterated food and drink replaced common sense. Anticipating that the human guinea pigs would someday "catch on," organized medicine began plotting to gain regulatory control of vitamins and herbs. The plan, through an international cooperative called the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which is attempting to "harmonize" the food and drug regulatory schemes under the auspices of "free trade," is THE greatest threat to health freedom in North America. While the FDA and its minions are attempting to distract the health freedom movement by publicizing its intent to adopt objectionable administrative rule changes, the political and economic dissolution of our north and south borders is marching on...

By The Idaho Observer

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has become notoriously responsible for approving numerous dangerous drugs and harmful food additives. The agency should be completely dismantled, or at least reorganized and many of its policy makers held criminally accountable for their roles in maiming and killing millions of Americans with their "approvals."

But the opposite is happening. Through its participation in the Trilateral Cooperation Charter and with almost zero Congressional oversight, the FDA is secretly pushing with all its administrative might for the implementation of Codex Alimentarius among North American Union nations Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

The FDA is currently acting as though a North American Union were already in place, even though there has NEVER been any implementing legislation passed by Congress to allow this rogue agency to do what it’s doing.

If Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are to officially merge financially and politically as the North American Union (NAU), the current laws in place that protect our health freedoms, such as the Dietary Supplement and Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), will be superseded by the NAU and Codex regulations.

At the core of this issue is national sovereignty. It is bad enough that we have unelected representatives from the FDA representing the interests of big pharma and the bio-tech food industry rather than the citizens of the U.S. But if we lose our sovereignty as a nation, the rights of the consumer will, in effect, be replaced with the regulatory schemes intended to promote "free trade"—which is a euphemism for "fascist exploitation of resources and markets."

Under Codex, consumer rights of fair access to what the FDA refers to as "complimentary and alternative modalities/medicine (CAM)" will cease to exist and will be replaced with a regulatory scheme that omits administrative remedies for relief from arbitrarily-imposed restrictions on how we choose to maintain our own health.

This is why it is so important to support the current health freedom organizations that are clear on this issue and be aware of the constant attacks they endure from well-organized, controlled opposition groups. The two organizations in our country who work tirelessly to protect our health freedoms by representing consumers at international Codex meetings and opposing CAFTA and the NAU are the International Advocates for Health Freedom (IAHF) and the National Health Federation.


The controlled opposition

IAHF director John Hammell just had an encounter with such a controlled opposition group while he was speaking on April 14 at the annual Total Health Show in Toronto, Ontario. According to a recent email from Hammell, "Vexatious Litigant Trueman Tuck of the Friends of Freedom had a process server serve legal papers on me as I was on the stage where the crowd joined me in singing ‘Oh Canada’ and I presented a powerful program about how Codex restrictions are being ushered into the U.S. and Canada via the FDA’s Trilateral Cooperation Charter with Canada and Mexico.

"Clearly, Tuck and his allies, including the U.S.-based Natural Solutions Foundation, don’t want this information seeing the light of day and they’d love to tentpeg IAHF and all Allied Organizations for attempting to stop the North American Union dictatorship from ushering Codex vitamin restrictions into North America, but they’re not going to get away with it!

"Tuck is also suing Mezine, Inc., and numerous other parties, including long-time Canadian health freedom activist Marilyn Nelson, whose organization he literally hijacked in an obvious effort to try to STOP her from discussing Canadian sovereignty issues in the context of her health freedom work.

"Tuck was attempting to get me to lose my composure just before I participated in a panel discussion with Robert Verkerk, PhD, Executive Director of the UK based Alliance for Natural Health  and Scott Tips, JD, Legal Counsel to the National Health Federation, but he failed," Hammell said. "In our panel discussion, we alerted the Canadian and American people to something Tuck and his allies, including the Natural Solutions Foundation and so called ‘Citizens for Health,’ are trying hard to distract them from: The pending destruction of Canada by the North American Union Dictatorship, and the FDA’s Trilateral Cooperation Charter which is the primary mechanism via which genocidal Codex restrictions are being ushered in to North America.

"After my presentation, our booth was swamped by Canadian vitamin consumers eager to learn what they can do to defend their country from its planned destruction and to protect their access to dietary supplements as the NAU is being used as the mechanism to usher in CODEX."

Hammell is convinced that the same architects of the European Union (EU) "are attempting to shove the NAU down our throats in North America within the next three years."

He insists that Tuck of Friends of Freedom in Canada and Rima Laibow of the Natural Solutions Foundation in the U.S. are effectively helping them do this by distracting vitamin consumers from realizing that globalization, not government agency administrative fiat, is the number one threat to health freedom.

Hammell and IAHF are working with health freedom advocacy groups all over the world, including the National Health Federation, the Alliance for Natural Health, the Dr. Rath Health Foundation, and Freedom in Canadian Health Care. "We recognize the fact that, given the myriad of threats coming at us right now, the only chance we have of defending health freedom is to analyze each threat and assign a level of risk to each one in order not to dissipate our energy," Hammell explained.


FDA guidance furor

Hammell is concerned about what he sees as an orchestrated overreaction to the FDA’s recent announcement that it plans to regulate juices and vitamins as drugs and masseuses’ hands as medical instruments. "For 18 years I have been responding to FDA ‘guidance documents’ and the one discussed in FDA Docket No. 2006D-0480 in the December 2006 Federal Register Notice has been HYPED to the NTH DEGREE by the Natural Solutions Foundation (headed by Laibow) and Tuck. They have managed to con a huge number of people into believing that ‘the sky is falling’ and that ‘unless you flood FDA with complaints by April 30, the world, as we know it, will come to an END!’ 

"This is simply not true. I have read the entire Guidance Document and it is nothing more than FDA ‘saber rattling,’ mostly over the labeling of dietary supplements."

In all humility, The IO was seduced by the "sky-is-falling" hype that erupted around the FDA guidance document. But Hammell reminded us of the layers of intrigue working in concert to control or eliminate over-the-counter access to high-potency vitamins and supplements. We realized that his assessment is correct and that the process is covertly marching forward under the guise of free trade agreements and globalization.

According to Hammell, "Any time a supposed health freedom group in Canada or America (such as Friends of Freedom and Natural Solutions Foundation) doesn’t lift a FINGER to defend National Sovereignty given a threat as HUGE as the NAU is, that is a DEAD TIP OFF that they’re not your friends."

Hammell added, "Any time a supposed Health Freedom group sues IAHF, (as Tuck is now doing and as Natural Solutions Foundation did to film maker Kevin Miller when he refused to remove the information about CAFTA from "We Become Silent"), you can also be sure they’re not your friends."

Truck out

The IAHF urges everyone to support the national Truck Out April 23-25:
This "TRUCK OUT" intends to paralyze the Washington Beltway and perimeter roads around the Capitals of all 50 states to make national and international news as a means to force the media to cover the threat of the North American Union. This coverage will help us expose the FDA’s lawless participation in the Trilateral Cooperation Charter as if under the presumption that United States and its laws no longer exist.


HR 4282

On November 9, 2005, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) introduced the Health Freedom Protection Act (HR 4282). The short title of the bill states, "[t]o amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act concerning foods and dietary supplements, to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act concerning the burden of proof in false advertising cases, and for other purposes."

There were 22 co-sponsors of H.R. 4282 when it was introduced. It will end up dying in November of this year if not revived by citizen demand for its passage.

For more information about globalization, international free trade agreements and health freedom, contact:

IAHF - John Hammell, director

556 Boundary Bay Rd.

Point Roberts WA 98281

USA: 800-333-2553

N. America 360-945-0352

The National Health Federation

P.O. Box 688

Monrovia, CA 91017


Home - Current Edition
Advertising Rate Sheet
About the Idaho Observer
Some recent articles
Some older articles
Why we're here
Our Writers
Corrections and Clarifications

Hari Heath

Vaccination Liberation -

The Idaho Observer
P.O. Box 457
Spirit Lake, Idaho 83869
Phone: 208-255-2307