Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition – North America

As we enter the Obama era today, NutraIngredients-USA.com examines the likely effects of the much-awaited Congressional shift on the functional foods and dietary supplements industries. According to industry veteran Loren Israelsen, the road ahead could be less than positive – especially for supplements. Despite a very severe financial crisis and economic recession, there is a palpable sense of hopefulness that he will re-establish America as a global partner that listens, cooperates and understands the role of government to act as a protector and conservator of natural resources, and as a sensible regulator that protects consumers’ interests while not stifling business growth and opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alternatives to Chantix (Varenicline) Dangerous Smoking Cessation Drug

Varenicline (trade name Chantix in the USA and Champix in Europe and other countries, marketed by Pfizer, is a prescription medication used to treat smoking addiction, by blocking the release of dopamine from nicotine receptors in the brain, just as antipsychotic drugs block dopamine.

The pill was linked to more than 3,000 reports of serious side effects per a Bloomberg report.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported in February that at least 39 people committed suicide while on Chantix. The FDA initially had cut the 10 month waiting period short by 4 months and approved the drug ahead of schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements at Risk!

“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls who live under tyranny”
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

Do you purchase vitamins, minerals, supplements?

A friend of mine just sent me an urgent notice stating that those of us who purchase alternative health products such as vitamins, minerals, seek nutritionists’ advice, etc. are now threatened to lose this right.  Please read the below letter.

Dear Friends,

I just established the American Wellness Coalition to handle the following situation:

We the People of the United States are in danger of losing our freedoms to:

  • Purchase and take Natural Health products such as vitamins and nutritional supplements.
  • Go to independent, drug-free, Natural Health practitioners such as acupuncturists, chiropractors, doctors of naturopathy, herbalists and wellness specialists. Read the rest of this entry »