The growing threat of Ebola and weaponized germs points out the need to take prudent precautions. Ebola has arrived in the U.S. from West Africa via U.S. airlines. Despite this, the Obama Administration so far refuses to restrict flights from Ebola-infested regions of Africa.
Worse, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preventing individuals and medical professionals from pursuing a full range of defenses against Ebola and other deadly infections.
As scholars Paul Howard and James R. Copland of the Manhattan Institute wrote (October 8, 2014), “FDA regulations are not only pushing many drugs off-label but also keeping cutting-edge information from doctors that could save lives, even when that information is truthful and supported by sound science. Under current FDA rules, companies aren’t permitted to communicate information about off-label uses directly to doctors, with a few narrow exceptions. To do otherwise is considered unlawful drug promotion, and has led to billions of dollars in fines and prosecution of companies by the Depart – ment of Justice.”
What this means is that your doctor may not know about off-label drug uses that might treat a condition that’s difficult to treat conventionally. If he does know about unconventional treatments that could be effective in combating your illness, he may sit on that information rather than put it into practice. The risk of running afoul of the FDA or incurring a malpractice lawsuit is just too great.
Gets Weirder and Weirder
The FDA is also restricting your access to information about genetic diseases to which you may be susceptible. It has banned most of the diagnostic
tools offered by DNA testing services such as 23andMe.
As the Associated Press (September 11, 2014) reported, “last November, the Food and Drug Administration ordered the company to stop marketing its personalized health reports, which purported to tell customers if they were genetically predisposed to more than 250 diseases and medical conditions. Now, 23andMe is working to win FDA clearance for its health tests one at a time, a process that will take years.”
In 2010, the FDA sent a warning letter to Diamond Foods. Over walnuts. FDA scolds told Diamond Foods to stop referencing scientific and medical
studies showing the health benefits of walnuts in their marketing. In essence, the FDA is regulating walnuts as if they are drugs!
Walnuts contain an amino acid called arginine, which is also found in beans, cold-water fish (tuna, salmon), soy products, and oats. Arginine promotes a process called nitric-oxide release, which relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow. Walnuts are also a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and Omega-3 fatty acids. They help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular problems, and type 2 diabetes. Packed with antioxidants, they help deter cancer.
But the government apparently doesn’t want you to know any of this.
In 2008, the FDA obtained a court order to silence cherry producers. They cited a peer-reviewed Harvard internal medicine report that indicated cherries can reduce the risk of cancer. The FDA argued that claiming such health benefits automatically turned cherries into “unapproved drugs.”
Silver Can Aid Your Body’s
Defenses Against Infection
Earlier this year, the FDA recently sent a warning letter to Dr. Rima Laibow demanding that she cease talking about the health benefits of nano silver. Dr. Laibow has cited government studies showing that nano silver particles can potentially help the immune system fight off Ebola and other deadly diseases.
But the FDA doesn’t want you to know about this.
Dr. Laibow notes that “the FDA lacks the authority to approve or disapprove a nutrient.” Silverderived supplements, including nano silver and colloidal silver aren’t drugs and aren’t approved treatments for any diseases. Nor are zinc and calcium. They are basic elements!
The best defense against infection isn’t a hospital. It’s a strong immune system. Eating healthy foods and taking certain vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements in moderation can help boost your immunity.