News Release: Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2009 -- The Natural Health Freedom Movement, a new coalition under the leadership of Matthias Rath, MD, is spearheading an online grass roots movement to protect the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) and defend the rights of Americans to access safe, science-based, natural health alternatives.
In passing DSHEA, Congress recognized the strong role supplements can play in promoting health and prevention of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and other serious health conditions. DSHEA also allowed wide dissemination of science-based natural health information and opened the door for increased science in the area of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. This led to a fifteen-year explosion of scientific knowledge about natural, non-patentable health alternatives, and increased public awareness of natural alternatives.
"The unparalleled growth and confidence in science- and fact-based health care alternatives is now in jeopardy at the hands of the pharmaceutical drug lobby," says Dr. Rath. "They have embarked on a campaign to grossly manipulate public opinion and exert political pressure to dispute the validity of DSHEA. This is in direct conflict with Americans' legislated rights to science-based knowledge and access to natural health alternatives, and we must protect those rights."
by using science- and fact-based health care alternatives which will lower costs, improve health and reduce the influence of symptom-oriented, largely ineffective high-cost pharmaceutical drugs on national health care.
The US administration is determined to build a new healthcare system which will lower costs and provide effective treatments to all Americans. "This can only be done," says Rath, "by using science- and fact-based health care alternatives which will lower costs, improve health and reduce the influence of symptom-oriented, largely ineffective high-cost pharmaceutical drugs on national health care."
The Natural Health Freedom Movement campaign is asking the United States Congress, both the Senate and House of Representatives, to protect DSHEA from attacks and possible reversal. Rath is urging Americans to contact their elected representatives in support of this new coalition.
For more information - www.vitamin-freedom.org.