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ACTION ALERT — Stop the FDA’s Massive Attack on Supplements

Posted September 2, 2016
The FDA has finally released its revised draft guidance on new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications for new dietary supplements. The agency’s new guidance, much like the original, is a massive attack on the supplement industry, and a gift to the drug industry. The provisions in the guidance threaten to eliminate thousands of supplements from store shelves, thereby depriving consumers of the product, and could potentially cripple the supplement industry. These burdensome requirements are in direct violation of congressional intent in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, which was meant to expand consumer access to supplements.  TAKE ACTION to write to Congress and the FDA and tell them why this guidance cannot stand.  Note: By clicking on this link, you will be leaving Your Voice for Health’s website and accessing the Alliance for Natural Health’s website.

 

ACTION ALERT — Vaccine Studies Debunked

Posted August 4, 2016
Dr. Brian Hooker, PhD, PE, has helped expose the shortcomings in commonly cited pro-vaccine studies that argue against a vaccine/autism link. Now a white paper critically examines twelve studies that are commonly cited by the media and government agencies as irrefutable proof that vaccines are safe and do not cause autism.  Many of these studies prove nothing of the sort, and are riddled with conflicts of interest.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to your state legislators, your governor, and your senators and congressional representatives, and tell them to oppose any legislation that removes exemptions to vaccination, given the recent scientific evidence and the shaky ground on which pro-vaccine studies lie.   Note: By clicking on this link, you will be leaving Your Voice for Health’s website and accessing the Alliance for Natural Health’s website.

ACTION ALERT — New Sneak Attack on Supplements

The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has issued an Action Alert concerning an amendment that Senator Blumenthal is considering introducing to a must-pass military appropriations bill that threatens Americans’ access to supplements..   According to ANH, the proposal would extend a currently existing policy regulating certain supplements on military bases to require all supplements that are to be sold to members of the military at exchange stores or commissaries to undergo a third-party review for “recognized public standards of identity, purity, strength, and composition, and adherence to related process standards.”  With your help, we defeated a similar proposal last year–we must do so again. Read more from ANH and TAKE ACTION to write or call your senators and urge them to oppose the Blumenthal amendment in the event it comes up for a vote, which will take dangerous steps towards limiting consumers’ access to dietary supplements. .  Please send your message immediately.   Note: By clicking on this link, you will be leaving Your Voice for Health’s website and accessing the Alliance for Natural Health’s website.

ACTION ALERT — Stop Bad GMO Bill on Fast Track

Posted February 24, 2016
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has issued an Action Alert concerning a GMO labeling bill.   According to ANH, the plan appears to be to rush Senator Pat Roberts’ voluntary GMO labeling legislation through Congress before opposition can form.  The bill would preempt mandatory labeling efforts by the states and institute instead a voluntary labeling standard, a standard which Big Food can ignore. The alarming rate at which this bill is moving means we must act now to stop this attempt to thwart the will of a majority of voters to know what is in their food.  Read more from ANH and TAKE ACTION to write to your senators and urge them to vote NO on Sen. Roberts’ voluntary GMO labeling bill.  Please send your message immediately.   Note: By clicking on this link, you will be leaving Your Voice for Health’s website and accessing the Alliance for Natural Health’s website.

ACTION ALERT – Turn Up the Pressure on PBS

Posted February 24th, 2016
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has issued an Action Alert concerning PBS and the recent Frontline program on dietary supplements.  PBS’s ombudsman Michael Getler responded to criticism from natural health advocates on Frontline’s attack piece on the dietary supplement industry.  According to ANH, it was a disappointing response that continues to perpetuate the false notion that supplements are not regulated.  Read more from ANH and TAKE ACTION to tell Mr. Getler that his response is not factual—that the absence of context in the Frontline film is inexcusable, and does not even address the issue of the financial ties to Big Pharma of those who were interviewed.  Note: By clicking on this link, you will be leaving Your Voice for Health’s website and accessing the Alliance for Natural Health’s website.

Grass-Fed Label For Meat—Gone!

Posted January 25, 2016
Last week, the USDA announced it would be withdrawing its standard for the grass-fed meat label. The agency is giving producers who used the grass-fed label thirty days to (1) convert the current “grass-fed” standard, in which 99% of the animal’s feed must be from grass or forage, into their own private standard; (2) use some other “recognized grass-fed standard,” or else (3) develop a new, voluntary, grass-fed standard—whatever the company decides is fine with the USDA.  Read more.