The Attack on Natural Medicine in NZ Resumes

HIGHEST PRIORITY: PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY

Not a day goes by that doesn’t see the sad results of a government whose policies are destroying the health of this once healthy nation.

Whether it promotes vaccines – many of which are known to be harmful – mercury amalgam dental fillings, genetically engineered food, cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation (which may themselves be carcinogenic) fluoride in our once pure drinking water, or poisonous chemical sprays on the food we eat – this government has sold out the health of the people.

However, now things are reaching the point where it is now becoming illegal to sell health-giving vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements.

That’s because the pharmaceutical corporations have declared war on the natural health industry – and the government is dutifully enforcing their agenda. In fact it is doing its utmost to destroy companies that make and/or distribute – as well as naturopaths and herbalists who dispense – nutritional supplements.

That means that despite the fact that the “anti-vitamin” legislation brought to Parliament by this government was shelved (the government didn’t have the votes to pass it), the Ministry of Health enforcement bureaucracy known as “Medsafe” is now threatening people in the natural health industry. It has threatened huge fines ($300,000 in one case we know of) for “making claims” about the efficacy of time tested remedies like lavender oil, or Chinese herbs with thousands of years of safe use behind them.

Even if those claims are backed up in peer-reviewed medical literature.

Medsafe maintains it is “protecting” the NZ consumer. However, vitamins are safer than food, with no deaths from vitamins EVER RECORDED in NZ, according to the NZ Coroner. By contrast, conventional medicine is the 3rd leading cause of death in NZ with about 1400 deaths per year!

Indeed, medical fascism has arrived in New Zealand. And if it is allowed to continue we will no longer have our cherished freedom of choice in health matters. If the government succeeds in destroying New Zealanders’ rights to use vitamins and other natural medicines, what will they feel emboldened to do next? Will their next move be to make vaccination, antibiotics or chemotherapy – compulsory? This attempt to eliminate nutritional supplements must stop NOW.

We stand at the precipice. Natural medicine has made tremendous strides in the last few decades, and in untold numbers of cases has cured the incurable, where orthodox medicine has failed. Many doctors are now embracing natural medicine – a good sign to all but the pharmaceutical giants that view this as an economic threat and are using governments to quash it.

However, the battle involves much more than mere economics. For millions of people it is a matter of life or death, as they rely on natural medicine to bring them right.

More than 70% of all New Zealanders take nutritional supplements, and if these become unavailable thanks to the government’s following the orders of the pharmaceutical giants, their – and your – health will no doubt suffer as a result.

This is of the utmost seriousness. Now is the time to act.

CALL/WRITE HEALTH MINISTER DAVID CUNLIFFE, TALKBACK, AND YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER. LOG ON TO WWW.HEALTHFREEDOM.CO.NZ. Talk to your MP. Remind the politicians that this is an election year.

Jonathan Eisen, Editor, UNCENSORED

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