A STORM IS BREWING...
The future of each nation’s Natural Health industry, and personal freedom of choice regarding access to a wide range of vitamin supplements, amino acids, herbs and traditional medicines, appears to be at genuine risk in the not-too-distant future. One can later speculate and even try to reason the intentions and motivations that have brought about this situation; however it is certain that this situation exists and is no accident in circumstance.
Your rights to determine, obtain and provide natural healthcare services, food supplements, herbs, alternative therapies and traditional medicine are at risk.
European legislation, backed by well funded vested interests, is set to undermine many of the beneficial food supplements, amino acids, minerals, herbs and traditional medicines that we normally take for granted.
Worse yet, the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CODEX), is seeking to adopt these unnecessary and restrictive pieces of European legislation and apply them worldwide in their campaign for “Trade Harmonization.” The World Trade Organization (WTO) will then act as the enforcement branch for all member nations ensuring that no member nation will have a trade advantage over another.
Although that might appear reasonable from a world economic perspective, what it really means is that the U.S. and other nations will no longer be able to enjoy their “safe haven” status for the full range of innovative natural health remedies. No, due to several international trade agreements already in place, the fact is that they will have to conform to stringent EU and CODEX guidelines as regards the much short list of approved vitamin substances, their drastically lowered allowable dosage levels, what they can say or advertise concerning physiological and mental benefits and much more...
Your freedom of choice and access to natural health remedies such as food supplements, herbs, amino acids, minerals and traditional medicines are at very real risk.
This will continue to adversely affect the Natural Health Industry as a whole including vitamin and herbal remedy manufacturers, distributors and retailers, Health Food stores, Nutritionists and Natural Health Practitioners and most importantly, the consumers they serve.
- Many existing and proven vitamins and mineral forms may be eliminated completely
- Maximum permitted dosages may be drastically reduced to "placebo" therapeutic levels
- Herbal ingredients may also be severely restricted as will most traditional medicines
- Information concerning product benefits can be severely censored
WHAT YOU CAN AND SHOULD DO.
1. Take the time needed to learn the facts. Don’t rely exclusively on anyone’s interpretations of the legislation or opinions. Personally read the actual documents themselves.
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2. Have a good look at the WINHS website and return frequently to get updates on the issues presented that you consider most important. Let your representatives in government know your concerns - in writing!
If you live in Europe, please consider writing to your government representatives, highlighting your concerns about all the EU Directives, in particular how they impact negatively on innovation in the food supplements and herbal products industries.
If you are a citizen of a country in Europe, find your MEP by CLICKING HERE.
If you are a British Subject or UK citizen, find your MEP by CLICKING HERE.
If you are an Irish citizen, find your MEP by CLICKING HERE.
You can help us as well.
What is the World Institute of Natural Health Sciences?
The World Institute of Natural Health Sciences (WINHS) is a non-profit, worldwide organization established to facilitate the protection and defense of the natural and alternative health care industries; their sciences, and the individual's right of uncensored access.
We fully support and work to defend each individual's basic right to make their own educated decisions from all available treatments and therapies in order to maintain or re-establish a desirable and sustainable level of health and well-being.
Further, our purpose includes the collection and synthesizing of research and technical developments from the scientific community in the fields of nutrition, foods and food supplements, minerals and herbs and the alternative and natural health industries themselves. In addition, our purpose includes all of the work necessary to codify and simplify these reports in order to redirect them back into the community and public sectors for universal access and understanding.
The Institute will continue our work and the support of allied groups in order to reverse the international trend and campaigns against natural, food-based supplements. With your help, WINHS will continue to work towards appropriate legislation to secure the long-term future of alternative products, natural healthcare and its therapies.
Why support the World Institute of Natural Health Sciences?
The institute, fully established in 2005, consists of scientists, medical and nutritional practitioners, political scientists, researchers, communication specialists and able-bodied volunteers.
The Institute's programs and initiatives are of critical importance to innovative manufacturers, retailers and distributors, consumers and those practitioners who have come to rely upon innovative and complex food supplements and alternative health care practices.
The World Institute of Natural Health Sciences focuses all of its work at the core of the situation whether impacting the EU, the United States or the globe as with Codex Alimentarius' all too similar agenda.
Current activities include:
Support and assistance in legal challenges to the entire series of legislative efforts that directly assault the natural health industries, consumer's right of access and their right of choice in health care and treatment.
Expanding our public and media awareness campaigns to garner additional support.
The successful implementation of a worldwide celebrity endorsement campaign in the media, promotions and documentaries for internet and television broadcasts.
The translation of scientific research and technical breakthroughs in innovation and alternative health. This involves composing reports into digestible layman's terms in order to increase accessibility and understanding of scientific findings, technical reports and legislation concerning natural health, medical practices, drugs and drug manufacturing, food supplements, herbs, and innovative and alternative product development.
The acquisition and utilization of professional and volunteer researchers to document local, regional, national and international legislation concerning natural health, medical practices, drugs and drug manufacturing, food supplements, herbs, and innovative and alternative product development.
Wide public exposure of the vested interests, their methods and motivations influencing and driving this assault on the natural health industry, consumer's right of access and their free choice in health care and treatment.
And make no mistake, only by working at the heart of the situation, with direct consumer involvement and the help of scientists, researchers, lawyers, opinion leaders, untainted legislators and expert communications specialists, can we make a difference and win the day.
Make certain your government representatives know and understand your position on the EU Directives and additional attacks on your right to access and choice worldwide through Codex Alimentarius.
Please donate whatever you can. NOW. (EUR, £s or $).
Whatever you can send: 10.00, 20.00, 50.00, 100.00, 500.00 or more.
With your financial support, the World Institute of Natural Health Sciences has a real chance to protect your right to use leading-edge food supplements and other natural health products.
Now is the chance to protect your right to natural health choices. This is a critical time for the future of natural health choice.
What are these funds needed for?
WINHS is assisting and supporting the European scientific and legal challenges to the EU Food Supplements Directive and working to develop further legal challenges to medicinal law revisions in the EU.
We support and promote technical, scientific and legal actions directed against the European threats to natural health, and conduct briefings and consultations with regulators, legislators, health freedom and consumer groups.
We've launched an expanded public and media awareness campaign to garner additional support.
The successful implementation of a worldwide celebrity endorsement campaign in the media, promotions and documentaries for television and online broadcasts.
We provide the translation of scientific breakthroughs in innovative and alternative health into digestible layman's terms to increase accessibility and understanding of scientific findings, technical reports and legislation information concerning natural health, medical practices, drugs and drug manufacturing, food supplements, herbs, and traditional medicines.
We acqure and utilize professional and volunteer researchers to document local, regional, national and international legislation concerning natural health, medical practices, drugs and drug manufacturing, food supplements, herbs, and innovative and alternative health care developments.
We're investigating, documenting and promoting the vested interests, their motivations, activities and the significant funding used to influence legislators and legislation for corporate and personal gain.
- We've launched a massive international "Public Awareness" Campaign to alert the media, legislators and consumers of the potential disaster to natural health products and services.
To make a donation:
You can support the World Institute of Natural Health Sciences' campaigns and programs in a number of safe and secure ways.
- Become a WINHS MEMBER AND SUPPORTER.
We suggest that you use our secure web payment system for any contributions that you can afford, and note that you are not required nor obligated to join or become a member – this is totally optional.
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If you prefer, rather than making a donation through our secure web payment system you can make a donation direct to the World Institute of Natural Sciences.
For North & South America - send to:
The World Institute of Natural Health Sciences
Los Angeles, CA USA 91042
For Europe - send to:
The World Institute of Natural Health Sciences
Suite 7, Bulrushes Farm
Coombe Hill Road
West Sussex, UK
Thank you for supporting the World Institute of Natural Health Sciences and helping to secure your continued right of access to natural healthcare!