To: IAHF List
Subject: Walking in Balance - Plus Radio Show Tuesday - KPFA - Web Based;Input Sought on Idea for Expanding Scope of IAHF
Date: 26 Mar 2004 21:14:10 -0000
On Tuesday March 30th 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm Pacific Time I'll be on the air with Layna Berman on KPFA- Berkley, California to discuss the Codex vitamin issue in the context of the EU Food Supplement Directive, focusing on the extreme global importance of the Alliance for Natural Health's lawsuit to overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive.
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The show is web based on http://www.kpfa.org, the oldest community radio station in the USA. KPFA broadcasts on 94.1 FM and KPFB 89.3 FM, Berkeley, and KFCF 88.1 FM, Fresno, California. Their signal reaches one third of the state, utilizing 59,000 watts.
Tuesday March 30 1:00-2:00 Pacific, 2-3 Mountain, 3-4 Midwest, 4-5 PM Eastern, 9-10 PM England, 11- Midnight Europe, rest of world please figure accordingly.
I'll be discussing the information at http://www.thehealthcrusader.com/pgs/article-0104-ban.shtml and at http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2003/2003_preprint_eu_01.htm
as well as why I first started doing this health freedom work and how you can assist IAHF and allied groups world wide.
WALKING IN BALANCE
Battling the Pharma Cartel year after year can be very draining, not only for me, but for all of you on the IAHF list- many of whom I realize also have serious medical needs for the dietary supplements you use.
Sometimes as I do this work I have felt my adrenals really getting hammered, and I've had to take concrete steps to deal with often feeling locked into a "fight or flight" reaction brought on by the mind numbing "chinese water drop treatment" inherent in doing battle with the world's largest investment industry. The takeover of the dietary supplement industry which we are attempting to monkeywrench was designed to be intentionally long, and drawn out because they're hoping to stop the very public backlash which IAHF is attempting to spark.
Recently, in an effort to sustain my own health during the course of this marathon battle, I had hair mineral analysis done via Richard Malter, PhD http://www.malterinstitute.com I have posted the results from my labwork in the "Walking in Balance" section of the IAHF website at http://www.iahf.com/balance/tma.html
(To see the other articles in this section, please go to http://www.iahf.com and scroll down to "Walking in Balance" also see the "Orthomolecular" section just above it. You can see photos of me swimming in a hole in the ice after taking a sauna, and read other useful health information in these sections.
As you can see from this labwork http://www.iahf.com/balance/tma.html , my copper and calcium are out of balance, (too high) right now, and my magnesium is too low. You haven't heard from me in a while because I've been taking steps to reduce my stress levels. When I say that my life is being threatened by what the Pharma Cartel is trying to do to the dietary supplement industry, I'm quite serious. You can read the story of my orthomolecular recovery from schizophrenia which I accomplished in the late 1970s here http://iahf.com/on_the_back_wards.html
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS IDEA?
For several years now the primary focus of IAHF has been to provide political information necessary to live free in an unfree world- especially in so far as maintaining access to dietary supplements in the face of Codex is concerned. Once in a blue moon I have also lobbed in some health information, but if you visit the "Walking in Balance" section of the IAHF website, you will see that it only has a few entries.
My idea is that we all live in a very stressful world, and sometimes people will "shut down" if they receive nothing but an onslaught of often depressing political information from IAHF. I think providing strictly political information could be limiting IAHF's growth. What I'm considering doing is this:
My partner Candace works in a health food store part time and the rest of the time she's been helping me (in a volunteer capacity so far). She is a nutrition counselor and has done numerous workshops on health and nutrition and has come to have a lot of practical knowledge of health. Over the years, I too have come to have an extensive practical knowledge of health- albeit not as formally based as Candace's.
Spring has come to the Pacific Northwest and Candace and I have already started an organic garden and we've planted a lot of flowers too. We find these pursuits to be very uplifting and healing. Candace is much more in tune with the spiritual side of herself than I am- she goes on a vision quest once a year in which she fasts for 4 days and 3 nights on top of a mountain in British Columbia with no food or water during which time she prays extensively. She has gotten me interested in the native american sweat lodge as an approach to healing and to help me maintain a closer concious contact with our Creator. Candace is one third Cree, and her whole approach to fighting this health freedom battle is very different from mine in some ways.
On sunday I am going to the sweat lodge on the Semiamoo reserve near White Rock, British Columbia to pray for guidance as we go into the next phase of the war against the pharma cartel. If anyone living in the metro Vancouver area would like to join me, send me an email- many hands make light work.
When Candace sees me reeling from overwork, she encourages me to get outdoors and go for a walk or run, to ride my bicycle, to work in the garden, to go for a swim and to take other steps necessary to walk in balance, including time for prayer, meditation and yoga.
It has occurred to both of us that if we combined more of a mix of political information, and health information, it might attract a larger number of people to IAHF, which we also hope to turn into a membership organization. We welcome your ideas and input into all of this. If we can expand our base, it will be that much easier to have the funds necessary to do this work and to bring our message to still more people world wide.
As more and more people recover from life threatening illnesses, and have positive experiences due to dietary supplements and alternative medicine, it will be exponentially harder for the pharma cartel to pull off this insidious Codex scam that they're attempting to foist off on us. When I click my mouse to send this message out to you, its reaching nearly 1800 people directly, many more indirectly via forwarding and via listening on the radio.
Lets keep expanding folks- this is a TRUE grass roots effort. Please forward this to your friends and encourage them to sign on to the IAHF website at http://www.iahf.com, to contribute to the ANH lawsuit to overturn the EU Food Supplements Directive at http://www.alliance-natural-health.org and to participate on the community bulletin board at http://www.iahf.com Please make links from your site to the IAHF site to help more people find us, and let us know your thoughts on this idea of providing more of a mix of HEALTH _AND_ political information. Should we have a SEPARATE distribution list for people wanting health information, or should it be all on one distribution list?
For Health Freedom,
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Road
Point Roberts, WA 98281-8702 USA