To: IAHF List
Subject: US/CANADIAN SUPPORT BUILDING BEHIND ANH LAWSUIT TO OVERTURN EU FOOD SUPP DIR
Date: 25 May 2004 19:58:12 -0000
IAHF List: Serafina Corsello, MD has just created this link on her website http://www.corsello.com/politics/politics_red_alerts.htm to call attention to the dire need for the American supplement industry to awaken to the fact that they're being adroitly led to the cliff from within their own trade associations by pharmaceutical interests intent on destroying the dietary supplement industry.
Corsello is a leader. She's a 72 year old woman who was recently wrongly stripped of her medical license by the NY State Medical Board for practicing alternative medicine, but she hasn't let that stop her.
Displaying her tenacity, she refused to declare bankruptcy in the aftermath of a horrible legal ordeal that would have put a lesser person in their grave.
She's a Sicilian, and few people on this planet are tougher in my experience than Sicilians- as a group, they have the fiercest, most indomitable sort of pride imaginable, perhaps in part because over the centuries Sicily was invaded numerous times by different countries, forcing the Sicilians to become guerillas in their native land.
IAHF has always taken the view that in the health freedom movement, ACTION TALKS and BS WALKS. By creating the link that she has calling attention to the dire need for donations to the ANH lawsuit to overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive, Corsello has proven herself to be the sort of leader all of us need.
This isn't the first time she's stood up for all of us, either. Serafina was the brains and the driving force behind the creation of the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine http://www.faim.org which is being run by my long time friend Monica Miller- (see her website at http://www.healthlobby.com/
While FAIM's primary orientation has always been to spearhead a defense of alternative practitioners from attacks by state medical boards, and to spearhead passage of health freedom legislation at the STATE level, I am hoping that FAIM will assist IAHF in awakening more alternative practitioners, and innovative vitamin companies to the dire need for donations to the ANH lawsuit.
I am encouraging Monica Miller to copy Serafina Corsello's anti Codex Red Alert to the FAIM website, noting that Serafina is on her Board.
I am also encouraging Diane Miller of the National Association for Health Freedom Coalition
http://www.nationalhealthfreedom.org to also copy this link, and I'll continue dialoguing with both groups in the hope that they can assist IAHF to reach out to more alternative practitioners, their patients, and the innovative sector of the supplement industry.
Some of you might be interested to know that Dr.Corsello was running a huge orthomolecular clinic in NYC prior to being wrongly stripped of her license. She is still managing her clinic, with MDs on her staff, but only sees a fraction of her former patients. It would have been easy for her to declare bankruptcy in the aftermath of being hammered in court, but she cares deeply about her patients and would never abandon them.
IAHF salutes this courageous champion of health freedom, and I'd like to urge you to consider buying her book THE AGELESS WOMAN which you can see a link to from http://www.corsello.com/politics/politics_red_alerts.htm I just ordered an autographed copy because I feel genuinely inspired by Dr.Corsello. When you hear her talk on the phone you would never guess you're speaking with someone in their 70s because she has more vitality than a lot of 30 year olds.
Whatever Dr.Corsello is doing to keep up her own personal health in the face of the strain she's been under, I want to know, so I bought her book to help me withstand the immense strain I'm under from running IAHF.
Lately a couple of people on the IAHF distribution list have posted comments to the IAHF Community Bulletin Board about Educational Materials.
I value their comments, even if I may have seem a tad miffed by what they had to say.
I realize that both of the people who posted these comments have had difficulty awakening health food store owners on this issue. They both offered suggestions which I largely rejected. The fact is that its not possible to make this issue as concise as they would like it to be via educational materials due to its complexity.
I hope more of you will participate on the IAHF Community Bulletin Board which is located on the website at http://www.iahf.com I value your input even if I sometimes chaff at some suggestions.
No one knows better than me how frustrating it is to try to awaken sleeping people.
I assure you though, that we're being SUCCESSFUL! We ARE getting the job done! We ARE raising the level of awareness on this issue with each passing day.
I've be on the radio again on Thursday with Pieter C. Taams, MD, ND on his web based show at http://www.talknetradio.com from 5-6 PM Pacific time. Dr.Taams has been helping me to awaken Naturopaths and alternative practitioners on both sides of the Canadian border. His shows are archived at http://www.naturopathic-retreat.com
Thomas Dorman, MD, Director of the Paracelsus Clinic in Federal Way WA is hard at work on an explosive article for his newsletter to help awaken more alternative practitioners and the innovative sector of the vitamin industry. See his website at http://www.paracelsusclinic.com
Almost daily I communicate with Dr.Verkerk at the Alliance for Natural Health, and he would just like to thank all of you for your ongoing support. Please continue sending your donations to http://www.alliance-natural-health.org to help with the legal effort to overturn the EU Food Supplements Directive and to monkeywrench Codex.
If you value the effort I'm making to coordinate a fight back, please consider making a donation to IAHF via paypal at http://www.iahf.com or by sending a check or MO to
IAHF 556 Boundary Bay Rd., Point Roberts, WA 98281 USA
Please urge more people to sign on to the IAHF distribution list at http://www.iahf.com so that we can keep building our momentum, and THANK YOU for your help in rolling this boulder uphill!!! We ARE going to WIN in the end!!
For Health Freedom,
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Road
Point Roberts, WA 98281-8702 USA