Codex is here. What
is it? How will Codex affect your freedom of choice concerning how you chose to
maintain your health? Will Codex limit your free access to vitamins, nutrients,
herbs and other alternative forms of health care? Many believe it will.
Awareness is important and there is reason for concern.
Will the last
person leaving the last health food store, who purchased the last bottle of
non-prescription 500mg, vitamin C, please turn out the lights? For now,
businesses that sell a service, conform to medically imposed licensing
requirements, don�t make "medical" claims and don�t sell a product,
can remain open.
The New World
Order, the World Economic Order, the Brave New World, or whatever you want to
call it is developing rapidly. International trade cooperation rule and Codex
Alimentarius are here. Codex, the word/concept comes to us from the Roman
Empire and the Romans used it as the way to impose law, regulation and
authority on a broad scale on its citizens and conquered lands/people. Codex
will effect you, me, everyone in the U.S. and everyone in our world in some
We first heard of
major international trade regulation legislation early in the Clinton
administration. International trade legislation has facilitated the easy
exportation of American jobs to Third World countries.
negatively affect all Americans that chose to stay healthy by not using our prescription,
drug/chemical based health care system. If the U.S. wants to remain a part of
Codex, we will need to follow the international rules/laws that are a part of
Europe is a part of
Codex and the European Union will put into affect a pharmaceutical directive
stating that anything that changes or enhances human physiology will be
controlled as a medical product. This includes items and practices that might
prevent disease. Most items found in a health food store, most vitamins,
minerals, protein, herbs, etc., will be available by prescription
"only." Codex is supported and sponsored by the World Health
Organization and the pharmaceutical Industry, of course.
Codex will not
affect the individual that has chosen to use conventional established, medical
health care. About 50 percent of our population has their freedom to chose
guaranteed as long as they, their insurance or our government can pay for their
drugs and medical services.
The individual who
makes the choice to use alternatives to conventional medical health care has
his freedom of choice protected now, by the U.S. Dietary Supplement Health and
Education Act (DSHEA) that now, protects our mostly free access to alternative
health care practices, vitamins, herbs nutrients, etc. Because the U.S. belongs
to Codex, The World Health Organization can pressure the U.S. to modify DSHEA
to conform to its guidelines.
Our Food and Drug
Administration, the American Medical Association and our pharmaceutical
Industry have long wanted to control and regulate our access alternative health
care. Many believe they want to eliminate alternative health care. Codex offers
the opportunity for much more control.
The health care
industry spends about $150 million every year to purchase political influence
and to assure control and profits. Our medical industry will spend about $2
billion, $800 million in advertising, this year to keep you convinced.
Are the people that
chose to use alternative health care going to lose their freedom of choice?
Many European nations have lost this choice and more will be losing it soon. Is
Codex a threat to you? Is freedom of choice important to you? Who is watching
out for your health?
Robert S. Brown is the author of "Health. Greed, Power."