Forming Speakers Bureau on Codex and Regulation of Supplements
Name: John Hammell, President IAHF
Subject: Response to Meridaraines@...- Everyone Please Read
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part of the IAHF Speakers Bureau so you can help me by doing radio
public speaking yourselves.
Together, we can roll this boulder uphill, its a big load for me to
carry without more help. Please forward this information to more
encourage them to also get actively involved in the fight back.
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At 09:23 AM 3/30/04 -0500,Meridaraines@... wrote:
Dear John Hammell:
I'll be listening in and have been supporting the Coalition For
Health for the last 2 years (since I heard about it). I fully
appreciate that you
are out there fighting the FDA and the pharmaceutical companies that
complete control over our supplements, our money, our freedom to
ultimately, us. Please continue your work and keep us informed! Many
Thanks for contacting me. Will you be listening via the web, or via
from California? I'm trying to see how many people listen from
broadcast range via the web, and how many listen via the radio.
me out by participating on our Community Bulletin Board at
where you can post ideas, suggestions, comments, and especially-
about what YOU are doing in your local area to help inform more
people so that
they too will become more active in fighting back.
When I first started doing this health freedom work back in 1989, I
unpaid volunteer for well over a year. I was earning a living by
janitorial service called Dawn's Light Floor Company. I stripped and
cleaned carpets, polished marble floors and refinished them, waxed
polished wood floors- working mostly at night. I maintained a string
of hair salons-
shining up all the chrome on the barber chairs, cleaning the mirrors,
floors, windows. I cleaned acres of carpets in office buildings,
banks, and I
also installed and refinished wood floors from time to time drawing
experience as a boat builder.
I did this work while I was writing a book about my orthomolecular
from schizophrenia, but had to stop working on this book (for which I
interviewed people across North America who had also recovered from
the way I had- via taking vitamins. I was forced to drop this book
order to fight the FDA.
I tell people this, because frankly, we're in the same situation
today as we
were in 1989, its just not as apparent on the surface- they're in our
but most people simply don't see it because they're not familiar with
ramifications of our having joined the WTO, and they fail to grasp
that we've been
set up by the pharma dominated vitamin trade associations which are
their members in the dark about what is going on- thats why no one is
flyers in the health food stores the way we were during the campaign
DSHEA in the early 90s.
Although I was working mostly at night, I'd grab a few hours sleep
shlep off to visit every health food store within a 50 mile radius of
which at the time was in Morristown, New Jersey, just outside of New
City. My rounds took me into Manhatten, and there were a ton of
stores in my area
to visit. I kept a log of directions to all the stores, their phone
numbers (this was before most people had email), and the names of the
managers, and store personnel.
I did my best to get to know these people on a personal level, and
even back then NNFA was corrupt. NNFA was originally in FAVOR of
the Nutrition Labelling and Education Act, a stealth bill which the
d through the House at high speed during the summer while people were
vacation and not paying attention.
It was on its way to the Senate like a guided missile aimed straight
heart of the dietary supplement industry, when I back burnered my
jumped in with both feet to fight back.
I was new to lobbying, and made lots of mistakes, but learned
by the most experienced health freedom lobbyist in the world: Clinton
Miller, who is still my main mentor today.
Clint started lobbying for health freedom in the early 1960s after
raided his health food store in Bountiful, Utah where he had been
"illegal" health claims on bread that he'd been baking to an old
family recipe that
had been brought over from Germany. His health food store doubled as
After the raid, Clint said to his wife Bonnie: "Bonnie, I've had
pack, we're movin' to Washington!"
And so Mr.Miller moved to Washington, beginning the first vitamin
the world as lobbyist for the National Health Federation.
Today Clint is in his 80s and is still actively working part time as
lobbyist, travelling all over the USA to fight dieticians bills at
the state level
mostly, but he was with me at a Codex meeting in Germany, and he's
been with me
to London England to meet the guys from the Alliance for Natural
Together, we can win this fight, but only if people get personally
so please post info on the Community Bulletin Board at
let others know what you are doing in your local area to awaken more
One thing I recommend is to download copies of the interview Greg
with me from http://www.thehealthcrusader.com/pgs/article-0104-
encourage more people to donate to IAHF via http://www.iahf.com and
Alliance for Natural Health at http://www.alliance-natural-
health.org . Please
download this information and get it around to every health food
store in your area.
They are all being lied to by NNFA on this issue, they're being led
cliff by pharma interests controlling their trade association. The
thing is happening in Canada, Europe, Australia, everywhere. Its a
dangerous thing when all of the vitamin trade association, world
wide, are being so
heavily dominated by pharma interests that the grass roots can learn
about whats really going on from their local health food store- so
its up to us
to awaken these stores, and to enlist their help to communicate with
sales reps that walk in to these stores, so that they in turn can
wake up their
I have confidence that we WILL prevail, but I need everyone out there
me because I'm just one person.
I need people to volunteer to be part of a speaker's bureau so that
people can help me do radio shows. I have the contacts and can put
the air, but first they need to let me know of a willingness to help
way and I can work with them to get them sufficiently around the
that they can do radio shows and public speaking as my friend Dr.
Falkov has and a few others.
Some people see this battle and just give up in their minds. That
We have to be stronger than that.
Each of us has more inner strength than we realize. Back in 1975,
when I was
a senior in high school, I ran and completed the New York Marathon. I
never run a marathon before. The longest previous race I'd ever run
was just a 3
mile cross country race on my high school team. At the start I had
as I stretched and did warmups. I looked around me at all the other
all going through their own pre-race rituals.
At about the 18 mile mark I hit the proverbial wall. My lungs ached,
I had a
bad side stich in my left side and my calves ached badly- but just as
thought I might have to stop running, I got my "second wind" and had
the strength to
carry on and over the finish line.
I've been in this marathon that all of us are running since 1989, and
my second wind every time someone jumps in with both feet in the way
I did 14
We CAN win this battle, we can do ANYTHING WE SET OUR MINDS TO DO.
And we're not alone either.
There is a Creator who loves us, who gave us the vitamins and herbs
use, for healing purposes.
We can pray for strength and guidance, at any time, any place. We
for strength and guidance because we're up against the world's
investment industry, and they are bound and determined to crush us,
to break our
spirits, but they will never succeed.
The reason they will never succeed is that we're not going to let
time I click my mouse to send this information out, its being
many more people who are signing on to the IAHF email distribution
http://www.iahf.com The tide will turn. The wind will be blowing from
direction, and when all is said and done, the pharma cartel will be
their teeth, crying out in the darkness of their own creation, unable
extinguish the light that shines within our hearts and minds.
I'm doing another sweat in two weeks on the Semiamoo Reserve near
British Columbia. Anyone living in the Seattle or Vancouver
areas who would like to join me is more than welcome- just sent me an
you live outside North America and would like to build a sweat lodge,
I can tell
you how, just email me- its very easy, costs almost nothing, and much
can come from the effort. There are native american sweat lodges now
continents. Its not a religion, its a way of life. There are people
who go to
sweat lodge ceremonies who are Christians, Jews, Athiests, Agnostics,
Hindus, you name it- but whatever you believe in, or don't, its a
experience to pray in your own way, and to develop your powers of
oppose secret combinations of men, acting clandestinely, and the
truth is not in
them. Please pay a visit to the "Walking in Balance" section of the
IAHF site if
you are feeling overwhelmed with stress. We need everyone to get as
as they can for this fight back.
For Health Freedom,
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Road
Point Roberts, WA 98281-8702 USA