Natural News: “Health freedom has just been handed a significant victory by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, which ruled last week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated the First Amendment rights of a nutritional supplement company when it censored truthful, scientifically-backed claims about how selenium can help reduce the risk of cancer.
See the ANH announcement at: anh-usa.org
Essentially, the FDA applied its doctrine of censorshipto these selenium supplements in the same way it oppresses truthful and scientifically-supported health claims across all dietary supplements. The purpose of the FDA’s censorship of truthful information about the health benefits of dietary supplements, as Natural News readers already know, is to keep the American people nutritionally illiterate and protect the profits of the pharmaceutical industry.
In this court case, ALLIANCE FOR NATURAL HEALTH, et al. vs. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, et al., the judge ruled that the FDA violated the First Amendment rights of the plaintiffs by restricting their free speech about the anti-cancer benefits of their selenium supplements.
As explained by health freedom attorney Jonathan Emord who argued the case before the Court: “The decision… reaffirms that FDA is subject to the strictures of the First Amendment in its evaluation of health claims and it faults FDA for failing to follow that standard, holding its suppression of the selenium-cancer risk reduction claims unconstitutional.” Read more:
Fantastic news! This might just be the start of the natural medicine industry asserting it’s right to make legitimate health claims for foods and supplements! Our right to be able to speak truthfully about what natural medicine can do for people has been silenced in the most corrupt and intimidating of ways – and not just in the US – I am aware of many incidents in Australia of harassment and legal action against genuine businesses and products.
Let’s hope this positive step forward continues to gain momentum!