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The US FDA proposed ban on homeopathy – what you can do

On May 22nd, 2020

For those of you who believe in natural medicine, you may be shocked to know that the US Food and Drug Administration has proposed to essentially ban homeopathy with draconian legislation that would give them sweeping powers to empty the shelves of homeopathic preparations.

The Alliance for Natural Health writes that the FDA has based its guidance on four major assumptions:

‘Any homeopathic drug that has not been considered “generally recognized as safe and effective” (GRAS/E) is considered a new drug;

  1. FDA has not determined that any homeopathic drugs are GRAS/E;
  2. A new drug cannot be marketed unless it goes through the FDA’s approval process;
  3. No homeopathic drugs have gone through FDA approval nor can any producer afford to take them through the approval process since homeopathic medicines have been in use for centuries and generally cannot be patented.’

What this means, in plain English, is that the FDA considers all homeopathic preparations to be marketed illegally. The agency proposes to focus its enforcement mechanisms against certain specific types of homeopathic medicines causing it safety concerns.

It cites a number of remedies that it has recalled to date, mostly because they were purported to be made in non-sterile production conditions or had microbial contamination or were intended for ‘vulnerable’ populations, such as pregnant women.

The FDA is within its remit to remove any contaminated health product off the shelves. But these sweeping new changes would give the FDA the power to take action to remove any homeopathic product that it doesn’t deem to be safe.

As the agency points out: “This guidance is intended to provide notice that any homeopathic drug product that is being marketed illegally is subject to FDA enforcement action at any time.”

In the FDA’s information page about homeopathic products (https://www.fda.gov/drugs/information-drug-class/homeopathic-products), the agency is at pains to say, ‘ Products labeled as homeopathic can contain a wide range of substances, including ingredients derived from plants, healthy or diseased animal or human sources, minerals, and chemicals.’

This is a rather interesting volte face. For many years, the argument by science, medicine and agencies such as the FDA is that homeopathy is useless as a treatment because preparations have been diluted so many times that patients are essentially being given water.

Homeopathic preparations follow the ‘law of similars,’ which is that a substance that can produce a set of symptoms in a healthy individual can be used to treat someone presenting with a similar set of symptoms.

But it was German physician Samuel Hahnemann who first developed this into a system of medicine after noticing that a healthy person ingesting quinine would go on to develop symptoms of malaria – the very illness quinine was used to treat.

After discovering that a number of substances used to treat illnesses at full strength caused unwelcome side effects, Hahnemann came up with the idea of serial dilution. Since his discovery, one drop of the original medicinal substance is added to 100 drops of water, and then a drop of that dilution is added to 100 drops of water, and so forth.

After each dilution, the liquid is shaken vigorously – a process known as ‘succussion.’

So a homeopathic remedy with a medium potency of 12C—in other words, 1,200 dilutions or greater—is beyond the Avogadro number (6.02214076 × 1023), considered the final concentration at which any molecule of the original substance will be present.

Many homeopathic remedies have potencies of 30c, 200c or even more, so that the final remedy is something like 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times more dilute than the original substance.

It is the high dilution mechanism of homeopathy that has caused most of conventional science and medicine to dismiss it as ‘nothing but water,’ even though countless studies show homeopathy’s benefit for a huge range of conditions – one reason that it is recognized and sanctioned in many European countries and paid for by their national health services.

Now, however, it is suddenly the case that this ‘useless’ medicine is suddenly filled with all sorts of dangerous substances.

The problem, of course, is that conventional science cannot really account for how on earth homeopathy could work.

However, the New Science offers many clues. The late Giuliano Preparata and Emilio Del Giudice, two Italian physicists at the Milan Institute for Nuclear Physics, demonstrated mathematically, and other scientists like the late French biologist Jacques Benveniste, showed experimentally, that single wavelengths of water molecules appear to become 'informed' in the presence of other molecules — that is, they tend to polarize around any charged molecule — storing and carrying its frequency so that it may be read at a distance.

This would mean that water may act like a tape recorder, imprinting and carrying information whether the original molecule is still there or not.

These radical ideas were vindicated by the work of French scientist and Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier, co-discoverer of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), who has carried out experiments showing that some bacterial and viral DNA sequences can induce low-frequency electromagnetic waves at high aqueous dilutions.

As Montagnier concluded, “High dilutions of something are not nothing. They are water structures which mimic the original molecules.”

Homeopathic medicines have nothing but the energetic footprint of active substances - nothing but water as far as mainstream medicine is concerned.

However, suddenly, FDA deems them to contain ‘measurable amounts of active ingredients and therefore could cause significant patient harm.’

Be in no doubt that this is political maneuvering by a corrupt agency that is poacher turned gamekeeper. Although 55 percent of the FDA’s budget is paid for by the US government, the remainder is paid for by ‘industry user fees’ – most of that from the drug and Big Food industries. It is yet the latest attempt to get rid of a well-established arm of natural medicine.

However, there is one small encouraging sign. The FDA has not yet issued its final guidance on the subject – just another draft of its proposal.

As Rob Verkerk, the ANH director wrote: ‘This is an indication that our voices are being heard and the FDA is worried about political push back from voters who are members of the natural health community.’

Make sure to make your voice heard – today.

You have until tomorrow, May 23, to leave your comment telling the FDA to protect homeopathy: https://outage.regulations.gov/beta-redirect/

Or use this form to write directly to Congress and the FDA: https://secure3.convio.net/aahf/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3192

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32 responses to “The US FDA proposed ban on homeopathy – what you can do”

  1. Gail says:

    Just another example of big business fascism. Controlling and dictating what we can or cannot do/have/get, etc linked with government. There is such a notion as "governance by the consent of the governed". It is sadly lacking here. Apart from the aforewritten, homeopathic medicine is essential to our health, and, actually, saves the drug, pharma, medical community from being further exposed as to their inefficiencies, harmful side effects, price gouging, etc. There are many more people who know more about all this than I; but, on the face of it, it seems a very disruptive, dangerous thing to do and would add greatly to demise in many ways.

  2. James Mason says:

    Its a new world. We have to change our thinking

  3. Jacque Garside says:

    Sadly the big Pharma boys are at it again anything for profit not wellness we must fight back.
    This would not happen in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, if the States get away with it they will try here and thats not what we want we have freedom of choice.

  4. Susan says:

    We do not need regulations on homeopathy. We need big pharma to quit poisoning us with the FDAs approval.

  5. Margo Jamieson says:

    Incredible! A homeopathic doctor saved my life where none of the other so called 'professional doctors' were of any value. The only statistics on doing 'significant patient harm' I've ever seen have been in reference to mistakes made by 'main street' doctors. Some of these medicos have damaged and killed many people but this has been nicely hidden. Maybe it's time we looked at some of these methods and cover-ups! In this attempted 'legislation', the FDA is showing us how criminal and underhanded their tactics are - it's a dangerous organization run by cruel people where money, lobbying and power is the only objective. Psst . . by the way . . has anybody talked to Queen Elizabeth about the 'DANGERS' of homeopathy? Although elderly (now in her 90’s) this is a woman who has served for decades in glowing good health thanks to the care of a homeopathic doctor.

  6. Judy Philip says:

    Prevent the ban on homeopathy. It is so important for healing.

  7. Marlene says:

    This almost makes me cry. I have experiences with homeopathy for over 30 years, for myself, my child and grandchildren and animals. It was the first remedy that cured my tummy after 15 years going to the hospital in and out. I know it is working and curing, not only of myself, but also my family and animals. I'm from the Netherlands and in our Country it is hard to keep Homeopathy alive too...only because it works?!

  8. sandy koi says:

    Thank you, Lynne, for getting the word out to us! I just posted my comment.

  9. Homeopathy changed my life and fixed my son's problems when no General Practitioners could help us. For the last 30 years our family and friends have benefitted from using Homeopathic preparations, with great results. A gentle and thorough way back to health.

  10. Bart Lakeman says:

    How can vaccines be classified under GRAS/E? Studies shows that these are contaminated with life virusses, and heavy metals or other toxins. And many vaccins do not proof to be harmfull. for which reason its industry requested to be immune against liability claims.

  11. Christine Clark says:

    Please have homeopathy not be banned. Homeopathy has worked for me in lots of ways - bug bits, poison ivy, flu, colds. . . . It is a great and safe resource for the people. Please don't let it be banned.

  12. Alexander D Santiago says:

    I know homeopathy to be effective.

  13. Dana Guinn says:

    I have used homeopathy and energy healing for years, so the big pharma has a place and needs to be put in it to support not force or control or overpower folks choice

  14. Dana Guinn says:

    I have used homeopathy and energy healing for years, so the big pharma has a place and needs to be put in it ! support not force -or control not overpower folks choice

  15. Kiara says:

    Being the daughter of a homeopathic doctor has given me the healthiest life! As a natural medicine family; children not vaccinated and hardly having sicknesses. Your body is naturally equipped to cure many things and with the help of natural world surrounding us we are even stronger! A simple dose of olive leaf daily will boost your immune system beyond compare!

    It’s time for the world to stop bashing homeopathy and start embracing it! It has been the way of life and it will be for as long as life remains. There is so much natural truth in this and it is time we all found ours! You can never ban the truth!

  16. Genoveva says:

    I have seen hundred of people in my practice cured by any kind of diseses as allergy, migraine, acne, depression, menstrual disorders, diabetes, cancer and many others healed by homeopathy remedies. Homeopathy is the best way to heal people.

  17. Karen says:

    I use homeopathy for my family..this knowledge has been around for a very long time. Devastating if we allow it to end for big phama profit !

  18. Judi says:

    I have used homeopathy for decades for various conditions. I would be lost without it!

  19. Julie white says:

    It’s a known fact that placeboes can work! Even if it’s mind over matter it should be personal choice as to your chosen method of getting better-
    Most people use it to gain a balance mentally and physically in there system before they get ill- reducing the need for strong drugs .
    There may be a percentage who it doesn’t work for snd they didn’t go through the medical system , equally there’s a large number of the population who go through a medical diagnosis and still get worse or have such severe side effects from medication their life isn’t the same or worse they pass anyway!!!
    I don’t understand why you’d want to take away personal choice- if it’s a placebos then so what!!!
    Why fight it? People arnt as stupid as you think, blinkers are off now guys!!

  20. Rudi says:

    Don't panic! You can easily make your own homeopathic remedies. And best of all, you don't need the original substance. You can achieve this through a radionics device or shamanic homeopathy.

  21. Jackie Fitzwater says:

    Protect homeopathy! We want the option of homeopathy and the freedom to make our own medical choices. Homeopathy is safe. It's proven to be safe, and is can be effective. No one has ever died from homeopathy.

  22. Megan says:

    This overreach & power play is getting out of hand!! We are Americans and have the RIGHT TO CHOOSE!!! I am sick & tired of being attacked by these big 3 letter organizations, who are funded by global controlling elites & big pharma, who do NOT care about our true health....instead only care to profit off us being sick. They are intimidated by something they can't control & what is actually working for people. They hate that people are being healed without their precious vaccines & pills! That we can tend to our family's health at home. We do not consent! We WILL fight for our medical freedoms & rights!

  23. Cindy Phillips says:

    I have used homeopathic remedies for years. They have been helpful and I have experienced no negative side effects. This is an old treatment that has been used for centuries. Do NOT TAKE THIS EFFECTIVE MEDICINE AWAY FROM US. Instead ensure that the remedies are prepared the proper way and in a sanitary environment. Remember Europe and many other countries have been using these remedies safely and effectively for centuries. Best for you to go after drugs that have side affects and low effectiveness. That would be helpful to society.

  24. Victoria Vandeloop says:

    Homeopathy has helped so many friends, with. NO Side Effects like big pharma products offer..keep the pharma polce out of our lives.

  25. Diane Pike says:

    I have used homeopathics for many years with no adverse effects. In fact, homeopathics work when other medicines do not. Perhaps this proposal is backed by big Pharm because they don't like the competition. We consumers should have the choice. Homeopathics have been used for centuries in all countries. To ban them would be ridiculous.

  26. Kathi Townsend says:

    Leave my Natural Medicine alone. My body. My choice.

  27. Jody Woodruff says:

    Please protect homeopathy! It is a tried and true method of healing used for many years. (How do you think the Royal Family in the UK is so long lived?) Always been much unfair prejudice from some traditional physicians. Please don't let narrow minded people take over our health and well being. There is room for several methods of healing.

  28. Deborah M Moore says:

    Please not another horror of repression and stupidity. Keep our homeopaths working on our behalf.

  29. Ellen Papadeas says:

    Pro-homeopathy all the way.

  30. Astrid Parrid says:

    We need homoeoparby to stay an option!

  31. Leona says:

    Please save our homeopathic choice to take healing into our own hands!

  32. V Creager says:

    Leave safe commercial homeopathy products alone
    They are preferred by many and work for us safely, gently and economically. Go after the high-priced biologics with FOUR PAGES of warnings and side effects in their published magazine ads or on TV in hyperspeed language.

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