A couple of days ago, I was asked to pop over to a website and send a canned letter to my congress-people on the issue of DHEA, which is a supplement.
This is a substance in every cell in your body. As we age, our bodies produce less of it. Many people choose to supplement.
It seems that there is a bill going in front of congress to label this substance as a steroid. This is on the heels of the latest FDA escapades with the red rice yeast, or is it red yeast rice?
Now I don’t personally take either of these supplements. Why should I care?
I want these supplements to be available should I find that I need them to stay healthy for one.
And second, will they continue to errode the availability of supplements? Will I need a prescription to take vitamin C? And will the regulated permissable dosages be enough to make any difference?
I take 6 supplements a day. And most, I just take the RDA level. But there are a couple where, according to research that I’ve done, don’t do any good in those small Recommended Daily Doses.
And I’ve had subscribers from countries such as Belgium, tell me how difficult it is to get just the simple supplements that we take for granted. It’s all government controlled.
That’s my freedom being erroded. Don’t you agree?
Anyway, I sent the canned letter. I got a canned response back from Melissa Bean. Fair enough, I sent a canned letter, got a canned response.
But I got an actual thoughtful, well informed response back from Barack Obama. It was perfectly political and gave no indication of support or not, but he was well informed on the issue.
What bothers me the most about the whole thing is that the vote will go to whoever pays the most money, or who can make the issues the most visable. If they can get by with the money vote and not be seen, they will. That’s my opinion.
I’ve yet to see one single person in government stand up and say, “Listen, we could cut health care costs in this country if we took all chemically laced foods off the shelf.” or “Why don’t we see if there is a natural solution to this health epidemic that people could start using right now for little cost?”
That’ll be the day, right?
If you’re interested in finding out more about the DHEA issue, try
The Douglass Report – http://www.douglassreport.com/
And if you would like to send the canned email and see what kind of response you get back from your congress-people – it’s located here – http://www1.youreletters.com/t/1373182/16255855/832262/0/
I’m off to take my supplements.
Good Night –