Dr. Matthias Rath:
“The discovery ‘Why animals don’t get heart attacks, but people do’ was first published in a series of landmark publications between 1990 and 1992. The revelation of the vitamin deficiency-scurvy-heart disease connection threatened the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical market of patented drugs.
It was this scientific discovery that ultimately triggered the desperate efforts of the drug lobby and the FDA in 1992 and 1993 to turn vitamins into prescription drugs. However, while advancements in science triggered these attacks on vitamins, it was the people of America, millions of natural health consumers, health food stores and courageous leaders like Joe Bassett who defended our vitamin freedom at that time. The 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) – also known as the Vitamin Freedom Act – was one of the greatest victories in the history of America and one of the biggest defeats of the drug interests.
For the past 15 years, DSHEA has formed the basis for scientists around the world to advance natural health science in an unprecedented way, paving the way for a dramatic reduction in cardiovascular disease, cancer and even immune deficiency conditions. As a direct consequence, the pharmaceutical lobby is trying to destroy DSHEA as the legal framework for this explosion of health knowledge that threatens their multi-billion dollar ‘business with disease’.
Everyone has to understand: Protecting DSHEA and the right to natural health in the US is a task that reaches far beyond the borders of the United States of America. It is one of the most important battles in the history of mankind. For if we lose this battle, the health and lives of millions of people will continue to be sacrificed to the insatiable greed of investment ‘business with disease’.If you want to hand over to your children and grandchildren a world in which heart disease, cancer and other diseases are largely unknown – then this is your moment to act!”