I am not a political person, and truly believe that it is far too late in time to solve problems with politics. Perhaps our problems are indeed caused by politics. I have no comment on the “Jobs, jobs, jobs” situation and frankly see a vivid comparison between the partisan posturing in Washington and the World Wrestling Federation, loads of threats and choreographed conflicts with no real change and more of the same problems.
As a natural health consultant and spiritual coach I am qualified to comment on some of the unreported developments of the day: Criminalization of natural products and jailing people for selling raw milk are only two examples. Now it appears the FDA is preparing to twist an interpretation of the very law that protects the right to sell and use dietary supplements to virtually shut down the natural food sector with foolish regulations. Even a casual observation will show that more and more over the counter pharmaceutical products are repackaged products from the health food stores. Glucosamine/chondroitin, Omega 3 oil, St John’s Wort, 5-HPT and acidophilus are a few examples of natural products that are being packaged as over the counter pharmaceuticals. A similar casual observation reveals that the FDA is not only a revolving door for the industry it is supposed to regulate, it is also a marketing “bitch” for the pharmaceuticals. Of course, they want to ban a product that can help us stay healthy for a few cents in favor of repackaging the same product as a “scientific wonder” for big bucks. Health is not complicated; nutrition, love and gratitude. Health is also inexpensive. Treating illness is an industry that is threatened by health, natural health. There is little we can do in the political arena to stop the monsters that control it, but it is liberating to let those who are misusing the powers of the beast know that we are not fooled. Our best hope for survival is in prayer and meditation. The world becomes what we believe.
After 30 years as a broadcast journalist, Gene Ladd redirected his journey into herbs, nutrition and energy medicine to become a faith and energy counselor. He writes and speaks on the power of thought and the primacy of consciousness.