Cheerios, a drug? That is, according to a recent posting by the FDA on their website. I've always known it to be drug addicting as in 'sugar cravings'. Now, I find out that it can also lower my cholesterol, treat a severe and debilitating disease-hypercholesterolemia, and all the while preventing and or treating any coronary heart disease that I may have. Well, 'shiver me timbers' Captain Crunch. Excuse me, while I tear down to my local sugar-market and buy me up a case of Cheerios. I can already hear the marketing jingle... "Sugary sweet, a tasty treat. Good for your health, now good for your heart".
Unfortunately, General Mills, the manufacturer, committed a no no. They promoted their cereal as a healthy food, while making health claims, and even citing health studies. According to the FDA's strict definition, only drugs can make those kind of health claims. The FDA is very clear, and in a tersely worded letter to General Mills, they make it very clear. They have two choices: They can apply to make their cereal a drug; or, change the claims they make on the box. They must immediately decide to do one or the other.
Poor General Mills, they are only the latest victim, in a long line of targeted victims, demonstrating the kind of control the FDA hopes to have over the health care system in the United States. Mostly, up until now, the FDA has targeted small health business type operations that simply offer health related products and or services. I'll just cite one example to wet your appetite for the type of power the FDA hopes to maintain over their already taxed and financially fragile health care system. I would prefer to call it what it truly is... nothing short of health care tyranny.
According to natural health advocate Mike Adams, of www.naturalnews.com, the FDA is going crazy. “On October 17, 2005, the FDA sent warning letters to 29 companies that market cherries. In these letters, the FDA threatened these companies with legal action and told them they had to remove the scientific information on their websites that described the health benefits of the natural medicines found in cherries, such as the anthocyanins that reduce inflammation for arthritis sufferers. According to the warped FDA logic that now seems to be standard, when cherry growers post scientific information about the health benefits of their cherries, they magically transform their cherries into drugs and therefore, as drugs, they must have FDA approval in order to sell them in the United States.” Read about it here for yourself: http://www.naturalnews.com/z019366.html
The good news in all of this-power-control-and tyranny, is that you can simply go down to your local organic supermarket, or organic food co-op, and buy yourself the best medicine nature can provide, real medicine, your body truly needs and truly craves. The FDA hasn't censored the purchasing and consumption of organically grown products...yet! And, I can also guarantee with 100% certainty, that you won't find any true health inside any commercial box of cereal, no matter what their stated claims. Sugar is still sugar. It is still unhealthy, no matter what other form their 'distracting' claims may take.