Governments around the word prohibit consumers from receiving truthful information concerning disease prevention and treatment effects of nutrients. They censor that health information to protect drug companies from competition. The censorship sacrifices lives.
In this well-researched and insightful book veteran constitutional and administrative attorney Jonathan W. Emord traces the origins of free speech rights to the European Enlightenment. He explains the expansion of legal protections for those rights first in Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as the Royalists lost governing power to the Parliamentarians and then ultimately in the newly formed United States where the right to free speech became a part of the Constitution. He reveals how the Western legal principles supporting, and the tenets protecting, speech freedom can be applied globally to tear down the barriers to health information exchange and awaken consumer consciousness to the disease preventative and treatment effects of dietary ingredients.
Emord informs the read of the prior restrains on nutrient-disease information and on access to dietary supplements around the world–in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, and parts of Africa, South America, and Asia. The censorship takes place in every country that regulates drugs. He explains how drug regulation has created state sponsored international drug monopolies that enjoy a legally protected exclusive right to communicate therapeutic information. He reveals that this international monopoly has distorted consumer perception, causing people to regard government approved drugs (that can cause significant harm) to be the only means to prevent and treat disease when nutrition science establishes that dietary ingredients can be effective in disease prevention and treatment without serious side effects.
Emord explains not only how and why health information censorship is taking place but also gives the reader a roadmap for litigating and legislating against the censorship. If the proposals in this book come to be implemented, people the world over could well experience not only greater access to health information indispensable to the exercise of informed choice but also a significant decrease in the incidence of disease, and correspondingly greater longevity.