MDMA & PTSD. Empowering individuals to heal themselves.

Rick Doblin, PhD founded the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies in 1986 and joins Michael for a conversation about the history and effectiveness of psychedelic drugs in psychotherapeutic treatment. Essentially banned by federal law and regulation for decades, research in this promising field is resuming, with notable success in treating PTSD in soldiers using MDMA-assisted psycho-therapy. Learn more about this modality offering hope to those with this chronic illness, at http://mdmaptsd.org/.

FDA Assault on Access to Dietary Supplements

In 1994 Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) to protect consumers ability to purchase dietary supplements. Now 17 years later, the FDA is attempting to re-interpret this act and impose regulations that could shut down the dietary supplement industry. In this podcast, Michael Ostrolenk interviews James Gormley – Vice President and Senior Policy Adviser of Citizens for Health – about their efforts to stop the over-regulation of these popular medical products and organize the vast consumer and industry opposition to these draconian measures. The FDA states that this “guidance” will protect consumers, but in reality the opposite is true; it will harm them by preventing patients from obtaining effective treatments and remedies outside of the control of the medical industrial complex. After listening to the podcast, visit www.Citizens.org to learn what you can do to help.

Legislative efforts to empower consumers of healthy food and dietary supplements

Current and proposed FDA regulations concerning healthy food and dietary supplements hurt both the consumers & producers of these important goods. In this podcast, Darrell Rogers of the Alliance for Natural Health & host Michael Ostrolenk discuss two pending bills in DC that will effect the ability of Americans to improve their health through these non-pharmaceutical methods.  H.R. 1364, the Free Speech About Science Act, will allow consumers to more easily find scientific studies about supplements by lifting the FDA prohibition against manufacturers referencing this information.   In addition, Darrell talks about the dangerously vague sections of S. 216, the Leahy Food Safety Bill, that either need to be clarified or completely removed in order to protect supplement and food producers from unjustified Federal prosecution.

FDA “protecting” the public from locally grown, high quality food

Powerful corporate interests  have become proficient in colluding with the state to shield themselves from having to compete in the free market.    In this podcast, Deborah Stockton, Executive Director of the National Independent Consumers & Farmers Association speaks with Michael Ostrolenk about how the heavy-hand of government over-regulation is forcing many small, independent farms across the United States to close.  The FDA labyrinth of  “food safety” rules do not actually protect the public but rather protect the corporate farming industry from competition while restricting consumers’ access to high-quality, locally-grown food.

Energy Medicine – The Interface of Physics and Biology

In general, conventional medicine views the human body as a “bag of biomolecules” and ignores the energy and biofield aspects of life. This paradigm bias perpetuates a domination of pharmaceuticals used to mask symptoms rather than finding root causes and solutions to our illnesses. In this podcast, Michael Ostrolenk speaks with Beverly Rubik, PhD one of the pioneers in energy medicine. Dr. Rubik earned her PhD in biophysics from U.C. Berkeley, was an adviser at the NIH, and continues to conduct groundbreaking research into how subtle energy can heal. Michael and Dr. Rubik discuss FDA approved medical treatments based on energy medicine concepts and review empirical studies that demonstrate the relevance of the biofield to health and healing.

Action Steps to Restore Health Freedom

Government and and corporate interests are working overtime to assert global control over our health choices including natural solutions like vitamin supplements-even what kinds of food we eat. In this podcast Michael Ostrolenk speaks with one of the advocates opposing these increased intrusions into our lives.  Ralph Fucetola, JD, also know as “The Vitamin Lawyer” for his work assisting alternative practices navigate FDA and FTC regulations, is vice president of the Natural Solutions Foundation, the “Global Voice of Health & Food Freedom.”  Mr. Fucetola gives action steps we can take today to educate the decision makers in DC about these losses of freedom.  Michael and Ralph also discuss recent health care liberty developments regarding, Codex, IV vitamins, ear candling, and the swine flu vaccine.

Health Care Freedom Zones

The personal medical freedoms of Americans have been in many ways on the decline well before the signing of the PPACA last March and the result is often, tragically, lost lives.  Patients looking to innovative, possibly life-saving medical treatments are met by bureaucratic red tape created by government agencies like the FDA and state medical boards.  In this podcast, Benjamin Barr, J.D. of the Wyoming Liberty Group discusses with Michael Ostrolenk an innovative solution to resecure our lost rights – Health Care Freedom Zones.