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CHERRIES AND WALNUTS FOR ARTHRITIS

I wish I could say that my best specific food and exercise combination will work for you. But I can't, perhaps not legally, and certainly not morally, because I don't know your situation. Maybe you will order, but not apply it. Maybe you won't be able to quit alcohol, pain medications, or street drugs. I can only say it worked for myself and my friend. (And my mom, and another friend.) I wish I could confidently and boldly say my food/exercise combination can "cure arthritis". But even if I had done clinical trials over thousands of people, the FDA would probably prohibit me from saying so on numerous grounds, such as I'm not a doctor, not a physical therapist, and/or foods can't cure diseases, or that there is no cure for arthritis, and/or if you list medical conditions that foods can help cure, then those foods must become classified as drugs. Fortunately, the FDA typically goes after people who sell the foods, more than those making claims.

FDA THREATENS CHERRY GROWERS!

http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2006/3/awsi/page-01 "the FDA has issued an edict that precludes cherry companies from posting scientific data on their websites"

"the FDA is greatly concerned that cherry companies are disseminating scientific data showing that cherries are more effective than FDA-approved drugs in alleviating arthritis inflammation and pain."

"The FDA is willing to throw cherry growers in jail for suggesting that their fruit may safely alleviate arthritis discomfort"

FDA THREATENS WALNUT GROWERS!

FDA says walnuts are Drugs!

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/07/fda-says-walnuts-are-drugs.aspx

"Diamond Food relayed health information about the omega-3 fats in walnuts on product packaging and also on their Web site, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) attacked.

Even though the information was entirely true, and backed by peer-reviewed scientific research."

The FDA letter goes on to list several health claims made by Diamond Foods regarding omega-3 fats, claims such as:

"Studies indicate that the omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts may help lower cholesterol; protect against heart disease, stroke and some cancers; ease arthritis and other inflammatory diseases; and even fight depression and other mental illnesses."

"The FDA stated in the warning letter3:

"Because of these intended uses, your walnut products are drugs… Your walnut products are also new drugs … because they are not generally recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced conditions. Therefore … they may not be legally marketed with the above claims in the United States without an approved new drug application."

According to the FDA:

http://www.fda.gov/Food/ComplianceEnforcement/WarningLetters/ucm202784.htm

The product makes claims that it will treat, prevent, or cure diseases such as heart disease, arthritis and cancer. These types of claims are not allowed on food products.

"The product label includes the nutrient claim, “excellent source of Omega-3+,” which has not been approved for use on food products."

It appears to me that the FDA's chilling effect on free speech regarding the health "claims" of benefits of many foods might actually be an incentive for those who don't sell those foods to talk about the "potential" health benefits of foods?

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