Uniform Nutrient Dosing is Poor Medicine:
One-Size Fits All is Poor Government
If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in a sorry state as the souls who live under tyranny. Thomas Jefferson
If you went out to the mall to buy a dress, pants or a shirt, you would be stunned if you entered a store and they only had one size. If you went into fifteen clothing stores and found they also only had one size, the same size, you would be quite shaken.
It seems that nutrient amateurs, naturally working for sterile and narrow 1980's government agencies, are well on their way to establishing a uniform recommended nutrient guidelines. This would largely control the products that are produced, and not allow for massive diversity between human beings.
Below is an example posted with permission of some of the reported recommendations from different world agencies.
Why Nutrient Harmonization is Flawed
... The real problems occur when Upper Safe Limits (USLs) are moderated to Maximum Permitted Levels (MPLs). Only one organization in the world has performed this task, the German Risk Assessment Institute (BfR). Could you live with the BfR levels [in the black box] below Ð as maximum permitted daily levels?
As someone researching and writing on nutrients in health, it is absolutely amazing any scientist or government official could presume to know what is the best nutrient program for "a population," when each person in the community could very likely benefit from tailored dosing. This is excessive control in an area we do not need control. It is overbearing, presumptuous, constricting and poor medicine.
A number of respected and creative nutritional experts have written about their concerns about flawed data used for these anti-nutrition positions. Consumers would learn a great deal about nutrition from reading this interesting summary.
These writers are communicating with all types of people, since this is not meant to be a divisive issue, but to unify. In 1994 vitamin consumers generated the largest volume of mail to Congress on any issue in the HISTORY of Congress when American's passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, according to John Hammell. He explains that global trade is being linked with nutrient harmonization, which destroys your rights to health care options in the nutrient market. He offers as an example: "harmonization to an excessively restrictive global trade guideline for vitamins and minerals [was] just finalized on July 4th 2005 at the 28 General Session of the UN's Codex Alimentarius Commission."
James Schaller, MD