Fight For Your Health: Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America

Fight For Your Health:
Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America

by Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

  • "A must-read for anyone who wants the truth ... impeccable facts and enveloping prose."
  • "Every person in America who values their life and their health needs to read this book."

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Fight for Your Health is a stunning exposé into the secret world of the FDA, Wall Street, and drug companies. At stake is the health and well-being of all Americans. Adverse reactions, even deaths, are hidden while dangerous drugs are pushed on Americans, especially children—simply for profit. The FDA is actively attacking health freedom and seeking to eliminate natural health options. Arm yourself with invaluable information that will help you take charge of your health:

  • FDA working on behalf of drug companies
  • Mind-control through "mental health"
  • The true Codex story; health option control
  • Globalization at the expense of Americans
  • Poisoning us with our food and water
  • Your DNA in government computers

Fight for Your Health documents the scope and severity of prescription-drug fraud in America. It explains, for the first time, how Americans are prescribed billions of dollars' worth of drugs that have serious health consequences. It exposes the inappropriate and detrimental uses of bone drugs, brain drugs, and cholesterol-lowering medication.

Using drugs for prevention and to regulate behavior in children is a medical disaster, undermining the health of our nation. Medical doctors, under the influence of pervasive pharmaceutical marketing, rely on drug-based care for disease prevention and the treatment of people with dubious behavioral diagnoses. Our children are especially at risk: They are being exposed to a national clinical drug trial--an experiment with their brains that will have lifelong consequences.

The FDA has put into mothballs its federal mandate to protect the public. In order to foster drug sales, the FDA hides important medical data from the public and from doctors, including the risks of heart attacks, suicide, seizures, and serious mental-health debility. Even worse, the FDA has changed sides. They are actively undermining the rights of citizens to claim damages if injured by drugs. And they are seeking to remove safety barriers to drug testing. They are planning to expose many individuals to unproven drugs, a new form of human experiment.

President Bush has filled the top positions at the FDA with major promoters of drug sales. The priority of these men is to rush unproven drugs to market, for the financial benefit of Wall Street and Big Pharm.

The FDA is now actively involved in the drug-design business, using sophisticated software to assist pharmaceutical companies in drug development.

The FDA is utterly incompetent to monitor the safety of existing drugs on the market. They ignore the numerous adverse side effects that are reported from toxic drugs used for prevention. They are not able to inform the consumer public of the true risks or possible problems associated with almost any medication.

An example, detailed in Fight for Your Health, is the wide-spread use of statins for lowering cholesterol. These medications are portrayed to the public as safe and effective, when in fact they are among the most dangerous and health-deteriorating drugs that exist. Virtually all adverse side effects of statins, except severe muscle damage and death, are ignored by the FDA. Instead, the FDA promotes seriously toxic use of these these drugs—even for prevention.

At the same time that the FDA is fostering drug development and drug sales, they are actively working to suppress natural-health options which hold tremendous health-care potential, especially for prevention of serious problems. In fact, the FDA assists international efforts to ban the use of helpful nutritional options in America. They continue this effort, even though the majority of Americans fully support natural-health options. The FDA has become an aberrant police force, working against health, rather than protecting us.

Learn the details—empower yourself to Fight for Your Health.

About the Author

For over 20 years BYRON J. RICHARDS has helped thousands of individuals improve the quality of their health. He is a nationally recognized health expert, author, health freedom advocate, and frequent speaker and radio guest.

  • Author of Mastering Leptin and The Leptin Diet
  • Previously was a weekly guest on the Pat Miles Radio Show, WCCO (CBS Affiliate, MN)
  • National Radio Guest (California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Arizona, New Mexico, and more)
  • TV Health Expert (FOX News Live, CBS)
  • Intriguing Speaker – Richards has presented hundreds of educational classes to health professionals and individuals who want to take charge of their health!

Thomas Dorman, MD

Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards has managed to summarize a great deal of what is wrong with contemporary America As America leads the world in commerce, industry and governance,at least since the Second World War, the malaise, regrettably, is a worldwide phenomenon. On reading this book, I was amazed and delighted at the author's perspicacity in putting the problem of the FDA explicitly into the context of the corrupt environment in which we live. ... Before reviewing this book, as a now old physician, who has focused on health maintenance, positive healing, avoidance of drugs and toxicity for over two decades, and increasingly so; and, whose main interest during this time outside medicine has been the philosophical and historical evolution which Richards so well portrays, I have to admit that I have not read another exposé so well assembled. ... If you, gentle reader, are open minded, and interested in the truth, it is recommended you pay very close attention to all the details in this book.

Thomas Dorman, MD

Julian Whitaker, MD

Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist joins the chorus of those critical of modern medicine. He is right on key and harmonizes well. Modern medicine is far more dangerous and debilitating than helpful. The FDA is so corrupt it cannot be fixed. The large pharmaceutical companies are Satan's strongest outpost on earth. All is not lost, however. Byron opens the door to the treasure trove of safe, natural therapies. He has done you a service. Be thankful.

Julian Whitaker, MD

Founder, Whitaker Wellness Institute,
Author, Health & Healing newsletter

Jonathan V. Wright, MD

In 1992, FDA agents with guns drawn kicked in the doors of Tahoma Clinic in Washington State and arrested our injectable B-vitamins. In 1990, Sissy Harrington-McGill, owner of Solid Gold Pet Foods, El Cajon, California, was led into court in chains, sentenced to 179 days in prison, and fined $10,000 in a case brought by the FDA alleging "mislabeling" of natural dog food. Yet the makers of Vioxx, Baychol, and other FDA "approved" (but lethal) patent medications suffered no armed raids, no jail sentences, and no fines or even rebukes from FDA. In 1970, former FDA Commissioner Herbert Ley was quoted by the San Francisco Chronicle: "People think the FDA is protecting them—it isn't. What the FDA is doing and what people think it's doing are as different as night and day." Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist documents that this statement is just as true—if not more so—in 2006 as it was in 1992 or 1970.

Jonathan V. Wright, MD

Medical Director, Tahoma Clinic, Renton, Washington

Mark Sircus Ac., OMD

As director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) I am sent many books for review. Recently Fight for Your Health was sent to me and I recognized it at once as an important book that shows how inhumane an organization can get. As a warm up to the subject Richards tells us to try to imagine the targeting of small children with dangerous and expensive drugs and we begin to see the absolute horror of a medical system run amok, stewarded by the FDA. This is a very timely and important book that exposes a great threat to the public. This should be required reading in school and for all parents who are interested in protecting their children from harm. Its enough to boil your blood and get you ready to storm FDA headquarters!

Mark Sircus Ac., OMD

Director International Medical Veritas Association

Elissa Meininger

Reading this book was a stunning experience for me. While I have read extensively about the history of the development of the American health care industry and have written and lectured on the subject for many years, I’ve never encountered anyone who has grasped the underlying issues more soundly than Richards has. What he has done is not only pull together bits and pieces of information about often shocking events that many of us are familiar with, but he has also placed all this information into a much broader context. Thanks to Richards, we now can see the FDA as nothing more than a bit-player in a much larger picture which is only now just beginning to emerge, and which has nothing to do with improving our health.

Elissa Meininger

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Scott Tips

Hope, betrayal, and death - you can find all of these elements of a successful novel in this book - the only thing is, they are not fictional, they are real. And they have happened and are still happening to you and me. Fight For Your Health gives us a thorough but very readable look at the FDA and all that is going wrong with health and healthcare in our country. Read this book and then take the title to heart.

Scott Tips

Codex delegate & Legal Counsel for the National Health Federation

G.F. Gordon, MD DO MD (H.)

Should you read Fight For Your Health? Yes! Yes! Yes! It tells you what is going wrong and without this information you can not hope to salvage our health care system or maintain your own optimal health. Your life depends on your being fully informed, and nothing I have seen in my extensive research has documented how out of control the system is as clearly as this well-written book, which I could hardly put down. If you value the life of your loved ones, you will read this cover to cover and then show it to your friends, as without the extensive references, none of them will believe what is going on. Natural Products and Alternative Medicine are major threats to "status quo" medicine. They have a plan and I guarantee YOU won't like it.

G.F. Gordon, MD DO MD (H.)

Dr. Gordon is on the Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners for Arizona and is Co-Founder of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). He is Founder/President of the International College of Advanced Longevity (ICALM) and Board Member of International Oxidative Medicine Association (IOMA). He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for The National Foundation for Alternative Medicine.

Andrew W. Saul

"The only person today with a true vested interest in your well being is you.", writes Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist in Fight for Your Health, and he is right. His book is a spirited defense of health freedom. Well supported with hundreds of references, it is also an energetic counter-offensive against the pharmaceutical medicine monopoly. I recommend reading Fight for Your Health right now, before the FDA either makes the book require a prescription or bans it outright.

Andrew W. Saul

Assistant Editor, The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine

Taffy Brandt

Having been exposed to so much greed, destruction, and death in the media for so many years, you can become emotionally numb. But after reading Byron J. Richards' Fight for Your Health you will be wide awake and questioning: exactly what is the FDA's purpose? To protect citizens or to help build a medicated environment where all citizens are tagged and tracked like cattle? Think that this is not happening now? Then you definitely need to read this book.

In Fight for Your Health not only is the current state of the FDA, Big Pharma and government laid out but it also includes some history of how we have progressed to end up where we are today. We can no longer just shake our heads and say, What can I do? The information included in this book is vital to all.

Thank you, Byron, for putting yourself on the line with pen to paper. Hopefully, this time the pen is truly mightier than the sword.

Taffy Brandt

Operations Manager & Advocate
American Association for Health Freedom

Kevin P. Miller

I've often stated that if people knew how deeply the FDA's bias affects healthcare delivery in America they would demand an immediate change from top-to-bottom. Byron J. Richards' book Fight For Your Health: Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America provides that proof, while demonstrating that the FDA acts on behalf of corporate interests — not for the public good. This book exposes how the FDA poses as a healthcare regulatory agency while doing the bidding of multinational food and drug companies. It is a must-read for anyone who wants the truth delivered with impeccable facts and enveloping prose.

Kevin P. Miller, International award-winning Writer/Producer


Leo Cashman

A Call to Stand Up for Health and Health Freedom

Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist has come out with his long-awaited expose on dangerous drugs and an FDA-pharmaceutical juggernaut that is out of control. This unholy juggernaut, a product of the worsening political corruption of our times, threatens to tighten the screws on our basic health freedoms and our very ability to remain healthy. Parallels drawn between the loss of health freedom and personal freedoms in Germany under Hitler and the steady erosion of those same freedoms in America today should raise concern in every thinking person. As a leading health educator, Richards intersperses his critique with helpful information on how the body naturally functions and what it really needs. It is well worth reading. My hope is that, together, we can stand up to protect our health and health freedom; this book can show the way.

Leo Cashman, Executive Director of DAMS, Intl, a non-profit group that educates the public on dental mercury and other ways dentistry may affect health.

John C. Hammell

Fight for Your Health by Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist conveys an urgent message that we must work together to rein in an out-of-control FDA, while simultaneously taking steps to safeguard our own health. In 1906 Harvey W. Wiley, MD developed the idea of the FDA with only the best intentions of safeguarding the public health. In 1933 he published a book titled The History of a Crime Against the Food Law which documented how the Agency had become corrupted by the same special interests it was intended to regulate.

Seventy-three years after Wiley's expose went largely unheeded by Congress, Richards has provided us with an equally useful tool in Fight For Your Health: Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America. Richards clearly illustrates that the FDA has abandoned its public health mission and is acting like a trade association for pharmaceutical interests to protect them from unwanted competition while taking their cues from Wall Street. In Chapter 8, Richards exposes a secret government population control agenda, long hidden under a veil of "National Security". He reveals that while this agenda was at first applied strictly to third world countries, through the FDA’s policies we can see that its now being applied to the entire world via globalization.

In Chapters 22-23 Richards discusses the immense threat posed by the FDA's collusion with the UN’s Codex Alimentarius Commission to ban consumer access to dietary supplements and he explains how corrupt vitamin trade associations are lying through their teeth on this issue as they aid and abet the FDA.

Harvey W. Wiley is surely rolling in his grave. Will enough people wake up and take the necessary actions to stop this rogue agency before it kills even MORE people than it already has?

Public pressure is necessary to insure that the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee holds separate hearings to delve deeply into every FDA scam Richards reveals: Genetically engineered foods, toxic fluoride and other dangerous unregulated toxins in our drinking water, the fraudulent approval of dangerous drugs, the attack on safe dietary supplements, the FDA's illegal efforts through the UN's Codex Alimentarius Commission to ban consumer access to vitamins and minerals within the therapeutic range world wide.

Richards' book sounds a clarion call, a call to arms. We ignore it at our peril.

John C. Hammell

President International Advocates for Health Freedom

Stephen Levine

This book is clearly a call to arms. We act now or loose some of our most basic freedoms, to health and life.A bold action, on the part of the public is needed or we will loose these basic freedoms. The last three chapters should be carefully read by anyone in America desiring to defend their future access to dietary supplements and especially by CEO's of vitamin companies, health food stores and alternative medical practitioners. They address the Codex vitamin issue and the related threat posed by regional harmonization. As the FDA is engaged in practices contrary not in the interest of the American public whom they are to serve and protect. They are conferencing with their regulatory counterparts in Mexico, via the Trilateral Cooperation Charter, generating a direct assault on our sovereignty and on the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. The supplement industry must stop listening to bad advice coming from the pharma-dominated vitamin trade associations and start taking their cues from International Advocates for Health Freedom and allied organizations and must immediately work together to demand congressional oversight of FDA's questionable actions which are not mandated by any Act of Congress. FDA is clearly working with their counterparts in Canada and Mexico to craft one HARM-onized set of Food and Drug Regulations for all three countries as part of an effort to force into a planned North American Union patterned after the EU. This is obviously an incremental move toward harmonization with excessively restrictive CODEX dictates. NOTHING gives the FDA the RIGHT to do this, and we must speak out NOW!

Stephen Levine, PHD.

Arline Brecher

Finally, here's the one book health freedom activists need to convince friends and colleagues that there is a desperate need for those of us who know the truth to get together in effective political action. The information is convincing for those who have not been aware of the tremendous dangers we face from our own government agencies and provides guidance for those alarmed at how seriously the dangers have progressed in recent years. Read the book and tell all you know that the "real terrorists" in this world are to be found in our own federal agencies.

Arline Brecher

Author of best-selling Forty Something Forever, health radio personality and long time health freedom activist.

Spice Williams-Crosby

Apathy will be the death of our health freedom! It's time to get educated about the FDA being a financial whore to the pharmaceutical companies. We need to take back our human rights. Educated people make educated decisions. Byron J. Richards' Fight For Your Health gives us a dose of reality by exposing us to the truth about our devious system. We no longer have a healthcare system in this country, but rather a sickcare system. Fight For Your Health should be mandatory reading for every person on planet earth who hopes to maintain their health freedom and not fall prey to an evil industry who has manipulated the rules to suit their own murderous greed!

Spice Williams-Crosby, BSc, MFS, CFT

Gayle Eversole

I encourage everyone to read Byron J. Richards' informative book. As a longtime health freedom advocate I am aware of the issues he addresses. What it does is make the key issues facing people today easily understandable, and encourages action. While all of the information is important, Chapter 20, Whatever Happened to All The Thinking Doctors, clearly identifies a major problem. In today's health industry the patient is frequently told by doctors that "we don't know what is wrong with you." This lack of availability to thinking doctor rings home to me. I see this daily in my work when I am thanked by clients who ask me why the doctor could not give them the information they needed and help them regain control over their health.

Gayle Eversole, DHom, PhD, MH, NP, ND

Founder and Director, Creating Health Institute and author of The Road to Health Natural Care Series

Reviews & Quotes

"Fight for Your Health goes beyond the conventional thinking of modern medicine and details the atrocities committed by the ones appointed to protect us- the Food and Drug Administration. Richards exposes our governmental agencies, as well as the political leaders themselves, as power brokers. Their decisions regarding our health protect industry profits, not American health. Read this book and see just how far the rabbit hole goes!"

-- Jason Krueger
Fluoride Action Network Minnesota Representative

"Fight for Your Health is a must read for those of you concerned with maintaining optimal health by using supplemental nutrition in acceptable quantities. Big Pharma and the FDA have other plans to insure your costly and early demise."

-- Roger A.

"This book will answer your questions and thoughts that you have had, even while you were growing up. Understanding how all of this started and why it is the way it is now. Understand how the world works. Excellent book!"

-- Jeanine C.

" If you ever had any doubts about taking charge of your own health--this book will confirm that it is a must do! Chock full of information regarding prescription medicine, this book lets you know how you are probably being poisoned and how your physician is allowing it. There are three very important chapters regarding "statin" drugs (cholesterol-lowering) that you shouldn't miss. It is shocking what the FDA is allowing. While some of the pages can be skimmed over because they are so factual, most of it holds your attention because of the scare factor! The very first page grabbed me--the FDA is now funded by the drug companies. "

-- Anne R.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 / The Storyteller
Chapter 2 / Does One Life Matter?
Chapter 3 / The New Childhood Drug Culture
Chapter 4 / The FDA has Changed Sides
Chapter 5 / The New-Look FDA
Chapter 6 / Lessons Never Learned
Chapter 7 / Following the Pied Piper
Chapter 8 / In the Name of National Security
Chapter 9 / The Rise of Corporate Globalism
Chapter 10 / The Logic of Moral Righteousness
Chapter 11 / The Skull and Bones
Chapter 12 / Mind Control, Drugs, and National Security
Chapter 13 / How the Military has Poisoned Our Water
Chapter 14 / The Corporate Poisoning of America
Chapter 15 / Experimenting with Our Food Supply
Chapter 16 / Fluoride, the Classic Example of Fraud
Chapter 17 / Medicine Stands on Shaky Ground
Chapter 18 / The Illusion of Bone Drugs
Chapter 19 / Death by Statin
Chapter 20 / Whatever Happened to Thinking Doctors?
Chapter 21 / Taking Charge of Your Own Health
Chapter 22 / The FDA Plans to Eliminate Useful Supplements
Chapter 23 / Controlling the Supplement Industry
Chapter 24 / We Can Win


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