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IAHF List: E.Eyzatia, an Herbalife Distributor, is encouraging Herbalife to sue IAHF for expressing the opinion that this company and others are being lied to about Codex by CRN, a pharma dominated vitamin trade assocition. See her comments to me below along with my response and please forward this widely.
I find it utterly amazing how she is totally misreading what I am trying to say to not only her, but all ALL network marketing distributors working for CRN member vitamin companies because I'm doing them all a FAVOR (!!!) Please forward this to more network marketers working for Herbalife, Mannatech, Shaklee, Nuskin and GNLD because ALL are being lied to by CRN on the Codex issue- see HOW below. Distributors of these companies should read the riot act to their front offices over this.
WHAT TO DO: Americans: Please call your Senators via Capital Switchboard at 202-225-3121 to express opposition to the CAFTA and FTAA Trade Agreements- see http://www.stoptheftaa.org FTAA threatens to create a carbon copy of the EU dictatorship in our hemisphere.
This is the prime vehicle by which our vitamin laws would be harmonized to international standards- they're trying to follow the same pattern as in the EU. When you make your calls, use the arguments on the Stop The FTAA site, but add to them that you're a vitamin consumer and you TOTALLY OPPOSE harmonization of US law to Codex standards.
We have zero leverage over unelected bureaucrats at Codex, but we DO have leverage over our Congress and our state legislatures. Next week I am going to a meeting near Seattle. We're going to try to get the Utah language against FTAA through our legislature. Please to the same in your state to help send a mssg to Bush and to Congress that we oppose globalization.
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At 10:19 PM 4/1/2005, Incensed Herbalife Distributor "E EYZATIA" who fails to grasp the nature of my WARNING about CRN Lying to them About Codex wrote:
"Hello there; excuse me , I think you are pointing fingers where they do not belong."
To the contrary. I am expressing my opinion which is fully within my right to do. I am exposing CRN as a Pharma Dominated Vitamin Trade Association which is MISLEADING people such as yourself, and you should THANK me for telling you the truth which you aren't hearing from Herbalife. Herbalife is a member of CRN. You can check their membership right here and see for yourself:
Do you see BAYER, BASF, MONSANTO, CARGILL, WYETH, PFIZER in that membership list along with Herbalife, Shaklee, Mannatech, Nuskin, and GNLD? So do I- wouldn't you agree that this is a gross conflict of interest?
Do you see this press release titled "Consumers to Benefit As UN Body Successfully Moves Scientifically Grounded Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Standards to Final Steps" http://www.crnusa.org/PR04_110204jointCodex.html ?
So do I, and you know what? Its a LIE, look at this TABLE and PLEASE pull your head out of the SAND http://www.alliance-natural-health.org/_docs/ANHWebsiteDoc_145.doc
You, and every single distributor of Herbalife and every other vitamin company that belongs to CRN has been LIED TO on this issue. I am doing you a FAVOR, but you are apparently too blind to realize it. This table (above) shows the so called "Scientific Risk Assessment" which CRN is touting as a "Benefit to Consumers".
What is happening is that CRN is not telling its membership the TRUTH about what is going on. They haven't told you about the SECOND TIER of risk assessment which takes the "USL"s that you've heard about and WATERS THEM DOWN to a much LOWER set of numbers, which in some cases are even LOWER than the RDAs. Don't take my word for it, look at the table yourself right here: http://www.alliance-natural-health.org/_docs/ANHWebsiteDoc_145.doc
You think its a "Benefit to Consumers" to set the maximum potencies to just 225 mg for vitamin C, 4 mg for beta carotene, 1.3 mg for B1, 4.5 mg for B2, 17 mg for B-3?
Please explain how I am supposed to feel comfortable with only being allowed access to a 17 mg dose of Niacin (B-3) when I have a genetic need for it, and when it was one of the nutrients that saved my LIFE?
E.EYZATIA- HERBALIFE DISTRIBUTOR:
Let me remind you: Mark Hughes, was alone when he had to fight to keep Herbalife on the Map. Mark was a trail blazer, so it really is disgusting that you would drag this incredible, honest, reputible company into this mess. You have no idea what you are saying, when you use (slander) others names, like this. I recommend you stop. you will only make it harder for all.
You recommend I STOP trying to ALERT YOU that your company has been CONNED by CRN? It is YOU who have no idea of what YOU are saying!!! I am going out of my way to try to HELP your company, and if you had half a brain, you'd realize it. I am forced now to question your sanity. If you are able to look at the information I am sending, and still go into denial, there is something seriously wrong with you, and you'd better seriously ponder the truth of what I am trying to show you. I am not calling Herbalife a "bad" company. I am saying that Herbalife is a member of CRN and has been MISLED by them.
I am an independent Herbalife Distributor, because these products work. And because it is the most generous company in the world.
I never said they didn't work and I have never questioned the generosity of the company. If you think otherwise, show me where you think I have. All I have been trying to do is to WARN all CRN member companies that they have been and still ARE being LIED to on this issue by CRN which they're members of.
Actually, I would say these products are saving my life. But I won't make any medical claims. AND the FDA has been watching Herbalife since the company was founded in 1980. I have lost some respect for you now, sorry, but you just attacked ME. I have been trying to tell you to work it another way Mr. Hammill, but you just don't hear anyone else, but yourself. Get off the soap box.
IAHF: To the contrary, I have never attacked you. I have been trying to HELP you (!!!)
Sometimes I wonder why I bother when I get this sort of angry response by people such as yourself who haven't even made the effort to examine what I am saying about CRN.
Explain to me how you trust CRN given what I'm telling you here? Explain to me how and why you trust Monsanto, Bayer, BASF, etc and why you trust CRN given that it has allowed these multinational pharma giants into their membership? Given the factual information I have provided above which shreds the press release CRN has sent out calling Codex "good for consumers" I want you to tell me where you think I am wrong to try to WARN YOUR COMPANY that it is on the wrong path on this issue?
If you are only trying to defame a company that has worked hard to get to where it is to day, government approved in 59 countries. Each time, the products are tested by the Health Dept. If you don't consider this an asset to the people of the world, what do you consider. I will be forwarding this mess onto Herbalife. Others will too. Get Real. You are not the only one who is fighting for FREEDOM. Mark Hughes was fighting for Freedom, long ago, and he did not drag others name down. He had a lot of class that way.
An Independent Herbalife Distributor. and so proud of it.
Nowhere have I EVER put down Mark Hughes or Herbalife as a company. All I have done is question their JUDGEMENT in ACCEPTING the LIES being told to them about Codex by CRN which is calling Codex a "non issue" and which is claiming that Codex is "helping consumers".
Forward THIS to Herbalife, and let me know what their response is to what I'm saying, because I really want to know how they are justifying the LIES in this press release:
"Consumers to Benefit As UN Body Successfully Moves Scientifically Grounded Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Standards to Final Steps" http://www.crnusa.org/PR04_110204jointCodex.html in light of THIS information http://www.alliance-natural-health.org/_docs/ANHWebsiteDoc_145.doc
Despite occassional ranting from myopic distributors such as yourself, I am still TRYING to do you, and every single OTHER network marketer who distributes for Herbalife, Mannatech, Shaklee, Nuskin, and GNLD a FAVOR.
You might consider thanking me Eyzatia. Ditto for all of you OTHER network marketers who aren't hearing the truth on this issue from your respective companies because CRN and the Direct Selling Association aren't telling you the truth.
If anyone out there appreciates my efforts to piss into the wind on this issue, please help IAHF with a donation- we have a lobbying trip planned to DC at the end of April and need help to get there. I am going to a meeting near Seattle next week to try to drive a resolution against the FTAA through the Washington State legislature. I am doing all I can here with very little resources. The phone rings off the hook, and I have no one here to help answer it..... See address below, and PLEASE help IAHF get our timely message to more people before its TOO LATE: