Saturday, July 08, 2006

NHRI-A New Future for Dietary Supplement Research ... and for American Health

By James J. Gormley
Over the last couple of years I've had the opportunity to become involved in The Natural Health Research Institute (NHRI), an independent "body that supports research into dietary supplements and other science-based approaches in order to:

*promote research into science-supported approaches to optimal health and wellness;

*bring respected scientists and world-renowned thought leaders together at scientific forums and conferences to share their dietary supplement and related science-based research with other scientists and the public;

*study and promote the public health benefits and cost-of-care savings that can be achieved by widespread, responsible use of science-validated dietary supplements and related modalities; and

*encourage young scientists to engage in university-directed research into both dietary supplements and the public-health/pharmacoeconomic benefits that can be achieved to help developed and developing countries reduce the prevalence of chronic disease and its associated cost-of-care burdens.

The group is working hard to make sure that consumers, scientists, the media, policymakers and legislators are fully informed about the science-validated power and promise of dietary supplements and related natural approaches to improve health and reduce disease around the world.

Over the last few years, the NHRI has held groundbreaking conferences on vitamin E, good fats and nutrients reducing disease risk, in addition to shining a light on controversial and important issues, including media misinformation, and being quoted as an expert source in Forbes.

I am very excited about the future of this organization to unite the best science with the most promising nutrients to produce a healthier tomorrow for the U.S. and the world.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Welcome to The Gormley Files!

Welcome to my blog!

So where do we start?

Well, the guiding theme of The Gormley Files is

"My take (and your thoughts) on global health freedom, social and ecological justice, mainstream medicine and the politics of healing."

That is certainly a demanding course we've set in what are sometimes very turbulent seas.

From the historical underpinnings and guiding principles of the natural health movement through the Flexner Report, the Proxmire Vitamin Bill of the late 1970s, DSHEA (in 1994), Codex, the European Food Supplements Directive, global health and anti-hunger initiatives, environmental issues, GMOs, artificial sweeteners, and different perspectives of what is health and what is medicine.

I look forward to your checking back soon for my first "topic post" and, in the meantime, please check out

We have an exciting road ahead of us!
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