Hi Folks,

The Campaign for Truth in Medicine requires your help urgently over the next day or so to help the Alliance for Natural Health fight a landmark initiative in the European Court which threatens the freedom of choice in healthcare for all European citizens. Please read Dr Robert Verkerk’s letter below, and then pen the required e-mails off without delay. If you are an ex-patriot Brit, still write in. This is one of the most important things we all need to do this year.

Many thanks for your help!

Phillip Day



Please pass on this message to your friends – distribute as widely as you can to UK contacts.

We are sending this message to seek your urgent assistance with the campaign to stop the EU Food Supplements Directive’s proposed ban on 75% of vitamin and mineral forms, found in some 5000 products currently sold in UK health stores and via practitioners.

We will be in the European Court in Luxembourg on 25 January defending our landmark case to overturn the ban.

On the same evening of our case, this coming Tuesday, to coincide with the legal action being taken in Luxembourg, Conservative MP Chris Grayling and Labour MP Kate Hoey will lead a cross-Party effort to force the Government to renegotiate the Directive and end the threat to most bio-available forms of vitamins and minerals in the UK.

The Opposition have given up half a day of the time allocated to them for this debate, and it will provide an opportunity for MPs to vote against the Directive and to instruct the Government to go back to Brussels and renegotiate its provisions.

We need your help. We need to put as much pressure on MPs as possible to vote with us on Tuesday. Please can you send an email to your own MP at Westminster over the weekend or before Tuesday lunchtime urging them to back the motion and to oppose the Directive.

The email address for MPs works in the following way: the surname and the initial followed by @parliament.uk. So John Reid, the Health Secretary's email address would be [email protected] and the Junior Minister involved, Melanie Johnson's would be [email protected].

You might like to send an email to both of them as well.

If you don't know who your MP is, please go to: http://www.locata.co.uk/commons/ and type in your postcode.

Please give us your help. The Alliance for Natural Health, and its collaborating organisations in Europe and around the world, are in the last-chance saloon for leading-edge food (dietary) supplements. We have to get the UK Government - who are opposing our case in the European Court -to listen.

And if they won't, we need to let them know how angry we are.

Thanks in anticipation of your help.

Dr Robert Verkerk

executive director

Alliance for Natural Health

[email protected]