Since July 30th, 2015, The Health Factory, producer of nano-minerals and noble metals, was mandated by the Dutch Food and Drugs Authority (NVWA) to cease recommending its noble minerals, namely nano silver, gold and platinum, for internal use. Following this mandate, The Health Factory has modified the labels of these products.

Why has Dutch legislation mandated this rule while noble minerals have been used for centuries?

Since ancient times, precious metals have been used for health benefits. The best-known noble metal is silver, which has even been a regular medicinal product in colloidal form prior to the advent of antibiotics. To this day a lot of research has been done in this field. Even gold and platinum have a long history in both traditional and mainstream (allopathic) medicine.

For decades, precious metals have been on the Dutch market, but like many other natural remedies such as anthroposophic and certain homeopathic medicines, many medicinal herbs and recently medicinal cannabis oil, they are likely to disappear from the scene. It seems that the very resources that can replace regular medication, are being attacked.

Who determines what is allowed and what is not, and on what basis?

In 2002, the EFSA (the European Food Safety Administration – the European public authority which is responsible for the safety of food and drugs), was established. They determine, among other things, the safety of food additives, pesticides and the components of dietary supplements. They decide whether scientific evidence is “relevant” and whether certain foods, nutrients and statements about nutrition (substances) are allowed or not.

It seems at first sight, that the interest into the health and well-being of Europeans has been the primary purpose of the members of EFSA. In reality though, this unfortunately turns out to be quite different. The conflict of interest of the EFSA has already many times been exposed. Members of the Authority are often coming from industries who have a vested interest in the decisions of the EFSA, namely the pharmaceutical industry, the food industry and the chemical industry. After these people have worked for the EFSA where lobbying is a wholesale affair, they return to the companies they came from, armed with connections within the Authority to continue to exert their influence.

A glaring example that our health is not their highest priority is evidenced by the approval of the toxic sweetener aspartame. Despite the plethora of reports and complaints that demonstrate the dangers of aspartame, EFSA approved its use. The EFSA refused to examine studies other than those from the producer of aspartame, Monsanto. In the book Deadly Lies – Physicians and Patients Misled by CF van der Horst, you can read in detail about the corruption within industry, government and science.

The Codex Alimentarius is a global advisory committee, whose directives are implemented as law. The Codex has been around since the ’60s and ensures that the industry decides what we should eat; what’s in it and what’s not in it, what we have to swallow when we are sick and what we cannot swallow.

Since the Codex Alimentarius’ Codex Guideline on Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements has been introduced, it’s being made increasingly difficult for the consumer to freely choose natural medicines and dietary supplements that are both preventive and curative. The Codex Alimentarius and EFSA seem to influence each other and have demonstrated several times to adopt each other’s directives. They use the principle that “anything not specifically permitted, can be prohibited without cause.” And so it happened with precious metals.

Exorbitant fines are being handing out to health professionals who make claims on “paper” that are not allowed according to the EFSA, even though there is ample evidence of proven effects. The amount of information listed on a product is enormously curtailed. Even a general information flier about a product is not allowed to be placed next to that product if it carries a claim which has not been approved by the EFSA.

The precious metals are not included in the official list of “allowed nutrients” so, by EFSA’s logic, are forbidden. The scientific evidence is apparently not considered “relevant.” However, the products themselves are of great relevance and can easily compete with some of the best-selling regular medications, such as antibiotics and antidepressants. You can well imagine that large multinationals would do anything to suppress these kinds of products.

In all, your health is simply a matter of money and revenue.

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