25 March 2008

The Humble Cherry in a Turnabout World

FDA Wages War on the Humble Cherry

March 29 is the beginning of the 96th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC.
While these vibrant pink and white blossoms appear, behind closed doors the FDA continues to silence those seeking to publicize the science-backed health benefits of Hashem’s foods.

This brings us to the delicious, juicy Cherry! Cherries are loaded with unique antioxidants and phytochemicals that have been shown in well-designed studies to promote health. In particular, anthocyanins (the redness of the cherries) have been known for their anti-inflammatory properties that have given relief to arthritis and gout sufferers.

In 2005 the FDA sent warning letters to 29 cherry companies demanding they stop publicizing studies supporting the cherries’ health benefits.

If a farmer says that cherries help those with arthritis, then a cherry becomes a DRUG, and they must file and gain approval on a New Drug Application. Non-compliance can bring criminal prosecution.

I guess prozac. NSAIDs, viagra, and the other poisons marketed as so-called cures are more wholesome than the humble cherry. The humble cherry grows because Hashem created it that way. No need to search the Amazon Forest and spend millions of dollars and umpteen years to help today’s arthritis and gout sufferers.

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