- Jeff - Here's something interesting: according to the
FDA, cherries are now drugs.
- I've been looking into tart cherry juice concentrates
today. I've found that there is one type that contains all sorts of natural
antioxidants, plus a bunch of other good stuff, including melatonin and
more. This type of cherry is called the Montmorency cherry.
- People are taking the concentrate or eating the cherries for
pain which about 2/3 of the US now has due to fluoride poisoning...and
those savvy to the cherry benefits are discontinuing prescription
drugs as a result. They're claiming it's also healing all sorts of things,
including cancers, gout, arthritis.
- Looking closer, nearly all of the many companies
I looked into this afternoon have received WARNING letters from the FDA
stating that because of their claims about the healing properties of tart
cherries, the cherry juice and/or cherries are therefore considered
to be a "drug," and the vendors must file a "New Drug Application."
What crap is this!!!!!!!!
- Big pharma must be very, very scared about tart cherry
juice. I am, therefore, going to order some right away.
- Here are two examples of FDA letters - note
that they specifically cited the suggestion that the consumer can
stop taking prescriptions if they will begin taking tart cherries in some
- Anyway, it appears that as long as food is empty of all
nutrients, then it is "food" - but if it has any health-promoting
nutrients or benefits at all, then it is considered a new drug
in the US, hence a "New Drug Application" must be made.
- Here's the list of all of them, dated 2005. The firms are
all still advertising the same health benefits on their sites, so I guess
they've given the FDA a Bronx raspberry re the Montmorency cherry scandal.