“I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
—Thomas Jefferson, September 23, 1800
When Congress created the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1906, it was intended that this vital agency would operate under principles of our Constitution. It was not the intention of Congress to create an agency that would encumber the health of our nation.
Recently, we have been discussing the paradigm shift in nutritional science facilitated by nutrigenomics. The Rubicon has been crossed and there is good news. For decades, we have been learning that much of our health is influenced by our genes, but, more recently, we began to understand that good nutrition can often override bad genes.