August 1997 as a
Natural Health Coalition (MNHC) was founded in order to ensure the
consumer’s access to the kind of health care he/she wants. MNHC is
recognized by the IRS as a 501©(3) tax exempt organization and
contributions to MNHC are tax deductible.
At the time of its formation, there was strong concern about the powers
of the state medical board to shut down unlicensed health care
practitioners in the state, such as homeopaths, herbalists, massage
therapists and body workers of all kinds, traditional naturopaths and
naturopathic physicians, and others. Because the definition of the
“practice of medicine” is overly broad, such unlicensed practitioners
were vulnerable to being accused of engaging in the “practice of
medicine” even though they did not hold themselves out as being engaged
in the practice of medicine and they did not do the kinds of things that
physicians typically do.
The health freedom problem for the unlicensed practitioners was largely
addressed by legislation that was enacted in year 2000 and that carved
out a “safe harbor” within which the unlicensed practitioners could
practice as long as they didn’t infringe on the practice territory of
physicians, dentists and other licensed practitioners and as long as
they disclosed their training and education to their clients. The
successful passage of the safe harbor approach galvanized a national
health freedom movement to promote the same kind of innovative reform in
Today, MNHC continues its educational work on behalf of natural,
alternative health and health freedom and carries out a number projects
that fit in with its mission. It works to:
- Educate the public on the meaning and value of Chapter 146A
protects our unlicensed practitioners’ right to practice (without their
needing to fear being charged with the practice of medicine without a
- Educate the public on the hazards of vaccinations, with an
emphasis on toxic ingredients in the flu vaccines, such as Thimerosal, a
deadly mercury compound,
- Educate the public on safer, more natural alternatives to toxic,
ineffective, and dangerous vaccinations. Alternatives such as good
nutrition, vitamins, minerals and other health enhancing supplements, and homeopathy, are generally safer and, long term, healthier and more effective than vaccinations are.
- Educate the public on the hazards of fluoridation of the drinking water, noting that fluoride is a very toxic element and that water fluoridation involved the addition of hazardous wastes into a city’s drinking water. Informed people generally view water fluoridation as a scam, and the world’s top fluoride research scientists lead in the opposition to water fluoridation.
- One project is a series of monthly public meetings in
second Tuesday evening of every month except for August and December,
when it does not meet. See the web site www.lifeunlimited2.org for upcoming events.
- Another MNHC project is a series of monthly public meetings in
second Saturday evening of the months; it hears a presentation on some
health or health freedom topic of interest, followed by a raw food
potluck for those who want to stay for that. E-mail the raw food group via firstname.lastname@example.org (you can receive the meeting notices by e-mail) or call 651-644-4572 to provide an address at which to receive notice of these meetings.
Current MNHC Board members are:
Lee Beaty, President ortho-bionomy, body worker practitioner
Jerri Johnson, Vice President homeopath
Leo Cashman, Secretary, Treasurer dental- health educator (works with DAMS)
Eugenia McGrath nurse and anti-mercury activist
Christina Abel nurse and vaccine awareness educator
David Eide traditional naturopath
Contact information: call any of these natural health, health freedom leaders
Lee Beaty 612-721-7108
Leo Cashman 651-644-4572, or e-mail dams @ usfamily.net
Jerri Johnson 651-688-6515, or e-mail email@example.com
Suggested membership dues are $25 per year and contributions of any size are welcome. Checks may be made payable to: MNHC. MNHC is a 501©(3) tax exempt organization and contributions are tax deductible.