James Gormley has been a passionate, dedicated supporter and defender of American consumers’ access to health information since 1995. James has fought for national and international consumers on a wide range of issues, including: folic acid fortification, DHA for infant formula (he wrote the book DHA, A Good Fat in 1999 in support of this), access to meaningful health information via the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), access to organics, access to healthy foods via the National School Lunch Program, food irradiation, right-to-know GMO labeling, biodiversity, sustainable agriculture and many other issues.
James has dramatically taken on self-proclaimed “quackbusters” (on FOX-TV’s “Good Day New York,” 1996-2002) and anti-health-food-industry skeptics in testimony before the New York City Council (the NYC “ephedra hearing” on behalf of NNFA, Feb 10, 2000).
As Editor-in-Chief of Better Nutrition (1995 to 2002), James changed the editorial landscape of health magazine coverage in the U.S. by pioneering truly hard-hitting science-centered coverage, a focus later emulated by many industry health magazines.
Today, Gormley serves as Editor-in-Chief of a new health magazine, remedies (published by CCI, a division of IDG); he also directs regulatory affairs for Purchase, NY-based Nutrition 21, a nutritional bioscience company.
An award-winning journalist, consumer-health advocate and commentator, James has been a frequent guest on television (FOX-TV’s “Good Day New York,” “Bronx Talk,” and “Conversations With Harold Channer”) and national radio (“The Deborah Ray Show”). He is also a sought-after speaker on health and health-freedom issues, including the recent ALIVE! Expo in Atlanta, Georgia (April 2005) and the recent National Conference for Health Freedom Advocates, in Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 2005).
A U.S. delegate to a major health conference in China in 2001, he is the co-author of the User’s Guide to Detoxification (Basic Health, 2005), Health Benefits of Phosphatidylserine (Basic Health, 2005) User’s Guide to Brain-Boosting Supplements (Basic Health, 2004) and author of DHA, A Good Fat (Kensington/Zebra, 1999). James is the Senior Policy Advisor to Citizens for Health (www.citizens.org), is a Board Member of the Natural Health Research Institute and is a member of the Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship; in addition, he has served on the CRN Delegation to Codex Alimentarius and has gone to Paris (April 2005) and Rome (July 2005) representing the health-food industry and consumers.
Gormley has a regular editorial column on http://www.npicenter.com and is a respected natural products industry analyst and advisor to consumer health freedom groups worldwide.
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The Natural Solutions Foundation received the coveted Carlton Lee Award from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine at their annual meeting in Hilton Head, SC in October 2006.
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