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Health freedom is the goal of many organizations and countless individuals, and the National Health Freedom Congress (NHFC) is bringing many of them together in one place to get to know each other. The 10th annual, three-day event will take place October 18-20 at the Hamline University Anderson Center in St. Paul. It is sponsored by the Minnesota-based National Health Freedom Coalition (NHFC).

The Congress is open to the public for registration. People can attend for the entire three-day event, interacting with national leaders that are having a lasting impact on our health care choices, or attend just the health freedom awards banquet and keynote speaker.

Keynote speaker, Brian Hooker, Ph.D., P.E., is the nationally-renowned health freedom citizen who investigated fraud and malfeasance in the Centers for Disease Control’s vaccine safety program, and, most recently, uncovered blatant scientific misconduct through the CDC whistle-blower Dr. William Thompson.

The cost is: $25 for the Keynote talk only on Tuesday evening; $60 for the Keynote talk and banquet; and $195 for all events Sunday through Tuesday.

Health freedom is the inalienable right of all people to access the health care products, practitioners, and truthful information that they need for their own health and well-being.

Groups are working on different facets of health freedom — protecting us from mercury in dentistry, electromagnetic radiation, and other toxic exposures. Others on ensuring the right of parents to have vaccine exemptions, or the right to choose alternative therapies for their children. Some organizations, like Minnesota-based National Health Freedom Action, are working to ensure the right of holistic practitioners to practice, and the Organic Consumers Association works to maintain organic standards, and ensure labeling of GMOs.

Thes National Health Freedom Congress and National Health Freedom Coalition were born out of the Minnesota movement in the 1990s to ensure consumer access to holistic practitioners. The successful passage of MN Statute 146A, which gave unlicensed practitioners an exemption from the medical practice act, led to calls from all over the country to Diane Miller, J.D., an attorney who was a key drafter and lobbyist of that bill. They were asking for help in passing similar legislation in their states. NHFC and NHFA were launched in 2001. Today, 10 states have a safe harbor or similar bill that protects access to holistic practitioners.

NHFC has a passion to increase solidarity in the broad spectrum of the health freedom movement.

“We all want to protect the right of people to have what they need to be well, and that sometimes means fighting for our right to choose our own healing path, to have accurate information, to decline treatments, or to avoid toxic substances,” Miller said.

For more information, visit www.nationalhealthfreedom.org/conferences/2015Conference.html, email judy@nationalhealthfreedom.org or call 608.295.3827.

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