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As Editor-in-Chief of Better Nutrition magazine, he was part of a small cadre of journalists who helped change the editorial landscape of natural products industry magazines by pioneering science-centered coverage.

James headed up regulatory and scientific affairs for Nutrition 21, where he managed U.S. and global regulatory submissions. In addition to having served as a U.S. journalist delegate to an Oldways conference on cross-cultural food issues in Beijing, China, he attended FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius meetings in Paris and Rome as part of the U.S. trade delegation.

James J. Gormley is an award-winning writer, editor and author.

He also served as the Editorial Director of the Vitamin Retailer magazine group, where, in his monthly editorials, James regularly shined a light on supplement misinformation.

He has continued to be a regular columnist for Vitamin Retailer and Nutrition Industry Executive magazines, in addition to serving on the editorial advisory board for Nutritional Outlook magazine.

James is a voting member of the NSF Joint Committee on Dietary Supplements, a Scientific Advisory Board member of the Natural Health Research Institute (NHRI), and the Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor of Citizens for Health.

He has provided testimony or remarks at the local level (NYC Council), U.S. government level (FDA, College Park, Maryland), and international level — at Codex.

James has been an unflagging crusader for both consumers and the responsible core of the supplement industry, and has always sought to build bridges between both.

His newest health-politics book is Health at Gunpoint: The FDA’s Silent War Against Health Freedom. His five previous books include the User’s Guide to Brain-Boosting Supplements.

James is considered a natural products industry thought leader and an expert in dietary supplements and ingredients, nutritional supplement regulations and the natural products industry.

James Gormley

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James is considered an expert in dietary supplements and ingredients, nutritional supplement regulations and the natural products industry. His clients include finished product manufacturers, suppliers, media companies and agencies.

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The Gormley Files covers health politics, nutrition, health policy, and all topics related to dietary supplements and nutritional ingredients --- with some inspiration thrown in for good measure.

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Award-winning health and medical writer, blogger, editor and author, as seen in such magazines as “Vitamin Retailer,” “Nutrition Industry Executive,” “Better Nutrition,” “Remedies,” “Natural Products INSIDER,” “Nutraceuticals World,” “WholeFoods,” “Nutritional Outlook” and “Delicious Living!”

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Health at Gunpoint

The FDA’s Silent War Against Health Freedom

By James Gormley

“Health at Gunpoint” brings into clear focus the silent war being waged by the FDA against American consumers.

The FDA was established in 1906 to protect the U.S. public from mis-branded and adulterated foods and drugs. While the original intent may have been honorable, over the years the mission has become tainted by lobbyists and money.

In “Health at Gunpoint”, award-winning health writer James Gormley presents a history of this Federal agency’s long-standing battle against health products and examines some of its most controversial decisions and the troubling reasons behind them.


James Gormley

James Gormley is an award-winning health-and-medical journalist, editor, blogger and author.

His sixth book, Health at Gunpoint: The FDA’s Silent War Against Health Freedom, earned him the “Excellence in Health Journalism Award” from Emord & Associates in 2014.

His five other books include the  User’s Guide to Brain-Boosting Supplements and the User’s Guide to Natural Treatments for Lyme Disease.

Gormley received 3 medical blogging honors in 2010: “One of the Best Dermatology Blogs” (Plastic Surgery Practice); “Top 6 Dermatology Blogs” (Dr. Bertalan Mesko,; and the HAL Medical Blog Award for “Must-Read Blog in Health & Medicine.”

From 1997 to 2001, he received multiple GAMMA awards for his health commentaries in Better Nutrition magazine from the University of Georgia School of Journalism.

He regularly writes for numerous natural products industry magazines — including Nutrition Industry Executive and Vitamin Retailer magazines — and is considered an expert regarding dietary supplements and ingredients, nutritional supplement regulations and the natural products industry.