James J. Gormley is an award-winning writer, editor and author.
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.
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.
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.
Gormley also shares with us the history of natural health in the United States, from its European origins, to its early clean-living advocates, to the health food movement it inspired.
Health at Gunpoint not only shines a light on how and why health foods and dietary supplements have been attacked since the early 1900s, but it also provides an international context for how, we as Americans, can view the future of dietary supplements and natural foods as part of enlightened approaches to optimal health.
It shows ways that our government agencies can work with Americans and not stand in the way of their full access to (and information about) health and health food products.
 Lyme disease is caused by a bacterial infection transmitted by a tick bite and is best treated early with antibiotics. However, many people suffer from chronic relapsing Lyme disease, which can cause a variety of physical and psychiatric symptoms: recurrent fever, fatigue, muscle and joint stiffness, poor coordination, lightheadedness, mood swings, and depression. In the “User’s Guide”, health authors James Gormley and Caren Feingold Tishfield, R.D., explain how to best avoid Lyme disease and how to benefit from safe treatments.
 We live in a toxic world – and there’s no escaping it. But each of us can take steps to enhance our body’s ability to detoxify pollutants, synthetic hormones, and cancer causing chemicals. The Benefits? A healthier life with a lower risk of developing debilitating diseases. This “User’s Guide” focuses on specific supplements, including herbs and vitamin-like substances, that help protect your body protect itself.
 In the Users Guide to Brain-Boosting Nutrients, leading nutritionist and author of the “Real Vitamin and Mineral Book” Shari Lieberman teams up with top nutrition writer and former editor of “Better Nutrition” magazine James Gormley to describe the best brain-boosting dietary supplements including vitamin E, ginkgo, amino acids, huperzine A, and acetyl-L-carnitine and how to use them safely and effectively to achieve optimum brain power.
 This title explains there are a number of things we can do to fend off memory decline and preserve the health of our brains, including maintaining proper diet, engaging in physical activity, and taking memory-boosting supplements such as phosphatidylserine or PS for short.
 In this breakthrough book for preventive medicine, Gormley, the award-winning editor of “Better Nutrition” magazine and one of America’s foremost experts on supplemental nutrition, draws on cutting-edge research from around the world to explain the benefits of DHA and other omega-3 fats. With rich insight and clear language, he traces the evolution of these studies and explains how to make DHA a beneficial part of one’s diet.