Health Freedom Advocacy Legends
Clinton Ray Miller
Clinton Ray Miller, the Father of Health Freedom, passed away on July 24, 2013, in Cedar City Utah, surrounded by his family. Clinton was born on March 14, 1921, and lived his life as a devout Mormon and health freedom activist. He left this world on Utah’s Pioneer Day, the state holiday commemorating the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. Clinton Ray was the pioneer of all pioneers, working to protect health freedom for all Americans. His conviction that “Health Freedom is second only to Religious Freedom” was the foundation of his life’s work.
In his own 2003 words, Clinton, the eternal story-teller, describes his entry into the politics of health freedom: “My life as a health freedom activist started about 50 years ago in Salt Lake City, Utah. I started one of the first health bakeries in the United States. I called it Clinton’s Wheat Shop. My motto was “The Whiter the Bread, the Sooner You’re Dead”. It was printed in bold letters on the back of my truck and on the label of every loaf of bread we sold. We made 100% whole wheat “HEALTH BREAD”. We ground the wheat fresh every day on stone burr mills. It was made without any preservatives”
Clinton began his public freedom work when a Utah health food store asked him if he would debate fluoridation with the Head of the Utah State Dental Health Division. He became a well-spoken and ardent anti-fluoridationist with 8 years of success in Utah.
In 1961 Clinton was invited to represent National Health Federation in Washington DC and moved his family there and became their star lobbyist. Leaders attribute the successful passage of the Proxmire bill after a 17 year battle to Clinton Miller. The bill protected Vitamins from drug dosage regulations and prohibited the FDA from setting upper limits of dosages for Vitamins in the United States. Clinton went on to work tirelessly with people from across the country to help pass the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, establishing that all dietary supplements are to be regulated as nutrients and foods and not drugs. In that effort he became famous for his “Clinton One Page Faxes”. Millions of faxes shut down legislative offices with Clinton’s encouragement and he considered them the torpedo weapon of the health freedom movement.
In 2000, Clinton turned his attention to state health freedom efforts becoming a vibrant Board Member of national Health Freedom Action, and working for Sunshine Health Freedom Foundation immersing himself into the state politics of safe harbor legislation to protect natural health and traditional practitioners from getting prosecuted for practicing medicine without a license. He has been a guiding force in seven states obtaining safe harbor laws. In addition he supported Dr. Wendell Whitman’s vision to launch the Health Freedom EXPOs and was a regular speaker and teacher to thousands of Americans about a broad range of health freedom concerns.
Americans are indebted to Clinton Ray Miller for his tireless work protecting health freedoms. Leaders have promised him that Americans will continue his work in the spirit of freedom and honor. Clinton Miller always reminded leaders that each person, every leader, every legislator, every Congressman, is a good person, and is educable, and claimed that in the situation of debate and conflict “the good guys always win”!
Thank you Clinton Ray Miller for your enthusiastic leadership and your freedom accomplishments for all Americans.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.