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 Ralph Fucetola JD received a B.A. with Distinction from Rutgers University, 1967 and a Juris Doctor (Doctorate in Law) from Rutgers Law School, 1971. Since then he has been active in the business and public service communities and practiced law (from 1971 through 2006) specializing in the Nutrient and Alternative Health fields. Counsel Fucetola has been widely recognized as a leading attorney in the field, receiving numerous awards, including a Citation of Merit from the National Health Federation  (www.thenhf.com) in 1979 and a Meritorious Service Award (from the Institute for Health Research, www.inhere.org) for his role in the 1995 DHEA Cases on behalf of the Life Extension Foundation. Counsel Fucetola limits his consultancy practice to claims, advertising and label review, asset protection, and consulting with marketers, consumers, advocates and local attorneys regarding Health Care Freedom issues, petitions and litigation. He has varied business background experience, including direct management responsibility with companies in the following fields:  Real Estate Management; Construction; Dietary Supplement Products and Alternative Modality Products. He is Counsel to and a trustee of Natural Solutions Foundation, www.globalhealthfreedom.org .

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 B.A. with Distinction, Rutgers University, 1967
Juris Doctor (Doctorate in Law) Rutgers Law School, 1971


 Admitted to the NJ & Federal Bar, 1971
Admitted Pro Hac Vice: NY, CT
Ordained Minister, LifeSpirit Church, 1974
District of Columbia Superior Court Ministerial Certificate of Authority, 1981
Holo-Linguistic Institute (Toronto) Bioenergetics Certification, 1992
Five Elements Center (Mt. Lakes, NJ) Homeopathic Certifications, 1993


1. 2008 – 2005 – Trustee – Natural Solutions Foundation – www.naturalsolutionsfoundation.org
2. 2007 – 2005 – The Vitamin Lawyer.com Consultancy: CEO
3. 2006 – 1973 – Private Legal Practice in New Jersey: Counsel
4. 2003 – 1994 – In-House Counsel, TrimSpa
5. 1990 – 1987 – Senior Vice President – Life Services Supplements - (Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw Products)
6. 1989 – 1975 – Vice President & Counsel: Fucetola Holding Company, Inc.
                                                Westlake Belleville, Inc. – Shopping Center – Belleville, NJ
                                                Holiday Inn of Totowa – Hotel and Entertainment Complex – Rte 46
                                                Fucetola Bros. Builders and Developers – North Arlington, NJ
                                                Arlington Lanes – North Arlington, NJ (Real Estate Development & Management)


 Directorships & Trusteeships

2008 – 2005                Trustee, Natural Solutions Foundation
2008 – 2006                Trustee, Foundation for Magnetic Science
2007 – 2006                MagnetoCore Corporation
2007 – 2000                Trustee, Institute for Health Research, Inc.
2005 – 2000                Sound Health, Inc. (Sharry Edwards, MEd)
1990 – 1987                Life Services Supplements, Inc.
1989 – 1980                Fucetola Holding Company, Inc.
1973 – 2007                LifeSpirit Church Trustee


Co-Founder, LifeSpirit Congregational Church www.lifespirit.org, 1974
Citation of Merit
, National Health Federation www.thenhf.com, 1979
Co-Founder, Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw Nutrient Purveyors, 1987
Representation of Sharry Edwards, Sound Health, Inc. www.soundhealthinc.com, 1992 - 2007
Institute for Health Research - Meritorious Service for Landmark Decisions in the 1995 NJ DHEA Cases
Representation of Caroline Bayard, Northeast Holistic Center www.healnhc.org, 1985 - 2007
Representation of Institute for Health Research, www.inhere.org, 1999 - 2007
Representation of Sound Health Research Institute www.soundhealthresearch.org, 1998 - 2007
Representation of Dr. Heriberto Gonzalez, Medica Natur, 1995
Representation of Rev. Dr. Robert Sorge, Abundalife Center, 1998 http://www.abundalife.com/
Representation of Rev. Starr Fuentes, Association for Divine Intervention www.starrfu.com, 1998 - 2007


Independent Counsel for TrimSpa® - 1997 - 2003
Establishment of The Vitamin Lawyer web site, www.vitaminlawyer.com, 2000
Representation of the Scoliosis Care Foundation, www.scoliosiscare.org, 2001
Landmark Determination by FDA in DIABETIKS® name claim matter, 2001
Founding of Vitamin Lawyer News, www.vitaminlawyernews.com, 2002
Successful Defense of Trademark SUNNIE® for Green Turtle Bay. www.energywave.com, 2003
Major Site Review for Life Extension Foundation Buyers Club, www.lef.org, 2003
Organization of Dr. Clark University, www.drclarkuniversity.org, 2004
Site Review for Dr. Braverman, PATH Medical, 2004
Organization of Journal of BioAcoustic Biology, www.jbab.org, 2005
Chairman, Foundation for Magnetic Science, www.magneticfoundation.org, 2007
Consultant for King Hoodia, www.kinghoodia.com, 2006
Consultant for Dr. Warren Levin, MD, http://www.warrenmlevinmd.net/, 2006
Consultant for SeaAloe, www.myseaaloe.com, 2007
Established Vitamin Lawyer Health Freedom Blog http://vitaminlawyerhealthfreedom.blogspot.com/, 2007

Consultant for the Valley of the Moon Eco Community, Chiriqui Province, Panama, 2008

Established Wikipedia User Page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ralph.fucetola


Articles & White Papers

Updated Articles and White Papers List: Vitamin Lawyer FREE Online Seminar

Alternative Practices and the AMA Code of Ethics

The Vitamin Lawyer's nutrient picks

The Vitamin Lawyer News Page

Precedent Setting Internet Injunction

The Right of the Public to the Truth
Claims Substantiation Standards, rightruth.html

Mum Marketing -- Niches on the internet, mummarkt.html

The New Jersey 1995 DHEA Cases Story, dhealegal.html

Bioenergetic Nutrition, bionutrit.htm

The Practice of Alternatives is not the Practice of Medicine

Opinion Letter on Immunization Alternatives, immunop.html


The Ministry and Alternative Practices

Total Asset Protection Plan, assetprotect.html

Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, vicpltr.html

My experience with Lyme's, lymenote.html

Opinion Letter for Dr. Gonzalez
Re: Nutrient Labeling Rules, vitopltr.html

The Herbalists' Charter
Ancient Rights for Modern Practitioners

Personal Importation of Nutrients and
Prescription Drugs, perimport.html

BioAcoustic Evaluation is not Medical Diagnosis

The Vitamin Lawyer on Dietary Supplement Labeling and Advertising

Traditional Uses of Dietary Supplements
as Substantiation for Advertising Claims, traditionaluses.htm

Case Note
Thompson v Western States Medical Center, thompwest.html






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