During The Height of Reports, Dr. Dave Janda Interviews a Questioning Dr. Shiv Chopra About Ebola Dec 12/14

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 WHEN ASKED IF HE WOULD TAKE THIS NEW EBOLA VACCINE HE REPLIED: “NO WAY!” 

At the height of the Ebola media fever, Dr. Shiv Chopra provided some interesting perspectives, background and concerning questions on Ebola and vaccines. He was interviewed by medical doctor and radio show host Dr. Dave Janda. Dr. Chopra is a legendary PhD microbiologist, vaccine researcher and specialist, former senior scientific advisor on vaccines for Health Canada and celebrated whistleblower, having published a book about Health Canada, ‘Corrupt to the Core’.

The interview provides excellent perspectives on Ebola: history of the disease and former smaller outbreaks, the recent spread and mortality rates, medical practices to control this infectious disease and gaps in the processes of the most recent outbreak. Dr. Chopra also sheds light on the development of a vaccine by Glaxo which is not a typical vaccine, but rather “a weak flu causing virus attached with two genes of the Ebola virus – the most dangerous to even think of – making this a genetically engineered new organism.” He questions the actions of the stakeholders who stand to benefit from this Ebola outbreak and why Canada has even been working on Ebola and other obscure infectious diseases since the mid-1990′s. 

Listen to the podcast interview herehttp://tinyurl.com/kvkgus9

Issues on Health and Food Safety: http://shivchopra.com/

Interesting short piece on Ebola media in the US and comments on reporting style: http://tiny.cc/6vprqx

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FDA Revised its Position on the Use of Aspirin Nov 19/14

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BAYER IS NO STRANGER TO MAKING HEALTH CLAIMS (AD CIRCA 1899).

Recently, the FDA revised its position on the use of Aspirin as a preventative protocol in response to Bayer US wanting to change their Aspirin label to say that “it can help prevent heart attacks in healthy individuals”. An article by Dr. Mercola does a good job of summarizing the health risks and research studies on Aspirin. It shows that there were no preventative benefits of daily aspirin use, and in fact the side effects and risks are far greater than originally thought. While it doesn’t appear that Health Canada has made the same determination (at least not yet) the influence of the FDA on the worldwide community is powerful. 

Read Dr. Mercola’s article here: http://tinyurl.com/ofdm8ae 

Other pharmaceutical blood thinners, such as Warfarin and Pradaxa, each have long lists of side effects and health risks, yet are still on the market in Canada and widely used. Sadly, one of those health risks is death, as told in this CTV news story in April 2014, where Pradaxa had be linked to 281 deaths in Canada alone. 

Read more here: http://nhppa.org/?p=8802 

One very promising natural health product used to thin blood and prevent dangerous blood clots, Nattokinase, has been used for about 1,000 years without negative side effects or having caused a single death. Research on this enzyme has shown successful results for patients with cardiovascular health issues and benefits for some other chronic health issues as well. This newsletter discusses a variety of clinical uses and research on Nattokinase. 

Read the newsletter here: http://tinyurl.com/nzonmby 

Unfortunately Health Canada does not believe there is enough evidence to support the safe use of Nattokinase for patients in Canada and has banned it making the sale of it illegal in Canada. On Health Canada’s website page “Notice to Stakeholders of Nattokinase” they state that, “Blood thinners are used for the prevention of primary and secondary heart attacks and strokes. Since blood thinners carry the risk of internal bleeding, the health benefits from blood thinners must outweigh the risk of internal bleeding. Understanding the benefits versus the risks requires that there be sufficient supporting evidence.” If this same statement (and resulting removal of product) were applied to pharmaceutical blood thinners, would they still be on the market? If there were safer and effective alternatives available, wouldn’t you be interested having access to them?

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New Article in Health Action Magazine: The Health-Washed Line Between Foods and Natural Health Products Oct 8/14

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HEALTH-WASHING FROM BAD TO WORSE FOR NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS. 

Genevieve Eliany, LLB and NHPPA contributor, explores the blurred lines we see between product categories. Foods and drinks can hold NPNs, especially as large junk food manufacturers reformulate products with a healthy veneer, while natural health products are limited in labelling and claims. Testimonials and truthful claims are usually forbidden. Will the growing number of junk foods with NPNs devalue the very legitimization the NNHPD claims to be seeking? Is there room for truthful freedom of expression?

Read the published article here: 
http://issuu.com/healthactionnetworksociety/docs/health-action-fall2014-issuu

About Natural and Non-prescription Health Product Regulation in Canada: http://tiny.cc/h2afnx

 

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Pre-Market Approval of Dietary Supplements: The Canadian Story Sep 17/14

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WHAT IF THE FDA ADOPTED HEALTH CANADA’S REGULATORY MODEL FOR NHPS? 

The Alliance for Natural Health (USA) recently published an article by NHPPA’s Shawn Buckley, where he gives a clear picture of the main differences between Health Canada and the FDA’s current regulatory systems for Natural Health Products (NHPs). You’ll be enlightened (and perhaps enraged) about the negative ripple effects caused by Health Canada’s regulations that we don’t usually talk about. 

Read the full article article published: http://tiny.cc/cwmcmx

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Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth More than a $49 Billion ‘Cure’? – Time for Government to Wake Up Sep 17/14

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THANK YOU FOR THE KUDOS, VITALITY MAGAZINE! (TORONTO, ON) 

Editor-in-chief Julia Woodford gave NHPPA online optics after her brilliant rant on healthcare budgets, food, drugs and a not to be missed quote by Dr. Zoltan Rona on Health Canada’s latest bans.

Read the full article commentary: http://tiny.cc/fxlcmx

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There is no never… Just long periods of not yet ~ Solenn Heussaff Sep 15/14

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End Secrecy Around Prescription Drugs: Toronto Star Editorial Sep 11/14

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HEALTH CANADA NEEDS TO CLEAN UP ITS SHAMEFUL CULT OF INSTITUTIONAL SECRECY AND MAKE FINDINGS PUBLIC AS THE AMERICAN FOOD AND DRUG AGENCY DOES. 

“Some Canadian pharmaceutical companies have sold drugs they knew were defective — putting patients at possible risk. Others have hidden, altered and in some cases destroyed test data that showed their products were tainted or potentially unsafe, or not reported side-effects suffered by consumers taking their drugs.” This, and more about what Health Canada’s not telling us.

Read the full article published: http://tinyurl.com/l479lj9

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What Happens When a Comedian, Political Satirist and Actor Comments on NHPs Sept 3/14

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JOHN OLIVER, HOST OF THE AMERICAN LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW ‘LAST WEEK TONIGHT’, MIGHT NEED A FEW EMAILS FROM NHPPA SUBSCRIBERS. 

Aired at the end of June 2014, what started out as a critique on Dr. Oz’s choice of words describing the efficacy of a particular supplement, deteriorated into a misguided attack on Natural Health Products (NHPs). Oliver finds fault with Dr. Oz’s “flowery” recommendations on the next “miraculous” or “magical” weight loss supplement but “marketing to engage” vs “clinical language” are two different things. He mocks Dr. Oz’s statements, “Miracle flowers? Are you a doctor or an Old-west travelling salesman? Have I got something miraculous for you ladies and gentlemen! A monkey’s paw, mixed with five petals of a rose and a thimble full of otter semen”. Educated consumers who are aware of the regulatory challenges surrounding NHPs will find this clip difficult to watch without inciting anger. His poorly researched *entertaining* rant runs 16:25 minutes. Watch the YouTube video (coarse language) and post your comments. We want to hear what points you took greatest issue with. 

Watch the full video segment here: http://youtu.be/WA0wKeokWUU

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A Must-Read Baffling Response from Health Canada’s Adam Gibson as NHPPA Wraps Up the Rebuttal Package to 308 MPs Riding Chart: Step 2

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STEP 2 OF THE CHARTER TO 308 MPS CAMPAIGN: REBUTTAL PACKAGE CAME TO A CLOSE ON JULY 18.

Since then NHPPA part time staff and volunteers have been preparing and mailing the Rebuttal Packages to remaining MPs. When we’re done we’ll be sending out an interesting post-campaign report that includes the final delivery numbers for Step 2, a particularly odd response from an MP and the campaign’s next steps.

In the mean time you don’t want to miss reading a recent letter from the Director General of the NNHPD*, Adam Gibson, in response to an active NHPPA member’s complaint about nattokinase being unavailable. It seems impossible to understand how Mr. Gibson’s letter includes the following statements about nattokinase when a report cites 281 deaths and 1700 adverse reactions linked to Pradaxa from the time it was approved by Health Canada:

“In order for a NHP to be approved for use in Canada, companies must provide Health Canada with evidence regarding its safety, quality and efficacy.”  

“Since blood thinners carry a risk of internal bleeding, the Department requires data supporting their safe use. In Canada, companies wishing to sell products containing nattokinase did not include sufficient evidence to support this ingredient in their original applications. Therefore, the Department contacted these companies and gave them another opportunity to demonstrate that the benefits of nattokinase outweigh the risks, and that the product(s) can be used safely.” 

We feel that the contents of this letter, alone, warrants a response. Let us know if you’d like NHPPA to prepare a direct reply for a national citizen’s send to Mr. Gibson.

Read page 1 of 2 of Adam Gibson’s Letter
Read page 2 of 2 of Adam Gibson’s Letter

* NHPD has changed its name to NNHPD Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate

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Final Day for Step 2: The Charter to 308 MPs Campaign: MP Rebuttal Package Jul 18/14

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FINAL DAY OF CAMPAIGN

Today marks the last official day of delivering or sending out the NHPPA package in Step 2: The Charter to 308 MPs Campaign: MP Rebuttal Package 

If you continue to be distressed by the way the NHP Regulations have affected our access to Natural Health Products, we need you to take action. We have been getting emails from you and informally tracking the campaign’s progress until all of the packages are in. Many of us are sending out our packages today. We do need to close the campaign at some point to allow us to begin work on the next project. To make progress in our efforts we have to create a self-imposed deadline.

Tonight at midnight, is the extension from the original deadline three weeks earlier. However, our very last shift on an end date, would be the time over the next two days. If this weekend affords you the time to read, consider, print off and prepare your package for your MP, let us know! We will still count you in but need to call it a wrap on Monday for sure.

To those of you who have sent your package along with proof of deliverythank you! You are the only ones we are aware of who we can add to the final delivery count. Even an email with your name, your MP’s name and your riding to info@nhppa.org is perfect.

As Shawn’s analysis pointed out, most MPs are misinformed about Health Canada’s regulations and not aware of the purpose of the Charter of Health Freedom. The MP’s Rebuttal Package for downloading can be found here, under “Step 3) Assemble your MP Rebuttal Package”.

Print as much of this package as you can, ideally all of it, and hand-deliver or mail it to your MP’s Constituency Office as soon as you can.If you can’t hand-deliver or mail, please use the attached .pdfs (found in Step 3 of the campaign) and forward to your MP along with a personal message in the body of the email to introduce the attachments. If you need help with a message please see the MP Outer Mailer for ideas or tips for composing your own letter.

Please remember that communication to an MP has the most gravity through either a personal visit or a personally written letter with support material (as found in the .pdfs of this email).

Your MP will have new knowledge, the facts that Health Canada will never reveal, and your opinion that matters. Access to an alternate, and expert view, from Health Canada’s talking points is vital for our elected representatives.

“If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.” ? Rita Mae Brown

READ THE COMPLETE CAMPAIGN
 

 

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