“Acetaminophen’s Maximum Dose May Be Lowered by Health Canada” Jul 12/15

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PLAINER LANGUAGE WILL HELP CONSUMERS IDENTIFY PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN ACETAMINOPHEN AND ITS LIVER RISKS

A new maximum recommended daily dose for the pain reliever acetaminophen is under consideration by Health Canada.

Acetaminophen is a medicinal ingredient in more than 470 products, including non-prescription and prescription products such as Tylenol, allergy medicines and cold relievers.  Health Canada says there are more than 4,000 hospitalizations a year in this country due to acetaminophen overdoses. Health Canada says there are more than 4,000 hospitalizations a year in this country due to acetaminophen overdoses. The drug is the leading cause of all serious liver injuries, including liver failure.

Read full CBC News piece here: http://tiny.cc/0t3i0x

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“Supreme Court of Canada Redefines Medical Pot” Jun 13/15

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MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL USE

Link includes video of Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose speaking to her “outrage” at the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous 7-0 ruling. Among the adjectives that one could label Ambrose’s position as, ignorance comes to mind. Not only defined as ‘the state of being uninformed, not knowing or to be unacquainted with but includes “taking no notice of or not paying attention to” information and facts that led to this significant decision. Ignoring evidence, rights, process and law.

Read full Global News article here: http://tiny.cc/zwwczx

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March Against Monsanto May 19/15

March Against Monsanto May 23 2015 500 x 500WHAT CITY WILL YOU MARCH IN?

The first March Against Monsanto took place in 2013. Millions marched in 50 countries and 400 cities worldwide. Mounting evidence of profound dangers to our environment and health will see millions more participate worldwide in 2015. Unprecedented numbers will come together to stop one of the most dangerous biotechnology companies in the world.

Why do we march?

• Solidarity against Monsanto’s predatory business and agricultural practices
• Reject “substantial evidence” of GMO and traditional crops
• Demand independent scientific testing of GMO crops
• Promote organic solutions
• Expose cronyism between big business and the government
• Address poverty, the real cause of global hunger
• Support food and seed sovereignty
• Support local farms, bees, and biodiversity
• Labelling of all food that contains GMOs

It’s time to take back our food! It’s time to March Against Monsanto!

To find the event in your area, visit http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/events/

 
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Top 6 ways you will be affected by Bill C-51 May 7/15

A demonstrator wears handcuffs while protesting on a national day of action against Bill C-51, the government's proposed anti-terrorism legislation, in Toronto on Saturday, March 14, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

A demonstrator wears handcuffs while protesting on a national day of action against Bill C-51, the government’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation, in Toronto on Saturday, March 14, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

“Since Bill C-51 was introduced, an abundance of analyses and commentaries have been published, examining the contents and broad reach of the proposed legislation. The general threats to your rights are widely reported on, but what do these threats actually mean for you?

Here are six ways that Bill C-51 could affect your day-to-day life:”

http://cjfe.org/blog/top-6-ways-you-will-be-affected-bill-c-51

By Megan Drysdale for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)

 

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NHPPA Public Response to Health Canada on Glyphosate Campaign Launch Apr 30/15

Glyphosate April 29 Website 500x500DRAW HEALTH CANADA’S ATTENTION TO THE RIGHT SCIENCE-BASED EVIDENCE. THEY NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!

The world is talking about the March 20, 2015 evaluation released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a World Health Organization (WHO) arm, reporting glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp, is the most widely used herbicide globally. It has been associated with increased instances of infertility, autism, allergies and many more chronic diseases and conditions, including cancer.

For those who have known these health links for decades, this is a bittersweet announcement.

We have an opportunity to make things right, here in Canada, by engaging in this nationwide action.

READ THE COMPLETE CAMPAIGN

CLICK HERE to read the full Public Response on Glyphosate campaign

 

 

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Common Ground Magazine 2015 April Issue Apr 29/15

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EARLIER THIS MONTH, COMMON GROUND RELEASED THEIR APRIL 2015 ISSUE. 

Fantastic articles always fill the pages of this independent Canadian free magazine. The article by Bruce Mason, “Power in the Blood, A Conversation with Buffy Sainte-Marie”, page 7, proves that this Canadian icon is still rocking with her messages of environmental protection and Native American and social activism. An article that may appeal to you is, “Informed Consent, Take the ‘Kingdom of Alanastan’ Statins Quiz Drug Bust” on page 15 by Alan Cassels. “The world of prescription drugs we all inhabit often finds no place for “informed consent” and nobody actually tests patients to see if they have even the most basic knowledge of the drug they are prescribed.”

See full issue here: http://tiny.cc/puzkxx

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ANH USA Reports “FDA Doubles Down on Censoring Food Labels” Apr 27/15

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THE LATEST JUNK SCIENCE CONTROLS ON FOOD LABELS ENFORCED BY THE FDA AFFECTS KIND FRUIT-AND-NUT BARS. WILL HEALTH CANADA’S FAVOUR OF CENSORSHIP FOLLOW SUIT?

The Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH) reported on April 21, 2015 that, “The FDA recently sent a warning letter to KIND, the company known for making several varieties of fruit-and-nut bars. The letter contends that four of KIND’s products bear the claim on their labels that they are ‘healthy, tasty, convenient, wholesome’ without meeting the federal definition of ‘healthy.'” The FDA has taken offence to the naturally occurring saturated fats present in the nuts used in their bars and wants KIND to remove their claim that their products are “healthy.”

The FDA adheres to the idea that food with over 1 gram of saturated fat per serving cannot constitute as a healthy option. “Scientists have now refuted the notion that saturated fat is bad for the heart, so this federal definition is based on outdated, discredited science. We are concerned that FDA is launching a renewed attack on food and supplement producers claiming any health benefits from their products, no matter how much supporting science there is. This isn’t the first time the FDA has tried to attack structure/function claims or qualified health claims. The agency has been trying for years to lump food, supplements, and drugs all into one category, to be subjected to the same regulations.”

The ANH blog post bullet points a few of FDA’s laws that illustrate how they are crafted to apply censorship onto producers of natural products and foods. “Consumers are already willfully kept in the dark about the value of nutritional superfoods such as walnuts and cherries. If there were no structure/function claims, the supplement industry would be crippled.” As with Health Canada’s regulatory environment, the lines between food and natural health products, are blurred. What is not in question is the ongoing harmonization between the EU, US and Canada. Patterns of restriction will continue to emerge.

Alliance for Natural Health, “FDA Doubles Down on Censoring Food Labels”: http://tiny.cc/g8hixx

The “Warning Letter” KIND received on March 17, 2015 from the FDA:http://tiny.cc/j7hixx

KIND Ingredients and Nutritional Labels: http://tiny.cc/9ujixx

Our American friends can take ACTION to ask the FDA to stop censoring scientific information on food labels: http://tiny.cc/rfiixx

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Health Action Magazine 2015 Spring Issue Apr 24/15

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HANS RELEASED THEIR 2015 SPRING EDITION OF HEALTH ACTION MAGAZINE. 

It is packed with insightful articles, all deserving of highlight, but we thought you might be particularly interested in Dr. Theirry Vrain’s Open Letter to the Minister of Health, “Herbicide Pollution & GMO Labelling” which talks about the research on glyphosate and how it has been linked to most chronic and inflammatory disease conditions that have been on the rise since it was introduced in 1969. We also recommend reading, “Freedom in Hospital Care” by Deane Parkes. It is a piece that resonates with the type of health care system the Charter of Health Freedom could pave the way for.

HANS online magazine: http://tiny.cc/vjhfxx

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Charter of Health Freedom Petition Count Update Apr 22/15

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THE LATEST NUMBER OF CANADIANS SUPPORTING THE CHARTER OF HEALTH FREEDOM BY SIGNING ITS PETITION IN A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY STANDS AT 94,096. 

Only 5,904 signatures shy of 100,000, when it will become one of the largest federal petitions in Canadian history.

This past weekend, April 17 – 19, hundreds of concerned Canadians visited NHPPA at the Total Health Show in Toronto, expressing their support in our effort to protect natural health practices and products. Over 300 new signatures were collected!

The Charter of Health Freedom is a reminder to exercise the rights and freedoms we enjoy as Canadians.

Download and learn more about the Charter of Health Freedom federal petition: www.charterofhealthfreedom.org/index.php?/national-petition

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Total Health Show 2015 Shawn Buckley’s Lecture on Censorship & New NHPPA Actions Apr 6/15

Total Health Show April 2015 500 x 500THIS TIME OF YEAR SEES US PREPARING FOR ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS IN OUR HEALTH FREEDOM CALENDAR.

The Total Health Show is one of Canada’s largest consumer events for the natural health community running from April 17 – 19 this year. It will be our 7th appearance with our presence reaching new activists to support our fundamental freedoms advocacy work.

Looking Back: Total Health 2014 | Lecture Video and Show Photo Album

If you haven’t already, please watch Shawn’s 2014 lecture “CETA, Natural Health Products, Bill C-17—moving out of the eye of the hurricane and into the stormwhere he opens with “I am really, really grieved about the Canada I am going to leave to my kids. I already don’t recognize it.” His keynote covered a lot of ground, including comments like, “we do not know if CETA will include NHPs, but if it does we may be looking back at the NHP Regulations as the ‘good old days’.” Have a look at our 2014 Total Health Show photo album.

Looking Forward: Total Health 2015 | New Lecture and Initiatives

Attend Shawn’s new lecture on Saturday and Sunday of the show and visit with us at Booth 208.

Suppressing the Truth, Gambling with Your Safety, Deciding for Yourself—an update on the government’s tireless efforts to ‘protect’ you

Censorship reflects systems that fear individual freedom of choice. Where this begins in healthcare is obscured. Doctors routinely rely on anecdotal evidence to make crucial treatment decisions. Yet in the area of natural health, the government prevents consumers and practitioners from accessing this same information. This leaves us without vital information when making important health decisions. Learn how censorship affects your health and restricts natural health professionals. In the area of electro-magnetic-radiation, our governments have abandoned the precautionary principle and are in effect gambling with your health. Welcome to being a guinea pig! As expected, Health Canada continues to remove natural health products without any balanced risk analysis. Hear about the continuing fallout from the regulations and how it’ll impact your health choices further. Understand what this tells us about your lack of personal autonomy. Prepare to be shaken up. Time permitting, you’ll hear an update on the bizarre sheep-napping charges where farmers defied a government kill policy to protect healthy rare heritage sheep.

We will showcase our new thought leaders handbook on Censorship in Natural Health, along with NHPPA’s latest articles, our expanded mission and the launch of a Practitioners’ Petition Challenge to bring the Charter of Health Freedom to record numbers. Come introduce yourself and let us know you are out there! Shawn and the NHPPA team would love to meet you.

Getting There

If you appreciate our work and want to help us get to this important event, please consider a one-time donation. We need your support to do this!

If you already support us on a regular basis, thank you.

NHPPA asserts the fundamental freedom to believe in and to choose natural health products and practices;
and uniquely works to protect them by promoting their effectiveness, and by opposing regulatory efforts to diminish or deny their use.

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