Canada Just Approved GM “non-browning” Apple CBAN’s Latest Public Action Mar 30/15

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SUSTAINED EFFORT BRINGS ABOUT CHANGE. EVEN IN THE FACE OF BEING SEEMINGLY IGNORED, THE CANADIAN BIOTECHNOLOGY ACTION NETWORK (CBAN) WILL NOT BACK DOWN. 

NHPPA can relate with objectives taking time! They have our unwavering support. Intrexon, a leader in synthetic biology, that acquired Canada’s Okanagan Specialty Fruits, successfully had their “Arctic Apple” approved by Health Canada and the CFIA. After 3+ years of continuous effort, on March 20, 2015 news of Canada approving the growing of GM “non-browning” apples incites a new CBAN action. 

The fruit is to enter our markets as early as next year. Will your grocery store sell the GM “non-browning apple? Write to the head office of your grocery chain store today to find out. The GM apple has been approved but that doesn’t mean it has to make it to the market. Join CBAN’s astute next step to have your buying power support denouncing this federal decision.

The Action: http://tiny.cc/fyzbwx

Those opposed to the synthetic engineering of our foods should visit the CBAN’s website to find out what action can be taken, we need to assure our grocers and food growers that we are not interested in these genetically modified foods. Canadians who are for the production and growth of clean foods should pledge not to grow, sell or buy genetically modified foods. 

CBAN’s March 23, 2015 press release: http://tiny.cc/cm6bwx

Arctic Apple Research Report: http://tiny.cc/0f7bwx

How to keep cut apples from browning: http://tiny.cc/cj7bwx

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Charter of Health Freedom Petition Count Update Mar 25/15

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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 93,759. 

Only 6,241 signatures shy of 100,000, when it will become one of the largest federal petitions in Canadian history. Second only to the petition that asked for the creation of our Canadian Bill of Rights in 1949. The national mission to protect products and practitioners through this proposed law, is unwavering. It is neither a short, nor easy path, to have Parliament consider and adopt a new model of governing.

The Charter of Health Freedom still stands as the best legal framework from which to appropriately regulate natural and traditional medicines as well as practices. In 2015, to the ongoing detriment of the natural health product industry, practitioners and public, Health Canada’s regulations ceaselessly continue to threaten livelihoods and lives.

Watch for NHPPA’s exclusive practitioner campaign to reach an unprecedented goal, started by natural health product retailers and manufacturers in 2008. A recent call to the Clerk of Petitions at the House of Commons had him impressed with our numbers!

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

Hear Shawn Buckley explain each section of the Charter of Health Freedom: http://www.charterofhealthfreedom.org/index.php?%2Finteractive-charter

Learn more about the Charter of Health Freedom: http://nhppa.org/?page_id=5944

Download a copy of the petition, find 25 signatures and mail to NHPPA: http://tiny.cc/5kz2vx

 

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“The Illusion of Vaccine Safety” Mar 4/15

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NEW ARTICLE BY HELKE FERRIE IN VITALITY MAGAZINE

One of Canada’s significant voices in health freedom has written a decisive piece in the vaccine debate. Yet, she considers any polarized discussion between the anti and pro attitudes not to be addressing the root of the problem. That it is not about “good or bad”. But that is squarely about the toxicology issue presenting itself to physicians and public health officials, who are ignoring it. This issue is not in her opinion but is that of neuroscientists and vaccinologists from the world’s leading universities.

Helke Ferrie’s latest article in Vitality Magazine’s Jan 2015 issue, “The Illusion of Vaccine Safety” is a must-read and share piece with complete timelines and confirmed facts on the history of dangerous vaccine toxins, and their effects, as developed by drug companies for commercial reasons.

An incontrovertible and exceptionally well-written piece on the explosive specifics that outline key issues of how toxic ingredients pose significant health risks. She clearly points out, “the challenge now is to confront the truth about inconvenient scientific facts which the industry, and especially regulators, buried to protect profits – as a 3-year US congressional investigation proved. The industry has been caught lying and the vaccines have been proven to be dangerously dirty.”

Helke believes the problem can be fixed. That vaccines can, and must be, cleaned up. That the toxic additives are fundamentally unnecessary and that vaccines could become safe and effective.

She provides a substantial list of references, published sources and resources with an impressive 85-year historical timeline of the issues.

Read Helke’s full article: http://tiny.cc/cufzux

Consider the data from International Medical Council on Vaccines. Pay particular attention to the charts: http://tiny.cc/f2fzux

Vaccine Choice Canada (formerly VRAN): http://tiny.cc/j6fzux

Two post-vaccine options below. Asking Practitioners or NHP manufacturers to share others for NHPPA’s members.

Herbasante: http://tiny.cc/jkozux
Seroyal’s Clinical Applications for Pre and Post Childhood Vaccinations & Adult Influenza (Practitioners): http://tiny.cc/0gpzux

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“Citronella bug spray makes comeback after public pressure” Feb 20/15

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SOPHIA HARRIS, BUSINESS REPORTER FOR CBC, EMAILED NHPPA TO SHARE HER LATEST PIECE.

“Citronella-based bug sprays are getting a second chance. After a long battle with Health Canada, massive media coverage, and public outcry, the government agency has decided to review its plan to ban the product. The sudden shift has exasperated not only manufacturers, but also scientists. They wonder why Health Canada shunned their original recommendation that citronella oil was generally safe. The natural products manufacturer Druide is back in the citronella bug spray business, a business it says it should never have been forced out of.”

Read the full story here: http://tiny.cc/uwfdux

 

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“Big Pharma benefits; the public suffers” Feb 19/15

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NEW ARTICLE BY DR. ZOLTAN RONA IN ALIVE MAGAZINE

“Big Pharma benefits; the public suffers” highlights the detrimental effects of Health Canada’s Natural Health Product (NHP) regulations on the industry in Canada and for Canadians who rely on NHPs for their health. He reminds us that “Many NHPs are denied NPNs by Health Canada for what I believe to be nebulous reasons.” Other damaging effects he points out are higher prices, restricted selection, sales going south of the border, drug-like warning labels…

Read the full article here: http://tiny.cc/gfq9tx

Visit Dr. Rona’s website: http://highlevelwellness.ca/dr-rona/

 

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Health, Nutrient or Therapeutic Claims on Food Labels Feb 11/15

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MISLEADING HEALTH CLAIMS ON FOOD PACKAGING REGULATED BY CANADIAN AND AMERICAN AGENCIES ARE RESTRICTIVE AND PROBABLY RIGHTLY SO. 

But what happens when the products claim is arguably true? We learned that Dr. Bonner’s brand of coconut oil was sent a warning letter from the FDA last year telling them to remove wording on their label that referred to MCT’s positive effect on cholesterol, “Clinical research confirms that the saturated medium chain fatty acids (MCTs) in Virgin Coconut Oil, such as lauric acid, actually improve blood cholesterol by increasing the ratio of HDL to LDL cholesterol.” This health claim is backed by scientific evidence, as summarized in an article in Nutrition Review (link below) that references published scientific studies. 

The problem with this kind of information on food labels, as the FDA puts it, is that someone might think that the product could be used for treating a specific health issue, as if it is a drug. The FDA’s letter goes on to say: “Your product is not recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced uses and, therefore, the product is a “new drug”…New drugs may not be legally introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce without prior approval from the FDA… Furthermore, your [product] is offered for conditions that are not amenable to self-diagnosis and treatment by individuals who are not medical practitioners; therefore, adequate directions for use cannot be written so that a layperson can use this drug safely for its intended use. Thus, this drug is misbranded…” 

Where do rules for public protection in regulation end and censorship of truthful claims begin? Why are there glaring double standards?

Packaging examples where claims made, seem to fit the definition of a natural health product: http://nhppa.org/?page_id=9718

Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada guidelines for food and natural health product health claims are hard to navigate what is, or is not, allowable. Review links to see what the industry must work through: http://tiny.cc/0vtwtx http://tiny.cc/gxtwtx

In 2014, food law and criminal lawyer Genevieve Eliany looked into the marketing practice of Health Washing: http://tiny.cc/n0twtx

Warning letter from the FDA to David Bonner: http://tiny.cc/e1twtx

Nutrition Review summary on MCTs: http://tiny.cc/c2twtx  

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First 2015 NHPPA Member of Parliament Visit Jan 28/15

Josh Gitalis Shark Square Jan 2015ONE OF NHPPA’S MOST ACTIVE NUTRITIONIST MEMBERS DID IT AGAIN.

Josh Gitalis has participated in almost every campaign that we’ve run for over 7 years. His clinic’s Facebook page does not spare any time getting to the point: http://tiny.cc/ju06sx Thank you, Josh! 

Earlier this month, Josh attended a prearranged a meeting with his NDP Member of Parliament, Andrew Cash. He called NHPPA to get an outline of what he should discuss and how to present the issues through our material. He prepared a comprehensive package and schooled one of our nation’s elected officials in Toronto. Josh let us know that Mr. Cash was “very receptive” and that “he and his team were astounded by the number of people who signed the [Charter of Health Freedom] petition. They didn’t know about it. They were going to contact Vancouver MP Libby Davies, NDP’s Health Critic, to see what she knew about it. They suggested that NHPPA set up media events, to get the word out!” 

Find what you need on our Visiting Your MP webpage: http://nhppa.org/?page_id=3058. If you’d like updates or support please email us at info@nhppa.org to help you prepare!

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“The Taxation of Supplements” Jan 7/15

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PUSH FOR A POSITIVE POLICY CHANGE

In this article author Shawn Buckley asks “Why is our federal government using taxation to encourage us to use prescription drugs and to discourage us from taking natural supplements?”

He provides a clear and straightforward analysis of the policies that show a distinct bias for allopathic medicine and are punitive towards natural health care options, such as natural practitioners and supplements. If we really had freedom of choice, shouldn’t this be a level playing field?

Have you ever wondered why prescription drugs are not subject to taxes yet natural health product supplements are? Why is the cost of a medical doctor visit covered by our healthcare system yet Canadians who choose a more preventative and natural approach to healthcare must pay out-of-pocket for natural practitioners? Shawn points out that our Canadian federal government’s financial and taxation policies discriminate against anything that is not under the allopathic umbrella.

Shawn outlines at least four reasons why the policies are flawed and not in the best interest of Canadians’ health and our pocketbooks.

Read the full article here and see how you can take action and push for positive policy change.

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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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