Total Health Show 2016 + Shawn Buckley’s Censorship Lecture and Compendium Mar 31/16

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The NHPPA will be at the Total Health Show again this year! 

As ever, the focus of our work shifts with the pressing political and legal changes, and Shawn’s planned keynote presentation reflected these moves. The politics have been getting ever more personal for individuals fighting for food rights and in the case of two of his clients, Ontario farmers Michael Schmidt and Montana Jones, the consequences are still unfolding:

“Ordinary Canadians who have stood up to protect the genetic diversity in our food supply or to ensure they can still access food from their farm, are being charged criminally. Come and learn about the sheep-napping case involving Michael Schmidt and Montana Jones, two farmers charged for trying to preserve rare Shropshire sheep. Learn about how your freedom to eat basic foods like raw milk is being restricted as the Government again goes after the owners of Glencolton Farms. Michael Schmidt and others are already facing obstruct charges for allegedly trying to protect their food. Come and learn about risks you face simply by trying to protect your basic rights.”

Unfortunately, we found out just last week that Shawn will be unable to attend this year. He is defending his clients, David and Collet Stephan in Lethbridge, Alberta, who lost their child from meningitis. There has been much misinformation spread throughout mainstream media about the events that lead to Ezeikel’s death. For insight into the daily courtroom happenings read the website dedicated to this trial at Stand 4 Truth. Daily entries are reported on by NHPPA’s Vice President, Ian Stewart.

Shawn’s Total Health Show lecture times have been transferred to Michael Schmidt. He will be discussing the content of Shawn’s lecture from his perspective, which includes Shawn`s legal frame of reference, in the presentation: Protect Your Basic Rights to Make Food ChoicesHear the almost unbelievable truth about Michael’s fight for food freedom, the real story behind the sheep napping saga (within the restrictions of the forced publication ban on those involved) and find out how you can be prosecuted for being the subject of unlawful surveillance, just as Michael has.

Michael with be with the NHPPA team all weekend at Booth #127. If you’re at the show be sure to drop by and chat with him, and us.

TOTAL HEALTH SHOW 2015
PHOTO GALLERY, CENSORSHIP LECTURE, HANDOUTS + COMPENDIUM
 

We documented the April 2015 show weekend with:

Shawn’s new provocative lecture:
Censorship: Suppressing the Truth – Gambling With Your Safety

a complete descriptive Photo Gallery 
• new, downloadable Handout Material NHPPA worked to produce for the show

• purchase NHPPA’s featured Censorship Compendium and support campaigns to keep you aware and informed!

Censorship Compendium Sales Page Image Website 500 x 500To complement Shawn’s lecture NHPPA developed a unique compendium, including original writings by health freedom experts, regarding censorship in medical, political, scientific arenas as well as educational institutions.

The content at times is not surprising, at others, it is shocking and disturbing. In all cases the information in this compendium is an absolute necessity for understanding how this censorship is affecting your health, by restricting what knowledge you can access, and where, and how it is delivered to you, and who you can trust.

As social media takes more and more traffic from conventional websites, we find that our limited time and budgets are best served by communicating via Facebook. This is where you will find most of our outreach, information dissemination and tools for your activism! Join us on NHPPA’s Facebook page!

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Raw Milk Perspectives Mar 30/16

TVO 500x280TVO’s THE AGENDA 14-MINUTE DOCUMENTARY AND ORIGINAL LECTURES (3-PART SERIES) FROM ONTARIO RAW MILK SYMPOSIUM JAN 30/16

Raw milk“, is a new 14-minute documentary on TVO’s, The Agenda. Critical thinkers will like this one. Interesting to discover yet another reason for the antagonistic position taken by scientists and academics opposing raw milk in Canada. They are not always talking about the same substance, or product, that quality raw milk producers are. Watch the documentary followed by the original lectures from a Jan 30/16 Ontario Raw Milk Symposium (below) to learn the differences. Balanced, surprising and debatable information for both advocates and detractors. Legal and production frameworks are discussed that would allow private relationships between farmers and consumers to exist—finally securing the informed individual’s fundamental right to choose the foods they want to consume. You’ll hear statistics about problems authorities use that are disputed when you watch the original, unedited lectures. View in 3 parts:

  1. Mark McAfee (Part 1) Owner of Organic Pastures, the largest organic raw milk dairy producer in North America with 550 cows, a 700 store distribution network in California that serves 100,000 consumers.
  2. Nadine Ijaz, Elisa Vander Hout, Blaine McAfee, Art Hill (Part 2)
  3. Q&A + Karen Selick (Part 3)
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Costco Probed In Alleged Drug Kick-back Scheme Mar 28/16

costco-drugstore image 500x280LAWFUL OR UNLAWFUL REBATES?

The Toronto Star reported on March 28, 2016 in this article that Costco is being investigated in a multi-million dollar drug kickback scheme. We’ll have to follow this story to see the truth revealed. Indirect rebates were officially banned in 2013. That year, an Ontario pharmacist had his licence suspended for 15 months after pleading guilty to the “professional misconduct” of requesting and accepting rebates from drug companies.

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“Nothing To Hide?” Mar 25/16

CJFE surveilance 500x280“STUDY REVEALS THE CHILLING EFFECT OF ONLINE SURVEILLANCE”

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) wrote: “When individuals perceive they are being monitored, they readily conform their behaviour—expressing opinions when they are in the majority, and suppressing them when they’re not.” In this recent CJFE article by Alixandra Buck, Nothing to hide? Study reveals the chilling effect of online surveillance she writes about the growing trend in Canada (and globally) of government surveillance and how it impacts people’s behaviour. She also revealed that “at CJFE, we’ve taken a stand against digital surveillance practices that threaten our privacy, including launching a Charter challenge against Bill C-51”.

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Natural Thyroid Medications at Risk Mar 25/16

ANH thyroid-web 500x280FDA THREATENS ACCESS TO COMPOUNDED NATURAL MEDICATIONS

A recent ANH-US article highlights many of the differences between synthetic drugs and natural compounded medications for hypothyroidism. It was prompted by the threat of the FDA to restrict or eliminate natural compounded formulas. For many, these compounded natural formulas, are far more effective as they work on the synergy of a number of related hormones. This FDA threat on compounded natural medications shows their bias for big pharma and is not in the best interest of public health. “Hypothyroid patients are just one of the many, many types of patients who will lose access to medicines they rely upon—if the FDA is successful in eliminating compounding.”

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Canada Just Approved A Genetically Modified Potato Mar 24/16

GE Potato finalIT WILL NOT BE LABELLED!

Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) issued this Action Alert on March 24, 2016: “Health Canada has just approved a genetically modified (GM) potato. It could be sold in grocery stores as soon as this Fall – without a label! Contact your new Member of Parliament if you want to see a GM label on this potato – search for your MP’s contact at www.parl.gc.ca or contact your grocery store. www.cban.ca/potato for more information.”

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Flesh-eating Bacteria: Vibro Vulnificus In Florida Ocean Hospitalizes 32, Kills 10 Mar 23/16

Florida Bacteria 500x280SHOULD HEALTH CANADA BE BANNING CANADIANS’ TRAVEL TO FLORIDA?

In this ABC Action News segment from June 15, 2015, they warn the public of the risks from this ocean area’s salt water exposure, the possibility of contracting an infection from this rare bacteria, and the potential deadly consequences. The risk of death is considerably higher than taking natural health products. Shawn Buckley’s 2008 video about relative risk, deaths from shark attacks and peanut butter still applies.

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Charter of Health Freedom Petition Count Update Mar 22/16

COHF March 22 2016 Facebook Post 500 x 280THE LATEST NUMBER OF CANADIANS SUPPORTING THE CHARTER OF HEALTH FREEDOM BY SIGNING ITS PETITION IN A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY STANDS AT 94,704. 

Only 1,361 signatures shy of becoming the second largest federal petition (Feb 19/14 post, 3rd bullet point down) in Canadian history! 

With huge thanks to Tanyce Smith of the online health food store Natural Nutrition for celebrating the new year by sending us 389 signatures in January. Thank you to all Canadian stores, practitioners and citizens who have continued to mail in petition sheets over time. You have absolutely been counted!

This goal is in sight. 1,361 signatures is just 55 more petition sheets. If every store and practitioner who has already sent us some signatures could manage one more sheet, we’d leave this goal in the dust and march to Ottawa with over 100,000 names.

2016 is the year when this massive expression of public demand for heath freedom will make its way to Ottawa. With the landslide election we have a majority Liberal government who have pledged to listen to Canadians. Now, will they? Email us if you have have a Liberal MP who you think may be able to see the past and future implications of the NHP Regulations so we can arrange them to connect with Shawn Buckley, directly. The Charter of Health Freedom would be a government spending bill and requires an MP from the party in power to bring it to the House of Commons.

If ever there was a time to take the second largest petition in Canadian history to the House of Commons, it is now. And we are almost there. When we pass 96,065 individual Canadians who have signed their support for health freedom we will be presenting the largest federal petition since government records began, 25 years ago. This will be second only to the petition which led to our Bill of Rights in 1949.

This spring and summer we are on a final drive to collect the signatures we need to make history and you can help. Does your regular health food store have a petition sheet for its customers? Does your practitioner keep one for clients or patients to sign? You can download copies here. Plus helpful advice for keeping the petition valid and acceptable to Parliament.

People sometimes ask us whether the Charter of Health Freedom is as relevant today as it was when this campaign began eight years ago. The NHP Regulations have passed, and the world has moved on to e-petitions. Our answer is a resounding ‘yes, more not than ever before.’ Here’s why:

  • Due to grassroots pushback from you and tens of thousands of people like you, the NHP Regulations have already ‘softened’ in their impact on stakeholders and the industry. We know your opinions count.
  • Despite a growing disinclination of Health Canada to target NHPs too overtly aggressively, the appearance of transatlantic trade deals such as CETA and TTIP continue to hand autonomy away from individual nations into the sphere of multinational corporations. If ever there was a time for the rights of Canadians to be enshrined in federal law, it is now.
  • The advent of e-Petitions and easy ‘clicktivism’ have shone a light on the value of a wet signature and stamps on envelopes like never before. Read more about the relative values of paper and online petitions.

It’s time for the final drive, after almost ten years of work by activists like you.

Download and learn more about the Charter of Health Freedom federal petition

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Corporate Sponsorship For Selling Sickness Mar 18/16

Agora Mag image final“SELLING SICKNESS TO HEALTHY PEOPLE IS THE NEXT TREND IN HEALTH CARE.”

In The New Agora magazine’s March 2016 issue,  Dr. Eldon Dahl explores how corporate sponsorship and pharmaceutical marketing of diseases and drugs are influencing health care.

Read the full article on page 13/32, “Corporate Sponsorship for Selling Sickness“.

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Big Data Is Spying On Our Doctors Mar 18/16

Common Ground image finalBIG DATA’S INTELLIGENCE TOO MUCH?

Did you know: “Both Canada and the US allow electronic spying on our doctors by companies that track, analyze and sell our physicians’ prescribing data.”? Read the full article, “Big Data is spying on our doctors” by Alan Cassels in Common Ground magazine’s March 2016 issue for details.

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