A New Drug Could Let us Eat Anything Without Gaining Weight, Vice

We dialed up our fact checking. In this December 5, 2018 article (3 minute read) on Vice, “A New Drug Could Let Us Eat Anything Without Gaining Weight” we are told about a gene that can be removed in mice allowing them to eat anything, without limits, and not gain weight. Lead molecular and cellular physiology researcher Professor Damien Keating of Flinders University in Australia says, “The ideal would be to take some sort of pill that didn’t require you to watch your diet, that didn’t require you to exercise.” Researchers are hopeful this will lead to a new drug that could target this pathway.

We’d bet that the global natural health community would find this concerning. Fascinating science. Short-sighted application. The research and subsequent drug development is a good example of mainstream medicine’s pill-popping precedents that do not address the causal chain of obesity. Cell-signalling focus is reductionist. It seems to disregard the fundamental needs of the body. Where does good nutrition, ideal macronutrient profiles, food quality, hormone imbalances, stress levels, physical fitness (among others), as well as epigenetics come into the analysis?

December 6, 2018 article on Flinders University Newsdesk: “Gene Discovery Holds Promise Against Obesity

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Shawn Buckley’s 2018 Whole Life Expo Talk

New video recording from Shawn Buckley’s Whole Life Expo talk (105 minute watch), in Toronto, as part of our ongoing work to educate public and industry. “If you’re going to be facing $5 million fines, not just for the company, but also every director and officer involved in that decision, who can withstand that?” Most natural health industry stakeholders do not realize that steep penalties currently in place for chemical pharmaceutical companies, $5 million per day, will also be applied to natural health product companies as part of the harmonization.

In this lecture you will learn about several changes proposed by Health Canada. Namely, forcing natural products to be regulated as chemical drugs. These changes will increasingly threaten everyone’s access to natural remedies of their choice and funnel the public into a more dangerous model, one of pharmaceuticals.

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Thank You Thursday from #GivingTuesday2018

Thank you! Your response on #GivingTuesday2018 helped the soft-launch kick off of our fundraising to “Get Shawn Buckley to Ottawa”. NHPPA is grateful for the support and engagement in our efforts to educate influencers in the Capital. But we’re going to need a lot more to make this real. It’s not too late to get in on the GivingTuesday spirit and support our goal of $10,000.  The official launch of the BAN Series T-Shirt fundraiser and contest is coming soon. Who’s on the Standing Committee on Health.

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Dying From Cancer, This Man’s Case Has Stunning Repercussions in Canada, Canada’s National Observer

Health Canada’s processes for re-approval of glyphosate are exposed in this November 23, 2018 article (17 minute read) by Carl Meyer, “Dying From Cancer, This Man’s Case Has Stunning Repercussions in Canada” in Canada’s National Observer. The trust of a government department whose responsibility it is to make decisions for the nation’s health seems debatable. This piece challenges the due diligence of public scientists and their colleagues.

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#GivingTuesday2018 Turn Up the Volume November 27

Amp up your #GivingTuesday2018 dollars! Tuesday, November 27 is an opportunity to help NHPPA turn up the volume on Canadian voices who protect the natural health industry and informed choice. This global day of giving harnesses social media after the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage giving back to causes that matter. Giving Tuesday is the soft-launch of our new Ban series T-shirt campaign with a goal of raising $10,000 to send Shawn Buckley to Ottawa.

Your voice will get amplified if Shawn can meet with the Standing Committee on Health. For decades he has called out Health Canada’s violation of citizen rights and health freedom by way of the proposed regulation of natural health products (NHPs). Shawn has the background, language and industry knowledge to speak to legislators and shine a light on the nonsensical proposed changes to NHP regulation. This is a critical step in our action plans, to ensure some of the most influential people in Parliament are on our side. Your donations support our mission, to help ensure that NHPs are not regulated as chemical drugs. Because protecting health freedom can’t wait.

Visit NHPPA’s #GivingTuesday Partner page, donate or buy a T-shirt to kick off the “Get Shawn Buckley to Ottawa” campaign. Being a natural health super hero just got easier!

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#GivingTuesday2018 November 27 with NHPPA

On #GivingTuesday November 27, 2018 help us turn up the volume on Canadian voices who protect the natural health industry and informed choice. Giving Tuesday harnesses social media and the generosity of people to bring about change; it encourages giving one’s time, resources and talents to address local and global challenges. It brings the collective power of partners – nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses, corporations, families and individuals – to inspire and amplify acts of kindness. Across Canada, Giving Tuesday unites us by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. This year, be part of the solution with us.

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Thank You from Ajax!

While it’s true that the contributions of our donors and funders are the fuel that keeps the engine running at NHPPA – letters like these are the spark plugs!

Reading the words of committed freedom fighters is the motivation our team needs to keep going even when Health Canada moves the target and our mission gets tougher. Thank you for your activism and support, in all the ways it comes.

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Vitamin D vs Flu Shots, Alliance for Natural Health (USA)

Optimal levels of vitamin D3 may be your best defense against the flu. In this November 8, 2018 Alliance for Natural Health USA article (4 minute read), “Vitamin D vs. Flu Shots”, we learn that “For the deficient, which about 40% of Americans are, the risk of infection was reduced by half with vitamin D supplementation.” The piece details efficacy, dose and form. A comprehensive 2009 survey, by Statistics Canada, found that two-thirds of Canadians have vitamin D levels below what research associates with reduced risk of chronic diseases. Media, governments and the vaccine industry ignore the importance of these facts. Direct sunlight is a coveted commodity in Canada as we move into our winter, so NHPPA encourages everyone to D-it-up!

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Shawn Buckley’s 2018 Citizens For Choice In Health Care Talk, Edmonton

Drawing government attention. Through citizen pushback, pressure groups or the courts. In all cases it’s an action that can change a decision-making process to address a threat. On October 17, 2018 Shawn Buckley’s recorded talk (78 minute watch), “Health Canada’s Upcoming Over-Regulation of NHPs”, for Citizens for Choice in Health Care (CCHC) in Edmonton, Alberta. Shawn shared examples of natural health product (NHP) losses when Health Canada suddenly removed NHPs from stores and made it illegal to access them. Real stories of panic and deep suffering when treatments people rely on for well-being are taken away. These experiences can become the foundation of witness testimony in court. They demonstrate that Health Canada could do more harm to people’s lives when they remove these products from the market. Natural remedies that people relied on for their health are no longer accessible in Canada. These court battles represent fighting for everyone’s rights.

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