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!


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.


Whole Life Expo Nov 2018 | NHPPA Show Report and Photo Gallery

Shawn Buckley and NHPPA team members were at Whole Life Expo 2018 in Toronto on November 11, where Shawn gave his “Censorship, Science, Belief” talk. Manufacturers, retailers, practitioners and public attended the lecture. Many stayed afterwards to share personal and professional insights on how the new Health Canada regulations will, and have already, affected their access to natural health products and practices. We’ll post the recording of Shawn’s talk in the next few days! He’ll explain the bunny.

In the meantime we’ve shared a few photos of the event with links to educational materials.


Censorship, Science, Belief | Shawn Buckley’s Toronto Whole Life Expo Talk Nov 11, 2018

“We are captive to the system as long as they control the information.” Come hear Shawn Buckley’s 2018 talk, with updates from the field, “Censorship, Science, Belief: The Truth Would Set You Free”, Sunday November 11 at the Whole Life Expo in Toronto. Can’t make it? We’ll post the recording.

Health Canada’s plans for changing the current Natural Health Product Regulations so that natural health products (NHPs) are regulated as chemical drugs are at the gate. This will increasingly threaten everyone’s access to natural remedies and funnel the public into a more dangerous and limited model, one of pharmaceuticals.

Discover how government censorship and slanted science are used to limit your access to NHPs and important research about them as well as why widely-held false beliefs about “safety and protection” need to be challenged.

We will not have a booth in the Whole Life Expo Exhibit Hall this year so be sure to attend Shawn’s lecture where you can pick up education materials!

Whole Life Expo schedule with Shawn’s lecture details Sunday, November 11, 3:15 pm

Read more about the Charter of Health Freedom

Discussion Paper | Repeal of NHP Regs — Renegotiating our Surrender

Challenging CHFA | Rebuttal to Criticism

Read the original article in Vitality Magazine “NHPs Under Threat Once Again”

Get the latest NHPPA handouts and materials


MedEffect e-Notice from Health Canada | Risk of Immune-Related Kidney Inflammation

Drug trials aren’t working. On September 18, 2018, Health Canada released a MedEffect Notice for atezolizumab, sold as the brand name Tecentriq. Tecentriq is a cancer immunotherapy drug recommended for lung and bladder cancer patients whose diseases progressed after treatment with platinum-containing chemotherapy. Tecentriq falls under the Health Canada category of biologics/vaccines and may cause the immune system to attack healthy cells and tissues, creating organ damage and malfunction. Warnings about Tecentriq are being sent to the public and health care providers because, as of May 31, 2018, 28 cases of immune-related nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys caused by immune system disorders) have been reported, with 13 confirmed by biopsy. Health Canada is working to change the product monograph to include the new warning information but has no plan to make the product safer.

Read the full posting


Caught in the Act of Taking Action!

In early 2018, NHPPA’s focus was on education. Key stakeholders of the natural health industry know the new threats facing Canada’s natural health products and practices. Now that everyone is current, we’re asking for help from retailers and practitioners. We’ve recently updated one of our Action Kits: “Store & Clinic Support Tools”. It provides a visual tool and access to printed material to motivate customers and clients. Hang posters in conspicuous spaces throughout your store, clinic or office. Educate your staff. Set up a petition station. Drive a new generation of advocates to get involved! The call-to-action on each of our two posters directs the reader to “Ask in-store/clinic for more information”, giving you, the retailer or practitioner, the opportunity to assert yourselves as the natural health industry experts you are.

You’ll find the original English and French petition is now officially available in Chinese!

Download your posters and petitions now.


How Trees Secretly Talk to Each Other, BBC Two

Wood Wide Web

Researchers are learning fascinating things about the Wood Wide Web. In the BBC Two’s June 29, 2018 video (1:47 watch), “How Trees Secretly Talk to Each Other,” we get a glimpse of the intricate network of information and resources shared among trees in close proximity. The exchange of data and support mechanisms in these underground systems exemplify the intelligence of nature.

NHPPA provides a platform, similar to the fungi of the trees’ root system, to share the information that supports our community of people, manufacturers, retailers and practitioners.

Access NHPPA’s Tool Kits to take your activism out on a limb. 



How an Ottawa Chef is Improving the Quality of Food at the Children’s Hospital, Globe and Mail

“Kids are picky eaters at the best of times. When they are in the hospital, they are going to treatments or tests and they’re not well, it’s hard to get them to eat. If we can provide food that is comforting and nourishing and they have an appetite for … that can all lead to earlier discharges and decreasing the length of stay,” says Bernice Wolf, director of food and marketed services at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). “We’re not about feeding, we’re about nourishing and healing”.

In this September 24, 2018 Globe and Mail article (2:15 minute read), “How an Ottawa Chef is Improving the Quality of Food at the Children’s Hospital”, we learn how Chef Simon Wiseman is helping patients at CHEO realize the power of nature’s original medicine, food, to help speed recovery and send them home sooner.

NHPPA hopes that hospitals across Canada will take note of what Chef Wiseman and the CHEO is doing and incorporate healing foods as part of their treatment.