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Ayurveda is Currently at Risk | Register for the Live Call + Q&A

Ayurveda. It is a traditional Vedic system of medicine with a vast body of knowledge that has been practiced for 5,000 years. It is the science of life with its principles of health rooted in the laws that govern nature. As a direct result of the proposed Self-Care Framework, Ayurvedic practitioners and product formulators are facing a significant threat in their ability to offer treatments and sell remedies in Canada. The future of traditional use claims, the compounding exemption, astronomical fines and irrational enforcement hangs in the balance with Health Canada’s “non-negotiable” proposed regulations. Join Shawn Buckley for the final installment of NHPPA’s Q&A Zoom Call Series, exclusive to those invested in the Ayurvedic profession and industry. The Self-Care Framework is complex and confusing. Shawn has the knowledge and experience to read between the lines and assess how limited our freedoms will become. This invitation is extended to all those who interface directly with the public at store level. Share and be there!

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Protection Against Significant Health Risks | Shawn Buckley Explains

PROTECTION AGAINST SIGNIFICANT HEALTH RISKS In this twelfth 1:35 minute video of a 21-part series, Shawn Buckley explains Section 13 of the Charter of Health Freedom, “Protection Against Significant Health Risks.” This section identifies the role of a third party to determine whether or not a natural health product linked to a reported health risk should be restricted. Under the current regulatory structure, Health Canada has the power to take some products off the market without any impartial third party. Natural remedies that can, and have, saved lives are removed from store shelves without any risk analysis. The Charter of Health Freedom creates a Ministry of Wellness to protect Canadians against significant health risks while maintaining a relatively low risk profile on natural health products and treatment methods. To effectively oversee this market, the Ministry of Wellness will make use of the courts to ensure all parties are considered before restricting access to any healing modality that could be saving and improving lives.

As the author of this standalone Act, Shawn Buckley makes clear the key features of each section. He breaks down the proposed legislation into language that everyone can understand. We are already anticipating the thirteenth clip where Shawn will discuss the issue of government powers in Least Restrictive Interference.

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Healing Remedies: A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness, National Geographic


Alternative health takes centre stage in the ever (and globally) popular scholarly magazine. The iconic yellow border gives impact to a full guide on a subject much deserved and talked about at NHPPA. In this December 21, 2018 special issue by National Geographic, “Healing Remedies: A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness,” explores the richly diverse world of herbal medicine. The modernist approach to health is reductionist in nature, and as a consequence is full of specialists, focused on one organ or system of the body. These limitations are the strengths of integrative medicine making its increasing trajectory an inevitable outcome of future healthcare. “To own the knowledge of healing and recognize the power of our body to heal is perhaps the most extraordinary gift that we have lost,” says Dr. Tieraona Low Dog. Reclaiming that power of whole wellness begins with education on growing, preparing and effectively using nourishing foods and plants as first-line therapies. Contemporary, alternative and longstanding, traditional therapies are challenging and informing mainstream medical status quo.

We bought this one on amazon.ca. Had to have it!

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The Canadian Public is Currently at Risk | Register for the Live Call + Q&A

Canadian Public. People with the most to lose but with the greatest influence. Never has there been a more critical time to protect personal and collective rights and freedoms. Canadians fought hard to prevent Health Canada from regulating natural health products (NHPs) as chemical drugs. The Self-Care Framework does just that. The new system will do the opposite of what the Standing Committee on Health, the Government, the NHP industry and consumers agreed on. Canadians did not consent to losing rights over their bodies, nor think that truthful information about natural health options would be censored. Canada’s “NHP tribe” align their core values on the foundation of nature’s healing power. How to treat sickness or maintain health is in the hands of bureaucrats if the Self-Care Framework is implemented. It will be a pivotal moment. Health freedoms in Canada will be unrecognizable. Bill C-51 had nothing on this. The Self-Care Framework is complex and confusing. Shawn has the knowledge and experience to discern how limited our freedoms will become. This invitation is extended to all members of the Canadian public. Share and be there!

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NHP Retailers are Currently at Risk | Register for the Live Call + Q&A

Natural Health Product Retailers. Health food stores, supplement dispensaries and “green” shops have always had a critical role in advocating for access to natural health products. Retailers liaise with NHP manufacturers, practitioners, countless members of the public and are often small business owners who hold weight in their interactions with MPs. Retailers are in a unique position to help ensure the preservation of our health freedoms. They do not have to participate in facilitating Health Canada’s proposed Self-Care Framework. The regime is not aligned with values, or even science, that informs reason. Many independent retailers may not survive. Culture and customers will further be lost. Shawn Buckley will start the call detailing the impacts on retailers. The Self-Care Framework is complex and confusing. Shawn has the knowledge and experience to read between the lines and assess how limited our freedoms will become. This invitation is extended to all those who interface directly with the public at store level. Share and be there!

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More calls are scheduled in NHPPA’s Q&A Zoom Call Series with Shawn Buckley!

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NHP Manufacturers are Currently at Risk | Register for the Live Call + Q&A

Natural Health Product Manufacturers. NHPPA’s Live Q&A Zoom Call series resumes with industry stakeholders that, arguably, have the most clout. And who, stating the obvious, every citizen using NHPs for their health relies on. Canadian manufacturers were once part of global advances. Health Canada’s proposed Self-Care Framework threatens to further stifle the already tempered innovation and push small to medium-sized manufacturers out of the market. Shawn Buckley will begin with an examination and explanation of how the changes currently being implemented are a regulatory failure and how they will acutely impact NHP manufacturers. He answers the question that the entire industry should be asking itself, “how do these regulatory changes benefit us?” Spoiler alert: they don’t. The Self-Care Framework is complex and confusing. Shawn has the knowledge and experience to read between the lines and assess how limited our freedoms will become. This invitation is extended to all professionals working in NHP manufacturing. Share and be there!

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More calls are scheduled in NHPPA’s Q&A Zoom Call Series with Shawn Buckley!

Manufacturers, Retailers, Practitioners and Public:

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Discussion Paper Release: Cost Recovery Under the Self-Care Framework

Shawn Buckley’s analysis and opinion helps answer the question, “Could you financially survive cost recovery under the Self-Care Framework?”. Health Canada has begun the process to harmonize natural health products (NHPs), non-prescription chemical drugs and cosmetics under a single set of regulations – the Self-Care Framework. Unfortunately for NHP manufacturers, distributors, packagers and importers this restructuring is likely to result in increased regulatory fees. “Health Canada’s rational is that they cannot continue to charge the chemical drug companies fees, and not charge natural health companies fees, when both are under the same regulations with the same requirements for licensing.”

This is a must-read on inevitable fee scenarios facing the industry next year.  An industry the public counts on to produce their NHPs.


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French Charter of Health Freedom Petition & Action Kits

The French language is woven throughout the Canadian ethos. Historically, Québécois francophones are strongly opposed to swelling government oversight and speak out against it as a rule. Much like the voices NHPPA sees coming out of the West this year. Canada is flanked by some powerful opinions on personal freedoms. The Charter of Health Freedom petition has been available in French since 2009 acting as a symbol to resist Health Canada’s target of natural health products and practices. It is crucial that all Canadians engage in this movement in the language that is most accessible to them.

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Protection Against Adulteration | Shawn Buckley Explains

PROTECTION AGAINST ADULTERATION In this eleventh 0:56 minute video of a 21-part series, Shawn Buckley explains Section 11 and 12 of the Charter of Health Freedom, “Protection Against Adulteration”. This section builds on the previous one by ensuring all products and modalities under the Charter are subject to sanitary conditions and are free from adulteration. Both sections prohibit tampering with any treatment regulated under the Charter. In securing the safety of natural health products and modalities, these sections build on the confidence Canadians can place in their alternative treatment options. The Charter of Health Freedom ensures no one can act irresponsibly. This standard of quality will continue to drive up the reputation of natural products, thereby increasing consumer access to the treatments they choose for themselves.

As the author of this standalone Act, Shawn Buckley makes clear the key features of each section. He breaks down the proposed legislation into language that everyone can understand. Protection Against Significant Health Risks is the content of the twelfth clip where Shawn will discuss how products and practices would be overseen on the market.

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