Volunteer Shout Out for Calgary Health Show Feb 2019

Sunday night closes at the Calgary Health Show with nothing but gratitude from NHPPA headquarters. It’s with considerable passion for freedom that three citizens made it a point to join the effort. Volunteer April Reeves kept things running and under control for both days, all day, with wonderful support on Saturday from Monique Ruchkall and Sunday, from the one and only, Dr. Bonnie Kaplan! Thank you for taking the time to educate and inspire the public. You built more civic muscle needed to battle Health Canada. The weekend’s happenings, new petition count, Shawn’s talk from the recording and more will be in our full show report and photo gallery. We’ll let you know when it’s up!

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Natural Health Partners Action Education Zoom Series Holistic Nutritionists Feb 5 2019

At the request of a concerned group of Holistic Nutritionists working in clinical practice Shawn Buckley will be holding a LIVE ZOOM webinar. He will discuss the legal confusion around cannabis products like CBD oil, and specifically, what it means for those practicing in Canada. He will also discuss Health Canada’s plan to regulate Natural Health Products under the same set of regulations as non-prescription chemical drugs by 2020. This will affect a professional’s ability to access and recommend supplements for serious health conditions.

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Getting Ready for the Calgary Health Show Feb 2019

We’ve been told that “feels like -31” isn’t going to stop Calgarians from coming to the show. Hope to see plenty of foot traffic at the Calgary Health Show today. Shawn Buckley’s height came in handy last night for set up. Our banner’s message is pretty clear (and exceedingly accurate) so as to have visitors ask questions. The booth is in perfect order thanks to unstoppable volunteer April Reeves who is doing two full days for NHPPA including Friday night’s set up. The weekend’s action will be caught on cell phone and provided to us by the lovely Teresa Mardon. All educational materials landed in good order and are ready for distribution. We’ll check in with the team at the end of the day Saturday to find out how we did with Charter of Health Freedom petition signatures and the response to Shawn’s “Censorship, Science, Belief” talk.

Lecture summary

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NHPPA is Attending the 2019 Calgary Health Show

First time! In the last 10 years we’ve given lectures for audiences aligned with our mission in Vancouver and Edmonton but this weekend is our inaugural public event in the West! NHPPA will occupy a corner booth at the February 2nd and 3rd Calgary Health Show. We’re sharing our complete pallet of educate-advocate materials and a full volunteer (!) crew with Shawn Buckley set to do two lectures. Shawn will be presenting his “Censorship, Science, Belief” presentation with a few variations on the theme for Calgary.

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This Year’s Petition Bar is Set in Victoria, BC Jan 2019

That’s 18.333 signatures per hour! When gathering signatures you are “on” all day, both educating and listening. Shannon was at The Victoria Health Show this past weekend for 15 hours between Saturday and Sunday. She went on her own, without hesitation, and told us she enjoyed “the gig”. The signed petition pages are on their way back to NHPPA. We asked Shannon why she thought volunteering for NHPPA was a good use of her time. She shared and said we could too.

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Collecting Petition Signatures in Victoria, BC Jan 2019

She wasn’t even there for an hour when we got a text that read, “I’ve already got 40 signatures!” We called for volunteers in Western Canada and had a tremendous response. Thank you to everyone not mentioned yet. This is our first outing of 2019. Shannon Lee Rae didn’t hesitate to make The Victoria Health Show her own and said she was in for both days, all day.

If you are in Victoria, BC visit Shannon at the show and sign the petition! A whole new generation of consumers need to know about the threats to NHPs and the Charter of Health Freedom (COHF) as a solution. If you are anywhere in Canada and want to help raise awareness for NHPPA, let us know which show (large or small) you’d like to attend and we’ll send you the COHF Petition Station materials!

Read more about the Charter of Health Freedom.

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Going West.

Sure, this may look a little bedraggled to a professional who packs and ships everyday but we assure you that each box was thoroughly tested for courier-safe travels and structural integrity. It’s our first time sending the things that make up the NHPPA show booth to the West! Aside from the obvious lack of aesthetics, we hope you’re impressed that we fit all of our educational material in! Well, all but one. The containers are minus a bear. NHPPA’s Warm Buddy was not able to travel without security at his destination.

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My Top 20 Favourite Cures For Pain: Effective Non-drug Strategies, Vitality Magazine


Looking for long-term pain relief without chemical drug dependency? In this November 20, 2018 Vitality Magazine article (13 minute read), “My Top 20 Favourite Cures For Pain: Effective Non-drug Strategies”, by Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, MD, MSc., one can learn about some of nature’s best anti-inflammatory and pain-relief remedies. Dr. Rona recommends finding the root cause of pain first, “If all other medical diagnoses have been ruled out, chronic unexplained aches and pains could be the result of hidden food intolerances”. The piece details some physical therapies that may be helpful along with many natural health products (NHPs), that work on inflammation and pain response mechanisms. “NHPs usually take from weeks to months to be fully effective for control of aches and pains. They are by no means a quick fix. The good news is that, unlike drugs, they have never killed anyone.”

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Call for Volunteers at Western Canada Health Shows

We Need Your Help

NHPPA is excited to be partnering with The Health Shows in an effort to educate the public in Western Canada about the threats currently facing Natural Health Products. But, we need more help to get our message shared.

Can you help?

We are looking for volunteers in Victoria, Calgary, and Vancouver to work at The Health Shows in various capacities. We have outlined most of the details below.

For a look at the shows, check out the highlights video from Victoria

If you’re in these areas of Western Canada, and are interested being part of NHPPA’s work by volunteering your time, we want to hear from you!

There are two ways to express your interest:

  1. Call 1.519.648.2050 and ask for Julia Rickert
  1. Email info@nhppa.org with the Subject “Volunteer for Western Shows”. In your email please include: what show you are able to volunteer for and what dates and times you are available. Both days would be the ideal but we are open to the time you have to support.

Thank you in advance! We look forward to connecting with you.

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