“Who Controls Our Health?” A Documentary Film By Brent Spiess May 15/14

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“THIS DOCUMENTARY IS DEDICATED TO THE SPIRIT OF THE NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS INDUSTRY AND TO TRUEHOPE IN THEIR PURSUIT OF JUSTICE AND SAFER HEALTH CHOICES FOR ALL.” (Opening credits)

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This new, independent, 50-minute Canadian documentary is a comprehensive introduction to the problems with regulation of the natural health industry in Canada. Brent Speiss interviews many experts regarding the past, present and future, to try and get to the heart of the issues. Beginning with the details of Truehope’s battle to keep EmPower Plus on the market, you will hear from Tony Stephan and David Hardy, Truehope’s co-founders, Ian Stewart, their Director of Regulatory Affairs and Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Calgary.

Moving through the genesis of the 2004 NHP Regulations and the system of patentable products which gives the pharmaceutical companies their financial power, you will hear from Shawn Buckley, NHPPA’s President, and Edmonton health food store owner, practitioner and long-time activist, John Biggs.

Other experts, academics and practitioners will guide you through the national consultation process which should have given NHPs their own legal category and the philosophical objections many have to government restrictions on freedom of choice.

“You wouldn’t think that there would be a conflict between government and those agencies set up to ensure that Canadians have a healthy lifestyle.” ~ Ian Stewart

“What do people think we’re made up of, if not the things we ingest?” ~ Dr. Bonnie Kaplan

“Health Canada is putting the bottom line of the industry ahead of its real clients, you and me.” ~ Tony Stephan

If you are looking for an accessible introduction to the types of problems the current Health Canada regulations are causing for Canadians then we recommend you watch “Who Controls Our Health?”. Seeing this film will fuel your passion and anger for the issues, inspire you to take action for yourself and your families, and arm you with facts and examples for discussion at local events.

“Who Controls Our Health?” (trailer on YouTube) is available on DVD at a cost of $25.00 plus $5.95 for shipping and handling. To order your copy contact Brent directly at btspiess@telus.net or by phone at 403.234.9493

Thank you Brent, for the effort you put into this project on behalf of NHP stakeholders across Canada!

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