NHPPA Is Hiring!

Passionate about protection? NHPPA is adding to our existing team to launch a series of planned 2018/2019 campaigns. It’s intense, exciting and meaningful work that can define Canada’s future for natural health. And we want you! As you’ve probably noticed, over the last few months, a significant emphasis has been put on our education phase. It was, and still is, the primary focus before we run nation wide actions. We hope that Shawn Buckley’s lectures, interviews, discussion papers, articles and rebuttals have galvanized your resolve to be part of the solution.

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Unapproved GM Wheat Found in Alberta, CBAN

Reposting from a Canadian organization NHPPA follows: Unapproved genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered) wheat discovered in Alberta – the federal government can’t figure out how it got there. A few plants with Monsanto’s GM glyphosate-tolerant trait on a road. No GM wheat is approved in Canada or any other country. Read the June 15, 2018 press release for info & links.


Natural Health Products Under Threat – Once Again, Vitality Magazine

Public and industry education continues before the action phase of our campaigns. Everyone needs to know what is at stake and be able to clearly speak to it when communicating with those in places of power. Vitality Magazine released its June/July issue which includes an article (7 minute read), “Natural Health Products Under Threat – Once Again” by Shawn Buckley.

In it, Shawn states “although Health Canada uses safety language to support their actions, they are in reality the drug police whose job it is to uphold the law, regardless of the health consequences”. Canadian consumers, manufacturers, retailers and practitioners now face the biggest threat to natural health products and practices, ever. It is important to take the time to read Shawn’s article to understand how these changes will affect you and what steps you can take to help us stop them.

Get a free digital subscription to Vitality by sending a request to: subscribe@vitalitymagazine.com


The Surprisingly Dramatic Role of Nutrition in Mental Health, TEDX

Worth sharing almost four years later. A timely November 10, 2014 TEDX Talk (17:42 minute watch) by Dr. Julia Rucklidge. She speaks to serious mental health conditions being treated by nutrition and micronutrients. Many working with functional food and natural health products may want to watch the presentation if they haven’t already. Very good arguments made. Dr. Rucklidge begins with the critical role of nutrition in effectively preventing and reversing the symptoms of mental health disorders. She worked alongside Dr. Bonnie Kaplan (who NHPPA holds in high esteem) and tells us how statistics show a similar pattern in treatment with all classes of conventional chemical drugs for mental health (meaning short term the treatments are often effective) but in the long-term, they fail. Only micronutrients have shown lasting solutions to the root cause of brain health. She reflects on another study, “… despite our ever increasing reliance on antidepressants, the recovery rates and relapse rates are no better now than they were 50 years ago prior to the advent of these medications, so if a treatment is truly effective, then shouldn’t the rates of disorder and disability as a direct consequence of that illness be decreasing and not increasing?” NHPPA’s attention was drawn to the ” limited evidence” note in the TED disclaimer.

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Rebuttal to CHFA Criticism of NHPPA Discussion Paper

On May 10, 2018, the NHPPA released a Discussion Paper explaining the issues behind the upcoming repeal of the Natural Health Products Regulations. The CHFA responded by sending an email to its members implying the Discussion Paper was based on dated and inaccurate information. In response, Shawn Buckley wrote an opinion piece that in effect compares the CHFA to surrealist comedy when it comes to drug regulation policy. After challenging the Helen Long on a number of points, Mr. Buckley concludes: “In my opinion, the proposed changes are so detrimental to all CHFA Members that the attack on the NHPPA Discussion Paper must be a piece of comedy rather than a reasoned analysis. It is difficult to say whether the CHFA or Monty Python’s Flying Circus will win this year’s comedy award, but the CHFA is off to a strong start.”



A Ride Down the Rabbit Hole

If you haven’t taken the ride yet, please join us. Subscribe and download your copy of Shawn Buckley’s Discussion Paper on the imminent and dangerous changes to the NHP Regulations. It can help you understand the true nature of reality at Health Canada. It’s a difficult and disorienting environment to explain but its done rather well in what we hope is your weekend reading material! See you on the other side.


Shawn Buckley Interview with Hugh Reilly

“We are bringing changes into our food and drug regulations where basically we are going to guarantee that it will be illegal in Canada to ever use a natural health product to treat a serious health condition”. On May 12, 2018, while in Toronto for the Total Health Show, Shawn Buckley sat down with Hugh Reilly of ThatChannel.com for a candid interview (53 minute watch), ‘Health Canada is causing harm to Canadians. Canadians will hold them accountable.’

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• Shawn Buckley’s unusual shift into advocating for natural health products and practices after representing Health Canada in an action against Strauss Naturals (0:55)

• Health Canada tried make the sale of TrueHope’s EMPowerplus formula illegal despite evidence that consumers depended on it for their survival after chemical anti-psychotic drugs stopped working (6:55)

• Health Canada’s new “failed efficacy” meme created to make Canadians believe they need protection from natural health products (21:27)

• How important censorship of truthful information is to Health Canada in the drug approval process (29:25)

• Help NHPPA succeed in pushing back against Health Canada’s proposed new regulation changes (35:54)

• The Charter of Health Freedom is the answer to solving the problem, permanently (44:00)

“Whose choice is it of what you can take when you have a health crisis? Health Canada believes that they have the absolute right to decide what treatments you are allowed to access and, even more importantly, an absolute right to what information you are allowed to have. Because our system is based on censorship.”


New Trial Ordered for David and Collet Stephan

New trial ordered! NHPPA’s heartfelt congratulations to David and Collet Stephan! In 2016 David and Collet were convicted of failing to provide the necessities of life to their son Ezekiel. Shawn Buckley was their trial counsel and can tell you, that in his opinion, there were significant problems with how the Crown conducted the trial and with some of the Judge’s rulings. For example, the Crown was able to lead repetitive evidence from doctor after doctor to overwhelm the Jury with an atmosphere of danger constructed from their assumptions of how Ezekiel was presenting.

On the other hand, the Stephans were prevented from having a witness who visited with Ezekiel the night before from speaking freely. Similarly the Stephans called the Chief Medical Examiner for the Province of Alberta at the time of Ezekiel’s death. This doctor was prevented from giving her opinion, something that had never happened before on the hundreds of occasions she was an expert witness for the State. She has more than likely not been muzzled since when called to testify for the State.

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Shawn Buckley Interview on the Robert Scott Bell Show

Robert Scott Bell did a fantastic interview (26:51 minutes) with Shawn Buckley on May 12, 2018 at the Toronto Total Health Show. Full show report, material and photo gallery will be posted this Friday. Wonderful news to share with NHPPA’s supporters!

Watch the full interview