Shawn Buckley’s 2018 Total Health Show Lecture

Check out Shawn Buckley’s latest video recording (55 minute watch) released as part of our 2018 public and industry education phase. 60 days ago today, at Toronto’s Total Health Show, Shawn gave his new lecture called “Censorship, Science and Belief”.

He shares compelling insight into the detrimental outcome of Health Canada’s proposed self-care regulatory framework for natural health products. Safe and effective natural remedies in Canada are currently facing their most significant threat to date. After 23 years of dealing with Health Canada Shawn tells us, “never have I felt more threatened.”

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Total Health Show May 2018 | NHPPA Show Report and Photo Gallery

Total Health Show Photo GalleryNHPPA is keen to continue our public outreach and educational efforts across our country by duplicating our work in three or more cities across Canada in 2018. This May, at the Total Health Show in Toronto, we reconvened with many prominent freedom fighting allies and produced new materials that brought into question the intentions of Health Canada’s most recent proposed NHP Regulations. The Show Report and Photo Gallery highlights our influential activist friends, links to new handouts that can be shared and the work we do at the shows to make an impact.

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We would welcome your suggestions for similar shows to the East or West of our headquarters in Ontario. What consumer shows would you like to see Shawn Buckley and NHPPA attend this year? Email us at with your recommendations.


Charter of Health Freedom Petition Update

Incremental changes still have an impact! NHPPA’s attendance at the May 2018 Total Health Show added another 350 original signatures to the petition count making it 96,847. The petition remains the second largest federal paper petition in Canada in the last 25 years. To respond to four frequently asked questions regarding the petition:

No. The paper petition cannot, and will not, be transferred into an online e-Petition.

No. The paper petition cannot be merged with a newly created e-Petition.

No. The paper petition cannot be put online through or

Yes. The paper petition is still powerful, valid and current.

NHPPA’s efforts to continue collecting signatures will make a significant difference as we seek the MP who will introduce the Charter of Health Freedom to House of Commons.

See our April 2018 Paper vs e-Petition Update (pre-Total Health Show).

Find out more about the Charter of Health Freedom and how it is designed to protect your rights and freedoms.



Will Social Prescribing Be the Next Wellness Phenomenon?, Psychology Today

Whole thinking. This July 17, 2017 article (5 minute read) by Christopher Bergland published in Psychology Today, ‘Will Social Prescribing be the Next Wellness Phenomenon’, tells us of a new, more holistic approach, that British doctors are taking to help patients with chronic illness. The program involves partnering a primary care patient with a link worker who assists them with formulating a personalized social program involving community activities based on their individual needs. The link workers then meet with the patients regularly to ensure they stay compliant. Studies have shown that the program is helping patients lead healthier lives with less feelings of isolation, anxiety and depression.

“Hopefully, the latest findings on the benefits of social prescribing will inspire policymakers to support more programs that offer comprehensive non-medical prescriptions. Social prescribing has the potential to reduce skyrocketing healthcare costs and improve the psychological, physical, and financial well-being of people from all walks of life.”

It is encouraging to see a public health program designed with the purpose of improving the lives of a country’s citizens rather than serving and protecting the interests of an industry. NHPPA approves!


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.

Read the full details of these exciting job opportunities


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.

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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.

Watch the Full TEDX Talk


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.”