This interview contains nearly indescribable value. You’ll hear one Aha! moment* after another. If you’re an NHPPA supporter, you’re likely someone reunited with wellness by infusing your body with products from the Earth. You can freely grow herbs in your home garden or forage for them in designated forests. But once these plants are distilled, encapsulated or ground for therapeutic purposes, the government gets involved and restricts access.
It’s up to you to protect your right to treat your body naturally by contacting the people who can halt Health Canada’s proposed changes to the NHP regulations reflected in the Self-Care Framework. There are letters, yes. And we favour them. But we know pressing send is easier. Emails need to go to your representatives now before the election: one to your Member of Parliament (MP), one to the Prime Minister (PM) and one to the Minister of Health (MoH). Use your own experience to write an email that is meaningful to you. Freely pull from NHPPA’s work. But understand your original words and personal story hold enormous gravity. Get your voice into the right ear! Send us a copy of your email! It inspires us to know you are taking independent action.
* Not just an Oprah phrase. Apparently it’s a legitimate psychological term that has been kicking around since 1931!