Nutritionists’ Webinar: “Tomorrow’s Access to Supplements in Clinical Practice” | Sept 10 2013



How would you feel if someone else made your treatment decisions for you? What would your response be if you were told that you were no longer allowed to access a certain health product you or your client relied on for basic daily needs or even for life?

Unfortunately, this is not a hypothetical scenario but one that is happening in our own Canadian health landscape.

Since the introduction of the 2004 Natural Health Product (NHP) Regulations thousands of safe, effective products have been criminalized and removed from store shelves. Although practitioners have been exempt from the full force of these regulations to date, this may change. Many products our seasoned colleagues have used in the past with great success are no longer available and the products you now recommend to your clients may also share the same fate in the future.

More than 70% of Canadian citizens that use Natural health Products (NHPs) for their health are being affected by these regulations and will be even more so in the future. This challenge is reinforced by many other side affects of these regulations such as NHPs with lower potencies, higher prices, many products having completely disappeared and even supplement orders from United States and Europe being seized at the border.

Health Canada’s authority for supplements: The NHPD (Natural Health Products Directorate), has made new considerations that are seemingly “reasonable” to the average person, but the fundamental principles to remove products from the market will underpin the regulations today, as they did when they were first established.

Health Canada is effectively making your treatment decisions for you, by restricting your ability to make choices in the best interests of your clients, and your family. The number of disappearing products has reached crisis level and will continue to deepen until there is a change in the law.

We can no longer take our rights and freedoms to practice and live holistically for granted.


On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, NHPPA’s Shawn Buckley will host “Tomorrow’s Access to Supplements in Clinical Practice”, A LIVE 1-hour webinar presentation and 30-minute Q&A, focused on educating us on:

  1.  How Health Canada has caused a divide and misled us about the “need and value” of the regulations.
  2. The obstacles and losses faced by Canada’s supplement companies and traditional herbalists.
  3. What our future looks like under these ever-changing regulations, and potential outcomes.
  4. How this will affect our professional choices in practice and personal choices at home.
  5. Consequences we face as the profiles of some of our trusted products begin to change (cost, potency, efficacy).
  6. The direct and impactful action we can take to protect our rights and freedoms to practice with the tools we need in our profession.


WHEN: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013, 8PM EST

COST: $25.00

CLICK HERE to register


Shawn Buckley, LLB, is a constitutional and criminal lawyer with expertise in the Food and Drugs Act, and regulations.

He is the President of Canada’s NHPPA (Natural Health Products Protection Association), and authored the Charter of Health Freedom, a proposed law to fully protect the rights of natural health product stakeholders. The NHPPA has been in existence since 2008. In that time it has grown from a grass roots movement to become internationally recognized and quoted. Between Shawn’s busy law practice and advising many of Canada’s supplement companies you know and love, he writes articles for the NHPPA, discussion papers for the industry, is interviewed for radio and print media, attends international NHP activists’ legal round table meetings, and lectures on natural health product protection, food rights and EMFs. Shawn has been a natural health advocate since his conversion to our paradigm since working on the Strauss Herbs file. It’s an interesting story, listen to an excerpt from Shawn’s interview with Vinny Eastwood.

Register NOW as space is limited. Please share this email throughout your network because not only will this webinar provide you with a picture of the future of your industry and steps you can take to protect it, but it will also provide funding for future campaigns by the NHPPA.

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