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Sep 18, 2014
Open Letter to: Matthew James, Board Chairman, CHFA
Dear Matthew:  Today is day #1 of Health Canada’s campaign to remove from the market all “unlicensed” dietary supplements.  What Health Canada has not told us is that their ultimate weapon is to lay criminal charges against those of us who are not perceived to be in compliance.  This is their only legal option, because under our constitutional laws, federal government departments have only police powers.  They are legally prevented from laying civil charges....[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
CHFA finally realizes that the industry has a problem that requires a legislative solution
Hi Trueman, It’s really good that the CHFA finally realizes that the industry has a problem that requires a legislative solution.  But, bless their hearts, they seem to think that can get somewhere by trying to convince Health Canada to re-classify NHPs as a sub-category of food.  What bureaucracy is going to entertain the idea of castrating itself?  Doesn’t the CHFA realize that they should be convincing Agriculture Canada to take back the powers that Health Canada usurped from them?...[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
CHFA members are in support of the regulations and enforcement
Proudly emblazoned on the CHFA website is the statement, “NHPs are Not Drugs”. A CHFA survey concludes that 75% of CHFA membership does not want our products regulated as drugs. NPN licensing regulates our products as drugs. How do you conclude that a majority of our members are supporting NPN drug regulations and their enforcement? ...[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
NHPs Are Not Drugs Here’s to Fair Regulations on natural health products.
Over 70% of Canadians use natural health products. This $3 billion industry has created thousands of jobs across Canada. CHFA continues to advocate on behalf of all of our members to ensure that all Canadians have access to safe and effective natural health products. We believe that it’s time to create the new Natural Health Products Act....[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
Understanding the Issues: The Impact of Regulation
Under the current Food and Drugs Act, NHPs are positioned as a subset of drugs, a position that CHFA is actively trying to change. The Standing Committee of Health (which consists of several Members of Parliament) concluded in 1998 that NHPs are neither foods nor drugs and therefore should be defined separately in the Act....[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
Your Top 5 Reasons to Become a CHFA Member
Find strength in numbers: As a CHFA member you’re automatically welcomed into an important, powerful and growing network in the natural health and organic industry. You share in a strong, collective voice representing 1000+ natural health industry retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and importers....[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
Bill C-17: CHFA’s Successful Legislative Efforts
Bill C-17: CHFA’s Successful Legislative Efforts June 18, 2014 By CHFA...[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
CHFA Supports Vanessa’s Law – Bill C-17
CHFA Supports Vanessa’s Law – Bill C-17 June 9, 2014 By CHFA...[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
CHFA Supports Red Tape Reduction
CHFA Supports Red Tape Reduction January 28, 2014 By CHFA...[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
CHFA Shares the Facts on Compliance and Enforcement for Retailers
On September 1, 2014 the Natural Health Products Compliance and Enforcement policy will take effect. Product licencing requirements will have a major impact on your business. As a result, CHFA would like you to be aware of important information that will help guide you as you work towards full compliance with the Natural Health Products Regulations....[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
CHFA Board of Directors
The current CHFA Board of Directors represents a wealth of experience and diverse insights from across the natural health industry....[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
CHFA Board of Directors 2014
CHFA Board of Directors 2014 April 15, 2014 By CHFA...[full story]
Sep 16, 2014
THE FLATTENING FORCES OF GLOBALIZATION CONTINUE TO ADVANCE
My first trip to Europe was when I was a young boy and Kennedy was still president. Everything seemed so different there, from the public restrooms at the Brussels airport where the men’s and women’s entrances led into the exact same room to the frothy, thick, hot milk in an almost-too-big tasse that I happily slurped in a small Parisian café, leaving a warm, white smear on my face and in my throat. There were no McDonalds, Starbucks, or ubiquitous American sitcoms like Friends. Life, European life, was an alien bustle and blur that never quite lost its seductive grip on my soul....[full story]
Sep 16, 2014
Mammography False Alarms Linked with Later Tumor Risk
One of the reasons why you must carefully consider the decision to have a mammogram is due to their high rate of false positives. A false positive occurs when a mammogram suggests a woman has cancer when none actually exists. In the US, the risk of having a false-positive test over 10 mammograms is a concerning 58 percent to 77 percent!1, 2 When a woman is told she may have breast cancer, it causes considerable anxiety and psychological distress. Meanwhile, you will be subjected to more testing, such as biopsy or surgery, which carry their own set of risks, unnecessarily. Now, new research has found, however, that women who have received a false-positive diagnosis via mammography may be more likely to develop breast cancer years later, although no one is quite sure why. ...[full story]
Sep 16, 2014
The biggest lies told by the food industry
(NaturalNews) There's no wasting time here. People must know. You may be aware of some of the following tricks, lies, schemes and plots to keep people malnourished and in need of constant medical attention, but then again, you may not. The biggest lies in this world are the ones more likely to be believed, and "Big Food" has that kind of money to spend on YOU, so here we go:"For added freshness" and "as a preservative" -- These preservativeskill fungus and mutate human cells into cancer, yet these slogans are seen on bread all over the world and on jar labels for just about everything....[full story]
Sep 16, 2014
Who Controls the CHFA ?
Who Controls the CHFA?   The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) proudly proclaims itself to be the “voice of the natural health industry”.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Less than 20 per cent of health food retailers belong to the CHFA.  Seventy-five per cent of CHFA members have indicated (by survey) that they do not wish to have our products regulated as “drugs”.  Yet, the CHFA is doing everything possible to compel its members to comply with NPN drug licensing.  At its recent 50th anniversary celebrations, CHFA executives even congratulated themselves on the implementation of the Natural Health Product Regulations (NHPR).  [The NHPR are in truth ultra vires (unlawful) regulations with which no one is legally obligated to comply.  Details available on request.]...[full story]
Sep 15, 2014
Urgent: Harper could pass Canada-China FIPA deal TODAY
Breaking news from Ottawa: We’ve just heard that Prime Minister Harper could be about to ratify the secretive and extreme Canada-China FIPA investors deal in the next few hours.[1]...[full story]
Sep 15, 2014
Mercury-Free Dentists—Pioneers and Catalysts for 21st Century Health Care
Less than a generation ago, only three percent of dentists were mercury-free. Dentistry's best-kept secret was that amalgam fillings had mercury, a neurotoxin that can permanently injure the developing brains of children and fetuses. ...[full story]
Sep 15, 2014
WE DON'T NEED AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION TO "CLARIFY" OUR CONSTITUTION
Those pushing for the so-called “convention of states”[1] say we must amend the Constitution because the people in Washington “don’t understand it”. Rubbish! Our Constitution is so simple that Alexander Hamilton expected us to be “enlightened enough to distinguish between a legal exercise and an illegal usurpation of authority”; and he said the people are“the natural guardians of the Constitution” (Federalist No. 16, next to last para)....[full story]
Sep 15, 2014
Curing the incurables with ozone therapy
(NaturalNews) Way before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was ever created, ozone therapy was successfully used by established medical professionals to treat anemia, respiratory ailments, infectious diseases and countless 'incurable' health issues. But, by the 1940's, the FDA decided to seize all ozone machines - despite its track record of being effective (and harmless) to thousands and thousands of people with all kinds of health problems ranging from AIDS to cancer....[full story]
Sep 15, 2014
Google tries to memory hole truth about its outrageous email spying activities
(NaturalNews) As the world's leading technology, media and information company, Google has been growing in power and global influence for nearly a decade. But not everything the company has done has been good -- or ethical -- or legal....[full story]
Sep 15, 2014
Harper doesn’t want Canadians to know. We’re going to tell them.
Nobody expected this today. It’s now confirmed that out of the blue, the Harper Conservatives have just ratified the secretive and extreme China-Canada FIPA, a move that threatens to lock our democracy into a binding investors’ deal for at least 31 years.[1]...[full story]
Sep 15, 2014
Message from the Green Party of Canada
Gerrard -- Elizabeth and I are back in Ottawa today for the first day of the new Parliamentary session, and we both agree on the number one priority for September:We need to pass Michael Chong’s Reform Act....[full story]
Sep 15, 2014
Medical debts outweigh emergency savings for 25 percent of Americans
(NaturalNews) A scathing new survey from Bankrate.comshows that a majority of Americans are more worried than ever about their healthcare and finances. The poll of 1,006 participants revealed a shocking trend of ballooning medical debts and dwindling personal savings. What's shocking is that most of this problem is caused by health insurance....[full story]
Sep 15, 2014
FREEDOM FROM FEAR AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Anyone who has done even a minimal amount of study and research into the current geopolitical situation involving the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, EU, NATO, Great Britain, Syria, Iraq, China, Iran, Isis, and Israel understands that we face the likelihood of some kind of World War III scenario. Added to that is the global economic crisis which provided the backdrop for the geopolitical crisis. Russia, China, India and the BRICs nations assembling a competing currency to the Transatlantic Union, U.K. and U.S. dollar as the world’s currency....[full story]