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Sep 18, 2014
Are you deficient in thiamine? Here's what you need to know about Vitamin B1
(NaturalNews) Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is not a rare vitamin. Small amounts can be found in nearly all foods and many foods have substantial amounts of B1, yet an estimated 20% of Americans are found to be deficient in this extremely important and necessary vitamin. The reason? B1 is generally destroyed when a food is processed....[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
Link Found Between Food Allergies and Farm Antibiotics
Food allergies affect an estimated 15 million Americans, including one in 13 children. Statistics indicate something strange is afoot, as food allergies in children rose by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011 alone. Similarly, in Great Britain one in three people are allergic to something, be it pollen, dust mites, or food.1 Previous research has drawn parallels between the rise in allergies and increased antibiotic and antimicrobial use. One study2 showed exposure to antibiotics early in life increased the risk of eczema in children by 40 percent....[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
ALBA GU BRĄTH!
In the colossal movie, “Braveheart” (1995), Mel Gibson’s character, Scottish freedom-fighter, William Wallace, gave, without a doubt, the greatest war speech in movie history. The men of Scotland were facing a vastly superior number of English troops before the Battle of Stirling Bridge; and many of them had already begun retreating in fear. Here is the exchange: William Wallace: And if this is your army, why does it go? Veteran: We didn't come here to fight for them! Young Soldier: Home! The English are too many! William Wallace: Sons of Scotland! I am William Wallace. Young Soldier: William Wallace is seven feet tall! William Wallace: Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds. And if HE were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse. [Scottish army laughs] William Wallace: I *am* William Wallace! And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You've come to fight as free men...and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight? Veteran: Fight? Against that? No! We will run. And we will live. William Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live...at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take...OUR FREEDOM! [Scottish army cheers] William Wallace: Alba gu brąth! Army: ALBA GU BRĄTH! ALBA GU BRĄTH! ALBA GU BRĄTH! (Source: IMDb.com) ...[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
11 Surprising Factors That Mess With Your Memory
Fear of losing your mind is a pervasive, fear. Among Americans, the notion of losing mental capacity evokes twice as much fear as losing physical ability, and 60 percent of US adults say they are very or somewhat worried about memory loss.1 The good news is that your brain is a dynamic organ, constantly adapting and changing, for better or for worse. Many daily activities such as, lack of sleep can seriously interfere  with your memory the next day....[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
Tasmania's ban on GMOs to be in place for at least five more years
(NaturalNews) Tasmania, the "Island State" just off the coast of Melbourne, Australia, has a population of half-a-million people and includes 26,000 square miles of land. They have continued their ban on ALL things GMO until 2019, seeing "no imperative to change" from eating normal, nutritious food that doesn't cause cancer to pesticide-laden agriculture that does, according to the state government, which is opting to extend their already longstanding ban. A bill tabled in the House of Assembly in late August has the support of the main farming body of Tasmania, and the beekeepers, of course. This is all thanks to the REAL science findings taken into account from last year's review, which looked at over 150 public submissions and NEW research. The Government there believes in the "commonsense approach that strikes an appropriate balance between the needs of today and the possibilities of tomorrow."...[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
Viruses & Vaccines: The Future of Medicine
Today's Wellness Tip From the Future...with Dr. Carolyn DeanAloha, A client told me, before it was discovered that she mainly suffers from a specific magnesium deficiency condition, there was some talk of her symptoms being caused by a latent virus infection. She asked me how to treat this virus. ...[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
Letter to Dr. Colin Carrie from Mr. Trueman Tuck dated September 17, 2014.
Re:      Protecting Traditional Chinese Medicine Practionners and Other Products and Other Traditional Natural Remedies and Related Provincial Approved Health Care Practionners....[full story]
Sep 18, 2014
What is CHFA?
The Canadian Health Food Association is Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products. Our members include manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and importers of natural and organic products. These can include foods, vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal products, homeopathics, sports nutrition products, health and beauty aids and more....[full story]
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]