First they came for the Butcher Broom and I did not speak out – because I did not use Butcher Broom.
Tell your MP to protect our Natural Health Products
Health Canada ignored Parliamentary Committee recommendations
In 2004, Health Canada ignored Parliament’s multi-year process that taxpayers funded. Instead of giving NHPs their own unique
third category, HC placed NHPs as a subclass of “Drugs” and applied standards that they knew thousands of non-patentable NHPs could not meet. They also forced countless authentic Natural Health Products to reformulate, yielding less effective products, while issuing Natural Product Numbers (NPNs) to hundreds of pharmacy items such as nicotine patches, Ex-Lax and TUMS.
fire as fable and fortune
by Geoff Olson
• Fire has a way of getting people’s attention. Some years back, during a period of change in my life, I made arrangements to stay at a friend’s cabin in the interior. Driving up the Coquihalla Highway, we were surprised to see columns of ash in the distance, rising into the sky. We hadn’t intentionally planned to travel toward one of the greatest wildfires in provincial history, but we carried on anyway, like moths to a flame.
by Jeff Rubin
• How many once-in-a-century accidents have to happen before we recognize they’ve become the norm and not the exception? And if we accept them as the norm, what does that say about our relentless quest for more energy? We can’t continue to increase our energy consumption exponentially without expecting to pay ever-greater costs. Even as our attempts become more desperate, it’s easy to understand why we keep trying. When we stop finding new sources of energy, our economies stop growing.
by Wendy Holm
Walking to the barn in the chill morning air, you make a mental note to check the woodpile. Are there enough logs to get you through the winter? It takes two to keep a fire going, more to set the hearth ablaze.
Positive solutions in community and spirit
• For most of the world’s great spiritual traditions and the majority of their contemporary interpreters, the issue of material wealth is inextricably bound up with environmental concerns. Their teachings show quite clearly that following a spiritual direction, rather than striving to accumulate unnecessary material wealth, is the path to true happiness and fulfilment.
by Helen E. Day
At about this same time, I also decided to specialize my physiotherapy practice to focus on persistent or chronic pain. Most physiotherapists deal with acute problems such as broken wrists, low back strain, tendonitis, etc., which tend to heal in a set time frame. I could see that with aging baby boomers, pain that did not go away in a set time period was going to become a huge problem. And, indeed, today it is. As I focused on developing techniques to help heal this “tough” pain, I observed an interesting and unexpected phenomenon: As the patient’s affected body part healed, it also appeared younger.
We never know what we are here to do until we are called to do it. I see this as describing my partner Paul Grignon, the world-renowned, self-directed monetary theorist and my journey with him.