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Canada’s natural health industry under siege

Canada’s natural health industry under siege

Oct 5, 2011

Canadian access to vital nutrients theatened by trade deals   by Dee Nicholson, co-executive director, Natural Health Federation Canada (NHF) Canadians who prefer healthcare the natural way need to take a stand, and fast, before their freedom to choose their own medicine (and a whole lot more) evaporates under their very noses. The natural health...

Natural health product regulations have gone too far

  by Lorenda Stefan, product educator and national sales manager, Enerex Botanicals Ltd. Most people are not even aware that some of the most effective, safe and natural ingredients found in their nutritional supplements are under attack. In fact, the entire industry is under attack along with our Rights as Canadian Citizens. Even ingredients like...

STAR WISE: October 2011

STAR WISE: October 2011

Oct 2, 2011

  STAR WISE: October 2011 - by Mac McLaughlin The lunar cycle governs all activities on the planet. The new moon signifies a fresh start while a full moon indicates a culmination or completion of sorts. The new moon on September 27 holds the keys to whatever type of cosmic/karmic energy that is destined to unfold for humankind throughout October. The...

A child’s soul journey

A child’s soul journey

Oct 2, 2011

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself… You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts… You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot...

More VIFF

More VIFF

Oct 2, 2011

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead Celebrity tycoon Donald Trump lives up to his billing as a crass megalomaniac in You’ve Been Trumped. The documentary illustrates his bullyboy antics, as he bulldozes a sensitive coastal ecosystem in northeast Scotland to create a mega golf resort. The controversial project on Menie Estate, eight miles from...

Caribou at the crossroads

Caribou at the crossroads

Oct 2, 2011

  SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki   As a nation and a global community, Canada has a history of ignoring environmental crises until it’s all but too late. Many of us remember the 1990s when tens of thousands of Canadians in the Maritimes lost their livelihoods after overfishing wiped out fish stocks. The boom-and-bust history reflected in the...

Kindness Concert a heart opener

Kindness Concert a heart opener

Oct 2, 2011

  by Toni O’Keeffe Can small acts of kindness change the world? According to the organizers of the 2011 World Kindness Concert they can. When Brock Tully envisioned the World Kindness Concert more than a decade ago, he imagined people coming together, with open hearts and a passion to change the way we live and celebrate the human journey. Eleven...

Dr. Marja Verhoef celebrated

Dr. Marja Verhoef celebrated

Oct 2, 2011

Rogers Prize winner a driving force The Dr. Roger’s Prize (www.drrogersprize.org) highlights the important contributions of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to healthcare by rewarding the pioneers who have made significant contributions to the field. This year’s $250,000 prize was awarded to University of Calgary’s Dr. Marja...

Are the best interests of Canadians being served or severed?

Are the best interests of Canadians being served or severed?

Oct 2, 2011

by Bruce Dales, president, Dales Product Development and Regulatory Specialists Have you ever wondered why you don’t see more innovative health food and natural health products (NHPs) emerging on the Canadian market? I have 18 years’ experience in product development and the Canadian food and drug regulatory compliance area involving new and...

Healthy dining

Healthy dining

Oct 1, 2011

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina We all love tasty food, enticing flavours and relaxing at restaurants with friends and family. We feel good about looking after our health, having compassion for animals and caring for the planet. What about doing all these things at the same time? Or is that combination virtually impossible? Vegetarian restaurants are an excellent...