Canada Well On Its Way To Being “Codexed”

Consider a multinational pharmaceutical conglomerate that does business in many countries throughout the world. It is an inconvenient barrier and expense that every country has a different set of regulations governing the drugs it sells, and the corporation has to go through a different approval process in each state. So to eliminate this regulatory obstacle … Continue reading Canada Well On Its Way To Being “Codexed”

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The Biggest Problem with Natural Health Products Might Surprise You

Natural Health Products have been the subject of scrutiny for a very long time and though critics of their use often try to argue that manufacturers of them make unrealistic health claims or that the product inside the bottle is not what is on the label, the reality is that these baseless arguments are not … Continue reading The Biggest Problem with Natural Health Products Might Surprise You

6 Things We Can Teach You about the Natural Health Product Regulations

The Natural Health Product Regulations were introduced by Health Canada in 2004 and were met with swift condemnation from proponents of alternative and natural health products. The reasons for this are numerous and can seem more and more complex as time goes on; however, we thought we’d put together some important talking points about the … Continue reading 6 Things We Can Teach You about the Natural Health Product Regulations

What the Mental Health Crisis in Attawapiskat Says about Health Freedom in Canada

The Attawapiskat First Nation made headlines recently when 11 members tried to commit suicide over a weekend in April and 28 members tried to do so throughout March. Shortly after the crisis of 11 suicide attempts blew up on the national news, drawing some much-needed attention to the situation there, 5 more members attempted suicide. … Continue reading What the Mental Health Crisis in Attawapiskat Says about Health Freedom in Canada

3 Threats to Health Freedom in Canada

Natural Health Product Regulations In the mid-1990s Health Canada started attacking NHPs. Products were taken away from Canadians because they were not complying with the chemical drug regulations. Canadians became so alarmed that they rebelled. This was perhaps the largest citizen movement in Canadian history. The message from Canadians was clear: we wanted our access … Continue reading 3 Threats to Health Freedom in Canada

The Unfair Cost of Natural Health Remedies

Since the regulation of NHPs as drugs by Health Canada, there have been a number of costs associated with the change: producers were required to jump through expensive hoops in order to satisfy new licensing requirements, retailers had to thin out their shelves, and the new, higher costs of supplements were passed onto consumers. Even … Continue reading The Unfair Cost of Natural Health Remedies

What is Health Freedom?

At Citizens for Choice in Health Care, we take pride in being health freedom advocates; however, not many people know the principles behind health freedom and what its advocates stand for. This short article summarizes what proponents of health freedom value and strive towards. Health freedom refers to a social movement among alternative medicine organizations, … Continue reading What is Health Freedom?