FDA Approves “Assisted Bulimia” Device but Health Canada Can’t Approve Vitamins?

Every once and a while there is a health news story that comes across your path that makes you stop and really shake your head. This month, there was a story that went beyond that and it is making health freedom activists across North America irate. On June 22, 2016, the FDA approved a new … Continue reading FDA Approves “Assisted Bulimia” Device but Health Canada Can’t Approve Vitamins?

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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

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?

What Will the Natural Health Product Industry Be Like in 10 years?

When the Natural Health Product Regulations came into effect in 2004, there was great fear among those in the industry – and not without good reason. With time, tens of thousands of products have disappeared from Canadian shelves and those that remain have been massively altered. Gaping holes where American imports used to sit and … Continue reading What Will the Natural Health Product Industry Be Like in 10 years?

Health Canada Suspending Licensed Homeopathics

As recently as April 2015, Health Canada has suspended the use of Filix Mas, a homeopathic product because of it being a derivative of the male fern Dryopteris Filix-Max). Unspecified safety information has allegedly raised concerns regarding the effect of the ingredient at higher doses. Health Canada has called for all Canadians using the product … Continue reading Health Canada Suspending Licensed Homeopathics