Charter of Health Freedom Section 6 – Regulating Natural Health

Charter of Health Freedom Section 6 – Regulating Natural Health

Revisiting the Charter in 2019

Natural Health Products and practices are under threat, once again. As a result of Health Canada’s latest plans to harmonize the Natural Health Product Regulations with those of chemical drugs, Canadians risk continued loss of access to natural medicines. Censorship of truthful information about Natural Health Products will be increased under Health Canada’s proposed action. Science will be used as a weapon to suppress truth. Action is required now.

The Charter of Health Freedom is proposed Canadian legislation that gives Natural Health Products and Traditional Medicines their own Act. The Charter protects our access to Natural Health Products and Traditional Medicines by creating separate legal category for them. The Charter aims to protect our health freedoms and rights.

In this video (1 minute watch), constitutional lawyer and NHPPA President, Shawn Buckley discusses the meaning and purpose of Section 6 of the Charter, including how it sets out that the Charter will be the sole Act to govern a whole range of treatment modalities.

Important Links:
Discussion Paper: The Repeal of the Natural Health Product Regulations
What is the Charter of Health Freedom?
The Charter of Health Freedom Petition (English)
La Charte de la Liberté de Choix en Santé Pétition (Français)
The Charter of Health Freedom Grows in Importance: Relevance in 2018
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Holistic Healing

Holistic Healing

It wasn’t always a profession that was taken seriously. How could a holistic nurse possibly help a patient dealing with a medical issue? But as time evolves, research and patient experiences continue to prove the many benefits of holistic nursing – now a popular service offered in many hospitals.

Natural Approaches to Health and Healing with Mimi Guarneri MD — Osher UCSD

Natural Approaches to Health and Healing with Mimi Guarneri MD — Osher UCSD

(Visit: Integrative Medicine Cardiologist Mimi Guarneri, author of “The Heart Speaks,” presents evidence for the value of eating well and exercising regularly in this talk to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego. After serving as Medical Director for the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine for 15 years, Dr. Guarneri co-founded and became Medical Director for Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. and Pacific Pearl La Jolla.  She is also a clinical associate professor at UC San Diego. Series: “Osher UCSD Distinguished Lecture Series” [7/2016] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30654]

Blossom Clinic – Women's Natural Health Clinic in Portland, Oregon

Blossom Clinic – Women's Natural Health Clinic in Portland, Oregon

Blossom Clinic – Portland, OR United States –

Welcome to Blossom Clinic in Portland, Oregon! We are a natural health clinic with HEART that provides acupuncture, massage along with Naturopathic, Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine.

We would like to introduce you to our Blossom Clinic Practitioners: Lori Reising, Massage; Elise Schroeder, Naturopathic Doctor; Liz Richards, Acupuncturist; Morgan Hogue, Acupuncturist; Jen Ward, Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine.

You will feel cradled and supported at Blossom Clinic. We promise. We are here for the patient- for you. Our practitioners will confidently support you through each phase of your life. We treat everything from back pain to menopause.

“Portland has a wealth of healers…or people who call themselves that. I have visited other acupuncturists. My general experience is not with mentioning. Too fast intakes, too little experience, not enough respect for the fact that each body is different. Skip all the painful research and go to Blossom instead.”-J.S., Portland, OR

At Blossom Clinic, we have acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, and massage therapists in-house. Each practitioner at Blossom Clinic has over 10 years of experience and expertise.

Blossom Clinic practitioners offer free consultations. These free phone consultations are 15 minutes long and can be scheduled at your convenience.

Some of our practitioners specialize in male & female fertility and infertility. At Blossom Clinic, we treat fertility issues holistically and utilize acupuncture, herbal medicine, supplements, naturopathic medicine, nutrition and massage. We have a great relationship with Reproductive Endocrinologists in Portland and we’re here to support you and get you ready for your IUI or IVF cycle and a healthy pregnancy. We also provide acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer at ORM and OHSU.

We are here to support you through pregnancy. Whether you are in your first trimester or getting ready for labor, we have amazing tools to help you.

Our practitioners are also experts in hormone balancing!

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Acne Vulgaris: Not Just Skin Deep

Acne Vulgaris: Not Just Skin Deep

Although acne is a common dermatological disorder affecting as many as 85% of the population, it remains an issue fraught with psychological, emotional and physical effects. Acne affects 95-100% of adolescent boys and 83-85% of adolescent girls aged 16-17 years, however, it may also afflict neonates; the elderly; and mature women.

While many people consider acne to be a transient part of growing up, the condition may persist for years or decades. Those who are severely affected frequently encounter significant physical scarring, pain, anxiety, depression and emotional debilitation similar to that of many chronic diseases. The successful management and treatment of Acne Vulgaris is heavily reliant on the pattern of the condition, the relative severity and distribution, as well as social circumstances. Access to specialist services is frequently problematic in rural and remote areas; however a progressive management plan is essential to avoid later permanent scarring.

Medical treatment options such as antibiotics, hormonal agents, combination treatments, alternative therapies and laser therapy will be explored and evaluated by our expert panel.

The February 2011 issue of Australian Rural Doctor features a “How to Treat” section which is based on this program.

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Dr. Becker Interviews Dr. Pitcairn About Homeopathy

Dr. Becker Interviews Dr. Pitcairn About Homeopathy Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian, interviews Dr. Richard Pitcairn all about homeopathy and its health benefits.

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Should Cancer Patients Take Vitamins and Supplements? | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute?

Should Cancer Patients Take Vitamins and Supplements? | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute?

Should vitamins and supplements be a part of a cancer patient’s diet? Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center Nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, discusses the best foods and diet for cancer patients.

This video was originally filmed as part of a live video webchat, “The Best Foods and Diet for Cancer Treatment and Survivorship,” held on March 25, 2015. View the entire webchat here:

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You really want to go back to your dietician and to your doctor with any of these questions, because certain supplements are important and helpful. Some people need to take Vitamin D. Some people need to take probiotics. Magnesium sometimes, if your blood level is low from chemo.

But there are other supplements that can actually reduce the effectiveness of your treatment. For example, taking high-dose antioxidant pills during radiation therapy may reduce its effectiveness—same thing for chemo. So, you don’t want to be going through all of this and doing something that’s inadvertently sort of compromising its success to some extent.

One thing that people often are understandably confused about is, ‘Well, then I guess I shouldn’t eat blueberries, because those have antioxidants.’ And the issue and concern is just with supplements, which can be high dose, potent, and also to some extent a lack of regulation, so we don’t want you skipping those fruits and veggies. We want you picking those and asking your doctor about the supplements. Don’t just start taking vitamins thinking they’re going to fill in the gaps.