Health Canada’s Vitamin Police Threaten Raids on Health Food Retailers

Click Here to download our latest letter to the Health Minister on the state of the Natural Health Product Regulations, or see below for the full text.

Stop the bureaucratic attacks on our health!

In early 2012 Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) had already spent over One Billion dollars of taxpayer’s money regulating an industry that was on record as having caused zero deaths. Two and a half years later, the taxpayer’s bill is still climbing…but the death toll isn’t…its still zero! Yet, as of September 1/14 in the name of safety, Health Canada says it will send out inspectors to force all products not possessing a natural product license off health retailer shelves.

 After having lost countless thousands of innovative and therapeutic products, now we will lose hundreds more. How can this be construed as being a benefit to Canadians and their health? It is painfully obvious that it’s not. The only big benefactor is the pharmaceutical industry, which enjoys reduced competition for their drugs, or manufacturers that have seen many U.S. companies leave Canada. The big losers are consumers who can no longer get the products of their choice, or anything comparable.

 Health Canada demands scientific or traditional evidence for the efficacy of Natural Health Products to continue sale. But they then turn around and come up with completely made-up, baseless restrictions on certain nutrients to limit options for consumers dealing with serious conditions, such as cancer. Two examples are the 1000 I.U. limit on the dosage of vitamin D, and the 650mg limit on inositol. Both edicts have absolutely no scientific basis whatsoever. Not a single actual study to support them, besides opinion, while countless thousands of studies indicate the opposite, i.e. that Vitamin D above 5000 I.U. per day can be can be extremely beneficial, especially for Canadians in the winter, or that up to 20 grams per day of inositol can be very useful for anxiety, and both can be helpful adjuncts for cancer.

So who is overseeing Health Canada? Well, the Minister of Health, of course. But how many of these Ministers that change every four years know anything about the actual subject matter of the department they are running? Let’s hazard a guess….none of them. So who do they rely on for expertise? Why of course, the entrenched bureaucrats at Health Canada, who have often been there for 10 to 30 years, and also manage one of the top two most powerful industries on the planet.

 And when Bill C-18 was proposed that would make it illegal for farmers, and eventually anybody else, to save seeds to grow things, without buying genetically modified seed that wont reproduce, who do you think instigated it? I can tell you, it wasn’t the Minister of Agriculture!

 So let me ask you, Who is Running the Country? The bureaucrats, or the industries that control them?

One way or another it’s not the MPs….our supposed representatives. The whole situation makes an absolute mockery of our so-called democracy. It’s not a democracy, it’s a corporatocracy!

 And when Health Canada comes back with their usual line about how many Natural Health Products they have approved, simply ask yourself why the department in question changed their name this year from the Natural Health Products Directorate to the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate. It was because of the overwhelming amounts of completely unnatural products they were approving…most produced by pharmaceutical companies, and mega corporations in whose vested interests it is to keep you sick.

So obviously, you can see where all of this is going. And if we simply sit by, and watch it happen, then we get what we deserve. BUT, if we stand up and call the kettle black and don’t stand for it, we can change it. If this all makes you as hopping-mad as it makes me then get up and do something about it! There has NEVER been a more important time to join Citizens for Choice in Healthcare and fight for what is right!

Citizens for Choice in Healthcare