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October 16, 2022
We are on a ‘mission’ we have a ‘purpose’! 
The common denominator I found while visiting health stores is everyone from the health store owner, the team, and even the consumer, felt they were on a mission, advocates, to provide safe and proven natural food, medicine, and advice for people to live a healthier life
To make a difference!

Vancouver Health Show celebrates 30 years!
BRING Your Questions, LEAVE with Answers
October 22 and 23, 2022 -

“Any retailer simply email, Virginia at and let her know Deane Parkes, Free Range referred them & she will email you an Eventbrite ticket.”

Hulda Clark

Leo Regehr, Hulda’s brother, has a lead story this week, regarding Health Canada’s, Self-Care Framework for natural medicines.
Leo has extensive experience working with government agencies, since 1980 and is still actively involved working to reduce government red tape and over reach!

Beyond Bugs – the initial hype of Beyond and Impossible fake meat replacing 33% of meat consumption is not going according to plan, as both companies scale back operations, with layoffs and budget cuts. Perhaps they soon will have Beyond Bugs! Impossible you say?

Weather Report – a bleak forecast ahead as the WEF look to geo engineering to combat crimate change, with food production, cow burps, and even the metaverse being blamed for the crimate issue/man-made weather modification, one of the solutions being proposed is to ‘dim the sun’, which to me, sounds like a suggestion from, ‘dim minds!

Food Report – grass fed milk is better, rats find impossible meats impossible to digest, GMO purple potatoes, everything you want to know about Monk Fruits, Microplastics in breast milk, which is nothing new as Dr Karen Jensen said over 20 years ago, breast milk was full of chemical toxins, a look at Alternative Protein market with ‘cell based ‘lab’ agriculture’ replacing farmer agriculture, and a look at why big BREAD price increases!

Education: Ted and Linda, Dave Fuller, Rachel Parent, Julie Daniluk, Dr Cristian Northrup and more bring great advice to your team! [Thank you for what you do for FRN!]

The mission of the health store is vital to the community, as organic food, clean packaged food, grass fed, local and third party verified safe supplements, represent, true sustainability, true healthy immunity, true clean agriculture, and a healthier commUnity!
Happy sales,
American bumblebee populations have dropped by 89% and disappeared altogether in eight states, yet Big Ag has continued to dump MILLIONS of pounds of bee-killing neonic pesticides on American farmland each year.
Lead Story
Will you eat engineered insects and synthetic meat - to save the planet?
The World Economic Forum wants to force humanity to eat genetically engineered, factory bred insects, and synthetic, lab grown "plastic" meat. This will "save the planet", they say. 

Health Canada’s 
Self Care Framework
(Opinion by Leo Regehr Sep 06/22)
“Leo is the brother of Hulda Clark who wrote Cure for all Cancers” dp,
Health Canada's (Canada's) scheme to amend and expand its regulation of Natural Health Products" (NHP’s) is known as a “Framework". It will include non-prescription chemical drugs and cosmetics, along with vitamins and herbs. 
Thousands of “affected parties” were “consulted” by Health Canada. They are categorized in its 2022 Cost-Benefit Analysis Report (pp.2, 13) as, 
2.7.1 Businesses,
2.7.2 Consumers, and
2.7.3 Government of Canada.
The governments of  Canada’’s 10 provinces, territories, and First Nations were not consulted, contrary to Canada’s own commitment to consulting “Stakeholders such as industry associations, businesses, [and] other governments” 1,2

Canada’s Framework found support from large corporations that specialize in specific supply chain tasks, such as manufacturing, packaging, testing, printing labels, etc. It is also favored among government officials who may see higher administration, inspection and enforcement staffing levels. 
However, St. Albert lawyer and regulatory law consultant Shawn Buckley found (in 2019) the Framework imposes job-killing costs on Canada’s small and medium sized businesses.

In fact, all governments’ revenues and “social safety nets" are affected by every job loss, every business closure, every loss of local investment, and every diminution of competition, innovation, and productivity.
It is therefore suggested that:
  1. Alberta conducts its own consultations and analysis and identify and support its own governmental interests.
  1. Alberta’s premier could direct all government departments and agencies, to refer all “outreach” they receive from ANY government, to our Premier’s Intergovernmental Affairs office. This process would ensure an ever-watchful governmental eye over any erosion of Alberta’s jurisdictions or interests.
  2. All regulatory schemes and those from other governments should be first tabled in Alberta’s legislature, including:
a.           Explanatory memorandums analogous to those tabled in parliament,
b.           All Memorandums of Agreement (M.O.U.'s),
c.            Economic and social assessments,
d.           All without exemptions; and
e.           A waiting period before a vote, as in Parliament.
  1. Alberta’s premier could publicly lay out Alberta's intergovernmental expectations for,
    1. Candidates for Parliament or Senate, and Parliamentary Standing Committees,
    2. Candidates for a federal party leader, and 
  2. Our premier could publicly recognize and support only those senators who are elected under the Alberta Senate Elections Act.
1 See - li-2
2 Confirmed in email exchanges with Anne Deslaurier, manager, external engagement, Health Canada.
Personal Biography
(Leo Regehr 1935-      )
2019-2022: Examining Interprovincial and international trade and other agreements; and how the Federal and provincial governments together, transform these agreements into provincial regulatory law.
2006-2019:  Advisor to targeted physicians and other professionals seeking alternatives in resolving their disputes with public employers. This involved searching international sources for useful precedents[1].
2006: Successfully litigated the removal of a term of our occupancy agreement after I had signed it and moved into the leased premises. It established a precedent and is now Alberta condominium law[2]
2005: Sold our small business, Self Health Resource Centre[3]. On its sale we estimated a loss of 1/3 of the value of our business due to the continual re-regulation by Health Canada.
1995-2005 Operated a small business, Self Health Resource Centre, Edmonton AB. Our customer base was generated by the books of my sister, Dr. Hulda Regehr Clark, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.[4]
1993-2010: Member and supporter of Federal lobbying group Friends of Freedom, led by Truman Tuck (deceased) and Peter Helgason (Kamloops).
1993: Lead author of “Alberta Residential Tenancy Law 1993" by Carswell Publishers; and sole Author, Residential Tenancy Cases[5].
1980-1990: Alberta Consumer and Corporate Affairs: Investigator of complaints under Alberta’s consumer protection laws[6].
🍎 Julie Daniluk, Nutritionist 

Using #canola#corn#soybean or #cottonseed #oil? These oils are often genetically modified and are also very high in #omega6, outcrowding your #omega3 that can make a massive difference in reducing your #inflammation. Here's what to replace them with…
The Latest Research for Back Pain!
From the Natural Path Newsletter
by Linda Woolven M.H., R.Ac & Ted Snider
Back pain is an incredibly common problem. Most of us will experience at least one episode of back pain in our life, making it among the most common chronic conditions.

New research has pointed to exciting and novel herbal solutions. The focus is on the great anti-inflammatory herbs boswellia and curcumin.

The first study paired boswellia with gotu kola. When your intervertebral discs compress, you get friction and compression on the nerves. And that hurts! Standard therapy includes spinal elongation and flexibility, back pain and disk mobilization exercises. Better than standard therapy adds the herbs boswellia and gotu kola. 

Standard therapy increased height and spine length. But adding the herbs increased them significantly more. Adding the herbs also improved spinal elongation faster and more effectively. Disc space and disc density increased significantly more in the herb group. The people who added the boswellia and gotu kola also had significantly greater improvement in symptoms and mobility, and they needed significantly less pain medication. They also missed less work.

The researchers made the striking conclusion that adding boswellia and gotu kola doubles the effectiveness of standard therapy (Panminerva Med 2022 Mar;64(1):48-55).

In the next two studies, boswellia was paired with curcumin. The first study included 88 people with musculoskeletal pain.

Musculoskeletal pain can originate from the muscles, ligaments, tendons or bones. They are the leading cause of disability in the world. The most common musculoskeletal pain is lower back pain. Other common musculoskeletal pains include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and neck pain. These conditions limit mobility and functioning and—importantly but not much discussed—impact mental wellbeing and are commonly associated with depression.

This new study looked, not only at pain relief, but relief from the emotional pain.

The study compared Acetaminophen (paracetamol) to the combination of turmeric and boswellia. Acetaminophen, like paracetamol and Tylenol, are among the most common drugs for pain. Turmeric, and its active ingredient curcumin, and boswellia are well established anti-inflammatories.

Each person in the study received either 1,000mg a day of the acetaminophen or 1,000mg a day of the herbal combination. Six hours later, a positive response was reported by 66% of the herb group and 73% of the drug group. Though the drug worked a bit faster, by the time the people had their pain measured again on day 3 and day 7, there was significant improvement in both groups and the improvement was comparable. According to the McGill Pain Questionnaire the pain relief in both groups was significant and equal no matter how bad the original pain was.

But here’s the interesting part that we usually don’t consider when talking about pain killers. The combination of turmeric and boswellia was a significant 8.57 times better than acetaminophen in improving the “unpleasantness and emotional aspects” of acute pain. That’s a huge consideration to remember next time your back goes out (Medicine (Baltimore) 2020;99(28):e20373).

The second boswellia and curcumin study also looked at people with musculoskeletal pain, this time form strenuous exercise. It is still sometimes claimed that, although herbs work, they work slowly. So, this study put that to the test.

The study included 232 people with exercise-induced acute musculoskeletal pain. Their pain had to be 5 or greater on a scale of 0-10. 80% of them registered pain levels between 7 and 9. 70 of them had lower back pain, 22 had shoulder pain, 20 had knee pain, 22 had lower body pain, and the other 98 had other types of pain, including neck, limb, joint, soft tissue injury, widespread musculoskeletal pain or other.

The double-blind study gave each of them either a placebo or 1000mg of the herbal combination, standardized for 266 mg curcuminoids and 10 mg acetyl keto-boswellic acid. They were given their treatment just one time.

Six hours after being given the herbs, there was a significant 97.85% improvement in pain intensity compared to a paltry 2.46% in the placebo group.

The herbs worked fast. 99% of the people given the herbs had noticeable pain relief at only 68.5 minutes, and 96% had meaningful pain relief at 191.6 minutes. That noticeable pain relief came 4.98 times faster than with placebo, and the meaningful pain relief was 1.87 times faster. The pain relief was highly significant and continuous.

The combination of curcumin and boswellia was as safe as it was effective. There were no adverse events.

This important study shows that the combination of curcumin and boswellia can effectively relieve exercise-induced acute musculoskeletal pain of moderate-to-severe intensity in as little as 3 hours with noticeable relief beginning in just 68 minutes: effective, fast and safe (Medicine (Baltimore) 2022 Sep 2;101(35):e30144)!.
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The Natural Path is a natural health newsletter specifically designed to help Canadian health food stores increase their sales by educating their customers. The Natural Path contains no advertising and never mentions a brand name.

Contact Ted Snider at or at 416.782.8211.

For comprehensive natural help with your health, make an appointment to see Linda Woolven now. Linda’s clinic is now open for virtual appointments. Linda is a master herbalist, acupuncturist, reiki practitioner and solution-focused counsellor with a practice in Toronto. 
Linda is also an artist whose paintings hang in galleries and private collections across North America. You can see some of her paintings here.
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For many years my company floated along without concrete goals and then one day I came across a sign that said “Double your Sales”. I posted it above the door in the office that was used by all the staff. I did not actually think much about it but everyday I would see the sign multiple times as I crossed the threshold. In the period of the next 5 years, we ended up doubling our sales 3 times and ended up with a multi million-dollar company that was generating significant profits.
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RT @patagonia: Atrazine, an agricultural pesticide, is threatening frog populations that are on the brink of extinction.
Top 3 Symptoms of Menopause

Most American women in their 40s and early 50s experience some symptoms during perimenopause and menopause. For some women, symptoms can be mild, while for others, they can be……..well……severe…….. impacting quality of life!
1. Hot Flashes

About 75% of women experience some symptoms related to the dilation of blood vessels, called vasomotor symptoms, which include hot flashes, night sweats, heart palpitations, and migraines.

A hot flash is a sudden flushing where internal heat rises in the body and lasts for a few minutes or even longer. Some women experience them occasionally, while others experience them throughout the day and night.

Hot flashes are related to changes in estrogen, mainly when estrogen is low, and can be triggered by alcohol, stress, or other factors.
2. Sleeplessness

Many women experience changes in sleep patterns during the perimenopause and early post-menopause years. In fact, it’s one of the most reported symptoms.

Poor sleep may look like difficulty falling asleep, waking more during the night, and not feeling rested in the morning. Sleep may be further interrupted by hot flashes and night sweats.

During the menopausal transition, the brain is recalibrating to a new hormonal landscape, and changes in estrogen and progesterone impact sleep while the brain is more sensitive.
3. Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness, or atrophy, affects around 60% of women as estrogen levels naturally decline in menopause. Estrogen helps to keep the lining of the vagina juicy and lubricated and the muscles toned. Lower estrogen levels may result in dryness, irritation, pain with sex, and frequent urination or leakage.
Chemical Found in Common Household Products Linked to Arthritis
Drink 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day? You might live longer - especially if it's ground, study says

Daily Multivitamin May Improve Cognition and Protect Against Decline, Study Suggests
Covid-jabbed kids 4,423 percent more likely to die than unvaccinated children, official government data show 
Business News
The new era of digital in the grocery industry

Soli Organic raises $125M to further expansion plans

Nestlé sees green in plant-based business despite category slowdown

Beyond Meat signals ready meals launch with trademark application

Tracking the cell-based meat space

Online grocery sales fall 3% in September as delivery gains ground on pickup

Canada falling behind: Canadians want government to support increased health and medical research funding
Absurd: Climate activists say food production is the cause of global environmental crisis

The World Economic Forum Is Now On The Geoengineering Bandwagon
The latest climate change propaganda push involves calling to "block out the sun". What can go wrong?

Dane Wigington: The Dimming, Full Length Climate Engineering Documentary ( Geoengineering Watch ) is pleased to announce the release of our groundbreaking documentary that conclusively exposes the existence of global weather intervention operations.

Global weather engineering operations are a reality. Atmospheric particle testing conducted by has now proven that the lingering, spreading jet aircraft trails, so commonly visible in our skies, are not just condensation as we have officially been told. Who is responsible for carrying out these programs? What will the consequences be if geoengineering / solar radiation management operations are allowed? THE DIMMING documentary will provide answers to these questions and many more. This is the most complete documentary regarding climate engineering operations. Thank you for viewing and for notifying others of The Dimming film release.

All are needed in the critical battle to wake populations to what is coming, we must make every day count. Share credible data from a credible source, make your voice heard. Awareness raising efforts can be carried out from your own home computer.
Even though it’s virtual, the metaverse does actually impact the environment
The metaverse has already established a big presence in our society, but it has potential to cause a large environmental impact. Here's what we can do.
4 Health benefits of drinking milk from grass-fed cows

Could Impossible Burger’s Key GMO Ingredient Cause Weight Gain, Kidney Disease in Humans?
A rat-feeding study commissioned by Impossible Foods suggested the Impossible Burger’s key ingredient — genetically engineered soy leghemoglobin — caused the rats to develop unexplained changes in weight gain, changes in the blood that can indicate the onset of inflammation or kidney disease, and possible signs of anemia.
Fake Meat Sales Plummet On High Prices, Woke Messaging
Rat feeding study suggests the Impossible Burger may not be safe to eat

Everything You Need To Know About Monk Fruit Sweeteners
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Microplastics Detected in Human Breast Milk, Raising Concerns Over Health Impact on Babies
Local bakery's notice about cost of raw materials for bread reveals full extent of food inflation in America 
It outlined the prices of different bread ingredients from January 2021, January 2022 and July 2022. Here are some of the ingredients touched on by the notice:
  • Bread flour prices began at $12.19 in January 2021. It increased to $19.97 a year later, reaching $28.88 by July 2022.
  • The price of all-purpose shortening was at $41.40 in January 2021 and moved to $71.24 a year later. By July 2022, its price had doubled to $87.39.
  • Cake flour was at $15.13 when Biden started off his term. A year later, it rose to $19.06 and reached $26.28 by July 2022.
  • Fresh yeast cost $45 at the start of Biden’s presidency. It climbed to $51.83 in January 2022, eventually hitting $63.66 by July.
  • Back in January 2021, granulated sugar cost $25.69. Its price rose to $26.32 the following year and, as of July, costs $34.59.
  • Rainbow sprinkles for cupcakes were priced at $56.41 when Biden began his term. A year later, they were priced at $80.53 and eventually rose to $86.94 by July

Alternative Proteins panel explores potential for growth

NPC was pleased to host a panel discussion on the opportunities within alternative protein at the recent BioAlberta Gala. The panel, led by our VP Commercialization, David Gauthier, was comprised of Alberta-based protein companies, including Lovingly Made Ingredients (plant protein), Gaia Food (insect protein), and Future Fields (growth media for cell-based agriculture). The discussion expanded on the market potential, challenges, resources and activity throughout Canada's alternative protein sector. You can read more about it in our recent Game Changers report. READ MORE>>
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