Welcome to my little corner of our Weston A. Price Foundation, Victoria BC Chapter page where I publish articles pertaining to all things food and health.
Written with love and hope for healthy futures
on a nourishing planet.
do canada's dietary guidelines need fixing?
Oh, yes, in fact they should have been fixed over thirty-five years ago! Over that time, there has been a sharp increase in chronic disease with ever rising rates of diabetes and obesity. Children are suffering in epidemic numbers with food allergies, asthma, diabetes, obesity, cancer, chronic bowel disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Drastic change is needed to restore the Canadian diet to the traditional healing foods of our ancestors - clean, nutrient-dense real foods that sustain health and protect from disease.
However, BC's Provincial Health Officer (Dr. Bonnie Henry) appears to have little knowledge about homeopathy and because the remedy that Dr. Zimmermann used is derived from rabid dog saliva (Lyssinum), nothing short of a media shit storm of rabid commentary followed. Note that Lyssinum has been used safely in homeopathy for nearly 200 years.
Dr. Henry's stated "grave concerns" around the use of the remedy and her call for Health Canada to investigate caused a feeding frenzy in mainstream newswires including the CBC, Global News, the Washington Post, the Seattle Times among many others around the world.
As a result of this widely publicized media attack on homeopathy and alternative healing therapies, letters of complaint have been sent to BC's Minister of Health, Adrian Dix. What follows are three such letters.
UPDATED to include new Parliamentary Petition!
Let's tell PARLIAMENT that our dietary guidelines are NOT evidence based. SIGN and share this new parliamentary petition on 'Front of Package' warnings for salt and saturated fat, and the need for an external scientific review of the evidence base. Sign here: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1597
What are the Good Folks at Health Canada Thinking?
What's Wrong with our Guidelines?
Canada's Food Guide has historically relied upon the US Dietary Guidelines which have recently been found to lack scientific rigour by the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine.
Health Canada's Proposed Front of Package Warning Labels
It's easy to see the justification for the warning about sugar, of course, but health professionals have grave concerns over this move to restrict health-giving saturated fats and salt.
My hope is that this recap accomplishes two things. One is that it offers a clear, evidence-based overview of why WAPF recommends a Wise Traditions diet, and two is that it reveals, with little uncertainty the reason for the title, "The Eleventh Hour."
Sponsored by the British Columbia Herdshare Association (BCHA)
The California-based Raw Milk Institute. (est. 2011) has developed an on-farm food safety (OFFS) program called the "Risk Analysis and Management Planning" (RAMP) system, which train farmers in production methods that prevent contamination and preserve quality. The BCHA (est. 2014) provides this training to farmers in British Columbia.
Do you think our local farmers have the right to produce raw milk, and do British Columbia consumers have the right to buy it?
Why do canadian consumers want raw milk?
Are you ready for the push to comply with the Adult Immunization Schedule? Ready or not, it is here.
Vaccines were designed to protect us from epidemics of infectious disease. The only epidemic we see in Canada, is one of chronic illness and autoimmune disease. As sadly ironic as it is, evidence builds everyday that adjuvants in vaccines are implicated in this unprecedented epidemic of illness.
aluminum in vaccines - a cause for concern
Here are the vaccines Health Canada has listed on its Adult Immunization Schedule: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Herpes zoster (shingles), Human papillomavirus (HPV), Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Meningococcal, Pertussis (whooping cough), Pneumococcal, Polio, Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (chicken pox). The grand total of aluminum present in these injections (it is not present in the live virus vaccines) equals approximately 2,729mcg. The 'safe' level of injected aluminum in adults is ... well, that has not been established. Aluminum is assumed to be safe without any testing to prove that it is in fact safe to be injected as an adjuvant. To this day aluminum has not been tested for safety in vaccines. It is well known that aluminum accumulates in bone and brain, and that it causes neurological damage.
The other day I was asked to fill out a questionnaire in order to establish what programs for seniors would be most beneficial in our community. I have to admit to what felt like a severe spike in my blood pressure when I read, included along with the normally expected boxes to tick (things like Falls Prevention, Financial Advice, Housing) was an item called, "Supporting Grandchildren Diagnosed with Autism." It's become such a widespread diagnosis that it is just included there like it is normal! I shudder to think of how many grandparents have a need for that program.
How did this happen?
UPDATES April 2018
original article: programming children to promote vaccine agendas
Just a few days ago it was announced that Health Canada is taking aim at junk food ads that target kids. This is good news! Then just a couple of days later, news of this study hits the presses: "Teaching Children About Immunization in a Digital Age." It is a study which recommends advertising vaccines to school children, as if that would be so much better than advertising junk food. It's an insidious plan to program children by using positive digital messages about vaccines so that the next generation of vaccinators will be immune to anti-vaccine ideas.
To quote the study, here is what these Canadian researchers are 'strongly' recommending to our public health officials:
“In the case of immunization, most children's experience with vaccination is negative, a shot in the arm. However, the opportunity exists to create positive, accurate “prejudices” in a fun and interactive way and mobile devices provide a way to deliver these messages to children. Having these available on mobile heath apps would enable parents to have their bored children learn about the immune system and vaccination while waiting to see their health care provider. These initiatives should complement efforts to introduce immunization education in school curricula. We strongly recommend that public health officials identify the most effective ways to deliver positive digital messages to children and protect the next generation of vaccinators from anti-vaccine ideas. And messaging that works on children just may also work on adults.”
WHY DO CANADIAN CONSUMERS WANT RAW MILK?
Raw milk can truly be a life-saving food and has been shown to help with asthma, allergies and many other conditions. And the taste - delicious! In most countries of the world, this traditional, real and unprocessed food is widely available. Why not in Canada?
When I first learned that a large group of Canadian physicians had signed on to a petition to change Canada’s food guide what really grabbed my attention was a reference to this book in the open letter attached to the petition: “Price, Weston. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects.”
I’m a chapter leader for the Victoria Weston A. Price Foundation® (WAPF). I contacted the physician who started the petition, Dr. Barbra Allen Bradshaw, and asked her if WAPF could assist in her efforts to promote the petition. She was happy to accept the offer of help.
It's getting beyond the ridiculous! We all know that vaccines were originally developed in an attempt to stave off infectious disease. But now 'therapeutic' vaccines are being developed to treat a whole array of things that are far removed from the infectious disease realm. There are vaccines coming for things like high cholesterol, addictions, stress, acne, depression, and high blood pressure. One wonders how far the immunity from legal liability for harm that the vaccine industry currently enjoys will extend to this new family of therapeutic vaccines. The way in which conventional medicine is changing could bode nicely for Big Pharma's already grotesquely swollen profits (projected to be $61 Billion by 2020).
vaccinate them all, and with everything
People have been arguing about vaccines for almost two hundred years. Whether we think vaccines are safe and effective or if we believe that they are greatest crime ever committed against humanity, being stuck in this old argument diverts attention away from a couple of things that we really need to consider: 1) the ethics of mandated medical procedures and 2) the folly of the germ theory approach to healing.
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