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June 04, 2008

Regulating natural health products

Unsubstantiated health claims, misrepresentation of content, and shady manufacturing and importation practices, do not enhance the health of Canadians and can pose a health risk, says naturopathic doctor Lorne Swetlikoff. Regulating natural products to make sure they're safe makes sense. But, he says, a closer look at Bill C-51 raises concerns like reduced public access to certain natural medicines that naturopathic doctors recommend and that Canadians depend on.

Do you see the proposed legislation as a threat to your access to natural health products — or a welcome effort to make sure Canadians have access to safe products?

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April 23, 2008

The healing body

For most people, a routine medical checkup can be an anxiety-ridden experience. Anticipating being told that something is "wrong" can conjure up stressful feelings. When a checkup comes back normal, we rejoice and, for the most part, continue life as usual. Lorne Swetlikoff, a Vancouver-based doctor of naturopathic medicine, says "normal" may not explain why we don't quite feel right and the absence of disease may not necessarily constitute good health.

Do you turn to alternatives when traditional medicine fails you?

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