Health Canada Advises Consumers Not To Use Four Unauthorized Natural Health Products

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  1. ladycat

    ladycat Chicken Mafioso Staff Member

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    Health Canada is advising consumers not to use four unauthorized natural health products that are promoted to treat serious health conditions such as cancer, arthritis and heart disease because such unapproved health claims are in violation of the Food and Drugs Act. These unproven health claims may mislead patients to use the unauthorized products in place of proven, approved treatment.

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=55954&nfid=crss

    IMO this doesn't necessarily mean the products are bad supplements, the problem is they are being promoted for treating serious conditions that they may not be effective against. This can be pretty dangerous to your health.
     
  2. Lannie

    Lannie Well-Known Member

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    Even if they ARE effective (and I have no clue what those 4 supplements are), the problem starts if they don't carry the warning: "This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease." Without that, it's considered a "drug," and if they haven't gone through all the government approval processes and paid the appropriate fees, they can be fined and/or shut down. This happens all the time.

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  3. Kee Wan

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    IMHO, many, if not most, suppliments, if heald tot he SAME standards as typical pharmeceutical testing, would be found to be FAR superior at curing illnesses. WHAT do you suppose CAUSES heart dissease? It is NOT some "unknown" the cause IS known, the problem being that anyone who suggests a solution that is not patentable is made a laughingstock of.

    If you look at the actual statistics, MOST people who die each year (of non-accident causes) are on some medication. I refuse to believe that none of those medications are contributory.

    Furthermore, tirbal peoples, pre-contact, generally did NOT suffer from any kind of "dissease" like we had. It's diet, folks, nutrients and toxins. Pure and simple.