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Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada:
Natural health products (NHPs) have become an extremely important part
of our self-care decisions. Over 50% of Canadians now consume natural
health products in the form of traditional herbal products, vitamins and
mineral supplements, traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic and other medicines
and homeopathic preparations.
Therapeutic Products Directorate of Health Canada:
Responsible for the regulation of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices
and other therapeutic products available to Canadians. This includes evaluating
and monitoring their safety, effectiveness and quality.
The Canadian Naturopathic Association:
The Canadian Naturopathic Association (CNA) is a not-for-profit professional
association representing the interests of naturopathic doctors and promoting
naturopathic medicine throughout Canada. Its membership consists of naturopathic
doctors, naturopathic medical students, suppliers of natural remedies
for professional use, and the provincial naturopathic associations.
Flax Council of Canada:
The Flax Council of Canada is a trade organization that serves flax producers,
shippers, and consumers with marketing services and crop promotions. Their
site endeavors to provide general flax facts of interest to consumers,
as well as more specialized information for nutritionists, dietitians,
food producers, manufacturers and flax growers.
NCCAM - National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine:
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is dedicated to exploring complementary
and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science,
training CAM researchers, and disseminating authoritative information.
> QAI - Quality Assurance International:
Quality Assurance International (QAI) is an independent third party certification
of organic food systems. The QAI Certification Program is designed to
certify every step of the organic chain. From the land on which the product
is grown; to the post-harvest facilities preparing the product; to the
processing and handling facilities transforming the product.
> OTA - Organic Trade Association:
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a membership-based business association
representing the organic industry in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmer associations,
brokers, manufacturers, consultants, distributors and retailers. Established
in 1985 as the Organic Foods Production Association of North America,
the Organic Trade Association works to promote organic products in the
marketplace and to protect the integrity of organic standards.
> NPA - Natural Products Association:
The National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA), founded in 1936, represents
the interests of some 3,000 retailers and 1,000 manufacturers, suppliers
and distributors of health foods, dietary supplements, natural ingredient
cosmetics, and other natural products. The NNFA is the heart of a growing,
vital industry committed to health, well-being, and a sustainable environment.
NNFA promotes and protects the unique values and shared interests of retailers
and suppliers in the natural nutritional foods and products industry.
> CRN - The Council for Responsible
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is dedicated to helping to
reduce health care costs and enhancing the public's health through good
nutrition, including the appropriate use of dietary supplements. To fulfill
this mission, CRN supports a science-based environment for the responsible
marketing of dietary supplement products and provides its member companies
with legislative guidance, regulatory interpretation, scientific information
on supplement benefits and safety issues, and communications expertise.
> IHA - International Herb Association:
The International Herb Association (IHA) is a professional trade association
providing education, services, and development opportunities for those
in herbal endeavors.
HRF - Herb Research Foundation:
The Herb Research Foundation (HRF) is the world's most comprehensive source
of accurate scientific information on medicinal plants. Since 1983, HRF
has been educating the public, health practitioners, legislators, and
the media about the health benefits and safety of herbs, drawing on a
specialty botanical library containing more than 300,000 scientific papers
on thousands of herbs and multiple online sources of clinical, pharmacological,
chemical, and horticultural information.
The Flax Institute website provides helpful information on the health
benefits and nutrient content of flax seeds along with current purchasing
sources and recipes. The Flax Institute members, who began meeting in
1931 to exchange ideas and discuss research results, were originally plant
and soil scientists, oil chemists, and members of the paints and coatings
industry, but recently and very rapidly their membership has included
a growing number of food scientists and nutritionists, animal scientists,
and some medical doctors.