Below is the first chapter of my 2nd book called, "Big Stick" Health (Death) Canada - Friend or Foe? This book is about my 15 years as a Health Activist on the local, national & international stage. I understand why my book was not complete as this Corona Scandal - Lock Down must be included in my book as its all about the World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Canada. I do not have the time nor resources to publish my book so will be sending to people as a PDF the cost will be $20.00 * To order a copy of my book I am accepting Pay Pal or e-transfers to email@example.com
“THE BIG STICK” Health Canada – Friend or Foe? Title of my 1st book – (She Who Wears Moccasins & Carries a Big Stick)
If I Told You Would You Believe Me? Introduction: FREEDOM IS KNOWING THE TRUTH POWER IS TAKING ACTION by Candace Hill Trevena Here is the story of my life that impacted my view on the world and my beliefs. I was raised with a conscience, and I believe it's a person's moral obligation to right the wrong and share your experience no matter the consequences.
My first book's title is called "She Who Wears Moccasins and Carries a Big Stick", a name given to me by my late father. He said the "moccasins" represents your spiritual-traditional walk and the "big stick" means your health activist walk. Here is my story about the "Big Stick" and my many years as a natural health activist on the local, provincial, national, and international stage challenging and exposing Health (Death) Canada.
Why does someone become an "activist"? It's because a person experiences an injustice that is unethical and wrong. Within these pages, you will learn how I became an activist, not a path I knew or realized would impact my life in such a big way. There were blessings along the way. I was mentored and taught by some very successful lobbyists and activists from around the world. If you're brave and willing to turn the pages to see the full picture then come along but I ask that you tell others about the information you have learned within the pages of this book and tell others to get a copy because this information could save your life and our future seven generations.
I believe situations arise that are like a wake-up call motivating us to take action. I had already begun writing my first book, an autobiographical memoir of my life, when two significant situations happened which fired me up to put pen to paper and write my second book. One was the story of a Carrier elder named John Perry whom I met at the Elder's Gathering in 2000 from the Gitxsan Nation who spoke three languages, held two potlatches, received his uncle's name and trap line in Babine Lake. He grew up in the bush with his aunt and uncle until the age of twenty-one, where he ate only traditional foods and medicines and only spoke his language. We became good friends and shared many stories one day, he called me after Health Canada came onto his reserve and demanded they stop picking and using a particular medicine called Jack Pine resin or they could go to jail. I was astonished and outright disgusted that Health Canada was using fear and intimidation to tell native people how to live their life.
The second motivating factor was a Freemason's message threatening me again after two years to pay him some money. I thought to myself, this is unbelievable, and people need to understand what and who controlled opposition is. After these two experiences, I realized I need to write this book. My story began when regaining my health at a young age was a catalyst that led me onto a healing path to help others. Through that, my eyes were opened to a sinister side of life I did not know existed.
This book is my gift to my children, grandchildren, and children of our next seven generations that deserve access to safe, natural medicines, not only pharmaceutical drugs.
I expose what I see as the causes, the problems but positive solutions. In time truth will be revealed on many levels, and that is what we must seek "True Health & Social Justice" for all.
Chapter One – Spiritual Awakening – In the Clutches of Psychiatry When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless and intelligence cannot be applied - Herophilus
Everyone has a story of their past that lays the foundation for our life path. My story was one such story that changed my life and those around me. I grew up like most people eating the standard diet and not knowing that what we eat could affect our health and wellbeing.
At age fifteen, the book called; "The Sugar Blues" found in an abandoned house changed our lives. At the time, my mother was experiencing depression and low energy. This book revealed the connection to a diet high in refined sugars and how it impacts our health. Also, my eldest sister took me to a health store at this age and said, "one day, you will be working in a store like this," and here she bought me my first herb book. What did she know?
It was not until the age of nineteen that while working at a bakery did I fully realize how much I was feeding my body was creating havoc. I experienced a breakdown of sorts that found me hospitalized for a couple of weeks with a manic or bipolar diagnosis. Yet, in the Aboriginal culture, they call it a "spiritual awakening," I will uncover more fully later on in my story. Of course, in the hospital, they administered medications to make me sleep for two days while placing me in a locked room with only a mattress. When I awoke and started yelling to let me out, the nurses covered the only window with paper. I felt helpless and powerless over strangers whom I trusted in a system I was raised in that said, "listen to your doctors; they know best."
I recall sitting every morning in the main living area as the nurses came with a cart full of prescription drugs that we all took and were like "zombies". I recall hearing people scream they were the ones getting electric shock treatments (I learned years later my family fought for them NOT to give me shock treatments as the doctors were pushing this).
After my discharge, my grandmother, who herself had quit drinking alcohol and coffee, changed her diet and got rid of her television which she said, "kills your brain" plus, she read the book called "Silent Spring," which opened her eyes to many things. She had a subscription to the "Prevention" magazine and spoke to my Mom, and they discussed I should change my diet, which included never purchasing white sugar again. I started taking micronutrients - vitamin supplements. I began a regime of vitamin B complex and vitamin C along with some kelp. I began to notice simple changes in my energy and moods. I became curious about nutrition and supplements, and I started reading and realized how complex the human body is and that it requires specific nutrients to stay healthy. When I learned, I suffered from very bad hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) from my poor diet and Candida from all the antibiotics I had taken throughout my whole childhood.
Surprisingly, one year later, I found myself in the hospital, and this time I had just conceived my first child. The doctors decided on low-dose lithium, which I took for about one month or so. Again being hospitalized was scary, and I saw all the other patients, some in a far worse state, and then moved to the extended unit where many had been in there for two years. It was much like jail; you have NO rights and are told what to do. All were dependent on the psychiatrist which I seemed to be a lucky one with one who came to see me every week. Others had not seen a doctor in a year, and without the doctor's permission, you could not go on weekend passes. It was a very dark time in my life, and I had no idea how many years of searching I would find the real reason why this has happened to me. But I am indebted to my loving, strong family and friends for helping me get through that dark time.
One and half years later, I was to face another tragedy: the passing of my mother. She was anxious I would get sick again, but I vowed for her not to worry. Losing her, the rock of our family shattered our foundation on many levels.
In 1991, after her passing at the age of twenty-three, we moved from Winnipeg, my birthplace to BC's beautiful west coast.
I landed my first job working full time in a health food store and found a whole new world. I devoured every book on nutrition, herbs, supplements, and healing modalities such as Iridology and reflexology. Various diets like macrobiotics, cleansing, and detoxing could get my hands on, and I loved the idea that I could share and help others through my healing. I began to take courses on nutrition and knew this was the field of work I was doing; it was my true calling. I recall what a man who mentored me said. "You will do very well in this field." I met some fantastic people, such as Jane Heimlich, who wrote a book called "What Your Doctor Won't Tell You" her husband was Dr. Heimlich, who developed the Heimlich maneuver someone is choking. I attended many educational talks on health, such as Homeopathy, Ayurveda medicine, and thrilling learning. Another coworker told me that we come back to do what we have done before but only to do it better.
With my new health career, underway was my introduction to the shocking sinister politics of health (sickness), the business of disease by the pharmaceutical companies under the control of health (death) Canada.
While at the health store I worked at, my manager showed me a box hidden under the counter. According to Health Canada, it contained amino acids, some herbs such as pau darco, fish oil, salmon oil, and a stevia plant, which coincidently were "illegal." She told me now you cannot tell anyone about these products, but if a customer asks, you can sell it to them. I was thinking to myself, why would this be?
A few days later, our store was raided by Health Canada agents called the Health Protection Branch HPB. They treated the staff like drug dealers, ransacking the store and confiscating the box containing stevia, pau darco, salmon oil, and charging the store owner with a $2,000 fine. Can you believe this in Canada, "land of the free" well, my eyes were suddenly opened? I was completely dumbfounded and shocked how this could happen. These are natural substances that never hurt or killed anyone. But here in Canada, our citizens are trained to keep quiet and never make a fuss, especially those kind-hearted, sweet people who work in health stores.
That is the day in 1991 I became an "activist" and never looked back.
In those early days, we had great conferences with doctors worldwide; however, not anymore. Even with this happening, I kept working, learning, and taking courses, always hearing little things here and there about raids and always being careful what you said. We were never allowed to say CURE as someone could be a Health Canada undercover Health Protection Branch officer. After that incident, we all worked under "FEAR."
History of Natural Healing and Medicines
The timeline of medicine begins in Greece and spreads around the world. Simultaneously, in many other places around the world, such as here in North America (Turtle Island), my ancestors, the Original First People, there existed an ancient system of healing and doctoring through Traditional Indigenous Medicine, which encompasses nature and spirit.
For Western medicine today, based on the Greek physician Hippocrates, the "Oath" taken by all medical doctors is "To Do No Harm." Truly hypocrisy as many doctors are legal pill pushers with a license to harm and kill innocent babies, children, women, men, and our most sacred elders. Read below what Hippocrates feared and tried to prevent
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by physicians and other healthcare professionals swearing to practice medicine honestly. It is widely believed to have been written by Hippocrates, often regarded as the father of western medicine, or by one of his students. The oath is written in Ionic Greek (late 5th century BC and is usually included in the Hippocratic Corpus. Of historic and traditional value, the oath is considered a rite of passage for practitioners of medicine in many countries, although nowadays the modernized version of the text varies among them. The Hippocratic Oath (horkos) is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear upon a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards. Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygeia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant:
My female hero Hygeia who was a very prominent female goddess/figure who is rarely mentioned she is known as the goddess of healing. She reminds me of our medicine women found all over the world who were the doctors, healers and midwives. HYGEIA was the goddess of good health. She was a daughter and attendant of the medicine-god Asklepios, and a companion of the goddess Aphrodite. Her sisters included Panakeia (All-Cure) and Iaso (Remedy). Hygeia's opposite number were the Nosoi (Spirits of Disease). The Romans named her Salus. Hygeia emulates and embodies the attributes found in most women as we are the bringers of life and natural healers and doctors.pg 1
With the arrival of the European men, they brought a culture diabolically the opposite of the existing culture here for thousands of years. They brought their medicines, laws, and religion. This new culture was based on currency and value placed on everything it was about taking ownership of a human life's which became a commodity to be captured, controlled, dominated for their own selfish driven economic ideals, including our "health", our most precious commodity. Welcome to Western Colonized Medicine.
Biopiracy Theft of our Sacred Plant Medicines by the Pharmaceutical Industry
The Original First People's my ancestors could not stop the guns, the military force, and might of a dominant British people hell-bent on taking our cultural way of life away. By controlling our health, healing, and medicine ways through things like biopiracy, our people's medicine people, healers, shamans, doctors, and nurses, primarily women, had no chance. Here is where it all began when drugs were discovered in the 1800s. First they got the ethnobotanists and anthropologists to become friendly with the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. Then STOLE sacred knowledge and gave it to the chemists who in laboratories abused these plants' benefits, creating some valuable medicines but many more toxic ones with the added plethora of chemicals. Another example of exploiting a natural resource "plants," and putting a monetary value on them.
Biopiracy is defined as the biological theft; an illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use
A plant in its natural state has all the micronutrients and phytochemicals naturally occurring. Still, when you put them in the hands of a chemist, they isolate one molecule of the active ingredient and add other constituents such as synthetic chemicals that are not natural to make a drug. This is where side effects are created.
As the chemical and pharmaceutical industry was shifting around WW2, the (drug cartel) knew to create a Western medicine business akin to the medicine in Europe; they needed to get rid of those who stood in their way, such as Naturopathic-Eclectic-Homeopathic doctors.
As you read through some of the raids against health stores, we can see that the first raids started in our forests here and worldwide from drug companies.
In fact, these natural medicines support miraculous healing in the human body and have been for thousands of years in some cases, as I learned while working in the health industry. Here is one example of micronutrients healing people from mental illness.
This is where I learned about orthomolecular medicine, which in fact saved my life back in 1987. Orthomolecular medicine aims to restore the body's optimum environment by correcting imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistry, using substances natural to the body such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements, and fatty acids. There are numerous books written about this medicine. Most Canadians have purposely been prevented from learning about orthomolecular medicine which was developed in the 1950's by a Canadian medical doctor named Dr. Abram Hoffer. Canadians are completely unaware of this important historical fact. He prescribed high doses of Niacin (B3) to patients in a Saskatchewan psychiatric hospital by using this one nutrient (niacin) many patients recovered.
Orthomolecular medicine has now been widely used worldwide the past 50 years, with great success and people are living drug-free healthy lives.
Below are several other well respected medical doctors across North America who practiced Orthomolecular medicine and met through my work or know of them.
Dr. Linus Pauling - USA
Dr. Zolton Rona - Canada
Dr. Jonathan Wright - USA
Dr.Jullian Whittaker - USA
Dr. Archie Kalokerinos Australia
Dr. Feiffer - USA
Dr. Mathias Rath - UK- new Cellular Medicine
Dr.Stephan Levine - USA
The question you may be asking yourself is just what has our Canadian government and many others such as the USA, the UK doing to our natural health industry for over forty years? Follow me down the rabbit hole where you may be pretty surprised.
My Eyes Began to Open – I Had to Speak Up!
At this point in my journey, my awareness and expanding consciousness increased like never before. A friend invited me to attend a Vancouver BC talk by a man named David Itke from London, England. His story was fascinating, and it began with him coming to Canada and going to different sacred Indigenous sites. It was as though the truth was being infused into him from the ancient knowledge carried by the First People of Turtle Island. For me it was life-changing on many levels and he opened my eyes to the truth. The book ironically was called "The Truth Shall Set You Free" After reading it for over a month, I was never the same.
My life changed drastically because what I had been taught, told, educated was a lie based on fear and other people's beliefs that had been brainwashed into them. I was beginning to step outside the box of our created illusion to take a peek, it was scary, but it felt good and freeing to say the least!
While author David Itke was speaking in Vancouver, he would stay in a town called Tappen BC in the Shuswap, which many years later would be a special place for me.
I would also like to share the meaning of the word "Iatrogenisis," which also dates back to the Greeks. Sadly our medical industry is causing great harm to people all over Canada thousands are dying every day needlessly and we sit back and do nothing. This is murder plain and simple the word doctor in fact, means "To Heal", really?
(As an interesting side-note, the meaning of pharmaceuticals is sorcery and witchcraft, developed from toxic chemicals.)
Iatrogenesis (from the Greek for "brought forth by the healer") refers to any effect on a person, resulting from any activity of one or more persons acting as healthcare professionals or promoting products or services as beneficial to health, that does not support a goal of the person affected. Some iatrogenic effects are clearly defined and easily recognized, such as a complication following a surgical procedure (e.g., lymphedema as a result of breast cancer surgery). Less obvious ones, such as complex drug interactions, may require significant investigation to identify. While some have advocated using 'iatrogenesis' to refer to all 'events caused by the health care delivery team', whether 'positive or negative', consensus limits use of 'iatrogenesis' to adverse, or, most broadly, to unintended outcomes. Causes of Iatrogenesis include:
I learned about a book called the Malleus Maleficarum and was intrigued I ordered it from New York. Coincidentally I was in my bed one morning reading the book, Reclaiming Your Health by John Robbins and reading the paragraph about the Malleus Maleficarum, and there was a knock at the door. When I went to answer the door it was the postman delivering the book. How can we explain when things like that happen I was shocked what the universe was trying to tell me? Below is the expose of this book that would change women's faces first in Europe and later around the world. Did you know for thousands of years, woman were the healers, midwives, doctors, and nurses. They were honored for their gifts and leadership but when this book was written not long after the first printing press was made, this book became a DEATH sentence for all women. It was the tool methodically modeled to justify the arresting, persecution, torture, and death of millions of women who back then were called witches. That became a negative word which in fact it was an honor as it meant wise women, the crone, the healer it was not a negative thing. I think for whatever reason, these men were threatened by the power of the women and wanted to overtake and control them. This created the way for a patriarchal society controlled in many arenas by men. This is when the shift began a pendulum that would swing so far to one side causing much death to the women and the earth because of this insatiable quest for the ego's power. Money became a substantial factor lawyers, judges and priests created a business from killing innocent women and taking their property and belongings, which were sold, and a profit was made.
The Malleus Maleficarum "The Hammer of the Witches" is a book that outlines the characteristics of "witches," how to "interrogate" them and what their punishment should be. This infamous book was something of a manual during the Inquisitions. It was written by Inquisitors for Inquisitors. To the modern eye, it is a horrifying lesson in misguided power, the danger of false religious superstitions and the dangers of allowing a single religious institution to control the well-being of the public. It is quite possible that the authors of the Malleus Maleficarum are responsible for more torture and death than any other authors. Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger finished the Malleus Maleficarum in 1486. It was published in 1487. Kramer and Sprenger were both members of the Dominican Order and they were both Inquisitors for the Catholic Church. Their book was intended to be a guideline for other Inquisitors. It was meant to aid them in detecting witches, tell them which rules to follow when questioning them and what punishment should be eked out to those who were uncooperative or found guilty.
Today the Inquisition continues masked behind some of the most powerful figureheads in our society namely the Jesuits, Vatican, Freemasons and Zionists. All of whom are an evil consortium of sick, sociopathic, unbalanced, pedophile men who have abused, raped, and murdered many innocent children worldwide. Our innocent First Nations children received the brunt end of being taken from their families and put into Residential Schools run by the Catholic churches for over 100 years. This book "Murder by Decree: the Crime of Genocide in Canada" exposes these schools' horrors across Canada. Here, there were subjected to starvation, experiments, electric shock treatments, and thousands of young innocent children died. We must ask the question, who funded these schools? pg 2
Then there were twenty-two Indian hospitals across Canada which we were places they did horrible experiments and administered drugs and vaccines sadly, these children were used as guinea pigs by western medicine as discussed in the book "Medicine Unbundled" pg 2
Then there are the male-dominated politicians, corrupt lawyers, judges, police who hide behind various masks pulling strings as told by their masters in many areas of our lives. History does repeat itself in various forms until we speak up. This is why the crows and lynx (in my first book) have come to teach me and to write a book to expose the secrets, lies, and deception. Interwoven in this book are the beauty, the grace, and the strength of the women the life-givers, the strong warrior women and good men ready to do whatever is necessary for their kin. As you read along further and see what was done to the Aboriginal people here in Canada, it was not much different than the Inquisition in Europe. All about the transference of power from the people to a small elite group that believes they are unique, more powerful, more intelligent than the rest of us but actually, they are Luciferins who worship Satan who believe they have some particular purpose to exert control over people's lives and health.
Stepping into the World of Activism
A quote describing "The Activist" "Starts like an itch. Something happens in our lives that cause us to question what we know. We open our eyes and seek the truth. The more we uncover, the hungrier we are for understanding. But the world isn't perfect, and there is lots of pain and deception. We have the burning desire to do more. We read a lot. We start protesting. Our family labels us too negative, our friends pull away, and our spouses reject us. We are labeled hippies, anarchists, angry kids, conspiracy theorists, and terrorists. We are beaten by police and mocked by the news. Yet, we have become obsessed with spreading the truth. It becomes a solitary journey."
Together we shall travel together down the rabbit hole here in Canada to reveal what our government and Health Canada, Codex and National Association Pharmacy has been doing to innocent Canadians and the natural health industry for years that most Canadians have no idea and most would not believe. Attacks against the natural dietary supplement industry began by the pharmaceutical industry-backed by what I call pseudo-science or scientism. Consumers must be aware of the true quack busters who have methodically discredited our industry for years. Some of the more well-known are Stephen Barret.
This "dark" cloud descended on the natural health industry over in Europe first in 1997 and then later in 2004 in Canada. That year we learned of the sinister organization called CAC Codex Alimentarious, which means in Latin "Code of Law for Food" created in 1963 by a Nazi party member secretly in Germany. Dr. Mathias Rath MD first uncovered this secret group and then international American lawyer Suzanne Harris attended meetings and blew the lid off Codex. Germany's role at Codex is Dietary Supplements that seems to be no coincidence and Canada's role is Food & Labeling under CAC. Dr. Rath held rallies in Germany to attempt to spread the truth. The same year I learned about Codex, I was mysteriously given an article by a customer written by a health lobbyist living in Florida, USA. Somehow, when I touched this piece of paper, I knew I would meet the author. After reading the article, I strongly felt Canadians need to know about Codex and its far-reaching ramifications to our natural health industry. I started doing talks at the local library to teach people about Codex. I must have been onto something because a man called me twice, asking why I was educating people about Codex, to which I replied. After all, people need to know the truth. I am not sure who this man was, but his last call, he said he wanted to meet with me and one of the women from HANS, short for Health Action Network. I was very suspicious of this man, so I called HANS and they said they had never heard of such a meeting with anyone. I never did hear from him again; I wonder who he was. After what I had already experienced working in the health industry with Health Canada and raids on health stores, I could believe there was something very sinister going on the global pharmaceutical WHO, WTO, FAO playing field. I sure was on the mark with that feeling as I was going to learn soon. At this time, I honestly had no idea how far I was going to go down the rabbit hole nor what I was going to learn and experience firsthand.
CODEX ALIMENTARIUS BACKGROUND
Canada is a member of the United Nations/World Health Organization subsidiary called the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Codex Alimentarius means "food code". The Commission, composed of member governments, is mandated to set international reference standards for trade in all kinds of food products such as raw and processed foods, pesticide residues, contaminant levels, labelling, nutritional content, etc. It met in Germany in October 1996 to create binding new global trade rules for health supplements. In June 1999, Codex members will vote on the following laws proposed by the Germans, and supported by the drug giants Hoechst, Bayer and BASF. These are the three daughter companies formed when the Nuremberg War Trials disbanded the notorious IG Farben Cartel of Nazi Germany. These companies are the ones now pushing the hardest to prevent access by the public to nutritional supplements." Pg 6
Raids: Health Canada, RCMP, and NAPRA: Wolves in Sheep's Clothing Definition of a shill: Any cowardly sell-out doctor or similar representative/purveyor of Western Allopathic Medicine and the Vaccine Industry, who has gone astray from the standards of traditional medical know-how, and purposefully betrayed their sacred oath, the Hippocratic Oath, chiefly, 'Thou shalt do no harm.'
After the first raid by Health Canada at the health store I worked at, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that Codex was a far bigger issue that needed to be taken seriously. This, however, did not deter me one but it made me only more curious as to who would want to stop me. I was in for a big surprise that would span many years with so many different people as you too will discover. In writing and sharing my story, I suppose I would be considered a whistleblower as I call a spade a spade and mention everyone who came across my path and their actions against this industry, my colleagues, and me. I recall reading a quote from a famous doctor called Dr. Bernard Jenson saying as he was holding a handful of soil in his hand, "all life starts here"! He is correct as this is where all our food comes from our Mother Earth. Who should we paying homage to is our farmers there are the lifeblood of any civilization.
Before WW2 all our food was grown chemical-free, pesticide-free it was naturally organic and full of all the good bacteria our bodies needed. My grandmother gave me a book around the age of twenty written by Rachel Carson a marine biologist called, "Silent Spring" which challenged the big chemical company's rampant addiction to use chemicals on our food to produce more so they say. Most recently, papers have reappeared written about "poisons" from years ago. Today we have lost our topsoil inches; much is contaminated with heavy metals, fertilizers and very earthworms. We are killing the soil we wonder why so many are sick in Canada we are supposedly one of the sickest countries in the world. And not surprisingly we also take the most prescription drugs. All goes hand in hand so you can see why I have decided to write this book because if we lose our right to grow our food and have the government control that and now our precious micronutrients how can we possibly stay healthy?
In 1997 Canada's health food trade association called the "Canadian Health Food Association" was hijacked from the west coast in Vancouver, where it had started over 30 years previous ironically to protect the industry from "Health Canada" to the east in Toronto. The first president inserted was BR, a public relations expert from Hill & Knowlton whose father was a pharmacist. After six months, he was fired for embezzling money (insiders told me this at the CHFA). His close friend DH was inserted as the next President of the CHFA in Toronto. I call her the queen who was once very visible but today plays behind the scenes pulling strings she I believe, was the biggest lynchpin I feel of this whole takeover in Canada. The huge German drug company Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world's leading research-driven pharmaceutical companies that had arrived in Canada a few years previous.Both DH and another man from the health industry worked for them before coming into our industry.
Coincidently the same year 1997 the International Association for Dietary Supplements Association IADSA was created to oversee the global trade groups like the CHFA. Lawyers were inserted in different countries like Canada, the USA and Europe to "fool" the people and be the saviors while hijacking well established groups with many supporters. In a 'state" the laws are created by the elites and they can make and break them anytime. Through sufficient abuse and intimidation, the people break, close down health stores, and take away licenses. The sad part is the PUBLIC has NO idea because these same deviant people control the MEDIA. We the people, must demand full transparency of the game the drug cartel, Codex, Health Canada, NAPRA, and the RCMP are undertaking and whoever else is playing and have them criminally charged. What I am exposing is surreal to most and hard to imagine and fathom but trust me, I only share the stories I learned about firsthand. Still, hundreds of more abuse and intimidation stories against anyone in the natural health industry speak up against the drug cartel. They have names, but we do not know who they are? A question we must all ask ourselves. They have forged ahead so slowly chipping away at our industry day after day. Destroying people's livelihoods and consumer's access to their natural medicines and lastly even going so far as killing any who stood in the way, and I do not say this lightly! An email arrived one day from a whistleblower to one of my colleagues about DH you read it and decide if this could be possible. The person wanted to stay anonymous. An unnamed Canadian source who called my friend: Hi Along with this list just a few notes to fill you in on DH, Boerhinger Ingleheim's planted and supported individuals, the Canadian Judas who are selling the industry to German and multinational pharmaceuticals in the name of safety and Quality Control. At a cost to the consumer and small Canadian manufacturers that none are realistically aware. It all started with Boerhinger Ingleheim purchasing Quest Vitamins. First they went to the College of Naturopathic Physicians paid them some good money to devise a course to educate the retailers. Then DH out of nowhere became President of the Association and got rid of every employee who had served the association for years so that no one would know or oppose what she was up to. No sooner was she elected when Quest Vitamins was nominated "Distributor of the year." Quest is the hated distributor who took the business to the pharmacies and all the health food stores kicked them out of their stores so why would they be voted "best distributors"? This was just to show the government that what Quest was proposing was what the industry wanted. She started selling this course to the retailers for I think $35. A shot: Brainwashing and preparing for their upcoming regulations in the name of Education. "Canadian Natural Products Advisor Certification Course" We all know what this is going to lead to. Eventual licensing of health food stores and collection of licensing fees. All subjects dear to the government. When Dr.Rona objected to non-Canadian pharmaceutical firm employees leading the CHFA as per his editorial DH resigned and became the head of national sales and Marketing for Sears's stores. This was again a strategic move which was in the works as this enabled her to gather up some support by making money for select companies that could have been a problem to where she was going. Such as Greens+ She took all Greens+ products into all Sears's stores across Canada. There was not a company that was better supported than Greens+ in the industry, she then led greens+ to do business in the pharmacies and drug stores and generated them additional income. Then she started doing First in Natural Health seminars which retailers had to pay to participate but in turn she would promote not all retailers in the industry but only retailers who were promoting Greens+. She would hold educational seminars to promote the industry but she actually was promoting specific companies, specific products and specific retailers who were in tune with her politics. Now as we are nearing an election year and she has enough allies to call her shots. This is her punch line. She is officially bringing Nancy Baines and Lionel Pasen, Nu life's director in as directors so that in case she loses an election for President she will have Nancy Baines resume her good work. Nancy Bains was working behind the scenes to keep things quiet now that they have enough allies and supposedly have made enough headway with the government she is coming into play. Time is of the essence. All elections are to happen at the CHFA convention March 28th. It is imperative to shake as many of the industry members as possible to vote against these individuals and rock their boats. They sit with government telling them that this is what the industry members are asking for. Maybe a select few who are associated with or owned by pharmaceutical firms, such as Vita Health, Nu Life, Quest and the like but the majority oppose the new GMP manufacturing standards to regulate the industry to death to steal the business from small Canadian businesses and through retaliation hand it over and pave the way for the pharmaceutical firms.
1. You have to send a message to retailers asking them to form a new association so that the government does not sit and negotiate with DH and the gang. Make them aware that DH cannot act as the president of an association when she is sitting on the committee of the 3rd category or the new office of natural health products and enforcing regulations which she negotiates on the industry. The president of an association should be in a position to protect the interests of the membership and ask whether they are in line with the new regulations. Instead, everything is top secret and everyone is kept in the dark as she leads the government to believe that this is what everyone wants. 2. To vote her out of the association and take over what belongs to them. 3. Send another letter to Preston Manning, Leader of Reform Party, and slinging mud for removing Dr.Grant Hill out of the position of official health critic. If he is in this for money he is not going to buy the votes of the supporters of Dr.Grant Hill. The Liberals nearly lost the election over the health issue 3 years ago. His party won a great deal of support as a result of Dr. Grant Hill's efforts, all of a sudden he is moved to another post and has to learn French. 4. A message to all the liberal MPs and Allan Rock Minister of Health that he is in bed with multinational non Canadian Corporations and is cooperating with Judah Canadians such as DH and is selling Canada's businesses to those multinational corporations. Make sure you email stuff to the publisher of the Natural Health Retailer Magazine Bruce Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org He would be a perfect candidate to start a new association but is too busy making advertising dollars. Hope this information helps.
Having been around those days, I believe this 100% because prior to this NO natural health products were sold in a pharmacy. The first products were Quest, Nu-Life and Green's Plus all companies DH either worked for or promoted. These companies sold out our industry and those players still work in our industry. Sadly, the health store owners, company owners, and customers have all suffered, which will worsen. Once inserted as the second President of the CHFA in Toronto DH demanded to be paid $100,000.00 a year. She received and I would like to know where this money came from because for the almost 30 years the CHFA ran in BC, many were never paid and it was a voluntary position. Would it be fair to say that the drug company BOE stepped in and money started flowing around quite freely no this is only my opinion, but how does money appear someone has to be footing the bill. She helped create a course for all health store employees to take. Subsequent Presidents were all past employees of Health Canada who we know are about sickness and have always wanted this industry gone. You cannot make money from natural products, plus you cannot patent them and then protect them under Intellectual Property Law. She stayed on as President until I believe 2004 or 2006, and the books were a mess and took over six months to fix. Take a look at her background and decide for yourself should she be trusted.
Interestingly enough, 2004 is when the Natural Health Products Directorate was foisted on our industry.
On a positive note by 1997, groups like "Freedom for Choice in Health Care" headed up by Marilyn Nelson, had started a campaign called "Foods are NOT drugs." She gained much support in the east and had other people from the industry support her work and lobbying efforts in Ottawa. She became very well respected in Ottawa as our top health freedom lobbyist. She became very well-known and was interviewed by reporters from Fifth Estate and others. Her group had over 200,000 members across the country.
She also worked closely with Dr. David Rowland, another great person who started the first nutrition correspondence course in Canada (my first nutrition course I did. Plus, he had a supplement line and produced an excellent magazine for some years until "Alive magazine" forced him out. These two people I hold in high esteem never broke and always stood for what they believed against all odds. These are people I "value" and have much respect for all they have done for the natural health industry!
In BC, we too had heard about Marilyn's work and Codex, so the group Health Action Network decided to have a forum to discuss the issue. They invited the lobbyist JH from the USA supplement industry (whose article I had read a few years before) to come and be the keynote speaker. He started his group after attending his first Codex meeting in Bonn, Germany, in 1997. He decided to go to Canada and do a speaking tour first in BC and then out east in Toronto with Marilyn Nelson of FCHC.
A few weeks before the scheduled public forum on Codex was to happen, many disturbing things began to happen. A prominent Canadian doctor by the name of Zolton Rona, who promoted "orthomolecular medicine", was threatened with his life if he spoke about Codex and then Health Action Network HANS got intimidated by the Canadian Health Food Association who were funders for the event and said if you have this man from the US speak than we will cut your funding for the event. What does this say? Of course, people became afraid on many levels. Dr.Rona had to make the call to JH and tell him he could not come and speak at the event. He was devastated and said I have already bought my ticket. With only one person, a woman named DA who ran a health group here in BC knew that he would come. They had become very close friends.
Well, it turns out I attended this meeting of over 4,000 people; there was so much energy and excitement to hear this US lobbyist speak. When the public forum started, Dr. Rona announced that JH could not make the talk and everyone was very disappointed. Then shortly after, when they opened it up for questions and passed around the microphone for people to speak, a man walked up to the microphone and said, " I am JH and everyone was surprised and he said I have been silenced and then he was asked to stop talking. A woman from the crowd stood up and said I have a church you could come and speak at tomorrow. It turned out about 400 people showed up the next day to hear him speak.
JH shared how he was held at Canadian customs for a few hours and how they ransacked his suitcase and went through his vitamin bottles looking for drugs. This is how he was greeted coming into Canada, the land of the free.
Health Action Network continued putting on a few more Public Forums but they were micro-managed and the last one I attended, they had pharmacists on the panel. They had Dr.Michelle Brill Edwards, who had worked for Health Canada. They called the US lobbyist JH and asked if he knew anyone who would be appropriate to speak, and he suggested Dr. Anthony Reese from South Africa from the group PHARMAPAKT - Peoples Health Alliance Rejecting Medical Authoritarianism Prejudice and Conspiratorial Tyranny
Whose group was able to monkey wrench their Health Canada called Medicines Control C Association MCCS through a legal court case. The South African government also wanted to turn all safe, natural medicines into DRUGS.
They were unsuccessful as PHARMAPAKT had the help of the traditional Zulu people. Below is the story from Dr. Anthony Reese, who dismantled their Medicines Control Council MCC in about 1996-97, the equivalent of our Health Canada again what happens when the right, fearless, passionate, strong people join together for one common cause and goal: FREEDOM, which means the right to take whatever one wants to be healthy!
The pharmaceutical /nutraceutical game to expropriate natural health products in a nutshell
By Dr.Anthony Rees ND/Dip Herbology
Ex -member of the MCC Medicines Control Council of South Africa
Man's dependence on plants for shelter, tools, food and medicines has no originators, no founding cultures and no borders. Our common divine rights to utilize the Creators apothecary has for the past three decades, been constantly challenged by a biased regulatory system which tries to hinder and block the public's fundamental right to natural health care via vitamins, minerals, herbs, probiotics, functional foods, and various healing modalities.
Today, through much research and exploring the boundaries and shortfalls of modern allopathic medicine it is evident that the medical community has been clearly historically allied to interests Financially vested in suppression of optimal natural health and instead, favoring lucrative perpetuation of disease management through symptomatic drug therapy, surgery, and allied Iatrogenic modalities rather than preventative and curative strategies.
Today we are constantly being informed about choices in health and a populist resurgence of natural healing modalities has risen out of the ashes. However this newly found freedom may only be short lived if people do not look over their shoulders and see who or what is about to pick their pockets.
Because of this resurgence in popularity, public defiance against the allopathic paradigm of disease management in contrast to health management, innocuous products that were once labeled as snake oil and useless in the form of herbs, vitamins, are now being classified as dangerous Drugs. Despite properly prescribed drugs being the number four killer of North Americans and as little as 2 deaths a year because of herbs and all other natural health products put together these natural modalities are the focus of fervent expropriation.
As a backlash to the threat of pharmaceutical profit loss, the regulators and interests who are experiencing their lion's share of the medicine market being eroded by public free and informed choice have embarked on a roll up strategy to expropriate this ever growing industry in order to suppress alternatives and limit their availability under the guise of protecting the public, while hoping to increase their profitability.
What happened in S.Africa and from the great work of PHARMAPACT is a shining example of what happens when the right people come together, stand in their power, become fearless and stop something that is not good for the people. This shows us all the power truly is in the people.
After I heard Dr.Reese speak, I knew I needed to talk to him. After his talk I went up to him and introduced myself. Later that evening, I could not stop thinking of him and decided I needed to meet with him privately. I called HANS and had to beg them to give a number of where he was staying to go and see him. Finally, whoever I spoke to buckled and gave me his number. I immediately called him and asked if he would meet with me.
Here is where I stepped into a world I had no idea I would be exposed to.
I spent the day with Dr.Reese, and he told me how Health Action Network had told him what to say, and the next day he went back to be privately interviewed and I was not allowed to go in with him. Censorship all the way and this was the last ever public forum this industry has ever had. Amazingly when I arrived, he was on the phone with the man whose article I read in 1997 about Codex, who was the USA health lobbyist. I thought, what a small world. We spent the day together discussing various issues it was enlightening to say the least. Meanwhile, DA the woman who started a new group here in B.C. knew J.H. I was very unsure of her intentions with this movement. She flaunted her good looks with low cuts blouses and short skirts precisely the way to lure an unsuspecting man. She started to create friction between Marilyn Nelson and another male colleague making untrue allegations. My intuition about her was accurate; she was a trouble maker I was soon going to learn.
I always asked people involved in this movement why they got involved. Their stories told me a lot about the person, and most were sincere like myself and they genuinely cared about helping and healing others it was not about the money when it came to the front line workers in health stores it was doing what was natural for us women healers.
When asked why DA was doing this work, she was abused by her father and said," the government was like her father" so she transferred that hurt and pain on this work, but I can now see she had more sinister motives would be revealed.
A US company called NOW Foods called Marilyn, saying they would give her 10,000 dollars to help her legal campaign against Health Canada. She was very tempted to take it but the USA lobbyist JH called her, and he said, "No do not take it as it is a bribe to corner you". Who knows if that was true now looking back. Suppose she had taken it who knows what may have happened to our industry because money is a big factor in this work.
Meanwhile, in Abbotsford, BC Canada a medical doctor by the name of Dr. Pieter Taams MD, who used natural medicines in his practice was raided at his home; while having an afternoon nap, he awoke with a gun to his head by the RCMP. They ransacked his home and took all his files. The Canadian Medical Association stripped his medical license for using and selling vitamins and minerals. But at age 45, he went back to school and got his degree in Naturopathic medicine.
More raids continued on health stores in Canada and the U.S. and attacks on alternative clinics such as the Dr.Breuss Cancer Clinic by the likes of Health Canada. It still goes on today, but in the U.S., people have been put in jail and some still are in jail, all by the FDA, the equivalent of Health Canada.
Near the end of 1997, the FDA tried to foist a bill on the American people trying to turn all-natural supplements into Drugs. But the industry fought back with T.V. ads and commercials all across the States, and then they chose a day, and congress received over 1 million people calling them this had never happened on any issue before. Then the industry created DSHEA, the Dietary Supplement and Health Act, to protect supplements as Foods.
In Germany, Norway and Finland, people were fed the lie that they needed regulations to sell products. Slowly products started disappearing; most people in the industry did not believe it could happen. Well, it did and today, everything is under the drug cartel's thumb and has to be purchased in a pharmacy. And you cannot buy high potency micronutrients such as vitamin C. It now costs $50.00 for a 500mg Vitamin C bottle, the highest you can purchase. Many horrible things happened to those who did not comply, making their lives intolerable and many sold their companies.
I have found working in the natural health industry, we are TOO NICE, but this comes naturally as we all have a CONSCIENCE and genuinely care about each other and make people healthy. It is not about money for many of us because if it was we would have left many years ago. After all, we are all underpaid versus pharmacists, yet we are the people who help those who are damaged by allopathic medicine quite ironic!
The Battle Continues on the Health Front Throughout my book, you will read about various raids against the natural health industry by Health Canada, RCMP, and National Association of Pharmacists (NAPRA), but I have included only the ones I know about. I feel deeply for innocent people who were harassed, abused, intimidated, and threatened and those who lost their businesses all because the medical system we live under is not about true health and healing it is a business of disease, sickness and toxic drugs. Hard to believe action like this happens here in Canada but I have come to believe Canada hides behind a persona of being a peaceful, trustworthy, innocent country and government where in fact, what lies behind the curtain is another darker, sinister side that slowly is coming to light across the country. The saddest part is our products are safe; effective in healing people but honestly, the game is about disease and sickness that makes money at the cost of human lives. I take off my hat and congratulate those who have challenged Health Canada.
Here in Vancouver BC, another health hero who stands out most prominently is Mr. Croft Woodruff, a true health freedom fighter. This man ran his health food store and helped create the Canadian Health Food Association. He became its first President for two terms; his last term was in 1997, on the Chelation Association and Health Action Network board. He also had a successful radio show for many years and would write articles in Alive and various other health magazines. He was mentored by his brave mother, who I had the pleasure of meeting what a fireball she was and quite the activist from her days in Trail, BC fighting the fluoridation of their water. She must have made quite an impression on Croft as he became quite vocal on many issues. He was a true health freedom activist willing always to stick his neck out for the truth. He was against Health Canada and knew the CHFA was corrupt after it got hijacked to Toronto and he was against Codex he was the best Canadian health freedom fighter we had in Canada.
I moved from my home of a year and a half and moved into a brand new housing co-op which was quite hard financially for six months as I was trying to support my two kids while running my Global Prosperity business.
Months later, I found out Dr.Reese was coming back to Canada but had no idea how to connect with him, but I recall he said he was friends with the U.S. lobbyist JH who wrote the article on Codex. Miraculously I found that article and it had this man's toll-free number on it so I gave him a call. Wouldn't you know it turned out we became friends, and I found myself flying down to visit him in Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains the following month.
J.H. has a story that I know in my heart he would want shared as this one of the reason we became such good friends. We had a common experience that indeed reshaped our lives. At sixteen, J.H. was on a high school canoe journey in the Catskill Mountains and they found themselves in a massive storm. J.H. shared how he could see the shadow of a vast tree coming towards his friend in the tent they shared and pushed him over. Still, this large hemlock landed on J.H. He remembers being somewhere that was full of love, and he felt like the person who spoke to him was god. He talked to this person asking if he could go back and if he did what would happen in his life, to which this person responded saying, "we cannot tell you as this is part of your destiny" but you can go back but if you do you are going to go through something worse than this. He decided he wanted to go back, and he immediately saw the tent and his teachers standing over his body. Then he recalls the next moment being back in his body. Then he began telling them what to do. They were all in shock as they thought he had died. After a truck ride, a boat ride, and a helicopter ride he arrived at the hospital and performed a six-hour surgery. The tree had crushed his pelvis, urethra, and bladder. It was a six-month recovery to be able to walk. A year or so later, he started experiencing depression and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Eventually, he was hospitalized in a psychiatric ward. Sadly he was to spend the next four years of his life locked up from seventeen to twenty-one. He turned out mental health issues run rampant in his family and found his cousin who had committed suicide. It was her mother, his aunt that had learned of orthomolecular medicine. She brought him a book to read about this therapy. Still, because he was so drugged up on Haldol and lithium, he could not read the book but eventually, he felt compelled to read it a turning point in his journey. He requested a weekend pass to see Dr. Fieffer, a M.D., who practiced orthomolecular medicine in New Jersey. He ran a battery of tests and discovered he was deficient in many nutrients and had high levels of copper, which is commonly found in people diagnosed with schizophrenia. He prescribed high doses of zinc, which lowers copper, high doses of vitamin C. He told him he would likely have to sneak the micronutrients into the hospital as the doctors would not agree to him taking those nutrients. Once back in the hospital, he cut a hole in his mattress and put in the nutrients. When they would give him his medications, he would pretend to take them and then spit them out. After three and half weeks, they gave him a medical discharge scratching their heads, wondering which one of their drugs had helped him. Once out, he went to boat building school, but he was not very good at that and felt he was doing what he should be doing. Meanwhile, he was living with a native woman, a social worker near her reserve, and one day she could see his torment and said, "go over to those rocks and pray this is where my people and ancestors have gone for years to seek answers." Faithfully he went there every day for three weeks, and finally the last day, he said Creator gave him a message, "You need to tell the people about the micronutrients that I have given the people". After this vision, he immediately packed his bags and ended up in the city where he found a health store. While speaking to a worker there, he found out about a supplement company where he could buy supplements via the mail. This company was Life Extension. He called them and discussed the idea of volunteering for them for a year. Fast forward, they hired him as a writer, and he went on to be one of the USA's best lobbyists for the Dietary Supplement industry.
On my second trip down to visit J.H., he now lived in an intentional community called High Flowing near Floyd, Virginia. Owned by a German woman named StarRoot, an artist, musician, and married to a doctor in Germany, and was an anti-nuclear activist who left because of death threats and came to the USA. She started by living at a famous community called the FARM in the late '60s and eventually purchasing her property. I recall one night in the middle of a thunderstorm standing amongst all these enormous quartz crystal stones and being electrified by the energy. On her property, there was a beautiful lake that Black Elk and Sun Bear had blessed. It was here I drummed and sang the Cherokee morning song to honor the ancestors of this area. Everyone time I sing this song I bring myself back to that lake.
Meanwhile, I learned from my new friend JH about the U.S. raids on health stores. The worst was Dr.Jonathan Wright MD's Tahoma clinic's raid in Washington State, which he had run for numerous years. The FDA came in a gun-drawn swat-style raid confiscating all his patient's files and treated the staff like hardened criminals. But brave Dr.Wright fought the FDA and won after nine years. U.S. filmmaker Kevin P Miller heard about the story he produced a documentary called "Let the Truth Be the Bias"
In October of 1999, I attempted to move to the interior of B.C. to a place called the Shuswap (Secwepemc Nation) to an area called Canoe because my new friend JH led us all to believe the fears about Y2K. I moved everything I owned to this new home on a beautiful 160 acres with wild horses, bears, eagles nestled in the mountains overlooking the lake and straight across was McGuire Mt and Mt Ida, both powerful, strong mountains. The whole area had a strong pull on me I believe it was the sacred mountains. However, in December, when I tried to drive in the winter back up to Canoe. However, my car would not start, and I realized it was not the right time to leave and move away.
But I was in a dilemma as I had no job and no place to live. I had to ask my girlfriend if I could stay with her until I got on my feet and thank goodness they agreed, I was so grateful to them. It was here I learned a big lesson about life. Even though all I had with me and my children was one month's worth of clothes sharing a one-room bedroom was everything I needed. I learned all I had was within myself it was quite a humbling experience, I must say.
As things were beginning to heat up on the health freedom front, especially here in North America, our friend Dr.Reese decided to come back to Canada to help us fight Health Canada. Sadly though the woman named DA running the group Citizens for Choice, she convinced him she loved him, so he proposed to her and decided to sell everything and move from South Africa to Canada.
I was very excited as I knew he had stopped the takeover of the MCCA in S.Africa, the equivalent of our Health Canada, through the group PHARMAPAKT. We desperately needed his help to prevent such a thing from happening here. The FDA had already attempted to impose the same illegal regulations on the American people trying to turn their safe, natural supplements or dietary supplements into DRUGS. A million Americans stopped it.
Here was our opportunity to save our natural health industry. I organized a couple of talks with Dr.Reese, DA, and JH it was beginning very well and I felt incredibly positive. Then almost immediately, things started to turn sour. DH started her assault on Dr.Reese. He discovered she was involved with the bikers and was a pot dealer; it went from bad to worse they got into an altercation, and she called the police on him only to have him arrested, and the last time I saw him, he had a black eye. He then decided he had to leave Canada, but she did not stop there; she began calling his stepfather in S. Africa, his mentor and a practicing Naturopathic doctor he loved deeply. She called him to blackmail him and he committed suicide, and I know she was to blame, and sadly she walked away free women only to turn her sights on someone else in our movement.
Then another tragedy hit our health freedom front when one of JH's closest friends and a brilliant scientist named Brian Lebowitz exposed the corruption and unscientific ways of Codex started receiving phone calls from DA telling him lies. Brian suffered from depression, and not too long after, he sadly took his own life. This was no accident; this women DA knew what she was doing and very likely being paid quite handsomely from people bent on stopping our work to stop Health Canada NHPD. DA could very well be a female Eastern Star Freemason, the female version of the secret society of Freemasons spread across Canada quite discreetly, I might add. Soon after this experience, I was to have another such woman cross my path while doing this health freedom work, and boy was I in for another surprise.
I recalled a dream I had when I saw a rock with the worlds "Look Beyond the Light" written on the stone. I had no idea what the message meant but after my dealings with both these women, I completely understood they appeared to be so interested in saving our industry both highly intelligent sociopaths who knew how to attract men using excellent communication and sexual energy. No one who was genuinely interested in our industry and helping people would act like this.
Below I have included an excellent article Brian wrote; you can see why he was such a threat like Dr. Reese of South Africa.
Scientist - Brian Lebowitz PhD Brian was a brilliant scientist; he understood Codex and its bogus regulations, so he wrote this paper. This is why many people choose to stay silent about important things because of fear and how it can affect your personal life, work, and finances. Throughout my book, I include those whom I call our "health heroes" who have died suspiciously and who had contributed so much to alternative medicine and health freedom here in North America. But as warriors standing for the people, we have an inner strength that I feel is a divine one to carry us forward. I am the voice for now voiceless. pg 9
His article below: THE ABC's OF CONFUSION AS A WEAPON: JON 3(2), 1994 Editorial Brian Leibovitz, Ph.D.