CHFA launches the Canadian Family's Guide to Navigating Natural Health
TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - To celebrate Natural Health Products (NHP)
Week, the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) is launching a free,
five-part guide aimed at helping Canadian families make informed
decisions about natural health. The Canadian Family's Guide to Navigating Natural Health, was developed with nutritionist and author Lianne Phillipson-Webb.
Canadians can download the guide at chfa.ca for practical tips on how to make simple changes in their daily
routines to improve their overall health and the health of their
The guide is designed to help Canadians sift through the massive amount
of existing information on organics and natural health products and
help them prioritize where it is most important, as they shift toward
natural and healthier options.
"From the household cleaners, to the hygiene products we use, to the
food we eat, there are several potentially harmful chemicals and toxins
our families touch, breath and ingest," says Phillipson-Webb. "I love
this guide because it's a realistic approach to helping families live
healthier lives. By suggesting a number of staple products and small
changes to your daily and weekly routines, we hope to make natural
health more accessible to your entire family."
The Canadian Family's Guide to Navigating Natural Health focuses on five different areas most Canadian families encounter on a
daily basis. They are:
Supplement Essentials - proven must-haves for the whole family
Green Cleaning 101 - a crash course of cleaning the natural way
Healthy Hygiene - know what you are slathering on your skin
Go Organic - get to know your clean 15 and the dirty dozen
Natural First Aid Kit - simple at home remedies that work
In each section, CHFA suggest tips for families who wish to make a
positive impact on their health by making a few, simple changes. For
example, in Supplement Essentials, CHFA recommends supplements every
family should consider keeping in their medicine cabinet - Omega-3
fats, Pro and Prebiotics, Vitamin D and Multivitamins.
"CHFA is proud to be spreading the word about Natural Health Products
Week by offering Canadians this free guide," says Michelle Book,
Director of Communications at CHFA. "NHP Week shines a spotlight on
natural health products and their benefits. It's a great time for
people interested in healthier living to visit their local health food
store to learn more by participating in fun, informative NHP Week
Canadians and natural health retailers across the country are
celebrating Natural Health Products Week from November 4 to 10, 2013.
Some facts about the Canadian natural health industry
The Canadian natural health industry is now valued at over $3 billion,
and employs more than 25,000 people.
The organics industry is valued at over $3 billion. Approximately 3,900
producers work on 695,000 hectares of land to produce certified organic
products in Canada.
71% of Canadians have used a natural health product.
77% of Canadians agree that NHPs can be used to maintain or promote
The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) is Canada's largest national
trade association dedicated to the natural health and organic products
industries. Representing manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers,
distributors, and importers of natural health products, the Canadian
Health Food Association has 1,000 members who contribute three billion
dollars to the Canadian economy annually. For more information on CHFA
and about natural health and organic products visit chfa.ca.
PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2013/11/04/20131104_C9210_DOC_EN_32810.pdf
SOURCE: Canadian Health Food Association
For further information:
For more information, or to arrange an interview with Lianne Phillipson-Webb or Michelle Book, please contact:
Beatrice Bastedo / Will Lamont
416-915-4408, ext. 106 / 101
Beatrice@merkato.ca / Will@merkato.ca