President's Blog

CHFA is proud to be the voice of the natural health industry. As CHFA President, I am proud to be our organization’s voice. From the latest updates on issues affecting our industry, to my personal insights on professional life, my blog, "The Long Story", is a collection of thoughts and ideas that will give you a unique perspective into our industry.

 

 


 

  • What Work-Life Balance Means to Me

    Work-life balance is always a challenge. When your children are small, it’s all about time management: getting to daycare for pickup; managing time off work so you can be part of school field trips and activities; and fitting in trips to the store for supplies and clothes, which either disappear or are outgrown weekly. It seems like there are never enough hours in the day.

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  • A Slice of Life at Expo West

    Earlier this month, Helen visited the 38th annual Natural Products Expo West, a four-day event that showcases natural, organic and healthy products in Anaheim, California. Here’s a snapshot of what it’s like to be CHFA’s President.

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  • Natural Health Trends We Saw at CHFA West 2018

    What I love most about our shows are the exciting products and innovations that you find when browsing the aisles. Here are some of the trends we spotted.

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  • Your Heart’s Best Friend

    If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I’m a cat person. And my cat, Magnus, is quite the character, not to mention pretty darn cute. What you may not realize is that he’s also good for my health and well-being.

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  • CHFA Responds to CBC’s CMAJ Editorial

    Canadian consumers should continue to have the opportunity to make informed choices, which means choosing NHPs as a way of safely managing their health.

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  • CHFA Remembers Colleague and Friend Joel Taller

    It is with great sadness that we notify you of the passing of Joel Taller on Saturday, May 13, 2017, with his family by his side. Joel will be dearly missed and affectionately remembered by his loving wife Gaye, their children, his extended family, and his friends and acquaintances, including many of us in the natural health industry who worked with him.

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  • CHFA Responds to CBC Marketplace

    Marketplace failed to acknowledge Canada's world-class regulatory framework for NHPs.

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  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    Every year when the holidays roll around, the spiral of pressure, celebration, excess and expectation begins. It’s a stressful time of year. There are deadlines to be met — both personal and professional. More things to buy, food to prepare, events to go to. Just more of everything. And each year, it seems to begin a little earlier.

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  • Third Rate Romance

    Am I committed to a long-term relationship with my iPhone or is this just a rebound relationship? Only time will tell.

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  • NHP Week: What Do We Stand to Lose?

    NHP Week is a nationwide celebration of the access all Canadians have to safe, effective, and high-quality natural health products.

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