Petition to the Government of Canada – A Demand for Greater Government Support of Natural and Integrative Therapies

Feb 1, 2021 | COVID-19 | 17 comments

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Whereas:
  • The majority of COVID-19 communications and mandates by health officials include social distancing, masking, hand sanitizing, contact tracing, and vaccination;
  • Natural, time-tested immune system essentials and holistic health practices have received less attention for their role in preventive healthcare;
  • A holistic and complementary approach to health would be more affordable for taxpayers than treating disease;
  • Many Canadians already invest in natural immunity, proactive self-care and prevention strategies;
  • Eating fresh vegetables, exercising, managing stress, drinking water, walking in fresh air/sunshine and getting adequate sleep are simple and cost-effective measures to improve immune function and overall wellness;
  • Vitamin D has been shown to significantly reduce symptoms associated with COVID-19;
  • Many Canadians are deficient in Vitamin D during winter months and yet are isolating for safety in their homes without supplementing;
  • Other vitamins and nutrients essential for optimal immunity and overall health include Vitamin C, Zinc, Selenium and plant extracts, and show promising results for COVID-19 prevention; and
  • Greater attention and education on natural health solutions would help optimize Canadians’ immune systems, increasing quality of life and productivity.
We, the undersigned, the citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1) Educate and empower Canadians on holistic approaches to optimize and maintain their natural immunity and well-being;
2) Cover practices for health sustainability and wellness care under the Canada Health Act, including chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, and homeopathic and naturopathic medicines;
3) Support, promote, and enhance Canadians’ access to holistic health services and natural products; and
4) Include immune-strengthening measures and practices in COVID-19 prevention messaging.
This petition is sponsored by:
Photo - Paul Manly
Nanaimo—Ladysmith
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia

If you have questions about the e-petition process or encounter technical problems, please visit the petitions website or contact the Clerk of Petitions at PMB-AED@parl.gc.ca.

 

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17 Comments

  1. Rod Schutt

    Fully agree! Holistic health care should be subsidized by gov’t!

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  2. Meagan Mcdonough

    Health is wealth.

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  3. Banafsheh Kazerani

    I support this petition put forward by Paul Manly.

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    • Evelyn

      Holistic Health care is very important to patients and should be payed by the government
      For health and well-being

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  4. Colette Breault

    Health is Wealth for sure

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    • Colette Breault

      I support this petition for sure I fully agree

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      • Pat Pape

        I believe that wholistic health is so important in all our lives. To care for our bodies naturally would benefit all ages and the government paying for and supporting Canadians health would make history and very healthy people.

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  5. Dana Sawatzky

    Support

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  6. Barbara Cook

    Please consider this petition. There are many more ways to tackle this problem besides just drugs, masks and distancing, for all they are very useful.

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  7. Kathy

    I support this petition for sure I fully agree

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    • Al Kavanagh

      I have used many of these therapys and enthusiasticly sign this petition.

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  8. Wendy Hawkins

    I support this petition.

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  9. Jan

    I live in Canada and yet my health care is not free. I subsidize MSP and pay every cent of my health care because my primary physician is a Naturopathic physician. I have cured a so called chronic disease with the help of naturopathic care. If I hadn’t done this, I would still be draining the coffers going to one specialist after another looking for answers while only big Pharma profits. Allopathic medicine has limited applications and should be confined to those applications. It’s the wrong paradigm for health.

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  10. Carrie

    Natural and holistic medicine should always be an option first. I believe there are so many ways to help all sorts of disease and ailments without turning to big Pharma.

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  11. Francesco Anello

    Safe, effective and inexpensive. The exact opposite of many pharmaceutical strategies. Why aren’t they accepted. Follow the money and corruption straight to the top.

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  12. Sophia Clarke

    I stay healthy through non-mainstream healing. I would like to see support for these practices, by endorsement and with financial support.

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  13. Daniel Cayer

    Fully agree! I regularly see a Naturopathic doctor and rely very much on her advice.

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