Street Talk

It has been quite sometime since I updated Street Talk as time has taken me in directions of assisting companies launch products that facilitate positive change; many are natural, all are proven. We re-formulate as necessary and are launching some very special supplements. I am a Reiki Master, Huna Practitioner and dedicated to helping companies and distributors offer beneficial products that promote healing and prevent ailments or “dis-ease” to consumers – to people.

I posted an article update on Zoono Protect products for well-being and protection. With the backing of pop star PINK hopefully awareness will come to fruition. We also represent 808 Dude – a teen boy brand with Manuka honey, GoodStuff by ViraOne, BodyFood and BodyFood dental as a toothpaste replacement and good gum health product.

There is MoYou London for happiness, and ease anxiety and simple pleasures…and more.

Our commitment is to helping resellers promote best in class brands – natural brands, and brands that simply make sense to benefit. Please reach out to me for comments, if you are looking to expand, or simply want to add awesome products that serve a positive purpose to your customer. – Thank you and be well, be happy, be present, be expectant and be confident.      Christine

Just some Stats: er,Natural Health Products – Canada and Global

This brief document was derived from my curiosity to examine the trend in growth of the natural health product v where the pharmaceutical industry, and where “medicine” if you will of “choice” is trending. Prior to my involvement in wellness and prevention which also includes “cosmetics” and really any product that is proven to facilitate a positive change in well-being I was a consultant in the Pharmaceutical industry founder of a company that still exists today. After “exiting” for lack of a better word, and partially by choice the decision was made to focus on prevention and well-being which also includes “cosmetics, those “cosmetics or cares that also can be classified as natural health products” and feel good products that are simply cosmetics but do an incredible amount to help mental health, instantly uplift, raise spirits, or relieve stress.

Maia International Inc. helps companies launch into markets starting often with filing of cosmetic notifications and also as natural health products. The area has become “grey” to a certain extent as many skin cares, or “natural” cosmetics that have shown positive outcomes can be classified as a natural health product, elevating themselves a bit beyond the cosmetic realm. There is also, by the same token, a grey area within pharma, biologics, biopharmaceutical, functional food, and topicals that nourish the skin. Is a supplement really a functional food? – this is what we are in the business of doing. Helping you launch successfully with understanding.

As companies strive to launch beneficial products and capitalize on the trend for more natural, proving outcomes, and proving their products are “different” it is important to understand where the market is going, how you can “classify” and examine whether a Natural Health Product accolade is where your product or what is in the pipeline will fit.

Regardless of the source of data the Natural Health Products industry is growing in comparison to the traditional pharmaceutical industry. We can search for the answer as to why? (whether it be to support the bodies innate response to heal, combat and manage the signs of aging, a growing aging population, education, or the increase in interest for overall well-being) however, regardless of the why the key is to satisfy need and how to successful launch and compete effectively in this market.

The Natural health industry includes vitamins, minerals, herbal remedies, homeopathic medicines and traditional Chinese medicines represents in Canada alone a $2.5 billion industry.  Does it also include Bio-pharmaceuticals? Which also are classified under the NNHPD? Acceptance also by health care practitioners are also a factor in the thrust, and the advent of the NHP accolade opening avenues for companies to thrive and compete with traditional “pharma.”

For the company wishing to venture into this growing sector and analyse the potential of particular product I have gathered some key pieces of information readily available for “a glimpse” with provided source of data:

  • There are huge opportunities ahead in this still-growing industry. Purchase power According to a 2005 Ipsos-Reid study, 71 percent of Canadians use an NHP (Natural Health Products as regulated by the NNHPD) regularly, and 77 percent of Canadians agree that NHPs can promote good health. The latest industry statistics, released in July 2009, indicate that profits, exports, and the number of businesses involved in NHPs and functional foods—foods with added health benefits—have all experienced notable growth. NHPs and functional foods generated $3.7 billion in revenue in 2007, $732 million was exported, mostly to the US, and $148 million was spent on research and development (R&D). – See more at:



  • Strong recovery of the global health and wellness market is on the way, with sales recording 6.5% value growth (fixed exchange rates) in 2011.  Products offering specific health benefits, such as fortified/functional, or those renowned for their natural health properties drove value sales, with rates above 7%. Growth was further fuelled by the developments in the emerging markets as China and Brazil alone contributed US$15 billion in new sales that year. Steady real term growth of 7.2% (current prices) is expected to continue to 2017, with global health and wellness sales on the way to hit a record high of US$1 trillion by 2017.

Source: Euromonitor International

More snippets:

  • The multi-billion dollar market of nutritional supplements combined with increased global distribution channels continues to fuel growth potential in the healthcare, pharmaceutical & nutritional supplement Industries as some industry analysts expect the nutrition supplement market to reach $175Billion globally by 2020. Consumer awareness regarding the benefits of dietary supplements and new product availability are the major drivers for the market world-wide.

The pharmaceutical industry, at both the global and Canadian levels, has experienced an unprecedented amount of challenges and changes over the past several years. Global market growth is trending down and the current pace is below the historical 5-year average.

A cosmetic? Cosmetics also play a huge role in the industry whether it be nail polish, make-up (without toxins or harmful ingredients), hair growth, creams that hydrate… whatever it may be as they are important to self-care, elevating spirit, and mental well-being.

Please contact me for further insight on Pharma to natural, NHP’s, Supplements or Cosmetics: we are in the business of focusing on customers, facilitating well-being and helping to launch products with companies that focus on positive outcomes. Thank you – Christine Pemberton







Did You Know…



Small Changes can lead to Healthier Skin, Younger, Firming, and Renewed?



Press Release

For Immediate Release


Maia International Inc., Jan 5 2015

Skin, being a protective layer, our largest organ and one which we desire to be Younger looking, firm, without wrinkles, a strong lipid layer and collagen matrix, even in tone, etc, can be achieved with the use of effective topical products, without harmful ingredients, and changes in what we eat, – systemically.

Scar tissue, can be less apparent by using over 2% Hydrogen Peroxide daily followed by a collagen building topical, such as hyaluronic acid, argireline, Vitamin E, or even Pure Argan oil; lemon water can do wonders for alkalinity; bean sprouts have an abundance of healthy vitamins to support skin structure; and cellulite can be reduced through cucumber, papaya, and others. All this and more information is available in 49 Ways to Healthy Vibrant Skin, a downloadable e-book for only USD 9.95.  The purpose of making this easy to reference book (based on industry expertise, formulation knowledge, and insight) is to make this information available to all interested individuals for well-being at an affordable price on mass.

Currently, the e-book offering is available at which is a site dedicated to promoting a cellulite system to rejuvenate and repair, as well as the book for healthier, glowing skin.  Our corporate site for an understanding of the breadth of our expertise, and what we do is which offers a basis for credibility. For more information please contact Christine at or

To your Good Health and Vibrant Skin

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medicine man

There is Always a Cause.

I am sad.  I am weary. I am stressed…..I am depressed; may ultimately become the outcome of such belief’s or thought. I am …the leading cause of ailments can be circumstance, attitude, behavior, intake, lack of balance, habit, output, or any combination of many factors. Harmony of mind, body and spirit within natural medicine or traditional treatments is generally intended to treat cause. It is a lifestyle choice on the journey to well-being and can combine “medicines” – usually traditional, natural approaches rather than a prescribed drug or as often labeled ”ethical” prescription (ie Prozac) or OTC “remedy.”  Is the remedy however, not treatment of the cause and mitigating the effect while treating the cause?

Both can be addressed and co-exist when appropriate and based on condition in most circumstance.  Depression, in this example, can be treated with prescription medication, but  then how long? at what cost? and what about the cause?  By the same token, choice can be made by treating with St John’s Wart to alleviate….either method can be effective, yet ultimately the cure for reoccurrence  and prevention lies within treating the cause and addressing a substantial change in lifestyle. Strive to live naturally, in balance, and with balance.  The conclusion to this post update is co-existence of traditional and non-traditional or natural and Prescription drug use to OTC can be a collaborative approach.  I think we would all agree that natural came first, hence can be defined as traditional, and when it comes to products, intake, and lifestyle, less is more.

Our next three blog posts will further explore the reasons behind anti-aging, hype of natural, need for addressing cause, recuperation, rejuvenation, renewal, prevention and energizing especially during the summer months.

Is this True?

This is one persons, or perhaps many people’s perspective, and related perception which, depending on desire, choice, and impression created will drive behavior.  I chose this Facebook blurb because it emphases the point very well  it is driven by social media….Facebook, is both perspective and perception…but what if I told you that it “pharma” may have a place in some instances, may be a need immediate not necessarily long-term, or may not necessarily create customers in everyone?

If I told you that consumers and many audiences, who are always a consumer in some respect, are choosing natural over pharma or a combination your perspective would most likely change; definitively your perception of this advert or opinion would be affected.

People are in fact, choosing more natural, preventative measures to achieve wellness, balance, and rejuvenate as well as manage aging or focus on “anti-aging.”  For your own education there are several sites that address the “general” change, all available on line and prevalent via social media avenues.

These are as follows: which outlines the choice to a natural ingredient over synthetic formulation which provides insight on natural v Rx

And….for choice…, which I have provided for the simple reason of addressing choice in cosmetics since it was part of the comments, and choice in dealing with inflammation hoping to alter your perspective for a natural choice.

Be well

Christine Pemberton

June 5 2014
“Americans spent more than $300 billion on prescription drugs every year; nearly half of all adults have taken at least one prescription drug in the last month; nearly a third regularly use two or more; and women are more likely than men to use prescription drugs.” Source: CDC.
“Drugs can undoubtedly save lives, but our penchant for prescriptions can sometimes mean treating or masking symptoms—without fixing the root cause of the health issue.” Source CSI News. Can this also be said for topical cares, quick fix diets, and basically any trend that does not create a lifestyle choice, and change?
It is a fact that many common ailments can be treated naturally. Some of the common ailments that can be treated without a prescription, or titrating off a prescription with the correct behavioral changes and choice (always consult a Dr before quitting a method of treatment) include but are not limited to pain, high blood pressure, hypothyroid, acid reflux, insomnia, depression, diabetes, high cholesterol, infection, impotence, anxiety, obesity, and many in combination with traditional and non-traditional means such as cancer, MS, crohns and colitis, IBS, ulcer; and many are in fact preventable through healthy, natural choice. The US National Library of Medicine service compares traditional v non-traditional treatment regimens, as well as
By the same token, for topical care there is an overwhelming amount of statistical and science based evidence on alternatives to those ingredients or procedures that create instant change. These ingredients include Matrixyl, Argirelene, Hyaluronic acid; that are science based. There also exists…naturally, sweet potato, papaya, cucumber, bean sprouts.coconut oil. Once again, natural, Rx, OTC, combination? Much of this can be decided based on what it is that you fundamentally want to change…

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Press Release
June 2 2014
…in finish, clean ingredients, sensible science, feeling of nourishment and for achieving uniformity of complexion, a youthful appearance and coverage that is light and allows your skin to breathe.
Mineral Hygienics, a natural, mineral based cosmetic is both a company and product line that manufactures and sells clean, intensely beautiful make-up. Youthful, nourished and hydrated skin with minimal lines, and firm skin begins with scientifically effective ingredients combined with nature’s offerings, as well as healthy foods to rejuvenate all major organs; skin, liver, heart, etc.
The finishing touch which most women apply is make-up to complete the “look.” Often, this make-up albeit mineral based contain a myriad of minerals and ingredients that compromise either the feel or clean simple aspect meant to be “mineral” and associated benefits. The alternative is mass produced make-up lines built on “name,” reinforced by marketing dollars (=reputation and perception) and a host of synthetic colours, ingredients, and a base that can clog pores, compromise skin health, or include ingredients which can readily be investigated that are either toxic over time or concern with regards to potential harmful outcome. Mineral Hygienics started as a skin care company, and realized much of associated skin issues were make-up related. So, they understand the necessity of clean ingredients.
You can use the best skin health or skin care product(s) available every day, and eat healthy however, it is every ingredient that you put on your skin that will affect both topical health, and knowing that ingredients on the skin go into your body, also potentially affect internal health.
This is an unsolicited notice as I once again used Mineral Hygienics this morning during my daily routine, and can definitively see and feel the difference that good skin health creates from a mental health, and “whole” health perspective. Currently, we are seeking re-sellers and distributors that are wanting smart make-up lines to complete their portfolio of offerings. For more information please contact
We support scientifically sensible products for overall systemic and topical health that facilitate positive change. Our blog offers more information at

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Street Talk
For this supporting blog post the list could be endless to support natural, minimally processed, and products that are clean, effective and serve a purpose or facilitate positive change.
The most benefit I can offer you is to provide the best possible source of information for the maximum benefit in an efficient manner. The reason people buy skin care and choose “healthier” food options is fear. Fear of wrinkles, aging, deep lines, sagging skin, and fear induced by media, marketing, and social means that advertise harmful ingredients, and what to avoid. They are seeking education, efficacy, benefit and risk harmful outcomes to replenish, renew, rejuvenate, heal and return to youth, etc, etc, etc.
There is no avoiding foods that have some amount of chemical exposure as we live in one biosphere, by the same token, there is no avoiding some form of genetically modified food, synthetic ingredient or preservative of some type. Bread is the easiest example I can readily think of as I write….most often it is packaged in plastic, and even if bakery bought would be made with some type of ingredient that has been exposed to some ingredient that has been affected by “science.” (for example..the eggs). This is a bold statement for which I would be pleased to take on any comment with regards to the truth.
I can however (with being exposed to new to market products almost daily) offer some guidance on what to look for in the natural, effective and beneficial realm that will bring some clarity to reducing harmful ingredients and maximizing results.
Currently trending are clean, natural, effective products such as Mineral Hygienics at, Skin 2 Skin Care who have won 20 awards for product excellence in various categories, and for body care, prevention, sulphate free shampoo/conditioner, pain relief the sites I can refer you to are and whose emu oil and omega 3-6-9 products can relieve pain associated with joint and muscle aches, gout, arthritis and sports injury. I will state that I am biased as I know these products, and you can search the benefits of the ingredients under medline and other reputable sources.
In the systemic or category of food, there are many ways to go natural, or organic if that is preference as well as ayurvedic especially in the now warmer summer months forthcoming. My suggestion is to seek farmers markets, seasonal fruits and vegetables, simple, clean foods. Opt for beneficial proven ingredients that can be added to smoothies, salads, or cooked foods such as Turmeric, bean sprouts, coconut oil, milk, water, avocado oil, olive oil, and opt for a banana, apple or high anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory food with every meal or between meals. Upon waking and going to bed water with a squirt of lemon or fresh lemon sliced.
To prevention, well-being and, your “whole” or entire good health.
Best -Christine Pemberton

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