Colds and ‘Flu

THE JOY OF GINGER: Eastern Spice Brings Hot Medicine to Western Kitchens

February 1, 2018

When I was a kid my favourite cookies were grandma’s homemade gingersnaps which grandpa and I couldn’t resist dunking in our afternoon tea. Other than...

Boost Your Defences Against the ’Flu

November 1, 2016

Natural Protection from Common Viral and Bacterial Infections What you can do to boost your immune system against common bugs and the ’flu. According to...

Homeopathic Remedies for the Winter/Spring Cold Season

February 1, 2014

This is the season of the common cold, and with it comes coughs, fevers and congestion. In my practice, I often see patients coming in...

Herbal Allies to Prevent and Treat Influenza and Colds

February 1, 2013

If you’re getting worried about the mini-epidemic of influenza that’s percolating in Ontario right now, and wondering how best to protect yourself or even treat...

Strengthen Your Defences: Tools for Surviving in a World of Dangerous Viruses

December 1, 2012

In these modern times, a number of diseases seem to be on the increase, and many of the infectious diseases which we had considered to...

Boost Your Immune System: Essential Strategies to Prepare You for Flu Season

September 1, 2012

The vaccine debate rages on, with a growing majority of individuals opting to avoid conventional medical advice altogether. For example, in May of this year,...

The Top 25 Homeopathics

November 25, 2011

Homeopathy is a branch of natural medicine that has a long history of success. In the last 20 years, there has been a strong resurfacing...

Old-World Cure for Winter Ailments

November 1, 2010

Grandma had a cure for almost every common ailment when I was a kid growing up in the rural woods of Muskoka. Folks would come...

Homeopathic Medicine: An Effective Alternative for Influenza Pandemics

November 1, 2009

With the recent outbreak of H1N1 (swine flu), which fortunately has resulted in relatively few deaths, the media has often alluded to the influenza pandemic...

Traditional Chinese Herbs For Influenza

June 1, 2009

The recent possibility of an influenza pandemic had many in the health professions thinking about how we might deal with this potentially severe illness. Since...

Staghorn Sumac

July 1, 2008

Heals Inflammation and Boosts Circulation One of the great things about summer is the incredible bounty of wild foods that are available. By far the...

Fragrant Fennel: A Culinary and Medicinal Wonder Plant

October 1, 2007

Fennel’s medicinal properties were discovered long ago when it was cultivated as an herb and spice by the Ancients. In the first century, the Roman...

Make Your Own Chinese Health Tonic with Garlic & Vinegar

July 1, 2007

Many people are now aware that vinegar and garlic are both good for health. I would like to introduce a very good recipe which combines...

Red Raspberry: Herbal Ally Strengthens and Tones the Heart, Respiratory Tract and Reproductive System

June 1, 2007

June is an amazing month in Ontario. It tends to be the time of year when everything is incredibly lush and at its greenest. Life...

Balance Your Yin & Yang: Preventive Medicine Techniques for Restoring the Smooth Flow of Chi

May 1, 2007

It would be wonderful if we were each born with a set of instructions on how to look after our bodies. But we’re not, and...

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