Gastrointestinal Conditions

Lemon Balm

September 1, 2017

Revered by Herbalists from Ancient Monasteries to Modern Kitchens Relax and take cheer; Lemon Balm is here. This refreshingly humble member of the Mint family,...

Best Natural Treatments for Heartburn, GERD, and Indigestion

September 1, 2017

Avoid Dangerous Prescription Medications; Try Nontoxic Remedies Instead By now, most of you are aware of the horrors of the drug epidemic that is causing...

Make Your Vacation Safer with Travelers’ Probiotic

February 1, 2017

According to the Centres for Disease Control, between 20% and 50% of international travelers develop diarrhea, which is the most common symptom of travelers’ sickness....

The Human Super-Organism

February 1, 2017

“Humans without microbes are sick. Microbes without humans have no home.” (Rodney Dietert, PhD, The Human Super-Organism, 2016) For the past century, scientists have assured us that they knew what made us tick

The Human Microbiome

May 1, 2016

New Research Points to Its Critical Role in Health and Disease “One of these days – not tomorrow, but I hope not in the distant...

Natural Alternatives to Cortisone

June 2, 2014

(Part IV of a Series on ‘Drugs You May Not Need‘) “Nearly all men die of their medicines, not of their diseases.” – J.B. Moliere,...

Drugs You Don’t Need And the Best Natural Alternatives

April 1, 2014

(Editor’s note: This is the first of an intermittent series by Dr. Rona on Drugs You May Not Need.) Thousands of drugs are available in...

Ten Reasons to Eat Fresh Unpasteurized Sauerkraut

March 1, 2012

Sauerkraut combines the anti-carcinogenic properties of cabbage with the benefits of lactic acid fermentation. A study conducted at MTT Agrifood Research Finland, which was published...

Enzyme Supplement Safety and Efficacy

February 1, 2012

A Statement by Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, MD, BSc. I am a duly licensed medical doctor in Ontario and have been in private medical practice...

Spotlight on Shepherd’s Purse

April 1, 2009

Excellent Spring Tonic for Circulation Now that spring is here, I find it exhilarating to go for a walk each day and see all of...

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...

Bodacious Beets: Worth Their Weight in Gold

December 1, 2007

When I was a kid, grandma used to quip that beets were “worth their weight in gold” and since my grandparents always grew a huge...

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...

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...

Heavenly Horsetail: One of the First Signs of Spring

April 1, 2007

I enjoy every season, but as a student of nature and a herbalist I have to admit I love spring the most – observing the...


May 1, 2006

2006 Herb of the Year It was called the Age of Discovery, that exciting era when 15th century Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias rounded the Cape...

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