Herbal Medicine & Recipes

BANISH PARASITES: With Herbs That Clear Critters From the Bowels

August 1, 2018

Mention the word “parasites” and most people have visions of tropical villages or holiday resorts where they have caught ‘Montezuma’s revenge’ or had other intestinal...

TOP 10 SPRING DETOX REMEDIES: Dr. Rona’s Favourite Foods, Herbs, Strategies

April 4, 2018

The arrival of spring always brings the urge to detoxify the body as an annual ritual and fresh start. Many people take it upon themselves...


March 20, 2018

Herbal Medicine to Flush Fat and Toxins During the fall and winter months when the days are shorter, we tend to stay indoors and be...

Suffering From Summer Allergies? Elder Flower to the Rescue

June 1, 2017

June is one of my favourite months. In our part of the world, it is the month when everything is the most green and lush....

Recipe: Herbal Power Balls

December 1, 2016

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Sweet Solutions – Healthy Alternative Sweeteners for the Festive Season I treat these gems as medicinal truffles because they are...

Goldenseal Clears Inflammation and Infection

September 1, 2016

Valuable Herb is a Threatened Species in the Wild Goldenseal is a plant that was once very common in the deciduous woodlands of eastern North America....

Recipe: Chickpea Pasta Salad With Fresh Tomato-Herb Dressing

June 1, 2016

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Cool and Easy Summertime Dining‘. Homemade chickpea pasta makes a delicious gluten-free salad and the good news is – it’s...

Chickweed and Nettles

May 1, 2016

Wild Spring Greens as Food and Medicine Spring is a great time to watch your greens grow. The aesthetically beautiful Chickweed and potent Stinging Nettle...

Chinese Herbs for Mouth and Lip Sores

February 1, 2016

Natural relief for cold sores, cankers, and inflamed lips. Sores and skin rashes of all types cause us considerable discomfort, but none as much as...

Warming Herbs and Spices for Fall

September 25, 2015

If you want to add some healthy new flavours to your autumn meals, it’s time to move beyond your salt and pepper shakers. There’s an...

Lemony Herbs Add Zest and Zing to Spring Meals

April 30, 2015

I often think of lemon in springtime. Lemony yellow is the colour infused into pale green spring buds and young tender leaves springing to life.


April 29, 2015

Most people who use herbs and other natural remedies have certain favourites that they rely on when needed. However, one place often overlooked as a...

Spring Detox with Wild Herbs and Weeds

April 1, 2015

There are many ways to detoxify the body, and for a herbalist the favourite strategy involves medicinal plants. From my perspective, weeds and wild herbs...

The Clinical Impact of Vitamin C

April 1, 2015

My Personal Experiences as a Physician My ongoing relationship with vitamin C now spans a full 20 years, when I first met Dr. Hal Huggins,...


March 1, 2015

Get a Jumpstart on Spring with the Medicinal Power of Baby Plants When you eat sprouts, you are consuming the bio-electric twinkle of life. Spring...

Recipe: Herb Tea for Preventing Colds

February 1, 2015

From the Vitality Food Feature  HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! CHANGE OF SEASON DIET – Part 2 (Herb Tea) In preparation for the change of seasons, TCM...

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