Herbal Medicine & Recipes

Stinging Nettle

June 3, 2014

Wild Food and Medicine Nourishes and Heals the Whole Body (The following is an excerpt from The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of...

Chinese Herbs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 1, 2014

Could a Chinese Herb Replace Life-Threatening RA Drugs? REPORT BY ALLIANCE FOR NATURAL HEALTH USA Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your...

Luscious Lavender

April 1, 2014

A Simple Remedy You Can Grow, Harvest, and Use Everyday The following is an excerpt from POWER PLANTS: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow, published...

THE HEALING POWER OF HERBAL TONICS

November 18, 2013

Many years ago, when I was first introduced to the art and science of herbal medicine, my mentor was an old style naturopathic doctor and...

CULINARY SPICES THAT HEAL

November 15, 2013

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Elder: Herb of the Year 2013

October 1, 2013

A Valuable Flu-Fighting Ally for Your Fall and Winter Medicine Chest “Elder has been revered since antiquity as a virtual medicine chest. Prominent in folklore,...

Yarrow Medicine: A Healing and Anti-inflammatory Herb

July 1, 2013

 For Blood Vessels, Arteries, Joints and a Whole Lot More During the summer of 1984, some friends and I were invited to the cottage of...

Spring Cleaning with Herbs: Bitter Herbal Tonics Herald the Ancient Rite of Spring

April 1, 2013

Cleansing tonics are an ancient rite of spring that reflects the season’s central theme of self-renewal. By definition, a tonic is an infusion of herbs...

Change of Season Soup

March 1, 2013

Our public health care system, which is largely influenced by its profit-driven suppliers, is based on the paradigm of treating the patient after she or...

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...

Herbs to Stoke Your Digestive Fire

November 1, 2012

“As Falls Witchita…” (with apologies to Pat Metheny.) The coming of fall has always been somewhat of a difficult if not wistful letting go of...

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,...

Rose: Herb of the Year

June 1, 2012

Each year, The International Herb Association chooses a “herb of the year” based on the herb being outstanding in at least two of three major...

Foods that Heal Skin Disease

November 1, 2011

“What should I eat?” That is the question I am asked most often by skin patients in my Traditional Chinese Medicine practice. They ask it...

Chinese Herbs for Beauty from the Inside Out

June 1, 2011

No matter your age, numerous herbal super-tonics can help you fight the aging process – and transform your skin, complexion, hair, nails, and overall glow....