Herbal Medicine

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....

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....

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...


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...

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...

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...

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...


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...


November 15, 2013


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...

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...

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