Herbal Medicine

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....

Boost Your Defences Against the ‘Flu

November 1, 2016

Natural Protection from Common Viral and Bacterial Infections According to my recollection, last year at about this time at least a dozen of my patients...

Book Review: Herbal Goddess

June 1, 2016

Author: by Amy Jirsa Publisher: Storey Publishing Book Publication: 2015 Now that the warmer weather is here, our access to fresh herbs plucked from our own...

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,...

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...

Top 5 Strategies for Allergy Relief

May 1, 2014

Best Herbs, Homeopathics, and Lifestyle Changes As one of Ontario’s harshest winters on record gave way to an exceptionally cold spring, media pundits were predicting...

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...

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,...

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