Herbal Medicine

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....

Red Clover: A Detoxifying, Cancer Fighting, and Hormone Balancing Herb

June 1, 2011

Late spring is an amazing time of year. Here in Ontario, June tends to be our greenest month, when the fields and forests have a...

Herbs for Detox

May 1, 2011

Spring Cleansing with Key Herbs Can Revitalize Energy Feeling lethargic lately? Tired when you get up and exhausted by the time you get home at...

Cilantro and Clay Detox

May 1, 2011

In his newly released book, Radical Healing: 2nd Ed., (Himalayan Institute Press), Rudolph Ballentine includes a comprehensive chapter on detoxification, drawing from Ayurveda, homeopathy, and...

Aspirin – Miracle Drug? or False Hope?

May 1, 2011

The Best Natural Alternatives Ed. Note: This article was originally published in the November 2002 issue of Vitality, and has been updated for re-release this...

Turmeric: The Golden Spice of Life

March 1, 2011

Curcuma longa, or turmeric as it is more commonly known, has been used for over 2,500 years in India for its powerful healing properties.  It...

Horseradish

February 1, 2011

Herb of the Year 2011 Editor’s note: The following article was adapted from a story originally published in “Horseradish: Herb of the Year 2011” by...

Old-World Cure for Winter Ailments

November 1, 2010

Grandma had a cure for almost every common ailment when I was a kid growing up in the rural woods of Muskoka. Folks would come...

Banish Colds and Flu with a Preventive Diet and Nature’s Green Pharmacy

November 1, 2010

Just the other day, I had occasion to go to the auto shop to pick up my newly-winterized car. While trying to explain all of...

STURDY BURDOCK – Potent Herbal Medicine Clears Inflammation

October 1, 2010

Burdock root has many important medicinal uses. First and foremost, it is an excellent depurative or detoxifying herb. As a result it benefits any chronic...

Reconnect Within ~ Using a Healing Herbal Tea Ceremony

July 1, 2010

It is challenging to keep oneself centred living life during these current days of chaos and complexity. We have turned ‘stopping to relax for a...

Green Medicine for Menopause ~ HERBS TO THE RESCUE

July 1, 2010

Whew, the summer heat is on and nobody feels it more than a menopausal woman. Trust me on that. When beads of sweat start to...

Be Good to Your Gallbladder: Flush Out Gallstones the Natural Way

June 1, 2010

Gallbladder removal is the most common surgery performed in North America. Every year, more than half a million people in the U.S. and over 50,000...

Nature’s Answer to Summer Allergies: The Holistic Approach

June 1, 2010

According to a report recently aired on CBC, “More than one in six Canadians suffer from hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis. Depending on what...

Restoring Healthy Menopausal Rhythms – The Holistic Approach

May 1, 2010

This has been quite an unusual spring so far. It has been much sunnier and warmer than is typical for this time of year, as...