Herbal Medicine

Herbs for Lyme Disease

May 1, 2010

When I asked Francis Ashwagandha, Ayurvedic Consultant at the Big Carrot Dispensary, what he would suggest for people battling Lyme Disease, his first response was...

Herbal Allies for Spring Liver Cleansing

April 1, 2010

One of the most important factors that contribute to the many health problems which we suffer from is toxicity. Our body produces its own toxins...

Prostate Health: Herbs for Treating Inflammation

December 1, 2009

Probably the most common men’s health issue that I’m asked about in my practice is inflammation or enlargement of the prostate. Sadly, these and other...

Natural Protection from H1N1

September 1, 2009

Prepare Yourself for the Coming Plagues – Without the Use of Drugs There has been a lot of hype in recent years about the potential...

Spotlight on Shepherd’s Purse

April 1, 2009

Excellent Spring Tonic for Circulation Now that spring is here, I find it exhilarating to go for a walk each day and see all of...

Restoring Hormonal Harmony with Fertility-Friendly Herbs and Lifestyles

February 1, 2009

It always shocks me how many people hate winter. As a Canadian, to hate winter is to condemn ourselves to feeling miserable a good portion...

Lemon Balm: Ease Your Way into Autumn with this Soothing Herbal Medicine

September 1, 2008

Ease Your Way into Autumn with this Soothing Herbal Medicine September is a time of transition. In the natural world, it is the transition from...

Oral Health

April 1, 2008

Recently in practice, a new patient came in with her family for evaluation and hygiene. After the appointment, mom inquired about the health benefits of...

A Peek in Buddha’s Garden: Herbs to Heal the Chakras

April 1, 2008

Based on principles as old as the Sanskrit literature of ancient India, the modern chakra garden provides a healing sanctuary where emotional, mental and physical...

Adaptogen Herbs: Give Yourself a Late Winter Boost with These Valuable Therapeutic Herbs

March 1, 2008

Living in Ontario, by the time March comes around it can sometimes seem like winter is never going to end. I love winter and have...

Heal Your Thyroid Naturally

December 1, 2007

Canadians, like members of most Western societies, are living longer and there are those who would like us to believe that this is largely the...

Spotlight on Yellow Dock: Soothing, Anti-Inflammatory, and Cleansing

November 1, 2007

Now that the fall colours have passed their peak and most of the leaves have fallen, things are going to look a little barren until...

Back to School Immune Boosting for Kids

September 1, 2007

Now that the summer holidays are over, many parents are concerned about colds, flu and various other “germs” that their children will be exposed to...

Lemon Balm: Revered by Herbalists from Ancient Monasteries to Modern Kitchens

July 1, 2007

Relax and take cheer; Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is Herb of the Year for 2007. This refreshingly humble member of the Mint family, often considered...

Make Your Own Chinese Health Tonic with Garlic & Vinegar

July 1, 2007

Many people are now aware that vinegar and garlic are both good for health. I would like to introduce a very good recipe which combines...

Red Raspberry: Herbal Ally Strengthens and Tones the Heart, Respiratory Tract and Reproductive System

June 1, 2007

June is an amazing month in Ontario. It tends to be the time of year when everything is incredibly lush and at its greenest. Life...