Herbs

THE JOY OF GINGER: Eastern Spice Brings Hot Medicine to Western Kitchens

February 1, 2018

When I was a kid my favourite cookies were grandma’s homemade gingersnaps which grandpa and I couldn’t resist dunking in our afternoon tea. Other than...

Lemon Balm

September 1, 2017

Revered by Herbalists from Ancient Monasteries to Modern Kitchens Relax and take cheer; Lemon Balm is here. This refreshingly humble member of the Mint family,...

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....

Stoke Your Digestive Fire to Boost Your Energy and Clear Inflammation

February 1, 2017

As the raw food movement gains enthusiasts worldwide, you will often hear them say that raw food is best for health because it is highest in nutrients. Technically...

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....

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,...

HEALING WITH SPROUTS

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...

Simmered Fall Suppers

October 1, 2014

Autumn rhythms bring us back into order, back into shoes, and back into the kitchen. Now is the time for hearty, bone-warming dishes and hardy herbs to season them. But wait.

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...

SLIMMING MEALS THAT HEAL

April 1, 2014

Lose Weight Without Dieting, Using Anti-Inflammatory Superfoods Have you heard the news? It has now been confirmed that dieting doesn’t work and is best avoided.

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...

Balance Your Blood Sugar Naturally: Prevention and Treatment of Hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and Diabetes

April 1, 2013

There are many chronic health issues that can result from our tendency to overindulge – whether in too much of the same thing or in...

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...

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,...

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....

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