Herbs

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...

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...

Lemony Herbs Add Zest and Zing to Spring Meals

April 30, 2015

I often think of lemon in springtime. Lemony yellow is the colour infused into pale green spring buds and young tender leaves springing to life.

A HERBALIST’S FAVOURITE HOME REMEDIES

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...

Spring Detox with Wild Herbs and Weeds

April 1, 2015

There are many ways to detoxify the body, and for a herbalist the favourite strategy involves medicinal plants. From my perspective, weeds and wild herbs...

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,...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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