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In 2015, the Int Agency for Research in Cancer declared Roundup to be a probable carcinogen

2017 Update on GMOs and Organics

09:33 pm July 6, 2017

People are getting smarter, science is getting louder, courts around the world are defying corporations, and consumer choices are increasing by leaps and bounds. While doing research for this feature, it struck me that virtually everything I am... Read more »

To improve fertility rates and kids' health, increased access to clean food, air, water is needed

Growing Up Healthy – In a Toxic World

10:52 pm June 1, 2017

(Opinion piece by Helke Ferrie)

In the late 1990s, a scientist from the World Health Organization (WHO) presented a computer model at a conference in Toronto on infertility issues, showing that if the then-current pollution trends continued, the... Read more »

If you have suffered from Lyme Disease, you are likely feeling frustrated by the fed's back-pedaling

Lyme Disease Update – May 2017

02:01 pm May 5, 2017

“A Lyme diagnosis is a clinical diagnosis when you make it, and then it becomes a political statement. It is the 300-pound gorilla in the waiting room.” – Bob Giguere, of the U.S.-based IGeneX laboratories, at the Lyme Out Loud Kids Canada... Read more »

Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson founded the Health Recovery Center for treating alcoholism & drug addiction

Depression-Free Naturally

04:16 pm April 3, 2017

Taking prescription antidepressants, downing a couple bottles of booze, shooting up or sniffing street drugs – all of these can ultimately let loose an invisible Sorcerer’s Apprentice going wild inside the body’s chemical laboratory. Depending on... Read more »

Dr. Krop (on right) with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno (left): juror & founding president of Bastyr University

Saving Lives: Against All Odds

03:02 pm March 2, 2017

“We discuss forests, agricultural land, plant and animal life, but virtually ignore the real threat to the very existence of the human species.”  ~ Dr. Jozef Krop, before the first World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland... Read more »

Solutions for a damaged microbiome include meditation, nutrition, and loving interaction

The Human Super-Organism

11:49 pm February 2, 2017

“Humans without microbes are sick. Microbes without humans have no home.”

(Rodney Dietert, PhD, The Human Super-Organism, 2016)

For the past century, scientists have assured us that they knew what made us tick – the genetic code of course! Experts... Read more »

It has now become clear that our regulatory authorities are in sync with Big Pharma's agenda


12:49 pm November 4, 2016

“The times they are a-changin’…”

(Nobel laureate Bob Dylan’s 1964 song)

Among the core issues within the current drama around the Canada-EU trade deal (CETA), and the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (BREXIT), are food integrity, toxic drugs,... Read more »

Prebiotics help gut fermentation to take place; probiotics stimulate the growth of helpful bacteria

The Link Between Obesity and the Human Microbiome

02:10 pm June 29, 2016

“In 2002, 231 million Europeans attempted some form of diet. Of these, only one per cent will achieve permanent weight loss.” ~ From a confidential report to dieting industry members. (New York Times, May 6, 2016)

About a decade ago, I began to... Read more »

How I Overcame Obesity — More than Once

01:19 pm June 29, 2016

Obesity boils down to toxicity, any one or all of the following: environmental pollution, pharmaceutical drugs, toxified food, gut dysbiosis caused by all these and nutrient-depleted processed foods loaded with toxic pesticides, toxic hormones and... Read more »

Our lives depend on the bacteria, fungi, and other microbes working in harmony within our microbiome


02:21 pm May 2, 2016

“One of these days – not tomorrow, but I hope not in the distant future – we will sample the microbiome of every child the first time his parents bring him to the doctor.”  Katherine Lemon MD, Harvard Medical School 

Would you believe it! There are... Read more »

The Vaccine Court has already paid out over $2 billion in awards to vaccine-injured kids’ families

Q & A: On the Link Between Vaccines and Autism

02:40 pm March 30, 2016

(Editor’s note: While we normally publish letters from readers, along with replies from writers, in our ‘Letters to the Editor’ section, we are giving this one a higher profile this month due to the lengthy and detailed response from Helke Ferrie,... Read more »

Sooner or later all safety information on drugs will be available to doctors and patients here too


12:26 pm March 1, 2016

How the mighty are falling! The latest developments in medicine are conjuring up images of bastions collapsing into a heap of rubble. Medicine is supposed to be a science. That means looking for disproof of any new hypothesis, not manufacturing... Read more »

Dr. Sherry Rogers, MD, is author of the highly acclaimed book, 'The High Blood Pressure Hoax'

HEAL YOUR HEART – Causes and Cures of Heart Disease

01:19 pm February 4, 2016

The Role of Stress, Malnutrition, and Environmental Toxins

In the May 28, 1997 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Duke University researchers published findings showing that “moderate to strong feelings of sadness, tension,... Read more »

St. John’s Wort, Lauric Acid, Lysine, Vitamin C work together to prevent or clear herpes infections


01:24 pm November 5, 2015

In early 2014, a kid who was sitting in the row in front of me on an airplane coughed terribly for nine hours. About a week after this plane ride, I developed a viral pneumonia that lasted off and on through most of the summer and fall of 2014, and... Read more »


02:17 pm September 29, 2015

“… truth always comes to the top… I have done what I have done because of the truth of it, and the truth has proven to be only truer as I’ve gotten further into this quest, and the results have been my greatest joy. We have found the fundamental way... Read more »

“The Illusion of Vaccine Safety” – Update and Correction Notice

“The Illusion of Vaccine Safety” – Update and Correction Notice

1:10 pm Feb 12, 2015

In Vitality’s February 2015 issue, I published an article entitled “The Illusion of Vaccine Safety.” Shortly after the article was released, I received a letter from Edda West of Vaccine Choice Canada (VCC), who pointed out a significant error in... Read more »

THIMEROSAL – Let The Science Speak

THIMEROSAL – Let The Science Speak

4:23 pm Jan 28, 2015

This book is a must-read for parents and doctors ready to go beyond the common assertion that questioning vaccines is unscientific. This book is, in fact, pro-vaccine.

The editor, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is the son of the assassinated U.S. Attorney... Read more »

Whistleblowers, former Merck employees, will sue their former employer re: MMR vaccine controversy


05:34 pm December 5, 2014

Real progress almost always hurts somebody because it shakes up the status quo, thereby causing a lot of kicking and screaming among those who lose out.  We have just witnessed one such dramatic event when Ontario Court Justice, Gethin Edward, ruled... Read more »

Orthomolecular doctors study patients' individual chemistry to cure disease with specific nutrients


02:02 pm November 3, 2014

“People are always down on what they are not up on.” ~ Linus Pauling  (1901 – 1994)

Origins of Orthomolecular Medicine

Linus Pauling’s eight-decade-long career, crowned by two Nobel prizes, began when it dawned on him at age 13 that chemistry... Read more »

New cases of Lyme Disease in the US currently number between 300,000 and a million


02:43 pm April 30, 2014

May 2014 is international Lyme Disease Month. This, my fourth annual update on what Canadians can expect when becoming infected with the world’s most common tick-borne disease, is not for the faint-hearted. Consider the experience of Ashok Debnath... Read more »


02:56 pm March 10, 2014


“It is scary how many similarities there are between the drug industry and the mob. [Both]  make obscene amounts of money. The side effects of organized crime are killings and death …  the same in this industry. The mob bribes... Read more »

CREATIVE OUTRAGE: A Medical Journalist Reports on the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly in Current Medicine

CREATIVE OUTRAGE: A Medical Journalist Reports on the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly in Current Medicine

2:01 pm Dec 20, 2013

Available for free online at

Normally, authors do not review their own books and, even more unusual,  announce that the entire first print run disappeared for recycling almost at once. This is what happened to my new book... Read more »


01:05 pm December 9, 2013

“You should give the same care to starting a treatment as you would buying a car or a house or selecting your friends or a spouse.”~ Dr. Allen Frances

Of the many exciting developments that occurred in the healthcare field this year, one of the most... Read more »


04:52 pm November 13, 2013

“The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.”
Attributed to Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The annual Whole Life Expo, which has grown to become the largest showcase of natural health in Canada, takes place this year on November 22-24 at the Metro... Read more »

Dr. Krop treated thousands of patients with environmental medicine over a span of three decades

The Doctor Who Fought For Our Health Freedom

12:53 pm September 5, 2013

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” ~ Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

In Ontario, the rise of health freedom and the... Read more »

Dr. N. Gonzalez explained that cancer patients are essentially suffering from toxin-induced scurvy

Orthomolecular News

03:51 pm June 1, 2013

Orthomolecular: “the right molecules in the right amounts based on human bioindividuality” (ortho: Greek for “straight, correct”) Coined and defined by Linus Pauling, Science, April 19, 1968

In 1986, Linus Pauling wrote in his book, How to Live... Read more »

Lawyer Shawn Buckley of the Natural Health Products Protection Association (NHPPA)

Who Stands on Guard for Thee?

11:59 am May 1, 2013

“A 2012 study estimated that 40,000 Canadian patients die every year as a result of medical error. That is the equivalent of 80 jumbo jets crashing every year – one every five days or so.” (Sir Liam Donaldson, World Health Organization Envoy for... Read more »

When Governments Abandon the Public Interest

12:43 pm April 1, 2013

Son: “Dad, I’m considering a career in organized crime.” Dad: “Government or private sector?” (Courtesy of HealthRanger)

Public interest: the welfare or well-being of the general public. (Legal definition)

Our Constitution guarantees that the laws,... Read more »

Learn how properly prescribed pharmaceuticals are harming patients and bankrupting healthcare


02:47 pm March 1, 2013

“Hearing the truth about drugs is like trying to hear a mouse tap dance during a hurricane.”
K.L. Carlson, Diary of a Legal Drug Dealer, 2010

We live in a perpetual healthcare hurricane, a marketing storm whipped up continuously with tidings of... Read more »

Textbook of Integrative Clinical Nutrition

Textbook of Integrative Clinical Nutrition

3:47 pm Feb 21, 2013

Dr. Prousky’s new and updated edition of this classic textbook is a gold mine for patients and doctors alike who wish to find out just exactly what the difference in practice and diagnosis is between “orthomolecular” medicine and “toxicmolecular”... Read more »

Helke with her great-grandson, Omar


04:00 pm February 1, 2013

“Find the good, and praise it.” -- Alex Haley (1921-1992), author of Roots

Fifteen years ago, finding “the good” in medical research was very much harder than it is now – but it existed. Today, the conscience of medicine appears to be rising from... Read more »

Author Helke Ferrie

A Year of Revelations in Health Care

04:18 pm December 1, 2012

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. – Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860

The news discussed in this article isn’t actually new. What’s new is that... Read more »

In his book, Dr. Healy shows how the pharmaceutical industry has hijacked clinical medical practice


02:01 pm November 1, 2012

“The battle against polypharmacy, or the use of a large number of drugs (the action of which we know little, yet we put them into the bodies ... the action of which we know less), has not been fought to the finish…. Do not use rashly every new... Read more »

Dr Gøtzsche published a book exposing fraudulent claims about the benefits of mammography


12:06 pm October 1, 2012

“Do you want it in brief? Do you want it in depth? Or totally true?” – Gore Vidal, 1925 - 2012

When the roof and the foundations of a house begin to collapse, the demolition guys get called in. Likewise, as the foundations of conventional medicine... Read more »

Slow death by rubber duck: how the toxic chemistry of everyday life affects our health

Slow death by rubber duck: how the toxic chemistry of everyday life affects our health

1:13 pm Jul 10, 2012

After reading Shawn Buckley’s analysis of Ottawa’s Bill C-6 in this issue, go pick up a copy of this book. Buckley’s deconstruction of C-6 shows it to be a low-brow legislative crowd-control measure, aimed at intelligent citizens, which buys plenty... Read more »



11:57 am Jul 10, 2012

As the keynote speaker at Whole Life Expo 2010, immunologist Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez will conduct a workshop on his renowned cancer therapy, entitled: “Alternative Medicine Takes on Cancer – And Wins.” Over the past decade, this cancer therapy appears... Read more »

Extended Resources for Lyme Disease Goes Under The Microscope

01:19 pm May 10, 2012


H. Ferrie, ed. Ending Denial – The Lyme Disease Epidemic: A Canadian Public Health Disaster, Kos 2010. This book covers the politics, history, science, and proven therapies for Lyme disease in the context of the Canadian situation. All... Read more »

Lyme patients Karin Klouman and her husband. Photo courtesy Lyme Action Group

Lyme Disease Goes Under The Microscope

02:27 pm April 30, 2012

The ancient Romans, not known for their user-friendly policies, did know when to listen to the “vox populi”; even emperors felt the heat when a lot of people made a noise about the same issue. Rome at its height held about a million people. So, what... Read more »

Dr. Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD

Nourishing Mental Health

02:42 pm April 16, 2012

(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2006, and has been updated for re-release for the April 2012 issue of Vitality.)

If we’re looking for evidence that the expensive and ineffective old paradigm of treating mental disorders is... Read more »


01:26 pm March 30, 2012

I have studied and used all of the information and devices listed here. Our home and cottage were assessed by the people I list here and whose work I can recommend without reservation. I am also using the pulsating PEMF therapy. A full-length... Read more »


03:47 pm March 29, 2012

“She’ll redecorate your home from the cellar to the dome
and then go on to the enthralling fun of overhauling you!”
(Henry Higgins in Lerner and Lowe’s “My Fair Lady”)
The fears of Henry Higgins may now become reality for you, dear readers, whose... Read more »

Few people know that wireless devices are considered


11:00 pm March 1, 2012

(Ed note: This is the first of a 2-part series on Electropollution. The second part, to run in April Vitality, will focus on solutions.)

If something is invented by and for the military, it is certain to be effective and lethal. And industrial... Read more »

Twelve-year-old Rachel joined the Occupy Toronto movement to protest GMOs in our food supply.

Re-Occupy Your Body

03:35 pm December 1, 2011

"My body's nobody's body but mine. You run your own body. Let me run mine… " – Peter Alsop, 1983

The Occupy Wall Street movement has frequently been criticized as having no discernible strategy. That may turn out to be the secret of its eventual... Read more »

“Dietary Supplements Increase Mortality Rate in Older Women”

02:27 pm November 1, 2011

In medicine, patients are the market force. In that particular court of public opinion, which is informed by the direct experience of what has actually worked and what has harmed people, the likes of Jacobs’ junk science will inevitably wind up in... Read more »

Sarah’s Last Wish: A Chilling Glimpse Into Forced Medicine

Sarah’s Last Wish: A Chilling Glimpse Into Forced Medicine

3:24 pm Sep 30, 2011

The Australian environmental health activist, Eve Hillary, has written a book that’s become a bestseller in her country and, thereby, started a process of reform and awareness in Australia about the abomination of forced medical care and the human... Read more »

Medicine Gone Wrong

03:09 pm October 1, 2011

“If it be misconduct to use methods and techniques that are unknown to, or disapproved of, by the vast majority in the [medical] profession, the profession might never progress.”
— Justice O’Leary, Ontario Court of Justice (Brett et al v. Board of... Read more »

White Coat Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine

White Coat Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine

12:02 pm Jun 29, 2011

This book contains bad news. But, the good news is that it’s all written down and verifiable – all facts, no opinions. If you were recently given a drug prescription, this book is the first line of defence: read it before the trip to the pharmacy.... Read more »


04:11 pm July 1, 2011

“The question we face … is whether this [GMO] cornucopia presents a picture of health and lawful bounty, or instead the hellish image of nature betrayed.” C. Holdrege & S. Talbott, 2008

Ever since biotechnology introduced genetically modified foods... Read more »

Dr. Alan Gaby

The Birth of a Star

01:01 pm June 1, 2011

“Conventional therapies have a minimal to zero efficacy profile, a dismal safety profile, and produce adverse effects that are insufferable.” – Dr. Philip Rouchotas, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Integrated Healthcare Practitioners, from his April/May... Read more »

Healing the Planet – One Patient at a Time

02:25 pm October 1, 2002

The 5,000-year-old Chinese oracle text known as the I Ching advises in Hexagram 18 that “work on what has been spoiled has supreme success,” adding that people of real worth “stir up the people and strengthen their spirit.” We live in a time in... Read more »

Detoxify – Buzzword of a New Era

04:48 pm November 1, 2002

Dr. Sherry Rogers is coming to town. Rise out of your heavy metal-induced depression, take your pesticide-mediated anxiety seriously, and declare war on whatever ails you by attending the November Whole Life Expo. Rogers and other Environmental... Read more »

A Primer on Kids’ Health

03:44 pm December 1, 2002

The disciples came unto Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And Jesus called a little child unto him and set him in the midst of them, and said “...who so offends one of these little ones…. it were better for him that a... Read more »


03:12 pm February 1, 2003

Synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has hit the fan. No amount of spin doctoring will be able to minimize the catastrophic effect the truth is having on victims (women), perpetrators (doctors) and manufacturers (drug companies). The... Read more »


02:18 pm May 1, 2003

Some 30 years ago we had a foster child who was profoundly autistic. She came to us on an emergency basis from an orphanage. Her body was covered in scars that had been made by cigarettes. At that time, the famous Austrian psychiatrist Bruno... Read more »


01:44 pm June 1, 2003

Early in April, at the height of the SARS scare, among the many events cancelled in Toronto was the conference of the International Society of Cancer Researchers (15,000 registered to attend) because they feared contracting or taking home the... Read more »


12:50 pm July 1, 2003

The theme of this year’s Annual Organic Conference held in January 2003 was appropriately titled “Organic Goes Mainstream.” Attended by about 1,700 people, it took place at Guelph University, one of the important centres in the current Food War.... Read more »


01:43 pm October 1, 2003

It is said that when you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. For those whose lives have been devastated by Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and who have been hanging on to that knot for quite some time now, this determination... Read more »


02:22 pm February 1, 2004

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth....

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two... Read more »


04:15 pm April 1, 2004

On March 4 and 5, a conference at Sunnybrook Estates allowed me to peek into the world of Big Pharma. My media pass to the Canadian Forum on Pharmaceutical Marketing stated: “Hear how the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies are modernizing... Read more »


03:19 pm May 1, 2004

“Necessity is the excuse of every tyranny,” observed the 18th century British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, when he failed to persuade Mad King George to ease up on the economic repression of the American colonies, so they successfully... Read more »


02:13 pm June 1, 2004

This year I have written a book for patients and doctors who have lost faith in the quick fix approach to modern healthcare, and often are in despair about it. Over the past years of writing articles about the politics of medicine, the question... Read more »


02:07 pm July 1, 2004

God and the Supreme Court work in mysterious ways. They don’t follow a straight line, but somehow justice is slowly achieved, and they always offer great new opportunities for the doggedly determined. And so it is — and will be — with... Read more »


05:19 pm September 1, 2004

Billions of years ago, when the universe was born in unknown millions of galaxies, our planet eventually also appeared. The same star dust that became Earth, also created all life and maintains it every second of the day. Nobel laureate Christian... Read more »

A Cure for All Cancers

02:19 pm November 1, 2004

The keynote speaker at this year’s Whole Life Expo is Charlotte Gerson, daughter of Dr. Max Gerson who developed a “cure for all” cancers in the 1920s. Many current non-toxic cancer therapies trace their way back to Max. In 1977 his daughter... Read more »

Return of the Light – A Look Back at 2004

03:52 pm December 1, 2004

“I say: Fear not! Life still leaves human effort scope.”
— Matthew Arnold

Looking back over the events of 2004, I was reminded that intertwined with all the terrible events of the year were the beginnings of a new world to which human effort,... Read more »

Codex Alimentarius — An Emerging Threat

01:49 pm February 1, 2005

“It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.” — Robert Houghwout Jackson, Chief Judge, War-Crimes Tribunal, Nuremberg,... Read more »

Defeating Obesity, Diabetes and High Blood Pressure – The Metabolic Syndrome

Defeating Obesity, Diabetes and High Blood Pressure – The Metabolic Syndrome

1:55 pm May 2, 2011

Readers who have had the uplifting experience of hearing Charlotte Gerson speak at previous Whole Life Expo events in Toronto, and who are familiar with the excellent results produced by the Gerson Therapy for almost all forms of cancer and chronic... Read more »

CBC reported that the pesticide ban in Ontario has yielded evidence of improved water quality.


03:42 pm May 1, 2011

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.”
Voltaire - French Enlightenment philosopher 1694–1778

Many people have asked me how I manage to cope with the monumental task of researching medical corruption, corporate and... Read more »

Death and Resurrection in Science and Medicine

04:46 pm March 1, 2005

At Easter we celebrate the fact that life may be harmed, but it cannot be vanquished. Not even by death. The religious mind contemplates the great mystery of the apparent finality of death in contrast to the observed reality of life triumphing... Read more »

Getting the Lead Out

05:05 pm June 1, 2005

Ten years ago, I embarked upon a personal road to recovery after suffering a near-fatal neurological disorder caused by pesticide poisoning from two decades of exposure to DDT in India, combined with the mercury in my dental amalgams.... Read more »

Restoring the Integrity of Food

03:51 pm July 1, 2005

“Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.” – Cree Indian Prophecy

“We should not have to vouchsafe the... Read more »

Government Hijacked by Industry

02:15 pm September 1, 2005

Editor's note: This article was first published in the September 2005 issue of Vitality Magazine.

Before initiating a piece of controversial legislation, first find some pretext to fire those civil servants who are likely to object to it as... Read more »

Codex Alimentarius Update

03:37 pm October 1, 2005

What do airplanes, pharmaceutical drugs and Codex Alimentarius have in common? Answer: a black box. When an airplane crashes, its black box, retrieved from the wreckage, contains a record of events up to the moment of the crash and enables... Read more »

Paradigm Shift

01:39 pm November 1, 2005

Angels walk upon the Earth amongst us. They brandish flaming swords against injustice and protect the vulnerable; they fearlessly hammer home Truth because they love humanity. You don’t want to miss meeting one of those.

This month at the Whole... Read more »

A Great Year for Health Care

03:47 pm December 1, 2005

“We are only undefeated, because we have gone on trying.” ~ T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

“Never, never, never give up.” ~ Winston Churchill

Pour yourself an organic egg nog, curl up in a comfy easy chair that hopefully doesn’t outgas nasty... Read more »

Medical Research Fraud

02:23 pm April 1, 2006

“The Truth shall make you free.”  – Gospel of St. John

“The Truth shall make you free – but first it hurts.”  – Gloria Steinem

Nicolas Regush, well known for his investigative reporting on health issues for CBC radio and television, wrote the... Read more »

Gaia’s Last Stand

12:56 pm May 1, 2006

“Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees...”         
- Revelation 7:3

When I was a child, the Earth was incomprehensibly huge, solid and eternal. Now it seems as fragile as a Christmas ornament. Within a hundred years most life forms... Read more »

National Campaign Against Pesticides

02:03 pm June 1, 2006

The golden glory of summer and dandelions is upon us. But some people see red at this time of year, and embark upon their annual war against wild plants, however glorious. Armed with herbicides, they ride their CO2-puffing lawnmowers in pursuit... Read more »

The ABCs of Animal Wellness

12:41 pm April 1, 2011

On March 27, the 8 a.m. CBC radio news summarized the presentations at the largest international veterinary conference that had taken place in many years at the CN Tower Convention Center. It was hosted by the American Animal Hospital Association... Read more »

Industry Pushes GMOs While Consumers Just Say No

04:42 pm July 1, 2006

The root of the word “religion” is the Latin religiere, meaning “careful consideration.” Since humans are thoughtful as well as greedy, this overview of biotechnology and organics is complex, because good thinking sometimes sabotages biotech, and... Read more »

Affairs of the Heart

02:25 pm September 1, 2006

The heart is not merely a sophisticated pump. In an Egyptian text from three thousand years ago, The Instructions of Amenemope, the heart is described as the source of thought and the seat of the “Universal Lord, the pilot of the ship of human... Read more »

The Damaging Effects of Electropollution

12:36 pm April 1, 2011

“This device emits electromagnetic radiation, exposure to which may cause brain cancer. Users, especially pregnant women and children, should keep it away from the head and body.” ~ Currently proposed legislation for cell phones: Bill LD 1014,... Read more »

The Orthomolecular Universe

05:20 pm November 1, 2006

In polite society, the “F” word is bad form. Financial pundits avoid the “R” word to prevent upsetting the markets. In medicine, the “O” word has been a problem for a long time, but now yields 219,000 entries on Google. “Orthomolecular” was... Read more »

The Conscientious Consumer

05:07 pm December 1, 2006

The snake curled around a staff is known the world over as the symbol for medicine which originated in ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), where some five millennia ago it was revered for its demonstration of the immortality of life by apparent... Read more »

Are Humans an Endangered Species?

04:53 pm February 1, 2007

In the fall of 1999 I attended a conference in Toronto on “Reproductive Health Hazards”. Organized by occupational health clinics, the Canadian Auto Workers’ Union, the Canadian Labour Congress, the Ontario Federation of Labour, and the United... Read more »

Going Green Can Save Your Life

01:45 pm May 1, 2007

That cancer is an environmental illness was established by a landmark study now amply supported by a huge body of growing data. Published on June 13, 2000, in the New England Journal of Medicine and undertaken by Sweden, Denmark, and Finland, the... Read more »

The War on Cancer: An Anatomy of Failure

The War on Cancer: An Anatomy of Failure

3:17 pm Mar 17, 2011

Books that discuss the total failure of standard cut-burn-and-poison cancer treatment and the conceptual mistakes of the orthodox research paradigm are not rare; but they are usually written by people who opted out of the Cancer Establishment.... Read more »

On Organics and GMOs

04:47 pm July 1, 2007

Do scientists know how dangerous a game they’re playing when they mess with plant and animal genes in the service of biotechnology? I have wondered about this often and finally got an answer.

Last August, the Institute for Responsible Technology... Read more »

A History of Disease

05:09 pm September 1, 2007

When I was studying human evolution at the University of Toronto I learned that diseases are a direct result of the increasing complexity of human social organization from hunter-gatherers to early farmers, city-states and empires. An... Read more »

What To Eat

What To Eat

2:20 pm Mar 15, 2011

Wow! What a book! I hope and pray that somebody has nominated Marion Nestle for the so-called “alternate Nobel prize”,  namely Sweden’s Right Livelihood Award which she richly deserves. With this book she has performed a unique and extraordinary... Read more »

News Flash – Health Canada Backs Off Deadline for Banishing Natural Health Products

News Flash – Health Canada Backs Off Deadline for Banishing Natural Health Products

10:28 am Mar 15, 2011

Just prior to going to press with the March issue of Vitality Magazine, editor Julia Woodford asked me to double check what the position of Health Canada's Natural Health Products Directorate is in regard to stopping the availability of all... Read more »

Activists Celebrate Victories for Human Health

04:13 pm October 1, 2007

“It is important to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated.”
Dumbledore to Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Raincoast, 2005

There is so... Read more »

Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic

Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic

1:15 pm Mar 14, 2011

It doesn’t often happen that two books are published which absolutely must be read together! They were written and published simultaneously, and yet the authors do not know each other and had no idea that their books were being written in the... Read more »

Healing The Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases

Healing The Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases

1:12 pm Mar 14, 2011

It doesn’t often happen that two books are published which absolutely must be read together! They were written and published simultaneously, and yet the authors do not know each other and had no idea that their books were being written in the... Read more »

Global Prescription For Recovery From Disease

04:45 pm November 1, 2007

To show us how to take back the planet and our health, this year’s Whole Life Expo brings two of the most exciting and creative people working in food politics and cancer therapy today Health Canada’s Dr. Shiv Chopra, who first saved the Canadian... Read more »

The New Green Superpower European Union Leading the Way in Eco-friendly Economics

02:21 pm December 1, 2007

The ancient Chinese believed that a cosmic force, the Will of Heaven, controlled the rise and fall of their imperial dynasties. As soon as an emperor failed to act in accord with the laws of nature, also called the Tao, the Mandate of Heaven... Read more »

Everybody should treat, with determined and polite doubt, those who practice medicine with a licence

The Perils of Being a Patient:

02:19 pm May 29, 2015

“Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.”  Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882)

Everyone will sooner or later consult a doctor. That encounter may save your life dramatically in emergency medicine, or lead you into a living hell if chronic disease... Read more »

Drugs Dethroned

04:46 pm March 1, 2008

Street drugs kill about 20,000 people a year in North America, which is no surprise. But a much more shocking statistic is that prescription drugs kill about 700,000 people a year, making legal drugs the leading cause of death. As well, the side... Read more »

Sexy Hormones

Sexy Hormones

3:07 pm Mar 10, 2011

Once in a while a book comes along that feels like the sun rising:  everything is made bright and clear. To be sure, there are many excellent books on the market that deal with women’s health issues, but Vanderhaeghe and Pettle have that rare... Read more »

Whistleblower Report

02:33 pm April 1, 2008

“From the right to know and the duty to inquire flows the obligation to act.”  Sandra Steingraber

Dr. Shiv Chopra, PhD, must be fire-proof. As a vaccine and drug regulator for Health Canada for nearly forty years, he evaluated every red-hot topic... Read more »