Posts From Michael Vertolli, RH

GIVE YOUR LIVER A SPRING BOOST: Herbal Medicine to Flush Fat and Toxins

March 20, 2018

During the fall and winter months when the days are shorter, we tend to stay indoors and be more sedentary. Our bodies begin to build...

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....

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....

Herbal Essentials for Outdoor Living

June 1, 2016

NATURAL BUG REPELLENTS, SUNSCREENS, AND SUNBURN REMEDIES Now that the warm weather is here, most of us will be spending a lot more time outdoors...

Boost Your Immunity to the Coming Plagues

March 1, 2016

Herbs, Vitamins, Probiotics, and Lifestyle Strategies The spread of the Zika virus, which is capturing headlines around the world, has reignited fear of a potential...

Winterize Your Immune System: The Power of Probiotics to Fortify Immune Strength

December 3, 2015

When clients ask me what they can do to avoid respiratory infections during the winter months, they are often surprised that the first thing I...

Uterine Fibroids and PCOS

May 29, 2015

The Wholistic Approach One of the unfortunate realities of life in the 21st century is the increase in occurrence of chronic diseases. The increasing levels...

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...

The Benefits of Bitters

April 29, 2015

It’s been a long cold winter in this part of the world – apparently the coldest on record for many parts of Ontario and Quebec!...

Surviving and Thriving in a World Full of Viruses

November 1, 2014

The recent Ebola outbreak has brought the issue of a potential viral pandemic back into the public’s awareness. As scary as Ebola is, the likelihood...

Spring Cleansing for Weight Loss and Rejuvenation

May 1, 2014

With Fresh Air, Spring Foods, and Bitter Herbs Now that spring is here, it’s great to be able to finally peel off all those layers...

Yarrow Medicine: A Healing and Anti-inflammatory Herb

July 1, 2013

 For Blood Vessels, Arteries, Joints and a Whole Lot More During the summer of 1984, some friends and I were invited to the cottage of...

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...

The Best Herbs & Vitamins

October 1, 2011

To Bolster Your Defences A major health concern that has come to the forefront in the last decade is the evolution of new varieties of...

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...

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