Vitamin C is one of the most well-known and widely used vitamins for the promotion of health. While many people consider vitamin C a natural... Read more »
The levels of radiation that we are constantly exposed to have risen dramatically over the last half century. Ambient fallout from nuclear... Read more »
In January of this year, Dr. Oz of TV fame (not to be confused with the Wizard of Oz) gave Piers Morgan of CNN a ‘flu shot right on air. A few days... Read more »
Over 400 species of bacteria weighing almost 4 pounds (1.5 kilos) inhabit the digestive tracts of healthy humans. Live bacteria (a.k.a. the... Read more »
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 source of healing remedies is the kitchen cupboard. It’s good to know what healing tools we have available to us because we never know when we are going to need them; home remedies can help us to... Read more »
“Elder has been revered since antiquity as a virtual medicine chest. Prominent in folklore, its virtues are used in numerous ways: to protect and heal, create tasty beverages and foods, and even entertain.” (International Herb Association)
Elder offers us much as a green medicinal ally. Whether we use the flowers or berries of this venerable... Read more »
During the summer of 1984, some friends and I were invited to the cottage of a friend in Muskoka. While there I took advantage of the opportunity to identify plants that were in flower on the property. Two of the plants happened to be herbs that I had studied: yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum).
I was... Read more »
Did You Know…?
A green tea compound known as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, has been found to help prevent the mis-folding of proteins in the brain that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Naturopathic Treatment Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Researchers have found that counseling and treatment... Read more »
There are many chronic health issues that can result from our tendency to overindulge – whether in too much of the same thing or in things that just aren’t good for us. It doesn’t help that our economic system is all about figuring out innovative ways to encourage and exploit this human tendency in order to make a profit.
A regular cycle of... Read more »
From Our Blogs
Gong Hey Fat Choy! This month we honour the Chinese New Year with a big, beautiful stallion galloping across our front cover. Can you hear the hoofbeats? In her “Sacred Journeys” column, Kim Elkington describes this astrological Year of the Wood Horse as symbolic of our “divine masculine energy which brings action to the deep knowing of the... Read more »