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KALE CUISINE

Kale reduces the risk of heart disease, improves blood glucose and lowers high blood pressure

KALE CUISINE

When I was a kid, my grandma was always quipping that “kale is good for whatever ails you,” which is why we cultivated row upon row of the hardy plant in our backyard garden. Kale belongs to the ‘brassica’ family and thus is related to broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, collard greens, and mustard.

Recent studies have cited... Read more »

Conventional medicine couldn’t help, but natural medicine has changed my life

Conventional medicine couldn’t help, but natural medicine has changed my life

How I Cured My Leaky Gut

Ask me what I wanted to do with my life when I was a kid, and I would have told you I was going to help those in need across the world. Ask me now,... Read more »

Glutathione, the body's most effective antioxidant, can help prevent aging and chronic diseases

Glutathione, the body's most effective antioxidant, can help prevent aging and chronic diseases

SUPERNUTRIENTS FOR LONGEVITY

“Longevity means having a chronic disease – and taking care of it.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

In my integrative medical practice I am often asked: “Is... Read more »

Natural therapies alongside chemo, radiation or surgery lessen side effects, provide better outcomes

Natural therapies alongside chemo, radiation or surgery lessen side effects, provide better outcomes

ALTERNATIVE CANCER THERAPY PART II

Cancer rates are increasing throughout the developed world and current treatment approaches are not effectively changing this trend. More and more... Read more »

Vitamin C boosts the immune system by stimulating antibody production; the result: death for Ebola

Vitamin C boosts the immune system by stimulating antibody production; the result: death for Ebola

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE COMING PLAGUES

Viral infections like the H1N1 ‘flu, bird ‘flu, West Nile virus, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Ebola, Entero-virus D68, and many others... Read more »

In becoming healthy and reversing the cancer process, many discover what it means to be fully alive

In becoming healthy and reversing the cancer process, many discover what it means to be fully alive

ALTERNATIVE CANCER THERAPY

I am naturopathic doctor (ND) with a clinical focus on natural and integrative cancer care. At every presentation I do, or conference I attend,... Read more »

Phytoestrogens mimic the benefits of estrogen therapy: increasing bone density, good HDL cholesterol

Phytoestrogens mimic the benefits of estrogen therapy: increasing bone density, good HDL cholesterol

HEALING WITH SPROUTS

When you eat sprouts, you are consuming the bio-electric twinkle of life. Spring is a good time to plug in your body and get charged up with the spark of living foods.

For a long time, we’ve known that sprouts are very healthy. As baby vegetables, they tend to be nutritionally concentrated. In fact, the seed contains everything the new plant needs... Read more »

Homemade cough syrup with sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, 
borage, and ginger can ease a cough

Homemade cough syrup with sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, borage, and ginger can ease a cough

Old World Cures for Late Winter Ailments

When I was a kid growing up in the rural woods of Muskoka, my grandma had a cure for almost every common ailment. Folks would come from miles around to seek her advice for treating their health complaints. As a girl, I took as much pride in grandma’s doctoring skills as she did, for I was the one who helped tend her herb gardens and trek through... Read more »

Enzymes perform every function required for our daily activities and are needed to keep us alive

Enzymes perform every function required for our daily activities and are needed to keep us alive

ENZYME POWER

“Enzyme preservation is the secret to health.” ~ Ann Wigmore

Enzymes possess special life energy-transferring properties, unlike any other factor in our diet. By understanding the ‘enzyme concept’ it becomes clear how easy it is to boost vitality.

The heat used by modern cooking and pasteurization or irradiation destroys virtually all enzymes in... Read more »

Antiviral herbs, along with immune stimulants, help in treatment of viral infections like influenza

Antiviral herbs, along with immune stimulants, help in treatment of viral infections like influenza

Surviving and Thriving in a World Full of Viruses

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 of a global pandemic is relatively low because it’s a slowly mutating virus and not easily transmitted between humans. It was  the poverty, poor sanitation, and insufficient medical resources in... Read more »

A two time breast cancer survivor, I’m cancer free, enjoying optimal health, and on no medication

A two time breast cancer survivor, I’m cancer free, enjoying optimal health, and on no medication

HOW I SURVIVED BREAST CANCER

This is a topic that’s close to my heart in more ways than one because I’m a two time breast cancer survivor. Over the past several years, I have effectively overcome my adversities through knowledge and acceptance. In the wise words of Eckhart Tolle, “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it,... Read more »

From Our Blogs

Woodford Files – The Healthy Debate Around Vaccines

by Julia Woodford

Wow, we’re only two months into 2015, and it’s been a sizzling year already. In the health community, the controversy around vaccinations is raging, with passionate voices speaking out on all sides of the debate. After we broke the story last month about research linking vaccines to autism, both Helke Ferrie and Vitality received a barrage of... Read more »

Vanessa's Law Passed

David Carmichael talks with Health Minister Rona Ambrose about the need for integrative medicine

Our not-for-profit organization, known as People’s Right to Integrative Medicine (PRIM), defines integrative medicine as a... Read more »

TCM for Hair Loss

Alopecia areata (AA), an indicator that all is not right with the blood, is best treated right away

Patchy baldness, also known as Alopecia areata (AA), is a fairly uncommon but troubling type of inflammatory hair loss. The... Read more »

Homeopathy for IBS

An individualized homeopathic remedy can unblock stagnant energy helping the body to becoming whole

Digestion is the complex process of transforming the food we eat into energy needed for growth, repair, and maintenance of body... Read more »

Measles: Alternative

By suppressing fever, our immune system’s ally, we set ourselves up for longer and repeated illness

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the measles. The media and doctors alike have given us much to fear. We are... Read more »

Downey's Report

Research shows one cup of blueberries a day can reduce blood pressure and hardening of the arteries

Blueberries Can Reduce High Blood Pressure

Researchers have found that eating one cup of blueberries a day can reduce blood... Read more »

Community News

Manda Aufochs Gillespie, aka The Green Mama, will be speaking at the Green Living Show March 27 & 28

The Green Mama is Coming to the Green Living Show

Manda Aufochs Gillespie, aka The Green Mama, who is author of Green Mama:... Read more »