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SLIMMING MEALS THAT HEAL

'Healing Salad in a Jar' is a featured recipe in the new book, 'Slimming Meals That Heal'

SLIMMING MEALS THAT HEAL

Have you heard the news? It has now been confirmed that dieting doesn’t work and is best avoided. Professor of Psychology, Traci Mann, and her research team at UCLA recently did an exhaustive review of dietary interventions and concluded that calorie restriction only garnered short-term weight loss, with up to 66% of dieters... Read more »

The evidence suggests that vitamin C improves cancer survival times and quality of life

The evidence suggests that vitamin C improves cancer survival times and quality of life

VITAMIN C

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 »

Chlorella algae is often listed along with spirulina as an equivalent radiation chelator

Chlorella algae is often listed along with spirulina as an equivalent radiation chelator

RADIATION

The levels of radiation that we are constantly exposed to have risen dramatically over the last half century. Ambient fallout from nuclear... Read more »

Omega-3s increase the activity of white blood cells and protect the lungs from colds and 'flus

Omega-3s increase the activity of white blood cells and protect the lungs from colds and 'flus

My Top 10 Immune Boosting Supplements

 

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 »

Probiotics work to prevent bladder and bowel cancers by inhibiting bad bacteria

Probiotics work to prevent bladder and bowel cancers by inhibiting bad bacteria

In Praise of Probiotics

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 »

A regimen of specific B vitamins can delay the start of Alzheimer’s disease according to researchers

A regimen of specific B vitamins can delay the start of Alzheimer’s disease according to researchers

News Briefs – July/August 2013

B Vitamin Cocktail Delays Alzheimer’s

Researchers have shown that an inexpensive regimen of specific B vitamins delay the start of Alzheimer’s... Read more »

Lavender has been used therapeutically for pain, infection, relaxation, and sedation for centuries

Lavender has been used therapeutically for pain, infection, relaxation, and sedation for centuries

LAVENDER

The following is an excerpt from POWER PLANTS: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; to be released April 2014

Native to the Mediterranean, lavender is well known for its sweet, penetrating aroma. Many soaps, perfumes, detergents, and cleaning agents contain lavender, and the association of lavender with... Read more »

WILD FLAVOURS OF SPRING

After a long cold winter, I get a feeling of warmth and contentment when contemplating a trek to the woods to forage for springtime edible plants. In the colder climes, this desire to seek out the first herbs of spring for cleansing and rejuvenating the body has been shared throughout the centuries by countless people. The desire to eat spring... Read more »

A green tea compound has been found to help prevent the mis-folding of proteins in the brain .

A green tea compound has been found to help prevent the mis-folding of proteins in the brain .

News Briefs: Green Tea for Alzheimer’s Disease – June 2013

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 »

Healthy fats and oils are important for improving blood sugar balance

Healthy fats and oils are important for improving blood sugar balance

Balance Your Blood Sugar Naturally

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 »

Thyme and oregano are very effective herbs for coughs and other lung conditions

Thyme and oregano are very effective herbs for coughs and other lung conditions

A HERBALIST’S FAVOURITE HOME REMEDIES

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 »

From Our Blogs

An Enlightened Approach to Weight Loss; and the Dangers of Non-stick Cookware

by Julia Woodford

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With the surging momentum of spring comes new books, authors, and ideas popping up all over the place. This month, we have captured several of these budding concepts in Vitality and invite you to take a stroll through our garden of inspiration...

Julie Daniluk’s feature, “Slimming Meals That Heal,” is based on her new book of the same name.... Read more »

Wi-FI Radiation Risk

Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada, is now an advocate for wireless radiation safety

The longtime president of Microsoft Canada is now our country’s leading advocate for wireless radiation safety.  Vitality invited... Read more »

TCM: Gout, Arthritis

Moxibustion, made from burning Mugwort leaves, is often used in TCM to treat aches and pains

With the baby boom generation heading into its late 60’s, many people are starting to suffer from stiff and aching joints. Big... Read more »

Year of the Horse

Whisper your vision to the horse's ear and then let go and enjoy the ride

According to the Chinese astrological system, this coming Year of the Wood Horse is likely to be the fastest moving and most... Read more »

Conscious Living

During our many years of working and studying in the field of spirituality, we have often been asked to differentiate between... Read more »

Pet Summer Stress?

We look forward to summer all year long – great weather, fun with good friends, and that long-awaited summer vacation. Our pets... Read more »

Sacred Journeys

Yippee, it’s summer! My life is quite busy this season with a Bed and Breakfast business going strong, along with harvesting... Read more »