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Easy Summer Cooking with Fruit and Berries on the Grill

Firm fruits like apples, pineapples & pears are easiest to grill: they hold their shape and texture

Easy Summer Cooking with Fruit and Berries on the Grill

Summer is the season for lighter fare and nothing says light and bright better than a colourful array of grilled fruits. They can be the crowning glory to any indoor or outdoor feast, and not only do grilled fruits make for a luscious dessert — they are perfect for serving as appetizers and side dishes, too.

I discovered the... Read more »

People with metabolic syndrome have difficulty digesting dietary carbs, which get stored as fat

People with metabolic syndrome have difficulty digesting dietary carbs, which get stored as fat

Reversing Metabolic Syndrome

Approximately 75 million people in North America suffer from Metabolic Syndrome (aka Syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome), defined by the Mayo... Read more »

Bill C-442 sailed through committee and received Royal Assent Dec. 16, 2014. It is now law.

Bill C-442 sailed through committee and received Royal Assent Dec. 16, 2014. It is now law.

LYME DISEASE LEGISLATION

Readers of Vitality magazine will know that May is Lyme Disease awareness month. This magazine has done a real public service by educating people... Read more »

Continued fear of infectious diseases disempowers informed healthcare choices

Continued fear of infectious diseases disempowers informed healthcare choices

MEASLES HYSTERIA

As we’re all aware, the bitter debate about vaccine resistance in both mainstream and social media has been escalating, as has the call for... 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 »

Lavender is an aromatic herb that has a mild tonic influence on the female reproductive system

Lavender is an aromatic herb that has a mild tonic influence on the female reproductive system

Uterine Fibroids and PCOS

One of the unfortunate realities of life in the 21st century is the increase in occurrence of chronic diseases. The increasing levels of stress associated with our modern lifestyle and environmental toxicity can impact our lives in many significant ways.

Of particular concern is the influence of these factors on the health of our nervous and... Read more »

Bitter tasting dandelion leaves work to stimulate the liver and gallbladder, thereby improving diges

Bitter tasting dandelion leaves work to stimulate the liver and gallbladder, thereby improving diges

Spring Detox with Wild Herbs and Weeds

There are many ways to detoxify the body, and for a herbalist the favourite strategy involves medicinal plants. From my perspective, weeds and wild herbs are the best. With the snow gone and winter finally over, the green starting to appear isn’t just grass, but includes all those plants bursting with energy and waiting to help us. When I speak to... Read more »

Bitter herbs taken in the spring support the liver cleansing process

Bitter herbs taken in the spring support the liver cleansing process

The Benefits of Bitters

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! As much as I love all of our seasons, winter included, it’s great that things have finally warmed up to seasonal temperatures since mid-April.

The lengthening of the days and increasing temperature have a significant... 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 »

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 »

From Our Blogs

Rethinking Sunscreen, Antiperspirant, and Insect Repellant – The Natural Alternatives

by Julia Woodford

As we charge headlong into the summer season, with flipflops slapping on the pavement and sunscreen oozing from our pores, we may want to re-evaluate our favourite summer routines. With new information emerging on the toxic hazards of many conventional products, it’s a good time to have another look at:

Sunscreen: The body is always hungry... Read more »

Surviving Medicine

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

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

Everyone will sooner or later consult a doctor.... Read more »

TCM and Old Age

Acupuncture and moxibustion can help cure geriatric diseases and relieve some mental disorders

In Japan, North America, and other highly developed countries, the impact of a rapidly aging population is becoming a major... Read more »

Homeopathy/Anxiety

Whether you have anxiety about driving or flying, fear of illness or performing, homeopathy can help

Recently, a friend and I were driving down Hwy. 400, headed towards our favourite restaurant and looking forward to a leisurely... Read more »

Inclusive Yoga

I question where I fit in the yogic world as I don't see many bigger bodied yogis in the media

As a yoga teacher and active member of my local and global yogic communities, I am always seeking to deepen my knowledge. I often... Read more »

Downey's Report

Antioxidants may play a key role in reducing the long-term effects of concussions

Antioxidant Therapy May Help Treat Concussion Injuries

A researcher has found that antioxidants may play a key role in reducing... Read more »

Community News

The Delphinium Festival takes place on July 4 & 5 in Caledon; featuring free botanical garden tours

A Taste Of Tarot

On Saturday June 20, from 1 to 3 pm, join Lori Lytle, Inner Goddess Tarot, for a fun, fast, and practical... Read more »