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Sweet Solutions – Healthy Alternative Sweeteners for the Festive Season

"Carobark" blends coconut crystals with nuts, berries, carob powder for a low glycemic festive treat

Sweet Solutions – Healthy Alternative Sweeteners for the Festive Season

Are you hosting a holiday party for guests who are diabetic or counting calories? Are you following a Ketogenic Diet (low carb / moderate protein / high fat), or eating to prevent cancer and other diseases? Or are you simply cutting carbs in an effort to improve your immunity?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions... Read more »

Recommended nutrients include serrapeptase, curcumin, magnesium L-threonate, and coenzyme B-complex

Recommended nutrients include serrapeptase, curcumin, magnesium L-threonate, and coenzyme B-complex

Brain Food – Top Supplements for Mental and Emotional Health

When watching the evening news, with all of its trauma and drama, it is easy to come to the conclusion that we have a mental health crisis in our... Read more »

Nutrients to lift mood, control weight, and prevent hangovers can help make your season brighter

Nutrients to lift mood, control weight, and prevent hangovers can help make your season brighter

Top 10 Nutrients For The Holiday Season

Every year around the holidays, your social calendar fills up and you’re tempted to eat and drink indiscriminately away from home. Office parties and... Read more »

What you can do to boost your immune system against common bugs and the 'flu

What you can do to boost your immune system against common bugs and the 'flu

Boost Your Defences Against the ‘Flu

According to my recollection, last year at about this time at least a dozen of my patients contracted influenza shortly after getting the ‘flu shot.... Read more »

Food allergies may be a hidden cause of chronic inflammation in joints

Food allergies may be a hidden cause of chronic inflammation in joints

TREATING ARTHRITIS NATURALLY: Osteo versus Rheumatoid

Joint pain is a common complaint that shows up at the doctor’s office every day. Arthritis is a general term meaning inflammation in the joints. Is... Read more »

Prebiotics help gut fermentation to take place; probiotics stimulate the growth of helpful bacteria

Prebiotics help gut fermentation to take place; probiotics stimulate the growth of helpful bacteria

The Link Between Obesity and the Human Microbiome

“In 2002, 231 million Europeans attempted some form of diet. Of these, only one per cent will achieve permanent weight loss.” ~ From a confidential... Read more »

20+ different bioactive compounds are found in chaga mushrooms, some with activity against cancer

20+ different bioactive compounds are found in chaga mushrooms, some with activity against cancer

Chaga Mushroom and Cancer

“He could not imagine any greater joy than to go away into the woods for months on end, to break off this chaga, crumble it, boil it up on a campfire, drink it and get well like an animal.... Just as a dog goes to search for some mysterious grass that will save him….” (from Cancer Ward, by the Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn)

The scientific... Read more »

NOURISH YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
~ Confucius

There are many definitions of beauty, but what this article will deal with is the beauty that comes from the optimum health of one’s skin. Indeed, skin health determines beauty. We all want the best complexion, free of wrinkles and blemishes, and I believe that is something that can be... Read more »

Calendula Officinalis is an herb available in ointment form, suitable for treating wounds

Calendula Officinalis is an herb available in ointment form, suitable for treating wounds

Herbal Essentials for Outdoor Living

Now that the warm weather is here, most of us will be spending a lot more time outdoors playing, working or just hanging around. All of this outdoor activity is not without its perils. Cuts and scrapes, bites and stings, bruises and strains, sunburn; you name it, it’s bound to happen at some point. This month I will be focusing on some of the... Read more »

Among its many benefits, Chickweed is used to treat eczema

Among its many benefits, Chickweed is used to treat eczema

CHICKWEED AND NETTLES

Spring is a great time to watch your greens grow. The aesthetically beautiful Chickweed and potent Stinging Nettle are two great additions to your garden — and life — to incorporate this season. Watch the Chickweed blossom into beautiful star-shaped flowers, while producing a powerful punch of vitamins and minerals.

Stinging nettle is also filled... Read more »

Almost 90% of the population suffer mild to moderate degree of hypothyroidism; approx 90% are women

Almost 90% of the population suffer mild to moderate degree of hypothyroidism; approx 90% are women

Nourishing the Thyroid

The thyroid is considered by many to be the body’s major powerhouse gland. In this article, we will explore the nature of, and need for, specific nourishment regarding the thyroid. Keeping it healthy is key to its ability to perform its various and vital functions.

Located below the Adam’s  apple, and wrapped around the  trachea (windpipe), are... Read more »

From Our Blogs

Woodford Files: Happy New Year! On Medical Marijuana, Opioids, and Natural Health Product Protection

by Julia Woodford

Lawyer Shawn Buckley is urging the public to protect their freedom to choose natural health products

Whew, 2016 was one hell of a year!  In the realm of public health, the news wasn’t good. From rising rates of cancer and heart disease, to rampant deaths from opioid drug overdose, it became clear that modern medicine is failing to improve public health and may even be increasing mortality rates. And as the cold pharmaceutical approach to... Read more »

Healthy News Briefs

New research has shown that a diet rich in pomegranates has a significant effect on brain health

POMEGRANATE EXTRACT PROTECTS THE BRAIN AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S AND DEGENERATION

New research shows that a diet rich in pomegranates... Read more »

Overcoming Shingles

My approach to recovery included acupuncture, supplements, and herbs – along with a lot of patience

by Elizabeth Fanjoy

When I first noticed the small red bumps on my neck, I thought they were bug bites. After all, I had just... Read more »

NHPs Under Threat

This is the most threatening regulatory proposal from Health Canada since the infamous Bill C-51

We all have defining moments when it becomes clear that what we believe is simply not true. In the area of the regulation of... Read more »

Vertigo and A-fib

Homeopathy is a powerful yet gentle medicine that can help to heal the root cause of A-fib

“My heart flip-flops every time I lie down on my right side”; “I feel as though my heart is pounding against my rib cage”;

“My... Read more »

Uterine Fibroids

Chinese medicine aims to shrink fibroids and relieve symptoms with herbs, acupuncture, tuina massage

As many as 25% of women of reproductive age are known to have uterine fibroids. But it is hard to say for sure how many women... Read more »

Loving Yourself

We need to know who and how we are so we can build loving, kind relationships that last

“God sleeps in stones,breathes in plants,

dreams in animals, and awakens in human beings.”         Hindu saying

Taking the... Read more »