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Fun With Fermentation

Fun With Fermentation

"The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food."
~ Hippocrates

Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates, known as the ‘Father of Western Medicine’, laid the foundation for nutritional medicine when he affirmed its key role in both... 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

ARTHRITIS

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 »

Vitamin C, B5, Quercetin, and NAC are among nutrients recommended for relieving summer allergies

Vitamin C, B5, Quercetin, and NAC are among nutrients recommended for relieving summer allergies

My Top 5 Summer Survival Strategies

 “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”  ~ John Steinbeck, “Travels with Charley: In Search of... Read more »

Low blood sugar, caused by a combination of sugar and caffeine, is a common cause of sleep disorders

Low blood sugar, caused by a combination of sugar and caffeine, is a common cause of sleep disorders

HELP FOR INSOMNIA

When I entered medical practice in 1978, there was no such thing as a Sleep Disorder Clinic. Yet the past 38 years have changed all that with waiting... Read more »

Restoring intestinal microbes with probiotics can alleviate the behavioural signs of ASD

Restoring intestinal microbes with probiotics can alleviate the behavioural signs of ASD

AUTISM EPIDEMIC

We are in the midst of what can only be described as an epidemic of autism. When I first started my medical practice in 1979, autism was a relatively... Read more »

Goldenseal

As an herbalist, I am painfully aware of how important it is that the herbs I use and recommend are harvested and grown in an ecologically sound manner, both to ensure that they are available for future generations and out of respect for the other living beings with whom we share this amazing planet.

There are a number of ways that we can... 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 that is available in ointment form, suitable for treating wounds

Calendula Officinalis is an herb that is 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 - Gut Bacteria Can Cure Disease; Supernutrients for Arthritis

by Julia Woodford

These are exciting times to be in health publishing. With new research on disease prevention and natural cures being released almost daily, there is plenty of material for health editors to digest and share with readers. One interesting study reported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research found that a key bacteria in the human gut could... Read more »

Vaccination Debate

Canada is the only G7 country without a vaccine injury compensation program.

In recent years, the drumbeat of mandatory vaccination has gotten louder, nastier, and more threatening. At the same time, the... Read more »

Community News

Anahata, the founder of “Be Love Be Free,” is an international tantra and meditation facilitator

TANTRA AND WELLNESS  IN TORONTO
“Be Love Be Free,” a new tantra and wellness business, officially opened in Toronto on September... Read more »

Get Your Mojo Back

If you’re searching to move your life forward, homeopathy may hold the answer

We all have found ourselves stuck at some point in our lives, feeling like we’ve lost an important part of ourselves. We might... Read more »

Health News Briefs

Sulforaphane, found in cruciferous vegetables, may protect against mouth and neck cancer

Cruciferous Compound Blocks Mouth, Neck Cancers

A new study demonstrates that sulforaphane, a potent compound in cruciferous... Read more »

Uterine Fibroids

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 »

Love and Romance

Being an adult means staying in the moment and valuing the moment you are in

Victoria Lorient–Faibish has recently released a new book entitled: Connecting: Rewire Your Relationship-Culture. To introduce... Read more »