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Maple syrup contains anticancer, antibacterial, and antidiabetic antioxidants plus zinc & manganese

More Sweet Solutions

(Editor’s note: In Part One of this article, Pat Crocker reviewed a list of healthy choices that can add a touch of sweetness to any dish without the usual refined sugar. Those recommendations included carob powder, coconut sugar, unpasteurized honey, and date sugar.)

This month we continue with a review of healthy sweeteners... Read more »

Ask the Doctor – Reader Concerned About Cholesterol Medication

Hello Dr. Rona:  My physician has become increasingly concerned about my cholesterol levels being too high. I was deemed to have high cholesterol... 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 »

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 »

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 »

To ensure healthy and optimal digestion, we must support our digestive ‘fire’, says Julie Daniluk

To ensure healthy and optimal digestion, we must support our digestive ‘fire’, says Julie Daniluk

Stoke Your Digestive Fire to Boost Your Energy and Clear Inflammation

As the raw food movement gains enthusiasts worldwide, you will often hear them say that raw food is best for health because it is highest in nutrients. Technically, this is correct because raw food is higher in enzymes and vitamins than processed food. But for those with digestive problems, the nutrients in raw food can be hard to absorb and... 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 »

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: The Romance Between Our Genes and Microbes; 3 Herbs to Stoke the Fire in Our Bellies

by Julia Woodford

Gung Hay Fat Choi! The Chinese astrologers say that this new Year of the Rooster brings awakening as it crows each day at the break of dawn. Cock-a-doodle-doo! So this is the year to ask oneself – what new insights are awakening in me? For some Feng Shui good luck tips for 2017, check out Malca Narrol's feature in this issue.

This month, we... Read more »

Healthy Business

Kim D'Eon, RHN, and Melissa Tucker, RHN, are both graduates of Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

by LILY SLAIN

When broadcaster Kim D’Eon ran into health issues she started seeing a naturopathic doctor, and it changed her... Read more »

Feng Shui Good Luck

Four stalks of water bamboo placed in the Southeast can enhance beneficial energies coming in 2017

Every year on the first day of Spring in the Asian calendar, the invisible energies around us change. Chinese Astrologers and... Read more »

Genes and Microbes

Solutions for a damaged microbiome include meditation, nutrition, and loving interaction

“Humans without microbes are sick. Microbes without humans have no home.”

(Rodney Dietert, PhD, The Human Super-Organism, 2016)

... 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 »

Sacred Journeys

imagine how it FEELS to be in a world where all beings are respected and nurtured

Here we stand at the prow of a new year, and already we can feel the currents of change ahead of us. From a numerological... Read more »