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 »
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 »
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 »
It is estimated that over 200 million people globally (about 35 million people in North America) suffer from at least one of the many forms of... Read more »
“Elder has been revered since antiquity as a virtual medicine chest. Prominent in folklore, its virtues are used in numerous ways: to protect and heal, create tasty beverages and foods, and even entertain.” (International Herb Association)
Elder offers us much as a green medicinal ally. Whether we use the flowers or berries of this venerable... Read more »
Now that the summer holidays are over, many parents are concerned about colds, flu and various other “germs” that their children will be exposed to during the school year.
Sitting in a classroom all day with a bunch of other kids provides plenty of opportunity to pick up some nasty infection and bring it back home to the family. Parents’... Read more »
During the summer of 1984, some friends and I were invited to the cottage of a friend in Muskoka. While there I took advantage of the opportunity to identify plants that were in flower on the property. Two of the plants happened to be herbs that I had studied: yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum).
I was... Read more »
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 »
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 »
From Our Blogs
When I look back over the past few months to what I did on my summer vacation, I realize what a grand adventure life can be. It all started on July 7. This was the day that I celebrated the one year anniversary of my quitting smoking. Yes it’s embarrassing to admit that I was an addict for over 30 years (and not just a lightweight either – on a... Read more »