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A TALE OF TWO COOKBOOKS

Sarah Britton - acclaimed author of 'My New Roots', holistic nutritionist, writer, and photographer

A TALE OF TWO COOKBOOKS

Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s time to freshen up our cooking and green up our plates. The following two authors have written cookbooks that take the reader on kitchen adventures to capture the vitality of the season. To give you a taste of their culinary style, we have included an introduction and some recipes from... 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 »

Vitamin C boosts the immune system by stimulating antibody production; the result: death for Ebola

Vitamin C boosts the immune system by stimulating antibody production; the result: death for Ebola

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE COMING PLAGUES

Viral infections like the H1N1 ‘flu, bird ‘flu, West Nile virus, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Ebola, Entero-virus D68, and many others... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Homemade cough syrup with sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, 
borage, and ginger can ease a cough

Homemade cough syrup with sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, borage, and ginger can ease a cough

Old World Cures for Late Winter Ailments

When I was a kid growing up in the rural woods of Muskoka, my grandma had a cure for almost every common ailment. Folks would come from miles around to seek her advice for treating their health complaints. As a girl, I took as much pride in grandma’s doctoring skills as she did, for I was the one who helped tend her herb gardens and trek through... 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

Vitality magazine’s gone digital!

by Julia Woodford

Now that spring has fully taken hold of our bodies and souls, urging us to cast off heavy clothes and throw open our windows to the sun, many of us feel the need to purge the old and welcome the new.

Invigorating our spring diets with fresh herbs, nourishing soups, and raw vegetables is one way to feast on the green energy of the season. This... Read more »

Aspirin Alternatives

Proponents of daily aspirin use offer false hope for prevention and treatment of heart disease, etc.

“I now realize that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache.” ~ Paul McCartney

In May 2014, the U.S.... Read more »

TCM & Weight Mgmnt

Acupuncture and customized herbal formulas can re-balance the body by tonifying major organs

There are a ton of diets out there, from low carb to high-carb, low fat food to the high fat Paleo diet, high protein to food... Read more »

Homeopathy for Kids

Chamomilla is one of the most effective remedies for teething infants with inflamed gums

Anyone who has cared for a sick baby or older child knows just how distressing it can be for both the child and the parent. A... Read more »

Measles: Alternative

By suppressing fever, our immune system’s ally, we set ourselves up for longer and repeated illness

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the measles. The media and doctors alike have given us much to fear. We are... Read more »

Downey's Report

Scientists have found that a compound in milk thistle seeds can be used to shrink brain tumours

Milk Thistle Shown to Shrink Brain Tumours

Scientists have found that a compound in milk thistle seeds known as silibinin can be... Read more »

Community News

Aisling Keep Orchard in Chatham hosts the 2015 Polyculture Seminar and Workshop April 18 & 19

Electronic Waste Collection Event

On April 11 and 12, you can drop off out-of-use electronics and batteries at two Organic Garage... Read more »