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Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Plant-Based Meals

Spring Greens and Peas Soup blends dandelions, spinach, kale, and peas

Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Plant-Based Meals

The first green spikes poking through winter’s crusty grip seem to be my trigger for initiating all sorts of gritty tasks like cleaning cupboards and lightening up closets. It’s as if some trace of ancient genes deep within me responds to the changing light, the shifting of the earth’s axis, and I instinctively seek vacuum,... 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 »

Boosting oxygen utilization enhances degenerative disease treatment

Boosting oxygen utilization enhances degenerative disease treatment

Ozone Therapy

During my 30-year practice as a medical doctor, I have grown increasingly concerned about the rising rate of chronic illness in our society. Its... Read more »

Unlike drugs, NHPs have never killed anyone. The same cannot be said for most painkillers.

Unlike drugs, NHPs have never killed anyone. The same cannot be said for most painkillers.

PAIN RELIEF WITHOUT DRUGS

“Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.” – R.D. Laing

Your muscles and joints hurt all over but you... 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 »

Converting vegetables to juice liberates key nutrients and enzymes from the tough plant cell walls

Converting vegetables to juice liberates key nutrients and enzymes from the tough plant cell walls

Liquid Nutrition

Liquid Power Nutrition is the name I have given to the process of integrating nutrient-dense, fresh-pressed, living juices, smoothies, and elixirs into daily life for healthy gene expression, longevity, radiant health, and for the emergence of our sacred hearts. This is a delicious technique for helping one’s inner shine to glow brighter while... Read more »

Many herbs have antiviral properties (shown here: sage, oregano, curcumin, and cinnamon bark)

Many herbs have antiviral properties (shown here: sage, oregano, curcumin, and cinnamon bark)

Boost Your Immunity to the Coming Plagues

The spread of the Zika virus, which is capturing headlines around the world, has reignited fear of a potential viral pandemic. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus. One reason for concern is that several related species of mosquitoes which carry this virus are widely established throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Fortunately... 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 »

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 »

Lavender is an aromatic herb that has a mild tonic influence on the female reproductive system

Lavender is an aromatic herb that has a mild tonic influence on the female reproductive system

Uterine Fibroids and PCOS

One of the unfortunate realities of life in the 21st century is the increase in occurrence of chronic diseases. The increasing levels of stress associated with our modern lifestyle and environmental toxicity can impact our lives in many significant ways.

Of particular concern is the influence of these factors on the health of our nervous and... Read more »

From Our Blogs

Woodford Files – On GMOs, Heavy Metals, and Autism; plus Recipes for Spring Cleansing, and more

by Julia Woodford

Greetings! This month we’re delighted to bring you a lovely image on our April cover that nearly dances off the page with the fresh energy and joy of spring. Entitled ‘Creation of Spring’, this painting by U.K. artist Josephine Wall is meant to uplift and inspire you as the season unfolds.

Our lead story this month explores the autism epidemic... Read more »

Healing the Thyroid

I am grateful that the initial diagnosis of thyroid disease led me to research the underlying cause

Every challenge creates an opportunity for growth and transformation. At the age of 31, I was diagnosed with thyroid disease... Read more »

Intestinal Wellness

Our lives depend on the bacteria, fungi, and other microbes working in harmony within our microbiome

“One of these days – not tomorrow, but I hope not in the distant future – we will sample the microbiome of every child the first... Read more »

Healing Skin Disease

Treatment is internal, as all skin disease can only be successfully treated from the inside out

Editor’s note: According to the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada, two million Canadians are affected by rosacea, so April 2016... Read more »

News Briefs

A natural extract of the Indian neem tree has the potential to successfully treat pancreatic cancer

Tree Extract Targets and Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells

A new study has concluded that a natural extract of the neem tree has the... Read more »

Eating Disorders

In some cases, feelings of inadequacy, and subsequent dieting, can lead to an eating disorder

Her handshake was flaccid, and she struck me as being sweet, shy and anxious. She was an emaciated 27 year-old mother of an... Read more »

Transformation

I thank all who prayed for me and supported me on this trying journey of transformation.

You might think that ‘Project Me’ is a narcissistic title for this column, but attending to one’s self first  was one of my most... Read more »