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SOLUTIONS FOR CELIAC DISEASE

Strawberry Mango Salsa is one of Kathy Smart's favourite gluten-free summer recipes

SOLUTIONS FOR CELIAC DISEASE

At the age of 12, I was diagnosed with celiac disease. That marked the beginning of my journey towards recovery and healing, a journey that taught me, first hand, how changing what you eat can truly change your life. After experiencing the power of nutrition to eliminate my bloating, diarrhea, and weight gain, I made it my... Read more »

Curcumin & green tea are two compounds that have shown benefits in Traumatic Brain Injury treatment

Curcumin & green tea are two compounds that have shown benefits in Traumatic Brain Injury treatment

HEALING BRAIN INJURIES NATURALLY

It seems that every week there is a news story highlighting the rising toll and damaging effect of head injuries and concussions. Traumatic Brain... Read more »

People with metabolic syndrome have difficulty digesting dietary carbs, which get stored as fat

People with metabolic syndrome have difficulty digesting dietary carbs, which get stored as fat

Reversing Metabolic Syndrome

Approximately 75 million people in North America suffer from Metabolic Syndrome (aka Syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome), defined by the Mayo... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

Rethinking Sunscreen, Antiperspirant, and Insect Repellant – The Natural Alternatives

by Julia Woodford

As we charge headlong into the summer season, with flipflops slapping on the pavement and sunscreen oozing from our pores, we may want to re-evaluate our favourite summer routines. With new information emerging on the toxic hazards of many conventional products, it’s a good time to have another look at:

Sunscreen: The body is always hungry... Read more »

News Briefs

Men with prostate cancer who ate vegetables and fruits showed a lower risk of death from all causes

Vegetables, Fruits Lower Mortality in Prostate Cancer Patients

A study has found that after a diagnosis of prostate cancer, men... Read more »

Edda West Responds

MMR Vaccine Risks – The Debate Rages On

The April issue article, Measles Hysteria, written by Edda West (... Read more »

Homeopathy/Anxiety

Whether you have anxiety about driving or flying, fear of illness or performing, homeopathy can help

Recently, a friend and I were driving down Hwy. 400, headed towards our favourite restaurant and looking forward to a leisurely... Read more »

TCM for Kidney Chi

TCM theory states the kidneys are the foundation for graceful longevity, and a healthy, vital life

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are the fountain of youth, the foundation for a healthy, vital life and... Read more »

Brennan Healing Work

BHS is a path of healing and personal growth work that can help usher in profound and lasting change

It seems like only yesterday, but it’s been almost 20 years since I first walked into the healing room of a Brennan Healing... Read more »

Community News

Chef Doug McNish will be signing copies of ‘Vegan Everyday’ in Thornhill & Oakville on July 15 & 16

‘Vegan Everyday’ Book Signing

On July 15 and 16, from 6 to 7:30 pm, renowned chef, Doug McNish, will be signing copies of his... Read more »