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COCONUT CRAVINGS

Coconuts are a versatile, delicious and incredibly healthy tropical treat

COCONUT CRAVINGS

The coconut has been sharing its gifts of fibre, wood, meat and life-giving water with us from a time as old as the islands themselves. As far back as 4,000 years ago, Ayurvedic medicine was using the oils from Cocos nucifera, the ‘tree of life’. Since then, Asian and Pacific peoples around the globe have used coconut as part... Read more »

The Mediterranean diet works to lower blood pressure and includes olive oil, nuts and avocados

The Mediterranean diet works to lower blood pressure and includes olive oil, nuts and avocados

News Briefs – July / August 2014

Unsat Fats with Nitrate-Rich Veggies Lower Blood Pressure

New findings indicate that a diet combining unsaturated fats with nitrite-rich vegetables... Read more »

Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty suffered from a skin disease which was treated with prednisone

Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty suffered from a skin disease which was treated with prednisone

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO CORTISONE

“Nearly all men die of their medicines, not of their diseases.” - J.B. Moliere, French playwright
The massive heart attack which took the life of... Read more »

To harness the power of Vitamin C , both supplement & IV sources are needed for anti-cancer benefits

To harness the power of Vitamin C , both supplement & IV sources are needed for anti-cancer benefits

XENOESTROGENS

Xenoestrogens are a group of environmental chemicals which mimic estrogen in the body. Excessive estrogen levels, either natural or synthetic,... Read more »

N-A-C protects the body from pollutants, drugs, and toxic heavy metals like mercury

N-A-C protects the body from pollutants, drugs, and toxic heavy metals like mercury

THE AMAZING BENEFITS OF N-A-C

One of the most underestimated and under-utilized natural food supplements I have recommended to my patients over the past 35 years is an amino acid... Read more »

Chlorella algae is often listed along with spirulina as an equivalent radiation chelator

Chlorella algae is often listed along with spirulina as an equivalent radiation chelator

RADIATION

The levels of radiation that we are constantly exposed to have risen dramatically over the last half century. Ambient fallout from nuclear... Read more »

These golden flowers are easy and rewarding to grow, flavourful and full of medicinal virtues

These golden flowers are easy and rewarding to grow, flavourful and full of medicinal virtues

CALENDULA

Calendula officinalis, also known as Pot marigold or Poet’s marigold, has a longstanding place in history for its medicinal value and infusive properties. Since antiquity, calendula flowers have been used for many maladies: by the Egyptians who applied strong infusions to heal wounds (anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial); through the Middle Ages... Read more »

Nettle leaf helps to alleviate the inflammation of arthritis, gout, kidney irritations, and anemia

Nettle leaf helps to alleviate the inflammation of arthritis, gout, kidney irritations, and anemia

STINGING NETTLE

(The following is an excerpt from The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North; Aroma Borealis Press; 2011; adapted for publication in Vitality Magazine)

Funnily enough, the word “nettle” made its way into the English language as part of the folk expression, “What the nettle!” probably because that is what you say after being... Read more »

Lavender has been used therapeutically for pain, infection, relaxation, and sedation for centuries

Lavender has been used therapeutically for pain, infection, relaxation, and sedation for centuries

LAVENDER

The following is an excerpt from POWER PLANTS: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; to be released April 2014

Native to the Mediterranean, lavender is well known for its sweet, penetrating aroma. Many soaps, perfumes, detergents, and cleaning agents contain lavender, and the association of lavender with... Read more »

A green tea compound has been found to help prevent the mis-folding of proteins in the brain .

A green tea compound has been found to help prevent the mis-folding of proteins in the brain .

News Briefs: Green Tea for Alzheimer’s Disease – June 2013

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 »

Healthy fats and oils are important for improving blood sugar balance

Healthy fats and oils are important for improving blood sugar balance

Balance Your Blood Sugar Naturally

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

The Benefits of Sweating; The Hazards of Cortisone

by Julia Woodford

Sweating is a great way to detox the body; try these tricks to sweat without the stench

Summer is a prime time to flush out old residues of the past and lighten our toxic load. As solar rays intensify, an array of chemicals like pthalates and heavy metals are sweated out as we jog, bike, and walk around town. Supporting the body’s urge to purge like this is an easy way to optimize our wellbeing.

So imagine my horror upon reading... Read more »

Vitamin C & Shingles

Chickenpox, shingles, and Herpes zoster virus all respond to vitamin C in a similar manner

The pharmaceutical industry, and many doctors, appear to be making great efforts to get as many people as possible vaccinated... Read more »

Summer First Aid

I love showing how quick and effective homeopathic remedies can be in various first aid situations

A few years ago I was sitting next to a mother and her young boy on a bus trip to New York City. Shortly after departure the boy... Read more »

Allergy Relief

Garlic and Vitamin D are two nutrients that can play an important role in alleviating allergies

As one of Ontario’s harshest winters on record gave way to an exceptionally cold spring, media pundits were predicting a “pollen... Read more »

Transient Thoughts

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

There is a burning conundrum that many of us struggle with daily – what is the relative importance of all the thoughts in our... Read more »

Pet Summer Stress?

We look forward to summer all year long – great weather, fun with good friends, and that long-awaited summer vacation. Our pets... Read more »

WiFi Health Hazards

Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada, is now an advocate for wireless radiation safety

The longtime president of Microsoft Canada is now our country’s leading advocate for wireless radiation safety.  Vitality invited... Read more »