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Turning Vegetables and Fruits Into Oodles of Noodles

As far as I’m concerned, anytime is a good time to ‘veggie-up’ the family’s diet for the sake of healthier eating. But when it comes to kids, it’s not always easy to get them to eat their vegetables. That is, unless you do as I do and ‘disguise’ the vegetables to make them look a whole lot like one of their favourite foods... Read more »

There are numerous alternative therapies that could be recommended to treat metastatic melanoma

There are numerous alternative therapies that could be recommended to treat metastatic melanoma

Ask the Doctor – Melanoma

Dear Dr. Rona,

My father was diagnosed a few weeks ago with Stage 4 melanoma. He is 68 years old and a personal trainer – very fit and healthy. There... Read more »

Curcumin & green tea have shown benefits in Traumatic Brain Injury treatment

Curcumin & green tea 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 »

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

Commentary: Canada’s Food Supply – the good, the bad, and the ugly

by Julia Woodford

Thrilled about our new digital magazine, we also thank all the outlets carrying Vitality in print

No doubt we’ve made you smile with our funky cover design this month, which captures the fun and beauty of food as art. Eating well is a big theme in this issue as we bring you our popular Annual Guide to Organics. With a record total of 53 organic entries, this has got to be our yummiest issue of the year. Here you will find many of the... Read more »

Key to Prevent Aging

High level maintenance of glutathione is critical for prevention/recovery from all chronic diseases

“Your life depends on glutathione. Without it, your cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation, your body would have... Read more »

Cured with Diet

Having the whole family participate in dietary changes impacted us all positively in different ways

Parenting, for me, was an adventure. Typical of any adventure, I experienced danger and travel, I met extraordinary people, felt... Read more »

Causes & Remedies

If you experience chronic back pain, or you habitually strain your back, be curious about what may b

The past sixteen months have brought me the highest number yet of people seeking help with lower back pain and injuries. At... Read more »

Childhood Illnesses

TCM modalities have been providing solutions to children’s health problems for over 2,000 years

As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of my greatest achievements is the ability to provide relief for children... Read more »

Role of Intuition

Infertility can rob us of power and inner wisdom; intuition is the gift that can reclaim this power

I once navigated my way through the complex maze of infertility guided by my ‘intuition’ – a process that has produced a... Read more »

Childhood Asthma

A high-fibre diet during pregnancy may reduce the risk of the baby eventually developing asthma

High-Fibre Diet in Pregnancy Cuts Risk of Childhood Asthma

Scientists have concluded that women who consume a high-fibre diet... Read more »