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Marvellous Meatless Meals

For an easy meatless meal your family will love, try this 'Root Vegetable, Bean, & Barley Bowl'

Marvellous Meatless Meals

All winter long, my sturdy cast iron pot serves me well as I prepare heavy stews and soups. But with the advent of spring, the stew pot is packed away and out comes the wok and saucepan as I turn to lighter fare for family dinners.

Going meatless is one way to trim some ‘weight from the plate’, and when it comes to preparing... Read more »

All drugs, without exception, deplete nutrients; this in turn can lead to new health problems

All drugs, without exception, deplete nutrients; this in turn can lead to new health problems

How to Survive Western Medicine

Before you read the rest of this article, know that the use of prescribed drugs can be life-saving or highly beneficial on a short-term basis. The... Read more »

Recommended nutrients include serrapeptase, curcumin, magnesium L-threonate, and coenzyme B-complex

Recommended nutrients include serrapeptase, curcumin, magnesium L-threonate, and coenzyme B-complex

Brain Food – Top Supplements for Mental and Emotional Health

When watching the evening news, with all of its trauma and drama, it is easy to come to the conclusion that we have a mental health crisis in our... Read more »

What you can do to boost your immune system against common bugs and the 'flu

What you can do to boost your immune system against common bugs and the 'flu

Boost Your Defences Against the ‘Flu

According to my recollection, last year at about this time at least a dozen of my patients contracted influenza shortly after getting the ‘flu shot.... Read more »

Food allergies may be a hidden cause of chronic inflammation in joints

Food allergies may be a hidden cause of chronic inflammation in joints

TREATING ARTHRITIS NATURALLY: Osteo versus Rheumatoid

Joint pain is a common complaint that shows up at the doctor’s office every day. Arthritis is a general term meaning inflammation in the joints. Is... 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 »

To ensure healthy and optimal digestion, we must support our digestive ‘fire’, says Julie Daniluk

To ensure healthy and optimal digestion, we must support our digestive ‘fire’, says Julie Daniluk

Stoke Your Digestive Fire to Boost Your Energy and Clear Inflammation

As the raw food movement gains enthusiasts worldwide, you will often hear them say that raw food is best for health because it is highest in nutrients. Technically, this is correct because raw food is higher in enzymes and vitamins than processed food. But for those with digestive problems, the nutrients in raw food can be hard to absorb and... 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 »

NOURISH YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
~ Confucius

There are many definitions of beauty, but what this article will deal with is the beauty that comes from the optimum health of one’s skin. Indeed, skin health determines beauty. We all want the best complexion, free of wrinkles and blemishes, and I believe that is something that can be... Read more »

Among its many benefits, Chickweed is used to treat eczema

Among its many benefits, Chickweed is used to treat eczema

CHICKWEED AND NETTLES

Spring is a great time to watch your greens grow. The aesthetically beautiful Chickweed and potent Stinging Nettle are two great additions to your garden — and life — to incorporate this season. Watch the Chickweed blossom into beautiful star-shaped flowers, while producing a powerful punch of vitamins and minerals.

Stinging nettle is also filled... 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 »

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Woodford Files: We make it easy for you to get all the best health news – in print or digital form

by Julia Woodford

In these times of fake news and frilly advertorials, it’s a pleasure to be working for a company that sticks to its standards. With its love of integrity, Vitality consistently proves its reputation as the best health magazine in Canada (and yes, we are tooting our own horns).

Case in point: In this issue (March 2017) we carry an impressive... Read more »

Dr. Krop Wins Award

Dr. Krop (on right) with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno (left): juror & founding president of Bastyr University

“We discuss forests, agricultural land, plant and animal life, but virtually ignore the real threat to the very existence of the... Read more »

Health News Briefs

A carotenoid found in leafy greens has been linked to the preservation of intelligence

VEGETABLE PIGMENT MAY SUPPORT INTELLIGENCE

Scientists have found evidence that links consumption of a pigment found in leafy... Read more »

Chinese Medicine

If there is 'stomach heat' (inflammation), cancer cells can accumulate easily within the breast

Depression is a broad subject, and a condition which affects the entire human being. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) teaches... Read more »

Risks to Microbes

If you have a gut imbalance, you may want to avoid alcohol and sucralose, and take a good probiotic

Few people are truly aware of how important the balance of their gut flora is to their overall health and wellbeing. Some may... Read more »

Uterine Fibroids

Chinese medicine aims to shrink fibroids and relieve symptoms with herbs, acupuncture, tuina massage

As many as 25% of women of reproductive age are known to have uterine fibroids. But it is hard to say for sure how many women... Read more »

Sacred Journeys

imagine how it FEELS to be in a world where all beings are respected and nurtured

Here we stand at the prow of a new year, and already we can feel the currents of change ahead of us. From a numerological... Read more »