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SIMMERED FALL SUPPERS

Sage: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive and memory aid, or as a tea to soothe a sore throat

SIMMERED FALL SUPPERS

Autumn rhythms bring us back into order, back into shoes, and back into the kitchen. Now is the time for hearty, bone-warming dishes and hardy herbs to season them. But wait. Fall is also the season when time is scarce and energy is diverted to school and work and evening activities. What’s a cook to do? Break out the one-pot... Read more »

Becoming healthy and reversing the cancer process, many rediscover what it means to be fully alive

Becoming healthy and reversing the cancer process, many rediscover what it means to be fully alive

ALTERNATIVE CANCER THERAPY

I am naturopathic doctor (ND) with a clinical focus on natural and integrative cancer care. At every presentation I do, or conference I attend,... Read more »

Leaky gut syndrome, a bowel disorder, plays an important role in ADHD and other brain disorders

Leaky gut syndrome, a bowel disorder, plays an important role in ADHD and other brain disorders

KIDS ON DRUGS? – There’s a Better Approach to ADHD

On the way to work one day recently, I saw a bright sandwich billboard that read, “Do You Suffer From ADHD? Naturopathic Medicine Can Help.” The... 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 »

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 »

Omega-3s increase the activity of white blood cells and protect the lungs from colds and 'flus

Omega-3s increase the activity of white blood cells and protect the lungs from colds and 'flus

My Top 10 Immune Boosting Supplements

 

In January of this year, Dr. Oz of TV fame (not to be confused with the Wizard of Oz) gave Piers Morgan of CNN a ‘flu shot right on air. A few days... Read more »

A two time breast cancer survivor, I’m cancer free, enjoying optimal health, and on no medication

A two time breast cancer survivor, I’m cancer free, enjoying optimal health, and on no medication

HOW I SURVIVED BREAST CANCER

This is a topic that’s close to my heart in more ways than one because I’m a two time breast cancer survivor. Over the past several years, I have effectively overcome my adversities through knowledge and acceptance. In the wise words of Eckhart Tolle, “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it,... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Thyme and oregano are very effective herbs for coughs and other lung conditions

Thyme and oregano are very effective herbs for coughs and other lung conditions

A HERBALIST’S FAVOURITE HOME REMEDIES

Most people who use herbs and other natural remedies have certain favourites that they rely on when needed. However, one place often overlooked as a source of healing remedies is the kitchen cupboard. It’s good to know what healing tools we have available to us because we never know when we are going to need them; home remedies can help us to... Read more »

From Our Blogs

Woodford Files – Still Raising Hell as we Celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

by Julia Woodford

October 2014 marks Vitality magazine's 25th anniversary!

Just when I thought that Vitality couldn’t get any better, along comes this October issue stuffed with some of our finest offerings yet. First up is Pat Crocker, who brings us a cauldron full of recipes bubbling with the textures and flavours of the season. These one pot meals are loaded with local herbs that have both culinary and medicinal... Read more »

Vaccine Controversy

Most parents rarely know when their families are suffering from vaccine adverse events

The best data indicates that vaccine induced chronic disease is now of a magnitude that dwarfs almost all prior poisoning of... 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 »