Woodford Files — This has got to be the most hotly anticipated issue of Vitality in years

This has got to be the most hotly anticipated issue of Vitality in years. Never before have we received so many calls and emails asking exactly when this issue will hit the street. Here’s why. Last month, we published Part 1 of Helke Ferrie’s feature on “Electropollution” which explained where it’s coming from and why. This month we bring you Part 2, in which Helke delivers the details on every resource and strategy she used successfully to eradicate dirty electricity and EMF radiation from her home. For her, this was a life or death challenge because the radiation that was invading her body from lights, computers, cell phones, wiring, and appliances had made her very sick, and she knew that if the problem wasn’t solved properly she was a goner. Now, thanks to swift and effective remedial action by experts, Helke is recovering quickly and eager to share her discoveries with you. So enjoy her feature this month, and if you want to get the complete list of sources and resources, visit the extended version on our website.

Nutritionist Julie Daniluk, whose book Meals That Heal Inflammation was recently picked up by Random House, is back this month with a delicious feature on “Eating the Rainbow”. In it we learn of the potent nutrition carried by foods saturated with all the colours of the rainbow – from anthocyanins in purple corn and acai berries, to lycopene in red peppers and tomatoes, to beta carotene in carrots and mangos. By turbocharging your diet with nature’s colour palette, your cells are saturated with energy and nourishment. Our cover photo this month sparkles with the fresh colours of spring; find the recipe for this spectacular salad in the extended version of her article, posted on our website.

We also carry a horror story this month, submitted by a woman whose insomnia diagnosis led her into the dark world of prescription drug addiction. Seeking help from her psychiatrist, the woman ended up on a mixture of benzodiazepene, antidepressants, and oxycontin, which ultimately left her a blithering idiot in a psychiatric ward. The moral of the story – prescription drugs can be dangerous enough to ruin your health, your mind, and your life. Don’t read the story unless you have a strong stomach.

On a brighter note, Patrick Holford, author of the newly released 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing, brings us his take on the best natural remedies for insomnia, from an amino acid called GABA which switches off adrenalin, to 5-HTP for boosting melatonin production, to magnesium for calming the nervous system, and good sleep hygiene habits that will send you off to lala land.

Julia Woodford, Editor ~ Vitality Magazine