Food as Medicine

Ode to Onions: The Healthy Golden Bulb that Fires Up Winter Cuisine

February 1, 2012

Oh, they do make me cry! But onions are loaded with so much goodness, the tears I shed upon peeling them are tears of joy....

Return to Your Roots: Celebrate Underground Eating This Winter with Rugged Tubers

December 1, 2011

Dig deep and you will find that from beets and burdock to turnips, turmeric and yams, plant roots are some of the most humble and...

Foods that Heal Skin Disease

November 1, 2011

“What should I eat?” That is the question I am asked most often by skin patients in my Traditional Chinese Medicine practice. They ask it...

Plant Sterols – Super Nutrients from Nature

November 1, 2011

How these simple molecules can help you fight inflammation, stress and cancer Plant sterols have been in the news lately, after studies showed that they...

Be Good to Your Guts

September 1, 2011

Nutritional Strategies for Recovery from Candida and Gut Dysbiosis Introduction by Helke Ferrie Over the past two decades, I have met several doctors who lost...

Nutritional Medicine

April 1, 2011

The effects of radiation are cumulative and may manifest as cancer anytime within 40 years after: exposure to fission products from nuclear reactors; fallout from...

Pomegranate ~ Let Your Fruit Be Your Medicine

December 1, 2010

There are few fruits more enticing than the jewel-like arils (seed casings) of pomegranate. Adding to the allure of pomegranate are its incredibly versatile culinary...

My Favourite Antioxidant Foods for Fall

October 1, 2010

If I gave you my best advice on eating healthy, it would incorporate a diet full of foods that would help you lose weight, keep...

Top 10 Secrets of 100% Healthy People

February 1, 2010

Some people rarely get sick and are always fizzing with energy. They don’t gain weight or lose their memory. So what’s their secret? When leading...

Sample 3-Day Menu for the MS Recovery Diet

December 1, 2009

This is a very conservative form of the diet; it assumes you are sensitive to all five usual trigger foods. As you discover your own...

Bodacious Beets: Worth Their Weight in Gold

December 1, 2007

When I was a kid, grandma used to quip that beets were “worth their weight in gold” and since my grandparents always grew a huge...

Poached Fish for Supper

February 1, 2007

Benefits of Eating Fish When I was a kid growing up in rural Muskoka, there was nothing I enjoyed more than rising early, unearthing a...

Black Currants

October 1, 2005

The Remarkable Deep Tissue Toxifier “There is nobody who, having a garden, shouldn’t plant a great number [of black currant bushes] for the needs of...

Eat, Drink, & Be Healthy – Natural Health Tips

December 1, 2002

CHRISTMAS FEET You’ve spent the day shopping and your feet are feeling the effort! To give them profound relief, prepare two large pans of water:...