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Restore Free Breathing Naturally for Better Respiratory Health

April 28, 2021

In our modern 21st century lifestyle we have the misfortune to be exposed to many toxins on a daily basis through our environment, from overexposure...

Ask the Doctor: Bladder Stone Prevention and Treatment

April 26, 2021

Dear Dr. Rona, I’d very much appreciate it if you could address the issue of bladder stones (not kidney stones, not gallstones). I’d like your...

Spring Cleansing for Weight Loss and Rejuvenation ~ with Bitter Foods and Herbs

March 29, 2021

(Updated April 1st, 2021) Now that spring is here, it’s great to be able to finally peel off all those layers and get out there...

Nothing Says Spring Like Fresh, Wild Greens

March 17, 2021

When I was a kid growing up in rural Muskoka, we tried to be as self-sufficient as possible. This was not only because my grandparents...

Peak Nutrition for Seniors: To Help Clear the 9 Most Common Health Problems

March 2, 2021

Senior citizens account for the largest growing segment of the population in the developed world. Optimizing food choices, supplements, and lifestyle factors can help provide...

Healthy Lunch Ideas: My Top 5 Kid-Friendly Recipes – from Nutritious Snacks to Gluten-Free Bites

March 1, 2021

The social aspect of eating has always been an integral part of my upbringing. I have great memories of sitting around the kitchen table for...

Natural Alternatives to Cortisone: Drug-free Strategies to Clear Inflammation

January 27, 2021

(Updated on January 25, 2021) The massive heart attack which took the life of former finance minister, Jim Flaherty, on April 10, 2014 brought renewed...

Healthy Meals in Minutes: Quick and Delicious Recipes for Fall & Winter

January 20, 2021

(Updated January 20, 2021) As the lazy days of summer wind down and we get back into our hectic work and school schedules, maintaining a...

The Ketogenic Diet: Pros and Pitfalls of a Low-Carb / High-Fat Regimen

January 10, 2021

(Updated January 10 / 2021) If you have been following a healthy menu (like the one outlined in my Hot Detox Plan), and still feel...

Keep Your Kidneys Strong Healthy: How to Prevent and Treat CKD

December 6, 2020

Keeping your kidneys healthy is vital to your body’s well-being. Healthy kidneys ensure that your body can filter and expel waste efficiently, while producing hormones...

Humble Horseradish: Pungent Root Medicine

December 4, 2020

As a traditional herbalist and food writer, I have long been interested in the healing power of food and the benefits of plant medicine. Horseradish...

Fragrant Spices Bring Heat and Medicine to Winter Dining

December 3, 2020

(Updated November 23, 2020: Endorsed by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition) The culinary and medicinal powers of spices have been known by herbalists, healers,...

COVID-19 How Can I Cure Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

December 3, 2020

While still unknown to most practitioners of traditional or ‘modern’ medicine, acute viral syndromes, COVID-19 included, can all be easily prevented most of the time....

Cooking with Cannabis: Strategies and Recipes by Pat Crocker

November 16, 2020

(Updated Nov. 16, 2020) It is a different experience ingesting Cannabis than smoking it, but certainly not a new one. Legend has it that the...

My Favourite Antioxidant Immune-Boosting Foods for Fall and Winter

October 28, 2020

(Updated October 29, 2020) If I gave you my best advice on eating healthy, it would incorporate a diet full of foods that would help...

Flowing into Fall With Nourishing Foods for the Season

September 20, 2020

(Updated Sept 1st, 2020) Now that summer is behind us, we begin to switch seasons into fall. As the leaves begin to change, we pull...

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