Fragrant Spices Bring Heat and Medicine to Winter Dining

November 21, 2020

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

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...

Keep Your Kidneys Healthy: A Guide to Preventing and Treating CKD

November 1, 2020

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

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...

Preserve your Harvest the Old Fashioned Way with Lacto-Fermentation

September 16, 2020

When I was growing up in rural Muskoka, my grandparents fermented all kinds of foods. This tradition served to preserve foods over the long winter...

Worldwide Nutritional Immunity – Why Everybody Is Taking Vitamin C

August 16, 2020

“I have not seen any ’flu yet that was not cured or markedly ameliorated by massive doses of vitamin C.”  (Robert F. Cathcart, MD) The...

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

August 5, 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....

Beyond the Pandemic: Top 10 Ways to Create Wellness in Your Life

July 27, 2020

(Updated July 27, 2020) Now that the coronavirus pandemic is mostly under control in Canada, it’s time to consider the most effective ways to restore...

David Wolfe’s Top 10 Superfoods

July 16, 2020

“Do you want the best health ever? Get superfoods in your diet!” David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe, a nutritional and longevity expert, makes this recommendation to anyone...

Garlic Medicine: Folklore Traditions from the Far East

July 1, 2020

(Updated July 1st, 2020) Through the centuries, people have either believed that garlic was divine or, with fanatical aversion, detested its very name. This well-known...

Get Stronger This Summer – with Meals Rich in Plant-based Proteins

June 16, 2020

In recent months, the outbreaks of coronavirus in meat processing plants across Canada have caused people to think twice about their consumption of meat. According...

Spring Detox with Wild Herbs and Weeds

May 1, 2020

There are many ways to detoxify the body, and for a herbalist the favourite strategy involves medicinal plants. From my perspective, weeds and wild herbs...

Bitter Tastes of Spring – Refreshing Greens from Dandelion to Radicchio

March 10, 2020

Herbalists and other healers have long championed the bitter taste of certain herbs and garden greens. Yet the majority of North Americans still shun these essential foods, preferring salty and sweet over the equally important sour and bitter.

Dramatic Health Recoveries Reported By Patients Who Stopped Using GMO Foods

March 1, 2020

Are genetically modified (GM) foods making you sick – I mean really sick? Up until recently, all that we could say was thank goodness you’re...

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