FOOD

Life After Sugar: A Consumer’s Guide to Alternative Sweeteners

January 1, 2022

Updated January 1st, 2022 Refined carbohydrates are often called empty calories. Actually, they’re worse than “empty” – they’re comparable to credit cards that create nutritional...

Lavender Essential Oil ~ For Relief from Depression, Pain, and Burns

December 22, 2021

Soon after I moved to British Columbia, Canada, I went for a leisurely drive to a town about an hour away, down a winding, scenic...

Change of Season Soup: Hearty Lung-Cleansing Food as Medicine

October 30, 2021

(Updated October 30, 2021) Our public health care system, which is largely influenced by its profit-driven suppliers, is based on the paradigm of treating the...

Marvellous Miso: Nourishes, Detoxifies, and Heals

October 1, 2021

Miso, an ancient staple in the Japanese diet, has gained popularity in the West in recent years as a remarkable health-giving food. In times past,...

Capture the Flavours of Fall: Fermenting, Freezing, and Dehydrating

September 6, 2021

A long time contributor to Vitality Magazine, nutritionist Julie Daniluk has dedicated the last 15 years to breaking up with sugar. She confesses to being...

Nutrition and Cancer: Does It Matter What Patients Eat During Treatment?

August 23, 2021

I see a lot of patients with cancer at my clinic. The vast majority tell me that their oncologist told them that it doesn’t matter what they eat...

Herb of the Year: Parsley – A Nutrient Powerhouse

July 1, 2021

It may come as a surprise to learn that the ubiquitous herb we call parsley was the favorite pasture cover of the Greek gods, who...

Elecampane: A Powerful Herb for Lung Health and Cancer Prevention

June 3, 2021

Having harvested herbs in the wild for many years now, I think one of the most valuable herbs I’ve ever come across is that of...

Super Summer Smoothies: For Cleansing and Replenishing the Body

May 26, 2021

Do you find in the summer that you just don’t feel up to eating big meals? Consider making a cool smoothie instead and supply your...

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...

Boost Your Brain and Body with B Vitamins

April 1, 2021

Updated April 30, 2021 While not as glamorous as ginkgo biloba, ginseng or St. John’s wort, the B vitamins are far more important for the...

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...

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