Herbal Medicine & Recipes

Chickweed and Nettles

May 1, 2016

Wild Spring Greens as Food and Medicine Spring is a great time to watch your greens grow. The aesthetically beautiful Chickweed and potent Stinging Nettle...

Chinese Herbs for Mouth and Lip Sores

February 1, 2016

Natural relief for cold sores, cankers, and inflamed lips. Sores and skin rashes of all types cause us considerable discomfort, but none as much as...

Warming Herbs and Spices for Fall

September 25, 2015

If you want to add some healthy new flavors to your autumn meals, it’s time to move beyond your salt and pepper shakers. There’s an...

Lemony Herbs Add Zest and Zing to Spring Meals

April 30, 2015

I often think of lemon in springtime. Lemony yellow is the colour infused into pale green spring buds and young tender leaves springing to life.

A HERBALIST’S FAVOURITE HOME REMEDIES

April 29, 2015

Most people who use herbs and other natural remedies have certain favourites that they rely on when needed. However, one place often overlooked as a...

The Clinical Impact of Vitamin C

April 1, 2015

My Personal Experiences as a Physician My ongoing relationship with vitamin C now spans a full 20 years, when I first met Dr. Hal Huggins,...

HEALING WITH SPROUTS

March 1, 2015

Get a Jumpstart on Spring with the Medicinal Power of Baby Plants When you eat sprouts, you are consuming the bio-electric twinkle of life. Spring...

Recipe: Herb Tea for Preventing Colds

February 1, 2015

From the Vitality Food Feature  HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! CHANGE OF SEASON DIET – Part 2 (Herb Tea) In preparation for the change of seasons, TCM...

Stinging Nettle: Wild Food and Medicine Nourishes and Heals the Whole Body

June 3, 2014

(The following is an excerpt from The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North; Aroma Borealis Press; 2011; adapted for publication in...

Chinese Herbs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 1, 2014

Could a Chinese Herb Replace Life-Threatening RA Drugs? REPORT BY ALLIANCE FOR NATURAL HEALTH USA Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your...

Luscious Lavender

April 1, 2014

A Simple Remedy You Can Grow, Harvest, and Use Everyday The following is an excerpt from POWER PLANTS: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow, published...

THE HEALING POWER OF HERBAL TONICS

November 18, 2013

Many years ago, when I was first introduced to the art and science of herbal medicine, my mentor was an old style naturopathic doctor and...

Elder: Herb of the Year 2013

October 1, 2013

A Valuable Flu-Fighting Ally for Your Fall and Winter Medicine Chest “Elder has been revered since antiquity as a virtual medicine chest. Prominent in folklore,...

Yarrow Medicine: A Healing and Anti-inflammatory Herb

July 1, 2013

 For Blood Vessels, Arteries, Joints and a Whole Lot More During the summer of 1984, some friends and I were invited to the cottage of...

Spring Cleaning with Herbs: Bitter Herbal Tonics Herald the Ancient Rite of Spring

April 1, 2013

Cleansing tonics are an ancient rite of spring that reflects the season’s central theme of self-renewal. By definition, a tonic is an infusion of herbs...

Change of Season Soup

March 1, 2013

Our public health care system, which is largely influenced by its profit-driven suppliers, is based on the paradigm of treating the patient after she or...