Herbal Medicine & Recipes

Herbal Allies to Prevent and Treat Influenza and Colds

February 1, 2013

If you’re getting worried about the mini-epidemic of influenza that’s percolating in Ontario right now, and wondering how best to protect yourself or even treat...

Strengthen Your Defences: Tools for Surviving in a World of Dangerous Viruses

December 1, 2012

In these modern times, a number of diseases seem to be on the increase, and many of the infectious diseases which we had considered to...

Herbs to Stoke Your Digestive Fire

November 1, 2012

“As Falls Witchita…” (with apologies to Pat Metheny.) The coming of fall has always been somewhat of a difficult if not wistful letting go of...

Boost Your Immune System: Essential Strategies to Prepare You for Flu Season

September 1, 2012

The vaccine debate rages on, with a growing majority of individuals opting to avoid conventional medical advice altogether. For example, in May of this year,...

Rose: Herb of the Year

June 1, 2012

Each year, The International Herb Association chooses a “herb of the year” based on the herb being outstanding in at least two of three major...

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...

Chinese Herbs for Beauty from the Inside Out

June 1, 2011

No matter your age, numerous herbal super-tonics can help you fight the aging process – and transform your skin, complexion, hair, nails, and overall glow....

Red Clover: A Detoxifying, Cancer Fighting, and Hormone Balancing Herb

June 1, 2011

Late spring is an amazing time of year. Here in Ontario, June tends to be our greenest month, when the fields and forests have a...

Herbs for Detox

May 1, 2011

Spring Cleansing with Key Herbs Can Revitalize Energy Feeling lethargic lately? Tired when you get up and exhausted by the time you get home at...

Cilantro and Clay Detox

May 1, 2011

In his newly released book, Radical Healing: 2nd Ed., (Himalayan Institute Press), Rudolph Ballentine includes a comprehensive chapter on detoxification, drawing from Ayurveda, homeopathy, and...

Turmeric: The Golden Spice of Life

March 1, 2011

Curcuma longa, or turmeric as it is more commonly known, has been used for over 2,500 years in India for its powerful healing properties.  It...

Tantalizing Tea Cuisine: Herbal Infusions Add a Splash of Excitement to Winter Meals

December 1, 2010

When I was a girl growing up in rural Muskoka, the world of tea was a relatively small one. In my grandmother’s pantry, there were...

Banish Colds and Flu with a Preventive Diet and Nature’s Green Pharmacy

November 1, 2010

Just the other day, I had occasion to go to the auto shop to pick up my newly-winterized car. While trying to explain all of...

STURDY BURDOCK – Potent Herbal Medicine Clears Inflammation

October 1, 2010

Burdock root has many important medicinal uses. First and foremost, it is an excellent depurative or detoxifying herb. As a result it benefits any chronic...

Reconnect Within ~ Using a Healing Herbal Tea Ceremony

July 1, 2010

It is challenging to keep oneself centred living life during these current days of chaos and complexity. We have turned ‘stopping to relax for a...

Green Medicine for Menopause ~ HERBS TO THE RESCUE

July 1, 2010

Whew, the summer heat is on and nobody feels it more than a menopausal woman. Trust me on that. When beads of sweat start to...