Woodford Files

Woodford Files: Summer Survival; Outdoor Living; Bug Defence and Getaway Guide

June 1, 2016

The onset of summer often brings with it the usual warnings about hiding from the sun, running from the bugs, and fighting off flower and...

Woodford Files: Shimmy with the Season; Ease Your Insomnia; The Vital Role of Your Microbiome

May 1, 2016

At this time of year one can’t help but feel grateful to be alive. As the sun turns up the heat in our hemisphere, the...

Woodford Files: On GMOs, Heavy Metals, and Autism; plus Recipes for Spring Cleansing, and more

April 1, 2016

Greetings! This month we’re delighted to bring you a lovely image on our April cover that nearly dances off the page with the fresh energy...

Woodford Files: On Death, Disease, Recovery – and Pumpkin Soup

October 1, 2015

I always look forward to the fall season with its harvest festivals and cool, crisp weather. But this year we greet the season with heavy...

Woodford Files: On Nutritional and Herbal Treatments for Disease

September 1, 2015

As the lazy days of summer fade into memory, we turn our attention back to work and back to school. This season can be tough...

Woodford Files: Easy and Delicious Spring Detoxing

April 1, 2015

Now that April is upon us, the spring season has gained glorious momentum with birds singing and rivers running fast. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM),...

Woodford Files: On The Health Benefits of Sweating; The Hazards of Cortisone

June 1, 2014

Summer is a prime time to flush out old residues of the past and lighten our toxic load. As solar rays intensify, an array of...

Woodford FIles: An Enlightened Approach to Weight Loss; and the Dangers of Non-stick Cookware

May 1, 2014

With the surging momentum of spring comes new books, authors, and ideas popping up all over the place. This month, we have captured several of...

Woodford Files: Love Your Local Farmer; Cool Down With Anti-Inflammatory Foods

July 1, 2013

This July/August issue has got to be one of Vitality magazine’s most popular issues of the year. Now in its 10th year, our Annual Guide to...

Woodford Files: On Bee-Killing Pesticides & Carcinogenic Parabens

June 1, 2013

With today’s ‘news’ agenda sometimes driven by the interests of media shareholders, we don’t always get the unbiased reporting that tells us what’s really going...

Woodford Files: My Big Fat Summer Detox Sure Wasn’t Pretty

April 1, 2013

When I look back over the past few months to what I did on my summer vacation, I realize what a grand adventure life can...

Woodford Files: Nourishing Body and Soul in Deep Winter

February 1, 2013

As I write this, it’s cold and dark outside as the city lays nestled under a blanket of winter. Imbolc, a pagan holiday on February...

Woodford Files: Remarkable Health Recoveries with GMO-Free Organic Diet

July 1, 2012

Yum! This is the season of the smoothie, that cool, delicious concoction which can nourish you down to your very toes. In Pat Crocker’s feature...

Woodford Files: The Song of Spring

May 1, 2012

The song of spring is echoing through our pages this month, bringing fresh ideas for attuning to the season. Since spring is an ideal time...

Woodford Files: Thelma and Louise captured the mood of our times

November 1, 2011

My favourite lines in the movie Thelma and Louise are spoken as they’re running from the law and headed for the Mexican border. They’ve been...

Woodford Files: Love Your Liver This Spring

May 1, 2011

The wild winds of spring are rocking the rafters as I write this column. It has been an exceptionally chaotic change of season this year...