Woodford Files: Best Health Magazine + Ode to Dr. Krop

In these times of fake news and frilly advertorials, it’s a real pleasure to be working for a company like Vitality. With its commitment to integrity, this publication consistently proves its reputation as the best health magazine in Canada (and yes, we are tooting our own horns).

Case in point: This month we carry an impressive article by Dr. Zoltan Rona, entitled “How to Survive Western Medicine.” It is so encyclopedic in its summary of the latest research on nutrients to repair the damage caused by prescription drugs, that you will want to cut it out and tape it to your medicine cabinet. What elevates this article to the top of the class is the extensive list of references included at the end which backs up every point made by Rona. Not only that, but if you have a free subscription to Vitality’s digital magazine, you’ll find the entire reference list has been turned into live links to the original studies. This makes it easy for readers to stay informed with trustworthy information that can be used right away to improve wellness and enhance self-care.

Likewise, our regular News Briefs section brings the latest research from around the world. In it, Michael Downey delivers breaking news, with a link to each research study included. And if a reader wishes to dispute or question any of the Briefs, they can email letters@vitalitymagazine.com. (In this issue you will find the latest letters from readers here.)

Another of our writers who delivers high- quality journalism every time is Helke Ferrie, a raging great-granny dedicated to exposing fraud and deceit wherever she finds it. In this issue, she offers an ode to Dr. Krop, a man so devoted to healing his patients that he defied all who would stand in his way. Unfortunately, this put Krop at odds with the powers behind conventional medicine, an empire built upon symptom control. Krop parted ways with conventional medicine in the mid-1980s when he altered the direction of his medical practice to focus directly on the causes of disease, identifying them and removing them to cure his patients at the deepest level, rather than just suppressing their symptoms. And even though the resulting disease recovery amongst his patients was spectacular, Krop paid a high price for going against the status quo. He became a target of the most powerful institution in Ontario’s medical system. But lucky for us, he survived to tell the tale, and you can read all about it.

Meantime, the demand for Vitality’s print magazine continues to grow, so we now offer it free of charge in more than 590 outlets. And if you want a free subscription to Vitality’s digital version, send your request to: subscribe@vitalitymagazine.com.

Julia Woodford, Editor

Julia Woodford founded Vitality Magazine in 1989, and has been its Editor-in-Chief for the past 30 years. Prior to a career in publishing, her studies included Political Economics at York University, Journalism at Ryerson University, and Psychology, PhysEd, and Anthropology at University of Toronto. She remains a lifelong student of herbalism, nutritional medicine, and the healing arts to this day. You can read her columns on the Vitality website. She is also the Show Manager for Whole Life Expo, Canada’s largest showcase of natural health and green living. Learn more at the Expo website In 2018 she received a “Hall of Fame” award from National Nutrition. In 2019, she was nominated for a “Person of the Year” award by National Nutrition.

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