Woodford Files: On Public Backlash Against Pharmaceuticals; Marvellous Miso; Spring Detox

There’s an apple blossom on our cover this month in celebration of the fresh promise of spring. In those exquisite shades of pink are captured the magic and beauty of the season. Last month we published a visionary painting by Josephine Wall entitled Presence of Gaia and were delighted with the tremendous response from readers. People loved it! This indicates a real hunger in the community for images which uplift and inspire, so we have decided to publish more visionary and inspiring paintings in future issues. (Artists may submit digital samples of their inspirational images to editorial@vitalitymagazine.com)

This month, Helke Ferrie reports on the rising public backlash against a health care system blindly devoted to pharmaceutical disease management and unaccountable for the deaths and injuries that result. She shares an important message from lawyer Shawn Buckley who is currently fighting the government in order to preserve our access to natural health products. Who will win depends entirely on how active people are in supporting his campaign.

In our Marvellous Miso food feature written by Bonnie Black, we explore the nutritional medicine provided by fermented soybean paste, in particular its remarkable ability to flush radioactive strontium-90 from the body. This will be of special interest to readers concerned about ongoing reports of radiation still leaking from Fukushima and drifting across Canada via the jet stream. In fact, between the chemtrails, radioactive particles, and acid rain falling from the sky, along with electropollution from cell phone towers and hydro lines, we need all the help we can get to effectively flush environmental contaminants from our tissues. This article makes a convincing case that miso deserves a special place in our kitchen pharmacy.

The subject of detoxification continues with my own feature in this issue entitled: Spring Detox – First Your House, Then You. Even though it’s more than 2,600 words, there’s so much information in this field that I could have easily assembled an article twice the size. Alas, space does not permit that, so I will add just a few more points here.

Julia’s Detox Tips

1) Our municipal water supplies are full of fluoride (a waste product of the nuclear, aluminum, and phosphate fertilizer industries). Fluoride damages the liver, kidneys, and pineal gland so it is important to: a) avoid drinking tap water (or get a water purifier), and b) flush your fluoride out. Calcium/magnesium supplementation helps to flush fluoride from the body, especially if combined with the mineral boron. However, the cleansing reaction can be unpleasant. For a lightweight fluoride detox, try eating one organic prune or date each day, as these fruits are high in boron. If you start feeling nauseated and your skin breaks out in acne, the fluoride detox has begun.

2) Your organs of elimination (liver, kidneys, bowels) should be strong and clear if they are to handle any kind of a detox, so it’s best to consult a health professional who can assess your readiness for a cleanse. For best bowel health, take probiotics daily and consider colonic irrigation. Meantime, take a deep breath of the fresh spring air.


Julia Woodford, Editor ~ Vitality Magazine

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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