Woodford Files: On Nutritional and Herbal Treatments for Disease

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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 for those whose ‘get up and go’ has got up and gone. So this month we offer tips on boosting energy and lowering your toxic load, all in an effort to get your motor running again.

First up is a success story about a boy whose mental illness was cured through unconventional strategies. After failing to get the help they needed from doctors and mental health clinics, the boy’s desperate parents took an alternative route that led them to eliminate allergenic foods (sugar, dairy, and gluten) from his diet. They also took the advice of an orthomolecular physician, Dr. Abram Hoffer, who recommended nutrients to strengthen the boy’s nervous system and clear inflammation. The result of removing these dietary toxins while nourishing the child with vitamins C, B, and probiotics, was a complete recovery from mental illness. This is an inspiring story which serves as a guidepost for any parent dealing with childhood disorders that do not respond to conventional protocols.

Our food feature this month, entitled “Oodles of Noodles,” is written by a mom who discovered that turning vegetables into spirals was a brilliant way to get her kids to eat more vegetables. From zucchini ribbons to sweet potato curly fries, the recipes that she shares provide ample evidence that healthy low-carb meals can be fun, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Also on board is Dr. Zoltan Rona who brings us two stories this month – one on melanoma (skin cancer), and another on glutathione deficiency. In regards to melanoma, it is especially interesting to learn what solutions alternative medicine has to offer. Here, Dr. Rona describes anti-cancer foods to slow the progress of the cancer, as well as specific nutrients and enzymes that can effectively combat the disease. He also recommends the work of Dr. Ralph Moss, one of the most accomplished investigators of alternative cancer therapies in the world. In fact, this issue also features an article by Dr. Moss on the uses of chaga mushroom for cancer prevention and treatment.

Speaking of cancer, if you’re looking for ways to reduce your risk, check out EWG’s Dirty Dozen report (on page 42 in Vitality’s September 2015 print edition). By the time I finished reading it I had sworn off plastic water bottles, Teflon frying pans, and anything remotely resembling conventional laundry detergents and air fresheners.

Also this month, we continue our tribute to the stores and health clinics that carry Vitality magazine, so check out page 110 to see our outlets of the month. All told, we now have more than 650 venues carrying Vitality across the province; providing the best community coverage of any health publication in central Canada.

Meantime, the number of subscribers to our digital magazine increases daily (now at 1,415) as more people opt to get Vitality dropped into their email inbox every month, free of charge. To join the party, send your request to subscribe@vitalitymagazine.com

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