Woodford Files: Wishing You Good Luck and Clear Vision in this Year of the Horse

 Gong Hey Fat Choy! This month we honour the Chinese New Year with a big, beautiful stallion galloping across our front cover. Can you hear the hoofbeats? In her Sacred Journeys column, Kim Elkington describes this astrological Year of the Wood Horse as symbolic of our “divine masculine energy which brings action to the deep knowing of the heart…We can begin new stories now, and their power and energy will amaze us. Whisper your vision to the horse’s ear and then let go and enjoy the ride.” To read the complete article, click on this link: https://vitalitymagazine.com/article/year-of-the-wood-horse/

If the astrological omens are true, this will be a fantastic year which empowers us to put our hearts’ desires into action. That is good news for the environment, for natural health, and for raising global consciousness. To get the ball rolling, Vitality will make a donation to the Greenpeace campaign to stop the clearcutting of Canada’s wilderness because those forests carry the deep soul of our nation. We are also donating to Women’s Voices for the Earth, an organization which investigates toxic chemicals in everyday products that are harming our health and the environment.

In this issue, Helke Ferrie has donated her page 8 space to Frank Clegg, the former president of Microsoft Canada who is now our country’s leading advocate for wireless radiation safety. In his feature, Clegg explains how the link between human illness and wi-fi exposure has become well documented, yet no public health protections have been put in place by the feds. Of course, if you consider that Canada’s three biggest telecom companies pay hundreds of millions of dollars per year (see https://bit.ly/1fowoo7) to the government for wireless spectrum fees and corporate taxes, it makes perfect sense that politicians are ignoring the health hazards of wireless technology. This begs the question: why is the same federal body that receives big bucks from this industry also in charge of regulating it? Fortunately, Clegg offers us a set of strategies called The Tech Exec’s 5-Step Guide to Wireless Safety which will help you and your family to reduce the risk of radiation-related illness by selectively avoiding exposure. For more on this, click on: https://vitalitymagazine.com/article/invisible-threat/

In other news, when it comes to leadership in natural health care, Dr. Zoltan Rona’s opinions carry a lot of weight. So when he gets pissed off, I pay attention. The current focus of his wrath is the attacks on the natural health care industry that have hit media headlines recently. This month, Dr. Rona looks behind the headlines and reveals the flawed research being purposely used to mislead the public about vitamins. He goes on to predict: “These attacks by government and Big Pharma are expected to increase in the years to come, mostly as a result of growing public interest in alternatives to harmful chemicals and prescription drugs.” The full article can be accessed via this link: https://vitalitymagazine.com/article/vitamin-controversy/

We feel lucky to have such passionate writers sharing their unfettered views, something that you just won’t find in the corporate-controlled Big Media. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Vitality staff wish to send you lots of hugs and kisses for making us what we are today – the best health magazine in Canada.

With sincere gratitude, Julia Woodford

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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