Posts From Julia Woodford

Woodford Files: Canada’s Food Supply – the good, the bad, and the ugly

July 1, 2015

No doubt we’ve made you smile with our funky cover design this month, which captures the fun and beauty of food as art. Eating well...

Book Review: GODDESSES NEVER AGE

June 9, 2015

The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being Author: Christiane Northrup, MD Publisher: Hay House Inc. Book Publication: 2015 As a member of the 50-something cohort,...

Woodford Files: Rethinking Sunscreen, Antiperspirant, and Insect Repellant – The Natural Alternatives

June 1, 2015

 As we charge headlong into the summer season, with flipflops slapping on the pavement and sunscreen oozing from our pores, we may want to re-evaluate...

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: The Healthy Debate Around Vaccines

March 1, 2015

Wow, we’re only two months into 2015, and it’s been a sizzling year already. In the health community, the controversy around vaccinations is raging, with...

Woodford Files: Honouring Chinese New Year

February 1, 2015

Gong Hey Fat Choi! In keeping with our annual tradition, this month we honour Chinese New Year with a feature on the lucky foods and...

Woodford Files: Moving Toward a New Paradigm in 2015

December 1, 2014

In the closing weeks of 2014, it’s a good time to look back and ruminate on what themes emerged throughout the past year. One intriguing...

Woodford Files: Why I Gave Up Meat; How to Protect Yourself from Influenza, Ebola, H1N1, and More

November 1, 2014

With temperatures dropping into the subzero range these days, we tend to retreat indoors and stuff ourselves with food that comforts and sedates us. For...

Woodford Files: Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth More than a $49 Billion ‘Cure’?

September 1, 2014

Time for Government to Wake Up Canada’s premiers concluded their annual conference on August 29 with a unanimous call for more funding from the feds...

Woodford Files: The 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: New sections added to Vitality: “Ask Us” and “Success Stories”

May 1, 2014

While hunkered down in the trenches of magazine production, it’s easy for us to lose sight of what’s going on out there in the real...

Top Five Strategies for Allergy Relief

May 1, 2014

Best Herbs, Homeopathics, and Lifestyle Changes As one of Ontario’s harshest winters on record gave way to an exceptionally cold spring, media pundits were predicting...

Woodford Files: Don Drummond’s Radical Prescription to Save the Healthcare System

March 1, 2014

As I write this column, I’m basking in the afterglow of a great acupuncture treatment that brought relief from back pain and mental strain. It...

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

February 1, 2014

 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...

Woodford Files: Message for the New Year

December 1, 2013

My favourite thing about the new year is the opportunity it brings to start over.  Having looked back at the mayhem and chaos that was...