Posts From Julia Woodford

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: 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: On The Health 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...

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: Love Your Local Farmer; Cool Down With Anti-Inflammatory Foods

July 1, 2013

This July/August issue has got to be one of Vitality magazine’s most popular issues of the year. Now in its 10th year, our Annual Guide to...

Woodford Files: On Bee-Killing Pesticides & Carcinogenic Parabens

June 1, 2013

With today’s ‘news’ agenda sometimes driven by the interests of media shareholders, we don’t always get the unbiased reporting that tells us what’s really going...

Woodford Files: My Big Fat Summer Detox Sure Wasn’t Pretty

April 1, 2013

When I look back over the past few months to what I did on my summer vacation, I realize what a grand adventure life can...

Woodford Files: Nourishing Body and Soul in Deep Winter

February 1, 2013

As I write this, it’s cold and dark outside as the city lays nestled under a blanket of winter. Imbolc, a pagan holiday on February...

Herbal Allies to Prevent and Treat Influenza and Colds

February 1, 2013

If you’re getting worried about the mini-epidemic of influenza that’s percolating in Ontario right now, and wondering how best to protect yourself or even treat...

Woodford Files: Remarkable Health Recoveries with GMO-Free Organic Diet

July 1, 2012

Yum! This is the season of the smoothie, that cool, delicious concoction which can nourish you down to your very toes. In Pat Crocker’s feature...

Woodford Files: The Song of Spring

May 1, 2012

The song of spring is echoing through our pages this month, bringing fresh ideas for attuning to the season. Since spring is an ideal time...

Woodford Files: Thelma and Louise captured the mood of our times

November 1, 2011

My favourite lines in the movie Thelma and Louise are spoken as they’re running from the law and headed for the Mexican border. They’ve been...

Woodford Files: Love Your Liver This Spring

May 1, 2011

The wild winds of spring are rocking the rafters as I write this column. It has been an exceptionally chaotic change of season this year...

Cilantro and Clay Detox

May 1, 2011

In his newly released book, Radical Healing: 2nd Ed., (Himalayan Institute Press), Rudolph Ballentine includes a comprehensive chapter on detoxification, drawing from Ayurveda, homeopathy, and...

Chia Seed: Aztec Superfood Boosts Energy and Endurance

May 1, 2011

What’s behind the surging popularity of chia seed? According to nutritional writer Charlotte Bradley, chia grain was “originally grown in Mexico and the Southwest between...