Posts From Michael Vertolli, RH

Red Raspberry: Herbal Ally Strengthens and Tones the Heart, Respiratory Tract and Reproductive System

June 1, 2007

June is an amazing month in Ontario. It tends to be the time of year when everything is incredibly lush and at its greenest. Life...

Summer First Aid: Herbal Essentials for Outdoor Living

May 1, 2007

Now that the warm weather is here most of us will be spending more time outdoors, playing, working or just hanging around. All of this...

Heavenly Horsetail: One of the First Signs of Spring

April 1, 2007

I enjoy every season, but as a student of nature and a herbalist I have to admit I love spring the most – observing the...

Herbs for the Mind

September 1, 2006

Find Relief from Anxiety, Depression, and Stress with Allies from the Plant Kingdom September is a great time of year. Summer is winding down and...

Sun Savvy

July 1, 2006

Benefit from Sun without the Skin Cancer Summer is a great time of year. Days are long, everything is growing and changing at an incredible...

News Briefs – June 2006

June 1, 2006

Saturated Fat: More Risks Uncovered Recent studies serve as a reminder to eat less saturated fat. Previously, experts warned against saturated fat because of its...

Healthy Weight Loss

June 1, 2006

Arm Yourself with Time Tested Principles for Speeding Up Metabolism and Boosting Digestive Fire I am often asked what I believe to be the most...

English Thyme

May 1, 2006

Common Kitchen Herb is a Potent Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Viral, and Anti-Bacterial Medicine I have often written about how some of the most incredible healing herbs grow...

Thyroid Therapy

March 1, 2006

Foods and Herbs to Nourish this Hardworking Master Gland Stress is something that we have learned to accept in modern Western society. It has become...

Cholesterol Cure

February 1, 2006

Simple Diet, Lifestyle, and Herbal Measures During the recent election campaign the various party proposals on health care clearly indicated that none of the parties...

ABCs of Immunity

December 1, 2005

Effective Ways to Fortify Yourself Against Winter Colds and Influenzas One of the more interesting developments of the early 21st century is that our health...

Goldenseal

September 1, 2005

A Threatened Species in the Wild, this Herb Is Now Emerging as a Valuable Organically-Grown Medicine As an herbalist, I am painfully aware of how...

The Role of Herbs in Treating Cancer

July 1, 2005

Of all of the afflictions that plague humankind, there is none that is associated with greater fear than cancer. No matter how strong-willed or optimistic...

Coltsfoot – Friendly Neighbourhood Herb

May 1, 2005

Helps Heal Inflammation of Lungs, Eyes, and Bowels It’s late March and I’m in front of my computer working on an early draft of this...

MARVELLOUS MILKWEED

September 1, 2004

This Sun Worshipping ‘Weed’ Provides Food for Monarch Butterflies and Potent Herbal Medicine for Humans When we take a walk in the open fields in...

COMFREY

July 1, 2004

Revered by Folk Medicine, Banned by Medical Experts, What is the Real Truth About this Powerful Medicinal Plant? When European settlers came to Canada, out...