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"Carobark" blends coconut crystals with nuts, berries, carob powder for a low glycemic festive treat

Sweet Solutions

Are you hosting a holiday party for guests who are diabetic or counting calories? Are you following a Ketogenic Diet (low carb / moderate protein / high fat), or eating to prevent cancer and other diseases? Or are you simply cutting carbs in an effort to improve your immunity?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions... Read more »

Top 10 Nutrients to Get You Through The Holiday Season

Every year around the holidays, your social calendar fills up and you’re tempted to eat and drink indiscriminately away from home. Office parties and... Read more »

What you can do to boost your immune system against common bugs and the 'flu

What you can do to boost your immune system against common bugs and the 'flu

Boost Your Defences Against the ‘Flu

According to my recollection, last year at about this time at least a dozen of my patients contracted influenza shortly after getting the ‘flu shot.... Read more »

Food allergies may be a hidden cause of chronic inflammation in joints

Food allergies may be a hidden cause of chronic inflammation in joints

ARTHRITIS

Joint pain is a common complaint that shows up at the doctor’s office every day. Arthritis is a general term meaning inflammation in the joints. Is... Read more »

Prebiotics help gut fermentation to take place; probiotics stimulate the growth of helpful bacteria

Prebiotics help gut fermentation to take place; probiotics stimulate the growth of helpful bacteria

The Link Between Obesity and the Human Microbiome

“In 2002, 231 million Europeans attempted some form of diet. Of these, only one per cent will achieve permanent weight loss.” ~ From a confidential... Read more »

Vitamin C, B5, Quercetin, and NAC are among nutrients recommended for relieving summer allergies

Vitamin C, B5, Quercetin, and NAC are among nutrients recommended for relieving summer allergies

My Top 5 Summer Survival Strategies

 “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”  ~ John Steinbeck, “Travels with Charley: In Search of... Read more »

It is quite possible to treat sinus infections quickly and effectively with Chinese herbal formulas

It is quite possible to treat sinus infections quickly and effectively with Chinese herbal formulas

Autumn is Lung Season

As the humid days of summer give way to the brittle, dry air of fall, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners begin to turn their attention to the lungs and their associated functions. Fall is the season of the lungs, presenting both a vulnerability (i.e. the onset of respiratory infections), as well as an opportunity to strengthen and nourish... Read more »

Goldenseal

As an herbalist, I am painfully aware of how important it is that the herbs I use and recommend are harvested and grown in an ecologically sound manner, both to ensure that they are available for future generations and out of respect for the other living beings with whom we share this amazing planet.

There are a number of ways that we can... Read more »

NOURISH YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
~ Confucius

There are many definitions of beauty, but what this article will deal with is the beauty that comes from the optimum health of one’s skin. Indeed, skin health determines beauty. We all want the best complexion, free of wrinkles and blemishes, and I believe that is something that can be... Read more »

Calendula Officinalis is an herb that is available in ointment form, suitable for treating wounds

Calendula Officinalis is an herb that is available in ointment form, suitable for treating wounds

Herbal Essentials for Outdoor Living

Now that the warm weather is here, most of us will be spending a lot more time outdoors playing, working or just hanging around. All of this outdoor activity is not without its perils. Cuts and scrapes, bites and stings, bruises and strains, sunburn; you name it, it’s bound to happen at some point. This month I will be focusing on some of the... Read more »

Among its many benefits, Chickweed is used to treat eczema

Among its many benefits, Chickweed is used to treat eczema

CHICKWEED AND NETTLES

Spring is a great time to watch your greens grow. The aesthetically beautiful Chickweed and potent Stinging Nettle are two great additions to your garden — and life — to incorporate this season. Watch the Chickweed blossom into beautiful star-shaped flowers, while producing a powerful punch of vitamins and minerals.

Stinging nettle is also filled... Read more »

From Our Blogs

Woodford Files - On BREXIT, CETA, and Natural Health Product Regulations

by Julia Woodford

After toiling in the trenches of editorial prepress for the past several weeks, and previewing the articles that will run in our November issue, I was reminded how fortunate we are to have such great writers. Every month, these researchers and health professionals bring the latest news on the politics of health, the best techniques for disease... Read more »

Healthy News Briefs

In one study, white willow bark proved to be the most potent plant extract for delaying aging

SIX EXTRACTS HOLD KEYS TO DELAYING AGING AND DISEASE

A newly released study indicates that six previously identified plant... Read more »

Success Story

Margarete Jentschura, 103, visits her family-owned health food store in Muenster, Germany every day.

(Editor’s note: We were amazed when we heard that Margarete Jentschura still visits her family-owned health food store in... Read more »

BREXIT AND CETA

It has now become clear that our regulatory authorities are in sync with Big Pharma's agenda

“The times they are a-changin’…”

(Nobel laureate Bob Dylan’s 1964 song)

Among the core issues within the current drama around the... Read more »

Vertigo and A-fib

Homeopathy is a powerful yet gentle medicine that can help to heal the root cause of A-fib

“My heart flip-flops every time I lie down on my right side”; “I feel as though my heart is pounding against my rib cage”;

“My... Read more »

Uterine Fibroids

As many as 25% of women of reproductive age are known to have uterine fibroids. But it is hard to say for sure how many women... Read more »

Loving Yourself

We need to know who and how we are so we can build loving, kind relationships that last

“God sleeps in stones,breathes in plants,

dreams in animals, and awakens in human beings.”         Hindu saying

Taking the... Read more »