On the way to work one day recently, I saw a bright sandwich billboard that read, “Do You Suffer From ADHD? Naturopathic Medicine Can Help.” The... Read more »
Unsat Fats with Nitrate-Rich Veggies Lower Blood Pressure
New findings indicate that a diet combining unsaturated fats with nitrite-rich vegetables... Read more »
“Nearly all men die of their medicines, not of their diseases.” - J.B. Moliere, French playwright
The massive heart attack which took the life of... Read more »
Xenoestrogens are a group of environmental chemicals which mimic estrogen in the body. Excessive estrogen levels, either natural or synthetic,... Read more »
Calendula officinalis, also known as Pot marigold or Poet’s marigold, has a longstanding place in history for its medicinal value and infusive properties. Since antiquity, calendula flowers have been used for many maladies: by the Egyptians who applied strong infusions to heal wounds (anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial); through the Middle Ages... Read more »
(The following is an excerpt from The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North; Aroma Borealis Press; 2011; adapted for publication in Vitality Magazine)
Funnily enough, the word “nettle” made its way into the English language as part of the folk expression, “What the nettle!” probably because that is what you say after being... Read more »
The following is an excerpt from POWER PLANTS: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; to be released April 2014
Native to the Mediterranean, lavender is well known for its sweet, penetrating aroma. Many soaps, perfumes, detergents, and cleaning agents contain lavender, and the association of lavender with... Read more »
Did You Know…?
A green tea compound known as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, has been found to help prevent the mis-folding of proteins in the brain that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Naturopathic Treatment Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Researchers have found that counseling and treatment... Read more »
There are many chronic health issues that can result from our tendency to overindulge – whether in too much of the same thing or in things that just aren’t good for us. It doesn’t help that our economic system is all about figuring out innovative ways to encourage and exploit this human tendency in order to make a profit.
A regular cycle of... Read more »
From Our Blogs
Canada’s premiers concluded their annual conference on August 29 with a unanimous call for more funding from the feds to meet the growing demand for health care services. With an aging population and rising rates of chronic disease, provincial budgets are sinking into deficit. According to the National Post, Ontario currently allocates about $49... Read more »