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The Wonderful World of Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a useful remedy for insomnia, constipation, muscle cramps, anxiety, and more

The Wonderful World of Vinegar

Call me a sourpuss, if you will, but I love vinegar and can’t imagine a day going by without calling upon one type or another for cooking, curing, or cleaning purposes. Vinegar gets its name from the Latin vinum acetum, or “wine turned sour”, and is one of the oldest condiments in the world. It is believed to have been... Read more »

Nutrients such as phosphatidyl-choline, 5-HTP, & L-Tyrosine have been invaluable for Lyme sufferers

Nutrients such as phosphatidyl-choline, 5-HTP, & L-Tyrosine have been invaluable for Lyme sufferers

Nutrients for Improving Cognitive Function in Lyme Disease Patients

When I first became ill with chronic Lyme disease in 2004, I could barely read books, never mind write them, as I do now. I left a fiction novel... Read more »

Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson founded the Health Recovery Center for treating alcoholism & drug addiction

Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson founded the Health Recovery Center for treating alcoholism & drug addiction

Depression-Free Naturally

Taking prescription antidepressants, downing a couple bottles of booze, shooting up or sniffing street drugs – all of these can ultimately let loose... 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

TREATING ARTHRITIS NATURALLY: Osteo versus Rheumatoid

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 »

Low blood sugar, caused by a combination of sugar and caffeine, is a common cause of sleep disorders

Low blood sugar, caused by a combination of sugar and caffeine, is a common cause of sleep disorders

HELP FOR INSOMNIA

When I entered medical practice in 1978, there was no such thing as a Sleep Disorder Clinic. Yet the past 38 years have changed all that with waiting... Read more »

Now that we have nutraceutical technology, the potential for beauty is unlimited

Now that we have nutraceutical technology, the potential for beauty is unlimited

Feed Your Beauty

If you want to increase your odds of staying youthful, and reverse the factors that are causing your body to age, then I have some helpful advice. Now that we have nutraceutical technology, the potential for beauty is unlimited. Indeed, the ability to turn back our ‘biological clock’ has never been more available.

When you learn about the... Read more »

To ensure healthy and optimal digestion, we must support our digestive ‘fire’, says Julie Daniluk

To ensure healthy and optimal digestion, we must support our digestive ‘fire’, says Julie Daniluk

Stoke Your Digestive Fire to Boost Your Energy and Clear Inflammation

As the raw food movement gains enthusiasts worldwide, you will often hear them say that raw food is best for health because it is highest in nutrients. Technically, this is correct because raw food is higher in enzymes and vitamins than processed food. But for those with digestive problems, the nutrients in raw food can be hard to absorb and... Read more »

20+ different bioactive compounds are found in chaga mushrooms, some with activity against cancer

20+ different bioactive compounds are found in chaga mushrooms, some with activity against cancer

Chaga Mushroom and Cancer

“He could not imagine any greater joy than to go away into the woods for months on end, to break off this chaga, crumble it, boil it up on a campfire, drink it and get well like an animal.... Just as a dog goes to search for some mysterious grass that will save him….” (from Cancer Ward, by the Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn)

The scientific... 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 »

Lavender is an aromatic herb that has a mild tonic influence on the female reproductive system

Lavender is an aromatic herb that has a mild tonic influence on the female reproductive system

Uterine Fibroids and PCOS

One of the unfortunate realities of life in the 21st century is the increase in occurrence of chronic diseases. The increasing levels of stress associated with our modern lifestyle and environmental toxicity can impact our lives in many significant ways.

Of particular concern is the influence of these factors on the health of our nervous and... Read more »

From Our Blogs

Woodford Files: The Healing Power of Nature; Apple Cider Vinegar for Arthritis; Magnesium for ADHD

by Julia Woodford

Celebrities and even politicians are growing ever more enchanted with the healing power of nature

Spring flowers are sprouting like mad these days, and so too is public interest in natural health. With celebrities and politicians growing ever more enchanted with the healing power of nature, the future looks bright for holistic therapies from East and West. Even our own Prime Minister revealed his use of Traditional Chinese Medicine when he... Read more »

MD's Expert Opinion

Whole food supplements high in calcium and magnesium are made from wheatgrass, chlorella, spirulina

(Editor’s note: Last month we published the first part of Dr. Rona’s list of ‘Top Ten Nutrition Myths’. This month we bring you... Read more »

Health News

The combination of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria probiotics helps maintain the immune system

PROBIOTIC COMBO CURBS SPRING ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

New research shows that a probiotic combination may reduce hay fever symptoms, if... Read more »

Magnesium for ADHD

Supplementation with magnesium appears to be very helpful for alleviating hyperactivity in children

Magnesium deficiency is found more frequently in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than in healthy... Read more »

Best Breakfast

Start your day with a breakfast rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and fibre

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” (Adelle Davis, 1904 – 1974)

This time-honoured wisdom... Read more »

Community News

On May 18, Angela Ysseldyk will give a talk on natural strategies for hormone balancing

Free Lectures at The Big Carrot

Every Thursday evening, the Big Carrot natural food market hosts free lectures by a variety of... Read more »

Lyme Disease Update

If you have suffered from Lyme Disease, you are likely feeling frustrated by the fed's back-pedaling

“A Lyme diagnosis is a clinical diagnosis when you make it, and then it becomes a political statement. It is the 300-pound... Read more »