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KALE CUISINE

Kale reduces the risk of heart disease, improves blood glucose and lowers high blood pressure

KALE CUISINE

When I was a kid, my grandma was always quipping that “kale is good for whatever ails you,” which is why we cultivated row upon row of the hardy plant in our backyard garden. Kale belongs to the ‘brassica’ family and thus is related to broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, collard greens, and mustard.

Recent studies have cited... Read more »

Continued fear of infectious diseases disempowers informed healthcare choices

Continued fear of infectious diseases disempowers informed healthcare choices

MEASLES HYSTERIA

As we’re all aware, the bitter debate about vaccine resistance in both mainstream and social media has been escalating, as has the call for... Read more »

Conventional medicine couldn’t help, but natural medicine has changed my life

Conventional medicine couldn’t help, but natural medicine has changed my life

How I Cured My Leaky Gut

Ask me what I wanted to do with my life when I was a kid, and I would have told you I was going to help those in need across the world. Ask me now,... Read more »

Glutathione, the body's most effective antioxidant, can help prevent aging and chronic diseases

Glutathione, the body's most effective antioxidant, can help prevent aging and chronic diseases

SUPERNUTRIENTS FOR LONGEVITY

“Longevity means having a chronic disease – and taking care of it.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

In my integrative medical practice I am often asked: “Is... Read more »

Natural therapies alongside chemo, radiation or surgery lessen side effects, provide better outcomes

Natural therapies alongside chemo, radiation or surgery lessen side effects, provide better outcomes

ALTERNATIVE CANCER THERAPY PART II

Cancer rates are increasing throughout the developed world and current treatment approaches are not effectively changing this trend. More and more... Read more »

Vitamin C boosts the immune system by stimulating antibody production; the result: death for Ebola

Vitamin C boosts the immune system by stimulating antibody production; the result: death for Ebola

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE COMING PLAGUES

Viral infections like the H1N1 ‘flu, bird ‘flu, West Nile virus, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Ebola, Entero-virus D68, and many others... Read more »

Bitter tasting dandelion leaves work to stimulate the liver and gallbladder, thereby improving diges

Bitter tasting dandelion leaves work to stimulate the liver and gallbladder, thereby improving diges

SPRING DETOX with Wild Herbs and Weeds

There are many ways to detoxify the body, and for a herbalist the favourite strategy involves medicinal plants. From my perspective, weeds and wild herbs are the best. With the snow gone and winter finally over, the green starting to appear isn’t just grass, but includes all those plants bursting with energy and waiting to help us. When I speak to... Read more »

Phytoestrogens mimic the benefits of estrogen therapy: increasing bone density, good HDL cholesterol

Phytoestrogens mimic the benefits of estrogen therapy: increasing bone density, good HDL cholesterol

HEALING WITH SPROUTS

When you eat sprouts, you are consuming the bio-electric twinkle of life. Spring is a good time to plug in your body and get charged up with the spark of living foods.

For a long time, we’ve known that sprouts are very healthy. As baby vegetables, they tend to be nutritionally concentrated. In fact, the seed contains everything the new plant needs... Read more »

Homemade cough syrup with sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, 
borage, and ginger can ease a cough

Homemade cough syrup with sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, borage, and ginger can ease a cough

Old World Cures for Late Winter Ailments

When I was a kid growing up in the rural woods of Muskoka, my grandma had a cure for almost every common ailment. Folks would come from miles around to seek her advice for treating their health complaints. As a girl, I took as much pride in grandma’s doctoring skills as she did, for I was the one who helped tend her herb gardens and trek through... Read more »

Enzymes perform every function required for our daily activities and are needed to keep us alive

Enzymes perform every function required for our daily activities and are needed to keep us alive

ENZYME POWER

“Enzyme preservation is the secret to health.” ~ Ann Wigmore

Enzymes possess special life energy-transferring properties, unlike any other factor in our diet. By understanding the ‘enzyme concept’ it becomes clear how easy it is to boost vitality.

The heat used by modern cooking and pasteurization or irradiation destroys virtually all enzymes in... Read more »

Antiviral herbs, along with immune stimulants, help in treatment of viral infections like influenza

Antiviral herbs, along with immune stimulants, help in treatment of viral infections like influenza

Surviving and Thriving in a World Full of Viruses

The recent Ebola outbreak has brought the issue of a potential viral pandemic back into the public’s awareness. As scary as Ebola is, the likelihood of a global pandemic is relatively low because it’s a slowly mutating virus and not easily transmitted between humans. It was  the poverty, poor sanitation, and insufficient medical resources in... Read more »

From Our Blogs

Woodford Files – Easy and Delicious Spring Detoxing

by Julia Woodford

Now that April is upon us, the spring season has gained glorious momentum with birds singing and rivers running fast. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, they say that each organ system has an emotion and a season intimately connected to it. In spring, chi rises in the liver just as sap rises in the trees. Since spring is considered as ‘liver... Read more »

Aspirin Alternatives

Proponents of daily aspirin use offer false hope for prevention and treatment of heart disease, etc.

“I now realize that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache.” ~ Paul McCartney

In May 2014, the U.S.... Read more »

TCM for Hair Loss

Alopecia areata (AA), an indicator that all is not right with the blood, is best treated right away

Patchy baldness, also known as Alopecia areata (AA), is a fairly uncommon but troubling type of inflammatory hair loss. The... Read more »

Homeopathy for IBS

An individualized homeopathic remedy can unblock stagnant energy helping the body to becoming whole

Digestion is the complex process of transforming the food we eat into energy needed for growth, repair, and maintenance of body... Read more »

Measles: Alternative

By suppressing fever, our immune system’s ally, we set ourselves up for longer and repeated illness

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the measles. The media and doctors alike have given us much to fear. We are... Read more »

Downey's Report

Research shows one cup of blueberries a day can reduce blood pressure and hardening of the arteries

Blueberries Can Reduce High Blood Pressure

Researchers have found that eating one cup of blueberries a day can reduce blood... Read more »

Community News

Manda Aufochs Gillespie, aka The Green Mama, will be speaking at the Green Living Show March 27 & 28

The Green Mama is Coming to the Green Living Show

Manda Aufochs Gillespie, aka The Green Mama, who is author of Green Mama:... Read more »