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A HEALTHY VEGETARIAN FEAST

Pomegranate Tabouleh

A HEALTHY VEGETARIAN FEAST

How many times have you looked forward to a holiday feast, only to find yourself bloated and tired after overindulging in meat, cheese, and bread? It’s a common occurrence. But with the spices and herbs available from around the world, the vegetarian cook can create festive and energizing meals more easily than ever before.

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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 »

In becoming healthy and reversing the cancer process, many discover what it means to be fully alive

In becoming healthy and reversing the cancer process, many discover what it means to be fully alive

ALTERNATIVE CANCER THERAPY

I am naturopathic doctor (ND) with a clinical focus on natural and integrative cancer care. At every presentation I do, or conference I attend,... Read more »

Leaky gut syndrome, a bowel disorder, plays an important role in ADHD and other brain disorders

Leaky gut syndrome, a bowel disorder, plays an important role in ADHD and other brain disorders

KIDS ON DRUGS? – There’s a Better Approach to ADHD

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 »

Omega-3s increase the activity of white blood cells and protect the lungs from colds and 'flus

Omega-3s increase the activity of white blood cells and protect the lungs from colds and 'flus

My Top 10 Immune Boosting Supplements

 

In January of this year, Dr. Oz of TV fame (not to be confused with the Wizard of Oz) gave Piers Morgan of CNN a ‘flu shot right on air. A few days... 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 »

A two time breast cancer survivor, I’m cancer free, enjoying optimal health, and on no medication

A two time breast cancer survivor, I’m cancer free, enjoying optimal health, and on no medication

HOW I SURVIVED BREAST CANCER

This is a topic that’s close to my heart in more ways than one because I’m a two time breast cancer survivor. Over the past several years, I have effectively overcome my adversities through knowledge and acceptance. In the wise words of Eckhart Tolle, “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it,... Read more »

Healthy fats and oils are important for improving blood sugar balance

Healthy fats and oils are important for improving blood sugar balance

Balance Your Blood Sugar Naturally

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 »

Thyme and oregano are very effective herbs for coughs and other lung conditions

Thyme and oregano are very effective herbs for coughs and other lung conditions

A HERBALIST’S FAVOURITE HOME REMEDIES

Most people who use herbs and other natural remedies have certain favourites that they rely on when needed. However, one place often overlooked as a source of healing remedies is the kitchen cupboard. It’s good to know what healing tools we have available to us because we never know when we are going to need them; home remedies can help us to... Read more »

From Our Blogs

Woodford Files – Moving Toward a New Paradigm in 2015

by Julia Woodford

In the closing weeks of 2014, it’s a good time to look back and ruminate on what themes emerged throughout the past year. One intriguing trend was the accelerated emergence of dark secrets and hidden shadows into the light of day. As Kim Elkington comments in this month’s Sacred Journeys column: “We have bravely opened locked doors, and exposed... Read more »

Healthcare Advances

Whistleblowers, former Merck employees, will sue their former employer re: MMR vaccine controversy

Real progress almost always hurts somebody because it shakes up the status quo, thereby causing a lot of kicking and screaming... Read more »

TCM Mind/Body Health

Lana Marconi explains how the 4 seasons and 5 elements can help cultivate a healthy mind and body

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an ancient concept used today is Five Elements or Five Phases of Energetic Transformation.... Read more »

Holidays Homeopathy

Gaining emotional strength can change perception, and stop the grief some family members once caused

Last January, a number of my new patients sought help with various ailments such as headaches, digestive problems, anxiety,... Read more »

Vaccine Controversy

Most parents rarely know when their families are suffering from vaccine adverse events

The best data indicates that vaccine induced chronic disease is now of a magnitude that dwarfs almost all prior poisoning of... Read more »

Downey's Report

Sulforaphane, a chemical in cruciferous foods like broccoli, may impact autism spectrum disorders

VEGETABLE COMPOUND MAY IMPROVE AUTISM

A new study has found evidence that daily treatment with sulforaphane, a chemical found in... Read more »

Health & Government

Son: “Dad, I’m considering a career in organized crime.” Dad: “Government or private sector?” (Courtesy of HealthRanger)

Public... Read more »