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HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

Vegetarian Haven's 'Buddha’s Delight' blends shiitake mushrooms, snow peas, water chestnuts and more

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

According to Chinese astrologers, the 2015 Chinese New Year will herald a new era of heightened public awareness about protecting our fragile environment and embracing a cleaner and greener lifestyle. Commencing on February 19 this year, the Year of the Goat will also bring a renewed personal commitment to healthy living and... Read more »

Conventional medicine couldn’t help me, but natural medicine has made a huge difference in my health

Conventional medicine couldn’t help me, but natural medicine has made a huge difference in my health

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

From Our Blogs

Woodford Files – The Healthy Debate Around Vaccines

by Julia Woodford

Wow, we’re only two months into 2015, and it’s been a sizzling year already. In the health community, the controversy around vaccinations is raging, with passionate voices speaking out on all sides of the debate. After we broke the story last month about research linking vaccines to autism, both Helke Ferrie and Vitality received a barrage of... Read more »

Vanessa's Law Passed

David Carmichael talks with Health Minister Rona Ambrose about the need for integrative medicine

Our not-for-profit organization, known as People’s Right to Integrative Medicine (PRIM), defines integrative medicine as a... 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

Coenzyme Q10: a cost effective way to reduce heart disease risk in those who had a low birth weight?

Supplement Cuts Cardiac Risk in Those Born with Low Birth Weight

A study has concluded that a simple supplement may be a cost... Read more »

Community News

Jaconello Health Centre celebrates their 35th Anniversary with an Open House on February 21

Change of Venue - Dr. Zoltan Rona Presentation

Dr. Zoltan Rona's March 25th presentation on 'Managing ADHD with Dietary &... Read more »