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Refreshing Rice Paper Rolls

Colourful Quinoa Rice Paper Rolls are light, tasty, and sure to be a hit at your next summer party

Refreshing Rice Paper Rolls

I love serving delicious, delightfully pretty rice paper rolls on a hot summer day. These rolls are especially suitable for entertaining on the patio or packing into a picnic basket and “eating out of hand.” Rooted in Vietnamese cuisine, they are light, gluten-free, and super healthy to boot! Best of all, these versatile wraps... Read more »

Progesterone is one of the most important hormones secreted by the adrenal gland

Progesterone is one of the most important hormones secreted by the adrenal gland

Adrenal Stress ~ And What To Do About It

Are you stressed out?  Chronically tired? Allergies getting worse instead of better?  Catching one infection after the next despite a good diet? ... Read more »

"Love Your Liver Tonic" contains a blend of vegetables that will have your liver smiling in no time

Boost Your Breast Health for Summer

The World Health Organization has reported that breast cancer is by far the most frequent cancer found among women, with an estimated 1.67 million... 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 »

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 »

These golden flowers are easy and rewarding to grow, flavourful and full of medicinal virtues

These golden flowers are easy and rewarding to grow, flavourful and full of medicinal virtues

CALENDULA

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 »

Black elder flower is one of the most effective herbs for treating hay fever symptoms

Black elder flower is one of the most effective herbs for treating hay fever symptoms

Suffering From Summer Allergies? Elder Flower to the Rescue

June is one of my favourite months. In our part of the world, it is the month when everything is the most green and lush. This is when our temperate woodlands resemble the lushness of a tropical rainforest.

Spending time in nature is important throughout the year. Almost every aspect of our culture and lifestyle tends to cut us off from nature,... 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 »

From Our Blogs

Woodford Files: Why Organics Hold the Solution to Canada’s Skyrocketing Cancer Rates

by Julia Woodford

In this issue of Vitality, we give you evidence of the link between cancer and certain chemicals

(OPINION PIECE)  According to a new report from the Canadian Cancer Society nearly one in every two Canadians is now expected to receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, and one in four Canadians will die from the disease. The report further stated that, in 2017, an estimated 206,200 Canadians will be diagnosed with some form of cancer and... Read more »

On Lyme Disease

In addition to preventing tick bites, the best defence against Lyme is a strong immune system

I like to spend these summer days happily working outside in the bush harvesting plants for Algonquin Tea Company. I am also... Read more »

Latest Health News

Resveratrol is a natural compound found in red wine, peanuts, berries, and the skin of red grapes

RESVERATROL REDUCES ARTERY STIFFNESS IN DIABETICS

Scientists have reported that resveratrol may reduce artery stiffness in people... Read more »

Health Impact: GMOs

In 2015, the Int Agency for Research in Cancer declared Roundup to be a probable carcinogen

People are getting smarter, science is getting louder, courts around the world are defying corporations, and consumer choices are... Read more »

Tips: Stay Hydrated!

Tristar Hydration Supremacy is an ideal sports drink formula with electrolytes, potassium, sodium

You’re going to the gym to sweat buckets on a near daily basis, or perhaps you’re a frequent jogger. What drink do you consume to... 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 »

Raising Healthy Kids

To improve fertility rates and kids' health, increased access to clean food, air, water is needed

(Opinion piece by Helke Ferrie)

In the late 1990s, a scientist from the World Health Organization (WHO) presented a computer... Read more »