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NATURAL HEALTH | Strength with Superfoods: Kombucha

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength with Superfoods: Kombucha

By Devon Chappell – Strange, what is it!? Kombucha! A rejuvenating health elixir many of you may have heard of before. If you’ve tasted it you probably either loved it or found it wasn’t for you. If you loved it you may now be brewing your own at home or maybe you’ve even gone to […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Dandelion: Nature’s Nutritional Powerhouse

NATURAL HEALTH | Dandelion: Nature’s Nutritional Powerhouse

By Kristin Lehar – It seems like only yesterday the tree buds burst open with the first greens of the year, temperatures finally allowed for open windows during the nights, and weeds started popping up everywhere. The last jar of fermented vegetables from the previous year’s harvest marked the end of a cycle and I […]

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Choose Organic for Kids and Lower their Exposure to Pesticides

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Choose Organic for Kids and Lower their Exposure to Pesticides

By Erin Hitchcock- As a mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old, with another child on the way this spring, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the number of pesticides to which our kids are exposed. Parenting can be hard work and doing things the right way all of the time can feel impossible, especially when a […]

NATURAL HEALTH | The Art of Getting Sick: Becoming a Mindful & Empowered Patient

NATURAL HEALTH | The Art of Getting Sick: Becoming a Mindful & Empowered Patient

By Ciel Patenaude — It’ s not likely that many of us will escape the winter season without getting the cold and/or flu at some point. Maybe it hits us early (and hard, as it has been for some people locally already), or maybe we will make it almost to spring before getting knocked out, but it’s […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Ginger Tea for Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Ginger Tea for Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc — Often when looking for natural therapies patients turn to complicated exotic treatments. By doing this it is easy to forget about some of the more basic treatments that are also effective. A more complicated treatment plan is not necessarily more effective. A simple yet relatively unknown cancer treatment is […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods: Wheatgrass Love

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods: Wheatgrass Love

By Devon Chappell Grass: it cushions bare feet, the games of children, and sometimes even lovers. We all recognize the external enjoyment we get from that lovely, green, growing carpet, but what can it do for you internally? Ever wanted to roll around on that freshly cut lawn just to have that lovely scent surround your […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods: Glory days goji berry

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods: Glory days goji berry

By Devon Chappell —   Well, ladies and gentlemen, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, farmers, friends, and other fine folk! Spring has arrived, evolved, and seems to be turning into another glorious sunshine-filled summer. Some of us will have been preparing for this by trying to recover our “beach bods,” while others of us have kept eating clean […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods – Maca: Fit for life, aid for pleasure

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods – Maca: Fit for life, aid for pleasure

By Devon Chappell — “When maca is consumed the spirits are close. Maca draws in spirits to be birthed.” — Traditional Andean shamans(pacos)             Individuals seeking zest and craving an active attitude towards life often swear by the power of food to guide their well-being nutritionally, medicinally, and religiously. No matter the situation, obstacles, or […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Heat: The Achilles Heel of Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Heat: The Achilles Heel of Cancer

  By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc —  It is a well established fact that cancer cells are vulnerable to heat. On a cellular level it makes intuitive sense that cancer cells would be sensitive to heat. Normal cells are spatially arranged so that heat can be distributed evenly and they will not divide if they […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Cooking for Dragons: Not for the faint of heart, but quite an adventure

NATURAL HEALTH | Cooking for Dragons: Not for the faint of heart, but quite an adventure

  By Corinne Stromsten — Our adventures began many years ago when my children were just wee babes. My daughter Emily suffered from colic, eczema, and digestive issues. With the help of a naturopath the causes were pinpointed. She was found to have many food intolerances. I, too, was tested, and much to my surprise […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Stepping Up or Numbing Out: The importance of self-discovery

NATURAL HEALTH | Stepping Up or Numbing Out: The importance of self-discovery

  By Ciel Patenaude– We human beings will do just about anything to avoid really looking at ourselves, at our true selves. We will go to no ends to avoid really seeing and understanding our emotional damages and how they shape our lives—and what we can do about them. We will shop, eat, drink, drug, […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Exercise and Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Exercise and Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc —  Everyone has heard that exercise is good for your well being. Exercise has been shown to boost mood and increase energy levels. Patients who regularly exercise are statistically less likely to develop a number of very serious health conditions. The effectiveness of exercise is not debated in the medical […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Naturopathic Medicine and Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Naturopathic Medicine and Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc — Naturopathic medicine has a wide range of tools that can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine to effectively treat cancer. Many people have this underlying assumption that naturopathic treatments are not “evidence based” because otherwise their oncologist would have recommended them. The truth is that many of these […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Dreamhealer: Quantum Realities

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Dreamhealer: Quantum Realities

By Lisa Bland — Dear Readers, I can’t believe we’ve already entered the heart of winter and the shortest, darkest days of the year. Although it’s been fairly moderate so far, it still seems like the change in the weather dropped in out of the blue. The scramble for winter tires, snow shovels, snow scrapers, […]