Published January 2015

Immune-Boosting Chicken Soup

This is a great soup to make during cold and flu season. Feel free to add any vegetables you prefer. Diced yams or winter squash are an excellent addition, so are finely chopped hot peppers. You can also replace the napa cabbage with either green or savoy cabbage. Tip: Use 16 cups of water for […]

Published January 2015

The Brain-Grain Connection

How Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Can Harm Your Nervous System Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND RAc Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disease that affects the digestive process of the small intestine in around 1% of the population.  When a person who has celiac consumes gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, the individual’s […]

Published January 2015

Striking a Balance with Progesterone

Dr Deirdre O’Neill, ND Hormones are all about balance. Their role is as messenger to turn on or off a cell’s activity. When it comes to progesterone, its effects are far reaching. Progesterone can affect a woman on physical, behavioural and emotional levels. Progesterone is produced in the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Its release […]

Published December 2014

Why do I feel worse when I’m trying to get better?

Written by Dr. Julie Moore, ND   A Herxheimer Reaction is a temporary worsening of symptoms following treatment for certain infections. Also know as a ‘Herx’ or a ‘Die-off’ reaction, it is caused by the release of endotoxins from bacteria that have been lysed by antibiotics or the immune system leading to additional inflammatory symptoms. […]

Published December 2014

Savvy substitutions for healthier holiday baking

Written by Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND   Are you and your family smitten with home baked goods? There are numerous tasty ways to elevate the nutritional content of your baking. The winter/holiday season of festing followed by resolutions to have a healthier year ahead is the perfect time to get savvy to some of the tricks […]