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16 Apr
For many people across North America, allergy season is just around the corner. Symptoms of an airborne allergy range from mild irritation of the eyes and a runny nose to complete congestion of the sinuses, sneezing, itchy eyes and mouth, asthma symptoms, throat and sleeping problems, accompanied by fatigue and irritability. Given the diverse nature of the North American continent, from desert to coastal, from tropical to arctic, pollen season can occur all year round. You can...
13 Apr
Have you ever watched an injury happen? It can feel like watching a slow-motion video. That’s what happened to our family while out at the cottage last summer. We were all enjoying a fun summer splash with a rope swing when my husband Alan climbed up high into the tree and did a beautiful swing, leaping into the water. 

My sister-in-law Deanna was up next. She was brave so she climbed as high as Alan and launched herself off the branch. As the rope tightened, she fell 3 feet...
04 Apr
Oil Pulling is an ancient yogic practice, recorded 1,500 years ago in the early Ayurvedic text, Charaka Samhita. Oil Pulling is a way to clean your gums and teeth by rinsing your mouth with oil. Don’t swallow the oil, because it now contains all the microbes, toxins and mucous it collected in your mouth! Oil Pulling therapy has been shown to strengthen teeth, gums and jaw, and can prevent bad breath, bleeding gums, dry throat, cracked lips and tooth decay (by killing the...
21 Mar
What is a sprout? It is essentially a baby plant. When soaked in water, a seed germinates. Germination allows the plant to come out of hibernation and reach its full growth potential. When you eat sprouts, you are eating the plant at the peak of its growth spurt and therefore benefit from the extra enzymes and nutrition it creates during rapid growth. I like to think you are borrowing its vitality! Raw nuts, seeds, beans and grains have enzyme inhibitors on their surface called ...
17 Mar
  This is not an endorsement to drink excessively but I am often asked the question, "How do you cure a hangover?" during celebrations such as St. Patrick's Day. Joyce Brothers once said, “Shopping on credit is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift... The hangover comes the day after.” Instead of holding your head, moaning the morning after, these quick and easy foods will help reduce or prevent the pain of over indulgence.    Problem:...
07 Mar
  Have you ever arrived after a long flight and thought you looked older? Flying can beat up on the body, so here are some remedies to help you arrive refreshed and energized!     Travel Trouble #1: Dehydration causing constipation and deeper wrinkles.     The pressurized, dry air in planes can quickly 'dehydrate' your body tissues causing dry skin, fatigue, constipation, poor concentration amongst other things.   Tip 1: Skip the Plane Food. The...
28 Feb
If your nails are thin and break easily, it may have to do with your diet. Learn what you can eat or drink to get your nails strong and shiny!   #1: Dry, brittle nails Lack of vitamin A and calcium causes dryness and brittleness.   Solution: Drink carrot juice, high in v itamin A and calcium is excellent for strengthening nails.   #2: Hangnails Lack of protein, folic acid and vitamin C causes hangnails.     Solution: Eat a...
27 Feb
    You want a secret to preserving your health? It turns out that the traditional methods of preserving food is teaming with health benefits. People the world over have enjoyed fermented foods for its tangy flavour well before refrigeration keep food from spoiling. Being Ukrainian, I was raised watching my grandma making sauerkraut from scratch. Indians enjoy a pre-dinner yogurt drink called lassi. All of Asia enjoys pickled fermentations of cabbage, turnips, cucumbers,...
20 Feb
It is my guess that nearly everyone knows someone who has had his or her gallbladder removed. At one point, the medical community thought it did not have a big role in the body, so it has become common practice to take it out at any sign of trouble. However, the gallbladder ensures you can digest your food correctly, and those who have their gallbladder taken out often suffer from chronic digestive complaints like bloating, diarrhea and weight gain around the waist.

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13 Feb
Are you looking for a playful and natural way to spice up your Valentine Day? Here are few suggestions to get you in the mood.   Ginger Root Just hearing the Latin name for ginger, Zingiber, sounds sexy. The famous physician Avicenna noted that this gnarly rhizome ‘increased lustful yearnings,’ and Madame du Barry, an official royal mistress to King Louis XV, served ginger to all her lovers (and herself) to assure their seduction. Today, ginger is well documented to...