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Labrador tea can calm the mind

The other day, a friend gave me a small bottle of an infused oil made with flowers from Labrador tea.

Early last summer, walking in the forests west of Rocky, she picked the sweetly scented flowers, put them in a jar and covered them with oil. Then she gently heated the oil to infuse it with the flower’s perfume. READ

Medical pot industry takes root in Alberta, Health Canada approves grow licence

Canada’s growing medical marijuana industry is taking root in Alberta. READ

Your bowel condition could be killing you

“All diseases begin in the gut.” — Hippocrates When does the future become now? READ

What not to do during a cleansing program

Getting ready to start up on a cleanse? If so, it’s helpful to know about a few of the things that you should not be doing as part of the process. While many people focus on doing the cleanse correctly, they also do things in their everyday life while carrying out the cleanse that lead to far less than desirable results. READ

Some experts worry about new vaccination poll despite good support for vaccines

A new national poll that mines attitudes toward vaccinations suggests support for these disease prevention tools remains relatively high in Canada. READ

Herbal medicine for the ovaries

The Taoists, an ancient wisdom tradition from China, believe that a woman’s life force flows from her ovaries. READ

Quebec reports 10 measles cases linked to outbreak at Disneyland parks

Ten individuals in Quebec are confirmed to have been infected with measles in an event health officials are linking to a large outbreak in California. READ

A cold remedy that uses ingredients grown in Alberta gardens

This past couple of weeks, I have been making a traditional cold remedy called fire cider with people who are looking for alternatives to over-the-counter cold medicine. Fire cider is a remedy one makes in the fall, during harvest. All the ingredients but two (and if need be, these can be eliminated from the remedy) are grown in Alberta gardens. READ

What it takes to stay committed to your health

Real commitment doesn’t always have to be about sacrifice — or does it? When it comes to your health, where do we draw the line between having our cake and eating it, too, to avoid the self-defeating behaviour of not allowing ourselves certain indulgences? And when should we hold true to a commitment to our health and our well-being and ensure our bodies are getting the best treatment possible — no sugar, no alcohol, no processed foods? READ

Stories to help deal with the season of sickness

This week I launch my book, The Herbal Apprentice: Plant Medicine and The Human Being. Because it is the season of coughs, sore throats and colds, I thought three plant stories from the book might be of interest. READ

Probiotics can change your life

It may not be what’s trending on Twitter right now, but it is certainly coming to the forefront of more people’s nutritional conversations, as it should. READ

The future of our health — well-being for kids

After presenting to a group of middle school students on the topic of nutrition recently, I got a taste of what it would be like to be a parent — tough. READ

Give body the help it needs

By the time we’re 30 years old and beyond, our lives have undergone a great deal of change. Often we are on our second career, we’re starting a family — whatever it is, it’s safe to say life has really changed. For most of us through our mid-20s to our mid-60s, much of our time is spent on our working life. READ

Woman loses over half of her body weight

Alicia Snell stepped on her new scale and stared at the number. 28 pounds. READ

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