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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Backyard Apothecary: Nettle Root

My mother instilled in me an appreciation for fresh, seasonal produce. One way was her constant labour in the gardens at various childhood homes. Fresh tomatoes on toast are a fond... 



Bill C-6: Code Red for Natural Health Industry

Our Canadian government has just introduced Bill C-6 which is a repackaged Bill C-52. They do not dare re-introduce Bill C-51 because there is too much blood on the table over this... 



Grape Seed Oil; The Fountain of Youth

You never know when you might come across a new discovery, or by which means this discovery might present itself to you. Recently I went to Ontario for a short visit to be present at... 



Mental illness on the rise in Canada: is alternative medicine the answer?

Despite medical advances in both traditional and alternative medicine, Canadians are increasingly suffering from emotional and mental health problems. Mental health problems are... 



Re-Greening

Unless your name is Tarzan, your home is probably not very Green. Granted, Tarzan’s was a particular lifestyle choice, and he spent much of his time swinging from vines. So,... 



Interview with Shine Edgar

Vancouver Island seems to draw gifted individuals, particularly artists and otherwise right-brain geniuses, who resonate with the beauty of nature, the slower rhythm and the sheer... 



Book Review: The Writer’s Toolbox

The Writer’s Toolbox is ideal for inspiring poetry, prose, screenplays and novels as it offers a jump-start into creativity. Even without those goals in mind, the Toolbox is... 



Asthma in the 21st Century

It seems it was a lifetime ago, that I heard my judo instructor’s voice saying to me that I need to relax, flow and cultivate the mindset of Mushin or "no mind". I was... 



An Interview with India’s Dr. Rebello

Dr. Leo Rebello, an accomplished Doctor of Naturopathy, a PhD British Scholar from India, and a Malaysian Fellow in the Faculty of Homeopathy, is an international advocate of peace... 



Living Hope – Let’s Make This Island a Cyclist’s Heaven

What would it take to make our Island a cyclists’ heaven? We have a relatively flat landscape and an all-season climate; but for most cyclists, our roads are still a relatively... 



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