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Healthy Living with Natural Medicine

Elements of a Strong Foundation – Part 2

Continuing on from last month’s column, "Elements of a Strong Foundation - Part 1", let's look at three more foundational pieces that are essential to not only feeling well, but truly being well and healthy: Reaching and maintaining an ideal weight;...

Elements of a Strong Foundation – Part 1

When caring for people, no matter where they are in their process of life and of health, teaching about the foundations of health is a sure step towards preventing any further harm. If I were a carpenter, helping people build the house of their...

Chinese Herbs

Many Chinese herbs are beginning to enter the mainstream of herbal medicine, and these herbs are widely available in health food and supplement stores and increasingly popular with consumers for maintaining optimal health or to correct an imbalance...

Modern Day Stress: No Recovery

The traditional definition simply geared towards a physical event or a mental state requiring the body to respond just doesn't cut it anymore in a society where there are stressful influences coming at us from all different directions. Making the...

Modern Day Stress: A New Paradigm of Meaning

Life in our modern day society seems to have brought, not only a flight of modern technology and anti-biotic resistant bacteria, but as well, a new form of "stress". Stress that is chronic, insidious and worthy of a new paradigm of meaning and a...

Do You Have a Toxic Workplace?

I am not talking about the “toxic workplace” often reported when a work environment is full of backstabbing, gossiping co-workers, a controlling boss or demanding clients. I am talking about toxic substances in your workplace that might be making...

Too Much of a Good Thing can certainly be BAD!

When there is an excess of any hormone in relation to the whole, an imbalance develops, and health problems can arise. When there is too much estrogen and not enough progesterone to counteract its effects, the situation is called estrogen dominance...