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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Backyard Apothecary: Local Trumps Vegetarian

Local Trumps Vegetarian In The Quest For Health And Sustainability. There is a common sentiment amongst so-called health foodies that vegetarianism is healthier for the body—and... 



Zesty Squash Soup

Serve this soup on a crisp autumn evening with crusty bread. . 5 cups fresh or frozen squash (or pumpkin) cubes . 6 cups water or vegetable broth . 1-1/2 teaspoon salt . 1 TBSP... 



Depression – Part 2

In my previous column I wrote about the physical, emotional, social and environmental causes of depression. Today, I am going to write about a naturopathic way to treat depression. Let’s... 



Yellow Dock: Fall’s Iron-rich Wild Tea

There’s a rusty brown seed head standing up amongst the backdrop of green in overgrown yards and gardens everywhere in late summer and early fall. Rumex Crispus, known as Yellow... 



Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, defined as thin and porous bones, can occur in one of three ways. First is the vertebrae, which can collapse just from the weight of the body or from minimal lifting.... 



A Change of Mind

"To change your health, begin by changing the way you think.” Once, there was a man trying to create a change. He spent a lot of time, energy and money towards this change.... 



Adaptogens

Ashwaghanda root, Siberian golden root, schizandra berry, eleuthero root, wolfberry and velvet bean are harvested far and wide-from Russia, India and parts of Europe. What makes this... 



Body Image & Self Esteem

Simply defined, body image is the way we see and think about our physical appearance and how we feel in our bodies. While the definition sounds simple enough, it is a complex and... 



Spirit & Competition Unites BC First Nations and Island

Kin Hut Park, located at Departure Bay in Nanaimo, was the site where all First Nations from the northern half of Vancouver Island were to gather on Saturday, July 26, 2008. As the... 



The Human Body

The human body is an amazing biological arrangement of muscles, bones, organs and cells that perform a multitude of functions, voluntary and involuntarily, every day. In order to keep... 



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