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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Book Review: Narrative Medicine: The Use of History and Story in the Healing Process

“Narrative Medicine: The Use of History and Story in the Healing Process” by Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D., Published by Bear& Company ISBN 978-1-59143-065-0 Dr. Mehl-Madrona... 



Eating with Awareness

Whilst embarking on a juice fast, the addiction of food in the Western World became evermore apparent to me. Traditionally, fasting was a common practice: a time for detoxification,... 



Wellness

Wellness is the buzzword for health these days and I like it. It implies a much wider scope of fitness than a balanced diet, regular exercise or a well-toned body. It speaks of a... 



Thunderstorms and Rainbows: The Extraordinary Life of a Child with Behavioural Challenges

I am the single mother of an extraordinary boy. He arrived in this world on May 27, l997 at 2:30 a.m. after an interminable amount of hard work and coaxing, an attitude, I must confess,... 



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... 



Natural Health News

From studies that link vitamin D to cancer and omega-3 fatty acids to bones, 2007 was filled with eye-opening ways that natural products promote health and help prevent disease. ... 



The Colour of Music, Interview with Visual Artist Jim Swift

Because of an art opening Friday, May 9th, I turn my attention to visual artist, Jim Swift. I enter our designated meeting place and recognize him immediately. He looks identical to... 



Interview with David Large

We talk about pollution of the environment. We worry about the increasing toxicity of living in an industrialized society. We abhor the negative results from human beings relentlessly... 



Five Element Theory – Wood

Thousands of years ago, Chinese Taoist philosophers began looking for ways to better understand and explain the body’s health. According to the teachings of their philosophy,... 



Plugged In

Everyone is ‘plugged in’ these days including all governments, militaries, businesses and individuals. We told the huge range of electronics available to us have made our lives... 



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