Homemade Coconut Body Butter

  Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares her summer recipe for your very own handmade natural lotion. Ingredients 1 cup organic coconut oil 1 cup organic solid cocoa butter (do not use lotion) 15 drops of your favourite essential oil (we love cedar, lavender) Directions Warm a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, then add coconut…

10 Ways to Beat Stress

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about beating stress naturally. Voltaire was right when he wrote, “Most men live lives of quiet desperation”. As we enter another summer the desperation seems to be getting worse. There’s the escalating violence, the concerns about our economy and more headlines warn us of another prescription drug that…

Slippery Elm – A tummy’s best friend.

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson discusses how the gentle herb slippery elm can benefit you. Slippery elm bark is native to North America and grows wild in the Appalachian mountains. The bark is collected from trees over ten years old and then made into powder for medicinal use. It’s a very helpful herb…

Painkillers: not so innocent.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the dangers of Tylenol and other over the counter painkillers. Socrates, the Greek philosopher, cautioned in 410 B.C. “Nothing in excess”. Others since that time have added, “Too much of a good thing is worse than none at all.” But North Americans don’t believe it. Every year…

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet: A Diet for All Ages

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how to reduce inflammation through sound nutrition. What is the most prudent diet to follow today? Some swear it’s the Atkin’s high protein diet. Others believe the low fat Ornish diet is the answer. And I’ve often stressed that a high fiber diet promotes health. But what…

Refreshing ginger cinnamon tea.

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson discusses the easy to make, yet grand, cinnamon ginger tea. If you’re looking for a tasty coffee substitute or want a tea that not only rocks the taste buds but is healthy too, look no further. Cinnamon and ginger are known for their wonderful help with digestive issues and…

NO Wheat Brownies!

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares her “healthy” recipe for non-wheat brownies! Indulge guilt-free. Ingredients 1/4 cup brown rice flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs, lightly beaten Preheat oven…

Only 10,000 steps a day!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the benefits simply walking can do for our health. How many steps do most people take daily, and how many are needed for good health? I had no idea how many I take and thought it would be interesting and prudent to find out. And who…

The Wisdom of a Full Body Scan

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about what you need to consider before agreeing to a full body scan. How often do you wonder if that nagging pain is due to cancer? Or an impending heart attack? But suppose you’re feeling fine, could there be a life-threatening disease present that hasn’t been diagnosed?…

Natural Ingredients to Reverse Skin Aging

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about natural ingredients that counteract aging skin. G.P.R. James wrote in 1829, “Age is the most terrible misfortune that can happen to any man. Other evils will mend, but this is every day getting worse.” Why he left out women I have no idea! Today, one could…

Essential Oils to Treat Acne

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares some information about Acne and the essential oils that can be used to treat it. Acne results from an excess accumulation of dirt and oil produced in the follicles of pores of the skin.  As the pores and hit follicles become congested, bacteria begin to feed on the oil. …

Tomatoes are your friend

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how you should think “red” when buying your veggies. Thank God I don’t have to eat broccoli! Thank God that I love tomatoes. Red tomatoes contain lycopene, a natural pigment and powerful antioxidant. And recent research indicates that loving tomatoes fights prostate cancer and other malignancies….