Our Review of Niagara’s Healing Salt Caves

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson talks about her experience at Niagara’s Healing Salt Caves. The Healing Salt Cave in Niagara, on Thorold Stone Road, (with another location in Hamilton) is a very intriguing concept brought to you by a family hailing from Poland. They wanted to share the “salt cave” experience. It is…

Take care of thy belly.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of taking care of our stomachs. What’s your waist measurement? I’d bet you don’t know. So let’s start by putting a bit of old-fashioned horse sense back into medicine. As has been aptly said, “keep it simple, stupid (KISS). Moreover, this approach could save your life….

Do it yourself laundry detergent!

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson shares a simple recipe for making your own laundry detergent. NON TOXIC LAUNDRY DETERGENT Isn’t it time you made your own? Who needs the harmful chemicals that go into today’s laundry detergents? Most of the ingredients are in your cupboard except for liquid castile soap. INGREDIENTS 1 cup liquid castile…

Cajun Spiced Salmon

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares a great recipe for salmon. Ingredients: 1 lime juiced chilli powder ½ tsp ground cumin ½ tsp smoked paprika ½ tsp ground coriander Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Line tinfoil with butter. Add salmon skin side down. Pour lime juice over top of salmon and then sprinkle seasoning over…

White Chicken Chili

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a great recipe for left over chicken. If you are on the hunt for a nutritious and delicious, sooth the soul type dish, look no further. White Chicken Chili is a perfect match for leftover chicken and your slow cooker on a cool Fall day. It also freezes well so you…

Why I’m Not A Teetotaler

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the benefits of moderate drinking. What’s the first thing I do after seeing patients all day? I take a 20 minute walk home, greet my wife, open up the bar and enjoy a drink while watching the evening news. Some evenings a glass of wine with dinner. There…

Maple Glaze Baby Carrots

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a recipe for glazed carrots. This recipe is absolutely delicious and a great compliment to any meal, especially a Thanksgiving feast! It offers a Canadian twist to this classic glazed carrot dish by using maple syrup instead of granulated white sugar. You might want to double, or even triple the recipe…it’s…

Avocado & Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares a great summer salad. Ingredients 6 oz. bag baby spinach leaves 1 avocado, seeded and diced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 large Grapefruit 4 oz. blue cheese crumbles cherry tomatoes Instructions   Add the diced avocado, sliced red onion, tomatoes and grapefruit. Toss in the blue cheese crumbles. Add…

Natural ways to treat arthritis.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about avoiding prescription medication with natural alternatives. “Why are you taking drugs when you haven’t tried natural ways to ease the pain of arthritis?” Thus I remind patients they’re not taking M and M candy, but powerful drugs that can cause major complications. Moreover, they forget that many natural…

Apple Crisp Granola

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a recipe for Apple Crisp Granola Homemade granola is undeniably healthier than any packaged option you can find and what’s even better is you can tweak ingredients to suit your taste preferences. Once made, it stores quite well at room temperature in a sealed container or Mason jar.   Add…

Mocha Peppermint Coffee

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about jazzing up your coffee with peppermint. Ingredients 2 cups milk – 2%, coconut, soy, almond, cashew 2 cups brewed coffee 2 tbsp cocoa powder 2 tbsp coconut sugar 1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil Optional toppings: whipped cream, chocolate drizzle Instructions In a small saucepan, heat the milk and whisk it…

Get a 2nd opinion before surgery.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about questioning the necessity of surgery when alternative, safer options can work. Is it better sometimes to run for the woods rather than submit to surgery? The decision is easy when the diagnosis is acute appendicitis or a strangulated hernia. But there are times when a sojourn in the woods…