Diet

A Brief Analysis of 3 Diets

The following article is from The Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine. Author: John Marc Paleolithic Diet   The Paleolithic diet stands on the shoulders of our ancient foremothers and forefathers who existed before the advent of animal husbandry and agriculture. This diet presents modern individuals with the challenge of removing all dairy, grain, and processed

7 Steps to Naturally Conquer Allergies

The following article is from the Pathways to Family Wellness magazine. Author: Peter Braglia, D.C. Your body’s lack of ability to properly adapt to the changing environment (in this case the change of seasons) is what we label as a seasonal allergy. After all, everyone breathes the same pollen, yet everyone does not have seasonal

13 Ways to Turn Spring Cleaning into a Workout

This article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Whenever Spring rolls around, warmer weather and increased sunshine is a big mood booster. It’s also traditionally the time we try to reset our living space and start our annual Spring cleaning routine. It doesn’t have to be a chore, though. Whether

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study

This article can be found on MedicalXpress.com Vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The study provides the most robust evidence yet that vitamin D has benefits beyond bone and muscle health, and could have major implications for

Warm Water & Lemon: Why You Should Drink It at the Start of Every Day

Author // Ashley Pitman The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you’re a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to

Turmeric: The Golden Spice of Life

by Lesley D’Souza, ND The following article is excerpted from one that appeared on www.vitalitymagazine.com Curcuma longa, or turmeric as it is more commonly known, has been used for over 2,500 years in India for its powerful healing properties.  It was frequently used in folklore medicine to treat conditions such as skin diseases, digestive issues,

Gluten Intolerance

Gluten Intolerance A few years ago while running the Vancouver Sun Run I had an interesting conversation with a medical doctor.  When I told her that I am a Naturopathic Physician she commented, “In the ER, everyone who sees a naturopath says they are allergic to wheat.  Let me guess?  You’re going to tell me

The Alkaline Diet

Acidic foods are some of the latest villains in medicine.  An industry of alkaline producing food supplements has popped up promoting the benefits of eating concentrated greens powders and drinking alkalinizing water made from costly machines.  Advocates of this shift away from acidic foods suggest they encourage the development of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis

The Essentials of Fatty Acids

Fat is an important and often misunderstood part of our diet.  It is garnered much attention as of late with the idea that there are good fats and bad fats and that good fats generally come from fish sources.  Vegetarians and vegans are often challenged with the question, am I getting enough fats?  Recent investigations

Dr. Jenkin’s Portfolio Diet for High Cholesterol

One of the most proven set of dietary modifications for reducing LDL fats in the body is called Dr. Jenkin’s Portfolio Diet.  Cholesterol reductions in studies have reached as high as 30 percent, roughly equivalent to statin medication.  The guidelines are as follows in italics with a proceeding commentary: 1. Substitute soy foods for meat.