Articles and Q&A's

October 2015

Super SAM-e

Due to its extensive action, it has been used for many different purposes including depression, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, intrahepatic cholestasis, and even sexual dysfunction.
October 2015

Cold & Flu

Q: With the cold and flu season just around the corner, what can I keep on hand for both myself and my children in case we get sick? A: Elderberry is a traditional winter remedy that has been shown to curb the propogation of influenz A an B strains.
August 2015

A Skin Rejuvenating Machine

Our body is made of numerous atoms. Each atom is made of electrons circulating around a nucleus. Electrons are negatively charged particles circulating around the nucleus that is positively charged. This system creates electro-magnetic forces radiating around the atom. Our body in turn is made of multiple systems of these electro-magnetic forces. These systems are being utilized in both diagnostic and therapeutic devices. An electrocardiogram (EKG) reflects the condition of our heart through recordings of the electro-magnetic waves of our heart. Electro-encephalogram (EEG) records brain waves and offers invaluable diagnostic information to neurologists. TENS machines are widely used by physiotherapists to help relieve musculo-skeletal pains. Electro-magnetic resonance machines utilize the same principle. Magnetic bracelets, copper bracelets, even gem stone therapy utilize the same principle. Who knows, may be homeopathic medicine also work on this principle.
August 2015

Beefy or B-Fe?

Iron is a mineral that is an essential component of myoglobin and haemoglobin, the molecules in the body that are responsible for carrying oxygen to where it is needed. Iron is also essential for development, growth, and synthesis of some hormones and connective tissues. Humans must obtain iron from their food, either in the heme form (from meat, seafood, and poultry) or non-heme form (found in plants, fortified foods, and the sources listed above). Women, vegetarians, those with Crohn’s or Coeliac disease and those who frequently donate blood are at greater risk of iron deficiency anemia. Symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia include general fatigue, weakness, pale skin, shortness of breath, cold hands or feet, headache, dizziness, tingling in the extremities, swollen or sore tongue, and in some cases, cravings for non-food items such as dirt, ice, and clay. As there are different forms of anemia, talking to your doctor about getting a blood test is the best way to determine whether you have anemia and if so, what type.
August 2015

Restful Sleep

Q: I occasionally experience problems sleeping, especially when I am dealing with a lot of stress. What can I take to help me get a good night’s rest?
July 2015

A Rose is a Rose...Or Is It?

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”…words spoken by Shakespeare’s Juliet to imply that no matter what you called him, Romeo was still a Montague. But does this ring true for your vitamins and minerals? Definitely not!
July 2015


Q: I’m looking for a supplement to help boost my metabolism. What would you suggest I try? A: Although long-term maintenance of weight loss is based on a foundation of healthy dietary and lifestyle habits, sometimes a supplement can help give our metabolism a boost.
July 2015

Supplements for Weight Loss

Q: I’m looking for a supplement to help me reach my weight loss goal. What would you suggest I try? A: Although long-term maintenance of weight loss is based on a foundation of healthy dietary and lifestyle habits, sometimes a supplement can help give our metabolism a boost
June 2015

All About Dad

Traditionally, it is our Moms who take care of the health of the family, whereas Dads are more likely responsible for the “health” of the car! Just as keeping up with the scheduled maintenance on the car keeps it running smoothly for as long as possible, adopting a few healthy habits can do the same for the body. So Dads… Listen up!
June 2015

Age Spots

Q: I love spending time in the sun, but am starting to develop age spots! Other than wearing sunscreen or going to see my dermatologist, is there anything I can take to help?
May 2015

Miracle Arthritis Remedy from New Zealand Waters

The Green Lipped Mussel (Perna Canaliculus) from New Zealand has proven its effectiveness for 25 years and remains one of the most time honoured natural arthritis remedies. The flesh of the mussel is made of 9 different glycosaminoglycans (GAG’s, or mucopolysaccharides) and is more effective than a glucosamine or a chondroitin alone. In herbal medicine we believe that the synergistic effect of small amounts of 9 different ingredients is more effective than a large amount of one single ingredient. In the past 25 years, I have seen Perna work better than glucosamine alone. The first generation of mussel supplement was made by drying, freezing and lyophilizing the flesh of the mussel and was marketed under the name of “Perna Caps®” by VetriScience. These are still highly in demand.
April 2015

Natural Approach to Allergies

It’s that time of year again when the sneezes we hear around us are due to seasonal allergies rather than the common cold or flu. Traditional remedies such as antihistamines carried by conventional drugstores may sometimes lose their original efficacy over time or their use should be minimized, as in the case of pregnancy or in patients with certain cardiovascular conditions.