Natural Health

Canada's Health Care System Should Incorporate Alternative Medicine

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

Having spent 15 years studying these alternative medicine techniques I clearly see how the body can be receptive to such suggestions. It is more than just positive thinking. Having done this type of work to heal myself and having helped many others, I can attest to the fact that it is truly a journey.

Revisiting An Age-Old Thai Therapy to Relieve Diarrhea

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Back in 1913, the Thai Army suffered from an outbreak of dysentery and searched for any possible option to control the scourge. At the time, a local traditional medicine expert offered the troops what he called Krisanaklan Trakilane.Ninety-nine years later, the components of the wonder drug were finally isolated.

How Yoga Could Hurt You -- And Why You Should Do It Anyway

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Living
Marni Soupcoff

You can hurt your body doing yoga. But that damage pales in comparison to the damage that you can do to both your mind and body if you don't do yoga -- or some other activity that allows you to "connect" or "tune in" to the quiet beneath the chaos. If I can't convince you to try yoga, then at least do this: Experiment to find your own way of stretching your body and soul. Don't let the spectre of potential ill effects keep you inert and brittle. Because everything can hurt you. We humans just have to weigh the options. And then we have to choose the path that offers the best chance of suppleness and grace at a level of risk we can stand.

Yeast Is a Problem -- And Not Just For Women

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgFor many, the mere mention of a yeast infection can bring chills down the spine. While this is most commonly associated with women's health there are a number of other potential health problems linked to these germs. There are a number of yeasts that cause infection but most attention has gone to a specific type, Candida.

Q&A: The Doctor Who Created Cold-FX

Health Media Today | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Living
Health Media Today

Dr. Jacqueline Shan is a successful entrepreneur and leader within Canada's natural health products industry. As the founder and creator of Canada's best-selling cold remedy Cold-FX, she has now turned her attention and passion to a new health start-up with the Afinity brand.

Fermented Foods Are Fantastic for Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Many a farmer and researcher have searched for ways to preserve shelf life. A small group of people have learned that in order to beat the bugs, they need to incorporate not chemicals or cooling but a collection of microbes that can not only keep food safe, but also keep it tasty for ages.

Maybe It Isn't Maybelline

masalamommas | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Living
masalamommas

Every so often, I like to remove a luxury in my life for a few days, weeks, or months and see how it affects me. I never want to be too dependent on anything. Whether it be my television, cellphone or eating habits, I like to change it up a bit and see how my body, mind and soul react to it. I wear makeup to hide my flaws.

Does Mayor Bloomberg Want Us to Be Healthy or Skinny?

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

The judge has spoken, the ruling has been been made and our right to drink super sized, sugar loaded beverages remains intact. "The rule prohibits selling non-diet soda and some other sugary beverages in containers bigger than 16 ounces." I have no problem with the government wanting to help us get healthier, but I do have an issue with it just wanting to make us skinnier.

When It Comes to Big Pharma, Health Canada Has No Spine

Michael Kruse | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada
Michael Kruse

If a company is selling an herb-based drug that they claim cures your cancer, then this is considered a high-risk claim and they must submit high-order evidence. If they do not want to go through this hassle all they have to do to get the drug approved is make a very general health claim; "supports immune-system health" for example.

Winterize Your Skin and Get a Holiday Glow

Candice Batista | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Style
Candice Batista

The holidays are upon us and in most cases all of us will eat and drink way too much sugar, salt and fat. These type of foods can wreak havoc on our skin. If you want your skin to glow this holiday season, here are a few tips and products that will do the trick, beautifully.

Test Drive: The Who, What, Where And How Of Argan Oil As Anti-Aging Helper

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada Living

Test Drive: Each week, the Huffington Post Canada's Living team will try out something that has sparked our curiosity, and as long as we live to tell ...

Healthy Eating in High-End Restaurants: "Haute Cuisine" Needs an Overhaul

Mahalia Freed, ND | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living
Mahalia Freed, ND

Too often, a restaurant's inflated price point leaves me flat when measured against the profoundly uninspiring vegetable accompaniment that has been prepared with all the verve and creativity of a dial tone. I'm sorry, but steamed carrots and a slice of wobbly bell pepper just doesn't feel good in my body.