HEMORRHOIDS

Whether you call them hemorrhoids or piles, sufferers agree that they are nasty and often hurt.   You’re one of the lucky ones who’s never had ‘em? You can stop reading right now. Hemorrhoids are varicosities in the rectum.  They are normally painless but may bleed a...

FODMAPS

Experiencing digestive problems such as gas, abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation or diarrhea?  You may be consuming something from a group of foods (FODMAPs) containing small carbohydrates (sugars)  that are not being adequately broken down in your small...

WATER +

We are creatures of water.  Most of our tissues and organs hold more than 70% water.  It’s nature’s elixir for keeping mind and body healthy. Water replenishes the body with fluids and minerals.  It detoxifies and cleanses; its capacity to heal has been recognized for...

COVID ANIXETY

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues diagnosed in North America. There are several “types” of anxiety, including panic, obsessive-compulsive, post-traumatic, and GAD (generalized anxiety disorder).  In these days of social distancing and...

COVID CONSTIPATION

By:  Donna Easto, C.H., H.C., M.H., Certified Herbal Educator Covid-19 has resulted in considerable changes to our day-to-day activities.  The need to stay home and remain isolated from others is the main cause behind something being dubbed ‘quarantine...

MILKWEED: FEEDING THE MONARCH

All the plant members of the milkweed family have similar properties; however, Asclepias syriaca is better known as the preferred food of the milkweed butterfly (Danaus plexippus.) better known as the Monarch. My sister-in-law and I were walking in the woods in...

STRESS AND ADAPTOGENS

ADAPTOGENS By: Donna Easto, C.H., H.C., M.H, H.Ed. This article highlights a few members of one of my favourite group of herbs: Adaptogens. Adaptogens specifically support the body from the toxic effects of stress, which is anything that taxes the body, from illness...

HERBS FOR OLDER MEN

It seems daily we see a new herb or supplement advertised for older women. Menopause has become a “prime target” for the pharmaceutical and supplement industries. But, what of older men? There’s little “buzz” around the areas of health-related supplements for ageing...

WHAT TO DO IF YOU OVERDO

• Think you might overdo? First rule:  take one taxi-cab or uber before the party and another after.  Whether it’ll be one alcoholic drink or three, 70-120 mg of Milk Thistle seed extract taken before drinking will help protect your liver. At the party,  stay...