Plantar Fibromatosis/Ledderhose/Dupuytren’s – Effective Natural Treatments

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For the past couple of months I have been obsessing over what I can do, without serious medical intervention, to help my progressive, already somewhat disabling condition. If you haven’t already perused my previous post (written shortly after I had an exacerbation of the disease, from barely there and pain free, to ouch) on Dupuytren’s Disease and Plantar Fibromatosis (Ledderhose) …

How to Make Golden Paste with Turmeric for Healing

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You can purchase supplements made with turmeric and other ingredients for big bucks, or you can make your own and some some money! Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that studies have shown to be effective for disease prevention. This recipe makes enough golden paste to use in cooking, in drinks and smoothies, as …

Plant-Based Food Delivery from Savor Mindful Eating

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Oakville has a new, plant-based food delivery service that I am excited to share with you. Perhaps you just don’t have the time, inclination or skills to prepare healthy food. Maybe your family does not share your enthusiasm for vegan cuisine. Savor provides a wonderful service to people who wish to begin or stay on track with a healthy, plant-based …

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health with Orthomolecular Treatment

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I recently attended a continuing education program held at McMaster University and sponsored by The Canadian Society for Orthomolecular Medicine. Dr. John Gannage, MD, who runs an integrative health clinic in the Toronto area, was the presenter. He stressed the urgent need for nutritional interventions as a first line strategy in dealing with these cases. This program is designed for …

New Store at Sherway Gardens: Indigo Books – Vegan & Vegetarian plus Gluten-Free

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I have always been passionate about books. I remember spending many happy hours in the library as a kid, browsing and picking out a big stack of knowledge to take home and devour. A huge, new Indigo book store has opened up in the recently renovated Sherway Gardens shopping centre in Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. Since bookstores are rapidly becoming extinct, …

The Best Vanilla Coconut Sugar-Free Chia Protein Pudding!

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I have made lots of chia pudding in my time, but this one is special – slightly sweet and uber healthy with a great, thick texture! Chia seeds are a true superfood – loaded with nutrition, including Omega-3 fats, protein, antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. This delicious treat/dessert/breakfast contains protein, absolutely NO sugar of any kind, and is fantastic layered …

Fasting for Healing: Diary of my Four Day Water Fast

Some of you may know that I am struggling with an incurable (according to the medical profession), rare connective tissue disorder in my feet known as Plantar Fibromatosis or Ledderhose Disease. There are connections with frozen shoulder (which I have also had the distinct displeasure of experiencing, not once, but on two separate occasions a few years apart) and hypothyroidism. …

Sewanti Ayurvedic Herbs – Triphala & Holy Basil for Detox/Rejuvenation

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I recently received two samples of Ayurvedic herbs from a Canadian company, Sewanti, and I would like to share some of the benefits of these for modern, stressed out people. Ayurveda (which means “Science of Life”) is a 5,000 year old system of natural healing, similar to Traditional Chinese Medicine in that it recommends diet, lifestyle and herbal remedies. It …

8 Key Habits for Ageless Longevity

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  ONE: An Attitude of Gratitude The first thing to check is your mental state. Are you feeling happy and optimistic? If not, a quick re-set can be accomplished in no time by keeping a gratitude journal for a few weeks. If you prefer to use technology there are even apps available so you can record 3-5 things for which …

Anti-Inflammatory Eating 101- Basics for Good Health

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If you ask almost anyone about their diet, 9 times out of 10 you hear that they eat a “healthy” diet. The problem is, there are a thousand interpretations of what that is. Despite the fact that we are all unique and require a diet to suit our needs, most people are either overweight or having problems with their health …