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OPINION

Growing Up Healthy

in a Toxic World

BY HELKE FERRIE

To save the human race from

extinction by increasing the

rate of healthy babies being

born, we will need a number

of interventions, especially

broad access to organic food

and the avoidance of synthetic

chemicals and antibiotics. A

key component of this is also,

of course, the restoration of

the human gut microbiome.

In the late 1990s, a scientist from the World Health

Organization (WHO) presented a computer model at a

conference in Toronto on infertility issues, showing that if

the then-current pollution trends continued, the human race

would go extinct in about 500 years (15 generations).

Humankind would thus follow the same trajectory as the

dinosaurs at the end of the Jurassic era, some 65 million

years ago. In fact, the survival of our species may even be

as threatened as that of the loon, a bird whose eggs can’t

hatch in heavily polluted waters or in environments with

dramatically changing gas compositions in the air.

Today, sperm counts, motility, and quality are still problematic,

and the statistics of a decade ago still hold: In

Western countries, about 25% of people under the age of 25

are infertile, and human sperm count is half the level of the

early 1960s (since pesticides and synthetic chemicals began

to spoil air, water, soil, food, and medicines).

Today we can add the birth control pill to the list of items

with disastrous effects, including DDT and other “gender

bender” pesticides and herbicides which interfere with the

normal development of the next generations’ sperm and

eggs. This list of hormone disrupting chemicals can also be

found in plastic wrap, exhaust fumes, PCBs, and meat and

dairy products from cows fed prophylactic antibiotics and

hormones to increase their bulk before slaughter. Most of

the above was not known or only beginning to be explored

13 years ago. Encouragingly, though, Health Canada is now

paying attention to medical scientists who have long spoken

out on the issue of antibiotics and hormones in food production,

and are now considering stopping this practice.

To save the human race from extinction by

increasing the rate of healthy babies being born, we

will need a number of interventions, especially

broad access to organic food and the avoidance of

synthetic chemicals and antibiotics. A key component

of this is also, of course, the restoration of the

human gut microbiome. (See my Vitality articles of

March 2016, July/August 2016, February 2017, currently

archived on Vitality’s website, for further

information.) These steps require us to make choices

that are both environmentally friendly and kinder

to animals.

Nature is Not for Profit

Margaret Somerville, founding director of McGill

University’s Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law,

observed in her famous book, The Ethical Canary:

Science, Society, and the Human Spirit (2000), that

science, law, the economy, and social policy do not

travel at the same speed – each has its own priorities.

“Nature time” is at odds with human concerns …

but “nature time” always wins. Nature encompasses

both slow geologic shifts as well as rapid biological

mutations that are potentially disastrous when humans disregard

ecological and genetic imperatives. “Business time”

(which wants profits and growth every quarter), “science

time” (which wants no cautionary limits set to its curiosity),

and “social policy time” (which always reacts after the fact),

are all on a collision course with “nature time,” which cares

nothing for profit and theoretical curiosity, and is unforgiving

of tardy social policy.

All diseases have a known history. So-called “idiopathic”

diseases are a myth. The anthropology of disease is the flip

side of the precautionary principle. This principle, first

enunciated in the 1970s when it became part of Germany’s

environmental law, asserted in its 1992 Earth Summit formulation:

“Where there are threats of serious or irreversible

damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as

reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent

environmental degradation.” For ecologist Sandra

Steingraber, this is what “prompts us to buckle seat belts,

get out of the pool when lightning flashes, and throw away

mysterious leftovers discovered in the back of the refrigerator.

It’s why we keep plastic bags and books of matches away

from young children.”

The classic 1989 study by Mark Nathan Cohen, Health

and the Rise of Civilization, provides a magisterial survey of

the evolution and origins of infectious disease and chronic

illnesses starting two million years ago. The first experiments

with agriculture, 10,000 years ago, reduced food

diversity to reliance on just a few staples and resulted in

those foods becoming less nutritious through domestication.

Osteoporosis followed, while cancer and infectious disease

gained a foothold in bodies that genetically had not changed

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– we are still Paleolithic In Western countries,

people today.

about 25% of people

under the age of 25 are

Research Reveals now infertile, and human

Fundamental Causes

sperm count is half the

of Disease

level of the early 1960s

In the 1930s, dentist Weston

(since pesticides and other

A. Price compared the

chemicals began to contaminate

air, water, soil,

development of teeth and

facial bone structure over

several generations in peoples

all over the world by

food, and medicines)

looking at their diets. This research identified what constituted

essential nutrients that were present in the diets of

those “primitives” who were totally healthy.

Price also discovered that those Western societies which

had adopted a refined carbohydrate diet (today called the

standard American diet or SAD), showed high prevalence of

bad teeth and chronic illness. This is considered the beginning

of the study of nutritional medicine as a science.

Subsequent research has shown that hunter-gatherer societies

get a minimum of 60,000 mg of vitamin C per day

from their diet, while modern Western diets are often virtually

devoid of this essential vitamin.

In 1983, two researchers affiliated with Cornell

University began a groundbreaking 20-year study that compared

the disease burden of Chinese and American peoples.

The results showed that the “diseases of affluence” include

cancer, leukemia, diabetes, and coronary disease – all triggered

by the lack of essential nutrients that are refined out

of our food. The “diseases of poverty” are infectious diseases,

tuberculosis, and parasites, due to malnutrition from

overall calorie and protein scarcity. As in Dr. Price’s

research, the results also show that once food intake became

adequate, optimal health depended on the same set of essential

nutrients, and illness was associated with our denatured

SAD (see Campbell and Campbell 2005).

At a conference in May 2003 at Mount Sinai’s School of

Medicine in New York, co-hosted by the U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), researchers examined

the so-called “Barker hypothesis,” named after a

British physician who noted that “exposures and risk factors

encountered early in life can predispose an individual to the

development of disease later in life.” Today we call such illnesses

epigenetic (see my feature published in the February

2017 Vitality, archived at www.vitalitymagazine.com), and

chief among these are Parkinson’s, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.

How the Environment Affects Kids’ Health

At the WHO conference mentioned earlier, we learned that

when a fetus or child is exposed to environmental neurotoxins

(from, say, pesticides or solvents), “silent damage is

inflicted” on the brain that contributes much later to overwhelming

damage. For example, the development of

Parkinson’s is significantly correlated with postnatal expo-

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sure to pesticides, which diminish the number of neurons

that maintain appropriate levels of dopamine responsible for

all fine-motor movement. If a person is re-exposed later to

even low levels of pesticides, dopamine production erodes.

The same process is at work in predisposing children to

heart disease via mothers’ exposure to various environmental

toxins, including in her teeth (mercury amalgam) and

diet. The overall conclusion was that environmental toxins

“induce effects that can be transgenerational” because

“exposure to environmental agents in the womb can alter

gene expression in the developing fetus.”

If there are to be healthy children in humanity’s future,

research suggests that immediate action is needed to

address our exposure to various toxic compounds. The

September 2003 article by Hauser et al. in Environmental

Health Perspectives (EHP) showed that chlorine’s damaging

effects start with sperm. Similarly, maternal exposure to

DDT (banned in North America since the 1970s, but still

present in foods arriving from Asia and Africa) can cause

neurological damage in offspring. Phthalates can, due to

their estrogenic effect, cause a shortening of pregnancy,

thereby priming the low-weight, premature baby for various

health risks throughout life (EHP, Nov. 14, 2003).

Commercial flame retardants used in electric appliances

and building materials are highly carcinogenic – yet they are

being found in 37% of breast milk in North America, thereby

setting up nursing children for later cancer. As reported

in the National Post on October 6, 2016, Ontario’s Liberal

government opined how useful fluoridation is, citing that

dental health in Calgary declined when water fluoridation

was stopped. However, dental health declines dramatically

in the presence of sugar in all its forms, from pop to candy;

fluoride not only doesn’t prevent dental carries, it increases

neurological damage and the risk of cancer.

Because kid’s immune systems mature over their first few

years, exposure to pesticides during that time sets them up

for all kinds of immune disease later on (World Resources

Institute study by R. Repetto, 2000). Furthermore, the effect

of pesticides on brain development was graphically illustrated

by Elizabeth Guillette’s two-decade study of children’s

drawings. She observed the development of Mexican

children born and raised in a village where pesticides were

used liberally, and compared them with children in a

foothills area where no pesticides were ever used. The perceptual

and mental skills of the valley children not only

lagged dramatically behind those of the foothills children,

but were beyond repair (EHP, June 1998). This study

demonstrated the staggering implications of these chemicals

for the future. At the WHO conference, Dr. Philip J.

Landrigan pointed out that even a five-point shift in the

average IQ of a population (via, for example, prenatal exposure

to pesticides) almost doubles the number of brain-damaged

children and halves the number of gifted ones.

Fortunately, nature is stubbornly resilient. In a 10-year

feline study, Dr. Francis Pottenger showed in the 1930s the

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following: healthy cats fed a diet similar to our standard

American diet produced offspring with chronic illnesses by

the second generation; the third generation was mostly

infertile. However, those few who were able to reproduce

had perfectly healthy cats three generations later, if all three

generations were given a nutrient-rich diet.

So, where do we go from here? We have the knowledge to

make good choices. Consider the results of a National

Institutes of Health study (EHP, Oct. 31, 2002) showing

that simply by feeding children organic food, those neurotoxic

and carcinogenic pesticides were dramatically reduced

in all body fluids and tissues. “Honey, let me have that book

of matches” should become: “Honey, eat this organic apple

and let’s chuck that toxic commercially grown one.”

Strategies for Raising Healthy Kids

l If you are planning a baby, go to a naturopath and ask

them to supervise a year-long detox program for you – a

general detox of each parent’s body is well advised.

l Avoid carcinogenic, benzene-containing, perfumed toiletries,

and ensure that toothpaste does not contain neurotoxic

and thyroid-damaging fluoride and phenols.

l Invest in a water filtration system that removes fluoride,

chlorine, pesticides, etc.

l Use cornstarch-based body powders instead of talcum

(which is now known to trigger ovarian cancer).

l Use environmentally friendly laundry detergent, and

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vinegar for its water softening and anti-cling effects.

Conventional detergents have been linked to cancer. Tide ® ,

for example, contains a lengthy list of carcinogens and neurotoxins,

all of which are identified as such by the EPA. For

a detailed discussion, see Dr. Mercola’s Dec. 21, 2011, article:

“Are you poisoning your household with this chore?”[1]

Healthy and eco-friendly laundry detergents (i.e. Nature

Clean, Simply Clean, EcoMax, etc.) are available in health

food stores. They are free of sodium lauryl sulfate and 1,4-

dioxane, and are biodegradable so they don’t pollute our

waterways. This recommendation to switch is now backed

by more than 16,000 formal studies!

l Organic baby food is now available in glass instead of

plastic, fortified with essential fatty acids and B vitamins,

and free of hydrogenated vegetable oils.

l Protect against future diabetes by cutting out the soft

drinks, refined sugars, and refined baked goods – as the

WHO guidelines of April 2003 urged.

l Make sure your dentist does not put carcinogenic and

neurotoxic mercury amalgam into your child’s mouth – and

have those fillings removed if they are in there. Refuse or

remove any root canals. (www.IAOMT.org). (Editor’s note: All

the best holistic dentists can be found on page 40,41 in this

issue.)

l Never get the flu shot, due to its high mercury content.

l Don’t use pesticides, especially not Roundup. Its active

ingredient, glyphosate, is now known as a carcinogen; it

suppresses the detoxification enzymes of the liver’s

cytochrome P450. (It also kills bees and butterflies.)

Do not rely on information from Health Canada. It is

rarely accurate and never, in my experience, complete.

Life survives our most enormous stupidities, misjudgments,

and appalling acts of arrogance – at a horrendous

cost, yet unstoppably so. May we take comfort in nature’s

determined intelligence.

References

• Price WA. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. 50th Anniversary

Edition. New Canaan, CT: Keats Publishing, 1989.

• Simontacchi C. The Crazy Makers: How the Food Industry Is

Destroying Our Brains and Harming Our Children. New York:

TarcherPerigree, 2000.

• Steingraber S. Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood.

New York: Perseus, 2001.

• On autism and vaccines: Visit: www.autismcanada.org.

• Hammond P. Why are sperm rates falling? The Telegraph, March 17,

2014.

• On nutrition: www.PRICE-POTTENGER.org.

• On fluoride: www.fluoride.org

• Samset A, Seneff S. Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450

Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways

to Modern Diseases. Entropy 2013;15:1416-63.

• Campbell & Campbell. The China Study. BenBella Books, Inc., 2005

[1] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/21/areyou-slowly-killing-your-family-with-hidden-dioxane-in-your-laundry-detergent.aspx

Questions? Email: helkeferrie@gmail.com

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The World Health Organization

has reported that breast cancer is

by far the most frequent cancer

found among women, with an estimated

1.67 million cases diagnosed

worldwide in 2012, comprising 25%

of all female cancers.[1]

Approximately 23,420 of those

women were from Canada. In 2012,

about 522,000 women worldwide

died from the disease, almost 5,000

of them from Canada.[2] These numbers

are staggering and the collective

toll on women and their families has

been devastating.

Now that the myth “mammography

screening prevents breast cancer

deaths” has been debunked, it’s time

to focus on real prevention. The

Canadian National Breast Cancer

Screening Study, published in the

British Medical Journal on February

10, 2014, studied almost 90,000 women aged 40 to 59 from

across Canada. The findings revealed that the number of

women who died from breast cancer was the same whether

they received mammograms annually for five years or had

annual physical breast exams only. During the five-year

screening period, 666 invasive breast cancers were diagnosed

in the women who were screened using mammography,

while 524 were found in those receiving physical

breast exams. Both groups received the usual medical treatment

for breast cancer. Out of all of these women, 180 in

the screening mammogram group and 171 in the physical

exam group died of breast cancer during the 25-year followup

period. Surprisingly, early detection through mammography

did not reduce deaths due to breast cancer.[3]

If early detection does not reduce breast cancer deaths,

then where might we focus our attention and health care

dollars to decrease the psychological, familial, social,

financial and global burden of breast cancer? I think it’s

time for real breast cancer prevention.

Although breast cancer is a disease that could happen to

any of us, there is much we can do to help prevent it. Being

personally, politically, and globally proactive with preven-

Boost Your Breast Health for

Summer

Strategies and Recipes to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

~ BY SAT DHARAM KAUR, ND

Sat Dharam’s Green Smoothie decreases

sugar cravings, alkalinizes the body, and

makes a great morning meal

tion is the way forward.

We know a lot about many of the

causes of breast cancer. Knowing the

causes guides us toward solutions.

A good place to start is by incorporating

the following breast-friendly

foods into your diet on a regular

basis:

– freshly ground flaxseeds

– broccoli sprouts

– red clover sprouts

– garlic, onions

– rosemary, pomegranate

– shiitake mushrooms

– brassica family, including:

(broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage,

Brussels sprouts, kale)

– tomatoes, watercress

– legumes, seaweeds

– extra virgin olive oil

– Brazil nuts

RECIPES

Sat Dharam’s Green Smoothie

This green drink has become a staple for me as well as my

patients. It decreases sugar cravings, alkalinizes the body,

supplies easily digested protein, and helps cleanse the liver

and kidneys. It makes a great morning meal, and can be

sipped throughout the day.

1 medium avocado 2 cups fresh spinach or kale

3/4 cup cucumber (1/2 cucumber)

Few sprigs parsley 1 Tbsp fresh ginger root

2 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp hemp seed powder

2 tsp ground flaxseed 2 tsp ground chia seed

Juice of 3 limes ¼ tsp cayenne

Pinch sea salt 2 cups water

Put all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend.

This quantity should equal approximately one litre plus one

cup.

Drink one cup and pour the rest into a 1-litre mason jar

and drink throughout the day at meal times, making more if

needed.

Refrigerate between meals.

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Super Golden Milk

Try this delicious drink in

the evening. It will help to

prevent cancer by decreasing

inflammation and infection,

while providing beneficial

antioxidants.

First make a paste that can

be stored in the fridge by

mixing the following ingredients:

1 cup water

1/2 cup turmeric

1/2 cup ginger juice (extracted

from 10 inches of whole

ginger root)

60 cardamom pods (roll

under rolling pin and take

seeds, discard pods)

4 Tbsp raw honey

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cloves ground

1 tsp black peppercorns,

ground

Blend the green cardamom

seeds, cloves, and black peppercorns

in a coffee grinder

or food processor to make a

powder.

Add them to the turmeric

powder in a bowl.

Add the water to turmeric

and spices and stir to make a

paste.

Juice the ginger root and

add the ginger juice to the

paste.

Add the honey to the

paste.

Stir until well blended.

Cook the mixed ingredients

over medium heat for

about 20 minutes, until well

blended, the consistency of

toothpaste.

Cool, and keep refrigerated

in a covered glass jar. This

will keep refrigerated for at

least a month.

To serve: Add 1-½ tsp of

paste to one cup of organic

soy, coconut, or almond milk

in a small pot and heat on the

stove until warmed.

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Breast Cleansing Tea

This herbal blend cleanses the lymphatic system, kidneys,

and liver while supporting the immune system and assisting

in cancer prevention.

Use equal parts of the following dried herbs: burdock

root, red clover tops, dandelion root and leaves, cloves,

peppermint, licorice root, fennel seed, juniper berries, milk

thistle seed, pau d’arco.

Mix the herbs together and use 1 tsp of the blend per cup

of hot water. Steep for 15 minutes.

Drink 1-2 cups daily for a month or longer.

Love Your Liver Tonic

This yummy blend of vegetables will have your liver smiling

in no time – a great way to welcome summer!

1 pound organic carrots

6 stalks organic celery

1 small beet

½ cucumber

15 leaves of kale or Swiss chard

Thumb-sized piece ginger root

2 cloves of garlic

Juice carrots, celery, beet,

cucumber, and kale or Swiss

chard, along with ginger root and garlic.

Drink this throughout each day.

Aim for a litre a day. It’s easiest to fill a mason jar and sip

between meals.

Golden Spicy Split Pea and Pear Soup

This delicious soup has become a celebrity at my house,

taking its place at the table with guests, and loved by everyone

(yields 6 servings).

3 cups chopped onions 1 Tbsp olive oil

½ tsp ground cumin

2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp ground coriander 1 Tbsp grated ginger root

1 cup dried yellow split peas 7 cups water

2 cups peeled and cubed sweet potato

1 cup peeled, cored and cubed pear

3-inch cinnamon stick 2 tsp chili powder

½ cup chopped tomatoes 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp Bragg liquid aminos minced cilantro

In a large pot, sauté the onions in oil for about 8 minutes

until golden, stirring frequently. Add the cumin, turmeric,

coriander, and ginger and cook for another minute.

Add the split peas, water, sweet potatoes, pear, cinnamon

and chili powder; cover and bring to a boil. Lower the heat

and simmer for 40 minutes, or until split peas are tender.

In a bowl, combine tomatoes, lime juice and Bragg liquid

aminos.

When the split peas are tender, add the tomato mixture.

Purée the soup in a blender or food processor, working in

batches and adding more water if needed.

Return the soup to the pot and gently reheat. Garnish

with minced cilantro before serving.

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Lifestyle Strategies for

Breast Cancer Prevention

Here are 11 things that women can do

to prevent breast cancer:

1) Exercise at least 40 minutes each

day or 4 hours a week, outside of your

normal activities (walk, jog, swim,

dance, cycle, rebound, use an elliptical

machine, etc)[4]

2) Reduce or limit alcohol to no

more than 2 beverages per week.[5]

3) Adopt a primarily vegetarian diet.

Minimize or avoid meat and animal

fat, using instead legumes (lentils,

chickpeas, split peas, mung beans, etc), plus nuts and seeds.

Reduce or avoid sugar, other than in fresh fruit. Choose

organic food whenever possible.[6]

4) Sleep in a dark room, with no light from the street,

alarm clock, or cell phones in your bedroom. Use a night

light in the washroom. To keep melatonin levels high and

your biological rhythms intact, avoid turning on any bright

lights at night.[7]

5) Spend 15 minutes outside exposing your arms and legs

to sunlight daily when the weather allows it. Monitor vitamin

D levels in blood annually, and if it is low, take 1000 to 5000

IU of vitamin D3 daily, especially during winter months.[8]

Super Golden Milk can help prevent cancer

by decreasing inflammation and infection,

while providing beneficial antioxidants

6) Avoid use of the birth control

pills[9] and/or hormone replacement

therapy.[10]

7) Avoid cosmetics, nail polish,

toothpaste, shampoo, and other personal

care products containing parabens

(methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl

paraben) or phthalates. Read labels and

choose brands that are paraben- and

phthalate-free. Both of these chemicals

act like the hormone estrogen, and may

stimulate breast cancer cell growth.

See http://www.cosmeticsdatabase

.com for safe cosmetic recommendations.[11]

(Editor’s note: An excellent local source for safe

skin care and cosmetics is Pure+Simple Spa. See ad on

page 45.)

8) Keep drinking water and any leftover food stored in the

fridge in glass, ceramic, or stainless steel, NOT plastic.

Many plastics leach bisphenol A or phthalates, both of

which mimic estrogen.[12]

9) Add 2 tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds to your

cereal, juice, fruit smoothie, salad, or bean dishes. (Use an

electric coffee grinder to grind them. Eat them within 15

minutes of grinding.) Also use 2 tablespoons of coldpressed

flaxseed oil daily in salad dressing or drizzled over

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ice, pasta, baked potatoes,

etc. Never heat it. Buy it in

glass and keep it refrigerated

when not in use.[13] [14]

10) Eat 2 teaspoons of

turmeric daily, cooked with

your food, or take 1000 mg of

curcumin in capsule form

daily.[15]

11) Use the following

herbal teas regularly to help

prevent breast cancer: rosemary[16],

red clover[17],

taheebo[18], holy basil[19],

chai, and green tea[20].

Sat Dharam Kaur is a naturopathic

doctor, Kundalini Yoga teacher

trainer, and author, practising in

Owen Sound, Ontario. She developed

the Healthy Breast Program,

designed to help reduce the risk of

breast cancer in women, and the

Beyond Addiction Program, a

yogic path to recovery, and offers

these programs internationally.

She was awarded the

Naturopathic Doctor of the Year

award in Ontario in 2000. She has

written several bestselling books:

A Call to Women: The Healthy

Breast Program and Workbook;

The Complete Natural Medicine

Guide to Breast Cancer; and The

Complete Natural Medicine Guide

to Women's Health. The schedule

of her upcoming workshops can

be found at www.satdharamkaur

.com and many breast-friendly

resources can be found at

www.mammalive.net. Sat Dharam

will be offering a Healthy Breast

Foundations Retreat on Sept 21-

24 in Italy.

REFERENCES:

[1] International Agency for

Research on Cancer. Globocan

2012: Estimated Cancer

Incidence, Mortality and

Prevalence Worldwide in 2012.

http://bit.ly/1frSVka

[2] International Agency for

Research on Cancer. Globocan

2012: Estimated Cancer

Incidence, Mortality and

Prevalence Worldwide in 2012.

http://bit.ly/1frSVka

[3] Miller AB, Wall C, Baines CJ,

et al. Twenty-five year follow-up for

breast cancer incidence and mor-

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Natural Relief for

Summer Allergies

Black Elder Flower and

Vitamin C to the Rescue

BY MICHAEL VERTOLLI, CH

June is one of my favourite

months. In our part of the

world, it is the month when

everything is the most green

and lush, and our temperate

woodlands resemble the lushness

of a tropical rainforest.

Spending time in nature is

important throughout the

year. Almost every aspect of

our culture and lifestyle tends

to cut us off from it, but maintaining

our connection with

nature and the earth is an

essential part of any healthy

lifestyle. It’s impossible to be

in balance and harmony when

we are cut off from our roots.

I recommend that everyone

spend time outdoors, every

day, even if all we can manage

is a walk or a few minutes

Black elder flower

is one of the most

effective herbs used in

Western herbalism for

treating symptoms

associated with hay

fever, such as sneezing

and runny nose

of contemplation in a local city park. It’s important to leave

the cell phone behind and not just move through a natural

space, but to also find a spot that makes us feel good where

we can sit, take in the energy of the place, and just be.

There are a number of species of plants that bloom

around the summer solstice. Every year when they begin to

flower, I am reminded that we are transitioning from spring

into summer. In the open fields, the plant I most associate

with the beginning of summer is the common St. Johnswort

(Hypericum perforatum). And, in transition areas and woodlands,

it is black elder (Sambucus nigra).

Summer Allergies Caused by Tree Pollen

There are many people for whom roaming around in the

outdoors at this time of year is not a pleasant experience

because they suffer from pollen allergies. The majority of

our tree species flower from April to June. Grasses tend to

flower in June and July. Many trees and grasses are pollinated

by the wind instead of by insects. These species produce

copious amounts of pollen that blow around in the air

at this time of year.

Our typical modern diet and lifestyle causes people to

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ecome more prone to immune system imbalances. As a

result, autoimmune conditions, such as allergies, are becoming

increasingly more common. Add in poor air quality as a

factor and there is an increased likelihood that an immune

imbalance will manifest as respiratory allergies such as hay

fever or allergic asthma. This can be further aggravated by

smoking – anything, not just cigarettes!

Pollen allergies can be debilitating. I remember having

hay fever as a child – in July and August my nose would

sometimes run like a tap for days. It wasn’t painful, but it

was definitely one of the most irritating things I’ve experienced.

Later on, I radically changed my diet and lifestyle

and began using herbs in my late teens, so allergies were not

an issue for me any more, but I can empathize with those

who do suffer with them.

Along with improving our diet and lifestyle and getting

more exercise, there are many herbs that are effective in

helping to reduce allergy symptoms. There are even some

that in the long run can help eliminate allergies altogether.

Herbs for Treating Allergies

Black elder flower is one of the most effective herbs used in

Western herbalism for treating hay fever-like symptoms.

Elder flowers can be used fresh or dried as a tea or tincture.

Some of the herbs that elder flower combines well with

for treating hay fever symptoms include: yarrow herb

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(Echinacea purpurea); boneset

herb (Eupatorium perfo-

fresh or dried flowers of

Tinctures made from the

liatum); purple loosestrife black elder are readily

herb (Lythrum salicaria); available in stores that

German chamomile flower

sell herbal products

(Matricaria recutita); garden

sage (Salvia officinalis);

goldenrod herb (Solidago spp.) and blue vervain herb

(Verbena hastata). All of these herbs grow or can be grown

in our area.

You can make a simple formulation by combining twoparts

elder flower to one-part each of two of the above

herbs, either as a tea or tincture. Keep in mind that yarrow,

boneset, and blue vervain are very bitter, so you will probably

only want to use one of them in any given combination.

If you are making a tea, steep a couple of teaspoons of your

herb mixture for 10-15 minutes in a covered cup. You can

add a small amount of sweetener if desired. The dosage of a

tincture varies depending on its strength. If you make a simple

tincture the way I suggest above, you will have something

close to a 1:5 tincture for which the adult dosage is a

teaspoon or slightly less. For teenagers, use the adult dose.

For children 12 and under, the dose is adjusted based on

their weight. Whether you use a tea or tincture, it should be

taken three to four times per day on an empty stomach

whenever you are experiencing hay fever symptoms. Take it

more frequently on bad days. You can take it up to six times

per day. The frequency of the dosage depends on the severity

of your symptoms.

Make your own tincture: The tincture made from the fresh

flowers is preferred, but other preparations are also effective.

Dried elder flowers and tinctures made from the fresh or

dried flowers are readily available in stores that sell herbal

products. We can also dry the flowers ourselves or make a

tincture of fresh flowers.

To make a tincture, fill a wide-mouthed glass jar (amber

if possible) with lightly chopped elder flowers and add a

mixture of three-parts vodka to one-part water. The flowers

have to be chopped and the vodka-water mixture added to

them very quickly or the flowers will turn brown, which

means that they have oxidized too much. Store the jar in a

dark cupboard and shake it daily for the first week or two.

Let it sit for at least a month before pressing and filtering it.

Three months is preferable, but it will maintain its potency

for years if undisturbed. Once it is filtered it begins to

degrade and should ideally be used within six months, so it

is best not to filter it until you need to use it. This tincture

can be used on its own or in combination with other herbs.

More Herbs and Vitamins for Allergy Relief

For anyone who has hay fever, there are other things that can

be done to help. It’s important to eat lots of fruit and vegetables,

and to significantly reduce consumption of

processed foods, sugar, dairy products and gluten-containing

grains such as wheat, durum, kamut, spelt, rye, oats and

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arley. Exercise regularly, but

build up your exercise level very

gradually if there is a risk it

could trigger an asthma attack.

Vitamin C can also be helpful

during allergy season. For this

purpose, it must be taken in the

form of mineral ascorbates

instead of ascorbic acid. Calcium

ascorbate is the most common. It

works best when combined with

polyphenols such as flavonoids

(quercetin is one of the most

effective for allergies), and

anthocyanin extracts such as

from pine bark, grape seed or

berries. These should be taken

one to three times per day with

meals, depending on the severity

of your symptoms, beginning

a couple of weeks before

you expect your allergies to

start and continuing to the end of the season.

Vitamin C in the form

of calcium ascorbate,

along with flavonoids

such as quercetin and

pine bark extract, can

be taken three times

per day as effective

allergy relief aids

during the season

These supplements and anti-allergy herbs, such as elder

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More Benefits of Elder Flower Medicine

Black elder flower is very effective for runny nose symptoms,

regardless of the cause. It can also be used for colds,

influenza, and sinus infections. For infectious conditions, it

has the added benefit of being an excellent immune stimulant

and antiviral. It is very effective for lowering fever and

provides some minor benefit for coughs as well.

Black elder flower has many other uses. It helps improve

blood and lymphatic circulation in the extremities of the

body. It also improves circulation to the brain, which aids

concentration and memory. Elder is effective for the treatment

of inflammatory conditions of the urinary tract, such

as cystitis. It is also mildly detoxifying. As a result, it can be

used in combination with other detoxifying herbs for the

treatment of chronic inflammatory

conditions of the skin,

joints, and muscles such as

acne, eczema, and rheumatoid

arthritis. No matter what we

use it for, we will also benefit

from its calming properties

which help to reduce the

effects of stress. In all of these

applications, the dosage is

similar to that mentioned

above for allergies.

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In Native American traditions, it was primarily the leaves,

bark, and roots of black elder that were used medicinally,

although the berries were sometimes used as well. In modern

Western herbalism, although the flowers are most often

recommended, we also use the berries. They are not as effective

for the treatment of allergies, respiratory infections and

fever. However, like the flowers, the berries are detoxifying

and often recommended for chronic inflammatory conditions.

They also have a mild laxative action and can be useful

for chronic constipation.

All in all, black elder flower is an herb that is great to keep

on hand all year round. For those of us who suffer from

allergies, it can be an important part of an overall strategy to

help reduce allergy symptoms. Elder can help make it easier

for those of us with allergies to enjoy the great outdoors

at this amazing time of year.

Michael Vertolli is a Registered Herbalist practising in Vaughan (just

north of Toronto). He is the Director of Living Earth School of

Herbalism which offers in-class and online general interest courses,

certificate and diploma programs. For more information, please call:

(905) 303-8723. Visit his website at: www.livingearthschool.ca, or his

blog at: michaelvertolli.blogspot.ca (See ad on page 83 for information

about his upcoming “Six-day Intensive Experiential Workshop”,

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The peel, seed, flesh, and leaves of avocados were found to

have differing effects on components of metabolic syndrome.

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New research shows that supplementing with B vitamins can

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and potentially help contain its negative health effects.

Ambient fine particulate pollution contributes to 3.7 million

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the cardiovascular system, but also via immune system suppression.

Particulate matter pollution is the most frequent

trigger for heart attack.)

Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements

nearly reversed any negative effects of fine-particle pollution

on their cardiovascular and immune systems. They reduced

the effects of air pollution on their heart rate by 150%, on

their total white blood cell count by 139%, and on their lymphocyte

(an immune cell) count by 106%. The principal

investigator commented that this suggests B vitamins may

reduce the inflammatory effect of pollution; inflammation is

a common factor in diseases and death of the elderly. The

study only enlisted subjects who took no form of vitamin B

supplements previously, and so those already supplementing

might not derive further protection from increased supplementation.

Also, the protection afforded may be reduced in

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a book by lamplight with the result that getting up to the

morning alarm is difficult. Late circadian and sleep-timing in

modern society are associated with negative performance

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Modern exposure to electrical lighting causes about a twohour

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normal fluctuations of the hormone melatonin.)

A week of summer sun can shift internal clocks back,

sending people to bed earlier, without changing how long

they slept. To assess wintertime effects, the team sent people

camping for a week in the Colorado winter at solstice when

days are shortest, with no flashlights or phones allowed.

With increased time spent outdoors, subjects started going to

bed at an earlier time. Their internal clocks, measured by the

timing of when melatonin levels began to rise in their bodies,

shifted more than 2.5 hours earlier. Their sleeping patterns

followed these changes in melatonin levels and people

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diet soda per day were almost three times as likely to develop

stroke and dementia. Although the researchers took age,

smoking, diet quality, and other factors into account, the team

was quick to point out that these findings demonstrate correlation

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Researchers have found that a nutrient found in meat and eggs

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to clotting. (Researchers are just beginning to understand how

gut bacteria and their byproducts affect the cardiovascular

system. Choline is an essential nutrient required for brain

function and is needed for the production of acetylcholine,

which is an anti-aging neurotransmitter. Choline is found in

egg yolks, beef, chicken, salmon, liver, cauliflower, and

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researchers found that the choline boosted the production of a

chemical called TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) by 10-fold.

TMAO, produced when gut bacteria digest choline, makes

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together and causing a clot.

Past studies have linked higher TMAO levels in the blood

to heightened risks of blood clots, heart attack and stroke.

This is the first study to show the links between choline, gut

bacteria, and greater susceptibility to clotting. It is critical to

note that choline is essential to the nerves and brain, the body

cannot make enough for its needs, many people do not absorb

choline well, and the Western diet is higher in choline than

other diets. Also, a compound in olive oil (as well as baby

aspirin) seems to help inhibit TMAO formation.

Scientists hope to yet learn what exact mix of gut bacteria

best support cardiovascular health. This study was published

in the April 25, 2017 issue of the journal Circulation. The

full-text version is also available at http://tinyurl.com/kyrd9vq

for an access fee.

Continued on next page

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Dr. Elly Tehrani • Dr. Nazanin Abbasi

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QUESTION OF EATING OR FASTING BEFORE

EXERCISE FINALLY ANSWERED

A new study shows that fasting prior to exercising alters gene

expression to provide beneficial effects on adipose (fat) tissue,

and that this effect does not occur when exercise follows

eating. (Exercise enthusiasts have often debated whether it is

best to take in nutrients prior to working out or to fast preexercise.

This study highlights the different roles that fat

cells play in powering and responding to exercise.)

Male volunteers first walked for 60 minutes at 60% maximum

oxygen consumption on an empty stomach, and at a

later time did the same two hours after consuming a highcalorie,

carbohydrate-rich breakfast. The researchers took

multiple blood samples after eating, after fasting, and after

each of the exercise sessions. They also collected adipose tissue

samples just before, and one hour after, walking. The

expression of two genes (PDK4 and HSL) increased when

participants exercised after fasting and decreased when they

exercised after eating. The increased gene expression indicates

that stored fat was used to fuel metabolism during exercise

while the decreased gene expression indicates that the

carbohydrates from the meal were used as fuel instead.

The author explained that after a person eats, their adipose

(fat) tissue is busy responding to the meal, and a bout of

exercise at this time will not stimulate the same fat-burning

benefits. Exercise in a fasted state provokes more favourable

changes in adipose tissue. This study was posted online at the

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site of the American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology

Metabolism. It will appear in a future print issue of this journal,

but the full-text study can be downloaded now at

http://tinyurl.com/myf7per free of charge.

FURRY PETS PROTECT BABIES

FROM ALLERGIES AND OBESITY

A new study has found that exposure to furry animals such as

cats and dogs, both during pregnancy and after birth, helps

children to naturally develop two specific types of intestinal

bacteria. One is associated with a reduced risk of developing

allergies, and the other is linked to a lower risk of becoming

obese. When researchers analyzed fecal samples from 746

babies, they found that having dogs and cats in the home during

pregnancy and early infancy led to higher levels of two

gut microbes: Ruminococcus and Oscillospira.

Ruminococcus appears to lower the risk of allergies; evidence

suggests that Oscillospira lowers odds of obesity.

Regardless of how the babies were delivered, they were

more than twice as likely to have high levels of these beneficial

intestinal bacteria when exposed to furry animals while

in the womb or during infancy. Pet exposure was also linked

to lower fecal levels of harmful Enterobacteria, which are

linked to Salmonella and other infections, even among babies

born by emergency cesarean who normally have high levels

of these microbes at three months of age. While the study

does not demonstrate exactly how cats and dogs cause

changes in gut bacteria, the microbiome composition of the

infant may be affected by the vaginal or skin microbes transferred

from the animals to the mother. Changes in the

microbes of the mother can be passed on during birth, even

with a surgical delivery. After that, pets may be directly transferring

beneficial microbes when they touch babies and

infants and may also pass along microbes that are left on

household surfaces or in dust.

This study was published in the April 6, 2017 issue of the

journal Microbiome. The full study is now available at

http://tinyurl.com/lrpvxov free of charge.

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Avalon offers guests a place to hike, swim, and canoe

Earth Tracks offers courses in edible plant foraging

Getaway Guide 2017

Get Out of Town and Escape to Ontario’s Natural

Vacation Destinations for Fun and Relaxation

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WORKSHOP RETREATS

EARTH TRACKS OUTDOOR SCHOOL AND

WILDERNESS CANOE TRIPS ~ Durham, ON

Earth Tracks specializes in wilderness living skills and naturalist-led

canoe trips. We offer courses, workshops, and

apprenticeships in wildlife tracking and naturalist studies,

edible plants and foraging, medicinal plants and herbology,

medicine making, bushcraft, earth philosophy and awareness.

We also run guided naturalist canoe trips into

Algonquin Park and other regions of central Ontario.

We blend ancient and modern wisdom, and view nature as

the ultimate teacher. Our workshops and trips are small and

focused, providing quality education and practical field experience.

Both the curious beginner and seasoned outdoors person

will benefit from our programs. We have classes suitable

for adults as well as children, in which we create a strong

mentoring experience for participants.

We also offer custom “Deep Nature Connection” experiences

for your private groups, schools, family/friends,

nature clubs, scout groups, homeschoolers, etc. We work

with each group individually to design and deliver many

programs, classes, wilderness canoe trips, and presentations.

“The Earth is the ultimate provider, and for countless generations

our ancestors knew how to survive and live in harmony

with nature. By learning and practising these skills,

we begin to experience nature in an ancient and meaningful

way.” ~ A. Burnett

For more information about our programs, please call us at (519)

217-4921 or send email to earthtracks@gmail.com. Visit us on the

web at www.earthtracks.ca

AVALON RETREAT CENTRE

~ Madawaska Valley, ON

The Avalon Retreat Centre is a sanctuary in the heart of

Ontario’s Madawaska Valley, near Algonquin Park, offering

a variety of accommodations for private or group spiritual

retreats. Allow the healing energy of our semi-private lake to

support you in connecting to yourself and the spirit of the

Earth Mother. Hike, swim, canoe, relax, and rejuvenate.

Upcoming retreat dates:

– Thirteen Canoes, Navigating our Intuitive Gifts of

Birth: A Celtic Calendar Retreat: Summer Solstice on the

weekend of June 23-25

– Lammas Festival, A Celtic Calendar Retreat: Aug 4-6

– The Teachings of the Fire, A Celtic Calendar Retreat:

Fall Equinox September 22-24

Please check our website for additions and updates to retreat itineraries,

visit www.whisperingsong.ca. For further details: call (416)

588-4503 or (613) 757-1539 or email arc@whisperingsong.ca

THE REALIGN RANCH

~ Mt. Albert/Uxbridge, ON

The Realign Ranch is a space dedicated to the alignment of

body, mind, heart, breath, and soul through its “Sacred

Living Programs”. Event offerings include 7-day Liquid

Feasts, Vision Quests, 7 Generations Life Coaching, raw

food classes, yoga, meditation, Sacred Moon ceremonies,

shamanism ceremonies, and mandala garden design. They

offer both onsite and online programs. Online programs are

designed to spark your own ‘involution’ and anchor more

deeply into the inner space of sacredness and personal truth.

Onsite programming takes place on 48 acres of forested

natural beauty, where we connect deeply with the world out-

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side of ourselves as an expression of our inner world. This is

meant to recalibrate our heart compass and facilitate the creation

of a more solid personal foundation from where we can

truly revolution ourselves alive! Located 15 minutes east of

Newmarket and 45 - 60 minutes from Toronto.

Call (905) 251-2372. Email info@natyhoward.com

Visit www.natyhoward.com to view upcoming events.

SACRED GARDENER, SCHOOL FOR CO-

CREATIVE LIVING ~ Golden Lake, ON

The Sacred Gardener offers intensive, integrated workshops,

teaching the skills and deep understanding of traditional

environmental knowledge. Workshops focus on wild edibles,

herbal medicine, co-creation and permaculture, fermentation

and food preservation, and natural building. With all of our

workshops, the aim is always the same – to make the Earth

come alive for you, so you can come alive for the Earth.

Hosted on a 200-acre heritage farm, with 140-year-old log

buildings surrounded by the Algonquin wilderness, this area

is home to the Algonquin Tea Farm, as well as permaculture

gardens, a tropical greenhouse, and a round-stackwall earthship.

Come join us for a unique, life-changing experience. Be

immersed in a world you’ve been missing, where people

work in harmony with nature to create true culture, where life

is honoured from the seed to the table and where the food

alone is worth the trip! Camp out on the land, stay in guest

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houses, or at a local B&B.

The primary facilitator at

The Sacred Gardener is

Steven Martyn M.A, Hon.

B.F.A. Steven has 30+ years

experience practising traditional

living skills of growing

food, building, and healing.

Upcoming workshops:

June 11: Talk & Workshop

in Toronto: The Story of the

Madawaska Forest Garden

June 23–25: Herb Healers

– July 8: Forage and Feast

– July 27–30: Wildculturing

– August 5: Forage, Feast,

Ferment: Wild Brews

To find out more, please visit

thesacredgardener.ca, email at

megan@thesacredgardener.ca,

or call (613) 625-1106.

HEALTH & YOGA

RETREATS

MAPLE KI FOREST *

SPIRIT WATERS

~ Tamworth, ON

Since 1986, we have been

providing restorative retreat

experiences: Misty lake sunrises.

Still waters.

Spectacular sunsets. Nourishing

cuisine. Soothing

ambiance. Cozy rooms.

Replenishing rest. Kindred

spirits. Secluded and blissfully

quiet, our retreat-haven

features a breathtaking,

expansive view of the lake,

Guests at Maple Ki Forest

enjoy yoga by the lake, hiking

on the trails, and dining on

nourishing meals

Raw organic juice fasting at

Nonpareil Natural Health

Retreat involves a myriad of

colourful fruits and vegetables

river, and surrounding forest

with rare, motor-free, serene

privacy.

Swim in our silky soft

lake. Explore nature’s wonder

by canoe and kayak, or

on our woodland walking

trails. Read and nap in the

lounge and hammock.

Practice yoga in a tranquil,

natural lakeside setting.

Beginners are welcome!

Maple Ki offers inspired

cuisine created with care:

Meals are delicious, nutritionally

balanced, and

restorative. Mindful of

dietary choices or food sensitivities

our guests may

have, we prepare meals

accordingly, with offerings

that are a feast for all the

senses. Also, “Ki Wellness

Services” offers shiatsu, aromatherapy

massage, reflexology,

rejuvenating facials,

and infrared sauna … to

soothe, revitalize, and detoxify.

Maple Ki is a sanctuary

for relaxing and replenishing

the body, calming and

centering the mind, healing

the heart, and uplifting the

spirit. We welcome individuals

retreating in solitude or

with family and friends, and

facilitators bringing groups.

We offer a special group rate

for 8 - 10 people.

Located midway between

Toronto and Ottawa, just

north of Napanee /

Kingston.

Contact Julianna Norrie at

(613) 379-2227, or email

info@mapleki.com and visit

www.mapleki.com

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NONPAREIL NATURAL

HEALTH RETREAT

~ Stirling, ON

This is the Fountain of

Youth. Nonpareil specializes

in raw organic juice fasting,

cleansing, cellular detoxification,

healthy weight loss

for life, and yoga. Get away

to this 173-acre country

estate. Indulge in the simple

pleasures of country life, and

being cared for and nourished.

Awaken your inner

power; meditate and practice

yoga in our sanctuary/

amphitheatre.

Experience our medicalgrade

infrared sauna.

Recharge and revitalize your

energy with raw organic

juices and power drinks, rest

and relaxation, yoga, fullbody

massage, reflexology,

nutritional consultations,

Reiki, emotional energy balancing,

and long walks

through acres of maple forest.

This is a powerful program

and a permanent

makeover from the inside

out, which will inspire you

to live your healthiest life.

Swim at the Crowe River

and relax under invigorating

waterfalls. Rest in hammocks

and enjoy quiet evenings

under the stars.

Nonpareil is located only 2

hours, 15 minutes east of

Toronto. Information: call

(613) 395-6332; send email

to: nonpareil@sympatico.ca,

visit www.nonpareilholistic

.com. Write: RR#3, 658

Wellmans Road, Stirling,

Ontario

SUGAR RIDGE

RETREAT CENTRE

~ Midland, ON

Escape the city and rediscover

yourself at Sugar

Ridge, 90 minutes (150 km)

north of Toronto; close to

Midland, but a world away.

A natural experience awaits

you. Breathe fresh air!

Listen to the sounds of

nature! Watch the wildlife!

Smell the flowers! Private

cabins offer stress-free

peace and quiet, comfy beds

offer deep sleep.

Get back to nature with

organic vegan whole foods,

forest walks, star gazing,

yoga and meditation. Create

your own personal getaway,

or join a group retreat and

make new friends. Sugar

Ridge offers exceptional

combinations of experiences

to nourish body, mind, and

soul. Cleanse your body

with a juice fast or learn to

cook a vegan feast. Get your

book written or paint a masterpiece.

Be silent or share

your stories.

An eco-friendly retreat

centre, Sugar Ridge respects

A Sanctuary in the heart of the Madawaska Valley.

Welcome to the Avalon Retreat Centre.

Enjoy simple accommodations overlooking a quiet lake,

great food and an opportunity to become who you

already are. Allow the beauty and healing energy of

this land and water to embrace and rejuvenate you.

UPCOMING RETREATS

Thirteen Canoes Event:

Intuitive Gifts of Birth

June 23–25, 2017

A Summer Solstice event. “When you

know who you are, you know what you

are meant to do.” — Gaisheda Kheawok,

Messenger of The Mother

Lammas: A Celtic

Calendar Festival

August 4–6, 2017

Honouring the

first harvest and

a celebration of the

Sun King’s abundance.

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the natural environment. The

4,200-square-foot facility is

available for groups of up to

40 people overnight. This

four-seasons retreat offers

peace and tranquility spread

over 150 acres of majestic

forests, hills, and meadows.

The nearest neighbour is

3,000 acres of protected

provincial land (Wye Valley)

with 25 km of trails to explore

nature all year by foot, bike,

or ski. Wildlife abounds and

bird watching is spectacular.

Owners Liz and Kurt Frost

are both yoga teachers and

psychotherapists, offering

day programs and retreats

you can join, corporate

mindfulness programs, or

individual getaways. If you

want to shift life patterns or

old habits, personal coaching

or therapy can be incorporated

into your stay for deeper

healing. They can help you

create your own individual

or group retreat, family

reunion, or girls’ weekend

away and provide facilitators

and/or spa treatments.

Meals prepared with love

have a high yum factor and

are made with organic,

whole foods. Your city

escape awaits you!

Contact Sugar Ridge at

info@sugarridge.ca, call Liz toll

free 1-866-609-1793 (Canada)

or visit www.sugarridge.ca

Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre

offers guests a variety of yoga

classes, along with strawbale

cabins and vegetarian food

COUNTRY

RETREAT

THIRTEEN MOONS

WELLNESS RETREAT

~ Norwood, ON

Since 2001, Thirteen Moons

has been a comfortable and

affordable place for individuals

or small groups of

women to find peace, nourishment,

and inspiration.

Located two hours northeast

of Toronto, their retreat’s

lush cedars will hug you as

you come up the driveway to

your home-away-fromhome.

The artist-designed

building is nestled on a magical

186-acre property.

Your relaxing getaway features

fabulous vegetarian

fare prepared by a holistic

nutritionist and cookbook

Guests at Thirteen Moons Wellness Retreat

enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor

programs in a secluded country setting

author who creates meals

with a focus on organic,

locally sourced ingredients.

A roster of gifted wellness

practitioners are available to

pamper you with a range of

rejuvenating treatments. Our

cozy beds embrace you after

a relaxing day of doing whatever

your heart desires.

Gain inspiration to

embrace a more balanced

lifestyle through reconnection

to nature and experience

simply ‘being.’ Spend quiet

time by the water, walking

the labyrinth, or exploring

the trails. Ideal for special

celebrations or time away,

alone or with friends. We

also offer facilitated programs

such as monthly full

moon drumming circles,

cooking workshops, raw

food detox retreats, drum

making workshops, and healing

in nature wellness

retreats, as well

as day and

overnight facility

rentals for small

groups.

Contact Louise

Racine, RR1,

Norwood Ontario

K0L 2V0; call 1-

888-326-7326,

Send email to info

@thirteenmoons.ca,

visit www.thirteen

moons.ca

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Pure + simple’s team of health

professionals will keep you

looking young and lovely,

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exfoliation from an

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It gently exfoliates dry,

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Relax afterward with a scalp

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Take “Beauty from

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where a team of holistic therapists,

NDs, TCM docs, and

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offered include Facial

Acupuncture, Hot Stone

Massage, Reiki, and Indian

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Pure + simple also uses

sustainable business practices,

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company is a supporter of climate

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Award-winning author

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With a new name, new format,

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THE NEW OXYGEN PRE-

SCRIPTION: THE MIRACLE

OF OXIDATIVE THERAPIES

by Nathaniel Altman

Healing Arts Press; June 2017

Scientists now agree that

most disease states are

caused by oxygen starvation

at a cellular level. Polluted

air, devitalized foods, and

poor breathing habits can all

lead to chronic oxygen deficiency,

a bodily environment

in which toxins thrive

as the overall immune

response is weakened.

Through oxidative therapies

– the medical use of ozone

(O3) or hydrogen peroxide

(H2O2) – we can assist the

body in generating oxygen

needed to oxidate viruses

and bacteria as well as weak

and sick tissue cells, so

stronger and healthier cells

can take their place.

Those seeking the science

behind this therapeutic protocol

will be pleased to

learn about the newly

released The New Oxygen

Prescription, which presents

the latest clinical findings

from Cuba, Italy,

Spain, China, Russia, and

the U.S, plus recommendations

from the International

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this book, Nathaniel Altman

explores the effectiveness of

oxidative therapies for treating

a wide range of conditions,

including heart disease,

HIV, herpes, diabetes,

candida, tonsillitis, macular

degeneration, herniated

discs, burns, and arthritis.

He shows how Cuban and

Russian physicians have

been successfully treating

heart disease patients with

ozone therapy for decades,

and explains how ozone

interacts with cells when

introduced into the bloodstream,

stimulating the

body’s own ability to fight

cancer, osteoporosis, and

hepatitis. He also investigates

promising new studies

on the use of ozone and

hydrogen peroxide therapies

to treat Alzheimer’s,

Crohn’s, multiple sclerosis,

emphysema, eczema, and

sepsis.

Providing a detailed

resource section, the author

explains how to combine

oxidative therapies with

holistic methods such as

fasting, detox therapies,

herbal medicine and nutritional

healing for a stronger

start on the path to optimum

health.

Editor’s note: The GTA has

some excellent local resources

for those interested in trying oxygen

therapy:

1) Hyperbaric Oxygen

Therapy clinic (Mississauga). Call

(905) 274-2032, visit:

www.underpressurehbot.ca (See

ad on page 12.)

2) Jaconello Wellness Centre

(Toronto), offers ozone steam

saunas and more. Call (416)

463-2911; visit their website:

www.jaconello.com. (See ad on

page 55.)

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OPINION

from local organic apples, and all of which

are easy to find in local health food stores.

This is medicinal food at its finest.

Woodford

Parents of hyperactive and/or ADHD children

will be interested to read our feature on

Files

magnesium this month, which reveals that a

deficiency of this mineral has been found in

pring flowers are growing like mad 95% of ADHD kids. Thankfully, adding

Sthese days, and so too is public interest magnesium to the diet with food and/or supplements

has been found to alleviate hyper-

in natural health. With celebrities and

politicians getting on board, the future activity, insomnia, anxiety, and headaches.

looks bright for holistic therapies from East That’s one powerful mineral! Those wanting

and West. Even our own Prime Minister to know more about magnesium can also

revealed his use of Traditional Chinese read an article by Dr. Zoltan Rona, archived

Medicine when he recently displayed his on our website at: http://tinyurl.com/

forearm adorned with ‘cupping’ bruises MarvellousMag. This article discusses a

during an interview. (See article in new form of magnesium called L-Threonate

National Post: http://tinyurl.com/lxptgs8) which has been found to repair damaged

I find it exciting that the most popular brain synapses and is being used in treatment

of memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and

leader in the Western world is not afraid to

show his use of an ancient Chinese therapy. other brain diseases. (I like to take magnesium

before bed to help relax my nerves and

Is it possible that there’s hope for our health

care system after all? Dare we imagine that induce sleep.)

preventive and integrative medicine might The readership survey that we conducted

someday replace the drug-addicted disease a few months back brought us some fascinating

feedback from readers about what

management system that we’re stuck with

now? (To learn more about cupping, check they would like to see more of in Vitality.

out our TCM feature on page 58.)

High on the list of requests was a section

In other news, fans of fermented foods catering to pet owners, where they can read

will love our “Wonderful World of about natural health and alternative remedies

for their cats, dogs, birds, and rabbits.

Vinegar” feature this month, which looks at

history, folklore, and medicinal uses. Most So this month you will find our resurrected

noteworthy among these is apple cider “Healthy Pets” section on page 52, brought

vinegar, a homegrown tonic used by wise to us by Sue Becker, an animal wellness

healers for millennia to help alleviate consultant based in Guelph, Ont. We also

arthritis, constipation, and muscle cramps. invite our readers to contribute their own pet

Lucky for us, there is a producer of unpasteurized

cider vinegar right here in Ontario favourite tips and advice (send via email to:

stories of recovery with natural healing, or

called Filsinger’s. I’ve long been a fan of letters@vitalitymagazine.com).

their vinegar, cider, and butter – all made Happy Mother’s Day! Julia Woodford

Letters

to Editor

Woodford Needs to

Brush Up On Her

Political Nomenclature

[Re: Woodford Files: May 2017;

http://tinyurl.com/kckfmfn]

Good day! I enjoyed Julia’s

good spirited intro to the

May issue [in “Woodford

Files”] ... but I was a bit confused

by the introductory

remarks referring to

“Premier Trudeau”? Is this a

subtle sort of slip of the typing

keys tongue, to make a

point?

Has he been demoted in

some Canadians’ eyes

because of his failure to fulfil

his promises to First

Nations? Maybe the more

reminders he gets the more

likely he will remember...

magnesium could help his

memory!

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Hello David, Yikes! What a

big fat booboo that was.

Apologies to Prime Minister

Trudeau for getting his title

wrong. I better take some

extra magnesium myself!

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This publication is life

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Gratitudes,

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I really enjoyed reading your

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of Vitality which contained a

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My kids are overseas in

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so much easier than mailing

the print magazines to them.

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The Scary Side of

Cellphones and Other

Wireless Devices

I believe that Sweden – and

the world – is under unintentional

attack by the manufacturers

and operators of

wireless devices and their

towers. This year, the

research team of Taheri et

al. (2017) demonstrated that

exposure to 900 MHz GSM

mobile phone radiation, and

2.4 GHz radiofrequency

radiation emitted from common

Wi-Fi routers, actually

makes Listeria monocytogenes

and Escherichia coli

bacteria become resistant to

antibiotics. (See: https://

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

pubmed/28203122)

These findings naturally

have direct implications for

the management of serious

infectious diseases. With the

ongoing development of

more and more antibioticresistant

microorganisms

around the world, this adaptive

phenomenon and its

potential threats to human

health definitely should be

further investigated in controlled

replication experiments!

Now!

As we all rapidly are

being compelled to use the

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new generation of electronic

gadgets and wireless services,

sometimes referred to

as the “Internet of Things,”

more people are asking

themselves these questions:

– Are the ever-increasing

levels of electromagnetic

fields (EMFs) really safe for

living organisms;

– Are these wireless

devices to be used only for

the convenience of private

persons, or are they just as

convenient for surveillance

of the public by political,

military, and commercial

entities;

– Do some gadgets create

an open door for advanced

cyber attacks of homes,

schools, and workplaces;

– Do electromagnetic frequencies

pose a threat to

public health?

In the early 1980s, I decided

that this is an issue which

needs to be looked at more

closely, and perhaps even

needs an awakening – to stop

it before it turns on us, other

animals, plants and bacteria,

as the “Idiocy of Things”!?

From a public health point

of view, evidence in the form

of thousands of peer reviewbased

scientific publications

is overwhelming – now society

must dare to protect and

to serve. Our actions must

aim to serve our health and

safety, not to serve commercial

greed. Failing to protect

ourselves leaves us open to

attack that may harm us far

more than any terrorists ever

can.

Olle Johansson, Associate

Professor, Experimental

Dermatology Unit, Dept. of

Neuroscience, Karolinska

Institute, 171 77 Stockholm,

Sweden

(Editor’s note: If you wish to

learn how to protect yourself

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from wireless radiation and

EMF pollution, excellent

classes and devices are

offered by Essentia, an affiliate

of the Planetary Assn. of

Clean Energy. They are currently

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EMF issues as well as

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Healthy People Want

Healthy Pets

[Re: Healthy Pets section http://

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I really enjoyed your

“Healthy Pets” section in

May 2017 issue of Vitality

and hope that you will run

more items on animal health

in the future. While there is

certainly no lack of mainstream

pet stores and questionable

foods that cater to

that market, I am much more

interested in finding natural

and organic pet products and

holistic approaches to pet

care. Thanks for leading the

pack on this!

H. S. Toronto, Ont.

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those in future. In the current issue, the Pets section got

bumped by our Getaway Guide, but we hope that “Healthy

Pets” will be back soon, sponsored by healthy pet product

manufacturers. Thanks for your interest, Julia Woodford)

Lyme Disease Sufferer Finds Treatment

Outside Canada’s Medical Mainstream

My name is Lianne Spencer, I am Paige Spencer’s mom.

My daughter has been battling Lyme disease for over 15

years. I have attached some articles and information about

Paige, including a speech that she gave at Queen’s Park.

Here’s an excerpt: “Our Province is already far behind

regarding this serious pandemic. If a reliable and solid

action plan is not inaugurated, our province will face a serious

health crisis. We talk so highly of our health care system,

yet many Lyme-infected individuals, including myself,

are forced to seek refuge in another country for medical

treatments for a chronic illness that apparently is nonexistent

here in Ontario. Stage 2 and 3 patients seek treatment in

America and even Germany, spending outrageous sums of

money to get their lives back. Many cannot afford proper

treatment and some face the fear, like my family, of losing

their home due to medical bills. How does this make our

province look? We are swarming with Lyme disease here,

yet it’s not even recognized, our blood testing is flawed, our

research is unreliable, thousands are getting misdiagnosed,

and the people who are sick and debilitated have to travel to

another country just to be treated like humans. If Bill 27 is

passed, we will be on our way to a healthy and safe

province, not only taking long-term action and care with

Lyme disease but also bringing attention to other vectorborne

and zoonotic diseases. This is not just about treatment

for the sick, we are trying to prevent Lyme disease from

infecting healthy people too.”

Paige is well versed about this disease. After years of

antibiotic and homeopathic treatment in Buffalo, she now

sees an Ontario naturopath, Dr. Angela Lee, who specializes

in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease. [Dr. Lee is

based in Richmond Hill, Ont. Call (905) 237-7031; email:

lyme.essentialscanada@gmail.com]

Now my daughter knows a lot about homeopathic medication,

and plans on attending college for natural/alternative

medicine. Paige gives advice and helps hundreds of

people. The public would benefit from reading an article on

the natural alternatives to treat this disease.

Paige has spoken in the Legislature, and been interviewed

by Breakfast Television, CBC, Toronto Sun, Scarborough

Mirror, 1010 Talk Radio, and met with Dr. Hoskins,

Minister of Health, to tell her story and to work with a government

committee for future plans to educate and treat

Lyme patients. Here is a link to a video that was made about

Paige: http://tinyurl.com/kpmduc5

Sincerely, Liane Spencer, Toronto, Ont.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Herbs and Acupuncture Clear the Pain

and Discomfort of Fibromyalgia

BY TOM FUNG, R.Ac., R.TCMP

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- Traditional Chinese

Mediicine Practitioner

- Over 30 yrs Clinical

Experience;

- President of Toronto

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Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Clinic

(established in 1988)

212 Bathurst St. ( at Queen St. ) Toronto, M5T 2R9

www.hunsing.com

Fibromyalgia has now been

recognized as a distinct disease

entity by the World Health

Organization and the American

College of Rheumatology, and

more physicians and

researchers have become interested

in studying it. In 1999, the

American National Institutes of

Health spent $4.7 million on

fibromyalgia research, up from

$3.1 million in 1998, and three

times the funding provided in

1993. Research aimed at uncovering

the cause(s) of fibromyalgia,

as well as developing treatments

and perhaps even a cure,

is currently conducted or overseen

by several organizations,

including the American

National Institute of

I use acupuncture

and Chinese herbs to

reduce the blockage of

qi in the human body;

depending on where

the blockage occurs,

the results can be

very good

Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and National Centre of

Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

A Brief History of Fibromyalgia

Symptoms of muscle aches and body pains have been

described throughout history. In the Bible (Job 30:17), Job

laments, “The night racks my bones, and the pain that gnaws

me takes no rest.” Alfred Nobel, who invented dynamite and

originated the Nobel Prize, may have endured fibromyalgia,

too. Many letters to his mistress describe multiple muscle

aches and pains, migraine headaches, gastrointestinal disturbances,

cold intolerance, and problems when the weather

changed.

Finally, in 1987, the American Medical Association recognized

fibromyalgia as a legitimate illness, largely due to a

study by Dr. Don Goldenberg, published in the Journal of

the American Medical Association (JAMA), which

described the symptoms, lab findings, and treatment results

of 118 patients with fibromyalgia. Goldenberg used the

terms ‘fibrositis’ and ‘fibromyalgia’ interchangeably at the

beginning of the paper, before switching to the exclusive use

of ‘fibromyalgia’ throughout the rest of the paper.

In another JAMA article, Dr. Robert Bennett wrote: “The

term fibromyalgia has evolved from another with the same

meaning, namely, fibrositis.” The latter term, Bennett

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argued, was a misnomer and inaccurate. ‘Itis’ implies

inflammation, but muscle biopsies of patients with

fibromyalgia typically do not show evidence of inflammation,

and the pain of fibromyalgia usually does not respond

well to anti-inflammatory medications. ‘Myalgia’, on the

other hand, refers to pain of the muscles without implying

inflammation. ‘Myalgia’ is therefore a more appropriate

term to use.

On January 1, 1993, the Copenhagen Declaration established

fibromyalgia as an official disease recognized by the

World Health Organization. The document described the

condition as painful, non-articular (not in the joints), and

predominantly involving the muscles. The World Health

Organization added several other symptoms to the list,

including “the presence of unexplained widespread pain or

aching, persistent fatigue, generalized morning stiffness,

and non-refreshing sleep.”

The Copenhagen Declaration also recognized depression

and anxiety as possible manifestations of the syndrome, and

declared the problem to be the most common cause of

chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain.

After decades of being snubbed by mainstream medicine,

the collection of symptoms we now call fibromyalgia went

from a questionable diagnosis to the world’s most common

cause of chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain. In terms

of official medical recognition, fibromyalgia has arrived.

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Because so few medical doctors recognize fibromyalgia

when they see it, and because the condition resembles, and

even overlaps with, so many other health problems,

fibromyalgia is often missed or misdiagnosed. Sometimes

the medical doctor suggests that it’s all in the patient’s head.

In fact, it’s all in the body, potentially affecting many different

systems, including the musculoskeletal, digestive,

immune, circulatory, endocrine, and nervous systems.

Can it be treated or cured? Unfortunately, it is quite difficult

to treat this problem using traditional Western medicine.

Some holistic family physicians try to use alternative ways

to heal, often with better results.

Traditional Chinese Medical Point of View

First of all, the medical concepts between East and West are

very different. I often use the term ‘macro correlation concept’.

We cannot apply mechanistic thinking to the human

body because it is an organic whole. Second, looking at the

activity of cells or organs is not enough.

From my personal experience, since I was a kid, I have

observed my mother and sister complaining about muscle

pain when my family was under a lot of stress. After 30

years of practising acupuncture in different parts of the

world, such as California, New York, Toronto, and different

cities in China, I have noticed that more people suffer this

disease in large cities, rather than in the countryside.

The Bible of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yellow

Emperor Classic, written by scholars approximately 2,600

years ago, mentions that ‘qi block’ causes pain. What is qi?

Apparently, Chinese scientists are piecing together the fundamental

characteristics of qi (life energy). So far, they

know that it has four characteristics: electric, magnetic,

infrared, and infrasonic. So many scientists in China are

now concentrating their work in this field that a special

branch of science – chiconology – has been developed.

In physical terms, human beings can be reduced to a collection

of electromagnetic fields. What we perceive as solid

tissue is actually a mass of cells made up of chemical substances

that are collections of atoms. Every action consists

of protons (positively charged), neutrons (no charge), and

electrons (negatively charged). Electrons are more easily

dislodged from atoms than protons, and are the main carriers

of electric charge. Thus, at the atomic level, the body is

a mass of energy fields that influence one another.

I often use acupuncture and Chinese herbs to reduce the

blockage of qi in the human body. Depending on where the

blockage occurs (different parts of the body relate to different

organs and different energy channels, namely meridians),

the results can be very good because acupuncture consists

of a self-adjusting mechanism.

Because oriental medical science is a combination of art

and science, the proper manipulation of the needles is

extremely important, along with the proper diagnosis.

Usually after the first visit, even with acute pain, the patient

should feel some degree of improvement. For long term

improvement, the patient can learn qi gong, meditation,

and/or yoga. In the chronic stage, you have to work on an

emotional level, as the vital energy in the human body (qi)

is strongly affected by emotion.

Tom Fung is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and

Acupuncturist practising in Ontario. He is also the Founder and

Chief Instructor of Self Balance Meditation Association. His office is

located at: 179 Main St. N., Markham, Ontario. For more information

or an appointment, email: drtomfung@gmail.com, call his

office: (905) 554-8849, or visit: drtomfungclinic.ca

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Feeling Hot and Sweaty? Stay Hydrated!

Here’s the Lowdown on When and What to Drink

by Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.

You’re going to the gym

to sweat buckets on a

near daily basis, or perhaps

you’re a frequent

jogger. What drink do

you consume to maintain

hydration? A fluorescent

coloured sports drink?

Electrolyte beverage? A

caffeinated soft drink?

Sugar water? Red Bull?

Glucose polymer? Fruit

juice? Or just plain

water? What about a few

glasses of beer after

exercise to rehydrate, or

at least relieve the many

aches and pains from

exercise?

On Electrolytes and

Peak Performance

An electrolyte is a mineral

that contains an electric charge found in

all bodily fluids. Examples are sodium,

potassium, calcium, chlorine, phosphorus,

and magnesium. They are essential to

nerve, cardiac, and other muscle function.

Deficiency can cause fatigue, spasm,

cramps and pain. Normally, electrolytes are

easily obtained from a well-balanced diet,

but are lost in high amounts in our sweat

while we exercise. (Sweat tastes salty

because of the sodium lost from the body.)

High intensity exercise in hot weather can

easily make you sweat away two to four

pounds of water (one to two quarts) in an

hour. This causes body temperature to rise

and performance to decline. If fluids are not

consumed at regular intervals, the result

may be heat stroke, organ damage, dehydration,

or possibly death.

To avoid health hazards and maintain

peak performance during exercise you

should drink before, during, and after a

workout. And if undertaking high intensity

Inadequate fluid replacement

may be at the bottom of recurrent

or chronic injuries as well

as poor athletic performance

results; a sub-optimal water

intake will affect your speed,

endurance, and strength

exercise like in tennis,

soccer, basketball, or

track and field, weigh

yourself before and after

to get a good idea of how

much water weight is

lost, then consume at

least two cups of water

for each pound lost. The

body is made up of about

60% water and needs to

be fully hydrated to perform

optimally. When the

outside temperature or

humidity is especially

high, the body requires

even more water because

it must work harder to

cool itself.

Inadequate fluid

replacement may be at the

bottom of recurrent or

chronic injuries as well as

poor athletic performance

results. A sub-optimal

water intake will affect

your speed, endurance,

and strength. It can also

cause dizziness, nausea, and muscle

cramps. Even a slight water deficit (about

one litre) will slow blood circulation and

reduce concentration.

And don’t depend on thirst to help you

decide when to drink fluids. Thirst is a poor

indicator of dehydration because you may

already be dehydrated before your thirst

mechanism kicks in. It’s best to start drinking

before you feel thirsty and keep drinking

even after your thirst is quenched if you are

going to exercise strenuously for hours.

The best beverage is pure spring water.

It’s the quickest fix for preventing or reversing

dehydration, and easiest for the body to

absorb. Long stretches of vigorous exercise

(over 1.5 hours) repeated day after day, as in

tournaments, will require replacement of

not only water but also carbohydrates and

the electrolytes sodium, magnesium, and

potassium. This is where the specially formulated

sports drinks come in.

How do you know if you’re drinking

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enough? Spot check your

urine often to see how much

fluid you really need. Urine

should be as light or palecoloured

as possible and

more frequent than when

sedentary, to be on the safe

side. The darker the urine, the

more dehydration is present.

The darker or more yellow

the urine, the more water you

need to replenish your fluid

reserves.

Water, Sports Drinks,

or Beer?

You may have seen the odd

hockey, baseball, soccer or

tennis player drinking beer

after a game. Is this really a

good way to replenish water

and electrolytes lost during

vigorous exercise? Beer’s

alcohol content has a dehydrating

effect that causes you

to lose even more valuable

fluids at a time when you

should be replacing them. If

you simply must drink beer,

first quench your thirst with

two or three large glasses of

water. Ideally, have something

to eat so that you aren’t

drinking on an empty stomach.

Enjoying a beer or two in

moderation in this fashion

will at least help you wind

down from the stress of a

heavy exercise.

Sports drinks should only

be used with vigorous exercise

that lasts over an hour and

a half. You do not need them

after jogging for half an hour

under pleasant weather conditions.

Here is a quote from a

recently published British

Medical Journal paper:

“Should people who exercise

seek to proactively replace

fluids lost, or can they rely on

thirst to guide them during

and after physical activity?

And when they rehydrate, do

they need all the salts, sugars,

and other ingredients dumped

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into sports drinks, or is water

fine? The correct answers

are: best to rely on thirst, and

water is fine. All that stuff

that you’ve been hearing

about replacing electrolytes

and so on all these years?

Never mind! The evidence

doesn’t support it.”

The best thing I can say

about most of the popular

sports drinks on the market

is that they are a good scam.

If you have hypoglycemia or

diabetes, these drinks can

make blood sugar levels

dangerously worse. Some of

these drinks use aspartame

or Splenda for sweetening,

both of which are linked to

obesity and diabetes.

The number one ingredient

in most of the sports

drinks on the market is high

fructose corn syrup. In fact,

Gatorade contains 14 grams

of this simple disease-causing

sugar for every eight

ounces. Since a regular bottle

of Gatorade contains 32

ounces, you are actually getting

56 grams of sugar.

These ‘sports’ drinks also

contain brominated vegetable

oil for unspecified

reasons. Bromine displaces

iodine and can be toxic to

the thyroid gland. These formulas

also contain food

colourings and other potentially

harmful additives. The

Tristar Hydration

Supremacy is an ideal

sports drink formula that

contains potassium and

sodium, along with

electrolytes and trace

minerals often lost

during vigorous exercise

dyes have been linked to

hyperactivity and ADHD in

children. Although these

mainstream sports drinks do

replace lost electrolytes, as

discussed earlier, there are

far healthier ways to do that.

I often see people drinking

sports drinks while playing

video games or watching TV.

This could be dangerous. A

single bottle of Gatorade

contains 800 mg of sodium.

This represents one third of

the RDA for sodium. Excess

sodium intake has been associated

with high blood pressure

and stroke risk.

Ideal Sports and

Energy Drinks

If you need to use a hydration/energy

drink, what

should be in that mixture?

Those who need such a drink

are athletes who sweat profusely

enough to warrant

hydration beyond water.

Examples include distance

runners or those who play

hockey, football, soccer, basketball,

tennis and other vigorous

sports, as well as anyone

who sweats excessively

during and after exercise.

People who use saunas on a

regular basis usually will also

need to replace nutrients and

electrolytes lost during the

detoxification process. This

should help prevent muscle

pain, spasms, and the fatigue

that can occur after sauna

therapies.

The ideal drink should not

contain sugar in any form.

Stevia is permissible because

it has no impact on insulin

and subsequent blood sugar

or fat levels.

The mixture should definitely

contain potassium and

sodium. Other electrolytes

and minerals that could be

included are calcium, magnesium,

zinc, copper, selenium,

chromium, chloride and

phosphorus because these are

often lost during vigorous

exercise. Ginseng, hawthorn,

beet root, vitamins B3, B6,

B12 and C could also be in

the mixture for maintaining

energy and providing antioxidants

that guard against

damage to muscles and other

organs stressed by heavy

exercise.

Two products that meet

these requirements are NAKA

Pro-E2 and TriStar

Hydration Supremacy. Both

are powdered formulas that

can easily be mixed into cold

water and used as needed for

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strenuous exercise. These

mixtures contain no sugar,

calories, or harmful ingredients.

A description of each

ingredient in the formula can

be found at: http://tinyurl.

com/nakaPro-E2

Guidelines for Hydration

During Vigorous Exercise

The American College of

Sports Medicine has created

the following guidelines for

hydration during vigorous

exercise at athletic competitions:

l Drink plenty of water (1

to 2 cups) at least 15 minutes

before an event, even if you

are not thirsty. Never restrict

fluids during exercise.

l During the event, drink

8 to 12 ounces of water

every 15 to 20 minutes,

regardless of thirst. Cold

drinks are best because they

are absorbed most rapidly.

l If your event, usually

categorized by exercise

physiologists as “vigorous

exercise”, lasts under 1.5

hours, the only fluid replacement

beverage likely needed

is water. Add a squeeze of

lemon or lime or a splash of

juice for variety.

l Beyond 1.5 hours, you

can benefit from one of the

many sport drinks on the

market. The drink should

not exceed 8% carbohydrate

by weight because more than

that will slow absorption and

may cause stomach cramps

or nausea. To play it safe,

dilute the sports drink by an

equal amount of water.

l If you are an elite athlete

and feel the need to replace

both water and electrolytes,

make your own sports drink

by diluting any natural fruit

juice beverage with an equal

amount of water. Orange

juice, grapefruit juice, and

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apple cider are excellent

choices. Fruit juices, especially

freshly squeezed, as

effective as just about any

commercial sports drink.

l Don’t drink anything

with caffeine (coffee, tea,

chocolate, cola drinks, ‘energy

drinks’) or alcohol, all of

which have a dehydrating

effect.

l Carbonated drinks of

any kind should be avoided

since these tend to make you

feel full, making it difficult

to drink enough.

l Drink 2 cups of water

for every pound lost during

the match. After exercise,

choose carbohydrate-rich

fluids such as juices that

replace both water losses

and muscle glycogen (stored

carbohydrate) to enhance

recovery.

So, keep moving and live

longer but don’t forget to

replace nutrients and electrolytes

if you’re going to do

lots of exercise and sports.

REFERENCES

n America College of Sports

Medicine Guidelines on Hydration:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub

med/9303999

n Compare Sports Drinks:

https://www.cwu.edu/sports-nutrition/compare-sports-drinks

n Gatorade is Crap:

http://amomwalksintoabarre.blogs

pot.ca/2014/08/the-scam-that-isgatorade-and-other.html

n BMJ papers on Gatorade:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pm

c/articles/PMC2658915/

n Effects of too much

Gatorade: http://tinyurl.com/

yegm8lc

n Ideal contents of a quality

sports drink: http://tinyurl.com/

nakaPro-E2

n Study finds more than 24,000

chemicals in bottled water:

http://tinyurl.com/mhya2qh

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Overcoming Guilt

... and Acknowledging Our True Feelings

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showed how anger, if not

experienced in a functional

way, can also create a host of

problems in one’s health and

relationships. This article

will explore how counselling

can deal with guilt,

which is a powerful emotion

that can stifle joy and wellbeing.

Guilt is there for a reason.

It acts as a moral guide, signalling

when some rule or

law has been transgressed. It

tells us when we have done

something wrong; it should

guide our choices not abuse

us.

A counsellor cannot isolate

and focus on just one

blocked emotion because it

can often be one or a combination

of several that are

inhibited, which lead to the

problem.

We tend to be unaware

of the many ways we

unconsciously suppress

emotions. We are not born

with suppressed emotions.

Such suppression or

avoidance is a learned

response taught by our

caregivers and the

world around us

For example, for many

people anxiety is paired

with joy. The experience of

joy can be accompanied by

the anxiety that it won’t or

can’t last, or that the joy is

undeserved. One can also

experience guilt about feeling

anger at someone we

care about. The actual emotion

of anger feels good, but

this kind can be painful

because we suppress these

feelings and instead experience

self-criticism and

guilt.

In When the Body Says

No, author Gabor Mate

writes, “A therapist once

said to me: ‘If you face the

choice between feeling

guilt and resentment,

choose the guilt every time.’

If a refusal saddles you with

guilt while consent leaves

resentment in its wake, opt

for the guilt. Resentment is

soul suicide.”

However, I have seen

plenty of cases where guilt

is just as crippling. Take the

example of a mother who

suffers from a chronic illness

and uses her illness in

a manipulative way to get

the attention she craves

from her daughter. The

daughter may feel tremendous

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imagine herself in five years down the road, happy and successful,

while her mother is still ill and depressed? Can the

daughter feel compassion and sadness about her mother’s

situation and still get on with her life, or is she more likely

to feel crippling shame and guilt?

Only a very mature person could have a frank discussion

about all this without the deprecating self-talk that says she

shouldn’t feel the way she does. On the other hand, how

does the mother feel? Is she also tortured with guilt about

needing her daughter’s attention so badly? What in her history

makes her so needy?

In some cases, people use disease as a punishment by

accusing themselves of being deserving of their illness. Or

there could be guilt about being sick and a burden to others.

The counsellor is constantly watching for signals that

don’t compute. For example, if the patient smiles when he

talks about his sick mother – the counsellor will challenge

the smile. Or a patient may talk in a monotonous, dead tone

while recounting a situation she feels guilt about. The counsellor

will challenge that lack of emotion. It’s all about challenging

the defenses against painful feelings, and bringing

awareness to the surface.

I had a patient who was tortured by so much guilt and

self-loathing that he lived like a hermit. He had his own

inner judge and jury, which condemned him for something

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ined. Was this or that belief

truth or fiction? What evidence

could he find that

would back up this belief?

At first he could only

accept on an intellectual level

that his guilt was self-inflicted.

We had to dig deeper to

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get to the part of him that really believed he was bad. We

had to work slowly to help him distance himself from his

guilt and to see it for what it was worth.

Gradually, he stopped sitting hunched in his chair,

stopped looking like a condemned, crippled man, stopped

the talk in his head that was always self-condemning. A

crack appeared in his gloomy outlook on life, and slowly he

was able to embrace the good that was around him and

know without doubt that he deserved it.

We tend to be unaware of the ways we unconsciously suppress

emotions. We are not born with suppressed emotions.

Such suppression or avoidance is a learned response taught

by our caregivers and the world around us. What we counsellors

do is try to help the patient acknowledge the real

feelings she has and not what should be and, most importantly,

to accept them – however unpleasant.

We are born perfect, but we are not born with a set of

instructions. If we have been brought up imprinted with the

wrong information from our caregivers or society, we can

change it and take control of our life again. As Shakespeare

wrote: “This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must

follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to

any man.”

Kate Kent, R.TCMP, R.Ac, attended the Traditional Chinese Medicine

Institute in Canada, the Institute of Traditional Chinese Herbal Therapy

in Toronto, and the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in

China. She holds a practitioner certification in Erickson Hypnosis as

well as Neuro-Linguistic Programming. A large part of her practice

includes Experiential Dynamic Counselling. She is the former

Acupuncture and Chinese Herb Program Director at the Shiatsu

School of Canada. Kate has been in private practice in Toronto since

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JUNE

SUN SIGN PREDICTIONS

★★★ By Julie Simmons ★★★

GEMINI: May 21 - June 20

Busy is good; mindless is not. Madly off in all

directions sounds better than it feels. Does your

mad multitasking arise from your mind or

body? Jugglers all know where their centre of gravity lives;

you should too. From the 1st – 4th, nothing is what it

seems, be it good, bad or indifferent. Be a witness, not a

wisp in the wind. Your brilliant mind is aflutter with good

ideas and lots to say from the 6th – 13th. Pay some mind to

who is listening; there will be consequences from the 15th

– 20th either way. A new financial plan or reality occurs to

you from the 24th – 26th. It may take some effort to hammer

out the details, and beware the shape-shifting con

artists who would take your self-esteem while offering

fool’s gold, only to vanish with the sun by the 30th.

CANCER: June 21 - July 20

Prepare yourself for action. There is a lot to get

ready until the 5th, at which time the gates

open and you are ready for the race. Or not.

Maybe you’ve had enough of the race and this opening is to

run free for a change; to put yourself first. This is a worthy

expectation and you could pull it off until the 23rd. Strong,

clever insights occur to you from the 6th – 15th and conversation

with friends helps you sort through them. Only

use what they say if it is applicable to your life, and stay

grounded from the 12th – 18th. Gather people who support

you in loving, practical ways on the 24th, and push through

to wisdom from higher sources that is offered with love and

no agenda. You can tell the difference.

LEO: July 22 - Aug. 22

It is human to think we know more than we

often do – this comes with the ability to think

at all. To be humble in the face of confusion or

ignorance takes a big heart and wise attitude. Be big-hearted

from the 1st – 3rd, and on the 4th you can practice

humility. Perception and understanding improve on the 6th

when you talk to others about your big questions. This is a

creative process. A brilliant idea has merit from the 13th –

20th, but it’s riddled with some delusion as well. Take time

to sift through this. Many things originate in places even

you aren’t aware of. By the time they are known to you,

they have already taken root. Meditate on this from the 24th

– 26th, then ask your guides for help in cultivating your

growth from the 27th – 30th. They come when they are

called.

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VIRGO: Aug. 23 - Sept. 21

Things that have thwarted you seem to be falling

into place, depending on your ability to accept

the process of transformation from the 1st – 5th.

You can’t stop or control it, so you might as well accept it.

The strength of your wisdom and intelligence is more easily

accessed from the 6th – 23rd. Shine your light without forcing

people to respond, especially the ones who just love you

but don’t necessarily seem to understand you. They, in their

own way, are your teachers in learning to love without being

critical – simply, from the heart. New projects are cooking

from the 24th. Set some empowered creative intentions.

Good friends are both helpful and confusing, both inspiring

and intimidating from the 27th – 30th. Love them all but

keep your centre amid the contradictory energies.

LIBRA: Sept. 22 - Oct. 22

Take on both necessary and creative communications

from the 1st – 3rd – you have a brilliant

star inspiring your way. Overwhelm seeps in on

the 4th, but scintillating ideas and conversation continue

through the 15th. It’s not just fizz. You’re on to something

worth talking about from the 18th – 20th. Supporters challenge

you to do more and better. Be inspired, not intimidated

– it’s helpful in honing excellence. The 21st presents powerful

insight regarding your life purpose. Let it cook until the

24th, at which time you might consider how it could change

your life and those whose lives you share. Be practical about

how to fulfil this purpose. Ambition is only bad when it’s

ruthless and blind. Revise your long-term goals from the

26th – 30th – not because they aren’t good, just because you

need to connect the ideal to the real.

SCORPIO: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21

Commitment to excellence in service to others is

top of the list from the 1st – 6th. The intensity of

your perceptions is sometimes a gift, sometimes

not – but it is often remarkable. A brief moment of total misperception

occurs on the 4th; after the 6th, clarity returns.

You can share your thoughts – or not – but be discriminating

on this from the 8th – 15th. Focus on how you feel about others,

not on how they might perceive you. Pull in expectations

and agendas from the 18th – 23rd. Where is the value in relation

to the effort you make? Whom do you trust to help you?

Powerful support on the 24th inspires you to rise again.

There is genuine hope and possibility on the 25th, no need to

overdo it. Communications – subtle and obvious, true and

false, genuine and fabricated – rule the day from the 27th –

30th. Speak your truth when expressing your thoughts. It’s

always subjective.

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SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 - Dec. 20

Fire needs something to burn. Your difficulties

can arise from acting as though your fire doesn’t

need wood. Over the last year or two, you have

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een faced with this situation more than once. Strengthen the

fuel that feeds your fire from the 1st – 3rd. Look out for

smoke and possibly mirrors on the 4th. Engage with those

who really “get” you from the 8th – 18th, dealing with matters

of home and family only if necessary. Love is what we

all want; giving it freely gets you more than waiting to see

who loves you unconditionally. Slow down actions so you

can feel feelings from June 21st – 24th. Undercurrents need

to be addressed on the 25th and 30th. Neither avoidance nor

confrontation will work – look for a third alternative.

CAPRICORN : Dec. 21 - Jan. 19

Anticipating the future is always so much better

or worse than catching up to it. But we do need

to plan ahead. The trick is to stay present while

planning. You do this with mastery from the 1st – 4th.

Then, from the 8th – 16th, something pulls you off your

seat until you remember to simply breathe in and out.

Rigidity is not the same as presence. Then begins a short

period of preparation from the 17th – 24th. Clean up, clean

out, organize. You will know when you are called back into

action. Lots of activity and challenge from the 24th – 30th.

Thinking or moving from your centre allows for mastery.

You are as unmovable as a mountain.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 - Feb. 17

Friends are full of good ideas and useful truths

from the 1st – 3rd: Listen well. Even so, there

is confusion sprouting like unwelcome weeds

from the 4th – 15th. Time to sort the truly wise and useful

from the too-good-to-be-true. Conversations with creative

people are important. But stay grounded. Listen to the call

of your authentic values from the 18th – 24th. Practice living

those values from the 24th – 30th. This is not about radical

change; it is more about the small but powerful

lifestyle choices we make all the time, such as using plastic

or not. These are choices you make not just for the planet

but for you, the individual cell in the vast network of

cells that make a universe.

PISCES: Feb. 18 - March 19

The heavy weight of responsibility shifts to a

real understanding and appreciation of your

capabilities from the 1st – 10th. Watch out on

the 4th for confusing projections. Witty, clever people are

seductive as well as alluring from the 12th – 18th. The time

is good to take what you need and leave the rest. This feeds

your self-confidence, something Pisces always needs more

of. Retreat as best you can and imagine or plan your creative

projects from the 19th – 23rd. From June 24th – 30th,

you are all about creative power. Transform your world

through beauty and self-expression. When your creativity

is linked to your feelings, it’s powerful. Do not fear the negative

or cling to positive feelings – all of it is simply fuel to

drive the engine of creative self-expression.

ARIES: March 20 - April 19

The things you want most seem quite possible

to have from the 1st – 3rd – but you are moving

so fast it’s hard to see how or even why you

could hold on to anything but wisdom itself at the moment.

What you learn has way more value then what you get.

Hold this thought at least through the 11th. A worthy opponent

challenges your assumptions about who you are,

thereby sharpening your awareness of yourself from the

12th – 18th. Asking the right questions is better than having

the answers. Be quiet and let change happen from June

20th – 24th. Mysterious energies that feed us from below,

the way earth nourishes plants, are moving in your life.

Disruptions from the 24th – 29th are about change, not

loss. There may be some intense judgments flying. Hold

your ground without power tripping. And remember that

it’s generally better to be kind than right.

TAURUS: April 20 - May 20

Holding tightly to everything that you think/feel

belongs to you causes a kind of constipation of

the soul. Letting it all go, as if it doesn’t matter,

creates a kind of La La Land, which isn’t preferable, either.

At the meeting point of this rocky, hard place is a sweet

spot, which you find from the 1st – 3rd and cultivate over

the next two weeks. Longing overtakes you on the 4th, but

it’s like a wave out in the ocean: gone before it breaks. Pay

it no mind; rather, trust the balance between holding on and

letting go. Clever ways to make money show up from the

13th – 20th. Although things that are too good to be true

generally are, you might be onto something. Celebrate the

rotation from spring to summer from June 20th – 23rd; do

something simple and pleasing. Summer activities call you

to action from the 24th – 30th. Try not to make too much

of work versus play. It’s all life.

JUNE Horoscope Predictions by Robin Armstrong

TAURUS – This will be a comfortable month for most

Taureans. It will be a time of personal indulgence and enjoyment.

You will be able to use charm to get what you want.

GEMINI – Quick wit and easy communications will prevail

this month. The main challenge will be to avoid increasing

commitments and time demands. In big issues you will be

delayed, but in small matters you will succeed.

LIBRA – Communications will be highlighted for Libras this

month. Care will be needed to avoid hurting the feelings of

others. Share your ideas, but do not assume familiarity.

SAGITTARIUS – Sagittarians will enjoy a lot of social activity

this month but you will tend to go in too many directions.

It will be difficult for you to finish things. The main problem

will be foot-in-mouth disease. You will be inclined to say the

wrong thing at the wrong time.

To view Robin Armstrong’s complete web-only online Zodiac Predictions

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benefits and risks of using

various herbs. Marsha

Lecour, award-winning

author, will share her lived

experience with hepatitis C

(from a blood transfusion)

before being cured in 2014.

June 15: Special Green

Roof Event: Yoga for

Digestion and Cleansing –

Join certified nutritionist

and yoga instructor Dee

Buryk for yoga on the

Carrot Common Green

Roof. Participants can discuss

guts, digestion, and

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owel movements, and they

are invited to let it go – literally

and figuratively – to

make space for the good

stuff! Discover specific gut

types and how to support

them through diet and

lifestyle. Participants should

bring their own yoga mat.

www.deeburyk.com.

June 22: Hormone

Disruptors in Your Home –

Hormone or endocrine disrupting

chemicals (EDCs)

change the way hormones

function; learn how EDCs

may be contributing to

health issues. Presenter

Emma Rohmann is a mom to

two young children, an environmental

engineer, and a

green living advocate with

over nine years’ experience

in green building and sustainability

consulting. Visit:

www.greenathome.ca.

June 29: Diabetes 101:

Prevention, Management

and Myth-Busting – This

workshop will interest those

with a recent diagnosis of

diabetes or “pre-diabetes.”

This seminar details the difference

between insulin

resistance, or pre-diabetes,

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes,

and how to prevent and/or

manage these through diet,

lifestyle and targeted supplementation.

Doug Cook, RD,

MPH, CDE is an integrative

and functional nutritionist,

registered dietitian, certified

diabetes educator, author.

See www.dougcookrd.com.

All lectures run from 7 to

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COMMUNITY NEWS

OAKVILLE HOSPITAL

HOSTS LOCAL FOOD EXPO

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial

Hospital (OTMH) is celebrating

Local Food Week with a

Food Expo featuring 18 different

suppliers. From pies to

peaches to poultry, local vendors

will share samples and

insights into the benefits of

locally sourced food. And

Halton Healthcare staff will

show how their Good for You,

Locally Grown “farm to bedside”

approach to hospital

meals is making a difference

for patients. Date: June 8;

time: 9 am – 2 pm, in the

OTMH Cafeteria, 3001

Hospital Gate. Visit: www.

haltonhealthcare.com.

STUDY HIGHLIGHTS

HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES

FOR BRAMPTON

A week after the grand opening

of the Peel Memorial

Centre for Integrated Health

and Wellness, the City of

Brampton presented a core

strategy to create a Health

and Life Sciences cluster at

this world-class facility.

The strategy recommends

building this cluster with a

focus on preventive care,

which complements the service

focus at Peel Memorial,

‘A Stroll in the Park’ celebrates their 27th anniversary this month

takes advantage of growing

trends, and would differentiate

Brampton from health

sectors across the GTA. This

type of cluster would attract

businesses involved with big

data, health apps, population-based

research, and personalized

medicine.

“Brampton is doing gamechanging

things in the health

and life sciences sector,” said

Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “With a

new facility coming, our central

position in the Innovation

Super Corridor, combined

with the forward-looking

approaches outlined in this

study, we have a great opportunity

to set a new course for

Brampton.”

“We’re excited about the

health and life sciences

opportunities this study

highlights,” said Bob

Darling, the City’s Economic

Development and Culture

Director. “With many healthrelated

businesses already

operating in the city and

partnerships we’re facilitating,

we are well positioned to

help build this cluster and

enhance the quality of life in

Brampton.” More info. at:

http://tinyurl.com/y7b3pxf2

A STROLL IN THE PARK

CELEBRATES ITS 27TH

ANNIVERSARY

A Stroll in The Park is celebrating

their 27th anniversary

and everyone is invited.

The group appeared on television

with respected

reporters in 1992, 1994,

2011, and 2014 as concerned

taxpayers who started

petitioning in 1990 for

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in teaching efforts and raising

awareness.

Call Christa Kroboth at

(416) 484-9255 visit

www.astrollinthepark.com

Recover U now offers ozone

steam sauna treatments in

downtown Toronto and

in Mississauga

safety in numbers. The

majority of club members

are single, but anyone over

the age of 18 is welcome.

Walks are accessible by

TTC and last from 1 pm

until 4 or 4:30 pm in one of

the 16 beautiful parks in

Toronto (please show up at

12:30). There are two walking

groups – one for ages 18

to 35 and up; and one for

ages 35 to 65 and up. To

join, just show up on either

a Saturday or Sunday, rain

or shine, at the designated

spot. The club also offers

fun events and trips to parks

outside of Toronto. After

having suffered an attack in

a park, Christa Kroboth

started the club as a way to

petition for the safety of

women. All funds raised aid

AMMA’S 2017 SUMMER

CANADIAN TOUR

From July 7 – 10, Mata

Amritanandamayi Devi will

visit Toronto as part of her

North America summer

tour. She is known throughout

the world as Amma, or

Mother, for her selfless love

and compassion toward all.

Amma’s darshan takes the

unique form of a tender,

motherly embrace, an

expression of compassion

and empathy. In order to

ensure a harmonious flow, a

token system has been

developed. Free, numbered

tokens are given out approximately

one hour prior to

each program. Visit

http://ammacanada.ca/

Schedule: the free darshans

on July 7 are at 10 am

and at 7:30 pm. The free

Devi Bhava, a celebration

devoted to world peace, is at

7 pm on July 10. Events are

at the Delta Hotel by

Marriott Toronto Airport

and Conference Centre, 655

Dixon Road, Toronto, ON.

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WORKSHOPS • LECTURES • SEMINARS • COURSES • RETREATS • PROGRAMS

JUNE 1 HAPPY HEALTHY WOMEN:

Meetup, 10 am, (905) 796-0101,

www.marlenegeorge.com

JUNE 1 - 30 NONPAREIL NATURAL

HEALTH: ORGANIC JUICE FASTING,

Weight Loss, Yoga and Detox - 3, 5, 7,

and 10-day programs (including July,

August, September, October). This is

The Fountain of Youth for improved

health and vitality. Contact nonpareil@

sympatico.ca, (613) 395-6332, Mano,

or visit www.nonpareilholistic.com.

See ad on pg. 22.

JUNE 3, 10, 17, 24 TAO WELLNESS

MORNING: From 10 to 11:30 am,

Love Offering. In person and on

www.tv.DrSha.com. Begin your journey

to greater health and happiness.

Learn meditative practices and sacred

mantras that nourish and align your

soul, heart, mind, and body. Receive

blessings for your physical, emotional,

mental, and spiritual well-being. Call

(416) 609-2777 or email SoulHealing

CentreToronto@DrSha.com

JUNE 4 REIKI I: Meetup, 9 am to 4

pm. Please call (905) 796-0101 or visit

www.marlenegeorge.com

JUNE 5 NETWORK FOR SUCCESS:

Mastermind Meetup, 9:30 to 11 am.

Please call (905) 796-0101 or visit

www.marlenegeorge.com

JUNE 5 ENERGY EXCHANGE:

Meetup, 7 to 9 pm. (905) 796-0101 or

visit www.marlenegeorge.com

JUNE 7, 14, 21, 28, JULY 5

LAUGHTER CLASSES: 6:30 to 7:30

pm, 662 Pape Ave., Toronto. A fun way

to release stress and experience joy.

Join us! www.laughyourselfhappy.com

or (416) 469-2033 for info.

Photo of herbal medicine wheel courtesy of Avalon Retreat Centre; see p. 49

JUNE 7, 24, 21, 28

TAO MEDITATIONS: 7 to 8 pm, $15

per session. In person and webcast.

Designed for everyone open to spiritual

guidance through a deeper connection

with Tao, Heaven and Mother

Earth. Receive blessings to nourish

your soul with high level frequencies

to maintain good health and happiness.

No experience necessary! Please

call (416) 609-2777 or email Soul

HealingCentreToronto@DrSha.com for

more details.

JUNE 8 HAPPY HEALTHY WOMEN:

Meetup, from 7 to 8:30 pm. For more

info, call (905) 796-0101 or visit

www.marlenegeorge.com

JUNE 8 SINGLE NATURE LOVERS

WANTED! (June 8 to Feb. 14, 2018).

Get six Free walks, Free Gift Certificates

and Free $50 massage Gift with

Membership! 99% singles, couples,

groups, clubs, tourists welcome. Justice

for Victims Walk – May 17, 2018. Just

show up! For more details, please visit

www.astrollinthepark.com, or see our

ad on page 76. Call Christa at (416)

484-9255 for meeting details. A Stroll

in The Park©.

JUNE 8 & 22 TAO CALLIGRAPHY

WRITING: 7 to 9 pm, $10. The sacred

art of Tao Calligraphy uses a single,

continuous brush stroke to write

ancient Chinese healing phrases.

Learn to write high frequency messages

that can remove blockages,

paving the way for transformation at

all levels of your soul, heart, mind, and

body. For more info, please call (416)

609-2777 or email SoulHealingCentre

Toronto@DrSha.com

JUNE 10 HEALING THROUGH

BREATHING: Meetup, 10 am to 1 pm,

Please call (905) 796-0101 or visit

www.marlenegeorge.com

JUNE 10

WE WANT PEACE CONCERT: CELE-

BRATING REFUGEES: Community

Exchange from 5 to 6:30 pm; Concert

from 7 to 9:30 pm. $50. Celebrating the

contributions and talents of refugees

worldwide and honouring their courage

in support of World Refugee Day 2017.

Special Artists: Emmanuel Jal, Nelly

Furtado, Faarrow, Love Peace Harmony

Ensemble, and more. A special loveraiser

and project of Love Peace Harmony

Toronto, We Want Peace and Matthew

House. Fleck Dance Theatre,

Harbourfront, 207 Queens Quay W., 3rd

Floor, Queen’s Quay Terminal. Call the

Harbourfront Box Office for tickets:

(416) 973-4000.

JUNE 10, 24 & JULY 8 SOUL MIND

BODY HEALTH WORKSHOP: From 1

to 4 pm, $150 for 3 sessions (includes

permanent Tao Light Transmission).

Soul Mind Body Medicine combines

the essence of Western medicine and

traditional Chinese medicine with

ancient and modern energy and spiritual

secrets. Learn practical techniques

including chanting, meditation, dance,

movement, Tao Calligraphy tracing,

and receive blessings to nourish your

soul and enrich your life. For more

details, please call (416) 609-2777 or

send email to SoulHealingCentre

Toronto@DrSha.com

JUNE 12, 13, 14, 15 HEALING

TRANSFORMATION CLINIC: From 7

to 9 pm. Hands-on bioenergy healing

that gives remarkable results to a wide

variety of conditions. Change everything

in just four days a month. For

more details, please contact Ellen

Lewinberg: (416) 203-2744, email

ellen@healingtransformation.ca or

visit www.healingtransformation.ca.

See ad on page 33.

JUNE 15 SONGS FROM THE HEART:

7 to 8:30 pm, Love offering. Singing is

a pure expression of the heart and

soul. To sing uplifting mantras is to

connect with Heaven and Earth and

receive their love and light. Let go of

life’s stresses and receive blessings to

nourish every aspect of life. Call (416)

609-2777 or email SoulHealingCentre

Toronto@DrSha.com for details.

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JUNE 15 BREAK FREE OF PAST

HURTS To Access Increased Energy

and Self-Worth. Attend an Introductory

Workshop: From 6:30 to 9:30 pm. For

more details or to register, please visit:

www.NewDecisionTherapy.info or call

(416) 469-2033.

JUNE 16 PRACTISING KINDFUL-

NESS MEDITATION: Retreat at Hub &

Hearth Centre, Orangeville. For details,

visit www.sharonedavison.com

JUNE 17 REIK II: Meetup, 9 am to 4

pm. Call (905) 796-0101 or visit

www.marlenegeorge.com for details.

JUNE 17 CONNECTING WITH YOUR

SPIRIT GUIDES: From noon to 4 pm.

Learn how to contact your Spirit

Guides to receive messages of insight

and spiritual upliftment! Please register

at www.roxanneweselake.com or

call (647) 261-5823.

JUNE 17 THE ART OF JOY AND

HAPPINESS THROUGH SONG,

SOUND AND MOVEMENT: From 1 to

6 pm, $25. Experience the joy of guided

soul song and movement. Learn

the sound of your soul, its pure

expression and message, from a

Certified Tao Song Singer and Master

Teacher. No experience necessary!

Please call (416) 609-2777 or email

SoulHealingCentreToronto@DrSha.

com for more information.

JUNE 17 REIKI I CERTIFICATION:

Learn to treat yourself and others.

Includes Principles of Healing, centering,

chakras, endocrine glands and

more. Illustrated Workbook. Virginia

Hart Nelson, 23 years’ experience. For

info, please call (416) 960-1690,

email virginia@theinnereye.ca or visit

www.theinnereye.ca

JUNE 19 HAPPY HEALTHY

WOMEN: Meetup, from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Please call (905) 796-0101 or visit

www.marlenegeorge.com

JUNE 21 HEALING CIRCLE: MEET-

UP, from 7:30 to 9 pm. For more info,

please call (905) 796-0101 or visit

www.marlenegeorge.com

JUNE 23 MONEY, MIND & TRANS-

FORMATION: Retreat at Thirteen

Moons Wellness, Norwood, Ont. For

info, visit www.sharonedavison.com

JUNE 23 - 25

TAO I AND II COMBINED RETREAT:

Held on Friday, from 7 to 10 pm; and

Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to

7pm. Join us in person or by webcast.

Tao Wisdom, Practices and Blessings

for Health, Relationships, Longevity

and Enlightenment. For more information

or to register, call (416) 609-2777

or email SoulHealingCentreToronto@

DrSha.com

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JUNE 23 - 25 THIRTEEN CANOES

RETREAT: Avalon Retreat Centre.

Navigating our Intuitive Gifts of Birth.

For info, call (416) 588-4503, email

arc@whisperingsong.ca; or call (613)

757-1539 or email gaishedakheawok

@gmail.com, www.whisperingsong.ca

JUNE 24 REIKI II CERTIFICATION:

Learn more potent healing applications,

including Symbols, long-distance

healing. Illustrated Workbook.

Virginia Hart Nelson, 23 years’ experience.

Please call (416) 960-1690,

email virginia@theinnereye.ca or visit

www.theinnereye.ca

JUNE 29 HAPPY HEALTHY

WOMEN: Meetup, 10 to 11 am, (905)

796-0101, www.marlenegeorge.com

JUNE 29 REIKI EXCHANGE: MEET-

UP, from 7 to 9 pm, (905) 796-0101,

www.marlenegeorge.com

JULY 8 DISCOVER YOUR INNER

HEALER: Meetup, 9 am - 4 pm, (905)

796-0101, www.marlenegeorge.com

JULY 10, 11, 12, 13 HEALING

TRANSFORMATION CLINIC: 7 to 9

pm. Hands-on bioenergy healing that

gives remarkable results to a wide

variety of conditions. Change everything

in just four days a month. For

more info, please contact Ellen

Lewinberg: (416) 203-2744, email

ellen@healingtransformation.ca or

visit www.healingtransformation.ca.

See ad on page 33.

JULY 15 REIKI I CERTIFICATION: For

details, see June 17 listing. Contact

Virginia Hart Nelson: (416) 960-1690,

virginia@theinnereye.ca

JULY 22 REIKI II CERTIFICATION:

For details, see June 24 listing. Contact

Virginia Hart Nelson: (416) 960-1690,

virginia@theinnereye.ca

AUG 19 - 20

SHAMANISM WORKSHOP IN

WINDSOR offered by The Foundation

for Shamanic Studies. Join Glenn

Campbell for a Basic Workshop in

Core Shamanism. For more info or

registration: (905) 655-6756, email

glenn@shamanspiritpath.com or visit

www.shamanspiritpath.com. See our

ad on page 47.

AUG 26 - 27

SHAMANISM WORKSHOP IN

PETERBOROUGH offered by The

Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Join

Glenn Campbell for a Basic Workshop

in Core Shamanism. For more info or

registration: (905) 655-6756, email

glenn@shamanspiritpath.com or visit

www.shamanspiritpath.com. See our

ad on page 47.

SEPT 9 - 10

SHAMANISM WORKSHOP IN

TORONTO offered by The Foundation

for Shamanic Studies. Join Glenn

Campbell for a Basic Workshop in

Core Shamanism. For more info or

registration: (905) 655-6756, email

glenn@shamanspiritpath.com or visit

www.shamanspiritpath.com. See our

ad on page 47.

SEPT 11 - 18 COSMETIC MAKING

DIPLOMA COURSE in Toronto. For

info, please contact (416) 635-5747 or

email Jan at janbenham@gmail.com

SEPT 12 THE CREAMY CRAFT OF

COSMETIC MAKING. For info, please

contact (416) 635-5747 or email Jan

at janbenham@gmail.com

SEPT 15 MINERAL MAKEUP

WORKSHOP: How to make mineral

foundation, eye shadows and blushers.

For more information, please contact

(416) 635-5747 or email Jan at

janbenham@gmail.com

SEPT 16 NATURAL MAKEUP

WORKSHOP: How to make lipsticks,

lip gloss and cosmetic pencils. For

info, please contact (416) 635-5747 or

email Jan at janbenham@gmail.com

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SEPT 23 & 24 LAUGHTER YOGA

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Eliminate stress - Spread joy - Change

lives… with laughing! Register here:

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to attend the 31st anniversary of

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INCREASE INNER AWARENESS:

monthly spiritual seminars. Held on

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EMOTIONAL OVEREATERS GROUPS:

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CHI HEALING SESSIONS: Held on

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Cancer, Digestion, Trauma. Most Days

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effective, wholesome. Located at 348

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yogapranayamcentre@gmail.com or

call (416) 691-7337.

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ACUPUNCTURE

WUJI XUAN LIFE WELLNESS:

Downtown Toronto, Community

Acupuncture ($30) and Qigong

Classes. Book on www.wujixuan.ca or

call (647) 932-7888.

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1081 Bathurst St., Toronto. To book,

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visit www.ayurvedaritualsspa.com

BODY / MIND THERAPY

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Pain. To book, please call or text Silvia

Delalande: (416) 402-6480 or email

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BREATH WORK

MARLENE GEORGE. Healing Through

Breathing workshops and private sessions.

Visit www.marlenegeorge.com,

call (905) 796-0101.

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CHANNELLING

SPIRITUAL TRANCE PHONE READ-

INGS with White Lion, $50 for 30 minutes.

Love is magic. Fear is a magic

trick. Call: (647) 854-1642.

COUNSELLING / COACHING

AFFORDABLE CBT PSYCHOTHERAPY.

PhD level. Downtown. For info or to

book, call (647) 799-3744 or visit

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FEELING STUCK? NEEDING HELP?

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COURSES & WORKSHOPS

HAPPINESS FLOW QIGONG workshop:

Need some R&R? Join us this

July. Take a journey to experience happiness

and help find your flow.

Limited Seats Available. For details,

visit www.happinessflow.ca

ANIMAL COMMUNICATION WORK-

SHOPS in Bradford and Uxbridge with

Jennifer Tilk. Level I and 2. June, July,

August, September. For more info,

visit www.voicesfortheanimals.com or

please contact (905) 440-0228 or

jennifer@voicesfortheanimals.com

NLP TRAINING: July 21 to 24. Dr. Will

Horton’s NLP course - four powerful

days using NLP to learn NLP! Fun,

interactive and profound. For info

email: info@georginacannon.com

LEARN TO MAKE YOUR OWN healthy,

affordable body care from scratch.

Aromatherapy Certification. Apprenticeships.

Private and Group Workshops.

All ages. (647) 827-6968,

www.AnarresHealth.ca

• Great Selection!

• Full Time, Part Time

& Occasional Rentals

• Reasonable Rates

• Workshop Space Also

COLON HYDROTHERAPY COURSE:

Consider a Career in Colon Therapy.

The Canadian School of Colon

Hydrotherapy is now offering a certificate

program in Colon Therapy. Visit:

www.coloniccoursecanada.com or call

(416) 291-4437.

BELLANINA FACELIFT MASSAGE:

Become a Facelift Massage Specialist.

Classes are held in Toronto. For more

information, please contact Sandra:

sandra@thehealingroomtoronto.com

or call (416) 924-6579.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

MARLENE GEORGE. Craniosacral

Therapy. Private appointments. To

book, visit www.marlenegeorge.com

or call (905) 796-0101.

CRANIOSACRAL, REGISTERED

NUTRITIONIST, Massage, Aromatherapy,

Reflexology, Reiki, Osteopathic

Techniques, Esalen Massage, Living

Raw Food lifestyle expert. Hippocrates

Institute, Matthew Kenney Academy,

Esalen Institute & Young Living

Certified - 24 years experience. Call

Fabienne Thuet: (416) 929-7983,

(416) 558-7441.

ENERGY THERAPY

DISTANCE HEALING/READING, or inperson

holonomic Energy Healing* for

memory based pain/trauma resolution

(Certified*). Meet your multidimensional

wisdom. North GTA: for

info, call (519) 217-6082 or visit

www.monicaduncan.com

FELDENKRAIS

FELDENKRAIS METHOD© ATM

Classes with Marion Harris. To register,

please call (416) 970-7572 or visit

www.FeldenkraisCentre.com

HEAD INJURIES

IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION and

spinal nerve function (speech, vision,

hearing, smell, cognition, coordination/fluidity

of movement, and

parasympathetic disturbances) with

specific motor and sensory neuromodulation

for all 12 Cranial Nerves.

Dr. Monika Faulhaber, DC, DO(Mp),

DNM, OSJ; call (905) 712-8118, visit

www.thehealingcentre.ca

HEALTH SERVICES

INSOMNIA TREATMENT: For details,

visit www.sleepagain.ca or call (416)

560-6910.

HEALTH SERVICES IN ETOBICOKE:

Adrenal stress test, food intolerance

testing, hair mineral analysis, ion foot

detox, massage therapy, naturopathic

doctor, nutritionist, reiki, live blood

cell analysis, iridology. For info: (416)

249-1895, www.betterliving.co

LIFE COACH AND RELATIONSHIP

SPECIALIST: Health, Love, Career – I

Can Help! Ancient Psychic, spiritual

consultant. Amazing Accuracy and

Immediate Results. Fourth Generation

30 years’ experience. Readings and

Meditation Classes provided by

Mother and Daughters. Aura Cleansing

and Chakra Balancing, Palm, Tarot

Cards, Picture Readings. 7 Pleasant

Blvd., Suite 201, Mon. to Sat. South

Side exit to St. Clair Subway.

Municipal parking available. Call 4

appointment: (647) 857-0905.

HAIR ANALYSIS AND NUTRITIONAL

BALANCING - Your Hair Analyst blueprint

will show health and body

chemistry imbalances. A personalized

program is then developed to achieve

optimum health. For more details,

visit www.TheHairAnalyst.com or call

(613) 789-1318.

RECOVER U TECHNOLOGIES AND

SERVICES LTD - new location opening

in Mississauga offering ozone services:

ozone sauna treatments, ozonated

water, ozone insufflation complimented

by Pulsating Electromagnetic Field

(PEMF) therapy. Ozone sauna is an

excellent detoxification method, it

increases cellular oxygen level, energizes

and heals injuries faster. PEMF

therapy aids healing fractures, alleviates

pains and depression, improves

circulation among many other conditions.

To book appointment: call (416)

466-4790; 2905 Eglinton Ave. W.,

Mississauga; or send email to:

info@resonateintowellness.com

HERBALISTS

MONIKA GHENT, Registered Herbalist:

Western Traditional Herbalism;

Plant Spirit Medicine; Inner-knowing

Counselling. www.dreamingwillow.ca;

or (416) 537-8842 for info.

HYPNOTHERAPY

HYPNOSIS SOLUTIONS: Suffering

from obesity, phobias or insomnia?

Hypnosis is a strong and powerful

technique for these issues and many

more. Experienced family doctor practising

hypnosis at minimal cost. For

more information, please contact:

holisticmedicalcare9@gmail.com

www.torontohealingarts.ca

HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS IN ETOBI-

COKE: test for minerals and heavy

metals, includes nutritional consultation.

To book, call (416) 249-1895 or

visit www.betterliving.co

VIRGINIA HART NELSON. Turn your

experiences and conditioning into

powerful catalysts for healing and

change. Call (416) 960-1690, visit

www.theinnereye.ca, see ad pg. 57.

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IRIDOLOGY

IRIDOLOGY AND SCLEROLOGY in

Etobicoke: Danny Singh, B.Sc., 10+

years’ experience, (416) 249-1895,

www.betterliving.co

LIVE BLOOD ANALYSIS

BLOOD CELL ANALYSIS: Live and Dry

plus Blood Typing in Etobicoke. Nelia

Amaral, CNP, NNCP, (416) 249-1895,

www.betterliving.co

LYMPHATIC THERAPY

MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE. Violetta

Soffe, RMT/CDT. Roncesvalles

Ave./High Park Blvd. (416) 727-0020

by appointment only.

MASSAGE THERAPY

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE, cupping,

deep tissue in Etobicoke. Call Camilla

Singh, RMT, (416) 249-1895 or visit

www.betterliving.co

LOMI LOMI: Ancient Hawaiian

Bodywork by Yvonne Booth, 2½

hours, in the Aloha spirit. Call (416)

406-5087, email ybooth@gmail.com,

visit www.alohalomi.com - 2 videos.

NATURAL HAIR / SKIN CARE

DREAMING WILLOW NATURAL

THERAPIES, Monika Ghent: Organic

herbal facials; acupressure facial toning;

back treatments; aromatherapy

massage; organic skincare products;

herbalism. www.dreamingwillow.ca;

(416) 537-8842.

NUTRITIONAL HEALTH

HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST: Improve

digestion, hormones, stress, mental

health, skin, allergies, and overall

health. For more details or to book,

email nutritionbytessa@gmail.com or

call (647) 885-3229.

PAST LIFE THERAPY

EXPERIENCE THE SHIFT WITHIN

THROUGH PAST LIFE REGRESSION.

Helen Zador, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist

specializing in women’s

issues. Call (416) 691-4307, visit

www.bluestarhealingarts.com or see

ad on page 57.

REMEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

from other lifetimes, transform old

habit patterns and liberate your purpose.

Contact Virginia Hart Nelson:

(416) 960-1690, www.theinnereye.ca.

See ad pg. 57.

PSYCHICS & CLAIRVOYANTS

MARGOT PSYCHIC SERVICES.

Professional, accurate, insightful readings

by renowned psychic medium.

Phone or in person, to book please

contact: (416) 921-0611 or visit

www.margotpsychicservices.com

SHEILA WATSON. Psychic and

Spiritualist Medium. Internationally

trained. Call (905) 380-2083, email

sheilajwatson@gmail.com or visit

www.sheilawatson.com

PSYCHIC EXPO. Psychic readers, crystals,

jewellery, and related books are

featured at 10 Psychic Expos across

Ontario. Free crystal and on-going

demonstrations included with admission.

For Free admission discount

coupon, go to www.PsychicExpos.com

PSYCHOTHERAPY

INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE, GROUP and

nutritional therapy. Over 30 years of

clinical experience. To book, visit

www.Lorikaycounselling.com or call

(905) 331-0750.

HOLISTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY. The

most powerful work. Integrating

Psychotherapy with body-centred modalities.

Registered Psychotherapist,

Canadian Certified Counsellor with

Master’s Degree and Board Certified

Polarity Practitioner. Over 20 years’

experience. See ad on pg. 57. Visit

www.visualizationworks.com or call

Victoria (416) 916-6066.

REFLEXOLOGY

PAM RUSSELL. Pain and stress relief

from head to toe. Dupont and

Spadina. House calls. Feet, hands and

ears. Plus Thai foot reflexology, (416)

856-6589, pjrussell@sympatico.ca

NE MISSISSAUGA-BASED REFLEXOL-

OGY: For hands, feet, ears. Stress and

pain relief naturally, and increased circulation.

For info or to book, contact

Elizabeth: (905) 286-1442, visit

www.elizabethbanfalvi.com or email

elizabethkb2001@yahoo.com

FOOTSTEPS REFLEXOLOGY SCHOOL.

Ongoing certification courses in Foot

and Hand Reflexology. British-trained

instructor, small classes. To register or

for info, call (416) 788-597 or visit

www.footstepsreflexologyschool.com

MISSISSAUGA AND STREETSVILLE:

Registered Reflexologist and Reiki

Master with nine years’ experience.

On-site or in clinic: www.Footopia.ca,

(416) 587-9252.

REIKI

MARLENE GEORGE. Reiki. Certificate

attunement manual. All levels. Practice

group and treatments. For more

info, visit www.marlenegeorge.com or

call (905) 796-0101.

VIRGINIA HART NELSON. Private

treatments, and Certification for all

Levels. 23 years’ experience. To book

or for more information, call (416)

960-1690, visit www.theinnereye.ca,

email: virginia@theinnereye.ca. See

ad on page 57.

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SERVICE DIRECTORY

CLASSIFIEDS

REIKI

FREE REIKI CLASS: For info, visit

www.thehealingteam.org or email

thehealingteam@gmail.com

REIKI, NUTRITION COUNSELLING,

MEDITATION in Etobicoke: To book,

call Aleksandra Morgan, CNP, (416)

249-1895 or visit www.betterliving.co

ENERGY HEALING: Reiki treatments

and Classes (all levels). Meditation.

Chakra Activation and Balancing,

Intuitive Readings. To book, contact

Sylvia Oree: soree1111@hotmail.com

or (416) 253-5004.

RETREATS & VACATIONS

BUTTER TART CELEBRATION: From

June 9 to 11. Yoga and food retreat.

For details, visit www.sugarridge.ca

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AND

HEALTHY LIVING. One weekend for a

lifetime of change. For details, visit

www.naturhythms.com or call 1-844-

595-5654 to CR8anewU.

TAO I AND II COMBINED RETREAT:

June 23 to 25: Friday, from 7 to 10

pm; and Saturday and Sunday, from

10 am to 7pm. Join us in person or by

webcast. Tao Wisdom, Practices and

Blessings for Health, Relationships,

Longevity and Enlightenment. To register

or for info, call (416) 609-2777 or

email SoulHealingCentreToronto@

DrSha.com for details.

YOGA, NATURE & YOU - in Ecuador!

Luxury Wellness Retreat. Please contact

Nancy: (416) 953-9423 or visit

www.visiontravel.ca/nancyferragine

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS

REDUCTION: Week Retreat, from July

23 to 28. For more details or to book,

visit www.sugarridge.ca

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: Weekend

Yoga Retreat with Your Pooch, from

July 28 to 30. For details, visit

www.sugarridge.ca

SUMMER RETREAT with Yoga,

Meditation and Beach Time: Escape

the City, from July 30 to Aug. 4. For

details, visit www.sugarridge.ca

GET YOUR GLOW ON: Yoga retreat,

from Aug. 4 to 7, www.sugarridge.ca

ANNUAL FALL RETREAT. Visit

www.marlenegeorge.com or call

(905) 796-0101.

SILENT MEDITATION 5 or 7 nights,

from Sept. 8 to 15. For details, visit

www.sugarridge.ca

SURF AND YOGA in Morocco, from

Sept. 16 to 23. For more details, visit

www.sugarridge.ca

DISCOVER ICELAND: Photography

Workshop in the Land of Fire and Ice!

Oct. 20 to 29. Hurry, spots filling fast!

For more details or to register, visit

www.jasondimichele.com

SPIRITUAL HEALING

CLARITYRADIO.COM. Bridging the

gap between science and spirituality -

this message is for everyone.

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH PRACTITION-

ER, Marlene George. To book, visit

www.marlenegeorge.com or call

(905) 796-0101.

WEIGHT LOSS

HCG WEIGHT LOSS: This highly successful

program has been offered in

our Integrative Clinic since 2011. Our

program incorporates the HCG Triple

Strength Homeopathic Formula,

which burns fat and resets the metabolism.

Clients weigh-in weekly and are

offered 24/7 support. For more info,

call (905) 455-0488 or text (416)

884-8444, www.hormonetesting.ca

YOGA

SUNLILYOGA - A Kripalu Yoga

Programme in Richmond Hill and

Thornhill. Yoga classes, Yoga Therapy,

Retreats and 200- and 500-hour Yoga

Teacher Training: www.sunlilyoga.ca,

(905) 770-9210.

YOGA PRANAYAM CENTRE. Beginner

and intermediate Kripalu yoga - easy,

effective, wholesome. Located at 348

Danforth Ave., the Carrot Common,

Chester subway. For info, email

yogapranayamcentre@gmail.com or

call (416) 691-7337.

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send your text to

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or call (416) 964-0528.

NEXT ISSUE: JULY/AUG 2017

Advertising deadline: June 7

HEALTH PRODUCTS

COLLOIDAL SILVER GENERATORS:

Make your own fresh, high potency

with our professional domestic and

commercial colloidal generators. We

supply large area electrodes of

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magnesium, zinc, iron, platinum, palladium,

tin, titanium and three more.

20% discount for zoomers. Made in

GTA. For more information, visit

www.biophysica.com or call (647)

478-6946 or 1-800-488-2032.

HELP WANTED

WORK, STUDY, PARTICIPATE! The

Dharma Centre of Canada has the following

paid positions available: Fulltime

Kitchen Manager, and Housekeeping

Manager; plus Part-time

Karma Yoga positions in administration,

food preparation, and property

maintenance. The ability to work within

a communal team setting is of

utmost importance. For info, please

visit www.dharmacentre.org for full

descriptions or call our administrator

at 1-866-266-0966.

PERSONALS

HOSPICE BOOK PROJECT: Established

writer looking to interview hospice

and palliative care patients for a book

project partially funded by the Ontario

Arts Council. Share your story with me

and leave a legacy for others. Your

words are important! For more info,

visit www.bengleisser.com or email

bgleisser@sympatico.ca

GREEN SINGLES: Meet the love of

your life on the oldest, largest dating

site for green and conscious/spiritual

singles! www.GreenSingles.com

TORONTO-BASED MASTER HERBAL-

IST, Francis Ashwagandha, seeks

mature, health-conscious female for

companionship, romance, and adventure.

If this interests you, email:

amalaki123@gmail.com with picture.

SELL / BUY / RENT

WANTED: OLD TOY CARS - Hot

Wheels, preferably ‘60s and ‘70s. Will

consider other old toys as well such as

Dinky, Matchbox. Serious collector.

Send email with pictures if possible:

jody@vitalitymagazine.com

SPACE FOR RENT

GROUND FLOOR OFFICE: Ideal for

Health and Wellness practitioner.

Positive environment, bright, spacious,

quiet, clean, plenty of parking,

plus internet. Bring your clients

and/or grow your business here.

Eglinton and Centennial Park, in

Mississauga. Full time or 3 days a

week. (905) 271-0695.

BEAUTIFUL OFFICE SPACE IN NORTH

BRAMPTON. Seeking the services of a

practitioner trained in Traditional

Chinese Medicine specifically regular

Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture

and the Compounding of Herbal

Medicine – available part-time, fulltime

or on a commission split. Would

prefer practitioners with a partial

client base looking to be part of a

team. Easily accessible to surrounding

areas and Hwy. 410. Free Parking

24/7. For further information, please

contact (905) 455-0488 or email

kelly@avitaintegrativehealth.ca, or

visit www.hormonetesting.ca

DOWNTOWN BRAMPTON: Join our

newly renovated Wellness Centre.

Looking for an RMT and Naturopath,

Acupuncture or Counsellor. Fully

equipped Massage room or Consult

room. 1 to 2 days a week. Referrals in

house. Would suit practitioner who

has a practice in another city.

Minimum 4 days a month to start and

then build up! Monthly rent starts at

$295. For details, call (905) 459-7442,

www.bramptonwellnesscentre.com

PARKDALE: Newly renovated, beautiful

offices in historic Parkdale, Queen

West/Brock area. Full or part-time, furnished

or unfurnished. Suitable for

psychotherapy, counselling, etc. Call

Nick: (416) 567-2205.

ANNEX: OFFICE/THERAPY SPACE

FOR LEASE on main floor of charming

Victorian building on Dupont Street,

between Spadina and Bathurst. Two

rooms plus kitchen and bathroom.

Shared entrance. Five minute walk

from Dupont subway station. Parking

in back or on street. Available July 15.

Viewings by appt. For more info,

email: letters@vitalitymagazine.com

SPACE WANTED - APTS., CONDOS,

PROPERTIES

SMALL FARM OR ACREAGE WANTED

in Vaughan or Maple, not far from

public transit. Vitality staffer seeking

lease, lease-to-own, shared ownership,

or other creative arrangement.

Trees, water, organic gardens, and

easy access to Toronto are all part of

the vision. Please reply in confidence

to: letters@vitalitymagazine.com or

leave at message at (416) 964-0528.

CHECK YOUR AD!

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advertisers check their ad upon

publication. We will not be

responsible for more than one

incorrect insertion.

There shall be no liability for

non-insertion of any ad.

Liability for errors in ads is

limited to the amount paid.

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