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How To Use Activated Charcoal

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  Activated Charcoal                 What is it? Activated charcoal is a nontoxic, odorless and tasteless black powder that has been used for years to treat many various things in the body. It can be made out of wood, bamboo and even coconuts.Charcoal is an antidote as it adsorbs most toxins and poisons before they can ... Read More »

4 Toxic Chemicals This Study Found In Our Halloween Costumes

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It’s that time of year again…orange and black adorn most retail outlets, spiders, witches, skeletons and goblins adorn many neighboring doorways, windows and lawns. Halloween is a fun tradition that many of us enjoy. Most parents are aware of the toxins found in candy and the ‘treats’ collected by their precious wee ones. But what about those scary costumes? What ... Read More »

Would you believe what’s in these popsicles?

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I have so many fantastic childhood memories.   Decorating our freshly picked Christmas tree, our yearly trips to Prince Edward Island, and of course biking, the beach, and everything that has to do with summer…including lots of popsicles! Whenever we heard that cute little tune coming from the ice cream cart or “dicky dee”, we’d drop whatever we were doing,  grab some pocket change ... Read More »

Do we really need to treat fevers?

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By Dr. Tanya Wylde, Naturopathic Doctor Fevers often occur with colds and flus and all too often parent’s worry about and treat a fever unnecessarily according to research, since fever is the body’s natural response to deal with an infection. Some doctors and researchers call it “fever phobia.” 1,2               When a child has a fever ... Read More »

Evidenced based naturopathic treatments to prevent and treat colds and flus. By Dr. Tanya Wylde, Naturopathic Doctor

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October, 2013.  Written by Dr. Tanya Wylde, Naturopathic Doctor               Cold & Flu Season is upon us and October is influenza (flu) immunization awareness month.  Some people struggle with the decision of whether or not to vaccinate with the flu-vaccine.  See my blog titled “To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question” ... Read More »

5 Easy Steps to Delicious, Healthy Homemade Popcorn

Popcorn used to be a healthy snack…long before the microwavable pre-packaged stuff they now sell in bags ever existed. I won’t go into detail here, but you can read more about a lawsuit here:  $7.2 Million Awarded For Eating Popcorn If you are still buying popcorn in a bag, please consider stopping.  They coat the bag with tons of fake ... Read More »

All Natural, Non Toxic Bug Spray/Repellent

Many people have written in asking about natural Bug Spray. One word of cautions with bug sprays you buy in stores, they are extremely toxic. ***ESPECIALLY when mixed with sunscreens. They enhance photosensitivity and can cause cancer cells to appear and grow faster.                           For more on Sunscreen ... Read More »

Time To REALLY heal and get Fit

This is interesting: - Number of medical schools in the U.S.: 125 - Of those, only 30 requiring a course in nutrition: - The average U.S. physician receives only 2.5 hours of nutritional training during four years in medical school. I believe there are about 17 in Canada, only a few require a course in nutrition and still 2.5 hours ... Read More »

Dr. Oz Teeth Whitening Remedy

Dr. Oz suggests a teeth whitening home remedy using baking soda and lemon. Follow these directions: In a small bowl, mix a little bit of baking soda with the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon. The mixture should bubble slightly. Using a cotton swab, wipe saliva and excess plaque from your teeth before brushing on the mixture. Leave the mixture ... Read More »

Natural Remedy for Bad Breath!!

Which natural spices and herbs can you chew to treat bad breath? Cloves                   Anise seeds                           Fennel                           The answer?  All of the above You can use ... Read More »

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