Articles and Q&A's



April 2013

Seven Steps to a Vibrant Life

Springtime and Easter is a refreshing time of renewal and vitality, yet one of the most common complaints that we hear from our clients is “low energy levels”. Of course, many of them have medical reasons for this. Many more, however, simply cannot garner enough energy to accomplish their daily chores. We have a few tips to rectify this. (1) EXERCISE: One needs to make time for regular exercise. Exercise stimulates the mitochondria of your body’s cells to burn fuel to generate energy. Exercise also augments the production of serotonin and endorphin for mood and alertness. Some of our clients say, “I’m too tired to do any exercise.” Well, there are ways to help break the vicious cycle. Taking “Arnicare Sport” (formerly, “Sportinene”) can make unaccustomed exercise less painful as well as speed recovery. “Endura” is great during exercise as well as in recovery, while just a few sips of “Lucozade” can provide instant energy.
More Details
April 2013

The "Mouse Arm"

“Mouse Arm” is a newly coined term designating a group of musculo-skeletal problems of the forearm and hand resulting from keyboard use. Excessive and repetitive typing, clicking the “mouse”, punching smart phones all day, and playing musical instrumentals all may result in tendon and ligament strains. The resulting muscle spasm may affect nerve conduction and sensations giving rise to more pains. Computers have revolutionised all walks of life. It is estimated that two thirds city folks use some type of computer on a daily basis. This includes those who work at the cash register, punching and scanning for a few hours a day and youngsters who cannot get their hands off their iPhones. I guarantee at least 10% of my readers have some form of the conditions that I am going to describe.
More Details
March 2013

Circulation "Keep things in your blood going round and round (Part 1)"

"Poor circulation" is not only painful or, at best, annoying but if untreated could lead to a sedentary lifestyle which ultimately results in serious chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, and organ damage. Symptoms can be quite inconspicuous and include things such as achy, tingly legs, cold, tired feet, swollen legs, or a wound on your leg that just will not heal. The cause could be peripheral artery disease, diabetes, weight-gain, edema, heredity, or all of the above. Good news is that regardless of the cause, there are several non-prescription and non-invasive ways to alleviate such symptoms. Part 1 of our article deals with the venous aspect of things; keep an eye out for Part 2 which will consider the arterial side.
More Details
March 2013

Getting Ready for Pollen Season

Thank God winter is over. The birds and the bees are just around the corner. This is good news for everybody except those who have hay fever because the pollens and tree dusts are also just around the corner. Well, if you start doing something now, maybe your seasonal allergies will not hit you so hard this year. To prevent the annoying symptoms of weeping and sneezing all day with plugged up sinuses and itch eyes, you can try a homeopathic program that I had been using for over 20 years. Take Pollen 30CH one dose (1 ml or 2 pumps placed under the tongue) once a week and Thymuline 30CH (one little tube of granules to be melted under the tongue) also once a week but on a different day of the week, for a minimum of 5 weeks. For
More Details
March 2013

Housekeeping for a Healthy Body

Just as keeping our houses clean promotes a better sense of well-being and allows for greater enjoyment of our houses, keeping our bodies cleansed via detoxification helps us to feel better and enjoy life more fully. So, where does the “dirt” come from? Our daily activities expose our bodies to many different toxins. Whether they be in the form of drugs that we take for medically necessary reasons, additives or preservatives found in our food, environmental toxins found in the air around us, or cellular debris from normal metabolic processes as well as disease processes, it is virtually impossible to avoid exposure. A buildup of toxins can lead to fatigue, degeneration, ageing, and weakening of our immune defense. Toxins can lead to inflammation, which has been associated with many diseases including diabetes and cancer.
More Details
February 2013

Vinceel Mouth Spray

Q: Is there a good healing spray for mouth ulcers and sores? A: Vinceel is a homeopathic spray designed for the mouth and throat. It heals canker sores, ulcers, cuts, blisters, burns, sore throat and gingervitis.
More Details
February 2013

Love Your Heart

“Cardiovascular disease “ (CVD)... What do these words really mean? CVD refers to a whole spectrum of disease that can affect the heart and/or the blood vessels throughout the body. Cardiovascular diseases include coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, heart attack, stroke, dyslipidemia (abnormal amounts of cholesterol in the blood), angina and atherosclerosis. CVD is a leading cause of death for both men and women in Canada, superseded only by malignant cancers.
More Details
February 2013

Natural Remedies for Rheumatism

Rheumatism is a loose term used to describe a group of clinical pains and inflammation involving joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. It may be due to old or recent injuries, degenerative arthritis, fibro-myalgia, and auto-immune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Old age, humidity and weather change are aggravating factors. Usual orthodox treatment includes anti-inflammatory drugs, topical rubs, and steroids.
More Details
January 2013

Healthy Habits for a Healthy Year

If you're like us, it's been a holiday season filled with lots of good food! Despite our best efforts to try not to over-indulge, most of us will have put on a few extra pounds. Instead of going along the "knee-jerk" path of going on a diet, this is the perfect time to develop healthy habits that can prepare us for those times when we want to have a little fun. In particular, we'd like to focus on the digestive system.
More Details
January 2013

Q&A with Dr. Henry Cheng - Nose Dripping in the Cold

Q: I always have intractable dripping from my nose in cold weather. What can I do?
More Details
December 2012

Haemorrhoids: A Natural Approach

Humans stand on two legs and assume an upright posture as compared to the horizontal position in 4-legged animals. They pay a price for this. Due to the accumulated hydrostatic pressure in the lower parts of the body, humans develop dilated veins in their lower legs and in the lower bowel. Dilated veins in the legs are called varicose veins. Those in the rectum are Haemorrhoids. An individual would be more prone to haemorrhoids if the wall of their veins loses its normal supporting connective tissues and elasticity and whenever there is increase in abdominal pressure as in obesity, pregnancy, straining during weight lifting or constipation. There is also a familial predisposition.
More Details
November 2012

Beyond Milk for Building Strong Bones

"Drink your milk up or you don't get to play today!" That is something many of us have heard repeatedly in our early years... Well, guess what? The statement is still valid today, regardless of your age. If you do not try your best to maintain strong bones through nutrition and exercise, you will not have a strong and healthy skeleton to carry you through life and allow you to "play" well into advanced age. Many people focus on their joints, since a painful joint is easily detectable. However, without strong bones to form a healthy skeleton, painless joints would be useless. In fact, fracture due to weak bones is one of the leading causes of hospitalizations for the elderly, often with poor outcomes. Therefore, we should make an effort to take good care of our bones first.
More Details

Stay In Touch

Subscribe to our e-wellness newsletter for current updates, coupons and specials!

Featured Products

Our Sponsors