Polyphenols and herbs and YOU!

Last article we talked about the different types of polyphenols in foods...this time we are going to talk about them with regard to herbs. In general, phenolics have a benzene ring which makes them aromatic and contribute hugely to color, taste and flavor of foods and herbs. medicinally, they hare recognized as anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, and [...]

Depression at Christmas

One in two people suffer from depression at some point in their life - could it be you or a loved one? Are you aware of all the physiological issues that can cause depression? I practiced as a Registered Psychologist for 20 some years. But I left the College of Psychologists because they didn't agree [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:57+00:00December 11th, 2016|Adrenals, Dental issues, Depression, Emotional, Herbal Medicine, Hypothyroid, Immune Issues, Research|Comments Off on Depression at Christmas

Are Essential Oils of any Benefit?

What are essential oils? Are essential oils of any benefit? Are they just for topical use or can they be used internally? Are different types beneficial for different skins? Does it matter where they were grown or how they were processed? What benefits do the different oils have? Lots of questions, let’s go through them [...]

Do you love bread?

Most people love bread. But bread has got a pretty bad rap this past decade and for good reasons. But do you understand the problem? Do you know how to get around it? It is pretty easy... First off, let's understand the problems; then let's solve the problems! So we can enjoy our bread!! Most [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:58+00:00September 21st, 2016|Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Diets, Hormone issues, Hypothyroid, Inflammatory disorders, Microbiota, Nutrition, Toxicity|Comments Off on Do you love bread?

The latest cause/cure all for weight issues

I get both tired and frustrated whenever I read or hear an expert/professional claiming that the one issue they are touting is the be all and end all of weight issues. There are a huge number of issues that can contribute to weight imbalances. It used to be just excess calories and lack of exercise...but [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:00+00:00April 13th, 2016|Adrenals, Anti-inflammatories, Depression, Diabetes, Diets, Emotional, Exercise, Gut Health, Hormone issues, Mental Health, Nutrition, Toxicity, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The latest cause/cure all for weight issues

Do you have dysbiosis?

There is no one issue that is causing all of today's health issues. From excess sugar, lack of nutrient, toxicities, unhealthy electro-magnetic waves, to low levels of glutathione; to dysfunctional mitochondria; to methylation cycles not functioning; and the list goes on and on. This article is dedicated to an arena that has received a terrific [...]

What too many health practitioners don’t understand

Your body is very dependent on every cell functioning optimally. Each cell has a number of "organelles" that need to function effectively for the cell to function. Many are familiar with the mitochondria that in addition to a variety of other functions, provides the fuel for each cell. Thankfully you don't need to understand the [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:01+00:00April 1st, 2016|Anti-oxidants, Antioxidants, Cholesterol, Depression, Diabetes, Diets, Emotional, Energy, Glutathione, Gut Health, Heart Health, Immune Health, Immune Issues, Inflammatory disorders, Microbiota, Nutritional Health|Comments Off on What too many health practitioners don’t understand

Yeah – its here…

You have CHOICES!!! There is this new site...www.ChoicesUnlimited.ca The "Health on a Budget" on www.ChoicesUnlimited.ca The Whole Health Initiative on www.WholeHealthInitiative.ca - click here And of course we have www.DrHollyBooks. com which has been updated - click here - videos, downloads, books Let's not forget...every Wednesday at Noon check out www.NewsForTheSoul.com  You or someone you know [...]

How can chocolate be a benefit?

Most of us have heard that "dark chocolate" is good for us.  Unfortunately, the concept of "dark or bitter chocolate" was marketed well, but the marketing covered up a huge misunderstanding. Chocolate contains over 1200 molecules, over 300 nutrients that are beneficial to us.  AND they are in significant amounts not just trace amounts.  Further, the [...]

The Scientific Evidence Behind Anti-depressants

Okay, so I have gone down this road many times before. But if you or anyone you know is taking anti-depressants - read this. By the way did you know that 1/2 women and 1/3 men are now diagnosed as having depression at some point in their life? Further, as many as 1 in 10 [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:06+00:00January 19th, 2016|Depression, Detox, Glutathione, Gut Health, Immune Health, Mental Health, Microbiota, Nutrition, Research|Comments Off on The Scientific Evidence Behind Anti-depressants