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Protect Your Liver with Chrysanthemum Tea

The next time you feel like your liver needs a boost (such as after a night of drinking), go for some chrysanthemum tea. Taken from the Chrysanthemum plant, chrysanthemum tea is widely consumed in Asia and can be readily found in Vancouver’s specialt... »

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Vegetarian or Vegan Protein and Amino Acids

If you are vegan or vegetarian, or are considering that diet and lifestyle change, you may be wondering what some of the best sources of protein and amino acids actually are. Here is a list of some high-protein vegetable-based foods that also provide... »

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Zinc and Prostate Health: Oysters May Protect Against Prostate Cancer

Zinc is a mineral that the body needs, but men may need more than women. Dietary zinc can be gotten through zinc-based foods, or through supplementation. It is thought that there is a connection between zinc and prostate cancer, since cancerous prost... »

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Flu Shots Are Unhealthy? An Alternative: Medicinal Mushrooms!

These days you seem to find two camps of people regarding whether flu shots are unhealthy or not… those who dependably get their flu shots every season and swear by them, and those who avoid them due to the debate on the health aspects of flu shots. ... »


Need Relief for Pain, Cramps, Tension or Arthritis? Try Moxibustion in Vancouver!

Most people have never heard about an acupuncture modality called moxibustion. Vancouver Health News paid a visit to Dr. Angela Foran, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), who practices in Vancouver, to find out what moxibustion is all about... »

How to Find a Health Practitioner that Understands the Spiritual Side of Healing – VIDEO

How to Find a Health Practitioner that Understands the Spiritual Side of Healing – VIDEO

If you were diagnosed with a disease, would you discuss the issue with your doctor and come to the conclusion that you would need to heal yourself by changing your core beliefs through the practice of meditation, stillness, or taking advantage of age... »

Vancouver Ear Acupuncture – Like Reflexology for Your Ears!

Vancouver Ear Acupuncture – Like Reflexology for Your Ears!

Most alternative health conscious Vancouverites have probably tried reflexology at least once or twice in their life, or at least know what it is all about.  Reflexology involves applying pressure, most typically to the feet with various hand techniq... »


Acupuncture’s Amazing Uses

Acupuncture has been used successfully for at least 3,000 years. Yet, in the west, it is a relatively new therapy that has won many praises from patients for pain relief. But did you know the amazing and wider range of uses of acupuncture? We sat dow... »

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The Buzz About Bee Pollen: Vancouver Dietitian Explains The Pros And Cons

Bee pollen is a popular high-energy supplement. Some athletes use it, claiming it improves their physical performance. Would it work for you? We asked a Vancouver dietitian to explain. Bee pollen is possibly the first supplement ever used by humans. ... »

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Consume Grain Legumes to Control Weight

Much like how eating fruit before a meal will increase feelings of satiety afterwards, grain legumes, which according to T Hymowitz, are “plants used as food in the form of unripe pods, immature seed or mature dry seed, directly or indirectly,”... »

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Gluten-Free Regardless of Celiac Disease, Says Vancouver Naturopath

Celiac disease is one of the main health reasons why some people avoid gluten in their diet, but celiac disease is not the only reason. According to a Vancouver naturopath, gluten-free diets are to be had by the many rather than the few, whether they... »

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Increase Satiety–Feeling of Fullness–with Beans

Want to keep the hunger pangs at bay? Try increasing your natural appetite suppressant cholecystokinin (CCK) through consumption of beans.  A hormone found in the gastrointestinal system, CCK helps us digest fat and protein. The digestive hormone can... »

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Stay Motivated by Rewarding Yourself!

It is only natural to reward ourselves after accomplishing a goal, but can the possibility of reinforcements also motivate individuals to lose weight? Well, according to a study, it can… A study conducted at the University of Connecticut School... »

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Shrink Loose Skin with Raw Food Diet

I asked myself, “If I lose all that weight, what about the excess skin? How do I get rid of all that loose skin?” Horrified by the thought of all my stretch marks collapsing into a field of toneless crevices on my stomach that looked more like elepha... »

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Injection Therapy–Vancouver Naturopath Vitamin Treatment

Downtown Vancouver naturopath doctors have a substantial range of services to offer you, including a safe, speedy way of delivering vitamins. Dr. Carol Lin, ND, offers Intravenous Vitamin Injection therapy from her Vancouver practice. Intravenous Vit... »

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Tried Immortal Mushrooms? Vancouver Naturopath Asks…

There are many wonderful foods we can eat to improve our health and wellbeing, says downtown Vancouver naturopath Dr. Carol Lin, ND. Lemons fight colds. Garlic improves circulation. And the power mushrooms Reishi and Shiitake can even extend our live... »

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Lose Weight with Omega-3? Maybe Not…

Much has been reported about the metabolic and cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Recent animal studies have also claimed that omega-3 can help with weight loss due to appetite suppression, and changes in adipose tissues and fat oxidatio... »

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Can Astragalus Membranaceus Help Reduce Stress?

We’ve all experienced how stress can affect us — it can break our concentration, leave us frustrated and intrude on daily thoughts. Studies have shown that constant stress can even leave a long-term negative effect on the brain, influencing behaviour... »

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Lose Weight with Pistachios

Not only are pistachios readily available and delicious, they’re also healthy and can help reduce weight. There’s a misconception that eating fatty foods such as nuts will contribute to weight gain. But small quantities of foods high in unsaturated f... »

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Spice Up your Regimen with Cinnamon

The next time you want to add a little extra flavour in your food without adding a lot of calories, use some cinnamon. It may even help you lose weight – just ask any weight loss coach! Cinnamon is for both weight loss and as an anti-inflammato... »

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Lose Fat by Eating Tofu

Soy, or soybeans, generally regarded as a healthy low-fat source of protein, is a staple in vegan and vegetarian diets, very often eaten in the form of tofu. Tofu is a soy bean curd found in common Chinese recipes. Commonly used as a substitution for... »

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Healthy Weight Equals Healthy Immune System

Working towards a healthy weight does more than prepare you for a bikini body. Maintaining a healthy weight also improves your immune system. Your immune system is absolutely vital for your health. The immune system is our first line of defense again... »

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Vancouver Weight Loss Tip: Snack on Fruit!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but will it keep hunger away? Fruits are generally seen as a healthy source of nutrition, so it’s no surprise that the consumption of fruit decreases our feelings of hunger. But does it matter which form we consu... »

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Lose Weight with Barley

The next time grains are included in your recipe, opt for barley instead. A long established cereal grain from the grass family, barley contains eight essential amino acids and is loaded in vitamins. Barley can help lower cholesterol, regulate bowel ... »


Lower Cholesterol with Astragalus Herb

From a health survey taken in 2011, it is estimated that 39 per cent of Canadians have unhealthy cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is crucial to the well-being of humans since it plays a vital role in cell membranes’ fluidity, permeability and structur... »

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Vancouver Naturopath Asks, Have You Tried Immortal Mushrooms?

There are many wonderful foods we can eat to improve our health and wellbeing, says downtown Vancouver naturopath Dr. Carol Lin, ND. Lemons fight colds. Garlic improves circulation. And the power mushrooms Reishi and Shiitake can even extend our live... »

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Can the Herb Astragalus membranaceus Help Stroke Patients?

Astragalus membranaceus, a plant found in traditional Chinese medicine, has been used in the past for diabetes and healing. It can also help increase metabolism and sweating, reduce tiredness, and regulate the lungs, adrenal glands and the gastrointe... »

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Smartphone App Helps You Lose Weight

Anywhere you go in Vancouver, chances are you’ll spot someone either exercising or using their smartphone. So it’s no wonder that technology has combined the two and created apps to help individuals lose weight by keeping track of their diet and phys... »

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High Protein Diet to Drop the Pounds

You can put more food on your plate with a high protein diet. This popular new diet could speed your metabolism and help drop the pounds. This is a diet you must follow with care. The high protein diet can be also high in saturated fat, and low in fi... »

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Lose Weight with Vinegar

Popular in salad dressings, sauces and as part of pickling processes, vinegar is a compound made up of mostly acetic acid and water. Aside from its culinary and cleaning use, vinegar has also been used throughout the years as a treatment for various ... »

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