Elderberry: Uses and Health Benefits

Elderberry, also known as Sambucus scientifically, comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘aeld‘ meaning ‘fire’ and is a staple in our home. Whenever we buy cough or cold “medicine” at our local health food store, depending on the severity, we either grab a honey base or elderberry! Elderberry plants are native to Europe, Asia, and here in North America and are […]

“Anti – Vaxers” of the 21st century!

You’re probably here expecting to read over the oh-so-common bashing of what CNN recorded as 5% of the USA population and between 73% and 91% of Canadians according to Ottawa. If you haven’t been paying attention, you may not have noticed that I would be one of those grouped under the ‘Anti – Vax’ label. Let me just say that […]

The Holistic Approach

When it comes to our health, today’s society is taught to rely on their MD Physician, public health nurse or pharmacist. All of whom operate under the same modern health system – referred to as “western medicine”. However, the holistic movement is making an increasing comeback, offering possible solutions to certain chronic conditions in which “conventional” medicine is more limited, […]

Kick’n Kawasaki – Natali’s Story

January 26 is Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day, and this one hits close to home for our family. Our oldest daughter, Natali, was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease when she was just 4 months old. It was without a doubt the hardest thing we’ve ever had to go through. With ongoing efforts from her medical team at BC Children’s Hospital and the support of […]


There is always loads of controversy whenever anything comes up about vaccinations, whether for or against. This documentary film “VAXXED” got pulled from the Tribeca film festival for bringing up a long argued debate on the link between Autism and the MMR (Measels Mumps Rubella) Vaccine. In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at […]

Addiction Misunderstood

I’ve never believed in addiction the way most people have been taught about it. Not even when I went to an addictions councillor with my addict boyfriend when I was 18 – I honestly couldn’t believe the B.S. coming out of the guys mouth, I mean, has he ever actually experienced addiction? I’ve always felt that by labeling addictions, society […]