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The History Of Western Herbal Medicine

Local herbalist, healer and wise woman, Chanchal Cabrera, writes a very eye opening account of the modern subversion of plant medicine: THE HISTORY OF WESTERN HERBAL MEDICINE – Chanchal Cabrera MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG Herbal medicine is the oldest form of healing known. Possibly massage is…

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Scalp & Hair Therapy

Give dry, damaged hair and scalp some lovin’ with an organic deep conditioning treatment and relaxing scalp boar bristle brush and massage by Kaila Rain. Starting from $25, call 250 400 HAIR to book an appointment.

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The Acid

Before I heard The Acid, I was listening to a remix of a song by one of the band’s three members, Ry X, called ‘Howling’. The Australian musician adds his distinctive flavour to the LA-based group and when I came across the song ‘Basic Instinct’…

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The Science Behind Chaga Mushroom

If you’re the type of person who likes to geek out on the details of how something works, prepare to enter the wonderful world of Chaga. Scientific Advisor and Energy Medicine Specialist Dr. Karl Maret reveals the inner workings of this marvelous mushroom and its…

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Fish: A Love Affair

Did you ever think that you could fall in love with a fish? Chef Dan Barber did just that, not once but twice. Once he realized the truth about his first love, however, he quickly lost his passion for the unsustainable fish. Later on in…

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Using Livestock to Reverse Desertification

Allan Savory discusses the serious threat of desertification and how by mimicking nature, ┬ároaming livestock can be used (and is being used) to replenish the land and feed humanity. Livestock is often villified and has become a delicate subject to discuss; no wonder when we…

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Lowlights with Kaila Rain & Product Sale

Artist Kaila Rain will be offering lowlights and a cut starting at $65 this colourful season. Restore radiance and add dimension to dull, damaged post-summer hair. Book her on Mondays or Fridays.   Our new Earth Lab mineral makeup line will be 20% off this…

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Wisewoman Susun Weed – Three Traditions of Health

I have been on a Susun Weed spree lately. This woman is wise. “Herbal medicine is People’s medicine” is her mantra and oh how exciting, enlightening and enlivening it is to be guided by such a masterful teacher towards growing and gathering medicine for me…

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The Importance of SLEEP

Getting enough sleep is one thing, getting enough GOOD QUALITY sleep is quite another. I had no idea that one of the ‘diseases of civilization’ that plagues our modern society is sleeping disorders. According to Dr. Stasha Gominak, this is the root of much pain…

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Why We Get Fat

Most of you would agree that gaining or losing weight is based on the amount of calories we eat, right? Caloric intake vs caloric expenditure – the eat less, exercise more mantra of modern medicine. Well what if that’s wrong and the cause of fat…

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