Thyme is a Mediterranean herb with dietary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. It is used in a number of cuisines from all around the world including Latin, European, Mediterranean, African, British and the Caribbean. It is available for purchase either fresh or dried to be used in cooking and medicinally. The thyme plant is robust and hardy and will grow outdoors in the warmer months or indoors in a planter all year round.

But there is probably a lot about thyme that you didn't know.
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It's finally summer! The weather is warm, you're finally able to ditch the heavy clothes and hit the beach! But wait, is your throat scratchy, throbbing and painful every time you swallow? You may have... a summer cold!
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Summer means warm weather, sand, BBQs, pool parties and the occasional getaway. It's easy to get carried away in all the fun and sun and neglect taking care of some basic health necessities. Below are some tips on how you can stay healthy this summer while having fun!
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Are you going on a well-deserved vacation this summer? Perhaps to a warm, tropical island where you can relax and decompress for a week or two? That sounds like a dream... But for some of us, we will live through a nightmare before we get to that dream destination.

Aviophobia is the fear of flying. If you have aviophobia, read below to learn what you can do to ease your symptoms and possibly even completely overcome your fear.
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Dr. Stephanie Yaremko has been interested in herbal and naturopathic medicine for as long as she can remember. When she was in grade school, she wrote a paper and presented to her class on herbal medicine and its benefits. 
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It seems like everyone is talking about prebiotics and probiotics. They have been the hot topic of many nutritionists and dietitians as of late. But what are they and what's the difference between them? And do we really need them?

A helpful metaphor to understand the difference between a prebiotic and a probiotic may be a garden. You can add seeds—the probiotic bacteria—while the prebiotic fiber is the water and fertilizer that helps the seeds to grow and flourish.
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It's June and we're officially into the summer months! Warmer weather, barbeques outside, days in the park, bare feet...and you're still sneezing with itchy, watery eyes?!

For most people, summer signifies more than just fun in the sun, but also relief from annoying allergies that can make you miserable. But for many it just means a continuation of spring allergies with symptoms that present a bit differently.
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As a young girl, Dr. Roberts suffered from several different types of allergies and eczema. She would often break out in rashes and have several other allergic reactions, all of which couldn’t really be explained. When she was 13 years old, her parents took her to a Naturopathic Doctor to seek help and find answers.

A short time later, all her allergies and eczema cleared up. It was a mixture of homeopathic remedies as well as probiotics and a specified diet that did the trick.
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About 40% of Canadians are living with some sort of sleeping disorder, insomnia being the most prevalent. About 10% of adult Canadians experience persistent insomnia, while an additional 25% experience occasional symptoms of insomnia.
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This stunningly beautiful flower is native to the Americas where it blooms in several varieties and forms and is cultivated for its flowers of unmatched beauty, and others for the edible fruit it bears. There are several varieties of passion flower in cultivation. Though the commercially available passionfruit is produced by Passiflora edulis, also known as purple granadilla. But the passion flower is not just a creature of beauty, it also has several medicinal and healing properties.
 
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The lymphatic system is made up of organs, ducts, nodes and vessels and is a vital part of the circulatory system. It has one of the most important jobs in the human body: It moves lymphatic fluid throughout the body to regulate the balance of all fluids and helps to detoxify and remove toxins. It keeps the immune system operating well, while cleaning and nourishing all the cells in the body. Basically, it's job is to rid the body of any toxins like bacteria, viruses, white blood cells, and any other cellular waste that may build up within the body's tissues.
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Dr. Jesse Pierce is a Naturopathic Doctor and has been in practice in Ottawa for the last 8 years, and will be part of a new naturopathic clinic that will open this May in Ottawa, Ontario called BioHeal Ottawa. Dr. Pierce has done a lot of work with Pascoe’s Detox Kit and continues to be an advocate of it due to the positive response she gets about it from her patients.
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