Our Best Articles of 2017

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Taking a Look Back

It’s been a great year for natural health. As we head in to 2018, it’s often a healthy (and fun) exercise to take a look back on what you’ve learned in the past year. In the spirit of reflection, we present our most-read blog posts of 2017.

Hot cup of mint tea

Posted June 8, 2017
Mint is a summer staple in many herb gardens (and on our winter time counter tops). Mint is well known for being very easy to grow. So what do you do with an abundant supply of fresh mint?

Potatoes regrown from scraps

Posted May 3, 2017
Do your potatoes ever grow sprouts while still in the bag? What about your squash seeds, do they sometimes germinate right in the compost? While it may be unintentional, you’re on your way to turning inedible veggies into fresh food. In fact, you can maintain a productive vegetable garden seeded entirely from scraps. Just keep in mind that untreated, organic scraps will be the easiest to grow from.

Woman drinking water from sports bottle

Posted April 1, 2017
Kidneys play a crucial role in your overall health. They are responsible for the removal of waste from the body, keep fluids in balance, and make a number of hormones that are necessary for life (see article for reference). With so many significant jobs, it is important to treat your kidneys well.

Beautiful jar of pickles on a white table

Posted June 1, 2017
Probiotics are microorganisms that have a beneficial effect on health. The gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary tract are teeming with bacteria and other microorganisms. Some are good, some are bad, and what we consume can have a significant impact on these organisms.

Delicious salmon salad

Posted July 25, 2017
Did you know that magnesium is an important factor in over 300 biological reactions? This important mineral can sometimes get overlooked, but it’s involved in many essential bodily activities.

Woman breathing warm air into her cold hands

Posted March 6, 2017
Dry air, as felt in many Northern climates throughout the winter, presents a lot of challenges. Dry coughs, chapped lips, cracked hands and feet, nosebleeds, and static shocks – just to name a few. While you can’t change the weather, there are many simple tricks that can help you fight the effects of dry air.

Portrait of Dr. Kate Rheaume, Naturopathic Doctor

Posted May 26, 2016
This article was posted back in the springtime of 2016, but it still ranked as one of our most viewed articles of 2017. Learn a bit more about Dr. Kate in this quick Q & A session.

Keep following our blog for more exciting and helpful articles in 2018 and beyond!