Chanchal Cabrera // August 2019
The microbiome of the human body, the vast array of yeasts and bacteria, archaea, viruses and eukaryotes that co-inhabit our bodies, play a vital role in health and disease, with notable influence on many human … Read More
Chanchal Cabrera MSc, FNIMH,, RH(AHG)
Some general principles of successful herb growing
Most of the common medicinal plants are fairly sturdy and resilient. They are wild weeds in their native habitat so sometimes re-creating that environment is best – or … Read More
Interview with Erin Stewart from www.aromaculture.com published as Podcast number 72 on the website.
The Guardian newspaper in England this week reported on a new book that is re-writing the narrative on depression.
Moving beyond the simple black and white thinking of mental illness as a neurotransmitter defect that can be corrected by … Read More
It was a good news day when the FDA approved insurance agencies funding a suite of predictive cancer tests that may change the face of how we practice oncology.
For over 50 years the standard treatment plan for cancer has … Read More
Researchers at The School of Public Health, Imperial College , London published a meta analysis in the International Journal of Epidemiology this week stating that eating more fruits and vegetables may prevent millions of premature deaths.
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Interview published in the newsletter of The Canadian Horticulture Therapy Association, summer 2016.
A new study published in January 2016 in the prestigious international journal Spine reports that Capsicum frutescens (cayenne) reduces pain more than placebo. This is an especially interesting report as it comes from the Cochrane Collaboration who review many studies, assess them for robustness of methodology and compile the results.
I have dozens of herbal and health and gardening books, many hundreds actually – I swear they must breed in the night because it seems they are always increasing in number and spilling off the shelves. I dream of built-ins to the ceiling that would give another 3 or 4 metres of shelving, but then of course I would no doubt fill them in no time as well I cannot list them all here but I have picked out the ones that I go back to again and again, or that have particular or special information not found elsewhere. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
Starting June 27th the farm shop at Innisfree will be open 10am – 4 pm, serving lunch & tea. Free guided garden walk 2 pm every Saturday through the summer.