Beyond the flu shot

Whether you got the flu shot or not, your chances of getting sick are about the same. In fact, a new report from researchers of the University of Minnesota suggests that the flu vaccine is not as effective as public health messaging suggests. It is estimated that the flu shot has only a 59 per cent efficacy in the United States. This is much lower than the original 70 to 90 per cent estimated. Furthermore, the B.C. government is temporarily no longer forcing thousands of provincial health workers to get a flu shot before they can work with patients due to the conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of the vaccine.


Warming Socks to reduce a fever

Warming or Magic Socks is a technique that helps you reduce a fever naturally. How it works is that as your body warms the socks it draws the heat from the head to your feet, reducing your temperature and helps you break a fever faster. It’s a form of hydrotherapy.


Turkey Soup Recipe – hypoallergenic

Watch my video on how to make turkey soup from scratch!


  1. 1 Turkey carcass (cooked turkey)
  2. 1 large onion, finely chopped
  3. 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  4. 3-5 medium carrots, cubed
  5. 4 organic celery stalks, cubed
  6. 1 cup barley, rinsed
  7. Salt and pepper


  1. Put the cooked turkey carcass in a large stock pot
  2. Fill the pot with water, covering the turkey
  3. Let it boil/simmer for about an hour
  4. In the meantime chop a large onion finely
  5. Cube 3-5 medium carrots, 6 garlic cloves and 4 stalks of celery – set aside
  6. Add 1 tbsp of salt to the boiling water
  7. Remove the turkey. Separate the meat from the bones and add only the turkey meat to the boiling water
  8. Add the chopped veggies to the water
  9. Add 1 cup of rinsed barley to the pot
  10. Let it simmer for about an hour with the top ajar
  11. Add salt and pepper to taste
  12. Serve and eat, although it will taste even better the next day.


Epigenetics: Bridging the Gap between Nature and Nurture

There was a time when nature seemed distinct from nurture. Now we are realizing that nature, in the sense of the genes themselves, is affected by many of the nurturing forces: diet, environment, lifestyle, exercise. These have a remarkable influence upon the expression of our genes through the impact on the epigenome – a network of chemical switches in the cells.

Watch the webinar here.