Cyndi Gilbert, B.A. (Hons), N.D.



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Tag Archives: vis medicatrix naturae

Placebo medicine

In the world of med­ical research, placebo is almost always talked about in the neg­a­tive, as the base­line against which all other treat­ments are tested. Ran­dom­ized placebo-controlled clin­i­cal tri­als are often con­sid­ered the gold stan­dard of study design. Accord­ing to Oxford Dic­tio­nar­ies Online, placebo is defined as “a med­i­cine or pro­ce­dure pre­scribed for the psychological […]

The Healing Power of Nature

A cou­ple of weeks ago, I pre­sented at the Ontario Forestry Asso­ci­a­tion’s Annual Con­fer­ence. This year’s theme was “Pre­scrip­tion for Nature: Healthy Forests for Healthy Peo­ple”. It was an inspir­ing con­fer­ence, with great speak­ers from the Back to Nature Net­work, Tree Canada, and the Kinark Out­door Cen­tre amongst oth­ers. I was asked to speak from […]

Nature in the City

Last Sun­day, K’s agenda for the day was to move Ducky from the bath­tub to a pond. Despite Ducky’s exis­tence as a phthalate-free bath toy, I couldn’t dis­agree with K when he stated that ducks actu­ally live in ponds not in bath­tubs, so we trucked out to the Ever­green Brick Works to bring Ducky to […]