millie says mulberries

Mulberries, Morus spp., native to warm and tropical areas of each continent have a long history of medicinal use.  Used for centuries in Chinese and folklore medicine, as a remedy for many kinds of diseases, these little gems are actually a-group-of-fruit-within-a-fruit.  They can be found clumped together in long and short varieties.  Ranging from white, burgundy to black in color and insipid to sugary in flavour, all are beneficial for their antioxidisingpolyphenols.  These powerful phyto(plant)chemicals known specifically as anthocyanidins especially persistent in all dark-colored berries, have been extensively researched for different healthful propertie: from blood-thinning to natural liver cleansing.  A specifically potent antioxidant called resveritrol benefits adrenal function, therefore helping buffer stress in the body.  High breeding-ability holds promise in the functional food industry…but for lovers of slow food and ancient-strains, such as myself, they are a Dionysian dream, rivaling the grape in their wine-making potential and the pomegranate, in cancer-fighting juice.

xox dr millie lytle nd
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About Dr. Millie Lytle

Dr. Millie Lytle holds an undergraduate in Sociology from the University of Toronto (1998), her N.D. from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2002) and her Master’s of Public Health from the University of Hamburg of Applied Sciences, Germany (2010), for which she wrote her thesis on the integration of NDs into Community Health Centres. She has practiced and lectured in various integrated clinical settings, including the START Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, The 519 Church Street Community Centre and Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project (L.A.M.P.) She has been interviewed for Viva magazine, Now magazine’s Alt Health, Adria Vasil’s Ecoholic and Damian Roger’s Wellness in Eye Weekly. She has also appeared on television programs including Breakfast Television, Food Jammers and Global News. She has been published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review.

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