Tara Speaking in Thornbury: Naturopathy, Health and Developing Nations

Tara Gignac, ND in ParaguayThe Arts Advisory Council will be hosting Tara Gignac, ND at the Thornbury Library on May 22.

Tara will be showing photographs and answering questions about her use of naturopathic medicine during her health care mission to Paraguay last year. Drop by for an insightful look at life and health in one of the Western hemsiphere’s most impoverished countries.

  • Date: Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 7PM
  • Location: L.E. Shore Memorial Library, Thornbury, Ontario (map)

Collingwood Breast Thermography Clinic

StoneTree will be hosting its next Breast Thermography clinic on April 21, 2008 in our Collingwood naturopathic clinic office.

Space is limited, so please contact our office at 705-444-5331 to reserve an appointment.

The clinic is held as a public service in our offices. We’re pleased to be able to offer space for the Medical Thermography International, which performs the screening. You can learn more about how breast thermography works at the Medical Thermography International website.

Radio Interview with Tara

Tara will appear on Wasaga Beach’s 97.7 FM The Beach on Wednesday, Feb 27th. She’ll be interviewed by Mariane McLeod during the Georgian Bay Today show from 9-10AM about naturopathic approaches to wellness and aging.

You can tune in at 97.7 FM, or call in to the Wasaga Beach station with questions about naturopathy at 705-422-1071.

Book Review: Younger Next Year

One of my favorite health books of the past few years is Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until 80 and Beyond. I first listened to the audiobook, which is also fantastic.

The book alternates between 70-something Chris Crowley, and Henry Lodge, MD, his doctor. The combination of the two perspectives keeps you engaged, and makes the content all the more compelling. The book is centered around “Harry’s Rules” – seven rules for the reader to follow. They include such things as “Quit eating crap” or “Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life.” Not exactly earth-shattering, I know, but the delivery is what makes it stick. Crowley claims he can ski better now than he could 20 years ago, and I believe him.

Younger Next Year contains one of the most compelling arguments for exercise and eating well (among other things) that I’ve come across. If a book exists that can get you to move your body, this is it. If you’ve always wanted to take control of your health, but never quite felt motivated enough, this one’s for you.

(PS – There’s also a Younger Next Year for Women. While the information in the original applies to everyone, some of you might enjoy the version tailored for women. )

Recipe: Jackie’s Famous Bean Salad

Bean saladHere’s a great one from my friend Jackie. The best thing about this recipe? It’s unbelievably good for you, and it’s delicious. This is one of those vegetarian dishes that even the carnivore in your life will like. It’s got fish oil in it, so it’s not vegan, but other than that, it’s straight up vegie goodness.



  • 1 can of lentils, drained
  • 1 can six bean mix, drained
  • 1 can artichokes, diced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 green pepper,diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, diced


  • 4 tbl sesame oil
  • 4 tbl rice vinegar
  • 3 tbs fish sauce


  • Combine in bowl, toss
  • Can be stored in fridge for up to one week
  • Serves at least 4, or lunch every day for the week!

We’ve Got a New Home!

We’re now in our new clinic space in downtown Collingwood.  Thanks to everyone for your support during the move, and for the kind comments about our new space – we’re very happy here!

The expanded space is already serving us well, and will also allow us to bring in some exciting new services over the next few months, including colon hydrotherapy.

You can find us on the second floor of the Arlington building in downtown Collingwood:

StoneTree Clinic
115 Hurontario Street
Suite 200
Collingwood, Ontario

You can find a map and directions here.  We look forward to seeing you in the new space!