Monday, 18 December 2017

Keeping Healthy this Winter!

Keeping Healthy this Winter!

November 4, 2017

Dear friends,

It’s fall time...a sneeze here, a cough there, a sore throat in the morning and fever a night!! What can YOU do to have the healthiest outcome this fall and winter for your family?

Join our mini seminar to find out! We will be discussing strategies you can use to remain at your best health this winter and much more!

There will be an informative presentation, interactive activities and practical handout material with information that you can implement in your life TODAY! We'll discuss the relationship of food to your health, what to eat to boost your immunity and what what strategies you can implement when you get sick to heal MUCH faster.

Bring a friend and get a BONUS: each of you will receive 25% off your first visit at our teaching clinic!!!

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Location: Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine
Address: 344 Dupont St, Toronto, Classroom 2
Register:  please reserve your spot as seating is limited!
Cost: $10

We look forward to seeing you!

Very Best,
Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine

OCHM at the Youth FoodPosium

OCHM at the Youth FoodPosium

November 13, 2017

OCHM is so very proud to have been involved in this year’s Youth FoodPosium.  In partnership with the Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy (TSNS) 2020, OCHM took part in teaching the community about good nutrition and healthy eating.  We strongly believe that everyone in our community should have access to equitable and affordable healthcare.  Our teaching clinic provides that and is open to our amazing community and we will continue our service and help as many people as possible. 

TSNS 2020 supports healthy communities across Toronto by partnering with residents, businesses and agencies to invest in people, services, programs and facilities in specific neighbourhoods. This will strengthen the social, economic and physical conditions and deliver local impact for city-wide change.  It is the City of Toronto’s action plan for ensuring that each of our 14O neighbourhoods can succeed and thrive.

TSNS vision: “No matter what neighbourhood Torontonians call home, there are equitable opportunities for wellbeing.”

Join us with this challenge to serve our community and create positive change in the lives of all residents of  Toronto



November 18, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our alumnus, Ananda More (class of 2005) will be debuting her film Magic Pills in Toronto in early April, 2018.

Magic Pills the Movie was the Winner of Best Feature Documentary at The Around The World Film Festival Amsterdam October Edition. It has been featured in the Awareness Film Fest in LA, screened in Mexico at the Queretaro International Documentary Festival and at the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona.


First-time filmmaker, Ananda More, Hom, DHMHS is no stranger to storytelling. She has a background in theater where she embraced all crafts including, writing, directing, and acting. She is a registered Homeopath and co-owner of Riverdale Homeopathy a community hub, bookstore, and homeopathic dispensary in Toronto. Ananda sits on the board of the Ontario College of Homeopaths, and previously sat on the board of the OHA.
Her debut film Magic Pills exposes what publications and media in general don’t dare discuss regarding health and financial interests.


Our current medical system is broken. It focuses on profits and disease, rather than people and wellness. It has few answers for chronic illness, and many of the treatments have side effects that can be worse than the original illness they’re meant to treat.

Homeopathy could be one of the more affordable and effective forms of medicine available. It’s been used to treat everything from Cancer to AIDS and even to prevent disease with very compelling results. There is an increasing body of evidence in the scientific literature to support the 200 years of clinical homeopathic experience, but this evidence is concealed and falsely ridiculed by a system afraid of alternatives.

We made this film to shine a light on the scientists, doctors, and health practitioners whose work has been hidden from the public, wrongfully discredited and silenced in the name of skepticism and public protection.

The film examines large scale use of homeopathy in disease prevention, cancer treatment and AIDS/HIV along with very compelling scientific research and evidence to support the idea that homeopathy is not only plausible but effective and affordable.

Ananda travels the world in this film and uncovers whether homeopathy is truly science-based and effective or a mere placebo that endangers lives.

For more information on Magic Pills the Movie and to watch the trailer, please visit:


Please join this incredible movement through the Magic Pills Facebook page or website and follow the movie on

We cannot wait for the Toronto premiere of Magic Pills! We will keep you updated on the scheduled date and look forward to seeing you there.

3 Ornamentals That are More Than Just Decorative

3 Ornamentals That are More Than Just Decorative

October 3, 2017

Homeopathic medicine has been gaining world-wide recognition and wide-spread use, with over 300 million people regularly using it worldwide. In Canada, around 70% of the population use natural therapies, or complementary medical techniques, on a regular basis. With that level of popularity, it’s easy to see why an increasing number of people want to learn how to start harnessing the benefits of gentle, natural care right at home. Many plants that are used Homeopathically also have beneficial herbal properties and are easy to grow.  You might even have a few in your garden already!


Echinacea, or coneflower, is popular with gardeners as an ornamental flower because of its hardiness and beautiful pink and purple colors. As such, it can be found in many gardens across North America. As an herbal remedy, echinacea is used widely as an immune enhancer. Often taken during cold and flu season to help give your body a little extra help in staving off illness. Echinacea does well in full sunlight or moderate shade. So make sure to pick a spot in your garden that will get plenty of sunlight.


Yucca is native to the American southwest, but is remarkably hardy. Although most of Canada is north of the ideal climate for yucca, it does very well as an indoor plant. As an added benefit to growing yucca plants indoors, it also works as a natural and healthy air purifier. Yucca has natural anti inflammatory properties which make it ideal for treating arthritis. Drinking tea made from yucca root is an excellent way to start reaping the medicinal benefits of yucca for arthritis at home. When growing yucca, either outdoors or inside, make sure there is plenty of sunlight and good drainage. The plant will need to be divided from time to time as it grows, which is also the best time to harvest the roots.


Chamomile is an attractive lawn alternative, especially for hills, or other areas where the terrain makes regular grass lawn maintenance untenable. Over one million cups of chamomile tea are consumed every day worldwide. Chamomile is used for a variety of medicinal purposes including hay fever, inflammation, and insomnia. When incorporating chamomile into your garden, it is best to remember that the plant does best in full sunlight, but can also thrive in partial shade. Chamomile can also be grown indoors in containers, although it may require some support, such as a wooden dowel, as it can become top heavy with blossoms.

With the growing interest in homeopathy, now is the perfect time to start learning about it and even start growing your own plants at home. There are many ways in which herbal preparations can enhance and better your life. Not only by making you feel better, but also by adding a little bit of beauty to your home.