Archive: Alternative Health, Jackie Richardson

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Estimates suggest that at least half of us use some kind of natural medicine, from herbal remedies to medicinal teas. But do you use these products without knowing what's in them or how much to take? Could they harm you or interfere with a medication you're already taking? My next guest can give a little Rx on medicines that come from the earth. Heather Boon is a pharmacist and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. As well, she is a popular lecturer at U of T's Mini-Med School. And she's the co-author of "The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to the 50 Most Common Medicinal Herbs." My next guest has done it all. Jackie Richardson is a celebrated singer of you name it - jazz, gospel, the blues - and she can act, having appeared in countless films, television shows and radio dramas. She's also been a dynamic presence on the Toronto theatre scene - currently starring in The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God. Jackie Richardson is our next X-Factor profile.
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