The Role of Immune System

November 17, 2015

The Role of Immune System

 The Immune System protects us from invasion of bacteria, viruses, Candida, therefore it protects us from becoming sick.

If we do become ill, the Immune System quickly organizes an army of white blood cells to come and help the organs to heal. If the Immune System is too weak to help in your recovery, some of the defected cells get unnoticed. These cells have damaged DNA. Their genetic material is no longer compatible with our own DNA. These unnoticed cells have the ability to multiply in an uncontrolled rate that can’t be turned off. Soon a cluster of undifferentiated cells develops  that may lead to cancerous growth.

Weak Immunity also leads to development of other chronic condition from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis and a range of inflammatory conditions.

Any damage (mutation) to our DNA leads to weakness in the Immune System.

 What causes damage to our DNA?

 chemicals (example: mercury in vaccinations is a neurotoxin that causes damage to our nervous system)

-GMO food – Glyphosate

-excessive Electromagnetic field exposure ( microwaves, wireless )

-mineral deficiency

-stimulants ( coffee, alcohol, sugar, tobacco, drugs )



All of these stressors cause acidic cellular environment that causes deprivation of oxygen in the cells

What should we do to protect ourselves from getting sick?

 We have to strengthen our Immune System, so it can fight for us and heal us from the inside out in acute or chronic conditions.

Follow these basic steps:

Balance your ph

-eat more vegetables, sprouts and fruits

-increase sea weed intake to obtain more Omega 3 fatty acids

-drink alkaline juices and smoothies

(juices flush old and dead cells out of your body and help to dissolve heavy  build ups of toxic matter and calcifications)

-increase Enzyme and Probiotic intake!!!

-increase fermented foods: sauerkraut

-increase intake of onion and garlic (they have antimicrobial quality)

-reduce / eliminate stress

Limit or Eliminate

– acidic foods (especially sugar )

– animal protein intake (especially dairy and meats)

– coffee (Read 1998 “Caffeine Blues  Wake up to the hidden danger of America’s number 1 drug” by Stephen Cherniske). He pulls together all the latest research & details the full scope of caffeine’s detrimental effect on our physical, mental & emotional well being

-absolutely eliminate soft drinks and simple sugars (diet coke-contains Aspartame and  at the

86.9 degree F decomposes to Methanol and Formaldehyde that are very toxic. These chemicals are listed as known carcinogens (our body temp is 98.6 degree F)

-absolutely do not eat GMO foods-read the labels

Check your home for mold

-check your home, especially the basements for wet environment ( remember fungus likes moist and dark conditions)

-avoid peanuts (they may contain aflatoxins-a form of fungus that weakens immunity)

-do not eat fruit that just started to spoil

Check your home for presence of electromagnetic field and geopathic stress

Drink enough pure water-proper hydration boosts your immunity

 Install shower heads that remove chlorine from the water

Fast one day per week ( may do fresh juice fasting-ask me for details )

 Consume good quality green food supplements, vegan protein powders, professional brands of supplements, especially superior quality of Enzymes and Probiotics which are the key to proper digestion and absorption of foods.

 Supplements can be easily tested on you by your Naturopathic Practitioner

 Always check your options first when you battle  headaches, frequent colds, fatigue, pains, as some home remedies may help you before you reach for over the counter medications.


Create a peaceful environment and surround yourself with positive people.


Boosting your Child

November 17, 2015





Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s)

Whole food supplements (supplements that do not contain sugar, dairy, or other preservatives)

Echinacea (herb to boost the immune system to ward off a cold)

Wholesome fresh foods daily

Plenty of vegetables including green leafy

Three to four fruits daily

Freshly made vegetable juices ( carrots, apple, celery )

Plenty of pure water daily

Plenty of rest (as required)

Naturally sweet foods including maple syrup, coconut nectar, molasses, figs, dates

Providing peace and harmony in the household




Stimulating foods

Refined sugars and flours

Packaged snack foods

Sugary soft drinks

Sugary snacks

Milk and cheeses if the child is hyperactive, is tired, gets colds easily, is lethargic

Low fat foods

Eating after 7pm.

Watching hours of television

Supplements with sugar or any other preservative

Cheese and milk if the child has red cheeks (sign of allergies present)

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Green Onion Dressing

November 6, 2015

Green Onion dressing


1/2 cup olive oil

4 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/4 cup green onion chopped

1/4 cup dill chopped

1/4 cup parsley chopped

1/2 cup cucumber chopped

1/4 tsp Herbamare spice

1/3 of cucumber

may add some spinach

Blend all in a blender. Garnish with some remaining green onion and dill.


Refreshing Green Soup

September 7, 2015

Refreshing Live Green soup


1 avocado

1 cup cucumber chopped

1 cup sunflower sprouts

1 cup pea shoots

1 cup celery chopped

1/2 cup white onion chopped

1 clove garlic chopped or minced

3 cups of coconut water or more depending on the size of the blender

1/4 cup cilantro chopped

juice of 1/2 lemon or more

Herbamare spice to taste

Garnish: shredded carrots or spicy radish or leave it as it is.


Put 1/2 avocado and the rest of the ingredients into a Vitamix, Blentec or other Blender and blend on High for 30 sec.

Pour mixture into a large bowl. Chop the other 1/2 avocado into little bites and mix into the soup with a spoon.

Shred some carrots on top or garnish with green fresh herb.

You may also mix in some kelp noodles for more texture and bulk.


Optional: you may blend in some other vegetables such as: red pepper or broccoli or cauliflower, etc and create different varieties of this delicious soup.

For more spicy version: add a few chilly flakes and a thumb size ginger root.

For more texture and bulk: mix in some kelp noodles.


Walnut Hummus ( spread )

September 6, 2015

Healthy nut butters and spreads are very delicious and full of nutritional value. It is easy to avoid dairy and butter if you have healthy alternatives.

Here is one of my favourites.

WALNUT HUMMUS ( spread )


1.5-2 cups raw walnuts

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 medium garlic

1/2 small onion

2 tsp. raw tahini

1-2 T extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. Herbamare spice, or Himalayan sea salt

1 tsp. cayenne pepper ( optional )


Blend to pudding texture.

Add a small amount of water or as needed during blending. The hummus will thicken after being refrigerated.


May add to salads, spread on crackers or pitas.

Wrap in lettuce or collard greens with addition of sprouts and chopped vegetables.



Self Test For Candida

September 6, 2015

Self Test for Candida

At bedtime, fill a CLEAR GLASS with water and put it at your bedside.

Immediately upon awakening, spit into the glass ( do not work up a bolus of phlegm, just use what is already there ).

Wait 2 minutes. Lift the glass up to a light. Rock it gently and OBSERVE the appearance of the saliva on top of the water.


 If the spit sits on the surface of the water and dissolves slowly, You are fine.

You have no Candida problem.

If there appear to be tentacles -like on a jelly fish – falling to the bottom, You have an overgrowth of Candida ( CANDIDIASIS ).

If the water turns cloudy and the spit sinks, your CANDIDIASIS is serious. There is a lot of Candida in your body.

If your test is positive for Candida, you may have many other health problems to deal with, from fatigue to poor memory, from weight gain to poor digestion.




about bernadette janczak

About Bernadette Janczak

September 6, 2015


Bernadette Janczak is a skilled and passionate naturopathic doctor whose initiation into the world of healing began at a very young age. Born in Poland, the daughter of a hospital administrator, her father’s passion for healing with natural herbs and physical therapy would influence and shape her ideas on the power of the body’s own healing force. As a small child, picking herbs in the woods with her father, watching later as he turned them into tinctures, she saw first hand the effect of his natural medicine and healing energy. “I would go with my father as local people called him to come treat them in their homes. It was the look of joy on their faces when they saw him that I remember most,” says Bernadette. “Continually I watched as people who were sick had the light in their eyes restored after his treatments. He nurtured in me a strong belief in the body’s ability to heal itself, our connection to nature and the power of herbs, food and natural medicine.” Bernadette would hear the echo of her father’s beliefs many years later, long after his sudden death when she was eleven years old.

Awarded a scholarship to the Medical Academy in Gdansk at nineteen, she began the journey of fulfilling her dream to become a medical doctor. However, in her fourth year of medical school the political climate in Poland would force Bernadette, her husband and their two small children to immigrate to Austria. After spending one year in a refugee camp they continued on to their final destination and new life in Canada. It was here that Bernadette entered the world of medicine, working for the next ten years as a nurse on both the nephrology (renal) and emergency departments. During this time, in 1996, unable to envision any long term healing effects from conventional medicine and believing that good health had to be more than just surviving and functioning, Bernadette followed her instincts and entered the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Early on in her studies, listening to a lecture from her first professor on the century-old, healing science of homeopathy, she was flooded with memories of her father and all that he had taught her. She knew in her heart this was a sign from him to keep going; she had found her path.

An award winning student, Bernadette received four faculty granted bursaries including “Intern With Most Outstanding Diagnostic Skills” and “Most Outstanding Clinic Performance and Patient

Interaction.” She graduated in the year 2000 and immediately began practising, proficient in a wide range of healing modalities such as: Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese

Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, low force energy balancing Bowen Technique, as well as Therapeutic Counseling. Bernadette continues her growth with ongoing education in the naturopathic field. She specializes in treatment of acute illness, as well as chronic diseases and cancer treatment and prevention. She opened her own holistic health centre, The Swiftcurrent Naturopathic Clinic and worked for 10 years in her private practice. At this stage in her personal and professional journey she implements special nutritional protocols and healing techniques to watch people coming back to health. It is very rewarding to her to know that there is” hope”. “I believe good health is a continuum, a journey we all travel. Sickness is a sign that we’re out of balance, lost on the continuum of health and disease. The symptoms of illness are how the body talks to us. Clearly recognizing and reading these messages enables me, to support the body’s Vital Life Force through treatment guiding each individual to release the blockage, restoring their balance and good health… It’s the light of happiness in patients eyes I want to see.”

As of March 6, 2015 she was happy to join Zawada Health Clinic, a naturopathic oriented facility to provide wider range of therapies, better access to other naturopathic modalities and treatments as well as to focus on patient education in healing and prevention of chronic diseases.

Bernadette knows that her father is watching and guiding her in her journey and she knows he would be very proud.

Bernadette is a certified cancer coach, member of Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP), member of Association of Naturopathic Doctors and is registered with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy.