Aspartame and it’s less sweet characteristics (S3E7)

Of the 2700 or so chemicals that are added to our food supply as preservatives, dyes and sweeteners, aspartame is perhaps the most well known.  Although it has the same caloric value as sugar of 4cal/g, it is about 200 … Read More

Shingles (S3E6)

When putting a new roof on a house, it is important to choose a good contractor that will do a thorough job, so that the roof will last a long time.  Just replacing old shingles without paying attention to the … Read More

Cannabis Safe Use (S3E5)

Now that we live in a country where recreational cannabis is about to be legalized, a bit of education around safety and harm reduction wouldn’t be amiss.  While the “gateway-drug” theory that one drug will make you want to go … Read More

Carnitine (S3E4)

A place for everything and everything has its place.  This is how I would sum up nutrition in a nutshell.  A big piece of our metabolic need comes from the molecule known as carnitine.  L-Carnitine plays a large role in … Read More

Unsocial Media (S3E3)

With the latest Facebook scandal ever-presently splashed across all media outlets, and cries from the left, right and center of the political spectrum bemoaning the fact that social media isn’t the promised land, is it any wonder that we are … Read More

Opiate Withdrawal (S3E2)

The recent news is awash with stories of the seriousness of the opiate crisis and how widespread the problem is. What seems to be conspicuously absent however, is any mention of an intervention that practically obliterates the opiate withdrawal syndrome. … Read More

Schizophrenia aka Metabolic Dysperception (S3E1)

The term Schizophrenia was coined in 1908 by Dr. Eugen Bleuler, and comes from a combination of the Latin words “skhizein” (to split), and “phren” denoting mind. However, due to the stigma that this word carries, I like to refer … Read More

Depression (S2E17)

One of the most prevalent conditions that people seek medical attention for world-wide, is depression. Although a lot of conventional allopathic medicine relies on anti-depressant medications such as the selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, monoamine oxidase inhibitors and tricyclics, … Read More

Natural Anti-inflammatory Herbs (S2E16)

One of the most famous non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs is aspirin, which comes from the bark of white willow trees. One of it’s mechanisms of action in the body is by it’s ability to inhibit the cyclooxygenase enzymes COX-1 … Read More

Selenium (S2E15)

Selenium is an essential trace element that acts as a co-factor in the conversion of thyroid hormone and production of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase. It also functions as an anti-oxidant and has anti-viral properties. It’s name comes from the … Read More