Niacinamide the less bashful brother of vitamin B3(S2E10)

Vitamin B3 comes in two forms: Niacin and its amide form Niacinamide. While we have already covered Niacin in Episode 35 of season 1, Niacinamide also deserves its own episode as it has substantial benefits for health and mental wellness. … Read More

Reactive Hypoglycemia (S2E9)

Nothing makes life in my practice of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine more challenging, than Reactive Hypoglycemia. For the most part this is due to one of three things. The three things that cause it are high glycemic, carbohydrate rich … Read More

MSG to taste (S2E8)

MSG or Monosodium Glutamate is a chemical that is used to enhance the flavor of food. If you’ve ever been to a Chinese restaurant or eaten certain brands of chips, you’ll know how difficult it can be to stop eating. … Read More

Choline is the precursor that’s going places (S2E7)

Choline is a neurotransmitter precursor that is definitely going places. It is a precursor to acetylcholine, which is an important neurotransmitter in both the brain and body. In the brain, acetylcholine is responsible for arousal, attention, memory and motivation. In … Read More

Phenylalanine D & L: Happily pain free (S2E6)

To be happily pain free (pun explained shortly), there are many health interventions that would help you achieve this end, from exercise and low carb diets to supplements and drugs. However, one particular amino acid kills twin birds with twin … Read More

Ginseng the Great (S2E5)

Ginseng is one of the most well-known adaptogenic herbs in Chinese Medicine.  An adaptogen is a substance that brings a system back into a balanced condition. As such, it has the ability to mitigate the effects of stress by protecting … Read More

Tyrosine, The terrific antidepressant, stimulant & adaptogen (S2E4)

Tyrosine: Antidepressant, Stimulant & Adaptogen: Tyrosine is an amino acid that acts as a precursor molecule to Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine and Thyroid hormone. All of these substances help to keep us active, cheerful and wakeful, but when they are at … Read More

Erectile Dysfunction (S2E3)

All gentlemen (myself included) are susceptible to a certain amount of what I like to call Samurai vanity. Put simply, it is a belief in one’s own competence with regards to our capabilities. As such, nothing is more of a … Read More

Acne treatment with Orthomolecular and Traditional Chinese Medicine (S2E2)

One of the unpleasant rights of passage for most people as they go through puberty is acne. Acne vulgaris is characterized and treated differently by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) than in Allopathic medicine. In TCM, it is called Fen Ci … Read More

Alcoholism and Orthomolecular Medicine (S2E1)

If I had to name an affliction that affects the rich, poor, old and young, regardless of educational level or culture, it would be alcoholism. Despite there being public awareness around the substance that many of us use, there is … Read More