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

The Follies of Fluoride ion (S2E14)

Fluoride ion in the body acts in a variety of ways. It is an enzyme disruptor, carcinogenic, neuro-toxic, goitrogenic (goiter producing), increases lipid permeability of drugs and mineralizes bone at an accelerated rate. Fluoride ion is used in the pharmaceutical … Read More

Frankincense has good sense (S2E13)

From before biblical times, Frankincense has been used in many forms of medicine, Chinese medicine notwithstanding. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM), it is known as Ru Xiang, which translates as Fragrant Milk, and is used to invigorate the blood. … Read More

The Magic of Manganese (S2E12)

“Manganese” comes from the word “Magnesia”, which is a province in Greece, where both Magnesium and Manganese were first isolated by primitive chemists. Manganese is a trace element essential to the production of chondroitin sulfate, a substance that makes up … Read More