Episode 40: Melatonin and its uses

In our hyperaware and uber-connected world, the thing that seems to be valued the most in business is speed. One of the consequences of this is that we get less sleep. Melatonin is the hormone secreted by both our pineal … Read More

Good Carb/ Bad Carb

A bunch of different Carbs were having a chat around the table and bragging about their nutritional content to each other. Broccoli said “Hey Everyone, just check out my florets!”, “Not only am I cool in nature, but I also … Read More

Carcinogenesis and why drugs “Haven’t Got the Guts”

Hippocrates was prophetic when he made the statement that “All disease begins in the gut”. Cancer causing agents in food such as food dyes, aflatoxins (think nuts), pesticide residues, heavy metals, nitrites and artificial sweeteners, as well as non-food sources … Read More

That’s Nuts!

A few nuts are sitting around the roaster shooting the breeze.  The cashew says to the walnut: “Damn you’re ugly!”  To which the walnut responds: “Go get bent! I’m way more nutritious than you”.  “In fact Chinese medicine has used … Read More

Weighing in on the Pot Debate

Seeing as I haven’t taken on this particularly controversial topic, perhaps it is about time that I gave my two cents.  When it comes to the great debate about whether or not marijuana should be legalized, most medical professionals will … Read More

Why Health Officials are Myopic to Vitamin D

I am a big fan of the weather channel, mainly because I am Canadian.  Our national pastime has always been to commiserate about how much the weather bites.  Yet the one thing that detracts from my enjoyment of all weather … Read More

Medical Iodophobia and the Ridiculous Daily Amount

Iodine was first discovered in 1811 by Bernard Courtois (a saltpeter manufacturer in France), by adding sulfuric acid to charred seaweed. The purple gas that was liberated condensed into crystals and was dubbed “iode” from the Greek word “iodes”, meaning … Read More

Fermented foods preserve your guts

Hippocrates once said: “All disease begins in the gut”. This statement has proven to be far more accurate than he would ever have guessed and the reason is gut flora. Defective gut flora or “gut dysbiosis” can occur in anyone … Read More

How fat can save your bacon

Creating propaganda has never been the most noble of pursuits, and now it has descended to a level that is beneath my contempt. Recently, a margarine producer (I won’t name names) has begun a campaign targeting one’s heart and how … Read More

Good Health to a Tea

Green Tea has been consumed for health benefits since as early as 2737 BC when the emperor Shen Nong is reputed to have discovered it in China. Although there are many varieties of tea, all tea comes from the Camellia … Read More