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

Episode 47: Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure is a condition that comes in 2 varieties. HBP is measured using two numbers: Systolic pressure, or during a beat, and Diastolic pressure, or between beats. The cutoff value defining HBP would be 140 systolic … Read More

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

Episode 30: The Bind of Constipation

Constipation is defined as having infrequent bowel movements, to the tune of less than 3 per week. Sensations of incomplete evacuation as well as hard, difficult to pass stools, are also experienced. In the absence of structural abnormalities of the … Read More

Episode 24: Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 wears a number of important hats. It aids in the normal functioning of the immune and nervous systems, helps with red blood cell formation and DNA synthesis and recycles the amino acid Methionine. It is also very useful … Read More

Episode 17: The Sun Vitamin

Sun exposure is responsible for life on this planet as we know it. Everything, from plants to most animals require some sun exposure. As far as our own biochemistry goes, sun exposure is responsible for regulating our sleep/ wake cycle, … Read More

Episode 16: Apple Cider Vinegar House Rules

Apple cider vinegar, like mustard, has been used for thousands of years in medicine. Chinese Medicine views apple cider vinegar as both sour and bitter, slightly warming and invigorating, detoxifying and anti-parasitic. In western medicine, it has been used since … Read More

Episode 12: The Magic of Mustard

When I say mustard, you probably immediately think of hot dogs and hamburgers. However, mustard has far more uses than as a mere condiment for fast food. In fact, mustard has been used in herbal medicine in India, China and … Read More

Honey and it’s Relatives

One of the most useful creatures to medicine and agriculture is the honeybee. honeybees are responsible for pollenating crops and plants, and producing honey, wax, pollen, propolis and royal jelly. Some of the health properties of bee products read like … Read More

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