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

Episode 21: Onychomycosis

Onychomycosis is a the name given to a series of fungal infections that tend to infect people’s finger and toenails, causing them to either fall off, or become crusty, white and brittle. This fungus can be very troublesome to eradicate. … Read More

The Wits of Vits

Vitamin C was at the bar having a craft beer when B1 and B3 walked over and joined him. ‘You know, you shouldn’t be indulging without us,’ they said. ‘Yeah, I know guys, but I’m just here waiting for my … Read More

The Sour Taste in TCM

Herbs; Its all a matter of Taste

So if you think that Buckley’s cough mixture tastes bad, I’ll participate in a little one-upmanship and tell you about Chinese Herbs.  But before we go there, I will explain why taste is all-important.  Chinese medicine classifies herbs in a … Read More