Episode 39: Vitamin B1

Out of all the B vitamins that are essential to our health, Thiamine or Vitamin B1 could best be thought of as a vitamin under siege. This is due to all of the foods and drugs we take that induce … Read More

Episode 37: Chinese Medicine Treatment of Menstrual Pain

Chinese medicine has a unique and metaphorical terminology that explains pathology in health. The reason for this is due to having been developed thousands of years ago, when modern medical jargon did not exist. “Dysmenorrhea” is Western Medicine’s term for … Read More

Episode 35: Niacin, Bill Wilson and Abram Hoffer

Niacin, also known as “Vitamin B3” was given it’s “B-3” moniker by none other than Bill Wilson, who was the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Bill W. was a patient of Dr. Abram Hoffer, who along with Linus Pauling, were the … Read More

Episode 34: Dental Caries (Cavity) prevention

Cavities, or dental caries as they are called in dentistry, are the progressive loss of enamel from teeth due to the acid secreted by the streptococcus mutans and lactobacillus species of bacteria. This is in response to their fermentation of … Read More

Episode 31: Omega 3 Fatty acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are a type of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA) that help to make up the components of cell membranes in addition to acting as the precursors to prostaglandins and leukotrienes which are subclasses of eicosanoids (hormone-like substances … Read More

Episode 29: The Intestinal Permeability Factor, aka: l-Glutamine

Self-importance seems to abound in our society these days, but, if Glutamine were a politician, it would be the quiet, very capable one as opposed to the bombastic, larger than life one. In addition to maintaining small intestinal structure and … Read More

Episode 28: Out with Gout

Gout is a condition marked by acute attacks of arthritis that affects multiple joints, but especially the big toe, due to the buildup of uric acid crystals in them. It has long been dubbed the “Disease of Kings” for a … Read More

Episode 26: Vitamin A eh?

Vitamin A, also called Retinol, plays key roles in maintaining healthy vision, skin, immunity and reproduction. Some of the signs that Vitamin A is deficient are poor night vision, follicular hyperkeratosis (bumpy chicken skin) on the upper arms and brittle, … Read More

Episode 25: Plantar warts

Plantar warts are chronic viral infection that are about as annoying as Donald Trump’s voice, which, many people suffer from. They are caused by certain non-cancer causing strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and can cause discomfort or pain … 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