Shingles (S3E6)

When putting a new roof on a house, it is important to choose a good contractor that will do a thorough job, so that the roof will last a long time.  Just replacing old shingles without paying attention to the … Read More

Cannabis Safe Use (S3E5)

Now that we live in a country where recreational cannabis is about to be legalized, a bit of education around safety and harm reduction wouldn’t be amiss.  While the “gateway-drug” theory that one drug will make you want to go … Read More

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

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

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

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

Niacinamide the less bashful brother of vitamin B3(S2E10)

Vitamin B3 comes in two forms: Niacin and its amide form Niacinamide. While we have already covered Niacin in Episode 35 of season 1, Niacinamide also deserves its own episode as it has substantial benefits for health and mental wellness. … Read More