Reactive Hypoglycemia (S2E9)

Nothing makes life in my practice of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine more challenging, than Reactive Hypoglycemia. For the most part this is due to one of three things. The three things that cause it are high glycemic, carbohydrate rich … Read More

MSG to taste (S2E8)

MSG or Monosodium Glutamate is a chemical that is used to enhance the flavor of food. If you’ve ever been to a Chinese restaurant or eaten certain brands of chips, you’ll know how difficult it can be to stop eating. … Read More

Choline is the precursor that’s going places (S2E7)

Choline is a neurotransmitter precursor that is definitely going places. It is a precursor to acetylcholine, which is an important neurotransmitter in both the brain and body. In the brain, acetylcholine is responsible for arousal, attention, memory and motivation. In … Read More

Phenylalanine D & L: Happily pain free (S2E6)

To be happily pain free (pun explained shortly), there are many health interventions that would help you achieve this end, from exercise and low carb diets to supplements and drugs. However, one particular amino acid kills twin birds with twin … Read More

Tyrosine, The terrific antidepressant, stimulant & adaptogen (S2E4)

Tyrosine: Antidepressant, Stimulant & Adaptogen: Tyrosine is an amino acid that acts as a precursor molecule to Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine and Thyroid hormone. All of these substances help to keep us active, cheerful and wakeful, but when they are at … Read More

Erectile Dysfunction (S2E3)

All gentlemen (myself included) are susceptible to a certain amount of what I like to call Samurai vanity. Put simply, it is a belief in one’s own competence with regards to our capabilities. As such, nothing is more of a … Read More

Acne treatment with Orthomolecular and Traditional Chinese Medicine (S2E2)

One of the unpleasant rights of passage for most people as they go through puberty is acne. Acne vulgaris is characterized and treated differently by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) than in Allopathic medicine. In TCM, it is called Fen Ci … Read More

Episode 51: Restless Leg Syndrome

Although many of us in today’s hyper-busy world have a constant feeling of “ants in our pants”, a surprising number of people also suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS. Restless leg syndrome is defined by a need to frequently … Read More

Episode 50: Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Many women today suffer from a condition known as fibrocystic breast disease, which is characterized as an excess “lumpiness”, or ‘masses’ that accumulate in the breasts and cause them to be painful. These masses tend to fluctuate in size and … Read More

Episode 49: GERD

Remember that expression “Don’t bite off more than you can chew.”? In today’s landscape of digestive maladies, perhaps it should be reworked into “Don’t swallow more than you have chewed.” In the case of GERD or Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease, that … Read More