alternative medicine

Quercetin (S4E8)

Quercetin is a polyphenolic bioflavonoid compound with some interesting health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, enzymatic, anti-neoplastic (or anti cancer), ionophoric (or ion loving) and anti-viral effects.  It is found naturally in foods such as onions, apples, black tea, kale … Read More

Pranayama Mama (S4E7)

Have you ever been so busy that you couldn’t even catch your breath?  We all have at one time or another and the reason for it is that we all tend to chronically chest-breathe.  Chest breathing is usually something that … Read More

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

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

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

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 45: Balanced Electrolyte Salt

One common refrain that is heard around the world in many doctor’s offices, often said with the best of intentions is “lower your sodium to keep your blood pressure down”. While it is true that excess sodium causes an increase … 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 38: Eczema aka Atopic Dermatitis

Though eczema is a collection of inflammatory skin conditions, Atopic Dermatitis or AD is by far the most common type that is talked about. AD occurs in individuals with a family history of allergies, asthma and hayfever. Chinese Medicine also … 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