Chinese Medicine

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 52: The Irony of Iron

The irony of iron supplementation is perhaps that it could be thought of as a double-edged sword. Too little will hurt you just as too much will. Iron’s main functions are to transport oxygen to our tissues (as the iron … 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 44: Kidney Stones

One of the worst pains known to both men and women would be the passing of a kidney stone. In fact, it might even rival childbirth as far as it’s severity goes. Kidney stones are made up of either Calcium … Read More

Episode 43: The Ubiquity of Ubiquinone

In Chinese Medicine, one of the medical diet rules of thumb states that: “When an organ is deficient, eat that organ meat”. An interesting rule indeed, as it has been echoed by the likes of many Paleo diet enthusiasts, as … 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 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

Episode 16: Apple Cider Vinegar House Rules

Apple cider vinegar, like mustard, has been used for thousands of years in medicine. Chinese Medicine views apple cider vinegar as both sour and bitter, slightly warming and invigorating, detoxifying and anti-parasitic. In western medicine, it has been used since … Read More

The Double Edged Sword that is Fluorine

Fluorine resides in the class of elements known as ‘Halogens’ in the periodic table. Other elements in this division include Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine and Astatine. Fluorine is by far, one of the most reactive elements in the halogens as well … Read More