Opiate withdrawal revisited (S3E10)

In episode 2 of this season, I covered how the opiate withdrawal syndrome can be alleviated with either oral or intravenous nutrient therapy.  However, there is actually a little more to the story of opiate withdrawal syndrome that should be … Read More

Asian Porridge Extraordinaire (S3E9)

We’ve all read or heard of the “chicken soup for the soul” book series, and most of us know that chicken soup is reputed to be good for you when you are sick, but many in the west have yet … Read More

The Wisdom of Traditional Diets (S3E8)

Westin A. Price was a dentist in the 1930s, who performed, perhaps, one of the most extensive and important nutritional studies ever undertaken in human history.  Although this study’s primary purpose was to determine why dental caries (cavities) occurred, it’s … 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

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

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

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

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