Episode 48: Dietary Fiber

Today’s food environment is saturated with highly processed, high glycemic, low fiber foods. At the time that these foods were invented, it was mistakenly assumed that saturated fats (or any fats for that matter) were bad and caused heart disease. … Read More

Episode 47: Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure is a condition that comes in 2 varieties. HBP is measured using two numbers: Systolic pressure, or during a beat, and Diastolic pressure, or between beats. The cutoff value defining HBP would be 140 systolic … Read More

Episode 46: Osteoarthritis Causes and Prevention

Osteoarthritis (OA) is experienced by a great majority of the population worldwide. More often than not it is characterized as either primary or secondary types. The primary type (which is also called idiopathic or ‘of unknown origin’) is a disease … Read More

Episode 39: Vitamin B1

Out of all the B vitamins that are essential to our health, Thiamine or Vitamin B1 could best be thought of as a vitamin under siege. This is due to all of the foods and drugs we take that induce … Read More

Episode 37: Chinese Medicine Treatment of Menstrual Pain

Chinese medicine has a unique and metaphorical terminology that explains pathology in health. The reason for this is due to having been developed thousands of years ago, when modern medical jargon did not exist. “Dysmenorrhea” is Western Medicine’s term for … Read More

Episode 35: Niacin, Bill Wilson and Abram Hoffer

Niacin, also known as “Vitamin B3” was given it’s “B-3” moniker by none other than Bill Wilson, who was the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Bill W. was a patient of Dr. Abram Hoffer, who along with Linus Pauling, were the … Read More

Episode 34: Dental Caries (Cavity) prevention

Cavities, or dental caries as they are called in dentistry, are the progressive loss of enamel from teeth due to the acid secreted by the streptococcus mutans and lactobacillus species of bacteria. This is in response to their fermentation of … Read More

Episode 31: Omega 3 Fatty acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are a type of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA) that help to make up the components of cell membranes in addition to acting as the precursors to prostaglandins and leukotrienes which are subclasses of eicosanoids (hormone-like substances … Read More

Episode 29: The Intestinal Permeability Factor, aka: l-Glutamine

Self-importance seems to abound in our society these days, but, if Glutamine were a politician, it would be the quiet, very capable one as opposed to the bombastic, larger than life one. In addition to maintaining small intestinal structure and … 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