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January Rules! - Episode #402

How do I live a better life in January? Are there realisitc ways to make me a better person this year? Chris and Mike write your New Years Resolutions for you and present some health-and-life hacks that help you find the things you get up early for.


Trends for 2019 - Episode #401

Everybody's got opinions, epecially Chris and Mike! So we thought we'd share ours on the Top Health Trends we're calling for 2019. Will this be the year machines rule our behaviours? Have we reached peak plastic? Is staring into red light the new superfood? And, of course, we pretty much have to talk about cannabis...


Interview with Dr. Frosina (2018) - Episode #343

It is that time of year again when we get up close and personal with our hosts. This week, we check in again with Dr. Frosina for some updates on what has been going on with him this past year, some of his thoughts and philosophies on life. Chris digs deep to pull back the curtain on Dr. F to give us the opportunity to get to know him better than ever before!


Interview with Dr. Pickrell (2018) - Episode #342

It is that time of year again when we get up close and personal with our hosts. This week, we check in again with Dr. Pickrell for some updates on what has been going on with him this past year, some of his thoughts on medicine, health and life. And what is coming up for him next year as well.


Dental Interview w Ryan Nolan - Episode #341

How deep is the connection between oral and systemic health? Joined today by the engaging Dr. Ryan Nolan, DMD, we discuss biofilms, the oral microbiome, and a whole bunch of stuff about oral health we bet you don't know (or at least we didn't). Dr. Ryan also humours our very ND-like questions on the use of flouride, mercury amalgams, and root canals. This one is definitely worth checking out.


While the Merry Bells Keep Ringing, Healthy Holidays to you! - Episode #340

7-10 pounds! That's how much weight the average North American puts on during the holidays. Who wants that? In true prevention-loving form, today we talk about how to avoid the jelly rolls and other temptations, and how to generally stay healthy through the holiday season. Also, as a bonus, we run Santa through a little psychological assessment and conclude he may not be as jolly as he seems...


The Paleo Diet AKA: Hungry Like The Wolf - Episode #339

The Paleolithic diet claims that we should all eat like cavemen. Or, more accurately, that we are better suited to eat like our hunter-gatherer ancestors and if we do, we can reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.. So should we all eat more goat haunch and earthy tubers? And even if we no longer gather and hunt our meals, how does the Paleo diet stack up against modern diets we know provide weight loss and health benefits? Mike and Chris get neanderthal and club out the facts in today's...


Oil Pulling AKA Swishin' Oil - Episode #338

You may have heard of oil pulling before but you werent sure exactly what it was. You I just put it in my mouth and swish? Yep, that's oil pulling. And advocates will tell you it helps with all sorts of things from oral health to pulling toxins from your body to treat conditions like arthritis and diabetes. Sounds super cool, but does it really do anything? Can it make my mouth healthier and my life brighter? We get at the truth between the teeth in today's show.


Health Happens Halloween '18 - Episode #337

It's a special Halloween podcast!! We all know monsters are real. Thats just common sense. But are they really real? What are the medical explanations for the grisly ghouls that haunt our darkest nightmares? Turns out, science and medicine has a lot to say about the history of some of our favourite monsters and ghouls. So get out your stakes and silver bullets, stuff your pockets full of garlic, prepare your zombie apocalypse escape plan and join us for this special spooky Halloween episode!


TCM Takes on Anxiety and Insomnia - Episode #336

Anxiety, and its regular bedfellow insomnia, are among the most common conditions we see in clinical practice. But they can also be among the most difficult to treat. Are there other ways to understand and treat these conditions? Today we look at anxiety and insomnia through the lens of Traditional Chinese medicine to help find ways to distinguish patterns and address the root causes.


Tripping Over The Truth - A Book Report - Episode #335

It's Book Review Day! Today we talk about Travis Christofferson'sTripping Over the Truth, where the author argues for the Metabolic theory of cancer, and Mike and Chris explore some of the ideas in this book and argue over whether or not he's right. Is the Somatic Mutation Theory of Cancer that we have all been taught flawed? Coul cancer be fundamentally a metabolic condition? Join us for a lively discussion. Tripping Over The Truth - A Book Report - Episode #335


The Great Debate Part III - Universal Health Care - Episode #334

On today's debate episode Chris, the champion of truth and justice, takes on Mike, the regent of evil, in a discussion as to the benefits and costs of Universal Care. Do we really have a moral obligation to take care of our lazy and unhealthy neighbours? Does the government really spend my taxes on other people's bad decisions? Is Health Care a basic human right? According to Chris,100% of Scientific Experts agree that Universal Care is good and that only bad people oppose it. According to...


Cannabidiol CBD - The Straight Dope - Episode #333

Everybody is talking about CBD oil so we figured we should too. But is the hemp just hype and hope? Does it work? For anything? Mike and Chris review what we know and what we don't know about the therapeutic uses of CBD.


Kidney Stones AKA: Stone Free Again - Episode #332

Let's learn all about kidney stones today! Mike and Chris have a discussion about all the different types of kindey stones, from calcium, uric acid and struvite stones. Why do some people get them and others dont? What can you do to reduce your risk?Whats the deal with oxalates? Does taking too much calcium give me stones? And of course, how are they treated? Also, what is Mike doing in Chris's kitchen? Tune in to find out!


The Cure for Balding AKA: Life Goes On - Episode #331

Today, Mike and Chris guarantee you a cure for baldness. 100%. Disclaimer: to date, no hair-loss treatment has ever been recognized as actually re-growing hair, so results are guaranteed to be unlikely. But what can we do? Let's talk...


Affordable Care Naturopathic Medicine - Episode #330

Is Naturopathic medicine a luxury service available only to those who have the means or coverage? That's certainly not what most NDs signed up for. And it isnt what patients of ours are looking for either. But with the realities of business; high rents and big debts, how does a working ND strike the balance? Today we talk to Chris about the hard and soft-hearted details of how he's been running an affordable care practice over the last ten years.


10 Home Remedies AKA: Try This At Home, Kids - Episode #329

Why go see an expensive ND when you can heal yourself at home? Today Chris and Mike talk about their 10 favourite things we think you can use to safely and effectively help (but not treat, we don't give medical advice over a podcast, that would be illegal) some of the most common conditions like colds and flus, convalescence, stiffness and joint pain, and pretty much everything else. Also, did Chris just invite us all out for a coffee? This show gets better every week.


Fermented Foods AKA: You're a Three-decker Sauerkraut Sandwich - Episode #328

Should you eat that eight-week-old mayo-salad at the back of your fridge because now it's a fermented food? Nope, don't do that. But almost every culture (human, not bacterial) has a traditional fermented food they regularly consume which means there are lots of safe (and tasty) ways to include the healthy pre and probiotic benefits of fermented foods. Are fermented foods really that great for you, though? Actually...ya. They are. Tune in to find out more!


Silent Meditation Retreat AKA It's Oh So Quiet - Episode #327

Sex, bling, slander. None of these things happen on silent meditation retreats. But what does happen during all those hours sitting on a cushion? How does meditation work, and what sorts of superpowers should I expect when I'm done? This week Mike interviews Chris about his experience and asks all the questions you've always wanted to know about meditation retreats.


Genetic Testing AKA: 23 and Us? - Episode #326

Now that everybody can have their genes sequenced, what should we do with that information? Were my ancestors really all Neanderthals? There is much we can do with genetic testing today, but has our access to information outpaced our ability to use it? What is the average person supposed to do with a bunch of SNPs or even a full proteome sequencing? How can you turn this information into recommendations for living, eating and medicating? We will discuss these questions and much more this...