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Bicycle Talk Episode 314: September 26th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Call to action. Get involved! And why are we riding and depending on tubeless tires? On a positive side: Another shout out to Too Tall Billy and Laura Mullally. The Worlds! Wow amazing races. The 2022 Mansfield Hollow Cyclocross Race. Epic 150-Kid ‘Bike Bus’ Shows America a Better Way to G…
 
This week, I talked about my connection to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. When I lived in Canada, I was a permanent resident so I was able to get Canadian citizenship after 3 years, so I did! Canada is part of the British commonwealth. That means I willingly became a subject of the Queen, and now the King! God willing, in my lifetime I will experi…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 313: September 19th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Coal Rolled at 4:55 am. Really? On a positive side: Another shout out to Too Tall Billy and Laura Mullally. The Worlds! The 2022 Mansfield Hollow Cyclocross course is close to done. Mechanical minute and cycling tips: Stretching a new derailleur cable and STI. Content: Ron talks about bein…
 
Today I wrapped up the liver. That sounds odd. But, I’ve been talking about various aspects of this most important organ for a few weeks now. Today I talked about my favorite liver remedies, herbs, exercises, yoga, QiGong, foods, supplements that all support liver health. And I wrapped it up with an appropriate sign-off, Hepatically Yours!…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 312: September 12th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Traffic Coming and Roundabouts! On a positive side: Another shout out to Too Tall Billy and Laura Mullally. It’s late summer and the cycling is beautiful. What more can I say? Farm to Fork Fondo. Mechanical minute and cycling tips: Spacing of cassette on Shimano and Mavic hubs. Ron learns …
 
Today I talked more about liver health, because it’s THAT important. I talked about more foods that are good for liver health, including Prickly Pear! I also talked about some helpful supplements, and yoga poses that are good for the liver. We’ll wrap up the liver next week!By Name: Fran Storch, N.D. and Ron Manizza
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 311: September 5th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: California’s Governor Newsom. California Assembly Bill 1713 On a positive side: Another shout out to Too Tall Billy and Laura Mullally. It’s late summer and the cycling is beautiful. What more can I say? Mechanical minute and cycling tips: A shout out to my Friend Larry Waksman. I have this…
 
This week we went biliary! Lots of people have gallstones and pain from them, but may not be directed yet to have their gallbladder removed. So, we talk about natural ways to calm gallstone colic and possibly reduce them or allow them to dissolve and pass. Caveat: there is not great scientific support for this as a possibility, but it’s worth a try…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 310: August 29th, 2022: Ron’s Rant:Local Cyclist hit by Dump Truck in Rocky Hill while out riding with her son. Ron reflects on Laura Mullaley’s story. The quality (or lack there of) of the people participating in cycling events. On a positive side: Another shout out to Too Tall Billy! Big shout out to the TCC for helping with …
 
This week we spent time on a great question from a listener, Judith. She remarked that a lot of us are having issues with inflation, so how about some information on inexpensive home remedies? It was a great idea and took up the whole show! Things like oats, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, fenugreek seeds, and much more. After finishing the show …
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 309: August 22nd, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Councilwoman Amy DeGise comments on her hit and run of a cyclist. Lady, you hit a guy on a bike and didn’t stop. Just who do you think you are? Jim Nally of West Hartford CT. dies while riding bicycle. On a positive side: 2022 Steeplechase Bike Tour. Another shout out to Too Tall Billy! The V…
 
This week we started out by discussing why deep breathing is good for you. There are so many reasons, but the main ones are that you lower cortisol, which in excess is destructive to body tissues, and you increase the amout of oxygen that goes to your brain and all of your organs, causing them to all function so much better! We discuss deep breathi…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 308: August 15th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Why you should always stop at a red light. On a positive side: Ron and Fran reflect on their lovely ride on Sunday to a small cafe in Willimantic. It’s Steeplechase Bike Tour week. and A shout out to Too Tall Billy! You have a big ride tomorrow and we will all be cheering for you. Mechanical …
 
This week I talked about a few topics! Not exactly a natural medicine thing, but I talked about how to preserve your fashion hair color if you like to go swimming, and what kind of shampoo to use! I also commended Dylan Dreyer on her piece on the Today Show where she made green pancakes containing SPINACH with her kids, and we talked about this and…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 307: August 8th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: The infamous behemoth vehicle. Ron relays a story from this past weekend. On a positive side: Listener writes in and comments off last week’s show. Fran was calling the “tour de girl” and listener talks about the earlier stages of Women’s cycling. Mechanical minute and cycling tips:e comments …
 
This week I talked all about hydration, because, you know, heat wave. Fruit juice, whether salt is good for you, varying electrolyte drinks, post-workout hydration, aborting cramps. I also talked about the benefits of open-water swimming, obvious thing to do on a hot summer day!By Name: Fran Storch, N.D. and Ron Manizza
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 306: August 1st, 2022: Ron’s Rant: The 2022 tour The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, announced after a surprise agreement this week between Sen. Joe Manchin III and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, does not contain an electric bike tax credit and other bike-related measures included in President Joe Biden’s original …
 
We went to Buttonwood Farms to see the sunflowers, and so I talked about the health benefits of sunflower seeds and oil. They can be made into phosphatides that help with cellular healing, including liver cells and biliary flow. The phosphatides can also help with memory and cognition. I remind you not to eat rancid oil, and explain what it is and …
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 305: July 25th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: The 2022 tour is over. Very sad but….. Having TDF Withdrawal from the greatest TDF since the 80’s and before. On a positive side: Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar. Thanks for making this the most entertaining tour in recent history. More in the show. Attended a UConn’s Active Transportation S…
 
Today I talked about Healthy Coke, an on-line viral entity that may not be so healthy. It has balsamic vinegar and seltzer, and may not be so good for your teeth, just like regular Coke. So, we talked about ways to save your enamel and help you to have whiter teeth. This includes brushing, other tooth cleaning practices, and foods that are great an…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 304: July 19th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: What is happening in the TDF! All is in a turmoil. Pyrenees on the horizon? And, Video shows CPD officers confronting, striking teen on bike and fleeing the scene On a positive side: Why I love the Farm to Fork Fondo and other events like this. Ron talks about last weekend’s experiences. Huge s…
 
This week it was about less fun but necessary topics. Poison ivy is no fun, super itchy, and can range from annoying to problematic to even dangerous. Here’s some useful tips to deal with it naturally. Of course, if the rash is progressing over your whole body, going into your mouth, throat, nose, eyes, or genitals, it’s time to go to the doctor or…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 303: July 11th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Why cobbles in the tour de France? And then there was the hay bale. It’s of unexpected excitement at the TDF. On a positive side: Fran and I reflect on our observations in NJ this past weekend and the positive influence of, yes, Amazon. Every TDF Contender tested negative today for covid! Kaitl…
 
Today I talked more about yin yoga and how it’s a simple thing that most people can do especially to help improve their back health, Great relaxing and stretching! I also talked about the Bounty of the Season. I started off with eggplant, just because it will be available soon and it’s surprisingly good for you. I moved on to EVERY BERRY: blueberry…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 302: July 5th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: People line up for 1 mile Boom Box Parade on July 4th and most are in cars and trucks? Really? On a positive side: The Boom Box Parade. The Tour de France, The Women’s Giro Donne. Mechanical minute and cycling tips: Shimano releases 105 Di2 12-speed group. 7 reasons why you should get electronic…
 
Today I talked about Canada Day, since Canada is the first place I practiced naturopathic medicine! Then I moved on to talk about my views on choice in light of the landmark overturning of Roe vs. Wade on Friday, June, 24, 2022. For me, it’s about bodily autonomy and the safety and health of pregnant people. When access to abortion is denied, it ne…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 301: June 27th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Study: SUVs, pickups hit pedestrians more often than cars do . Really? On a positive side: Last week was the 300th episode of Bicycle Talk. Ron reflects on program and thanks all who made it happen. Mechanical minute and cycling tips:Why you don’t want to pass cars on the right. Ron gives the o…
 
We had a question about hypersomnia, that is, when you consistently sleep in excess of 9 hours, and you’re still tired. Many conditions cause this, from sleep apnea to hypothyroid to nutrient deficiencies. We tackle them all! Then, we talked in depth about bursitis, a condition that affects nearly 9 million people in the USA. It’s the inflammation …
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 300: June 20th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Professional drivers. Ron rant’s about a close call he had with 3 busses while riding home from Spin Class on Friday. On a positive side: Father’s Day, a couple of Birthday wishes and a recap of the Mountain Laurel Ride along with facts about Connecticut’s state flower. Mechanical minute and cy…
 
Today we finished up on why some things are bad for your skin, and things to eat to improve your skin. Turns out, those things are good for your general health, and the skin is a window into the rest of your health! Don’t exfoliate too much, drink you water, eat your produce. We also began a discussion of bursitis, a painful condition that affects …
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 299: June 13th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: I’m back to the price of Gas again. Ron runs a few facts about the price of gas, supply and demand, and how we have the power to change this by just riding our bikes more and buying less gas. On a positive side: The Criterium du Dauphine! And a shout out to friend and cycling advocate Eric Weis…
 
So we started off talking about Convoy Day. And then moved on to something people might REALLY be interested in, more natural skin care! I think the hands, and legs, and feet, and arms down winner is shea butter. It’s anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, moisturizing, imparts moisture without making you greasy, helps with normal cell differentiation,…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 298: June 6th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: How close is too close when you are passing a cyclist? Is this a game? I think not. On a positive side: It’s Farm to Fork Fondo Season! Ron reflects on the 2022 Farm to Fork Fondo fro last weekend. Fran shares her thoughts on the local Tour de Mansfield. Mechanical minute and cycling tips: Hey, …
 
Last Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, 2022, was the first LymeBytes conference at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. It was a very informative conference with many speakers and lots of information! I learned about antimicrobials to fight Lyme and other tick borne illnesses. We talked about antibiotics, herbs like cryptolepis and cat’s claw, and…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 297: May 30th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Hardly a rant, but maybe an idea. What if there were a national campaign to trade in your military style assault weapon for a brand new bicycle? On a positive side: The 105th edition of the Giro d’Italia! Did you see it? Best Giro I have seen in years! The men, the mountains, and the emotions. M…
 
This week I just HAD to talk some more about why nature is good for you! We focused on the health benefits of being in or around water. We also talked about studies on why being in nature in general is good for you. Then on to basically, the only safe sunblockers are the metals, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. All the other chemicals, like avobenz…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 296: May 23rd, 2022: Ron’s Rant: The IQ Wave Ron explains the IQ wave and talks about how many people who drive motorized vehicles advertise it. On a positive side: Ron gives a positive pat on the back for last weekends rides which were the brainchild of Fran. It’s still the 105th edition of the Giro d’Italia! One week to go. R…
 
SUNSHINE, MELATONIN, CIRCADIAN CYCLE, MOUNTAINS, PHYTONCIDES, NATURAL KILLER CELLS, PINE, CEDAR, FIR, BIRCH, WOODS, FOREST, OCEAN, BEACH, DESERT, MOLD, FUNGUS, MYCOTOXINS, IMMUNITY This week on Radio Naturopath, I talked about Why Being Outdoors is Good for you. First we discussed the benefits of sunshine, how it helps immunity, hormones, mood, and…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 295: May 16th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Why are Americans so Obsessed With Trucks Ron reflects on his ride back from teaching at the community center this morning. On a positive side: Fran chimes in about the Heritage Trail in Florida! Fran also talks about a couple from the Netherlands that are traveling through our area on a ride th…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 294: May 9th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Florida hills. I hate the wind! Spring and the leaves on the trees cannot come soon enough. On a positive side: It’s been a year. May 11th 0f 2021 I was in the hands of my heart surgeon. Wow time fly’s. 105th edition of the Giro d’Italia! Mechanical minute and cycling tips: E-Bike giving you trou…
 
Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you! This week I talked about something that I don’t even know if the 4th can help: respiratory allergies! I’ve been watching Ron sniffle and snort and get headaches and test negative repeatedly for COVID-19. I thought it was time to talk about healthy nasal sprays, neti pots, healthy eating, rest and restor…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 293: May 2nd, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Cycling Gradient Anxiety Ron rants about steep brides and early season riding. On a positive side: It’s been a year. Ron talks about that scary ride in April of 2021. Went on that 30 mile ride this Saturday and “spat on the monster”. The CCAP Bicycle Benefit is this weekend: Mechanical minute and…
 
This week is for the folks with tender bellies. We reviewed irritable bowel syndrome, which is always worth a discussion. We talked about what it is, how food intolerances are involved, what supplements to take, and of course, the most important item, stress reduction. Stress reduction can really reduce symptoms!…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 292: April 25th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: The dreaded dirt road surprise. This weekend’s surprise. On a positive side: It’s been a year. Ron talks about the scary ride in April of 2021. Going on that 30 mile ride this Saturday to “spit on the monster”. Liége-Bastogne-Liége 2022 was yesterday! Anyone out there see it? . League of Ameri…
 
This Wednesday is 4/20/22, so I thought it only fitting to talk about the latest on cannabis! I talked about the history of the use of 4/20. I also talked about the many health benefits of CBD, THC, and CBD’s parent compound, CBG. They all can be helpful for things like anxiety, depression, seizures, pain, insomnia, cancer treatment, high blood pre…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 291: April 18th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: The Wind. Ron talks about the dreaded Lyme disease. On a positive side: The Paris Roubaix was yesterday! Anyone out there see it? The E-Bike expo in Hartford. Seeing people in suits testing bicycles! Overall consensus is a big success! Mechanical minute and tips: Slippery Condition riding wet …
 
Since it’s spring and we’re all trying to eat a little healthier and get more produce in, I talked about how to make it easier to do that. Not everyone digests beans and vegetables well, but there may be some things you can do short of not eating them at all! We talk about easing into it, soaking, slow-cooking, and sprouting beans, and which foods …
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 290: April 11th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: The Wind. Ron talks about spring and the excessive wind and what you can do about it. On a positive side: Signs of spring! Street sweeper sighting. Scott Hamilton, what do you call an old figure skater? Colorado approves bill to let cyclists ride through red lights Mechanical minute and tips: …
 
This week I talked about eating more healthful foods. I started with fermented foods, why they’re good for you, and which ones to try. I then went into how to get more vegetables into your diet, since most people don’t get enough in! I also made suggestions on how to increase protein and healthy fat and how to reduce excess refined carbohydrates. A…
 
Bicycle Talk Episode 289: April 4th, 2022: Ron’s Rant: Cyclists return to the roads and while we seem to have retained our skills riding in traffic, it seems the drivers of the motorized vehicles are suffering from amnesia. Comments from last weeks show. Is it time for large trucks and SUV’s to require drivers to hold a special license? On a positi…
 
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