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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…
 
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!…
 
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
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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,…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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!…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
Today I wrapped up International Women’s Month, talking about what it’s like to be a women in 2022, a woman naturopathic physician, and honored some of the important women in my life. I also talked about spring cleaning and why it’s good for your health, and foods to start eating now that it’s spring. Time to get that produce on board!…
 
It’s still International Women’s Month! This week we talked more about products and activities that can help with women’s health. Herbs for hot flashes, probiotics, estrogen balance, stress reduction. Exercise and healing modalities. And why boron is really good for you! Next week we’ll get into Being a Woman in 2022, and Being a Naturopathic Physi…
 
This week we talked about the Know Your Farmer Fair, which is happening this Saturday, March 19 at the Elks Club Lodge, 198 Pleasant St., Willimantic, CT, from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. It’s a great opportunity to meet with 30 local farmers, sample their wares, and talk directly to the people who grow your food! This is a very important event and directly …
 
This week, it’s March, and Tuesday is International Women’s Day. So I talked about many women who are prominent in medicine, including two of my most admired naturopathic physicians! Clara Barton and Florence Nightingale standing side by side with Tori Hudson and Amy Rothenberg. That’s how it should be! I also talked about may items related to wome…
 
This week, I talked about cranio-sacral therapy, its origins in osteopathic medicine, how it works, how it’s helpful. A great, non-invasive, relaxing therapy that can benefit most people! ESPECIALLY great for headaches. In advance of International Women’s Month, I talked about one women’s condition, cervical dysplasia and how natural medicine can b…
 
This week it was all about hypertension. How it’s so common, how you can’t tell who’s going to have it, how there’s a big genetic component. There’s foods you can eat, supplements to take, exercise to do. And there’s even herbs and supplements that have similar mechanisms to common hypertension medications! It can be hard to treat but not impossibl…
 
This week Ron and I talked about Valentine’s Day and our relationship, since it’s also our anniversary. 17 years and going strong! We also talked about why chocolate is good for you, and how it came to be part of Valentine’s Day. In a word: CADBURY! Richard Cadbury thought up the idea of giving out chocolate in heart shaped boxes with cupids on the…
 
This week I talked about whether it’s a good idea to deliberately try to contract the Omicron COVID-19 variant. My conclusion, in short, is NO. Czech folk singer Hana Horka, who was unvaccinated, died after contracting the Omicron variant while her husband and son were sick. The bottom line is, you just never know how you’ll fare with any variant o…
 
Today I had a question about the timing of supplements. We talked about how there are certain ones that are taken at certain times for specific purposes, but I don’t like to be too strict about that because it affects compliance. I also talked about red wine and cholesterol; it definitely helps but not necessary for everyone to drink, and there are…
 
Today we talked about the origins of the word Hunkering Down! Who knew it was Scottish for hanging out in a squat? We also talked about some other weather terms, like sheltering in place and riding out the storm. Interesting! We had a listener write in wanting to know if she needed calcium supplements for osteopenia, so we did a bone density redux.…
 
Today we talked about food! There ARE actually health benefits to eggs, red meat, and red wine, and it looks like saturated fat isn’t really the thing that raises your LDL cholesterol. Naturally, if eggs are free range, if beef is grass fed, if you drink wine in moderation, they are likely good for your health! There are some reasons that are NOT d…
 
We started out talking about how to deal with the cold weather this year! This week’s discussion turned to healthy habits for the new year, mostly diet and exercise. We also talked about the benefits of taking it easy the first two weeks of the year, since we tend to be overwhelmed from the rush of the holidays and the glut of holiday food and drin…
 
This week we started out with a discussion of ALL the chocolate in the house, from the pedestrian to the sublime. We reminded everyone that high cocoa content is healthiest, but it’s OK to indulge in the mundane just for the pleasure of it! The main focus was on hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux disorder, or GERD. It was good to get a revie…
 
This week we talked about mushrooms! We talked about how the legend of Santa Claus is in part brought on by the Amanita Mushroom Shaman of the indigenous people of the Arctic,right down to the red and white dress mimicking the mushroom’s colors, and the big leather boots traditionally worn up there! We talked about a number of species of medicinal …
 
This week, we talked about just a few things: Ron had a slip and fall injury about two years ago, hit his head, his right shoulder blade, and maybe more. He got checked out at the ER to see if he had a concussion and they sent him home. He hasn’t been getting regular care for his resultant, ongoing shoulder pain due to cost. We talked about some th…
 
Today we played Ask Dr. Fran! Ron asked me five questions: 1. What is alkaline water? 2. Is cactus water good for you? 3. Will I ever get off these beta blockers? 4. Why do statins make me sore? 5. Is meat REALLY bad for cardiovascular disease? For answers to these important questions and more, listen to the show!…
 
This week, we did Part 2 of the highlights of the 2021 NHAND conference. We talked about natural help for viruses and summarized a talk about one doctor’s use of natural medicine for COVID-19; about why fitness is important for seniors; about brain fog; and about hiatal hernias. We also filled in with a few tidbits about cherries for gout and the M…
 
This week, I did a highlight episode for the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors convention. There was so much great information that I have to do a Part 1 and Part 2! This week, the topics were about new drugs for Type 2 diabetes; herbs for anxiety, sleep, and relaxation; the reproductive microbiome, beneficial bacteria that live in …
 
This week I started with a caveat about COVID-19, as I had two virtual visits with patients with acute cases of COVID-19. They were both vaccinated. I mentioned that if you’re eligible, it’s a good idea to get the booster, since it appears that immunity is waning from earlier this year and people are tending to spend more time together. It’s probab…
 
This week I talked about nutrition and immunity. There are so many great natural foods that we can eat that have constituents that support our immunity in so many ways. Some of them compete for receptor sites and protect cells against invasion from viruses. Others have antioxidants that protect from damage from cells. Others have anti-inflammatory …
 
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