Aug 7, 2013 Podcast: How to transition from vegetarian to meat eating, the pros and cons of circumcision, why you should avoid red rice yeast, fast ways to heal stress fractures, and getting rid of varicose veins.
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How To Transition From Vegetarian to Meat Eating
Kim says @ 00:29:53
She has been a vegetarian for 29 years and is about to start eating meat again. What kind of GI or digestive transition can she expect her body to make and do you have any advice on how to make this transition easier?
~ In my reply to Kim, I mention Digestive Enzymes from Caprazymes, and also:
- 1-2 capsules HCl with Pepsin immediately prior to meal (may need to work up to more, stop if burn)
- 1-2 serving organic bitters immediately prior to meal
- 1-2 servings bone broth or organic gelatin per day
The pros and cons of circumcision
Adam says @ 00:30:41
They are expecting a baby and are wondering how you feel about circumcision and the long term health implications? Also, are the benefits of Cord Blood Storage large enough to justify the cost, are there any risks involved and do you have any suggestions on how to pick a storage service?
~ In my reply, I recommend the Better Baby Book by Dave Asprey.
Why you should avoid red rice yeast
Charlie says @ 00:41:02
His cardiologist recommended he go on Red Rice Yeast as a way to help reduce the damage of cholesterol lowering medication. Do you have any concerns about Red Rice Yeasts effect on the GI tract? Is there a better way to manage his cholesterol?
Fast ways to heal stress fractures
Amy says @ 00:52:17
She just got diagnosed with a metatarsal stress fracture. She has been using a bone stimulator (the Exogen 4000) that he doctor have her and is wondering what you think or know about those?
~ In my reply, I recommend:
- Earthpulse Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
- 9-12 Capraflex a day
- 1-2 servings liquid trace minerals per day
- 35IU Vitamin D per pound body weight
- 400-800mg magnesium per day, preferably before bed
- Vitamin K2 – 50-100mcg per day
Getting rid of varicose veins
Wes says @ 00:57:41
Is wondering about Varicose Veins and Deep Vein Thrombosis. He has varicose veins and is having leg pains, bad enough that he went to urgent care (they told him not to worry about DVT). He is looking for ways to heal his veins and the valves that aren't working right. His legs feel fine when he is exercising but they hurt when he stands still. Is there anything he should eat or supplements he should take? He has some family history or early death (they just keeled over and died) and it worries him.
~ In my response, I mention the transcript to a previous episode we did on varicose veins, and also our recent podcast on varicose veins. Also: Horse Chestnut Extract, Grape Seed Extract, and Butcher’s Broom. I also mention:
- An inversion table and these yoga inversion poses
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