Each week on Supplementing Health, we delve deep into the health and wellness space, with industry experts, touching on and applying evidence-based natural health strategies for your optimal health. These conversations are designed to empower people to live their best lives, naturally.

Episode 20: Fighting Through Fatigue

August 14, 2020

This week on Supplementing Health, health ambassador Pam Purnell joins us to discuss chronic fatigue. We will cover Pam’s personal journey along with natural remedies to help you fight fatigue.

Get in touch with Pam: http://healingtreealchemy.com/

Episode 19: Candida and Parasite Cleansing

August 7, 2020
Jass Stupak discusses a topic she is deeply passionate about; healing from Candida overgrowth and parasitic infections. Learn about the various ways these organisms thrive and how you can create a hostile environment for them to help optimize your health.

Get in touch with Jass: https://www.instagram.com/nourishwithjass/

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Episode 18: Pharmaceuticals and Resulting Nutrient Deficiencies

July 31, 2020

Dr. Greg Sikorski, ND joins us on Supplementing Health to discuss the roll of medication in our health and ways we can support our body when using common pharmaceuticals to optimize clinical outcomes.

Get in touch with Greg: gregnd.com

Learn more about drug and nutrient interactions:https://graphicsaor.egnyte.com/dl/JAvZmAQqBh/

Episode 17: Optimize Compliance with Dr. Alex Mailis

July 24, 2020

This week on Supplementing Health, Dr. Alex Mailis is here to discuss ways to optimize compliance when incorporating new habits in your health routine. All episodes are available at aor.ca/podcasts or wherever you listen to your #podcasts. #AORHealth #AOR #SupplementingHealth #wellnesspodcast #healthpodcast 

Episode 16: What is the best type of diet? Keto, paleo, vegan?

July 17, 2020

Dr Hrkal is joined by Dr Nadia Saleem to discuss and debate the merits of the ketogenic, paleolithic and vegan diets/ In light of the recent Netflix documentary “Game Changers” they share their extensive experience implementing various diets with patients. Learn about how a personalized approach can be used to find your “optimal” diet.

Episode 15: Ticks, Lyme disease and chronic infections

July 10, 2020

As the weather is getting warmer and the grass is getting longer more people are getting bitten by ticks and inserts. Dr Hrkal is joined by Dr Marie Matheson ND to discuss all about how to be tick-savvy and what to do if you get bitten. She also shares her insights about how to approach chronic infections and Lyme disease from a natural perspective.

Episode 14: Complementary and Integrative Cancer Care Part 2 – Diet, personalized nutrition and supplementation

July 3, 2020

Dr Fontes shares his insight about the optimal diet and personalized nutritional strategies for his patients. This includes the vegan, keto, fasting diets. He also discusses his favourite botanicals such as turmeric, Boswellia and mushrooms and how to get the highest absorption and bioavailability.

Episode 13: Complementary and Integrative Cancer Care Part 1 – Myth, Facts and hot button Questions

June 26, 2020

Dr Hrkal is joined by Dr Mark Fontes to discuss the most commonly asked questions on integrative cancer care such as is Naturopathic medicine compatible with standard oncology. This includes the research on reducing side effect with natural therapies such as fasting, exercise, sleep and nutrition.

Episode 12: A deep dive into Mighty Magnesium – Part 2

June 19, 2020

Dr Hrkal will continue to discuss how to get the most out of your magnesium intake from diet and supplements. We discuss various forms of magnesium and some of the Do’s and don’ts of supplementation.

Episode 11: A deep dive into Mighty Magnesium – Part 1

June 5, 2020

In this show all about the mineral magnesium, Dr Hrkal highlights why magnesium is so essential to cell function and all chronic health conditions. We’ll also cover common signs and symptoms He will also share why most people are magnesium deficient and what factors can limit absorption.

Episode 10: The Viral-Autoimmune connection

June 5, 2020

Did you know that one of the possible triggering factors for autoimmune thyroid disease is the Epstein-Barr virus? Dr Courtney Ranieri ND joins us to discuss her experience and insight in treating viral infections in chronic health issues such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis? Key anti-viral herbs and nutrients will be discussed.

Episode 9: The Glutathione – Immune Connection: Harnessing the benefits found in Whey and Lactoferrin

May 29, 2020

Could the key to supporting your immune system, lowering inflammation, and promoting detoxification be found in milk and whey protein? Whey protein has been studied to boost glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant. In this episode Dr Paul Hrkal ND and Chantal Dumas ND also discuss how a little-known molecule found in whey protein called lactoferrin is one of nature’s perfect supplements.

Episode 8: Are missing out on the sunshine vitamin? How to get the most out of Vitamin D

May 22, 2020

Vitamin D is most likely the widely used supplement yet so many people are deficient. Some estimates are the 40% of the Canadian population is deficient in vitamin D in the winter. Chantal Dumas ND joins Dr Hrkal to discuss how to raises your vitamin D levels and avoid common pitfalls that sabotage absorption. This is a must-listen-to episode because vitamin D is so important for no just bone health but also immunity, mood and inflammation. Music by Bensound.

Episode 7: Building Immune Resistance – Anti-viral Orthomolecular Vitamins and Minerals

May 15, 2020

Dr Hrkal dives into explaining different parts of the immune system, highlighting the difference between immune tolerance (autoimmunity) and resistance (anti-viral). Then learn why vitamin C, Vitamin A, zinc and selenium are so important for optimal immune function 

Episode 6: The Future of Supplementation – How technology and manufacturing advances are changing the future of natural health

May 8, 2020

In this exciting episode we are joined by industry insider, Todd Frankovic, to share some of the most exciting changes in the natural product world. Technology and scientific advances have produced rapid improvements in delivery systems for many common vitamins and nutrients. Find out how absorption, taste and effectiveness are being improved in many of the supplements you are taking daily. Music by Bensound.

Episode 5: Inside the Capsule – A behind the scenes look at what goes into your supplements

May 1, 2020

Ever wondered what are in the makings of quality supplements? Joined by industry insider, Todd Frankovic, Dr. Hrkal discusses what goes into your supplements and address some common issues with supplement quality, such as stability and purity. Music by Bensound.

Episode 4: What Your Genes Can Tell You About Gluten Sensitivity and Glutathione

April 24, 2020

In the final episode on genetics we focus on what genes can tell us about gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Dr Murphy also details us on how to harness the power of glutathione to support detoxification though the lens of genomics. Music by Bensound.

Episode 3: Genetics 102 – What Genes Can Tell You About Your Health

April 17, 2020

In this episode we dive deeper into the world nutrigenomics and more specific applications of genetic mutations and their impact on exercise, diet and supplementation. Dr. Robyn Murphy and Dr. Aaron Goldman also touch on the mega topic of methylation and how knowing your genes can optimize your B-vitamin supplementation. Music by Bensound.

Episode 2: Genetics 101 – The Power of Knowing Your Genetic Code

April 10, 2020

In this show we cover what DNA is and how changes in your DNA code lead to genetic variants or ‘mutations’. Listeners will understand from Dr. Robyn Murphy and Dr. Aaron Goldman about the value of knowing their genetic code and how it applies to better health. Dr. Murphy is a naturopathic doctor working out of Toronto and Dr. Goldman has a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Yale University. Music by Bensound.

Episode 1: Orthomolecular What?

March 12, 2020

The inaugural Supplementing Health podcast is kicked off with Dr. Hrkal discussing what orthomolecular medicine is and how it can be applied to using therapeutic high doses of vitamins and minerals, and why AOR put orthomolecular in its name. Music by Bensound.