Registered pharmacist Ben Fuchs shared alternative health concepts, and offered tips on supplements and healthy changes to one's diet and lifestyle. Reacting to a recent news story about a gluten-free diet not necessarily being healthy, he said that might be true for a person with a perfectly functioning digestive tract, but most people have issues of one type or another in that area. Gluten, he continued, is part of a plant's defense system and can be problematic for people to digest. One of the biggest things a person can do to improve their health, he added, is to focus on their digestive system, such as through fasting, caloric restriction, or taking probiotic supplements.
For people with asthma, he suggested deep breathing techniques, and supplements such as magnesium, Vitamin C, and alpha lipoic acid. For a caller who complained of brain fog and tinnitus, he indicated that they were both signs of blood toxicity from the digestive system and recommended doing a SueroViv Cleanse. Rosacea, or redness of the skin, he cited, is not due to a skin problem but is also linked to digestion issues. To alleviate, stay away from problem foods, and make sure you're getting some fermented foods in your diet, he advised.