Pharmacist and nutritionist Benjamin Fuchs shared updates on diet, supplementation, and alternative health ideas. Magnesium, he said, is one of the most essential minerals and is involved in many important chemical reactions in the body. Magnesium has a relaxing effect, and helps to balance out excess calcium which can cause tightness in the muscles, he added. He characterized "leaky gut" syndrome as a kind of arthritis of the stomach, and recommended strengthening connective tissue such as by consuming bone broth, as well as such supplements as glutamine, vitamin C, probiotics, and apple cider vinegar.
The lymph system has to circulate for poisons to be eliminated out of the body, so if we have a sedentary lifestyle, explained Fuchs, that system doesn't work as intended because it needs to be activated by movement. People suffering from anxiety and depression may have elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol, he noted. To combat this, he suggested practicing slow breathing twice a day for five minutes, intermittent fasting, and taking such supplements as vitamins A and E, magnesium, B vitamins, and electrolytes.