9 episodes

Each week on Supplementing Health, Dr. Paul Hrkal, certified naturopathic doctor and medical director for AOR, delves 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.

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Each week on Supplementing Health, Dr. Paul Hrkal, certified naturopathic doctor and medical director for AOR, delves 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 9: The Glutathione – Immune Connection: Harnessing the benefits found in Whey and Lactoferrin

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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

    • 44 min
    Episode 6: The Future of Supplementation - How technology and manufacturing advances are changing the future of natural health

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

    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.

    • 38 min
    Episode 5: Inside the Capsule - A behind the scenes look at what goes into your supplements

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

    • 38 min

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