Dr. T's Health Blog (Recent Posts)

Are Narcotics and Marijuana Appropriate for Pain Relief?

Published: June 9, 2015
A monkey study showed that adding cannabinoids (THC, the primary intoxicant in marijuana) to narcotics dramatically increased the narcotics effect, being very synergistic. The stronger the narcotic, the stronger the analgesic effect. This was pronounced even at cannabinoid doses that had no effect by themselves, shifting the fentanyl dose-effect curve leftward 20.6-fold!

Twin Nutrients for Great Health: Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene

Published: May 20, 2015
Two nutrients that do amazing things to help protect your long-term health are vitamin A and beta-carotene. Studies suggest that these "twin nutrients" may help protect you from risks of eye and autoimmune diseases, help strengthen your bones, help keep your memory sharp as you age, help keep your skin smooth — and much more!

Vitamin E for Extra-Good Health

Published: May 11, 2015
Optimizing your nutrition is a must for good health. And this week I want to discuss the importance of optimizing your intake of another powerful antioxidant: vitamin E. Vitamin E protects the outer layer of cells (the membrane) from free radicals. And because it protects every cell in the body, it's a major key to overall health. It also boosts immunity by guarding the thymus gland, which manufactures the infection-fighting white blood cells called lymphocytes.