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Alternative Health/ Strange-but-True Tales

Date Monday - May 30, 2016
Host George Noory
Guests Benjamin FuchsRobert Schneck

In the first half, registered pharmacist and nutritionist Benjamin Fuchs discussed nutritional and health supplements, and alternative approaches to many medical problems. Healing can occur instantaneously at the quantum level, he suggested, adding that basic nutrients, clean food, exercise and deep breathing were all important factors in maintaining good health. A loss of the sense of smell or olfactory issues can be associated with zinc deficiency, whereas vertigo typically is connected with some type of inflammation, he said.

Inflammation is the body's sign of a defensive response, and he advised looking at the foods you're eating, and figuring out which ones are causing digestive trouble. You can also do a fast/cleanse for 2-3 days, and "if you notice that your symptoms start to resolve, I guarantee that you've got something you're eating that's causing the problem," Fuchs remarked. He also praised chicken soup as having good anti-inflammatory qualities and other health benefits. When dealing with sprained muscles, he recommended magnesium, calcium, vitamins C & E, glucosamine, and digestive enzymes (which are also anti-inflammatory).

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In the latter half, author Robert Damon Schneck, a longtime chronicler of the weird and unexplained, detailed his investigation into a terrifying case of Ouija board experiments gone bad, as well as other strange-but-true tales. In the winter of 1990, three college students in Wisconsin made contact via the Ouija board with a "psychic killer" who identified himself as the 'Bye Bye Man.' Schneck further explained: "If you thought of the name the Bye Bye Man you became a psychic victim and he was able to hone in on you. And he would start to ride the rails headed in your direction, getting closer and closer as long as you thought about him," with a whistle signifying his arrival.

Was the Bye Bye Man possibly the spirit of a serial killer who killed hobos along the train tracks, and was said to command a creature called the 'Gloomsinger?' Schneck pondered. He noted that one of the college students was studying folklore, and it's possible their discussion of different supernatural legends fueled the Ouija board's disturbing content. Among the other topics Schneck touched on were the killer clown hysteria of 1981, the "God Machine," which a minister built in 1851 as a sort of a "mechanical messiah," and his current "Haunted House Project," which looks at a house's layout and materials in connection with its haunting effects.

News segment guests: Howard Bloom, Gary Ridenour

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