In the first half, Dr. Joanne Conaway, a practicing naturopath physician, shared what she believes are the most effective methods of restoring health, including how having a healthy gut and microbiome provides protection from infection, increased absorption, and the regulation of our metabolism. Speaking about the epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes, she related it to a problem with processing carbohydrates. In some cases, the receptors on the cell membrane don't recognize insulin, and this issue is associated with the lack of the minerals chromium and vanadium, she cited. Joint pain can be connected to gluten sensitivities (gluten is found in such foods as bread, pasta, cakes, pies, ice cream, yogurt), and changes in diet can improve this condition, she continued.
Regarding Parkinson's disease, symptoms could possibly be lessened if you have an abundance of eggs, and essential fatty acids (EFAs) in your diet, she said. Responding to a caller that drank a lot of fresh orange juice, she suggested that he could be ingesting too many carbohydrates and sugars. Conaway also talked about different kinds of Vitamin C supplements, noting that the lipsomal type, which has a lipid bilayer, offers more of a progressive delivery into the system, which is gentler for the stomach.
In the latter half, teacher, corporate speaker, and astrologist Leslie McGuirk discussed how to unlock the astrological secrets of the planet Mercury, the planet that rules communication - and how to deal with periods of Mercury Retrograde - which some claim can wreak utter havoc on our lives. Interestingly, she noted that people born at the time when Mercury is in retrograde (about 15-20% of the population) actually fare better than the rest of the population when that planet is moving backwards (retrograde), and it's actually their time to shine. Those born in Mercury retrograde tend to be wired a bit differently, and often are unconventional thinkers, she added.
For those not born during Mercury Retrograde, the time period is a gentle reminder to slow down, and be mindful of possible communication problems that are typically more irritating than anything else, she detailed. Mercury compatibility (which sign Mercury falls under in your astrological chart) is essential in terms of romance and relationships, she continued. McGuirk also reviewed the qualities of the 12 different signs which are broken down into four types:
- Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) are often talented communicators and writers.
- Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) are about being grounded, practical, and matter of fact.
- Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) relate to the emotions.
- Fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) make an individual very quick witted, direct, and often sarcastic.