In the first half, 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.
In the second half, Randall Sullivan, contributing editor to Rolling Stone for over twenty years, talked about the fascinating history of Oak Island and the intrepid treasure hunters who've driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers. Back in 1795, teenagers happened upon mysterious circular depressions on the small island off of Nova Scotia, leading to odd discoveries, rumors of pirate treasures and a curse. The "Money Pit" was excavated down to 90 feet, when they hit a section with stone that had carvings of letters and figures. When they pulled out the stone, Sullivan recounted, the pit flooded with water.
The island is currently owned by two brothers, Marty and Rick Lagina. Their search last summer, Sullivan reported, pulled up body remains from 190 feet underground and a cross buried under rock, which matches one from the 1300s that was in a prison where the Knights Templar were held before their execution. The island has a spooky atmosphere at night, Sullivan observed first hand, and strange howling sounds have been heard. He interviewed a relative of an Indian man who worked on Oak Island in the 1960s. He was the one to retrieve the bodies of four people who died in the shaft in 1965. After being warned to stay away in a nocturnal encounter with a semi-human dark hairy figure, the man never returned to the island.