Fran Storch N.D., Naturopathic Medicine

Wellness for Mind and Body

   Nov 17

Radio Naturopath Episode 147: Everyday Detox: Tips on Keeping Toxins Out!

Everyday Detox. Things you can do most of the time to keep toxins from staying in your body. Eating clean healthy food without chemicals, sweating through exercise or saunas, drinking lots of clean water, making sure your water is clean. Making sure you have good probiotics on board to prevent you from reabsorbing toxins tagged for excretion! We have to live in this environment, but we can work to change it and in the meantime keep ourselves as healthy as possible!


   Nov 09

Radio Naturopath Episode 146: NHAND Conference Redux: Detoxification, Fatty Liver, Sleep Apnea, Hormesis, Alcoholism and Depression, Lyme Disease

I just came back from the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors conference. Can you say Information Overload? Here’s some great nuggets! Get help for constipation, because you can otherwise reabsorb toxins, like pesiticides! Sleep apnea is NO GOOD. Not only can it increase chances of stroke and heart attack, but it lowers testosterone, leading to no sex drive, reduced muscle mass, and weight gain! It’s important to address biotoxins, by reducing them in the community and by assisting personal everyday detox. Some people drink alcohol because they’re genetically predisposed to it making them happier! For these folks, gamma linolenic acid, like in evening primrose oil, can help. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise; if it finally leads to an inflamed liver, it can lead to liver cancer! So, reduce that starch and sugar, and get exercise. Hormesis: a little is good, there’s a sweet spot, and then too much is no good. The biphasic nature of dosing any compound! And the highest mortality from Lyme disease is suicide. People feel desperate, frustrated, and misunderstood. Let’s get some understanding and support for people facing chronic Lyme!


   Nov 02

Radio Naturopath Episode 145: Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling!

Traveling can pose some challenges to your health. Planes have recirculated air and people cough and sneeze in them! There’s awesome health habits, like taking herbal sprays, elder liquid or lozenges, cleansing the nose and throat, sleeping, and drinking water, and much more! Stay healthy so you can enjoy what’s on the other end of that journey!


   Oct 26

Radio Naturopath Episode 144: Health Hazards In Firefighting and Construction; Holistic Psychiatry; Fluoride for Cavities

I have become aware that there is a high incidence of cancer and death among firefighters, and that most of the firefighters and construction crew that worked on the World Trade Center after 9/11 are ill or deceased. I talk about possible solutions for firefighters to protect them from the airborne toxins they face while fighting fires and also the construction workers who clean up after them. SAUNAS IN THE FIREHOUSES! Also, my dream for holistically oriented psychiatric facilities, with healthy, organic food, massage and acupuncture, rest, and energy medicine. I can dream, right? Also, a discussion of the pros and cons of fluoride for cavity protection.


   Oct 12

Radio Naturopath Episode 143: Energy in the Waning Light, All About Vitamin K

The light is waning and your energy may be going with it. Hormonally, that’s normal! It’s OK to slow down, do activities in short bursts with more rest. Also, all about Vitamin K, both K1 and K2! How they help with blood clotting, preventing calcifications, mineralizing teeth, building bones, and preventing cancer. Also, how to get them in food. K2 is mostly in animal protein, but as a vegan, natto!


   Oct 05

Radio Naturopath Episode 142: Vitamin E, Mixed Tocopherols and Tocotrienols: Help for Cardiovascular, Immunity, Hormones and More!

Did you know our friend, vitamin E, otherwise known as d-alpha tocopherol, and his buddies, gamma- and beta-tocopherol, and their friends the Tocotrienols, are just WONDERFUL? Great for fighting cancer, helping the immune system, regulating hormone function, and reducing cholesterol and improving cardivascular health! Such a great vitamin, it deserves its own show. It’s mostly in VEGAN stuff! The best sources are sunflower seeds and almonds, but there’s a lot in most nuts and seeds! We talk about the biochemistry of E too.


   Sep 28

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin That Helps With Mood, Pain, Cancer Prevention, and Much More!

Vitamin D is VERY important. There are Vitamin D receptors in every cell in your body. Of course, it’s important for calcium and magnesium absorption and metabolism. But did you know it’s important in mood, pain, immunity, and fighting cancer? Also, really it’s a HORMONE, because our bodies make it from cholesterol, and it’s converted to active vitamin D3 by sunlight! We address how much time you should spend in the sun vs. taking a supplement.


   Sep 14

Radio Naturopath Episode 140: Increasing Red Blood Cells After Babesiosis; All About Vitamin C!

Time to learn all about Vitamin C! It’s ASCORBIC ACID or ACORBATES. This important water soluble vitamin can’t be synthesized by our bodies, so we have to eat it. It’s part of the structure of collagen, so it’s part of every tissue and organ. It stimulates the function of the immune system, so it helps with allergies, asthma and illness. It’s a cofactor for detoxification. It can be found in citrus, but also in other cool foods, like peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, strawberries, acerola cherries, and rose hips! Let’s spread some vitamin C to the world! Also, we talk about how to get that red count up after a bout with Babesiosis.


   Sep 06

Radio Naturopath Episode 139: ABC’s of Vitamins: Vitamin A and All Those B’s

This week we start in on the ABC’s of vitamins! Since there’s so much to discuss, and there are a LOT of B vitamins, I only got through A (including beta carotene and all the mixed carotenoids) and B. But they’re REALLY important, especially for immunity, energy, hormone regulation, and blood sugar metabolism! Stay tuned to Radio Naturopath as we work our way through the alphabet!


   Aug 30

Radio Naturopath Episode 138: Help for Cold, Flu, and Tummy Bug Season!

What goes along with the beginning of the school year? COLDS, FLUS, and STOMACH BUGS. A reminder to get outside for your immunity and health, and simple ways to prevent them, including hand washing, neti pots, and good food. Also some ways to fight them once they arrive, and how your immune system works.