Fran Storch N.D., Naturopathic Medicine

Wellness for Mind and Body

   May 19

Radio Naturopath Episode 126: Tick Bite: What Now? Herbal Antibiotics, Natural Medicine Backlash, Gluten Intolerance

Today I had a great question about what to do if you have an acute tick bite; should you take antibiotics? I talked about different herbal antibiotics and how they’re helpful. Also, we took on some of the perennial backlash against natural medicine, including Gluten Intolerance is Laughable as a meme.


   May 12

Radio Naturopath Episode 125: Magnesium for Life and Health; Preserve Brain Function As You Age; More Yoga, Less Depression!

Today we talked about how to get magnesium into your body and your life. Magnesium can bring world peace. We also offer help to preserve brain function as you age. And here’s a suprise: Yoga fights depression! Somebody actually studied it. Namaste!


   Apr 26

Radio Naturopath Episode 124: Marry a Smart Woman and Live Long, How Ron Went from IBS to Healthy, Vaginal Dryness No More!

Today, April 26, 2017, is Ron’s 62nd Birthday! He broke the curse! His paternal grandfather and father both died at 61. So, here’s to another 61 years! To celebrate, we embarrassed him by talking about his progression from IBS to health, and with a bit about how even a little contamination with gluten can set him off. We found a study about how men who marry smart women live longer. That’s right, the women are smarter! Also, how to solve menopausal vaginal dryness.


   Apr 20

Radio Naturopath Episode 123: Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), A Risk of Sitting Still? And BELLY BLOAT!

DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS. It’s not a good thing, and here’s why. It can happen to athletes. It’s a blood clot that can go to your lungs and stop you from breathing. Here’s who can get them, and some ways you may be able to prevent them. ALSO, BELLY BLOAT! If you’re a woman, you know what I’m talking about! Why does it happen? How are hormones involved? Why do women like to wear yoga pants and workout capris? What can you do about it?


   Apr 14

Radio Naturopath Episode 122: Homeopathy Basics; Why Sunshine is Good For You

April 10 was Samuel Hahnemann’s birthday. He’s the father of homeopathy, so I shouted out to him, and in his honor explained the basics of homeopathy! Also, did you know SUNSHINE is really good for you? There’s a whole bunch of reasons why, but a lot of them relate back to making vitamin D.


   Apr 07

Radio Naturopath Episode 121: Caffeine: Why It’s Good For You

CAFFEINE. Is it good for you? If you listen to this episode, you’re going to get into at least a 4-cup/day habit! Here’s a whole bunch of ways it’s good for you. Our guest Matt Feiner, cyclist extraordinaire of New Haven, chimes in with his opinion of caffeine.


   Mar 30

Radio Naturopath Episode 120: Belly Fat: Should I Lose It? Can I Lose It?

We had a call about belly fat, so we waxed eloquent about its nature and the concerns around having or not having it. We talk about visceral fat, subcutaneous fat, and pocket obesity. We also touch on how you might lose it, and even so it’s important to be kind to yourself!


   Mar 23

Radio Naturopath Episode 119: Common Sports Injuries: Natural Treatment

Sports injuries! The most common one, DOMS, delayed onset muscle soreness, and how to deal with that. Nutrition, supplementation, hydration, and REST are all important. Other injuries: ankle sprain, groin pull, hamstring strain, shin splints, knne injuries including ACL and patellofemoral, and tennis and golfer’s elbow!


   Mar 16

Radio Naturopath Episode 118: Modernizing ND Statute, The Future of US Healthcare, Running vs. Cycling, Topical Comfrey for Bones and Cartilage

This week I’m again hoping for modernization of the CT naturopathic statute! House Bill 7222 is supposed to help with that. I’m worried about what healthcare is going to look like in Trump’s America. How does running stack up to cycling in terms of inflammation and recovery? Topical comfrey is great for fractures and also sore soft tissue! Plus, a what you can do about your SWEATY FEET.