Guest Heretic Rachna Patel, Medical Marijuana Doctor


Dr Patel Medical Marijuana on the Nutrition Heretic PodcastIf you thought that medical marijuana was about being a pot head, then you definitely need to listen to today's episode. We’re talking with Dr. Rachna Patel, the Medical Marijuana Expert. She’s sharing with us marijuana's history as a medicine, the politics behind why it fell out of favor, how she works with people to find the right dose of the right strain to treat patients and much more. There’s no getting high but you will become well-informed. Dr. Rachna Patel has been practicing in the area of Medical Marijuana since 2012. She walks patients through step-by-step on how to use medical marijuana for their specific medical condition without getting high, without getting addicted, and without smoking it. She speaks from the experience of having treated thousands of patients and having thoroughly reviewed the medical research on marijuana.

She completed her medical studies at Touro University in California and her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University in Illinois.You can learn more about the work she does through her website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. 

Great Resources From Dr. Patel:

Highlights from today's episode:

04:00 ~ How marijuana got such a bad rap.

09:25 ~ What led Dr. Patel to become interested in medical marijuana.

08:43 ~ The difference between hemp and marijuana.

21:29 ~ The endocannabinoid system; what is it?

30:49 ~ Other ways to access the endocannabinoid system.

27:40 ~ Does medial marijuana give a high and is it addictive?

39:42 ~ Medical marijuana can work well for these disorders.

36:36 ~ Who should not use medical marijuana.

40:58 ~ The difference between medical marijuana and the marijuana plant.

45:17 ~ The difference between THC and CBD and their benefits.

50:42 ~ Are medical marijuana doctors respected in the profession?

32:46 ~ The many ways medical marijuana can be used and why what works for one may not work for another.

59:16 ~ Lisa asks, "Is there any benefit for dementia patients?"

Rachna Patel, Marijuana Doctor on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast

Other Links For This Episode:

Thanks for listening! Please share this episode to help spread the word. You can also subscribe to get updates about new episodes and get a copy of The Nutrition Heretic's S#IT List: 7 Health Food To Avoid Like The Plague in your inbox by clicking here.

Guest Heretic Ken Morehead, Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupunturist at Oriental Health Solutions


Guest Heretic Ken Morehead, Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupunturist at Oriental Health Solutions on The Nutrition Heretic podcast

Ken Morehead is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist who has a lot to say about our relationship with food. In today’s episode of the podcast, we discuss Dr. Morehead’s evolution from vegan to embracing a wide variety of whole foods including animal fats and meat.

We’ll also go into ancient and current applications of Chinese medicine and how the doctor has successfully treated breast disorders ranging from mastitis to breast cancer.

Ken Morehead, founding partner of Oriental Health Solutions, LLC, is a licensed acupuncturist in Durham, NC, licensed as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico, is nationally board certified as an Acupuncture Orthopedist and is one of the first acupuncturists credentialed at Duke Integrative Medicine. He is the past secretary and chairman of the NC State Acupuncture Licensing Board and an advisory board member of the Weston Price Foundation in Washington, D.C. A former member of the New Mexico licensing examination board, Mr. Morehead has lectured in New Mexico, Texas, North Carolina and Washington D.C. He is a certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) practitioner.

Mr. Morehead specializes in musculo-skeletal disorders and assists with cancer therapies and kidney disorders.


Highlights from today's episode:

05:31 ~ Are the American texts written about Chinese medicine reliable?

07:54 ~ Not taking a strict diet too seriously unless medically necessary.

12:06 ~ How frequently your diet should change?

16:00 ~ The value and harm caused by strict diets from the Chinese perspective

24:36 ~ Is Oriental Medicine still relevant today in the face of so many pesticides and chemicals?

27:51 ~ How has Chinese medicine had to change over the years?

36:02 ~ Common misconceptions about Traditional Chinese Medicine.

39:00 ~ Understanding the different manifestations of yin and yang.

41:54 ~ Why the four body types matter.

55:00 ~ Dr. Morehead’s success using needles for breast disorders.

58:07 ~ Why some of the best research is done outside of the US and why American medicine may be falling behind.

1:04:08 ~ How to find help from Oriental Health Solutions.

Other Links In This Episode:

Thanks for listening! Please share this episode to help spread the word. You can also subscribe to get updates about new episodes and get a copy of The Nutrition Heretic's S#IT List: 7 Health Food To Avoid Like The Plague in your inbox by clicking here.

Kaizen, Hormones in Harmony, and The Definition of Health With Guest Heretic David Benjamin of Healthy Wild And Free


David Benjamin, Definition of Health, Nutrition Heretic Podcast This week we query the current definition of health.  How can you be considered healthy when you have a disease?

Adrienne's guest is David Benjamin from Healthy Wild and Free.  They chat about when David found health and what it looks like.  How members of his family were adversely affected by birth deformities due to pharmaceuticals and how he saw his mother and grandfather battle cancer and how his own health concerns led him down the road of Kaizen.

What was the catalyst for David's own road to balance and health?  Why is he dedicated to helping people improve their own lives?  Learn about what to watch for to keep your hormones in harmony, and learn about why David believes you must have a healthy body in order to have a healthy mind.

David also believes in finding out about what works for you.

The Truth About Cancer is coming out this month and David encourages you to watch this extremely valuable 9-part series, which is free to watch.  For more information, watch this (affiliate)clip:

Thanks for listening! Please share this episode to help spread the word. You can also subscribe to get updates about new episodes and get a copy of The Nutrition Heretic's S#IT List: 7 Health Food To Avoid Like The Plague in your inbox by clicking here.

Why Water Quality Matters


It is clear that drinking water is more beneficial to the body than drinking sodas, coffee, tea and juice, but so few people pay attention to the quality of the water they consume.

Tap water, for example, is filled with harmful contaminants such as chlorine, fluoride and all other sorts of industrial chemical runoff. These contaminants are responsible for a host of health problems, including, but not limited to, cancer, thyroid problems, autism (think heavy metal poisoning) and fertility problems.  This is one reason why it is so important to use a good quality water cooler dispenser for all of your drinking water, whether you are using it to drink straight or in other beverages and foods where the flavor might be masked such as in soups, coffee or tea (if you’re going to drink it, you might as well improve it), or making pasta or rice.

One of the most compelling reasons for drinking higher quality water is described in the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto of Japan who studied the crystalline structure of water under various conditions. What he found was that water from pristine origins such as clean bodies of water, waterfalls and sacred locations had a beautiful crystal structure reminding one of the most perfect diamond or a snowflake when viewed close up. On the other hand, contaminated water from city water supplies or other dirty industrial water supplies showed no discernible structure and in fact were ugly and distorted. While filtered water from a water cooler dispenser was not as perfect as some of the most pristine water sources in the world, it was very close.

In addition to the source and quality of the water, Emoto found that feelings directed toward water were very important to the integrity of the structure of water. By simply placing the positive words like “love” or “appreciation” on a glass of water, the water would also develop a beautiful crystalline structure under a microscope. While placing a label with words like “hate” or “kill” on water, the water would show the same distortion as the dirty water no matter what the origin of the water.

These observations are so important to humans, animals, the planet and our health in general. Water is such an important component of our bodies, making up more than 50%  of it. When you look at someone and see harsh signs of aging, sagging skin, strange eruptions and odd growths that don’t look quite normal, natural or organic, what do you think that is? I’m not talking about normal signs of aging, but really those oddities that make it virtually impossible to visualize what the person may have looked like in their youth. This is the manifestation of years of consuming toxic, damaged water, but it is also the manifestation of negative emotions like anger, hatred, and resentment that have literally distorted their physical bodies into something virtually unrecognizable as human. A bit like the story of “The Picture of Dorian Gray“.

The message here is not to take the quality of your water lightly. And if you do have the wisdom to consume high quality water, make sure that your emotions are in check and that you are able to maintain a level of peace and serenity in your life. Even something as simple as wearing clothing with positive messages on it can help you to send the right messages to the water in your cells. Indeed, the well being of your water can have a profound effect on your life and your health.

About Adrienne Hew


Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.