First Mondays with Morley – Today we talk about osteoporosis and how taking calcium isn’t the answer. We explain how calcium is leached out of the bone but it is still present in the body and just needs to be escorted back into the bone. Calcium supplementation can lead to further inflammation in the body which is the root cause of osteoporosis.  Magnesium is the anti-inflammatory mineral, so it helps to not only combat inflammation but also helps the body put minerals back into the bone and build new, healthy bone.

We discussed how the enzymes are the workhorses in the human body and build key components of our body, including bone. However, enzymes run off minerals like magnesium and copper and need certain vitamins like retinol to fully function.

Dr. Ben and Morley explain why donating blood is important, what it does in the body, and how often to do it. 

Dr. Ben shares some modern man-made food ingredient lists and how they are rampant with corn syrup and enriched wheat flours that spike blood sugars and increase iron toxicity in our body. Finally, Morley speaks to how taking zinc causes copper to be bound up and isn’t excreted from the body. It isn’t your best form of defense for Alzheimer’s and can actually perpetuate the problem.