A biomedical research pioneer, Dr. Joel D. Wallach spent more than 40 years in the field of Veterinary Medicine, observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health, before becoming a Naturopathic Physician in 1982. Today, Dr. Wallach is renowned for his groundbreaking research on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals. He currently dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals, and on lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry.
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MonologueDr. Wallach starts the show discussing the pharmaceutical industry. Citing a story that starting in early 2007 the FDA started keeping track of adverse events caused by nutritional supplements. With first report coming out in 2008 stating that in 2007 there were 600 adverse events from supplement but no deaths. However there were 480,000 adverse events associated with pharmaceuticals. Each year there are 1.5 million deaths and permanent injuries caused by prescription errors.Pearls of WisdomDoug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news story concerning a study of prescription drug samples. The study found that in 2011 the pharmaceutical industry distributed $6.3 billion of samples. The study also found that dermatologists that give out samples to their patients were more likely to prescribe expensive brand name drugs.CallersTrina's husband has been diagnosed with nasal polyps.Nadia's mother has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure.Michael has been diagnosed with third stage kidney failure.Cathy has several health challenges including knee pain, back pain, gout, G.E.R.D. (gastroesophageal reflux disease), high blood pressure and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).Call Dr. Wallach's live radio program weekdays from noon until 1pm pacific time at 831-685-1080 or toll free at 888-379-2552.
MonologueDr. Wallach starts the show discussing the statistics of medical mistakes. Citing the numbers of people each year that die at the hands of medical doctors. Contending that people should fire their medical doctor and educate themselves about their own health. Asserting that most all of the medical tests performed by medical doctors can be done cheaply at home.Pearls of WisdomDoug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding a study of outpatient clinics. Analyzing data from 3 previous studies finding the misdiagnosis rate among outpatients is about 5%. Translating into 1 in 20 adults or 12 million Americans every year.CallersHardy has a calcium build up in his heart.Peggy has degenerative disk disease resulting is several other health challenges.Shannon's cat has a chronically severe case of conjunctivitis.Pat is experiencing chronic knee and back pain.Call Dr. Wallach's live radio program weekdays from noon until 1pm pacific time at 831-685-1080 or toll free at 888-379-2552.
MonologueDr. Wallach starts the show discussing a news story concerning medical doctors that are high on pharmaceutical or street drugs. Citing a study from several years where ER doctor's blood was tested for alcohol or drugs. Researchers found that 56% of them were either drunk or high on drugs.Pearls of WisdomDoug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding the importance of vitamin K2 for good health. Most people know that vitamin K2 helps blood to clot. But it is also very important for building bones and keeping bones healthy. It also reduces calcium buildup in blood vessels. Research has solidly linked the role of vitamin K2 to the prevention of vascular calcification.CallersYelena has two questions the first concerning a nine year old boy diagnosed with Celiac disease. Second she has questions regarding a baby diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis.Cooper has been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and his doctor is recommending surgery.Deloris has spinal stenosis and arthritis in her hips.Katherine has muscle weakness and fatigue.Dave wants to start raising chickens and asks Dr. Wallach what he should feed the chickens.Call Dr. Wallach's live radio program weekdays from noon until 1pm pacific time at 831-685-1080 or toll free at 888-379-2552.
MonologueDr. Wallach starts the show discussing gluten intolerance and how as many as 70% of Americans suffer from it. Asserting that this condition can lead to many different diseases. In fact he contends that all chronic degenerative diseases are due to nutritional deficiencies due to malabsorption.Pearls of WisdomDoug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning a report out regarding diabetes. The percentage of Americans with diabetes has nearly doubled in the past 20 years. Basically paralleling the rate of obesity although that is not the cause. Some experts are contending if this trend continues at the same rate by 2034 some 44 million Americans will have diabetes.CallersBrenda's grandfather has a chronic cough.Lindsey has two questions the first regarding a female friend with breast cancer. Second she has questions regarding a man diagnosed with testicular cancer.Glen's wife has been going to doctors for several years try to get treatment for fibromyalgia.Gottfried has a friend with type 2 diabetes but is having difficulty controlling his blood sugar levels.Ann has questions regarding the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.Call Dr. Wallach's live radio program weekdays from noon until 1pm pacific time at 831-685-1080 or toll free at 888-379-2552.
MonologueDr. Peter Glidden fills in for Dr. Wallach starting the show discussing arthritis. Contending that arthritis is an epidemic because people listened to their doctors. Asserting that allopathic reductionist medicine is not equipped to deal with chronic degenerative diseases.Pearls of WisdomDoug Winfrey and Dr. Glidden continue discussing arthritis. The article outlines some guidelines put out by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. All natural ways of dealing with the pain of arthritis such as exercise, diet, dietary supplements, hot and cold applications.CallersRick's wife is a type 2 diabetic who is retaining fluids.Gloria has difficulty digesting certain foods leaving her with gas.Joe has a friend whose child was born with andoplasia.Call Dr. Wallach's live radio program weekdays from noon until 1pm pacific time at 831-685-1080 or toll free at 888-379-2552.
MonologueDr. Wallach starts the show discussing his latest book "Epigenetics". Outlining how the book explains that diseases such as type 2 diabetes once thought to be genetic. Are now known to be caused by nutritional deficiencies. Combined with the growing number of individuals who are gluten intolerant and absorbing the nutrients the do get from their diet.Pearls of WisdomDoug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a report out from the Cochrane Review. Researchers contend that governments stockpiling Roche's Tamiflu and GlaxoSmithKline's Relenza vaccines for influenza are wasting billions of dollars. The lead researcher Carl Heneghan asserts that "there is no credible way these drugs could prevent a pandemic.CallersJay has hepatitis B and wants to control the symptoms without drugs.Jane is trying to cleanse her liver after exposure to toxic chemicals.Carmen has questions on how to maintain good eye health.Ken has questions regarding tinitis and high blood pressure.Call Dr. Wallach's live radio program weekdays from noon until 1pm pacific time at 831-685-1080 or toll free at 888-379-2552.
MonologueDr. Wallach starts the show discussing the death of the wrestler "Ultimate Warrior". Asserting that he might have died from a cardiomyopathy heart attack as many previous young athletes. Contending that athletes sweat out all of the nutrients in their bodies. If they don't replenish these nutrients then disease will follow and ultimately death.Pearls of WisdomDoug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding spending of Medicare dollars. In 2012 doctors and other health practitioners collected $77 billion from Medicare. This is the first time this detailed data has been released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As the American Medical Association has long fought to keep this data private. Last year a federal judge lifted the injunction to keep this information private. The hope is that with this data public fraud might be more easily detected. A report from the Office of Inspector General looked at the $65 billion Medicare paid out in each year between 2008 and 2011. Approximately 2% of physicians were responsible for almost 25% of Medicare payments with each doctor getting more than $500,000 annually.CallersJoe has several health challenges including insomnia, chronic fatigue, candida, and depression.Rodney is a type 2 diabetic undergoing dialysis.Shari's dog has a torn ligament in it's hind leg.Derek's cousin has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.Peter's sister is struggling with weight gain.Call Dr. Wallach's live radio program weekdays from noon until 1pm pacific time at 831-685-1080 or toll free at 888-379-2552.
MonologueDr. Wallach starts the show discussing weight loss as that is a "New Years Resolution" for many people. Doc contends that the reason many people have difficulty losing weight is because they go about it wrong. Asserting that weight gain and obesity are not due to excess or lack of will power. But rather a problem of deficiency outlining his theory that it the result of mineral deficiencies.Pearls of WisdomDoug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a couple of news stories. The first concerns a growing trend of hospitals making their employees "smoke free". Doing so by testing applicants for nicotine if they are positive they are offered help quitting and asked ot re-apply after they have quit the habit. Next they discuss a story about foods that help boost the immune system.CallersMary has two questions and one update. The update is to tell Doc that using his advice she was able to get rid of hemorrhoids. Her first question concerns her daughter who believes that treatment protacals for animals don't transfer to humans. Second she asks Doc if Bourbon is gluten free.Lee has been experiencing muscle spasms in his back.Terry's wife has been diagnosed with dystonia.Call Dr. Wallach's live radio program weekdays from noon until 1pm pacific time at 831-685-1080 or toll free 888-379-2552.
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