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Nurse Joanne Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Joanne discusses a recent study that found eating several servings of vegatables daily were linked to slower cognitive decline.  The same did not hold true for fruits in the same study.

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Doug Winfrey and Joanne Conaway discuss a couple of recent news articles.  The first concerns an FDA warning on decorative contact lenses.  Warning consumers that there are reports of people contracting conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, corneal abrasions and vision impairment and blindness.  Next they discuss a news story regarding the healthy compounds found in pumpkins.

Callers

  • Heidi has questions regarding fibromyalgia.
  • Sue has a sister diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia.
  • Lisa asks Joanne for a dietary plan to avoid the symptoms of diverticulitis.
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Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing the various forms of acne and the causes.  Asserting that their are 7 different types of acne or causes such as adrenal, liver, kidney, thyroid, male hormone, premenstral and menopause.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent news article.  The article concerns a warning put out by drug manufacturor Wyeth and the FDA.  The warning is to doctors recommending they limit the number of Effexor pill they prescribe to patients.  Warning doctors about possible overdoses as several deaths and injuries have already been reported.

Callers

  • Carolyn has questions regarding Parkinsons disease.
  • Jeanie asks Ben about anitbiotics and digestive problems.
  • Elaine has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
  • Marge asks Ben about the lead content in some of the Youngevity products.
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Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben discusses the benefits of a diet rich in essential acids. Also outlining several well known essential acid deficiency disease states.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug and Ben discuss a Dutch study that compared meals from a couple fast food companies and the differences in trans fat contents. Ben outlines the negative effects of diets high in trans fats.

Callers

  • Crystal has two questions the first concerns a friend who has tremors following brain surgery. Next she asks Ben about her own hiatal hernia.
  • Sharon has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
  • Janie recently underwent a gastro intestinal scope and has questions concerning the results.
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