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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 05 June 2007

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Dr. Wallach returns from his trip to Japan.  Citing a recent news article in a Japanese health publication that discusses the state of the healthcare system in Japan.  Although the Japanese always rank higher in health and longevity the aritcle pointed to several areas where the Japanese system is starting to mirror the U.S. system.  The article also outlines several areas where the U.S. system is "broken".

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss two recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The first located in the Netherland found that 75% of people surveyed who had sciatic nerve problems found the malady improved without surgery.  The second study found that 75% of people who elected to decline surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis were able recover.

Callers

  • Cindy's husband has pinched nerves in his spine.
  • Jan has a 9 year old son diagnosed with ADHD.
  • Bob is suffering from a fungal rash.
  • Martha has two questions the first concerns a daughter with facial hair.  Next she has questions regarding her mother who has kidney stones.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 04 June 2007

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Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben outlines his credentials as a skin care expert asserting that many skin problems are signs of other more serious health challenges.  Also outlining various nutritional strategies for combating these health challenges.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a couple of recent research studies on flax seed and ginseng combating cancer.  The studies both funded by government agencies were looking for any health benefits from these supplements in treating cancer.  The flax seed study found that after taking 30 grams of flax seed for 30 days cancer cell growth was slowed by 30-40% when compared to the control group.  In the ginseng study after taking either 1000 mg or 2000 mg daily patients reported fatigue symptoms were "moderately better" or "much better" by 25% and 27% respectively.

Callers

  • Derek's girlfriend is 6 months pregnant and has questions regarding the safety of taking supplements.
  • Sean asks Ben about a nutritional supplement plan for his wife who's breast feeding and his six month old baby.
  • Barbara has questions concerning digestive issues.
  • Robin's husband has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 01 June 2007

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Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing HRT (hormone replacement therapy) asserting that there are better ways to control the symptoms of menopause.  Contending that estrogen creates stress in the body while progesteron relaxes the body.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recently released survey from the International Food Information Council Foundation.  The survey indicated several "diet disconnects" as an example 90% of Americans say breakfast is an important part of a healthy diet, only 49% actually ate breakfast on a daily basis.

Callers

  • Pat has questions concerning high blood pressure.
  • Remi is suffering from chronic fatigue.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 31 May 2007

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Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing the importance of folic acid in the diet. Not only to prevent birth defects but to aid in other mechanisms within the human body.  Also discussing the effects of high blood levels of homocysteine and an increased risk of atherosclerosis.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent GAO (Government Accounting Office) report that states 51% of all FDA approved drugs later require label changes for side effects.  Of that percentage 3 to 4 percent are eventually pulled off the market.

Callers

  • Sheri has a friend who has been diagnosed with gastroparesis.
  • Jesse has tachycardia and atrial fibrulation.
  • Roland has suffered with severe migraines for years.
  • Carol has type II diabetes and is looking for an electrolyte replacement without sugars.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 30 May 2007

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Nurse Joanne Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Joanne discusses reasons why soft drinks should be avoided.   Mentioning links to ADD/ADHD, demineralization of the body and the preservative sodium benzoate.  Some studies have linked the preservative to a known cancer causer benzine.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Joanne Conaway discuss a recent Mayo Clinic study concerning the usage of six popular herbs.  A survey of 30,000 adults found that overall 55% of people surveyed used herbs for their appropriate "evidence-based" indication.

Callers

  • Joleen has a son recently diagnosed with type I diabetes.
  • Robert's mother has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is looking for alternatives to chemo-therapy.
  • Roberta's son is a type II diabetic taking "Avandia" and has concerns about recent implications of increased heart attack risks.
  • Barbara has bone spurs and declining bone density.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 29 May 2007

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Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing mercury toxicity.  Contending that although there are numerous environmental sources the biggest source of mercury is found in our diets.  Fish is the largest contributor of mercury into our bodies and the bigger the fish most likely the more the mercury content.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent study that found the incidence of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) has increased 700% in recent years.  Usually only found in hospitals and nursing homes the infection is now being found in poor urban neighborhoods.  Ben contends the rise is a direct result of the over use of antibiotics.

Callers

  • Jennifer has questions concerning calcium supplementation and weight gain.
  • Kevin has a friend who's been diagnosed with Meniere's disease.
  • Victor has a friend with an ovarian cyst.
  • Jessie has a question regarding type II diabetes.

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