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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 04 July 2006

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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben discusses vitamin D and it's relationship to good health. Asserting that it is not a vitamin in the truest sense because your body can actually make vitamin D. However, the human body needs cholesterol in order to make vitamin D. Ben contends that most people on cholesterol lowering drugs are most likely vitamin D deficient.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug and Ben discuss a news article regarding a recent court ruling. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned the FDA's ban on dietary supplements containing low doses of ephedra. Now the FDA is calling for the court to overturn the ruling contending the judge does not understand the law.

Callers

Julia has two questions the first concerns Ben's opinion of hemp powder. Second Julia has questions regarding a friend with chronic fatigue syndrome. Bill has an elderly friend with bone loss in his back. Roger has been diagnosed with a rare lung disease and kidney disease.

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