Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben starts the show discussing a recent report that indicates the trace mineral chromium may reduce the effects of depression. Ben also discusses recent research that has found vitamin D has anti-viral qualities and may help to prevent the flu.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a news article regarding a survey from the National Foundation for Infectious Disease. The survey found that 48% of those surveyed are not planning on getting a flu vaccine. The survey indicated that most of those surveyed thought that the vaccine can actually cause the flu. The article points out that the vaccine is made from a dead virus and cannot give people the flu. Howvever, Ben points out other negatives associated with the vaccine such as cancers and mercury toxicitiy.
- Brian asks for some nutritional ways to ease the symptoms of M.S. (multiple sclerosis).
- Kurt has been experiencing chronic ear infections.
- Georgie has two questions the first concerns HDL and LDL ratios. Next he asks for a nutritional plan to treat macular degeneration.