Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben asserts that although American women supplement with calcium in higher numbers than other countries. Nine out of ten women have osteoporosis to some degree. The reason is because in order for calcium to be used effectively the trace mineral magnesium must also be present in the diet.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent news article concerning the FDA's new guidelines for experimental drugs. Under the new guidelines the FDA hopes to make experimental drugs easily available to more people with serious illnesses. Also under the new guidelines drug companies, research institutes and other drug developers would be able to charge patients.
- Jeff has questions concerning deep vein thrombosis.
- Sandra asks Ben about chronic fatigue and weight issues.
- Sharon's daughter is suffering from chronic problems with vocal cord polyps.
- Peggy has a rash covering her entire body.