Dr. Wallach discusses over weight and obese children. Asserting that the problem arises because of nutritional deficiencies. Contending that children crave the sodas and sugary juices because of mineral deficiencies called "pica" and "cribbing" in animals.
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Dr. Wallach and Doug discuss a recent news story concerning a study done at Vanderbilt University. After studying medical records of almost 30,000 people. Dr. Willaim Cooper found that pregnant women taking ACE inhibitors for high blood pressure had an increased risk of giving birth to infants with serious birth defects. In fact the children were twice as likely to be born with serious heart and brain disorders when compared to those not exposed to the medications.
Mary has three questions the first concerning animals that had consumed maggots. Next she asks about a cat with gall stones. Finally she asks about a dog with cataracts. Ed has two questions the first regarding trying to get off of the drug Dylantin. Second he asks Dr. Wallach his opinion of "Nutra Sweet". Brian has questions about a friend with cataracts. Teresa has a son diagnosed with ADD.