Dr. Wallach starts today's show discussing the increasing problem of obesity among children. Outlining that most parents believe the problem is due to a lack of excercise. While other parents contend the problem stems from too much advertising of sodas, juices and fast foods. Doc asserts the problem is actually a nutritional deficiency.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a recent study on low iron levels among children ages 1 to 3. The study found that obese children were 20% more likely to have iron deficiencies than normal weight children. Researchers believe this is due to toddlers drinking too much milk and juice that are low in iron levels.
- Elizabeth has questions concerning her sister who is a diabetic suffering from sarcoidosis and has a inflammed spleen.
- Olive recently started taking the "Pig Pack" and is experiencing an itching sensation on her skin.
- Kathy asks Dr. Wallach for ways to prevent pancreatic cancer and methods for healthy weight loss.