Dr. Wallach starts today's show discussing arthritis and osteoporosis. Outlining a story about a woman who had bone on bone arthritis and elected to undergo an experimental treatment involving a genetically engineered virus. The virus had been engineered to build cartilage. Unfortunately the woman's body began producing cartilage in her organs. Resulting in complete organ failure and eventually the woman's death.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a recent news article concerning a lawsuit filed by a New York man. The man had undergone a procedure to insert a donor bone into his neck to alleviate back pain. After the procedure the man learned that the bone had come from a corpse and had not been screened for disease. The owner of a company named Biomedical Tissue Services had made deals with several funeral parlor owners to provide him with bones, tendons and heart valves. The body parts were taken without family consent as the tissue service owner Michael Mastromarino doctored death certificates and forged consent forms. The removed bones were replace with PVC pipe so the families would not notice.
- Jerry is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and loss of appetite.
- Marylin's husband has been diagnosed with degenerative disk disease.
- Helena's young daughter suffered severe brain trauma and she is looking for nutrients that might aid in restoring cognitive function.
- David has questions regarding the best method for taking nutrients for optimal effectiveness.