Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben starts the show discussing a study that found vitamin D supplementation reduced the pain from neuropathies in diabetic patients. Ben also discusses a study that linked higher vitamin D levels to decreased risk of developing type I diabetes.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a study released from the nonprofit The Environmental Working Group. The study found that after testing nearly 1000 brand-name sunscreens 4 out of 5 don't adequately protect consumer and may contain harmful chemicals.
- Melissa has questions concerning type II diabetes and osteo-arthritis.
- Norma is scheduled for a root canal and has questions concerning supplements that can help her heal following the procedure.
- Jean is a breast cancer survivor looking for a nutritional plan to help prevent future cancers.