Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the ever widening problem of childhood obesity. A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Associtation contends that there is no end in sight. The article then goes on to say that the only way to deal with this problem is with stomach banding procedures. In this procedure the stomach is banded to make it significantly smaller thus less food and hopefully weight loss. Doc disagrees outlining several of the short cominng invovled with the stomach banding procedure.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a research study from Canada on vitamin D3 deficiencies. This study found that children found to have the lowest blood levels of vitamin D were more likely to later test positive for MS (multiple sclerosis) than those with higher levels of the vitamin.
- Laurie asks Dr. Wallach for his opinion on preventing colds as well as methods for dealing with cold symptoms once a cold has been contracted.
- Geraldo has two questions the first regards his aunt who is experiencing poor circulation. Second he has questions concerning a friend with ED (erectile dysfunction).