Dr. Joel Wallach begins the show discussing the nation wide problem of opioid addiction. Contending the writing of prescriptions for opioids should be banned and made illegal. Asserting that there are plenty of other ways to manage pain. Stating that doctors write these prescriptions knowing patients might get hooked and keep coming back.Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss new guidelines out from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The guidelines recommend that parents don't give children under the age of 1 any fruit juice at all. For children ages 1-3 recommending no more than 4 ounces daily. Ages 3-6 limited to 4-6 ounces and those 7 and older a maximum of 8 ounces daily. These new guidelines are aimed at reducing childhood weight gain and obesity. Also with concerns about children developing dental cavities.Callers
Marie has a friend diagnosed with bowel cancer.
Helen has a friend experiencing painful menstrual cycles.
Paulette asks Doc his opinion of eating coconuts and the grain quinoa. She also asks him if doing a cardio stress test is ok.
Ron has several health challenges including kidney failure, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and degenerative disk disease.
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