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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 24 August 2007

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Monologue

Pharmacist Benjamin Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben starts the show discussing blood sugar issues. Outlining the importance of chromium and vanadium in stabalizing blood sugar in the body.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent research study from the University of California at Irvine. The study found that mice given a diet supplemented with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid had lower levels of beta amyloid proteins usually associated with Alzheimer's lesions.

Callers

  • Melissa's doctor recommended she give flouride drops to her 5 month old baby.
  • Lew's daughter is suffering from chronic bronchitis.
  • Adaline has questions regarding prenatal vitamins.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 23 August 2007

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Monologue

Nurse Joanne Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Joanne starts the show talking about a move start pasteurizing almonds rather than allowing them to be eaten raw.  Joanne contends that this process will kill off all of the good nutrients in the nuts.  This whole issue the result of 5 deaths from salmonella.  She comments that although the deaths are unfortunate pharmaceutical drugs kill thousands each year and they are still on the market.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Joanne Conaway discuss a recent research study that found caffeine from coffee and tea helped older women maintain mental acuity but the same result did not hold true for men.  In the study the women who drank three cups or more daily of coffee or tea were less likely to suffer a decline in verbal skills compared to those who drank a cup or less.

Callers

  • Pam has questions concerning carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Diana's son has been diagnosed with Turret's syndrome.
  • Harold has two questions the first concerns Joanne's opinion of fasting.  Second he has questions concerning pre-cancerous lesions on his face.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 22 August 2007

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Monologue

Pharmacist Benjamin Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben starts the show discussing the importance of "good fats" for good health. Outlining the various body systems that utilize essential fatty acids. Asserting that deficiencies in these "good fats" can lead to a variety of health challenges.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent news artilcle concerning organic foods. The artilcle centers on whether or not organics have more nutrients and are healthier. Also looking at the environmental aspects of organic verses conventional foods.

Callers

  • Sarah has a problem with acne on her face, neck, back and shoulders.
  • Linda has been diagnosed with tennis elbow or tinitis.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 21 August 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the government's announcement that Medicare will no longer pay for medical mistakes.  Under federal law the hospitals will have to pay for the mistakes and cannot pass the cost along to the patient.  Doc asserts that every American should educate themselves and become their own "health advocate".

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discusses two recent news articles concerning viruses.  The first article concerns research that is attempting to link obesity to a virus called "adenovirus 36".  The virus is in the same family of viruses that cause colds and pink eye in humans.  The second article is regarding research involving the H5N1 avian flu virus.  The researchers have been examining the avian flu virus looking for specific mutations that a virus needs in order to become a pandemic.  They have determined that at least 13 of these changes will need to occur to make the virus deadly.  So far in human cases studied the virus has only made two or three of these changes.

Callers

  • Clay has questions regarding a friend who has been diagnosed with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).
  • Joe's wife has been experiencing pain in her hips and knees.
  • Ada's husband has been diagnosed with acid reflux.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 20 August 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts the show today discussing medical mistakes.  This in light of a recent news release from the government stating that Medicare starting next year will no longer pay for medical mistakes.  The mistakes such as infections, wrong-site-surgeries, wrong drugs etc. will be paid for by hospitals.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a couple of recent news articles.  The first concerns problems with the 2006 FDA mandate requiring food manufactorers to state trans fat levels in packages.  Under the rules the package can claim "no trans fats" only if levels are less than a half gram per serving.  The problem is that most packages contain more than one serving and people often eat two to three servings at a time.  Second Doug and Doc discuss a recent report that claims deer hunting is harder on the heart that walking on a treadmill.

Callers

  • Dr. Connelly has a friend diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
  • Doris is suffering from peripheral neuropathies in her left foot only.
  • Sheila's sons eyes are growing a milking film over the outside of the eye.
  • Rosemarie has been diagnosed with polyps on her gall bladder.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 17 August 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the importance of preparedness.  Asserting that whether it be natural disasters such as fires, earthquakes, floods or storms it is important that we all be prepared for emergency situations.  Doc outlines several strategies for remaining prepared for impending disasters.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a recent news article concerning and FDA warning.  The FDA is warning parents against giving children under the age 2 over-the-counter cough and cold remedies.  This warning prompted by an increasing number of injuries and deaths by the misuse of these products.  Some health advocates are calling for these products to be made prescription.

Callers

  • Carol's daughter has been diagnosed with Huntington's chorea.  She also has a second question concerning a cyst behind her own knee.
  • John has been experiencing edema in his legs.
  • Chris (email) has questions concerning the bio-availability of different types of calcium.

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