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Dr. Wallach discusses the growing problem of obesity in the U.S.  Citing his book "Hell's Kitchen" as a good resource for learning more about this ever widening problem.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a couple of recent news articles.  The first concerns a report done by the Harvard School of Public Health that links weight gain to the sugars found in most popular drinks.  Researchers believe that just one extra soda a day can add as much as 15 pounds a year.  The next article concerns a recent move by Indian officials to ban Coke and Pepsi products from India due to high levels of pesticides in the products.

Callers

  • Betty's husband has been experiencing pain in his shoulders.
  • Linday has a dog with hip dysplasia her vet wants to do surgery and she is looking for alterantives to surgery.
  • Debbie (email) has been diagnosed with degenerative disk disease.
  • Billy has a diabetic brother with peripheral neuropathies.
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Monologue

Pharmacist Benjiman Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben explains how the new Youngevity product "Slender FX" works to aid in weight loss.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent news article concerning serotonin reuptake inhibitors.  Ben discusses how serotonin is made and used in the human body.  Doug outlines the various side effects associated with trying to get off of these types of antidepressants.

Callers

  • Carolyn has questions concerning proper digestion.
  • Neil is a long time diabetic who has questions regarding pancreas and kidney function.
  • Lydia asks Ben about RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy).
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Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben discusses a couple of news articles the first concerns a study that found the drug Lipitor in high doses reduced the risk of strokes.  Ben asserts that although that is true Lipitor also greatly increases the risk of bleeding.  The second article is about the 8 foods that cause 90% of the food allergies suffered by 11 million Americans.  Ben also discusses the virtues of eating eggs for good health and a boosted immune system.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs continue discussing eggs and their important role in good health.

Callers

  • Andre has two questions the first concerns his daughter who is a diabetic suffering neuropathies in her feet.  Next he asks Ben about a one year old with congenital ear canal closures.
  • Evora also has two questions the first concerning a friend who had polio as a child.  Second she has questions regarding her sister who has interconnective tissue degeneration.
  • Barbara has been diagnosed with extreme fibromyalgia.
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