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Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben discusses a recent study on Black Cohosh that found it was not effective in the treatment of post menopause symptoms.  He asks the question of how valid is this study.  Asking how much Blach Cohosh was used in the study?  Where was it grown?  Contending that the study was not a fair assesment of Blach Cohosh.

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Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent news story concerning the beneficial effects of certain herbs and spices.  Doug contends that once the efficacy of a natural compound is verified drug companies try to determine the mechanism so drugs can be made.  The being that natural compounds can't be patented but synthetic compounds can be patented.

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  • Ray's wife has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
  • Alice has two questions the first concerns her daughter is experiencing atrial fibrulation.  Second she asks Ben about impotence in a 73 year old man.
  • Paul has had a lot of weight gain following surgery on his heart valve.
  • Ernst has questions concerning tendonitis.
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Dr. Wallach discusses the nutritional value of juicing fruits and vegtables.  Also listing several of the Youngevity juice products that contain antioxidants.

Pearls of Wisdom

Dr. Wallach and Jay Kordich continue extolling the virtues of juicing.

Callers

  • Elizabeth's mother has been diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia.
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Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben discusses a recent Harvard study that predicts the Avian flu could kill 350,000 Americans and millions more worldwide.  Asserting that if people get on a nutritonal plan now that bolsters their immune system they can reduce their risk of getting flus.   Ben also discusses the importance of vitamin A in the diet.  Explaining the difference between betacarotine and vitamin A.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent study done by the Harvard School of Public Health, Beth Israel Medical Center and Wageningen University in the Netherlands.  The study found that moderate drink of alcohol may reduce the risk of heart attacks in men.  But the study cautioned that more than two drinks a day did not give the same result.

Callers

  • Linda has questions regarding circulation issues.
  • Diane's doctor wants to remove her gall bladder.
  • Shirley's son has chronic ear infections and his doctor wants to do surgery.
  • Rusty has been diagnosed with psoriasis.
  • Kevin's son has been diagnosed with A.D.D.
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