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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 28 February 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts todays show discussing a recent research study on antioxidant vitamins.  The meta-analytical study looked at the data from several other studies and found no link between anitoxidant vitamin supplements and longevity.  Doc disagrees and points out several deficiencies in the study.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a report put out by the Associated Press.  For the report  the AP looked at the FDA's own records of food inspectors and inspections.  After the 911 terrorist attack Congress mandated the FDA to step up inspections of food sources.  In the 2003 there was an upward spike of both inspections and the number of inspectors in the field.  Between 2003 and 2006 the number of food inspections dropped 47%.  While inspections of U.S.-produced foods dropped 75% in the same time frame.

Callers

  • Kathryn's husband has been diagnosed with gastroparesis.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 27 February 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the new Youngevity product "Cocogevity".  A juice formula with cocoa added that has an ORAC value of over 85,000 points in every one quart container.  Doc explains the importance of supplementing antioxidants to help maintain good health.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss two recent news stories.  The first concerns pro quarterback Brett Farve and his recent surgery to remove a bone spur for the seconc time on the same ankle.  The second story was a guideline for those with osteoarthritis that outlined the causes and possible preventions.

Callers

  • Robert has a dog with a chronic cough.
  • Ada has a friend who was told he has a lump in his heart.
  • Shirley has been diagnosed with an enlarged thryoid.
  • Michael has questions concerning acid reflux.
  • Larry and his wife have both been diagnosed with type II diabetes and want to treat it nutritionally.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 26 February 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach discusses professional athletes to start the show.  Asserting that pro athletes despite being in shape don't live as long as "couch potatoes".  Contending this is because of all the nutrients they lose through their sweat while working out and playing their sport.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss the recent deaths of two prominent athletes.  Former NBA and Celtic star Dennis Johnson died last week after going into cardiac arrest.  Over the weekend Denver Broncos running back Damien Nash collapsed and died following a charity basketball game.  Doug also discusses a Colorado high school that has banned the energy drink "Spike Shooter".  After several students became sick with shortness of breath, heart palpitations and nausea.

Callers

  • Ada has a friend with acid reflux.
  • Marge has an 8 year old son diagnosed with ADHD.
  • Elmer has been diagnosed with a mini stroke in his eye.
  • Mark has a friend who has been diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
  • Bob has been diagnosed as being anemic.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 23 February 2007

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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing the fact that drugs only treat symptoms and often the side effects are sometimes worse than the original health challenge.  He also talks about so called "Bio-Identical" hormone treatments for women.  He asserts that in reality there isn't such a thing as "bio-identical" hormones.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent study that found omega-3 fatty acids slowed the break down process in bones.  This finding has caused researchers to theorize that fish oil in the diet may strengthen bones.

Callers

  • Sal's wife is experiencing weight loss for no apparent reason.
  • Kim has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
  • Dean has questions about mixing "pro-biotics" and "enzymes".
  • Ken recently underwent a quadruple bypass and is now having difficulty breathing.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 22 February 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach discusses all the the recent research concerning the health benefits of chocolate.  Outlining the various antioxidant qualities and chocolate's ability to increase blood flow to the brain.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a couple of recent news articles concerning the drug maker Merck & Co.  The wonderful people who brought the world Vioxx and who more recently were aggressively seeking to have their new vaccine Gardasil made manditory for girls ages 9 and up in public schools.  Now the company has backed off of it's aggresive lobbying because it came to light that some political leaders such as Texas Governor Rick Perry were given campaign donations and owned stock in Merck.  Governor Perry took a $5000 campaign contribution from Merck and made and executive order to make the Gardasil vaccine manditory in his state.

Callers

  • Cheryl has two questions the first concerns hair loss.  Second she asks about Fabry's disease.
  • Jan has a friend diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Lee has two questions the first concerns a friend with palsy and concerns about Parkinson's disease.  Second he has another friend with reflux.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 21 February 2007

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Monologue

Nurse JoAnn Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach.   JoAnn starts the show discussing a recent article in "Breakthroughs in Health" magazine.  The article is outlining the recent studies that have been focusing in the positive health aspects of chocolate.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and JoAnn Conaway discuss a news release from drug maker Merck & Co. regarding their lobbying policies of certain vaccines.  Merck had been actively lobbying to have their vaccine Gardasil for HPV (human papillomavirus) made manditory for all school age girls.  This would include girls as young as 9 years old be made to get the vaccine.  The company stopped the lobby process due to negative media criticism.

Callers

  • Lydia has two questions the first concerns a friend with chronic kidney infections.  Second she has questions regarding a girl withchronic sinusitis.
  • James asks JoAnn's opinion of cholesterol lowering drugs.

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