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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 31 May 2007

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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing the importance of folic acid in the diet. Not only to prevent birth defects but to aid in other mechanisms within the human body.  Also discussing the effects of high blood levels of homocysteine and an increased risk of atherosclerosis.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent GAO (Government Accounting Office) report that states 51% of all FDA approved drugs later require label changes for side effects.  Of that percentage 3 to 4 percent are eventually pulled off the market.

Callers

  • Sheri has a friend who has been diagnosed with gastroparesis.
  • Jesse has tachycardia and atrial fibrulation.
  • Roland has suffered with severe migraines for years.
  • Carol has type II diabetes and is looking for an electrolyte replacement without sugars.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 30 May 2007

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Monologue

Nurse Joanne Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Joanne discusses reasons why soft drinks should be avoided.   Mentioning links to ADD/ADHD, demineralization of the body and the preservative sodium benzoate.  Some studies have linked the preservative to a known cancer causer benzine.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Joanne Conaway discuss a recent Mayo Clinic study concerning the usage of six popular herbs.  A survey of 30,000 adults found that overall 55% of people surveyed used herbs for their appropriate "evidence-based" indication.

Callers

  • Joleen has a son recently diagnosed with type I diabetes.
  • Robert's mother has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is looking for alternatives to chemo-therapy.
  • Roberta's son is a type II diabetic taking "Avandia" and has concerns about recent implications of increased heart attack risks.
  • Barbara has bone spurs and declining bone density.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 29 May 2007

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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing mercury toxicity.  Contending that although there are numerous environmental sources the biggest source of mercury is found in our diets.  Fish is the largest contributor of mercury into our bodies and the bigger the fish most likely the more the mercury content.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent study that found the incidence of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) has increased 700% in recent years.  Usually only found in hospitals and nursing homes the infection is now being found in poor urban neighborhoods.  Ben contends the rise is a direct result of the over use of antibiotics.

Callers

  • Jennifer has questions concerning calcium supplementation and weight gain.
  • Kevin has a friend who's been diagnosed with Meniere's disease.
  • Victor has a friend with an ovarian cyst.
  • Jessie has a question regarding type II diabetes.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 28 May 2007

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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben start the show discussing human hormones and the important functions they perform within the body. Outlining the specific functions of several well know hormones such as testosterone and progestin.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent research study done at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Researchers studied the role of the active ingredient in the spice tumeric. The compound known as curcumin was found to block the gastrointestinal hormone linked to the development of colorectal cancer.

Callers

  • Delores has several health challenges including diabetes, low kidney funcution and hypothyroidism.
  • Judy has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Joyce has questions concerning sunlight and the production of seratonin and melatonin.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 25 May 2007

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Monologue

Nurse Joanne Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Joanne discusses a recent news article regarding a 29 year old woman who drinks more than a dozen diet sodas daily.  Outlining the various health aspects of consuming that many carbonated beverages daily.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Joanne Conaway discusses a recent study that found medication errors are common in children with cancer.  The researchers looked at 829,492 errors that occurred between 1999 and 2004 in 29,802 patients.   Of the errors 310 involved children with cancer on chemotherapy, 85% of those errors reached the patients and 16% were severe enough to require additional treatment.

Callers

  • Rodney's mother recently broke her hip and is experiecing a difficult recovery.
  • Bob has questions concerning vitamin D3.
  • Mike has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease.
  • Lou asks Joanne about the side effects involved with taking Cumidin.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 24 May 2007

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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing the fact that all drugs have side effects.  Asserting that drugs only shut down body functions to mask the symptoms of disease.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a news story concerning the diabetes drug "Avandia".  The drug has been linked to heart attacks and adverse cardiac events.  However,  the consumer group Public Citizen is now reporting that the FDA was made aware of links to cardiac problems more than 7 years ago.

Callers

  • Flo has been recently diagnosed as a type II diabetic.
  • Lou has a daughter diagnosed with celiac disease.
  • Anne has problems with chronic diarrhea.

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