Nutritional Pharmacist Melissa Golladay fills in for Dr. Joel Wallach. Beginning the show discussing how she came to be a pharmacist. Stating that she first thought about becoming a doctor. But had issues with blood so she decided to be a pharmacist. But after seeing customers come in taking dozens of medications. Many of which be taken together she decided to shift gears and focus more on nutrition.Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Melissa Golladay discuss a news article regarding a study of NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). A meta-analysis of some 446,763 patients of whom some 61,460 had a heart attack. The results showed that there is a heightened risk of heart attack after taking NSAIDS. The risk increased as doses got higher along with the frequency of use. In fact depending on dose and use the risk was from 20% to 50%Callers
Michael has questions about arthritis because both of his grandmothers had been debilitated by the disease.
Patricia's granddaughter is 13 and is experiencing irregular menstrual cycles.
Carl has questions about rheumatoid arthritis.
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