A biomedical research pioneer, Dr. Joel D. Wallach spent more than 40 years in the field of Veterinary Medicine, observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health, before becoming a Naturopathic Physician in 1982. Today, Dr. Wallach is renowned for his groundbreaking research on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals. He currently dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals, and on lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry.
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Dr. Wallach discusses his book "Immortality" and why some countries have many more centinarians than in the U.S. Outlining how these countries are usually third world countries where there's no medical care. The people are poor so generally don't eat more than 900 calories daily. They also burn wood to heat and cook and then put the wood ash in their gardens thus getting minerals in their food.
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning the benefits of eating avocados daily. As part of the "National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey" researchers looked at data from this study of over 17,000 Americanss ages 19 and older. Find those who ate at least half a medium avocado daily had high levels of HDL, lower risk of metabolic syndrome, lower BMI (body mass index) and waist circumference.
Richard is concerned he may be developing heart disease.
Alex has several health challenges including dry mouth and skin, periodontal disease and heart palpatations.
Ralph has friend diagnosed with throat cancer.
Jennifer's dentist wants to give her a root canal and do a bone graft.
Renee's husband suffered brain trauma in a crash and now has severe headaches and mood swings.
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Dr. Joel Wallach begins todays show discussing fertility. Asserting that when women have miscarriages and trouble carrying fetuses to full term the cause is nutritional defeciencies. Outlining how he has helped thousands of women have healthy pregnancies through nutritional supplementation. Contending congenital birth defects could be wiped out if all child bearing age women would supplement.
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article about alternative ways to deal with arthritic knee pain. Surprisingly the first recommendation is to supplement with chondroitin and glucosamine to help rebuild the knee joint. Also recommending hyaluronic acid injects, platelet rich plasma injections, injecting irritants such as glucose and acupuncture.
Ray has been diagnosed with plugged arteries in his heart.
Jennifer has questions concerning caffeine and affect on mineral absorbtion.
Denise has a friend diagnosed with acute lung failure.
Dorothy's daughter recently sprained her ankle.
Steve asks Docs opinion of drinking coffee with milk or cream.
Dr. Joel Wallach begins the show discussing "Huntington's chorea". Outlining the case of a women who got rid of the symptoms of Huntington's chorea after 15 years of suffering. This disease has long been thought to be genetic and incurable. Stating that health is simple through nutrition and supplementation.
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article about a study of the MMR vaccine. Researchers looked at over 95,000 children in an eleven year window. Finding vaccination rates are about 10% lower for children who had an older sibling diagnosed with autism. Also finding no harmful association between the receipt of the MMR vaccine and the development of an austism spectrum disorder.
Pat's husband has been diagnosed with end stage liver disease.
Herman has several health challenges due to exposure to agent orange.
Wayne has congestive heart failure and rabnomyolosis.
Carmen is still having pain from a torn rotator cuff.
Tanya asks Dr. Wallach for his opinion on what to use on severe burns.
Dr. Joel Wallach begins the show today discussing the story about Bruce Jenner transitioning into a woman. Asserting that being gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered is due to a nutritional deficiency. Stating that these occur just like some are born missing toes or limbs. Contending that this is because the mother was missing nutrients as the babies brain is beginning to develop.
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning a study of obesity in children. The study from the University of Virginia found that children who watch an hour or more of TV daily are more likely to be overweight or obese. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey researchers found that children watching an hour or more daily were 60% more likely to be overweight and up to 73% more likely to be obese than children who watched less than an hour.
Robert had a heart attack and is having difficulty controlling his blood pressure.
Tim has a questions about protecting himself from avian flu.
Rovina has a friend with stage 4 cancer.
Sheila's doctor is trying to get her to have a hysterectomy.
Chris has a friend diagnosed with hemolytic anemia.
Linda has questions concerning Skill's disease a rare form of arthritis.
Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Joel Wallach beginning the show discussing a news article concerning a study on vitamins and minerals. The study was a meta analysis of 12 previous studies on the effects of vitamins and minerals. The researcher cooked the numbers to make it seem that vitamin and mineral supplementation is linked to an increased risk of cancer. Ben contends this is "complete and utter nonsense" asserting that if you look at the biochemistry it's just not possible.
Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a news article concerning a study of asthma drugs. Finding that long term use of corticosteroids by those with asthma had adrenal insufficiency once they stop taking the drugs. With symptoms that include fatigue, dizziness weight loss and salt cravings. Ben contends that it is bad medicine to give people steroids.
Leslie suffers from chronic migraines and symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Laurie has a friend whose child has been diagnosed with Turner's syndrome.
David has a hard cyst on the back of his hand.
Bill's son has been diagnosed with an anal fissure.
Gabriel has a follow up call concerning his weight loss program.
Dr. Joel Wallach begins the show today discussing a news article concerning police and military recruiting. Apparently more and more police and military recruits being turned away because of their weight. Outlining the statistics of how many Americans are over weight and obese.
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). The article outlines 8 complications that people with COPD often experience. Depression because of their lack of mobility. Osteoporosis, pneumonia, shingles, weight gain, heart problems and type 2 diabetes all because of the steroids patients are given by their doctors. Also right sided heart failure when the heart gets enlarged. They also often have trouble sleeping because of their bronchodilator medicine. Almost half develope urinary retention because of the anticholinergic medications.
Donna has a cat diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Greg's wife has breast cancer and their new born infants has a benign tumor on it's abdomen.
Wendy has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and kidney disease.
Carmen has pinched nerves in her back and neck.
Alicia has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at age 18.
Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Joel Wallach beginning the show discussing a news article on prescription spending. Last year spending on prescriptions increased by over 10% to total over $400 billion. Asserting that all drugs have side effects and are toxic to the human body. Contending that the medical model is an abject failure.
Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a news article concerning a study from the University of Colorado. The study is a meta analysis of previous research studies involving over 300,000 people. The researcher found a link between high doses of certain vitamins to various common cancers. Doug and Ben both disagree stating that the biochemistry of the human body flies in the face of this theory.
Robert has questions about his hypertension.
Carmen had a torn rotator cuff that is inflammed.
Judy is over weight and has macular degeneration.
Lara has been diagnosed with cervical cancer.
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