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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
Jennifer has questions concerning calcium supplementation and weight gain.
Kevin has a friend who's been diagnosed with Meniere's disease.
Stream Live from our website: Download from our website:Download this Podcast here The following is a KSCO commentary. Here is Kay Zwerling: For many years, countless numbers of World War II veterans living in Central California, also veterans of subsequent wars have yearned for the promised Fort Ord veterans cemetery to become a reality. These veterans, many now in their 80s, are referred to as the Greatest Generation -- my generation -- because we were all involved, we were together as a nation, and victory in war was more achievable then than now when our nation is very polarized and not together. And many have yet to grasp the danger of world Islamic terrorism. Now, finally, after 14 years, AB3035, the Bill to create that Fort Ord cemetery, has been passed, and for that kudos to State Senator J. Denham, Assemblyman S. Salinas, and Congressman Sam Farr. The Central Coast State Veterans Cemetery Endowment Fund is now charged with acquiring the initial $4,000,000 to proceed with this project. The yearly maintenance funding for the cemetery, however, will be the responsibility of the State. So, now, why don’t We The People use our creative thoughts and see how soon we can raise the necessary funds? Kudos, also, to World War II veteran Paul Ventura of Pebble Beach for caring so much for this project to become a reality that for years he kept the desire alive and now also he has various ideas about how to raise the funds needed. If you would like to be involved in this project, call Paul Ventura at (831) 626-0377, again, that’s (831) 626-0377, or email Paul at
(small casement letters). Let’s all get involved in this worthy and much wanted project. It is a way for us to say to those veterans who fought for our us With deepest sincerity and appreciation, we thank you for the huge sacrifice you have made by putting your lives on the line for our nation. For KSCO and KOMY, this is Kay Zwerling. Copyright 2007