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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.
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