Dr. Wallach discusses the importance of diet and nutrition for small children and babies. Contending that premmie babies often have trouble later once they are put on formulas. Contending that early on they are fed through and IV with a solution rich in nutrients. While most formulas only have a few nutrients added.
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Dr. Wallach and Doug discuss a recent survey done by researchers at Columbia University in New York. The survey found that antipsychotic drug prescriptions for children and adolescents rose 600% between 1993 and 2002. The FDA has approved three antipsychotics for patients under 18 years of age. Unfortunately, researchers found that 90% of the prescriptions were for newer "second generation" drugs that have not been approved for use in younger patients. With only 14.2% of the prescriptions being for actual psychotic disorders.
Linda recently underwent a knee replacement and is still experiencing pain and loss of range of motion. Steve's wife has type II diabetes and is wanting a program to help her wean off of her medications. Zetta has been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and has concerns about consuming citric acids. Christine asks Dr. Wallach about a supplementation plan for young children.