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Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing MD (muscular dystrophy) and CF (cystic fibrosis). First he states that over the past year or so he has been sending information to former spokes person for the MD Foundation Jerry Lewis regarding the cause of MD. Doc asserts that it is a trace mineral selenium deficiency during pregnancy that causes MD. He contends that Jerry Lewis took the information the Foundation's scientific board and was summarily fired. Then he tells of his own experience with CF (cystic fibrosis). While working at the Yerkes Primate Institute he discovered that he could cause the is disease in monkeys by withholding key nutrients from the diets of expectant mothers. Once he presented his findings to the scientific board of that instituion he too was fired.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning potassium bromate commonly found in flour and baked goods. The compound is added to flours to give them bulk, strengthen dough, reduce baking times and allow use of low quality flour. All sounds good except that potassium bromate is a known carcinogen. In fact the compound has been banned as a food ingredient in the Europena Union, Canada and even China. The FDA approve potassium bromate as a food additive in 1958 long before anti-carcinogen legislation came into being. In fact since it is FDA approved getting it off the market will prove difficult.
- Becky's five year old has been diagnosed with systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
- Pricilla has two questions the first concerns an elderly man diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Second she has questions regarding the man's wife who has RLS (restless leg syndrome).
- Sara has chronic recurring eczema.
- Katrina's Lab mix dog has difficulty standing due to chronic hip dysplasia.
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