Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the concept that some people believe they can get all the essential nutrients they need from their food. Doc disagrees stating that plants can't make minerals only certain vitamins and fatty acids. Contending that the human body needs 60 traces minerals two thirds of the bodies required nutrients.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a couple of news stories. The first article concerns a survey that found 99% of surgeons in training stuck themselves or were cut by sharp instruments in their first 5 years of residency. However, less than a 50% reported these incidents putting their health, their families health and patients health at risk for blood borne diseases such as HIV and AIDS. The second article concerns Kroger Company's plans to start selling milk with plant sterols to help lower cholesterol.
- Charity has questions concerning uterine fibroids.
- Bills daughter has been diagnosed with dysmenorrhea.
- Tom has questions concerning his wife's carpal tunnel syndrome.