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.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a news story concerning the health risks of being overweight. A research study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine states that 51% of overweight or 36 million Americans have normal blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood sugar. The study also found that one third of obese adults were within the healthy range.
- Carol has questions concerning gout.
- Joyce asks Ben how to alleviate hot flashes nutritionally.
- Maryann has a grandson with Tourette's Syndrome.