Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben starts the show discussing the importance of fats for good health. However, he is quick to point out that he is not referring to the kinds of fats found in things like potato chips. He is referring to the "good fats" known as essential fatty acids. The types found in nuts, seeds and certain cold water fishes.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a news article concerning two conflicting studies on blood glucose levels. Specifically the studies looked at aggressive blood glucose control in critically ill patients. One study indicated that aggressively controlled blood sugars increased death risk the other found the opposite. Neither study looked at controlling blood insulin levels.
- Fern has suffered from back discomfort for years now after fracturing a disk her doctor wants to cement the disk back together.
- Janice's husband has several heatlh challenges he is dealing with including arthritis, blood clots, kidney stones, disk problems and migraine headaches.