Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Joel Wallach beginning the show discussing a news article concerning a study on vitamins and minerals. The study was a meta analysis of 12 previous studies on the effects of vitamins and minerals. The researcher cooked the numbers to make it seem that vitamin and mineral supplementation is linked to an increased risk of cancer. Ben contends this is "complete and utter nonsense" asserting that if you look at the biochemistry it's just not possible.Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a news article concerning a study of asthma drugs. Finding that long term use of corticosteroids by those with asthma had adrenal insufficiency once they stop taking the drugs. With symptoms that include fatigue, dizziness weight loss and salt cravings. Ben contends that it is bad medicine to give people steroids.Callers
Leslie suffers from chronic migraines and symptoms of fibromyalgia.
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David has a hard cyst on the back of his hand.
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Gabriel has a follow up call concerning his weight loss program.
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