Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing special needs children and the families that are dealing with these issues. Doc asserts that these types of birth defects should not happen because these problems aren't genetic. Contending they are all preventable by nutritional supplementation preconception and during gestation. Stating that in the animal or livestock industry these same types of congenital birth defects were eliminated decades ago.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss some news articles regarding the new energy efficient light bulbs. A 2007 bill is set to take effect next year that will require all light bulbs to draw less wattage. For example a 40 watt bulb can only draw 10.5 watts while a 60 watt bulb can only draw 11 watts. Great for energy conservation however there could be problems down the road. The new CFLs (compact fluorescent) bulbs could pose a health risk. Not only do they contain liquid mercury that could possibly end up in ground water. But if slightly defective they can emit ultraviolet light that can cause skin damage. The new LED (light emitting diode) bulbs are very expensive and can inhibit the production of melatonin the sleep hormone. Also a Harvard study found that night shift workers exposed to light at night had increased risk of several types of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Rick has questions regarding livestock turkeys with weak muscles.
Dora has two questions the first concerns a friend diagnosed with a perianal abscess due to endometriosis. Second she has questions regarding a friend with sciatica.
Dorothy's mother has pancreatic and lung cancer.
Dorothy has questions concerning aspertame and Celiac disease.
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