Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a news article concerning the medical community now labelling obesity as a "disease". Asserting they did this because now weight gain will be covered by insurance. Contending that now it is a disease people will be lining up to get baratric surgery, stomach stapling, lap banding and weight loss drugs. All paid for by insurance insuring that doctors continue making a lot of money to support their lavish lifestyes.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning the long tern use of heartburn drugs. Long tern use of PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) can lead to lung infections because of aspiration. In 2012 the FDA put forth a warning these drugs increase the risk of serious bacterial infections that can lead to diarrhea and life theatening inflammation of the colon. There are also links to hip fractures because with decreased stomach acid deficiencies in nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and B12. Deficiencies in these nutrients can open the door to osteoporosis and anemia.
- Sandy has glaucoma that she is trying to control nutritionally.
- Ralph has a friend diagnosed with "Valley Fever".
- Marie's 5 year old daughter has asthma and dry skin.
- Rhonda's dog is experiencing vision and hearing loss.
- Geneva has a friend diagnosed with skin cancer.
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