Dr. Joel Wallach begins the show discussing the suicide of Dr. Jerome Block. Apparently he was under indictment for billing fraud. Doc actually knew Dr. Block after being a guest on his show several times. He also cites the statistics of how much medical fraud occurs in the U.S. every year to the tune of $750 billion dollars. Through over charging or charging for procedures never performed.Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding foods that have negative interactions with prescribed and over-the-counter medicines. Things like avoiding bananas while taking ACE inhibitors because of the potassium in the bananas. Some antidepressants when mixed with aged cheese or fermented drinks or foods can spike blood pressure increasing the risk of stroke. It wasn't all bad though some anti-fungal medicines are absorbed better when taken with fatty foods like cheeseburgers.Callers
Kim has been diagnosed with high blood iron levels.
Alexandria has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Margareet has several health challenges including migraines, vascular necrosis in her hip and high blood protein levels.
Josh has kidney disease and has been put on the transplant list.
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