Dr. Wallach discusses all the the recent research concerning the health benefits of chocolate. Outlining the various antioxidant qualities and chocolate's ability to increase blood flow to the brain.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a couple of recent news articles concerning the drug maker Merck & Co. The wonderful people who brought the world Vioxx and who more recently were aggressively seeking to have their new vaccine Gardasil made manditory for girls ages 9 and up in public schools. Now the company has backed off of it's aggresive lobbying because it came to light that some political leaders such as Texas Governor Rick Perry were given campaign donations and owned stock in Merck. Governor Perry took a $5000 campaign contribution from Merck and made and executive order to make the Gardasil vaccine manditory in his state.
Cheryl has two questions the first concerns hair loss. Second she asks about Fabry's disease.
Jan has a friend diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Lee has two questions the first concerns a friend with palsy and concerns about Parkinson's disease. Second he has another friend with reflux.
Nurse JoAnn Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach. JoAnn starts the show discussing a recent article in "Breakthroughs in Health" magazine. The article is outlining the recent studies that have been focusing in the positive health aspects of chocolate.
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Doug Winfrey and JoAnn Conaway discuss a news release from drug maker Merck & Co. regarding their lobbying policies of certain vaccines. Merck had been actively lobbying to have their vaccine Gardasil for HPV (human papillomavirus) made manditory for all school age girls. This would include girls as young as 9 years old be made to get the vaccine. The company stopped the lobby process due to negative media criticism.
Lydia has two questions the first concerns a friend with chronic kidney infections. Second she has questions regarding a girl withchronic sinusitis.
James asks JoAnn's opinion of cholesterol lowering drugs.
Dr. Wallach discusses new guidelines recently put out by the American Heart Association. The new guidelines say that most women are at risk of heart disease and stroke and should begin a daily regiment of aspirin.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a recent news story regarding omega-3 fatty acids. The article looks at all of the new products that are being fortified with omega-3 fatty acids. Pointing out that most don't contain enough to do much good and the ones that do have plant derived instead of fish oil.
Liz has a son that is trying to gain weight.
Jane has two questions the first concerns the cause of eye twitches. Second she asks for a nutritional plan for her two pregnant daughters-in-law.
Henry asks Dr. Wallach about congestive heart disease.
Dr. Wallach starts the show mentioning "Black History" month. Also discussing the great antioxidant capabilities of "Youngvity's" new "Cocogevity" juice.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss new research involving brain health. A news article discusses two new studies that found the flavanols in cocoa actually increase blood flow to the brain. A Swedish study has found evidence the that the adult human brain does grow new neurons. Previously this was thought to not be possible although researchers have known for sometime that other mammals possess this cabability.
Grace has been recently diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome.
Matt has psoriasis on his feet.
Amber's dog has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia.
Rhonda has questions regarding a recent bone density test.
Nurse JoAnn Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach. JoAnn discusses recent research on the antioxidant qualities of dark chocolate. Asserting that chocolate has the highest ORAC value of any food. Even more antioxidant capacity than fruits and vegatables.
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Doug Winfrey and JoAnn Conaway discuss a study published in the Journal Lancet. The study looked at fish consumption of nearly 12,000 pregnant British women. Finding that those who ate at least 2 to 3 servings a week had smarter children with better developmental skills and higher verbal IQ scores.
Maryann has two questions the first concerns lupus. Second she asks JoAnn about lower back pain.
Arlene has questions regarding poor circulation.
Mary is a diabetic with poor circulation in her feet.
Dr. Wallach begins the show discussing brain health. Outlining several of the Youngevity products that promote good brain health. Particularly pointing out a recent study that found a correlation between selenium blood levels and memory.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a recent Swedish study on heart health and coffee consumption. The study found that women who drank at least 5 cups of coffee weekly had a 32% reduced relative risk of having a heart attack c ompared to women who consumed 0 to 4 cups weekly.
Letti is having problems with ringing in her ears.
Mary has a dog that is losing it's hair.
Kathy has two questions the first concerns a dog with liver issues. Second she asks Dr. Wallach about her sinus and allergy problems.
Maria was recently diagnosed with gall stones. She also asks about her husband's cholesterol levels.
The following is a KSCO commentary. Here is Kay Zwerling:
It’s the big elephant in the room this time. It keeps needling us constantly since 9/11 and especially after our war in Afghanistan. We realized then that the Islamic terrorists had already infiltrated the entire world, many living among us here in the U.S. It’s four years since we entered Iraq, and we can see now that our military effort was too little too late. What a mess we have created. We were too weak. We were never strong enough, and the Iraqis finally didn’t care enough to want to be a democracy. We didn’t have the wherewithal to stop their infighting. The one thing that would have made all the difference in Iraq, and may have prevented the Civil War there, is so noticeable by its absence, and it’s called the Draft. D-R-A-F-T. The courageous young Americans who signed up to fight in Iraq did not expect to be called upon to go back again and again and again. That was not the expected deal. That was not fair. But our leaders opted to do that rather than to establish what was fair, and that was the Draft. And, if it’s so, why after 60 years do we still have occupation troops in peaceful Germany and peaceful Japan? Where is the government outrage when daily, military recruiters are physically thrown out of publicly financed universities around our country? All Americans benefit from living in our glorious nation, so all able-bodied Americans should be serving in the military. That terrible word that no elected official from the President down has the cajonies to mention has been missing for the past four years. What are we waiting for? Our enemies are laughing at our self-imposed impotence. Poisoned and crippled by political correctness like all of the weak and useless Europe, our leaders are afraid that they will be committing political suicide by promoting the Draft. I think the opposite would be true. They would finally be considered honest, courageous, and serious instead of self-serving. Like it or not, 9/11 was the dawn of a different world. Realistically, we may be fighting world terrorism for 20 years or even more. To defend ourselves and our allies, we must all be totally prepared and strong, like my generation was in conquering evil in World War II. We were all involved. We all cared. We all had a vested interest. We all had meat rationing and other restrictions. Women took over the factories when our men were fighting the enemy. Because we were together, we won. Every able-bodied man and woman should serve willingly in the military for two years at age 18, then be in the Reserves until age 50. That is the law in Israel which always has a strong prepared Army. If our entire society was invested in our safety and security, many of the polarized situations politically would be neutralized. Again, for the past four years, most Americans have been only spectators and critics of the war, but personally involved? Unthinkable. To them I say “Wake up. If you want freedom, you must be willing to fight for it.” Every American must be involved. Every American must care. Our country cannot fight cheap and win. The world observes and sneers at our stupidity and at our military weakness. There are those cowards who will scurry away to Canada or elsewhere, but they will be in the minority. To reiterate, if we initiate the Draft, never again will it be too little and too late.
Nurse JoAnn Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach. JoAnn discusses what she calls the "Medicalization of Everyday Life". Meaning that the medical industry is moving into the everyday life of many people. In the aspect of people running to the doctor or hospital for every small sniffle or discomfort.
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Doug Winfrey and JoAnn Conaway discuss a recent study that found drugs ads might actually be negatively affecting people's lives. The study found that 85% of drug ads emphasized gaining control of some aspect of life. A separate survey found that most doctors will prescribe drugs that aren't appropriate just because the patient asked for the drug.
Norm has a friend diagnosed with sarcoidosis of the lungs.
Becky has three questions the first concerns her sister who has been diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis. Next she asks about her own problem of cysts in her breasts. Finally she asks JoAnn for a nutritional plan for her 8 year old son who has severe asthma.
Alice recently had a mamogram and now her doctor wants to do a biopsy.
Robert's son is over weight and also has epilepsy.