Archive for March 2012

Topics:

  • Can a Baby Aspirin a Day Keep Cancer Away?
  • Type 3 Diabetes and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Is Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) Cancer or Not?
  • The Antibiotic Era is in Trouble.

Callers:

  • Allan (Boston): Brain Atrophy in Cerebellum and Cervical Disc Problems
  • George (Long Island): Hepatitis C

Tips:

  • The Dangers of the artificial sweetner, Aspartame, and some surprising sources.
  • Organic air popped popcorn is a healthy whole grain snack with loads of antioxidants.
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  • ChemoBrain is Common in Breast Cancer
  • Red Meat Consumption Linked to Increased Mortality
  • Sugary Drinks Linked to Heart Attacks
  • Fecal Transplantation to Treat C. Difficile
  • Cell Phones in Pregnancy May Cause Behavior Changes in Offspring

Callers: #1 - Allen (Boston): Water, #2 - Don (WA): skin spots and growths

Tips: Laughter is the Best Medicine! #1 - Blonde jokes, #2 - Adult Truths

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Prescriptions for Health, 3/12/12:

  • The FDA May Allow More Drugs Over-the-Counter
  • Does a Spoonful or two of Vinegar Make Sugar Levels Go Down?
  • Breast Imaging for Pain is Not Useful.
  • Ten Strategies to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
  • Effects of Environmental Toxins Reach Down Through Generations.

Callers:

  • Alan from NY: Parkinson's. Recommended Dr. Perlmutter in FL. Suggestions to discuss with Health Care Practitioner: CoQ10, Alpha lipoic acid, PPQ, toxins in environment, etc.
  • Marlin from NJ: Inversion Table sound OK for disc disease under supervision of your Chiropractor.
  • John from NJ: Hit as a pedestrian by a car and had questions about more surgery and some of his injuries

Tips:

  1. Regulators dispute finding of cancer-causing soda
  2. Why pistachio nuts are such a healthy snack
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Prescriptions for Health, 3/5/12

  • New safety alerts on statins (cholesterol lowering drugs)
  • Can anesthesia lead to dementia?
  • Insomnia is linked to inflammation and increases the risk of death.
  • Many leading prescription sleeping pills can increase the risk of death and increase the risk of cancer by 35%!
  • Defying expectations, sleep gets better with age.
  • Alcoholism is not uncommon among surgeons.

Callers:

  • Alan (Brooklyn) - Hepatitis C and right hand shakes with possible Parkinson's Disease: Suggested CoQ10, IV Glutathione with Dr. David Perlmutter in Fla.
  • Marlin (New Jersey) - Dupuytren's Contracture
  • QUESTION: HOW MUCH MONEY DOES BIG PHARMA SPEND ON EACH INDIVIDUAL DOCTOR EVERY YEAR FOR PROMOTION? THE ANSWER FROM THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE..... CORRECT GUESS WINS A BOOK: "A Return to Healing" by Dr. Len Saputo .......... Callers: Alan (Brooklyn), Amal (CT), Ed (PA), Nina (Santa Barbara, CA), Hal (North Carolina), etc.
  • The winner is HAL!!!! His guess was closest to the answer.
  • The ANSWER is an astounding $61,000.00 spent on each medical doctor to promote pharmaceutical drugs!

Vicki's 20:20 Health Tips:

  1. Home Remedy (LOL)
  2. Sharing a Marriage (Laughter is the best medicine :)
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