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Alternative Health & Medicine

Date Tuesday - June 9, 2015
Host George Noory
Guests Dr. Joel WallachDr. Kevin P. Ryan

In the first half, Dr. Joel Wallach talked about the human body's innate ability to heal itself through natural means and supplementation. Wallach addressed what he considers to be one of the biggest myths in medicine today-- the idea that cholesterol is harmful. Cholesterol is an essential nutrient and necessary for many body processes, he said. The statin drugs prescribed to reduce "bad cholesterol" are actually associated with causing many ailments and diseases, such as Alzheimer's, early menopause, erectile dysfunction, and Type II diabetes, he claimed. "Alzheimer's disease did not exist until statin drugs came out," Wallach continued, adding that cholesterol is needed to maintain and repair brain function.

Speaking about chronic Lyme disease, he suggested that 85-90% of the people diagnosed with this condition don't actually have it, but have just tested positive for the antibodies, indicating that they were exposed to the bacteria at one time. Most of their symptoms can be treated by going on a gluten-free diet, and supplementing with essential nutrients, he offered. The biggest health issue for the western world is nutritional deficiencies, he argued. Even though this population gets plenty of calories and protein, their diet lacks various essential vitamins and minerals, which leads to disease and birth defects, he explained.

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In the latter half, oncologist Dr. Kevin Ryan, who graduated from Georgetown Medical School and was heavily decorated during his career in the USAF medical corps, discussed the frontiers of cancer research, the relationship of diet to malignancy, and why you should be your own advocate when dealing with the medical industry. 40% of the population will be directly affected by cancer, and the disease is currently the #2 cause of death, he cited. While we've made strides in cancer therapy over the years, the diagnosis still generates much fear and anxiety.

We do know that alcohol and tobacco use, obesity, lack of exercise, plus aging can all act as triggers for cancer, he pointed out. Complementary medicine to treat cancer, such as supplements, needs to be carefully evaluated, as the products could be unproven, toxic, or conflict with existing treatments, he noted. Dr. Ryan also talked about breakthroughs in stem cell and bone marrow transplant therapies, as well as precision medicine treatments tailored to a specific patient, and proton and neutron radiation beams.

News segment guests: Catherine Austin Fitts, Steve Kates

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