In the first half, Dr. Joel Wallach shared alternative health approaches and the benefits of remedies and supplements that aid in the body's recovery from many diseases and ailments. He suggested that the rising number of COVID deaths in the United States relate to the average American's diet, which is high in gluten. There are lower rates in Asian countries, where they eat rice instead of wheat, he pointed out, adding that gluten contributes to the malfunctioning of the intestines, which lowers the ability to absorb nutrients and weakens the immune system.
For treating toe fungus and athlete's foot, Doc Wallach recommended combining colloidal silver with hand sanitizer for a topical solution that is applied to the problem areas. For those who may have the condition of osteoporosis, which he described as the skull squeezing the spinal cord and leading to neuromuscular issues, he suggested the supplements of MSM (which supports the repair of ligaments and connective tissue), Vitamin D3, and selenium. He connected the problem of cataracts to inflammatory elements in the diet like fried foods, oils, and sugar. This Friday, he offers his free Zoom "Ask Doc Live" weekly event, starting at 8am PT/11am ET.
Forensic psychologist by day, novelist by night, Ellery Kane has been writing stories often inspired by her day job - interviewing and evaluating murderers behind prison walls. In the latter half, she revealed what drives people to commit murder, and what happens to them while incarcerated. As part of her job as a forensic psychologist, she assesses inmates' risk for violence should they be paroled. She described how in some cases when she meets privately with dangerous inmates, she wears a "stab-proof vest" and the prisoner is kept in a type of cage.
Kane noted that most of the inmates she works with committed murders impulsively, rather than under premeditated circumstances, or for pleasure like a serial killer. While it is challenging for "lifers" to get parole, the ones that do (the non-serial killers) have a very low recidivism rate, she reported. In some instances, people have been recommended for parole after serving time for decades (like Leslie Van Houten of the Manson Family), but the Governor rescinded the opportunity. This may have to do with public perception, Kane suggested. While inmates are generally not given the best rehabilitation options, she's been pleased to see redemption and change with some of the population. In her new book series, a psychological thriller, one of the main characters is a forensic psychologist like herself, and the city where it takes place is modeled after the location of Pelican Bay State Prison, the only supermax facility in California.
News segment guests: Christian Wilde, Dr. Peter Breggin