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>> eric: we'll begin -- >> who is batman. >> eric: have you heard of this? overuse of the antibiotics. there is enough antibiotics to four out of five americans. west virginia doubled the number that are prescribed in alaska. how do you know when enough is enough or too much? >> four out of five american, 258 americans in 2010 were described antibiotic -- prescribed antibiotics. we know that there is overuse built in to this. we talk on the show how the sinus infections are viral. bronchitis is viral. upper respiratory is viral. the patients and doctors everywhere are reaching for that z-pack. that is what this shows. i talk to dr. laurie hicks,
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from the cdc. infeck, disease specialist. this is in the new england journal but this is a full-penaled study. she says the antibiotics are precious resource, not a magic bullet. that is a great quote. if we don't preserve the precious resource we will end up with resistance. there are 20 reanalysis tent bugs that give us problems. side effects, diarrhea, allergies. we have to reserve the antibiotics for when they are needed. this is worse in the south. this is because we see more respiratory in the south. in the south it's one for one. every person in south is getting antibiotic prescription every year. >> eric: is that too much? >> too much! most of the time it's not indicateed. >> eric: david -- call you doctor. you go to the doctor and you trust them and they say take an antibiotic and you want to feel better. how do you know if you don't
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need it? >> that is the problem. what you just said you want the antibiotics and the doctor is obligated to give it to you. one statistic that marc mentioned 259 million prescription for 309 million population. the problem is the doctors and the patients are involved in this. look, imagine going to see your doctor and you wait in the waiting room. finally you see him. you walk out of the office and say you know what? maybe we should wait and see and do nothing. get rest and drink fluid and call me tomorrow. >> eric: i paid $200 for that? >> right. there is a knee-jerk reaction that the doctor is pulling out the prescriptions too often. let me just say that antibiotic has been a great weapon to bacteria for the last 80 years. when alax zender fleming discovered this in 1927, its has saved millions of lives. but at that time, we didn't know much. over the years we became casual. z-pack of the world and prescriptions.
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what happened? we discussed a couple of weeks ago about the reanalysis tant, and we heard about the mrsa. so what do you do? number one, since 1987, we haven't had new bullets or weapons. up with of the things that fleming said is what sometimes finds, what one is not looking for. what we need is new weapons to really fight this bacteria. that is really, really important. also, don't ask for the medication. a lot of times these are viral as you mentioned. they disappear on their own. finally in the farming, the farmers are using too much antibiotics. you to be careful. >> also causing resistance. >> absolutely. >> i want to highlight a point that david made that is crucial. there are times when we need them. there are times when we save lives with them. people come in, they have green mucus or they have fevers. you know, there is ways we can tell in the office whether
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this is really bacterial or not. >> majority will pass on its own. >> eric: ask twice. >> jamie: well, i got the me sam. don't be dr. colby when you go to the doctor. april is alcohol awareness month. you know we tell you these things for a reason. in addition to the nationwide campaign, that is trying to raise awareness on the dangers of drinking, there is new research that finds a glass-and-a-half a day or less of alcohol can raise your risk of cancer. dr. samadi, you have our attention. >> people don't need to watch me to know alcohol is not good for them. everyone knows about the effect of this on the liver, pancreas. the cancer, the most common among men are stomach, esophageal et cetera. women is breast cancer. when i was reading an prepared for this, the message i want the people to know is not just the health aspect of it. it's the social economic aspect of it. it's the legal aspect of it. the union of families that are broken as a result of this. about $220 billion goes to
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alcoholism. everyone calls alcoholism a disease. it's not. it's a behavior problem that is leading to the disease. >> eric: no genetic link? >> we can discuss it. this is a very complex behavior problem. domestic violence, 75% is as a result of alcohol. injuries, accidents, 16,000 people die as a result of this. the way to handle this is change. the word "change" has been a popular word in media. you have want to make small changes, otherwise you won't succeed. talk to somebody. there is help an hope. this april is a month that you want to break the cycle. >> jamie: back to cancer for a second. other than cirrhosis of the liver, which we know is alcohol-related, what is the connection between alcohol and cancer? >> actually, this is the first study of its kind. the american journal of public health is the first time in 30 years someone is looking at the link. they found over 3% of all deaths from cancer are linked to alcohol. 15% of breast cancer. david mentioned the ones for
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men. there is also the risks of colon, liver, we talked about. then what we know, when you get behind the wheel of a car, you increase the risk. what i like about the segment today we have also gone on the show to auk about risveitro will be the good stuff in grapes. the skin of grape seed of grape. so we say a glass of red wine. i don't want people out there to get the message from us that wine is t to okay and alcohol is okay because of these risks. this is a balancing act. maybe you get riveritrol in extract. >> jamie: what about the sugar in alcohol? >> that is also a problem. the problem is what you are pointing to. you are dr. colby. >> jamie: no, no. >> we don't know what is it that is causing the problem from alcohol. but this is convincing, because this is a large stud studysy. alcohol. this is probably the toxin. my estimation is it's the toxin. the liver metabolizes it.
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alcohol is a poison. poisons cause cancer. carcinogen. >> jamie: i will leave it there. the message is clear. thank you. >> you're right, also, there is no question genetic also plays a role. plus the fact the environmental factor is a big deal. and a lot of time they are malnourished and they don't get the vitamins. so you need to seek help. going back to one drink a day. if you are a real alcoholic, going back to onebe drink a day is good start. write down what is in front of you and talk to somebody. these guys are not taking it because they want the antioxidants. they have a behavioral problem and they need help. today is important. april is a big month for awareness. break the cycle. talk to a friend. that is the biggest thing you can do. >> up with point that david made -- one point that david made more cancer is with the more drinking you do. association. >> jamie: very good. >> eric: thank you. good advice. well, you know this time can be brutal for those suffering
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to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap. ♪ ♪ >> eric: back now with doctors. allergy season is here. what do we do? it could be a bad one. dr. siegel, tips? >> i want people out there to know that pollen, which is what we're talking about comes from male part of the plant,
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not the female part. once again, the men are getting blamed. >> surrendering. >> i'm surrendering. the other thing is, though, what do you do if you have allergies? seasonal allergies. first, don't think it's a cold. if you have iy eyes and throat is running and it could be allergies. get checked for that. the first thing to do before we march out the work.stamine, do things like saline, salt, work. netty pot work. allergy shots are overlooked in the united states. they are used more commonly in europe. for children, the allergy shots can help with the ragweed and pollen. i urge you to consider allergist or idea of treating that. once we get to point, they benefit from the antihistamines but most make you sleepy. so you have to be careful what time of day you take it. steroid nasal sprays can help if nasal congestion is the number one cause of your
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allergy. the other thing is oral allergy syndrome. i want people out there to know. some foods interact with seasonal allergies. such as birch trees and apple apples, ragweed and melons. and grass and peachs and tomatoes. literally, if you are allergic to grass, you can have trouble eating peaches. people should look in to that and figure out which foods bother them. >> i don't deal with the allergies every day. i consider myself formnate. but i think this whole allergy season, it's beyond just pollen. we blame pollen. there is no question that it happens. that is a real fact. but i think that something more going on medically with us. you brought the sugar aspect of it. i think a lot of times our diet. gluten, soy or sue gary sugar, t boosts the insu insu will bein.
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watch what you eat. stress, we don't know what it does but we know that the lack of sleep and stress increases court zone level -- cortisone level. now it boost it and used somewhere else so it gets symptom. get the seven and eight hour of sleep. doctors won't tell you. a trick after doing hours of research about this, there is a favorite tea called nettle tea. nettle tea in france works like an anti-hyst mine but delicious, tasteful tea to have, especially at nighttime. in the morning some of the symptoms are gone. i posted this on facebook. >> jamie: how about that? >> this is terrific. one more thing i add when you go to morning and come in covered with pollen, take a shower and change your clothes. >> eric: you know if you have allergies. i'm going to get them today. when you wake up before you have symptoms should you start to pop pills immediately or wait until you sneeze and
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sniffling? >> stop popping pills. that is what we talked about. this will pass. also, a lot of the medications you talk about put you to sleep. there are so many herbs, diet, omega fatty 3 -- >> take a shower. >> jamie: the tea -- >> i'm making a point it doesn't have to be only medication. >> jamie: the tea is added value. safe from what you are saying. >> nettle tea. >> jamie: those who love the netty pot raise your hand. i wouldn't thought this topic would apply to as many people as it will. but a third of the population has a skip disorder vitaligo. you ask the doctors about this. so we are bringing it back. we'll have answers for you next on that. eric? >> eric: president obama's agenda. it's coming to ra crossroad. they talk about the gun control, and immigration, and the budget deficit. all in congress. what will happen? the political panel will weigh in on what we can expect this week down in washington.
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♪ ♪ >> jamie: welcome back. great to have you here. a skin disorder and pigmentation disorder and up to 100 million people in the u.s. have it. we got a viewer e-mail on
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this. i'll read it. i have a skip condition vitaligo classified as autoimmune disordinary and the recent research points to the high possibility of vitamin "d" deficiency as being the potential cause. any insight? dr. samadi, i will ask you first. >> i did research about this and i didn't find a strong link between the vitamin "d" deficiency. it found b-12 a folic acid plays a big role. there are large studies that have shown this. you said this is a auto immune disease. a lot of t-cell seasonals supposed to protect us attack these that are supposed to create the malanine. this is the same t-cells that go after the skin to cause psoriasis. you have the ciliak disease and hushamodos, and they are all in the same group.
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b-12, the vite mys are related. i didn't find vitamin "d." there are studies from egypt and others and small group that found relationships. i tell the viewers to check vite my "d" to make sure you're not low. that could play a role. >> couple of points about vitoligo. it could be genetic. there is a gene now the nalp1 gene associated with vitiligo. it's when the pigment cells are destroyed in other areas so you have white blotches of skin rate. they treated with the ultraviolet light. that also increases your vitamin "d" level. but i don't find any direct link like david said. there is a link with the vitamin "d" deficiency and autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis that can be associated with vitiligo. if you have it and an autoimmune disease they should extra check you for vitamin "d" deficiency.
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not just because of the vitiligo. and if you have this area of the white pig innocent your skin be on the look out for those autoimmune diseases like lupus. >> jamie, they start in wrist. as mark mentioned genetics is 20% of it. so you should check it could be focal or generalized but there are new lasers. what it does, three times a week you can get this. this gets rid of the t-cell we talk about to make pigmentation. >> jamie: so it stops killing the t-cells and allows them to return? can you reverse vitilig? >> you can. 50% of the time this works. of course the one that brought this to the surface was michael jackson that admitted to have this. but it does work. it's mostly the emotional, psychological aspect of it which is also a problem. >> so get checked for autoimmune disease and check for vitamin "d" if you have the condition. >> jamie: very good. >> eric: talk about stress. do you go to comfort food like
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chocolate cake when you feel stressed? doctors will tell us which foods lower stress. they have that when we come back. [ male announcer ] this is kevin. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap. ♪ now roundup has a new sharp-shootin' wand ♪ ♪ just point and shoot, and weeds are gone ♪ ♪ 'round fences, trees, even mulched beds ♪ ♪ 'cause the only good weed is a weed that's dead ♪ ♪ roundup [ male announcer ] with a new one-touch wand. yeha! [ whip cracks ]
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>> eric: back with the doctors. stress takes its toll on all of us. but there are some foods they say can control and reduce
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stress. i pick ring dings and hostess cupcake squiggles. >> in the year and-a-half we have been doing this show other we haven't talked you out of the ring dings. the number-1 is asparagus, which i hate. it makes seratonin, which calms you. garlic is very good. nut, cashews. oysters, which decreases stress. but my personal favorite are the teas, chamomile and valerian. >> does he look like he's under any stress? >> i have to switch ring dings for asparagus. >> no, no, no. >> do you like blueberry? dark chocolate? >> the good stuff! >> moderation on that one, right? >> add a little garlic. in the morning, have a little
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oatmeal, makes you happy, followed by asparagus. dessert is blueberries. green tea. that's a good one and this magnolia bark tea. it reduces your cortisol level, one more time that, reduce anxiety and helps you. >> you palls recommend a healthy diet, exercise, sleep, those are also stress busters. >> pick up a habit, something that will make you happy and shift you from the daily work and exercise toi -- increase your endorphins. >> but not the ring dippings. >> asparagus, blueberries, oatmeal, oysters. >> oysters? >> and the tea. >> you didn't take a lot of notes today. >> >> eric: i'm trying to remember all of this. asparagus instead of ring dippings. got it. >> jamie: anything

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