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Dr. David Friedman offers a cutting edge approach to achieving optimal health by incorporating entertainment, shock value and solutions to everyday health and wellness issues. Each week he interviews world-renowned doctors, celebrities, sports figures and New York Times bestselling authors who all share a common goal of helping others get healthy in the sickest developed country in the world… good ole USA.

"Ask the Doctor" with Dr. Friedman - 8.29.19

Summary: Dr. Friedman weighs in on a few of his listeners' important questions.
Air Date: 8/29/19
Duration: 23:14
Host: David Friedman, ND, DC
"Ask the Doctor" with Dr. Friedman - 8.29.19
On this episode of To Your Good Health Radio, Dr. Friedman answers a variety of listener's questions including the lowdown on lectins, cow's milk, and if your InstaPot is robbing you of nutrients.

Other topics include:
  • The bitter truth about salt (his answer may surprise you)
  • Why corn or anything derived from it should be avoided
  • The best dairy-free milk alternatives
  • If frozen fruits and veggies are less healthful than fresh
  • If avocado oil is healthy or if you should avoid it

Dear Dr. Friedman. I’ve been a long-time listener and love your show. My question is about lectins. A cardiologist named Dr. Gundry is claiming this is a poisonous toxin in beans and legumes, tomatoes and many other things. I just got his book and it says eating these can cause weight gain, autoimmune disease, and even cancer. What’s your opinion on lectins?
-Nancy, Ashville NC

Dr. Friedman. I love to salt my food. Is salt really as bad for us as we’ve been lead to believe?
-Paul, Michigan

What is Soluble Corn Fiber? Is it good for you? I was given a sample of KETO Matcha and saw soluble corn fiber as an ingredient and I wanted to get your opinion.
-Michelle, Gulf Breeze

Dr. Friedman, after reading your book Food Sanity, I totally eliminated cows milk from my diet. The results have been amazing. My skin has cleared up, I lost weight, my sinus infection went away and I sleep better. I can’t believe how brainwashed I was believing milk does a body good. Thank you for such helpful advice. My question is, my daughter loves milk with her cereal. Is there a dairy alternative you can recommend?
-Jennifer, Albuquerque NM

Dr. Friedman, I’ve heard you recommend extra virgin olive oil but what’s your opinion on avocado oil. Good or bad?
-Amy, Tarpon Springs Florida

Does cooking food in my Instant Pot ruin nutrients?
-Glenda, Michigan

Dr. Friedman, I’m trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, but I don’t have time to go to the grocery store every week. Am I missing out on any nutritional benefits by eating frozen produce instead of fresh?
-Richard, Farmington NY

Dear Doc Friedman. I’m a long-time listener and love your show. My question is, should I be worried about the sugar in fruit?
-Shelly, St. Petersburg Florida

Is there anything natural that’s good to help relieve anxiety?
-Dan, Atlanta GA

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