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Ben Fuchs

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Registered pharmacist, nutritionist and cosmetic chemist, Ben Fuchs shared alternative health concepts, and offered tips on supplements and healthy changes to one's diet and lifestyle. Fuchs contends that there "are no drugs that can cure or cure a disease state, with the exemption of antibiotics" for chronic health conditions, but that skillful administration of supplements can reverse most if not all recurring issues. He believes that the body needs to be provided with nutrients to allow it to heal naturally.

Fuchs said he was trained as a "compounding pharmacist," which taught students to mix and package drugs individually for each patient, which he claimed is now a "lost art," since drugs are now standardized by the companies which market them. Fuchs continued by describing mainstream medicine as a system of "risk management," which he sees as a direct impediment to the natural healing ability of the body. Longtime caller Thomas asked how people can stop addiction to prescription opiates such as vicodin and oxycontin. Fuchs advised that anyone who is trying to wean themselves off of painkillers should "do it gradually, and be very kind to your body while doing it" since there is a great deal of stress on the body and mind during withdrawal. The guest concluded that in the U.S., that there is "a commodification of medicine that does not serve the individual."


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