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Prescriptions for Health
Fridays from 5–6pm EST. Hosted by Dr. Len Saputo & Nurse Vicki.

Prescriptions for Health features Dr. Len Saputo and Registered Nurse, Vicki Saputo. Dr. Len's tirades and Nurse Vicki's humor make an interesting husband-wife combination in presenting the latest cutting edge mainstream and complementary and alternative medicine news.

Mar 21, 2014
Low tech shamanic healing, pain relief drug, antidepressants, unavoidable pesticide and more!
How is low tech shamanic healing superior to modern high tech mainstream medicine? The drug doctors prescribe most for pain relief is now linked to ADHD! Newly appreciated side effects of antidepressants are worse than your wildest imagination! The number of commonly used drugs that are dangerous to use with statins will blow your mind!What pesticide is now unavoidable in our food, water, and air? Plus Vicki's 20-20 tips: Truths and rules to remember and how to keep food fresh longer.
Mar 07, 2014
Mammograms, Insomnia, melatonin, smoking, bacteria and more!
Screening mammograms have a worse outcome than doing nothing! Can insomnia add to your risk of getting breast cancer? How does melatonin help women with breast cancer? How can third-hand smoke be as dangerous smoking? Can friendly bacteria help us lose weight and keep it off? Vicki's 20-20 tips: Aphorisms to make you think! More of Vicki's favorite quotes
Feb 21, 2014
Shamanic healing, pain meds and ADHA, side effects, statin dangers, pesticides, and more!
How is low tech shamanic healing superior to modern high tech mainstream medicine? The drug doctors prescribe most for pain relief is now linked to ADHD! Newly appreciated side effects of antidepressants are worse than your wildest imagination! The number of commonly used drugs that are dangerous to use with statins will blow your mind! What pesticide is now unavoidable in our food, water, and air? Plus Vicki's 20-20 tips: Truths and rules to remember and how to keep food fresh longer.
Feb 07, 2014
The CDC, workplace wellness, osteoporosis and more
Today's topics include: Why you cannot trust the CDC, Why it is better to use a placebo than a drug, The ironic effects of weight-stigmatizing messages, Do workplace wellness programs work? What mineral that treats osteoporosis can cause heart attacks and blood clots? Plus Vicki's 20-20 Tips.
Jan 17, 2014
MRSA Infections, Alzheimer's Disease, Blood Pressure and more
What new breakthrough in medical science can solve the problem of hospital acquired MRSA infections? What common food feeds colds and flus? What common food predisposes us to cancer? Is there a new drug that can prevent Alzheimer's Disease? When should blood pressure not be treated? Plus Vicki's 20-20 Tips.
Jan 03, 2014
Breast tomosynthesis, in shape stay at home mom's and more.
What happens to Kids when their dad disappears? A risk factor young women should know about breast cancer. What is breast tomosynthesis and will it replace mammograms? How are stay at home mom's increasing their risk for becoming obese? Are you better off with a male or female doctor? Plus Vicki's 20-20 tips - Fun with araprosdokians and did you know this amazing fact?
Dec 20, 2013
Main causes for chronic disease, colon cancer, blood sugar levels, medical tourism and more
What is one of the main causes for chronic disease that usually goes unnoticed? How well does ibuprofen and Tylenol work for colds and flus? What is the role of microbes in the gut in the development of colon cancer? What is as important as insulin in regulating blood sugar levels? Why is medical tourism a growing business? Plus Vicki's 20-20 tips.
Dec 06, 2013
Breast cancer, harmful pain medication, nurturing parents, and more
Important tips for when a loved one is dying. What could be good about getting breast cancer? What is the most commonly prescribed pain medicine for pregnant women that could harm their babies? Why a nurturing parent is important for children's brain development. What influences us most when ordering at a restaurant? Vicki's 20/20 tips and more.
Nov 15, 2013
In this special edition of Prescriptions for Health, we talk Obamacare plus Vicki's 20/20 tips.
Oct 18, 2013
Healing with Exercise, Why do doctors abuse prescription drugs, treating vaginal dryness and more
Is exercise more effective than medication? Why do doctors abuse prescription drugs? Can probiotics treat vaginal dryness, What's in that chicken nugget? Vicki's 20/20 tips and more.
Oct 11, 2013
Medical care safety, causes for hospital readmissions, urban agriculture and more
How safe is medical care in the US? What are the challenges doctors face in balancing work and home life? Does ownership in medical testing facilities lead to overtesting? What are the leading causes for hospital readmissions? What is the future of urban agriculture? Vicki's 20-20 tips are: The salsa ingredient that purifies water Quotes from a friend
Sep 20, 2013
Are defective genes, selective hearing, few intestinal microbes, better pain management, affordable testing!
Are defective genes waiting time bombs? How selective is our hearing as we age? Is having too few intestinal microbes qualify as a disease? Can better pain management shorten hospital stays? What simple, non-invasive, affordable test measures the amount of arteriosclerosis in our arteries? Plus Vicki's 20-20 tips: Homemade mosquito repellent and a safe landing.
Sep 06, 2013
Behavioral problems, dry eyes, atrial fibrillation, urinary tract infections and more
How serious is the link between behavioral problems and young children? Here's a affordable, effective, and safe way to treat dry eyes. What is the best way to resolve atrial fibrillation? Do cranberries really prevent and treat urinary tract and other infections? Can flame retardants cause elevated estrogen levels? Plus Vicki's 20-20 tips.
Aug 16, 2013
Discussions on attitude, food additives, new cancer drugs and much more!
Does your attitude affect your genes? Are food additives regulated by the FDA? Should we speed FDA approval for new cancer drugs? Should vegetarians eat test tube burgers? Can sleep deprivation lead to junk food cravings? Plus, Vicki's 20-20 tips.
Aug 02, 2013
U.S. healthcare, foods found to extend life, Vicki's tips and more
Is the quality of US healthcare keeping up with the rest of the world? What foods have been found to extend life? Are gang members more predisposed to psychiatric disorders or does the environment cause it? Can dad's obesity change sperm DNA to predispose future generations to obesity and type 2 diabetes? Should generic drugs enjoy protection from liability lawsuits for side effects not present on the label? Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
Jul 05, 2013
Health and Happiness, Life and Logevity, Stress Management and more
What does it take to be happy, healthy, and feel good? Are you really what you eat? What improves the quality of life and longevity and yet produces loads of free radicals? Why is it important to manage stress naturally? What lifestyle factor is the most predictive of all cause mortality? How being overweight causes a chemical disaster? Why is it critical to clean up our environment? Why is meaningful purpose in life important for good health? Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
Jun 21, 2013
Topics Include: Respiratory infections, sunshine versus vitamin D, routine screenings and more
Does the flu vaccine increase the risk for developing other respiratory infections? What does sunshine do that vitamin D does not? What mineral that catalyzes 300 biochemical reactions in the human body is deficient in 80% of the US population? What routine screening test could infect 500,000 people every year? How can you safely avoid a colonoscopy? Plus Vicki's Tips and more.
Jun 07, 2013
Topics Include: Angelina Jolie, estrogen, mineral oils, Keva and more
Should Angelina Jolie have had a bilateral mastectomy? Does estrogen influence the risk of sudden cardiac death? Can the mineral oil products you put on your skin cause cancer? Should doctor assisted suicide be legalized? Does Kava work for anxiety and is it safe? Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
May 17, 2013
Topics Include: SSRI antidepressants, kickbacks, Vitamin F and more
The story of how US health care died and became a business. Are SSRI antidepressants safe after surgery? Can naturopaths reduce cardiovascular risk factors in patients seeing cardiologists? Do drug companies give kickbacks to doctors and pharmacists for prescribing their drugs? Can just one 8 week course in the Relaxation Response change our DNA that regulates inflammation, energy production, and insulin secretion? Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
May 03, 2013
Topics Include: l-carnitine, stress, hospital costs and more
What is l-carnitine and why is it important in heart disease? What kinds of stresses increase the risk for a heart attack? Why don't doctors care much about medical costs? How do doctors learn about new drugs? Why reducing complications may costs hospitals money, Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
Apr 19, 2013
Topics Include: Menopause, Hip Replacement, Salt, and more
What are the dangers of surgical menopause? What causes the pain of a metal on metal hip replacement? Salt: Friend or Foe? Could the microbes that live in your gut be making you fat? Who's responsibility is it to protect seniors from risky drugs? Vicki's tips and more.
Apr 05, 2013
Topics Include: GMO's, mammograms, cartilage, surgery and more
Why the truth about GMO foods is more frightening than you ever imagined! Should mammograms be used to screen for breast cancer for anyone? Should cognitive enhancing drugs be given to our kids to help them get better grades? What is the best way to manage cartilage tears? What is the optimal pre-surgical diet? Vicki's 20-20 Tips and more.
Mar 22, 2013
Topics Include: Myalgia, US Healthcare, synthetic "Poop", job burnout and more
What is statin myalgia and what can we do to prevent and treat it? Why is US healthcare outrageously expensive? Can synthetic "Poop" cure C. diff infections? Does job burnout predispose to heart attacks? Does what we smell regulate our appetite? No 20-20 health tips until next week!
Mar 15, 2013
Topics include: Spousal abuse, policies around prescription drugs
How to deal with spousal abuse. Should we allow celebrity endorsement for food and drugs? Do school-based gardens work? Does exercise improve sleep? Do conflict of interest policies in doctor training work to reduce brand name drug prescriptions in clinical practice? No tips... Vicki is in Alaska tracking moose!
Mar 01, 2013
Topics include: baby wash, diabetes, Omega's, and school lunches
Does your baby need baby wash? Does diet soda increase the risk for type 2 diabetes? Can omega 3 fatty acids protect against breast cancer? Do epidural steroid injections make you worse in the long run? How can we improve nutrition in school lunches without overspending?
Feb 22, 2013
Topics include: heart disease, kidney stones, calcium, hypertension and cancer
Do vegetarians really have a lower risk of heart disease? Does vitamin C cause or prevent kidney stones? Does everybody need a calcium supplement? What is the difference between systolic and diastolic hypertension? Is melatonin effective as a cancer treatment?
Feb 15, 2013
Topics include: antioxidants, anti-aging and youth, marriage, and cancer
Anti-aging suggestions, can marriage lessen your chance of a heart attack, tips to prevent cancer and more! Plus Vicki's 20-20 tips.
Feb 08, 2013
Topics include: Johnson and Johnson, preventive medicine, ADHD, migraines and more
Did Johnson and Johnson knowingly sell defective hip prostheses? Preventive medicine saves money depenging on how it is defined? Can ADHD be treated with diet alone? Is placebo as effective as drugs for kids with migraine. How to optimize your child's IQ.
Feb 01, 2013
Topics include: Medical marijuana, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, heart disease, NSAIDs and more
Medical marijuana is highly effective. Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy boost brain repair? How does what a cow eats affect your risk for heart disease? Are immunized babies healthier? Are NSAIDs safe for children? Plus Vicki's 20-20 Tips and more.
Jan 25, 2013
Topics include: The CDC, Coca-Cola, medication errors, preventing amputations in in diabetics and more
The CDC is at it again: it says the 2013 flu outbreak is now an epidemic! Is Coca-Cola another Phillip Morris? Is the truth about medication errors withheld from patients? How to prevent amputations in diabetics (see a video at: http://www.doctorsaputo.com/a/how-to-prevent-amputations-in-diabetes) Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
Jan 18, 2013
Topics include: US healthcare, medical research, chemotherapy side effects, H. pylori and more
Why is US healthcare ranked last among industrialized countries? Why Congress should not expand medical research, Why do cancer research studies downplay chemotherapy side effects? Can drinking soft drinks lead to depression? Can H. pylori protect against stroke and lung cancer? Vicki's 20-20 Tips and more.
Jan 11, 2013
Giving, Obesity, Breast Milk, Infant Formula and more
Can giving improve your health? Are MDs qualified to treat obesity? Should we let crying babies lie? Is breast milk a probiotic? How safe is infant formula? Vicki's 20-20 Tips and more.
Jan 04, 2013
Preventing mass murders, cognitive enhancers, pelvic exams, oncologists and more
What does it take to prevent mass murders? Should MDs prescribe cognitive enhancers such as Adderall, Concerta, and Ritalin? Do MDs do too many pelvic exams? How profound are medical school conflicts of interest with Big Pharma? Do oncologists make a profit from the chemotherapy they prescribe? Vicki's Tips and more.
Dec 21, 2012
Fitness and academics, preventing fractures with leafy greens, stroke protection, dogs sniff out superbug infections and more
Do physically fit students perform better academically? Can you prevent fractures with leafy greens? Can the gut bacteria protect against stroke? Can we create wellness through national prevention policies? Can dogs sniff out superbug infections? Vicki's 20-20 tips and more
Dec 14, 2012
Amalgams, Root Canals, and Cavitations, The Importance of Iron, Genes, Rice Bran, Essential Oils and more
Topics include: Why amalgams, root canals, and cavitations are dangerous to your health. Why is iron important in infections, cancer, aging, and brain development? Is it DNA or lifestyle that regulates our genes? Can rice bran prevent and treat cancer? Are essential oils a good way to lower blood pressure? Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
Dec 07, 2012
Topics include: ObamaCare, Tamiflu, Mammograms, Vicki's Tips and more
How will ObamaCare affect MDs, patients, and the practice of medicine? Who says there's no money in making vaccines? Is Tamiflu a scam? Who should fund medical research? The mammography industry is clinging to a failed test for women under age 50, Vicki's Tips and more.
Nov 30, 2012
Topics include: Music for surgical patients, insomnia, mammograms and more
The benefits of music for surgical patients, music to your ears for insomnia, popular sleeping pill increases falls in hospitals, personality types that respond well to placebo and those that don't, re-ignited controversy over mammograms, Vicki's 20-20 tips and more
Nov 23, 2012
Electronic Medical Records, Meditation, Heart Disease, the Human Brain and more
Today's topics include: The values and dangers of electronic medical records, Does meditation change brain responses? Is meditation a worthwhile treatment for heart disease? Is automatic writing a fake? Can you hear the soundtrack of the human brain? Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
Nov 16, 2012
Breast Cancer, Relationships, Green Tea, Glucose and more
Today's topics include: Breast cancer and relationships, green tea and glucose levels, prescriptions drugs effects on memory, Plus Vicki's tips and more.
Nov 09, 2012
Stress, Antidepressants, Exercise, Probiotics, Anxiety, Stiff Arteries and more
Is it stress or how we react to stress that predicts our health? Are antidepressants safe in pregnancy? Does exercise make you smarter? Can probiotics help reduce anxiety? What can you do to soften your stiff arteries? Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
Nov 02, 2012
Epidural Steroid Injections, Chemotherapy, Hypnosis, Vicki's Tips and more
Show topics include: Should standard medical guidelines be questioned? Are chemotherapy benefits over-estimated by both patients and doctors? Can epidural steroid injections for back pain cause fractures? Do happy seniors live longer than unhappy seniors? Does hypnosis work for hot flashes? Vicki's 20-20 tips and more!
Oct 26, 2012
Diabetes, Exercise, Vitamin K and more
Topics include: Is practicing nutrition without being a licensed dietician a crime? A new risk factor for type 2 diabetes. What effect does vitamin K have on type 2 diabetes? What effect does exercise have on immunity against cancer? Spicing up your life with curcumin plus Vicki's 20-20 and more.
Oct 19, 2012
Ductal Carcinoma, Strokes, Mineral Deficiencies, Superbugs and more
Is Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) a Benign Lesion? Why are Strokes Now Affecting Younger People? Are Health Care Providers Trained to Deal with the Sexual Needs of their Patients? What Mineral is Deficient in Vegetarians and the Elderly? New Information on How Superbugs Spread. Vicki's health tips and more.
Oct 12, 2012
Kissing Cancer Away, Ringing in your ears, naps, Vicki's tips and more
This show's topics include: Can you kiss cancer away? What can be done for ringing in your ears? Why Americans are not filling their prescriptions or getting recommended tests? Does taking a nap make you lazy? Vicki's Tips and more.
Oct 05, 2012
Depression, Gout, Alzheimer's Disease, Vicki's Tips and more
This show's topics include: What are we eating that is the same as alcohol but without the buzz? Can you treat depression with NSAIDs? A delicious solution to lower the risk for gout. Should doctors follow science or their gut feelings? A natural treatment for Alzheimer's Disease Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
Sep 28, 2012
GMO crops, Alzheimer's, Heart Attack risks, Swine Flu, Cancer Breath and more
This show's topics include: GMO Crops Must be Immediately Outlawed, Baby's Breath, Garlic Breath, and now Cancer Breath, Can Surgery Bring on Alzheimer's Disease? What Types of Jobs Increase the Risk for Heart Attack? Does the Swine Flu Vaccine Increase the Risk for Getting the Swine Flu? Vicki's 20-20 Tips and more.
Sep 21, 2012
Acupuncture, Vitamin D, High Fat Diet, NSAIDs, Vicki's 20-20 tips and more
This show's topics include: Acupuncture is Nixed by Mainstream Medicine, How Important is Vitamin D in the Critically Ill? How Can a High Fat Diet Prevent Obesity? How Prescription Happy is the US? Is it Safe to Use NSAIDs if You have had a Heart Attack? Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
Sep 14, 2012
Stanford University's Hatchet Job, Obesity, Health and Appeareance, Vicki's Health Tips and more
Today's topics include: Stanford University's Hatchet Job on Organic Foods, How a Pregnant mom's Habits can Lead to Obesity in her Child, How the values of the affluent and the poor differ when Reacting to Stress and Chaos, Can Obesity affect Cognitive Function in Adolescents? Does Appearance Mean More to Young Adults than their Health? Plus Vicki's 20:20 Health Tips and more
Sep 07, 2012
Radical health care alternative, superbugs, MRSA, belly fat, diabetes, Vicki's 20-20 tips and more
Todays show topics include: A radical health care alternative for both Democrats and Republicans! Does how much you sleep affect your risk for aggressive breasts cancer? What vitamin can fight superbugs and kill MRSA? Is belly fat dangerous in people with a normal weight? Does how you cook your food affect your risk for developing type 2 diabetes? Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
Aug 31, 2012
Spiritual beliefs for better health, U.S. MD burnout, gut microbes link to obesity, Vicki's tips and more
Topics for today's show include: Does spiritual belief lead to better health? Are US MDs suffering from burnout?, Can the microbes in our gut cause us to become obese? Does cramming for tests pay off if we don't get enough sleep? Secrets to treating acute injuries, Vicki's 20-20 tips and more
Aug 24, 2012
Reducing loneliness, stress, and inflammation, do diabetes drugs cause cancer, Affordable Care Act and more
Topics for today's show include: What practice reduces loneliness, stress, and inflammation? What common drugs used to treat diabetes cause cancer? Should MDs be paid on the basis of performance? What will the Affordable Care Act do to quality of care, cost, and MD availability? Is lack of exercise a disease? Plus Vicki's 20-20 tips and more.
Aug 17, 2012
Lying Less, Modest Weight Loss, Childrens' Diets, Preventing Falls and more
Topics for today's show include how lying less is linked to better health, modest weight loss and its lasting health benefits, healthy diet linked to higher IQ for children, preventing falls for the elderly with Lavender oil and more.
Aug 10, 2012
Alzheimer's Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Hip Fractures, Vicki's 20-20 Tips and more
Topics for this show include: Artificial Butter Flavoring Linked to Alzheimer's Disease, Exercise Helps Congestive Heart Failure, Lack of Sleep Reduces Vaccine Effectiveness, Cataract Surgery Prevents Hip Fractures, Vicki's 20-20 Tips and more.
Aug 03, 2012
Polypill, cholesterol, hiatal hernia, esophageal cancer, cardiovascular disease, music for the brain and more
Topics for this show include: The Polypill for primary prevention, the downside of testing kids for high cholesterol, how to manage a hiatal hernia to prevent esophageal cancer, how Europe plans to prevent cardiovascular disease, how music strengthens the brain and more.
Jul 25, 2012
Doctor/Patient Relationship, Big Pharma Research, Prostate Cancer, Vitamin C and more
Topics for this show include: The importance of the doctor/patient relationship, bringing transparency to Big Pharma's research, is surgery the best treatment for localized prostate cancer and how much Vitamin C do we need?
Jul 18, 2012
Reducing fatigue, treating Alzheimers, Vicki's health tips and more
This show's topics include: How iron supplements can reduce fatigue, a nutrient cocktail to treat Alzheimers, what we believe influences our health, Vicki's health tips and should you be told if a trainee does your surgery?
Jul 11, 2012
Drug warning labels, bone marrow stem cells, vitamin D immune stimulants and more
This show's topics include: Drug warning labels, bone marrow stem cells, vitamin D immune stimulants and more.
Jul 04, 2012
Affordable healthcare, CDC News and more
This show's topics include: Affordable healthcare, Vitamin D, Calcium, Exercise and Breast Cancer, CDC News and more.
Jun 27, 2012
Inaugural show on NaturalNews Radio
This show's topics include: Vitamin D with calcium reduces mortality in the elderly, How infection can lead to cancer, Fruit that protects against obesity and type 2 diabetes, Intestinal microbes regulate inflammation and Secrets to becoming a centurian
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