I get a lot of e-mail every day with questions, critiques, and comment. I am trying to get back to everyone. We try to answer questions on “FOX News Live” every Wednesday, and I will be answering some right here in the blog. But, in the meantime, if you have a medical issue please see your primary care physician.
Now, I thought I’d share some of the comments I’ve gotten from you. Keep the questions and comments coming!
“I enjoy the down-to-earth information that you dispense during your appearances on 'FOX & Friends.' I am e-mailing you since I believe we are singing in the same choir, that of good health. And, I wanted to ask you if you were aware of the new technology that can inform a person of the antioxidant content in their tissue in two and a half minutes, non-invasively. I would like the opportunity to discuss this with you if you have not been informed of this new information.” — Bill
Dr. Manny: No, I haven’t heard of that, I look forward to hearing more about it.
“Sorry to bother you with such a question but my hubby and I have a bet going on this: Is Barry Alvarez, the Wisconsin Badger Football Coach (now retired), your brother?” — Janis
Dr. Manny: Nope! Who wins?
“The study you talked about Wednesday, regarding the low fat diet for older women, has to be flawed. Name me five women who would even tell anyone what they REALLY ate!” — Elle (Oskaloosa, IA)
Dr. Manny: I’ll get back to you on that!
“Your commentary on what you called the Rolls Royce of studies involving 49,000 postmenopausal women over an eight-year period was confusing. You implied that the results are true because of the statistical significance of the study. Then, you stated that a balance diet is the way to live. Exercise should not be considered. It was not a factor in the study. Please clarify.” — Richard
Dr. Manny: Sorry for the confusion. For clarification, please go to www.foxnews.com/health.
“I think Dr. Manny looks a little heavy himself. Maybe he should starve himself and succumb to the pressure of society's need to have everyone skinny around them. You know, I bet as skinny as this guy gets, he still won't live any longer then a fat person. Just because you loose weight, doesn't mean you’re healthy. Maybe Dr. Manny should emphasize this absolute fact. He won't though, because skinny is in, and skinny sells, and if he would say such a thing he would be ignored. Ain't that right Dr. Manny?” — Anonymous
Dr. Manny: Ouch! I’m working on it!
“¿Usted de donde es? ¡Mi esposa dice puertoriqueno y yo digo cubano. Muchas gracias!” — Enrique
Dr. Manny: ¡Soy Cubano!
And here are a few extra e-mails...
“You referred to colon cancer as a ‘big ticket item.’ That’s a typical comment from a so-called doctor. You want to fill us with fear, so we’ll run to your treadmill. Cha-ching, cha-ching. It’s all about the money, isn’t it? Isn’t that the mantra of so-called doctors these days? Well mister, you were screaming your mantra loud and clear, this morning. It’s you and your ilk that make me sick.” — Greg (Santa Fe, NM)
“I have been in the healthcare profession for over 23 years. Five years ago I graduated from chiropractic school. I am not sure how you feel about chiropractic, but I must say I am impressed by the advice you give on FOX News. I am glad to see that there is someone as intelligible and open-minded as you giving the facts to the American public. Keep up the great work!” — Patrick
“Looking sharp there doc!” — Peter (Toronto, ON)
“When will Americans learn that 90% of their health problems are blamable on no one but themselves. They over eat, drink pop, alcohol etc, under exercise and have little or no restraint on anything! As for mental health, America has more psychologists/ psychiatrists than the rest of the world combined; again American's lifestyle choices are the reason for the excessive need of mental healthcare. If Americans would choose a different lifestyle most health care would not be needed, saving billions a year. There are such things as consequences! Could you write on this in an article please?” — Ian
P.S. Don't forget to watch FOX News Channel. And please feel free to write to me at DRMANNY@FOXNEWS.COM and tell me what you think. Ask a question, share a thought, share a remedy — We'll try to answer all of your mail online or on the air.
Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the department of obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive science at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. For more information on Dr. Manny's work, visit AskDrManny.com.