"Ask the Doctor" with Dr. Friedman - 12.19.19

On this episode of Ask The Doctor, Dr. Friedman answers more questions sent in by listeners.

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He’ll share why kale may not be the superfood we’ve been lead to believe. Someone asks if it’s possible to plant apple seeds from the apples you get at grocery store to grow your own apple tree. Another listener wants to know if turmeric powder is healthy. His answer may surprise you!

One listener asks for Dr. Friedman’s opinion on fish oil supplements. If you’re taking these, you may change your mind after you hear this revealing information. He shares the difference between carbonated water, club soda, seltzer water, and tonic water. And, he will tell you which one you should avoid! 

This, and much more. You have questions and Dr. Friedman has answers.

“Dear Dr. Friedman. I’m a long time listener and love your show! I’ve heard some of your guests say how healthy kale is, helping everything from cancer to extending life. But every time I add kale to a salad I just don’t feel good after. I get bloated and have a stomachache. Am I missing out by not eating kale. Is there a better way I should eat it?”
-Sabrina, Salem Oregon

“Will the seeds of an apple grow and or produce? what about how everybody saves avocado seeds to grow. Will they actually produce?”
-Charlena, Huntington Beach

“Dr Friedman. I hope you can help. I always gain weight over the holidays no matter what I do! It’s an annual cycle. I am diligent the rest of the year! Gain it and then work the next 3-6 months getting it off! WHY?!?!”
-Ann, Frederick Maryland

“A good friend of mine takes turmeric powder.  I’ve read about the many health benefits including Anti-Inflammatory, Natural painkiller, Antioxidant, the list goes on and on.  Can you shed any light on this product. Is it something I should take?”
-Mark, Della Ratta

“I have been experiencing brain fog. I forget things and seem to be living in a cloud. Is there anything I can eat that might improve my memory?”
-Nancy, Michigan

“What’s your opinion on fish oil supplements? I've heard pros and cons.”
-Ronald, South Bend Indiana

“Dear Dr Friedman, I love oatmeal but lately I’ve heard that oats are bad. What is your opinion on oatmeal?”
-Brenda, Atlanta

“Dr. Friedman, whats the difference between carbonated water, club soda, seltzer water, and tonic water?”
-Randy, Seattle

“What is your opinion on drinking super greens verses adding liquid chlorophyll to water? Which is more beneficial?”
-Colleen, Wilmington North Carolina

To submit your question for Dr. Friedman, you can send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If he answers your question on the air, he’ll send you a signed copy of his International award-winning, #1 bestselling book, Food Sanity, How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction. And he’ll also include is best-selling audiobook, “America’s Unbalanced Diet.”