Interviewer: You touched on it a little bit, Dr. Bob, but isn't it kind of a chain reaction? Once you get on a drug, you possibly get a side effect and you take another drug. Once you get started, there's really going back, isn't there?
Dr. Bob DaMaria: You're absolutely, positively right. One medication has 10 bad effects. Recently we had someone famous that passed away from . . . the drug interaction was a challenge. It's very common for people who are entertainers to take a lot of medications for whatever reason. They have a lot of pain in their body. I watched a program and it was a medical toxicologist that said this, "When it comes to meds, one and one is not two. One med and one med does not equal two. One and one equals five." The point he was saying is, it's exponential. I know from my own research and reading other people and listening to what they're saying, one med has 10 bad effects. Two meds have 100, exponentially. Three have 1000. Four, 10,000. Five, 100,000. Six, 1,000,000. Seven, 10,000,000. Eight, 100,000,000. Nine meds, somebody comes in my office and they're taking nine meds, they have a potential to have 1,000,000,000 reactions going on. My highest amount, I had one patient that came in, 23 meds.
I'm going to say something to you right now that's going to make you cry. A little boy came in, four years old, ready for this? 14 medications. 14. You know what his challenge is? He's a son, obviously. Lives with his biological mom. Biological dad lives out of state. Sees him periodically. But every time he sees this young boy, and I say periodically, he happens to be a pilot, so he flies in a lot, he lets him eat with reckless abandon. Food can alter or compromise function in the body. It's amazing. We start tying this all together. This is how much sugar is in one soda. There's nine and a half teaspoons in a 12 ounce can. Sugar paralyzes the immune system. One white blood cell will eat 14 in half an hour. When you give it a can of soda pop, that white blood cell only eats 10. If it has a brownie, it goes down to five. Piece of pie and ice cream, it goes down to one. There are people right now who have chronic upper respiratory infection and don't even realize that it's the sugar that they're eating that's compromising immune system function. Every time that dad flies in, gives that little boy whatever he wants, that sugar compromises function. So he's taking 14 meds. I'd die. We can backtrack all that. If we could just convince the dad to make these changes, his son won't have health challenges.