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As you may have seen, a new report published in The New England Journal of Medicine has brought into question the effectiveness and safety of niacin—vitamin B3 that’s often used to control cholesterol problems. The primary benefits of niacin are reducing…read more
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July 2014 marks 30 years since I completed my post-graduate training program in Internal Medicine at Manhattan VA Hospital and started out in the private practice of what was then called “holistic medicine.” Before we became the Hoffman Center, my…read more
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Breaking the sugar habit can be tough. But replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners carries its own challenges and risks. By making the change to artificial sweeteners, we’re not really breaking the sugar habit. Instead, we’re using a substitute that tastes…read more
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A new study from the Cleveland Clinic has revealed that 99.6 percent of Alzheimer’s drug trials are unsuccessful! Of 244 drugs tested from 2002 to 2012, only one drug was a success—and a very partial one at that, with only…read more
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Q: Why is it so difficult for some people to build muscle? I have been lifting weights for 20 years and have seen no increase whatsoever in my arms and legs. My son has the same problem. I have had testosterone…read more
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by Ronald L. Hoffman, M.D.
How to Talk with Your Doctor is a book for patients and doctors alike. It arms patients with the tools and knowledge they need to communicate better with physicians about using the best high-tech and alternative treatments. At the same time, it helps doctors balance their skepticism of complementary and alternative approaches with open-mindedness.
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