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Leyla Weighs In: Supplement recommendations for supporting healthy weight loss and optimizing metabolic efficiency
EGCG – Containing the highest-potency pure green tea extract available, EGCG enhances thermogenesis (fat-burning) and is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. L-Carnitine – Carnitine ushers fat into the mitochondria (the “powerhouse”) of cells, enhancing fat-burning. NT Factor – Promotes metabolism,…read more
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This article was originally published in MindBodyGreen, August 6, 2014 Might as well face it—you’re addicted to work! With the lazy days of summer come holidays and breaks from work. But for some, vacation time prompts anxiety and distress. If…read more
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While I’ve been a fan of Robin Williams since “back in the day” when he was in the vintage television series Mork and Mindy, I never thought that years later I’d be writing about him and his heart issues. Back…read more
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Q: I heard Dr. Hoffman’s recent podcast on resveratrol. I’m not much of a drinker now, but I’d like to start drinking red wine. How do I know which red wine has good resveratrol content? A: Resveratrol is an important antioxidant for…read more
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Q: I have trouble remembering words. What could be causing this? I’ve heard that coconut butter can be helpful for memory loss. Would that work for me? If so, what is the amount I should take every day? A: Memory loss can…read more
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A controversy has long raged about whether organic fruits and vegetables are superior to regular supermarket varieties. “Organic, schmorganic!” declare the detractors. The implication is that consumers are being scammed into paying premium prices for the mere aura of something…read more
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Last week I was invited to appear on MSNBC News to provide a medical perspective on marijuana use. You can see the interview in its entirety on our videos page. It was a crowded segment, and I shared it with…read more
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An op-ed in the June 9 New York Times by Dr. Paul Offit has the vitamin world in a tizzy. After a snarky introduction ripping on singer Katy Perry for advocating supplements to her fans, Offit writes: “Nutrition experts argue…read more
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by Ronald L. Hoffman, M.D.
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How to Talk With Your Doctor
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While I’m on vacation this week, I plan on taking good care of myself, and…
As you may have seen, a new report published in The New England Journal of Medicine has…
July 2014 marks 30 years since I completed my post-graduate training program in Internal Medicine…
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EGCG Ultra (70%) is the most potent extract of green tea currently available. Research shows that the potent antioxidant EGCG may be beneficial for heart and circulatory health and support of the body's natural resistance to cancer of the bladder, breast, colon, esophagus, lung, pancreas, prostate, skin and stomach.
Other research indicates that EGCG may benefit joint health and bowel resistance to inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory characteristics, and may assist in weight loss since studies indicate that it may increase metabolic rate without side effects.