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Fermented Cod Liver Oil—health boon or bane? Part 1
January 12, 2017
Dr. Kaayla Daniel, the “Naughty Nutritionist,” dishes on the potential hazards of this popular health fad. Is it really fermented—or just rancid? Does it deliver adequate vitamin A, D, and EPA/DHA? Can its use lead to health problems? As the co-author of "Nourishing Broth," what’s her take on the health community’s current infatuation with broths? How should they be prepared? How do they fill in gaps left when people just consume muscle meats in lieu of other animal parts? Are there circumstances where too much broth can backfire? What about commercial products like “instant broth?” As the author of "The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food," Dr. Kaayla weighs in on soy hazards. Does this mean no one should ever consume soy? Click HERE for part 2.

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Fermented Cod Liver Oil—health boon or bane? Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Kaayla Daniel, the “Naughty Nutritionist,” who dishes on the potential hazards of this popular health fad. Click HERE for part 1.

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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
January 11, 2017
New Year’s resolutions! Which is better, Tylenol or ibuprofen? Do you agree with Dr. Josh Mitteldorf’s critique of the “alleged” importance of antioxidants? Click HERE for part 2.

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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2

I eat about a quarter pound of chopped or minced garlic each day, is that dangerous? Are there any health benefits to grape seed oil for cooking or for use as a salad dressing? Are there benefits to hormone replacement therapy? Are smoked sardines less healthy than unsmoked sardines? Help! I get a gnawing feeling in my stomach after taking magnesium and other supplements at bedtime. Click HERE for part 1.

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Precision Lifestyle Medicine, Part 1
January 10, 2017
A deep-dive on genetic testing: "Unzip Your Genes" is a new book by biochemist-turned-naturopath Dr. Jennifer Stagg. She maintains that genes are not your destiny, and that awareness of your genetic makeup can empower you toward personal health optimization—Precision Lifestyle Medicine. What is genomic testing? What questions can it answer? What is a SNP? What’s the importance of the MTHFR genes? How do SNPs affect food behaviors? How can knowledge of appetite and metabolic SNPs aid us in formulating diets and overcoming obstacles to weight loss? Is there an obesity gene? How can genes help us understand why some people have a paradoxical reaction to exercise—even gaining weight? Can SNPs predict sports aptitude? Can genomic profiles foretell which diet is most suitable for an individual? Is the science of “nutrigenomics” ready for primetime? Can SNPs tell us which supplements are appropriate for us? How best to obtain meaningful genetic analysis? Click HERE for part 2.

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Precision Lifestyle Medicine, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Jennifer Stagg, author of "Unzip Your Genes," who says that genes are not your destiny and that awareness of your genetic makeup can empower you toward personal health optimization. Click HERE for part 1.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 7
January 9, 2017
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may interfere with exercise, undermining fitness; What's the least harmful blood pressure med? Fish oil given to pregnant women reduces asthma symptoms in offspring; Eat early to lose weight; Mediterranean diet prevents brain shrinkage; What to do for MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease)? Big Soda faces the same legal onslaught that took down Big Tobacco. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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Leyla Weighs In
January 6, 2017
Today, Hoffman Center Nutritionist Leyla Muedin answers this listener question: "Do you agree that antioxidants play an important role in prolonging life or assisting the aging process, or elsewhere? Which antioxidants are best?"

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Natural Treatment of Neurological Disorders, Part 1
January 5, 2017
Dr. Sidney Kurn, co-author of "Herbs and Nutrients for Neurological Disorders," details natural treatment strategies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, and seizures. A veteran neurologist, Dr. Kurn contends that shared mechanisms underlie many neurodegenerative diseases: mitochondrial dysfunction, disruption of the microbiome, free radicals, neuro-excitation, nutrient insufficiencies, environmental toxicity, and genetics. What’s the role for marijuana compounds in alleviating neurodegeneration? How are heavy metals implicated? Why are organic foods preferable? What role for supplements like ubiquinol, inosine, B vitamins, antioxidants, Mucuna pruriens, curcumin, resveratrol, huperzine, acetyl-l-carnitine, Omega 3s, magnesium taurate, nicotinamide riboside, ginkgo biloba and PQQ? Click HERE for part 2.

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Natural Treatment of Neurological Disorders, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Sidney Kurn, co-author of "Herbs and Nutrients for Neurological Disorders." Click HERE for part 1.

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