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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 22, Part 1
April 24, 2017
Diet sodas linked to stroke, dementia; On thyroid medication, but hungry and tired all the time; Yo-yo dieting a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease, death; What to do about high C-reactive protein and borderline hemoglobin A1C? American Airlines crew members suffer puzzling symptoms with uniform change--clothes allergy? It's Earth Day: Is your body a Superfund site? How a new probiotic product (Reg'Activ) can help you detoxify. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 8, Part 2
April 10, 2017
Common bug-killers cause early puberty in young boys; Do eggs cause dementia or Alzheimer's? Deep sleep may be the key to healthy old age; Sleep trackers may contribute to "orthosomnia"; Ostinol vs. bone loss; Are chemical additives, not nicotine, responsible for the harmful effects of cigarettes; Going gray early means you're at an increased risk of heart disease. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Fighting Alzheimer’s, Part 1
March 30, 2017
Amy Berger, author of "The Alzheimer's Antidote," challenges the current paradigm whereby we search for blockbuster drugs to inhibit amyloid plaque in the brain. To date, promising "magic bullet" cures have been ineffective at reversing dementia. Instead she proposes a comprehensive metabolic and lifestyle approach, which has been validated in early clinical trials. What does insulin have to with the decline of brain function? How can low-carb and ketogenic diets help? Why might a low cholesterol diet be harmful for the brain? What role for medium chain triglycerides? What supplements can slow progression? Why is exercise beneficial for staving off cognitive decline? What role does chronic stress play? Why might certain drugs (statins, acid blockers, etc.) accelerate mental decline? What tests predict risk for dementia? Is there a gluten connection? Does high homocysteine forecast memory problems? Click HERE for part 2.



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Fighting Alzheimer’s, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Amy Berger, author of "The Alzheimer's Antidote." Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In
March 24, 2017
"What is killing us and what can we do about it?" Your locus of control; L-carnitine helps lower Lp(a); calcium supplements increase risk of dementia in women with cerebrovascular disease.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 4, Part 2
February 6, 2017
Anti-inflammatory diet protects bones; Mediterranean diet increases likelihood of depression recovery; Natural treatments for tinnitus; What to do when saw palmetto doesn't relieve prostate symptoms? Unhealthy gut microbes a cause for hypertension; Venus Williams' new diet sparks a tennis comeback; Can warfarin interfere with thyroid medication? Air pollution linked to Alzheimer's disease. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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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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ENCORE: Reversal of Cognitive Decline, Part 1
January 3, 2017
Dr. Dale Bredesen is a board-certified neurologist who is author of a landmark paper entitled: “Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program.” He is founding president of the Buck Institute where world-class scientists tackle age-related problems. Dr. Bredesen is spear-heading research of a comprehensive program for reversing symptoms of dementia with lifestyle modification, supplements, diet, bio-identical hormones, and detoxification. A huge problem looms as millions of aging Baby Boomers become candidates for Alzheimer’s: for those without the ApoE4 allele, the risk is 9%; with one of two alleles, it soars to 30%; and with a “double-hit” of ApoE4 the risk becomes 90%. Dr. Bredesen is critical of the current “magic bullet” approach to development of Alzheimer’s drugs. While not discounting their potential, he believes the problem is so multi-faceted that it will require attention to numerous modifiable risk factors. “Normal” levels of B12, homocysteine, vitamin D, insulin, and C-reactive protein may not be optimal for prevention of cognitive decline. Adequate sleep, stress reduction, and exercise are lifestyle approaches that need to be deployed aggressively to counter memory loss. Promising supplements include resveratrol, DHA, Lion’s Mane, Bacopa, Ashwaganda, acetyl-l-carnitine, curcumin, citicholine, and nicotinamide riboside. Attention must be given to hormones, especially testosterone and pregnenolone which can be neuro-protective. Heavy metals like iron, mercury, lead and cadmium are implicated in some cases of cognitive decline. When it comes to diet, some controversy remains, but the ideal food program should target insulin resistance and inflammation. To this end, ketogenic diets, plant-based nutrition, gluten-avoidance and intermittent fasting show promise. Dr. Bredesen has demonstrated that cognitive decline CAN be reversed with a multi-factorial approach; if inaugurated early enough, patients can experience dramatic recovery of functionality. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Reversal of Cognitive Decline, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Dale Bredesen, board-certified neurologist who is author of a landmark paper entitled: “Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program.” Click HERE for part 1.



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