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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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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 3, Part 1
December 4, 2016
Parkinson's Disease and macular degeneration may start in the gut; 60 Minutes devotes almost an entire program to "advances" in Alzheimer's research, meanwhile another epic-fail for BigPharma as multimillion dollar Alzheimer's candidate drugs crash & burn; Lutein and zeaxanthin improve brain function; Thanks for the memories--sex boosts memory in women; Is red yeast rice OK for lowering cholesterol? What to do to avert dialysis? Fruits and vegetables preserve kidney function in hypertensive African-Americans. 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 November 19, Part 1
November 21, 2016
Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer's Disease, support vision in wet macular degeneration; A caller complains her thyroid medications aren't working; What is "Moducare" and how best to take it? Iron deficiency can lead to false hemoglobin A1c results; More states legalize recreational marijuana amid new evidence of heart harms; Siri--do I have heart disease? Candida a key factor in Crohn's Disease. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Nature’s Answer to Cancer, Part 1
November 1, 2016
Dr. Ajay Goel describes his research on curcumin. His book, “Curcumin: Nature’s Answer to Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases” examines the role of this versatile nutraceutical, not just in cancer prevention and treatment, but for depression, Alzheimer’s and dementia, arthritis and joint pain, diabetes and obesity, heart disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. What advantages does curcumin offer over conventional cancer drugs via its multiple modes of action against tumor cells? Is it compatible with chemotherapy? Why does curcumin seem work in a multiplicity of conditions? How do new forms of curcumin overcome limitations to its bio-availability? Are there any contraindications to its use? Is there a growing acceptance of curcumin among conventional doctors? Click HERE for part 2.



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Nature’s Answer to Cancer, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Ajay Goel, author of "Curcumin: Nature's Answer to Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases." Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 29, Part 2
October 31, 2016
Omega 3 supplements help the brain's glymphatic system, protect against neurotoxicity; What to do about foul flatus? Diet for gout; Is there sugar in coconut kefir? What to do about dizziness; Despite negative press, supplement use remains stable among U.S. consumers; Resveratrol lowers testosterone in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) more than birth control pills, metformin; Concern that radiation from too many CT scans can lead to Alzheimer's. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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