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Challenging Cholesterol Phobia, Part 1
January 18, 2018
Dr. David Diamond, a Ph.D. biologist and Professor of Neuroscience, is an outspoken critic of modern medicine’s obsession with lowering cholesterol. His personal experience reversing his obesity and sky-high triglycerides with a low-carb, high-fat diet led him to challenge low-fat diet orthodoxy. He contends that many of the studies justifying widespread statin use are riven with “statistical deception.” In fact, he argues, high LDL cholesterol is only minimally associated with cardiovascular risk, and is a known survival factor in senior adults. Additionally, the significant side effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs have been minimized. Click HERE for part 2.



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Challenging Cholesterol Phobia, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. David Diamond, a Ph.D. biologist and Professor of Neuroscience, who is an outspoken critic of modern medicine’s obsession with lowering cholesterol. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 6, Part 2
January 8, 2018
Is loneliness the new smoking? A patient with fibromyalgia reports feeling better when she had the flu—why? California flu outbreak strains hospitals, depletes medication stores—are there natural alternatives? Is it true that EGCG from green tea is bad for the liver? Natural solutions for fatty liver disease; A patient intolerant to statins seeks help from supplements. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 16, Part 1
December 18, 2017
Full-fat milk raises good HDL cholesterol without adverse consequences for LDL, triglycerides, insulin; Why then do U.S. Dietary Guidelines still recommend substituting low-fat dairy products? Red yeast rice for cholesterol; If you’re HIV+, marijuana may slow cognitive decline; What to do if you have trouble taking Strontium at bedtime as recommended for osteoporosis? What’s the difference between raw milk and processed milk? How can you forestall declining kidney function? Wine glasses are getting super-sized, encouraging increased alcohol consumption. 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 December 16, Part 2

Olive polyphenols forestall bone loss; If you have high cholesterol but your scan shows zero coronary artery plaque, do you still need a statin? Is Bergamot an alternative for lowering cholesterol? The latest edition of Doctors Behaving Badly; Why it’s important to balance your calcium/magnesium ratio; What’s the link between air pollution and juvenile delinquency? New evidence that Lyme bacteria resist antibiotics and hide from tests; Hot tea lowers eye pressure in glaucoma; More preemies seen when babies born within 1 kilometer of fracking sites; Family meals improve kids’ mental and physical health; Does ginkgo biloba improve outcomes for stroke sufferers? Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 21, Part 2
October 23, 2017
If you have high cholesterol and high triglycerides but have negative scans, do you need to be on a statin? A zero score on a coronary calcium scan guarantees you 15 years of trouble-free mileage; Can you exercise yourself to death? Teeth whiteners—are they safe? Are long-term disability policies worth it? Will Nexium undermine your response to the flu vaccine? Is it necessary to quit coffee after a heart attack? Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
October 18, 2017
You advise keeping vitamins in the fridge, but wouldn't the moisture be harmful? Is red yeast rice safe to take with CholestePure? Supplements that are helpful for lowering cholesterol. How smartphones have hijacked our brains. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 14, Part 1
October 16, 2017
Another nail in Big Sugar’s coffin—it causes cancer! Is PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy legit? Harnessing magnetic fields to cure anxiety; Post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome; You don’t have to run a marathon to help your bones; In the wake of Harvey Weinstein, does sexual harassment make victims sick? Is “sex addiction” a real medical condition? When you have a high HDL, do you really need a statin drug? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
October 4, 2017
What is your opinion of the Shingles vaccine? Would you please discuss sero-negative autoimmunity? Red yeast rice doesn't work for me, what else can I take for my cholesterol? I have delayed orgasm due to peripheral neuropathy from chemo, is there any help for me? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
September 27, 2017
I've been hearing a lot about fulvic acid lately, do you agree that it's beneficial? Can cancer cells metabolize vitamin C instead of glucose? Dr. Sinatra had an article stating that HDL cholesterol over 90 could be a problem, should I be concerned? What's the safest method for making popcorn at home, is it safe in the microwave? Click HERE for part 1.



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