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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
July 26, 2017
I have left carotid artery plaque and am taking Crestor, is there any benefit to my taking fish oil? I have a swollen and sore lymph node on my right side under my jaw, what causes this? I have a urinary tract infection found to be staph and completed a round of antibiotics, now I'm regressing -- did the antibiotic lose effectiveness? It is said that fasting blood sugar and fasting insulin are biomarkers for choosing the best weight loss plan, what are your thoughts? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 17, Part 2
June 19, 2017
Sulforaphane effective against Type 2 Diabetes; Low Carb diet enables most Type 2 diabetics to avoid insulin, taper oral meds, achieve blood sugar normalization; Extra virgin vs. refined coconut oil; Is vaginal estrogen safe for women with diabetes and a kidney transplant? What to do for bronchiectasis? Why is it so hard for patients with Crohn’s Disease to normalize their iron? French fries—but not potatoes—associated with increased death risk; Exposure to aircraft noise prompts blood pressure rises; World toll of obesity surpasses 2 billion. 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 May 27, Part 1
May 29, 2017
Excess supplemental calcium alone doubles stroke risk, but not WITH vitamin D; Chocolate may protect against atrial fibrillation; Zinc lozenges shorten cold duration; Does vitamin D deplete magnesium? Supplements, diet for Type 2 diabetes; Woman sues maker of “Sport Beans” claiming they were laced with sugar; World’s leading diabetes drug—Metformin--works by modifying intestinal bacteria; “Light” cigarettes up risk of type of lung cancer. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Escape Addictive Eating, Part 1
May 25, 2017
The Standard American Diet is a major driver of the current epidemic of degenerative disease in the U.S. Top-down efforts by government to stem the tide of illness are unwieldy, costly failures. The Suppers Programs is a community-based, voluntary organization that helps individuals escape the addictive eating patterns that are undermining their health. Founder Dorothy Mullen, author of "Logical Miracles: 100 Stories of Hope and Healing," explains how commercial foods subvert our normal appetite cues. She describes how diet affects mood. The Suppers Program offers an economical local model that enables individuals to experience the benefits of dietary transformation in a non-judgmental setting. According to Dorothy, “portion control” is one of the biggest myths that undermine dieters’ success. Indulging in sugary, artificially-flavored snacks and soft drinks cannot be offset merely with exercise, however intense, as food industry apologists would have us believe. Fundamental dietary change isn’t easy, but it’s necessary for many to attain optimal physical and emotional wellness. Diet must be individualized--there is no “one-size-fits-all” eating prescription. The Suppers Programs is based in New Jersey, but is training facilitators to expand across the Northeast, and is a model for transforming the American way of eating. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Escape Addictive Eating, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dorothy Mullen, founder of The Suppers Programs, about how commercial foods subvert our normal appetite. Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
May 10, 2017
There’s a study that claims a glass of red wine is equivalent to an hour at the gym, is this just "clickbait"? My lower lip sometimes becomes red and my dermatologist suggests desonide cream, is there something more natural I can take?Are microwaves dangerous, can they cause cancer? What is the optimal level for fasting blood glucose and one and two hours after eating? Click HERE for part 1.



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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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Leyla Weighs In
April 21, 2017
Hoffman Center Nutritionist Leyla Muedin answers some listener questions: "I'm progressing from osteopenia to osteoporosis despite taking Ostera--any suggestions?...What type of diet and supplements do you recommend for pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes?"



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 15, Part 2
April 17, 2017
Psychiatrists should tell patients with depression to "take a hike"; What to do for cold feet, poor circulation after chemo; Natural alternatives for sciatica; Should you take a periodic break from supplements? NY Times mocks vitamin D consumers--but new study confirms it reduces heart risk; Marathons increase death rate--but not in contestants! Breastfeeding may not make your kid smarter--but they'll be better behaved; Dramatic rise in cases of diabetes. 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 April 8, Part 1
April 10, 2017
What does and doesn't work for low back pain; Researchers can't make up their minds whether recommendations for vitamin D too high, or too low? What could cause a body-wide rash to spring up suddenly? A listener professes "shock" that I recommend capsule form of vitamin D; 20 percent of patients with serious conditions are first misdiagnosed; Which fruit are most likely to contribute to diabetes? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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