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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 22, Part 2
April 24, 2017
Oral contraceptives reduce general well-being in healthy women; Skin rash--was it shingles? Could Hashimoto's thyroiditis make you feel sick even if you get the right dose of thyroid medication? What's more important in a probiotic, quality or quantity? Memorializing three luminaries of natural medicine who died this month; Melatonin for GERD. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In
April 14, 2017
The role of prebiotics vs. probiotics. What is the action of each? When should each be taken? Can they be taken at the same time? What are some examples of good prebiotics?



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
April 12, 2017
I’m taking Niacel to prevent glaucoma, can I continue taking Niacinamide too? My 82-year-old mother has moderate to severe tricuspid regurgitation, will she need a valve replacement? Your patient workups are so thorough! How do I get my doctor to do the same for me? Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In
April 7, 2017
Are dietary lectins a real concern for most people? How can we avoid them if they're in so many healthy foods?



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
April 5, 2017
The latest on nut allergies and the ultimate test to determine which you’re allergic to. Study -- Titanium dioxide may interfere in digestive processes -- where it is and how to avoid it. Can I take strontium one hour before Westhroid for hypothyroidism? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
March 29, 2017
Lifestyle measures improve blood pressure readings. Coffee and tea—despite their caffeine content—are still beneficial. I’m having an allergic reaction to my thyroid medication, what can I take instead? What is your take on stems cells and their ability to repair organs? Is there any reason you recommend certain supplements for GERD and not others? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
March 22, 2017
I have tinnitus after a severe head cold, what can I take to remedy it? My 75-year-old mother suffers from GERD, would you recommend d-limonene? After suffering with rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years, my sister has been diagnosed with Lyme disease. I just read "The Gut Flush Plan" by Ann Louise Gittleman. How can I find out if I have parasites? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
February 8, 2017
Must I take blood pressure medicine for my Raynaud’s syndrome, what about fish oil? My friend with a mass on her ovary was told that a biopsy is dangerous and the only option is complete removal of the ovary, what is your take? I just had my gallbladder removed, would you recommend digestive enzymes? Click HERE for part 1.



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Could this diet fix your GI problems? Part 1
February 7, 2017
Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD is the author of “Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach: The Fast and Easy Low-FODMAP Diet Plan.” What is the low FODMAP diet? What does FODMAP stand for? Who’s a candidate to try the low FODMAP diet? Why is low-FODMAP not really a diet, but rather a diagnostic tool to identify the specific triggers of your digestive problems? What causes gas, bloating, and abdominal cramps? How does avoidance of FODMAP foods alleviate symptoms? How does FODMAP intolerance differ from a true allergy? Is is possible that the relief some people get from a gluten-free diet is due to avoidance of FODMAPs in wheat? How is it different from a regular low-carb diet? How can the low-FODMAP diet help sufferers of SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth)? How strictly do you have to adhere to the diet to obtain relief? Does it allow any sugar or carbohydrates? Is it a lifetime plan? What’s left to eat? What resources are available to support patients undertaking a low-FODMAP diet? Click HERE for part 2.



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Could this diet fix your GI problems? Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD and the author of “Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach: The Fast and Easy Low-FODMAP Diet Plan.” Click HERE for part 1.



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