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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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It’s Detox Time! Part 1
February 2, 2017
Now that Superbowl is about to be behind us, it’s a great time to shed those holiday pounds with a mid-winter detox. The ideal template for a detox is, "The New Fat Flush Plan," by Ann Louise Gittleman. Why does Ann Louise say that “a diet without detox is doomed to fail?” What role does the liver play in detoxification? What nutrients support detox? What’s a "metabolic reset?" Ann Louise explains the rationale for use of “cran-water,” CLA, MCT oil, and bone broth in her program. What cleansing supplements does she recommend? What are the Top 10 obstacles to weight loss? How can women overcome Estrogen Dominance? Why, paradoxically, do you need dietary fat to help you lose body fat? Click HERE for part 2.



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It’s Detox Time! Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Ann Louise Gittleman about the ideal template for a detox. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 24, Part 2
December 26, 2016
Runners' brains are wired better; Can an elderly patient safely take magnesium? Magnesium may be the key to the Mediterranean Diet's cardiovascular benefits; Frequent saunas may protect men against dementia; Yet another knock against acid-blockers--they may interfere with cancer treatments; Why are lawyers suing drug companies when takers of acid-blockers develop kidney failure? Following multiple social media sites may be a recipe for anxiety, depression. 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 1
November 9, 2016
Why is there an increase in mucus in those with leaky gut? Help! I eat well and exercise but I have a craving for a big bowl of ice cream every night. What probiotics would you recommend for my two grandsons, a 2-month old and 2-year old? Click HERE for part 2.



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Gastrointestinal Health, Part 1
November 3, 2016
Everything you ever wanted to know about gastrointestinal health with Thomas Guilliams, Ph.D. Why is the GI tract central to overall health? What role for hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes? With all the choices, how do you find the right enzyme supplement for you? What are the possible causes of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)? Is it “all in your head?” What is SIBO? How can it best be treated? What role does the low FODMAP diet play in addressing GI complaints? What is “Leaky Gut Syndrome?” Is “Candida” for real? What diet and nutraceutical treatments help patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease? Click HERE for part 2.



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Gastrointestinal Health, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Thomas Guilliams, Ph.D. with everything you ever wanted to know about gastrointestinal health. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 29, Part 1
October 31, 2016
Consumption of dark roast coffee protects DNA from strand breaks; Lycopene supplements reverse LDL oxidation; Do greens, seaweed and soy damage the thyroid? I'm going for a physical--what tests should I ask for? I did the Whole30 diet--now what? Martie Whittekin, author of "The Probiotic Cure"--weighs in on Halloween diet perils, repairing the microbiome. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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