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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 9, Part 2
December 11, 2017
American Heart Association clings to low-fat dairy recommendations even as new study shows full-fat cheese lowers cardio risks; Oral contraceptive use encourages breast cancer; 57% of US children and teens at risk of obesity by age 35; Urban air pollution negates benefits of outdoor exercise; Taurine supports myelin repair in MS; Homemade yogurt resolves IBS symptoms; $65 per pill Viagra may soon yield to cheaper generics. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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The Case Against Fragrance, Part 1
November 28, 2017
Are you bothered by fragrance? You’re not alone. "The Case Against Fragrance" by best-selling novelist Kate Grenville reveals how widespread fragrance intolerance is, and how it may pose a major health threat. Many suffer headaches, nausea, malaise, asthma, nasal congestion, rashes and brain fog on exposure to fragrances; additionally, most fragrances are artificially synthesized from petrochemicals. Are “natural” fragrances preferable? What about aromatherapy, essential oils, and scented candles? Haven’t most of these chemicals been safety-tested? Why are musks a special case? Is there a downside to tampering with our innate scent-guided biology? Why is perfume use not just a matter of personal choice? Do people have a right to fragrance-free air? Don’t you need fragrance to make deodorant effective? Are there sources of fragrance-free detergents, soaps, personal care products, and cosmetics?



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The Case Against Fragrance, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Kate Grenville, author of "The Case Against Fragrance."



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Toxic Mold Exposure, Part 1
October 3, 2017
Toxic mold exposure in the wake of the recent hurricanes: Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, author of "Surviving Mold," is an expert on illnesses acquired after exposure to the interiors of water-damaged buildings. He details how mold and bacteria can create a witches' brew of systemic medical problems distinct from their ability to trigger allergies. Chief among them is inflammation which leave sufferers with memory deficits, depression, muscular weakness and bodily aches and pains. These symptoms can easily be misdiagnosed as depression or PTSD in the wake of the loss and displacement that hurricane victims experience. Biotoxicity from mold and bacterial agents causes real, but poorly understood, physical changes. When combined with exposure to chemicals released in the environment, this can result in Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Why are some more prone to biotoxicity than others? What should be done to remediate the problem in the immediate aftermath of flooding? How do you test for biotoxicity? Why are anti-fungal medications not the answer? What long-term therapies offer relief to sufferers? Click HERE for part 2.



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Toxic Mold Exposure, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, author of "Surviving Mold," an expert on illnesses acquired after exposure to the interiors of water-damaged buildings. Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In
September 15, 2017
The impact of herbicides on birth defects; Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Round-up tolerant genetically modified maize.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for September 9, Part 1
September 9, 2017
The hidden tolls of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma; First trial ever confirms benefits of diet for depression; Will caffeine interfere with anxiety/depression meds? A caller shares that her long-standing depression was cured when she was properly diagnosed with hypothyroidism; Yoga, meditation improve brain function, impulse control, and energy levels. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In
September 8, 2017
The myriad of crops being sprayed with glyphosate (Roundup) for harvesting purposes--it's not just wheat and soy! The probable negative impact on our health.



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How to Protect Yourself from Electromagnetic Radiation, Part 1
August 15, 2017
"Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology." Daniel DeBaune, a veteran electronics engineer and pioneer in electrical emissions safety, highlights the hazards of ubiquitous electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Our devices can heat our skin and internal organs, disrupt electrical transmission in the brain and heart, and create cellular oxidative damage. This can lead to such maladies as headaches, ADHD, dementia, lowered fertility, miscarriages, and cancer. Documentation exists for these hazards, but the powerful telecommunications industry has suppressed it. What simple precautions can be undertaken to mitigate EMF risks? Are there commercially-available shields which reliably reduce exposure? Click HERE for part 2.



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How to Protect Yourself from Electromagnetic Radiation, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Daniel DeBaune, a veteran electronics engineer and pioneer in electrical emissions safety, and author of "Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology." Click HERE for part 1.



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