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ENCORE: Life Before & After Prostate Cancer, Part 1
January 17, 2017
Dr. Geo Espinosa, a naturopathic physician with an integrative perspective on urology, author of “Thrive Don’t Only Survive: Dr.Geo's Guide to Living Your Best Life Before & After Prostate Cancer,” describes his “CaPLESS Method” for addressing prostate cancer. Can diet and lifestyle plus targeted supplementation improve survival in men already diagnosed with prostate cancer? What type of diet works best? What supplements does Dr. Geo recommend for prostate cancer? What role can exercise play, and how much is enough? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Life Before & After Prostate Cancer, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Geo Espinosa, author of "Thrive Don’t Only Survive: Dr.Geo's Guide to Living Your Best Life Before & After Prostate Cancer.” Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: The Dirt Cure, Part 1
January 16, 2017
"The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil." Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein is an integrative pediatric neurologist. She takes a holistic approach to challenging childhood developmental and behavioral disorders rather than relying solely on pharmaceutical remedies. Her office even features a demonstration organic garden where she grows produce and raises chickens. The Dirt Cure explores the Hygiene Hypothesis—the notion that exposure to microbes is essential to optimal immune system programming. Are occasional mild, self-limited illnesses normal for kids? Should we ditch the disinfectant soaps and cleansers? What role do healthy bacteria and even viruses play in guarding us from disease? What are the downsides of ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and antibiotics? What natural products can be substituted for minor childhood illnesses? How can you allergy-proof your child? Why might unpasteurized milk be better for kids? Why is soy problematic for some children? Why should kids play outside more? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: The Dirt Cure, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein, an integrative pediatric neurologist who takes a holistic approach to challenging childhood developmental and behavioral disorders. Click HERE for part 1.



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Fermented Cod Liver Oil—health boon or bane? Part 1
January 12, 2017
Dr. Kaayla Daniel, the “Naughty Nutritionist,” dishes on the potential hazards of this popular health fad. Is it really fermented—or just rancid? Does it deliver adequate vitamin A, D, and EPA/DHA? Can its use lead to health problems? As the co-author of "Nourishing Broth," what’s her take on the health community’s current infatuation with broths? How should they be prepared? How do they fill in gaps left when people just consume muscle meats in lieu of other animal parts? Are there circumstances where too much broth can backfire? What about commercial products like “instant broth?” As the author of "The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food," Dr. Kaayla weighs in on soy hazards. Does this mean no one should ever consume soy? Click HERE for part 2.



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Fermented Cod Liver Oil—health boon or bane? Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Kaayla Daniel, the “Naughty Nutritionist,” who dishes on the potential hazards of this popular health fad. Click HERE for part 1.



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Precision Lifestyle Medicine, Part 1
January 10, 2017
A deep-dive on genetic testing: "Unzip Your Genes" is a new book by biochemist-turned-naturopath Dr. Jennifer Stagg. She maintains that genes are not your destiny, and that awareness of your genetic makeup can empower you toward personal health optimization—Precision Lifestyle Medicine. What is genomic testing? What questions can it answer? What is a SNP? What’s the importance of the MTHFR genes? How do SNPs affect food behaviors? How can knowledge of appetite and metabolic SNPs aid us in formulating diets and overcoming obstacles to weight loss? Is there an obesity gene? How can genes help us understand why some people have a paradoxical reaction to exercise—even gaining weight? Can SNPs predict sports aptitude? Can genomic profiles foretell which diet is most suitable for an individual? Is the science of “nutrigenomics” ready for primetime? Can SNPs tell us which supplements are appropriate for us? How best to obtain meaningful genetic analysis? Click HERE for part 2.



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Precision Lifestyle Medicine, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Jennifer Stagg, author of "Unzip Your Genes," who says that genes are not your destiny and that awareness of your genetic makeup can empower you toward personal health optimization. Click HERE for part 1.



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Natural Treatment of Neurological Disorders, Part 1
January 5, 2017
Dr. Sidney Kurn, co-author of "Herbs and Nutrients for Neurological Disorders," details natural treatment strategies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, and seizures. A veteran neurologist, Dr. Kurn contends that shared mechanisms underlie many neurodegenerative diseases: mitochondrial dysfunction, disruption of the microbiome, free radicals, neuro-excitation, nutrient insufficiencies, environmental toxicity, and genetics. What’s the role for marijuana compounds in alleviating neurodegeneration? How are heavy metals implicated? Why are organic foods preferable? What role for supplements like ubiquinol, inosine, B vitamins, antioxidants, Mucuna pruriens, curcumin, resveratrol, huperzine, acetyl-l-carnitine, Omega 3s, magnesium taurate, nicotinamide riboside, ginkgo biloba and PQQ? Click HERE for part 2.



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Natural Treatment of Neurological Disorders, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Sidney Kurn, co-author of "Herbs and Nutrients for Neurological Disorders." Click HERE for part 1.



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