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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 18, Part 1
March 20, 2017
Stem cell therapy for blindness: Promise or peril? Are "leptin-blocker" supplements effective for weight loss? 'Harmless' painkillers up risk of cardiac arrest; A patient with blood sugar 1000 and kidney failure; Parents demand antibiotics from pediatricians, overestimate benefits, underestimate risks; Soy safe for women with breast cancer, may protect some from recurrence. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 11, Part 2
March 13, 2017
Sulforaphane combats obesity; Treatment for MS spasticity; Do blood types predict male sexual performance? Add vitamin B3 to list of nutrients that can halt macular degeneration; Half of US deaths related to metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance--and 45% could be prevented with diet; "Rooster shots" for foot pain? Gluten-free diets reduce risk of Type 1 diabetes, but boost risk for Type 2; What could cause chronic iron deficiency in a 70 year old woman? 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 February 18, Part 2
February 20, 2017
Vitamin B3 helps glaucoma; Over 200 genes linked to baldness; Freezer cap prevents hair loss during chemo; Robert De Niro, RFK Jr. team up to offer $100 G bounty for proof that vaccinations are harmless; A caller with low B12, high homocysteine; Why do some TV health "experts" continue to recommend corn oil as healthy? What to do for osteoporosis? Can fish oil be taken for central retinal vein occlusion? GABA for stress? Working from home may prove more stressful than commuting to work. 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 November 19, Part 1
November 21, 2016
Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer's Disease, support vision in wet macular degeneration; A caller complains her thyroid medications aren't working; What is "Moducare" and how best to take it? Iron deficiency can lead to false hemoglobin A1c results; More states legalize recreational marijuana amid new evidence of heart harms; Siri--do I have heart disease? Candida a key factor in Crohn's Disease. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
September 7, 2016
I take colloidal silver, copper and hydrogen peroxide -- is this good or bad? My ophthalmologist insists that a vegan diet would be beneficial for drusen, is this true? Why do you recommend VSL for IBD instead of Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic? Health gurus brag that they move their bowels three times a day, isn’t once a day sufficient? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
May 19, 2016
My mother had successful cataract surgery, should she continue taking lutein? Do Brazil nuts contain lead? Are at-home body composition scales accurate? Would you recommend the Whole30 diet for someone who needs to gain weight? Click HERE for part 1.



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Macular Degeneration, Part 1
May 3, 2016
Macular degeneration (AMD) is a major cause of blindness for American seniors. AMD is also one of the few medical conditions where nutritional therapy remains the mainstay of treatment, in the absence of drug “fixes.” Dr. Thomas Guilliams explains why antioxidants, Omega 3 fatty acids, and carotenoids are logical choices for preventing or slowing the progression of AMD; Is there evidence that healthy diets confer protection against AMD? What about exercise? What’s the difference between “wet” and “dry” AMD? Why are free radicals such a problem for the eye? What role does DHA play in eye health? How do lutein and zeaxanthin act like “internal sunglasses” in the eyes? What are main dietary sources of lutein and zeaxanthin? What are some of the controversies in eye research? What nutrients at what doses should the ideal eye supplement contain? Are additional benefits to be had from the addition of taurine, l-carnitine, n-acetylcysteine (NAC), quercetin, or sulforaphane? Click HERE for part 2.



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Macular Degeneration, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Thomas Guilliams about nutritional therapy for macular degeneration. Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
February 24, 2016
What can I do about arrhythmia? The difference between arrhythmia vs. palpitations. The effects of soy, flax and other estrogens on breast health as seen via thermography. Do I have to take Lipitor for blockages in my carotid arteries? Can I take Tri-Salts indefinitely for heartburn? Any nutritional help for dry macular degeneration? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
December 30, 2015
My wife has prediabetes, what can she take to help normalize her blood sugar? What can I take for borderline glaucoma? Click HERE for part 1.



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