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The Potential Benefits of Medical Marijuana, Part 1
December 1, 2016
Dr. Rachna Patel is a pioneer in research and application of medical marijuana. She is careful to distinguish her practice from “card mills” that indiscriminately hand out prescriptions for marijuana to mostly recreational users. Rather, she tailors various formulas comprising differing ratios and dosages of THC and cannabidiol according to patients' medical conditions. She finds many of her patients with pain conditions respond well to medical marijuana: fibromyalgia, arthritis, and neuropathy. Many are able to taper their prescription meds due to the pain relief they obtain. She describes topical application of marijuana for psoriasis and sore joints. Patients with MS experience decreased spasticity and patients with Parkinson’s Disease see improvements in tremors. Patients with anxiety enjoy freedom from panic attacks. Medical marijuana is well-suited for insomnia. It ameliorates GI pain in IBS and colitis. What patients are NOT candidates for medical marijuana? Can it be used in kids and adolescents? How might it paradoxically help ADHD? Do patients feel stoned? Does it create addiction or dependency? What about "amotivational syndrome" that is reported in chronic pot smokers? Does it provide support to cancer patients? Might it possess anti-inflammatory effects? Why does Dr. Patel eschew use of inhaled marijuana products? Should users trust the internet or should they access prescription marijuana via official licensed dispensaries? Click HERE for part 2.



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The Potential Benefits of Medical Marijuana, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Rachna Patel, a pioneer in research and application of medical marijuana. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for August 20, Part 1
August 22, 2016
Maker of “Epi-pens” gouge families with life-threatening allergies with astronomical price increases; Unhealthy diet in pregnancy could be linked to ADHD; Diet and exercise can reduce brain tangles linked to Alzheimer’s; Swimming relieves symptoms of fibromyalgia; You can’t outrun a bad diet—exercise without healthy eating is not a cure for obesity; This year’s Olympic athletes shun “feed-bag” mentality with healthier diets; 120 year old Indian man says yoga, bland diet, celibacy key to old age. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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The Fibro-Fix, Part 1
June 8, 2016
The Fibro-Fix: Dr. David Brady previews his upcoming summit and book, "The Fibro Fix: Get to the Root of Your Fibromyalgia and Start Reversing Your Chronic Pain and Fatigue in 21 Days." Why is fibromyalgia often misdiagnosed? What other conditions can mask as fibromyalgia? What are some of the ways sufferers can “end-run” fibromyalgia? What role do hormones play? What supplements may help? Is there a stress connection? How can the gut influence the brain in fibromyalgia? How can fibromyalgia sufferers address their sleep troubles naturally? Can diet make a difference? Learn how you can participate in the upcoming Fibro-Fix Summit by clicking HERE. Click HERE for part 2.



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The Fibro-Fix, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. David Brady, author of "The Fibro Fix: Get to the Root of Your Fibromyalgia and Start Reversing Your Chronic Pain and Fatigue in 21 Days." Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 23, Part 1
January 25, 2016
Did Eagles frontman Glenn Frey's medications lead to his death? USDA yanks "Grass-Fed" certification from livestock; Powerful prescription acid-blockers linked to kidney disease; Substituting almond milk for formula can prompt malnutrition in infants; SAM-E for osteoarthritis, depression, fibromyalgia and more. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Natural Treatment of Fibromyalgia, Part 1
January 14, 2016
Everything you ever wanted to know about fibromyalgia. Dr. Ginevra Liptan, author of "The FibroManual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your Doctor," and herself a recovered fibromyalgia sufferer, outlines a comprehensive integrative approach for this elusive condition. How is fibromyalgia diagnosed? What may trigger it? Is there a genetic component? Is it “all in your head?" What is the 4R treatment program for fibromyalgia? How does sleep fit in? What medications can be used selectively in fibromyalgia? What supplements are beneficial? What role does diet play? Hormones? Stress reduction techniques? Why is repairing the gut important? How can myofascial therapy help? Click HERE for part 2.



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Natural Treatment of Fibromyalgia, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Ginevra Liptan, author of "The FibroManual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your Doctor." Click HERE for part 1.



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