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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 20, Part 1
May 22, 2017
A teen chugged a latte, a Mountain Dew and an energy drink--and died; NSAIDs can increase heart risk by more than 50%--within days; Supplements to forestall dementia; Carbonated water stokes appetite; Latest studies confirm full-fat cheese won't raise chance of heart disease; Low glycemic index diet lowers blood pressure; TJ Robinson, The Olive Oil Hunter, offers tips on selecting the highest quality, polyphenol-rich extra-virgin olive oil. Visit www.MyFavoriteOliveOil.com for a special offer to Intelligent Medicine listeners. 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
May 2, 2017
Is it possible to have a stroke from very low blood pressure due to over-medication? I’ve been using colloidal silver as a deodorant and it works great, but is it safe to use long term? I’m on a supplement regimen to reduce my risk of cardiovascular disease, would Bergamot be helpful? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 29, Part 2
May 1, 2017
Unpublished Nixon-era records show subbing vegetable oils for saturated fats fails to reduce heart risk; Elevated PSA--to biopsy or not to biopsy? Supplements to take during brain aneurysm repair; Can you take your supplements with a green tea chaser? Regular exercise can reduce risk of heart problems even if you're still overweight; Telomere testing and telomere supplements--a good idea? If you have a heart attack or stroke, DHA from fish oil can limit the damage. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Natural Cholesterol Lowering with Dr. Thomas Guilliams, Part 1
March 28, 2017
Is cholesterol that important? What are some of the adverse side effects of statins? Are they overprescribed? Is red yeast rice an acceptable alternative? What about other popular cholesterol-lowerers like niacin, policosanol, garlic, pantetheine, and guggulipids? Dr. Guilliams describes two “new kids on the block” for cholesterol management: berberine and bergamot. Do they provide additional benefits besides lowering cholesterol? Are there any side effects? Can they be safely taken with statins? What other supplements complement these agents for comprehensive cardiovascular prevention? Is lowering homocysteine still important? Click HERE for part 2.



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Natural Cholesterol Lowering with Dr. Thomas Guilliams, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Thomas Guilliams about natural cholesterol management. Click HERE for part 1.



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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 18, Part 2

N-Acetylcysteine benefits for Parkinson's Disease; 80-year-old Amazon tribesmen have healthier arteries than average 50-year-old Americans--What are their diet secrets? Statins prompt 1/3 to 1/2 higher risk of diabetes in older women; More than 1/2 of college football players have suboptimal vitamin D, placing them at higher risk of muscle injuries; Is Neal Barnard right in asserting that carbs are a preferred fuel of mitochondria, and that high-fat diets invariably lead to weight gain and diabetes? Is there anything that can be done for small red blood cells? 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 2
March 15, 2017
Is Sambucol elderberry extract effective against colds and flu? I take antihistamines daily for vertigo, are there any contraindications for taking them long term? I have two cardiac stents, what is the optimal dose of vitamin K2 for me? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
March 1, 2017
After eating a meal with potato and egg I experienced vertigo and sweating, what gives? I’m an athletic 65-year-old male and my EKG revealed an extra systole, will I get atrial fibrillation? How does Armour Thyroid compare to Synthroid with respect to bone mineral density in postmenopausal women? A potential cancer risk from browned toast and potatoes? Does my son need to take vitamin K along with his vitamin D supplement? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 25, Part 1
February 27, 2017
Long-term stress makes you pack on the pounds; Mastic gum for H. pylori? Can eggs make you smarter? Red meat halves the risk for depression; Are pain relievers safe for a 93-year-old with back pain? Soy protects the heart. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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