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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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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
February 22, 2017
My 88-year-old husband has atrial fibrillation, must he take a blood thinner? What do you think of Dr. Carolyn Dean’s ReMag product? I’m trying to decide on a water filtration system, any recommendations? What is the importance of acetylcholine in neurological health? Click HERE for part 1.



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Natural Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome, Part 1
February 16, 2017
Metabolic Syndrome is a cluster of factors that raise your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Jim LaValle, author of "Cracking the Metabolic Code," discusses why it's so prevalent. What are the biggest lifestyle factors that contribute to this condition? What about the role of stress, proper sleep, and environment? What is the real underlying risk for people that have metabolic syndrome? What are the right steps to take regarding diet and exercise? Which are the most valuable supplements for treating people at risk for developing Metabolic Syndrome? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 28, Part 2
January 30, 2017
Two daily servings of whey protein lower blood pressure; What's the value of "nootropics?" A listener asks for guidance about how to choose the best fish oil; When it comes to workouts, don't despair if you're not a champion--less may be more; Anti-inflammatory diets lessen depression risk; Higher Omega-3 levels curb heart risk. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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