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Challenging Cholesterol Phobia, Part 1
January 18, 2018
Dr. David Diamond, a Ph.D. biologist and Professor of Neuroscience, is an outspoken critic of modern medicine’s obsession with lowering cholesterol. His personal experience reversing his obesity and sky-high triglycerides with a low-carb, high-fat diet led him to challenge low-fat diet orthodoxy. He contends that many of the studies justifying widespread statin use are riven with “statistical deception.” In fact, he argues, high LDL cholesterol is only minimally associated with cardiovascular risk, and is a known survival factor in senior adults. Additionally, the significant side effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs have been minimized. Click HERE for part 2.



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Challenging Cholesterol Phobia, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. David Diamond, a Ph.D. biologist and Professor of Neuroscience, who is an outspoken critic of modern medicine’s obsession with lowering cholesterol. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 13, Part 2
January 15, 2018
New discovery sheds light on winter weight gain; Throat tickle—is it post-nasal drip or LPR? Researchers find multivitamins prevent second heart attacks; Chronic lymphocytic leukemia survivor who cured himself with natural methods gets cold shoulder from CLL support group; Can the estrogen patch reverse osteoporosis? Creatine for depression; Boyfriends’ sweaty T-shirts induce calming effects in women; Humans wired to spot signs of sickness in others; CoQ10 for tinnitus; Ingredient in beer produces happiness. 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 January 6, Part 2
January 8, 2018
Is loneliness the new smoking? A patient with fibromyalgia reports feeling better when she had the flu—why? California flu outbreak strains hospitals, depletes medication stores—are there natural alternatives? Is it true that EGCG from green tea is bad for the liver? Natural solutions for fatty liver disease; A patient intolerant to statins seeks help from supplements. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 30, Part 1
January 1, 2018
Shock study: Stent placement in patients with chest pain no better than placebo! How to counter effects of antibiotics given for dental extraction; Hormone replacement might aid women’s memories; What to take to speed recovery from polymyalgia rheumatica; Robotic surgery now better than conventional laparoscopic surgery; Transplanted wombs for trans females might enable them to give birth; Is your health professional endangering your health by reporting to work while sick? 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 December 16, Part 1
December 18, 2017
Full-fat milk raises good HDL cholesterol without adverse consequences for LDL, triglycerides, insulin; Why then do U.S. Dietary Guidelines still recommend substituting low-fat dairy products? Red yeast rice for cholesterol; If you’re HIV+, marijuana may slow cognitive decline; What to do if you have trouble taking Strontium at bedtime as recommended for osteoporosis? What’s the difference between raw milk and processed milk? How can you forestall declining kidney function? Wine glasses are getting super-sized, encouraging increased alcohol consumption. 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 December 16, Part 2

Olive polyphenols forestall bone loss; If you have high cholesterol but your scan shows zero coronary artery plaque, do you still need a statin? Is Bergamot an alternative for lowering cholesterol? The latest edition of Doctors Behaving Badly; Why it’s important to balance your calcium/magnesium ratio; What’s the link between air pollution and juvenile delinquency? New evidence that Lyme bacteria resist antibiotics and hide from tests; Hot tea lowers eye pressure in glaucoma; More preemies seen when babies born within 1 kilometer of fracking sites; Family meals improve kids’ mental and physical health; Does ginkgo biloba improve outcomes for stroke sufferers? 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 December 2, Part 1
December 4, 2017
New blood pressure guidelines render nearly half of American adults candidates for drugs; Forecast for flu vaccine effectiveness is bleak—less than 10%! A listener asks if she’s likely to inherit a susceptibility to her mother’s atrial fibrillation; A caller newly diagnosed with hypertension seeks alternatives to medications; The President of the American Heart Association, age 52, suffers a heart attack during the AHA annual convention; The bizarre reason why women who suffer cardiac arrest are more likely to die than men; Coffee consumption—regular or decaf—promotes longevity. 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 December 2, Part 2

Young men who are bald and grey have a five-fold risk of premature heart disease; Mushrooms deliver antioxidants with neuroprotective and anti-aging effects; New Apple watch app detects dangerous heart arrhythmias; Can the flu shot make you sick? Nutritional support for “smoldering myeloma”; Practicing correct breathing alleviates GERD; Can exposure to air pollution trigger osteoporosis? Could a vegetarian diet increase heart disease risk? 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 1
November 22, 2017
It's World Diabetes Day brought to you by Big Pharma! New blood pressure guidelines. Could a history of taking calcium supplements increase coronary calcium scores in women? Click HERE for part 2.



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