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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 December 24, Part 2
December 26, 2016
Runners' brains are wired better; Can an elderly patient safely take magnesium? Magnesium may be the key to the Mediterranean Diet's cardiovascular benefits; Frequent saunas may protect men against dementia; Yet another knock against acid-blockers--they may interfere with cancer treatments; Why are lawyers suing drug companies when takers of acid-blockers develop kidney failure? Following multiple social media sites may be a recipe for anxiety, depression. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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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 November 26, Part 2
November 28, 2016
Catch up on the health stories you may have missed with this encore presentation of the Intelligent Medicine Radio Show, including groundbreaking research into the positive effects of Omega-3 fatty acids and curcumin on anxiety and depression. Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In
November 4, 2016
Telomeres: The importance of micronutrients in delaying biological aging in middle-aged and older adults; the top anti-inflammatory foods; Medical Nutrition Therapy can help delay progression of kidney disease in chronic kidney disease patients; high calcium intakes linked to greater fracture risk.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
October 27, 2016
A new study links a protein in wheat with chronic inflammation—and, no, it’s not gluten! What foods and supplements can my ex-wife take before and after knee replacement surgery? My platelet count is low and my doctor says that fish oil, ginger and garlic could cause a problem, is this true? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
August 18, 2016
Lowering sodium may increase inflammation. Why is it always the thin man that wins the hot dog eating contest? Do you think pulse-dosing of phytonutrients is better than continuous dosing? Could my idiopathic polyneuropathy have been caused by taking Lipitor? Can chelation therapy of heavy metals cause them to redeposit in the brain? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
August 10, 2016
Shame on Consumer Reports for supplement bashing! Will a genetic test tell me definitively if milk/dairy is a problem for me? What do you think of "Chanca Piedra" for treating kidney stones? Is there such a thing as overdoing it with anti-inflammatory supplements...we do need some inflammation, right? Click HERE for part 2.



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More Intelligent Medicine News, Part 1
August 2, 2016
There were so many important Intelligent Medicine stories this week, Dr. Hoffman didn't have time to get to them all on this week's radio show. A home test for Alzheimer’s Disease: Does it pass the smell test? Is a new brain game the breakthrough we’re looking for in dementia prevention? Can green tea improve the intellectual performance of individuals with Down’s Syndrome? Could Viagra be used to treat sciatica? A common food additive—often not disclosed on food labels—could be responsible for our burgeoning epidemic of food allergies. EPA vs. DHA: Which is better for combatting inflammation? Click HERE for part 2.



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