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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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Leyla Weighs In
November 18, 2016
Another cause of high HgbA1c -- iron deficiency anemia; I can't exercise on an empty stomach. How can I improve my glycogen storage? The holidays are upon us, let's talk booze.



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Medical and Nutritional Update for October, Part 2
October 17, 2016
Supplementing moms with DHA reduces kids’ likelihood of ADHD; Is red meat really bad for you? Are substance abusers more likely to crave sugar? Can taking vitamin D help you shed pounds? Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In
October 14, 2016
The underappreciated egg; benefits of L-carnitine in patients with coronary artery disease; Riboflavin and B-6 lowers risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women; What is "drunkorexia?"



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 25, Part 1
June 27, 2016
How often should you replace your running shoes? Does in-store "gait analysis" match you with better training footwear? Cushy "Maximalist" shoes have replaced minimalist sneakers for runners--are they better? Americans' diets improve, but income and ethnic gaps widen; Beneficial bacteria may protect women's breasts from cancer; Young boys who smoke pot may stunt their growth by 4 inches; Oops! Nasal spray flu vaccine recommended for kids ruled ineffective; Bizarre new medical weight loss device drains food from the stomach--critics are incensed! 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
June 24, 2016
Is DHEA helpful for fertility? Does hyperbaric oxygen therapy inhibit cancer from spreading, or inhibit cancer growth altogether? How effective is L-methylfolate for those with the MTHFR polymorphism? Are there any key supplements to help with withdrawal from opiate addiction? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 4, Part 1
June 6, 2016
Requiem for a heavyweight: A medical perspective on Muhammad Ali’s Parkinson’s Disease; Stem cells relieve stroke symptoms—but only if given the right way; Acupuncture relieves menopausal hot flashes; Healthy behaviors alleviate kids’ ADHD; The tragic death of Prince due to opioid abuse—how did he get hooked? Walnuts improve colon health, reduce cancer growth. 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 1
November 5, 2015
The WHO comes out against processed meat. Nutritional help for alcoholism. What constitutes a meal? The benefits of whey protein. Click HERE for part 2.



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Beating Sugar Addiction, Part 1
October 7, 2015
"The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction" with Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (author of “From Fatigued to Fantastic”). Dr. Teitelbaum breaks down the 4 major subtypes of sugar addiction and offers practical, actionable steps to combat them. Is it necessary to eliminate carbs entirely? He doesn’t endorse deprivation—food is to be enjoyed, but with greater attention to where sugars undermine health. A wide variety of medical conditions are sugar-related: Not just obesity, diabetes, and consequent cardiovascular disease, but also chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, chronic sinusitis, allergic problems, depression, anxiety, headaches, even osteoporosis. What supplements help with sugar cravings? How to support adrenal function to combat hypoglycemia? What role does yeast play in perpetuating sugar cravings? Dr. Teitelbaum shares a host of free health information resources to address common complaints. Click HERE for part 2.



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