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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: How much sleep is too much?
November 20, 2019
What does environmental toxicity have to do with nutrition?; How much sleep is too much? Is a 30 minute nap each day too much given I sleep 8 and a half hours at night?; Am I doing any harm by spending 20 minutes in a dry sauna after my workouts each day?; My wrists are getting quite thin. Are there any exercises or supplements you recommend? Click HERE for part 2.

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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Auto-Brewery Syndrome

Drunk man actually had auto-brewery syndrome; My orthopedist told me I will need a knee replacement soon. Would collagen supplements help?; My friend was diagnosed with a benign brain cyst. Could this be caused by a cell phone? Is surgery the only option?; Can you comment on the article, Rheumatoid Arthritis and "Night Shade Vegetables"?; I stopped taking thyroid replacement after hemithyroidectomy in 1980 because it wasn't well regulated. Now I have FMS. Click HERE for part 1.

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ENCORE: Reversal of Cognitive Decline, Part 1
November 19, 2019
Dr. Dale Bredesen is a board-certified neurologist who is author of a landmark paper entitled: “Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program.” He is founding president of the Buck Institute where world-class scientists tackle age-related problems. Dr. Bredesen is spear-heading research of a comprehensive program for reversing symptoms of dementia with lifestyle modification, supplements, diet, bio-identical hormones, and detoxification. A huge problem looms as millions of aging Baby Boomers become candidates for Alzheimer’s: for those without the ApoE4 allele, the risk is 9%; with one of two alleles, it soars to 30%; and with a “double-hit” of ApoE4 the risk becomes 90%. Dr. Bredesen is critical of the current “magic bullet” approach to development of Alzheimer’s drugs. While not discounting their potential, he believes the problem is so multi-faceted that it will require attention to numerous modifiable risk factors. “Normal” levels of B12, homocysteine, vitamin D, insulin, and C-reactive protein may not be optimal for prevention of cognitive decline. Adequate sleep, stress reduction, and exercise are lifestyle approaches that need to be deployed aggressively to counter memory loss. Promising supplements include resveratrol, DHA, Lion’s Mane, Bacopa, Ashwaganda, acetyl-l-carnitine, curcumin, citicholine, and nicotinamide riboside. Attention must be given to hormones, especially testosterone and pregnenolone which can be neuro-protective. Heavy metals like iron, mercury, lead and cadmium are implicated in some cases of cognitive decline. When it comes to diet, some controversy remains, but the ideal food program should target insulin resistance and inflammation. To this end, ketogenic diets, plant-based nutrition, gluten-avoidance and intermittent fasting show promise. Dr. Bredesen has demonstrated that cognitive decline CAN be reversed with a multi-factorial approach; if inaugurated early enough, patients can experience dramatic recovery of functionality. Click HERE for part 2.

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ENCORE: Reversal of Cognitive Decline, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Dale Bredesen, board-certified neurologist who is author of a landmark paper entitled: “Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program.” Click HERE for part 1.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 16, Part 1
November 18, 2019
Highlights of the annual meeting of the American Nutrition Association: Why health professionals must embrace nutrition to solve America’s chronic disease crisis; Environmental toxins may be making us sick and fat; Why glyphosate—even at the low doses we all encounter—are damaging our health; You’ve heard of probiotics and prebiotics—what are postbiotics, and why do they matter? A nurse tells a caller to stop all her supplements prior to surgery—REALLY?? A new way to curb anxiety in dogs—with custom canine probiotics!! 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 November 16, Part 2

China introduces its first Alzheimer’s drug—and its made from seaweed; What’s with claims of “enhanced absorption” by various supplement brands? Avocados fight diabetes—now researchers have discovered the active ingredient and plan to market it; Banning workplace sales of sugary beverages slashes consumption, trims waistlines; Investigators link vitamin E acetate in vaping products to lung harms—but new research suggests ALL e-cigarettes compromise heart function; Top scientists decry state of nutrition research; Start early to fend off Alzheimer’s; Coffee feeds your microbiome; Stress depletes your dopamine, setting stage for depression and addiction; It’s true: depression linked to diet. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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Leyla Weighs In: Craving Junk Food
November 15, 2019
Medical education not covering basics of nutrition; There's a scientific reason you crave junk food when you don't get enough sleep.

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ENCORE: Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain, Part 1
November 14, 2019
Dr. Rav Ivker is an expert on the application of cannabis-derived products for pain syndromes. In his book "Cannabis for Chronic Pain," Dr. Ivker describes protocols for shingles, trigeminal neuralgia, arthritis, migraines, insomnia, colitis and IBS, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, surgical pain, back pain, and anxiety. How best to consume it: Vaping? Tinctures? Edibles? Topicals? What are the downsides? Can you work, drive, is it addictive? What’s the difference between THC and CBD? What are the legal considerations? How does it work? Does it have anti-cancer benefits? Could medical marijuana be the solution to the nation’s opioid epidemic? Click HERE for part 2.

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ENCORE: Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Rav Ivker, an expert on the application of cannabis-derived products for pain syndromes. Click HERE for part 1.

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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Shoulder Pain and Sciatica
November 13, 2019
Medical students around the world are poorly trained in nutrition; The Body Gym for shoulder pain and sciatica pain; I have a CRP level of 13 but no heart disease. What is causing it?; I use a lot of D-ribose daily. Does all that sugar stress the pancreas and microbiome?; What can I use to help blepharitis aggravated by allergies? Click HERE for part 2.

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