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Leyla Weighs In: The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
June 22, 2018
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin talks about the many benefits of intermittent fasting and how the latest study on rats got it wrong. Plus she answers this listener question: "I take MK7 in an effort to direct calcium into my bones and not my arteries. Is there any other supplement that can help with that? Does this form of K2 contribute to blood thinning, or just the opposite?"

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ENCORE: A Promising Cognitive-Enhancing Nutraceutical, Part 1
June 21, 2018
Bacopa is a promising cognitive-enhancing nutraceutical. Harvard-trained Dr. Stephen Olmstead, Chief Science Officer for Prothera, a maker of supplements dispensed by health professionals, joins us to discuss the evidence supporting Bacopa’s brain effects. Bacopa has been used traditionally for centuries by Ayurvedic medicine to enhance memory and performance. Modern studies show it works on a variety of levels to support mental function: neuroprotective; antioxidant; enhancer of synaptic plasticity; and anti-anxiety. It is suitable for children suffering from ADD/ADHD, young students desirous of better grades or test scores, middle-aged individuals who are concerned with job performance and juggling the complexities of life, as well as the aged suffering from memory loss. Dr. Olmstead discusses the importance of standardization, which ensures that the active components of Bacopa, bacosides A & B, are there in therapeutic amounts. The product “Keen Mind” by Prothera is uniquely standardized to match clinical data supporting Bacopa for cognitive enhancement. How much to take? Are there side effects or cautions? Dr. Olmstead, an expert on chelation therapy, comments on the success of the recent TACT trial; he also describes his work on nutraceutical products to combat biofilms. Click HERE for part 2.

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ENCORE: A Promising Cognitive-Enhancing Nutraceutical, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Stephen Olmstead, Chief Science Officer for Prothera, about Bacopa, a promising cognitive-enhancing nutraceutical. Click HERE for part 1.

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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
June 20, 2018
Are high-calorie snacks actually "healthy"?; I've read reports of negative impacts of strontium in European women. Should my wife cut back?; I like taking NT Factor for fatigue and other health benefits but it contains fructo-oligosaccharides.; Should I be concerned?; Does coffee inhibit the absorption of nutrients? Which foods should I then eat with coffee and which ones should I avoid? Will the L-arginine in my dark chocolate not be absorbed because of the cup of coffee I have with it? Click HERE for part 2.

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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2

What is your opinion of the Right to Try Act?; I would like your opinion on the new shingles vaccine. Is it better than the old one? Do you recommend it? Do I really need the shingles vaccine if I have a good immune system? I had chicken pox as a kid.; I've read that VSL#3 probiotic is the most effective for treating IBD and IBS. Do you find that's true? I'm 84 with a calcium score of 413. What, if anything, should I do to minimize CVD risk?; If no amount of cadmium is acceptable, where does this leave my daily serving of organic dark chocolate? Click HERE for part 1.

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Homeopathy Under Attack, Part 1
June 19, 2018
Homeopathic educator Dana Ullman, M.P.H., C.C.H., founder and director of Homeopathic Educational Services (www.homeopathic.com) weighs in on the current controversies surrounding homeopathy. Britain’s National Health Service has suspended payments to homeopathic MDs, and the FDA is proposing new regulations for homeopathic products. Concerns have been raised over possible toxicity of homeopathic teething remedies. Is it true that the FDA is threatening to outlaw homeopathy? How does homeopathy work when classic physics tells us that there is very little material substance in homeopathic remedies? Why do patients receiving homeopathic treatments undergo “healing crises”? Are the infinitesimal amounts of powerful ingredients like belladonna and arsenic in homeopathic remedies potentially dangerous? What scientific proof exists that homeopathy benefits extend beyond a placebo effect? Why is it difficult to perform research on homeopathy? Click HERE for part 2.

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Homeopathy Under Attack, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with homeopathic educator Dana Ullman, M.P.H., C.C.H., founder and director of Homeopathic Educational Services (www.homeopathic.com). Click HERE for part 1.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 16, Part 1
June 18, 2018
World Cup may pose threat to fans’ heart health; Natural therapies for wet macular degeneration; What’s the lowdown on the herbal ingredient Caralluma Fimbriata? Best probiotic for IBS and IBD; Consumer Reports gets it wrong about green tea supplement safety; Hypertension may cause subtle brain changes that lead to dementia; Two ways to extend your longevity: Get married and get religion! 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 June 16, Part 2

Probiotics vs. bipolar disorder; A caller with “Stiff Person Syndrome”; Could NT Factor help alleviate fatigue in a heart patient on multiple medications? What fish oil supplement for high triglycerides? Burnout can be identified with a simple saliva test; Combination of fat and carbohydrates rev brain reward center more than just fat or carbohydrates alone (Duh!); New study fails to demonstrate efficacy of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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Leyla Weighs In: Crucial Facts About Cholesterol
June 15, 2018
Both too much and too little HDL cholesterol is linked to higher risk of infection; Crucial facts about cholesterol and why your standard cholesterol tests don't give you all the facts; The dangers of very low cholesterol.

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