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Intelligent Medicine for February 4, 2014
February 4, 2014
Did Philip Seymour Hoffman succumb to a new, deadly form of heroin that's claiming lives across the country? Did his celebrity status fuel his addiction? Did indiscriminate prescribing of painkillers kindle his relapse? Addiction specialist Benjamin Levenson of the Origins Recovery Centers weighs in with expert opinion and advice on how to deal holistically with substance abuse problems; he offers a unique perspective on the marijuana legalization debate, and describes “Equine Therapy” for addiction recovery.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 1 Part 2
February 3, 2014
Super Bowl face-off: Seahawks meditate, but Broncos come from the healthiest state; football in the crosshairs--is the human body "not designed for it"? team sports participation by kids plummets; natural therapy for concussions; the Breakfast Controversy--hearty, "Lite", or skip altogether? how to eat right for your breakfast type; Lyme Disease can it be sexually transmitted?

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 1 Part 1

You may be irradiating yourself to death (and how to protect yourself); a natural supplement everyone needs; safeguarading yourself from cruise ship norovirus; mouthwash users risk heart attacks.strokes; olive oil and olive leaf extract for blood pressure, hypertension

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Intelligent Medicine for January 29, 2014
January 30, 2014
Q&A with Leyla: The “Moon Diet Plan”; A woman says she is penalized for not getting her annual mammogram; Does a Vitamin D level of 66 threaten to calcify your arteries? Thoughts on marijuana legalization; Does a VitaMix destroy the fiber in blended foods?

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Intelligent Medicine for January 28, 2014

Steve Mister, President and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN): Countering some of the recent adverse press coverage on supplements—is the supplement industry “unregulated”? What measures do supplement manufacturers voluntarily undertake to guarantee purity and safety? A new study, available at www.supplementforsmartprevention.org, demonstrates that we could achieve millions of $ savings via public utilization of just a few key supplements!

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 25 Part 2

Rethinking niacin for heart disease prevention (& tips on how to beat niacin flushes); melatonin for prostate cancer; two new Alzheimer's drugs crash and burn, but vitamin E and fish oil show protective effects

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 25 Part 1

Cryosaunas at -200 degrees F for sports injuries, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and fat-burning; Central heating may promote weight gain; EU to outlaw popular supplements; NY Times gets it wrong again about fish oil

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Intelligent Medicine for January 24, 2014

Q&A with Leyla: Two new, expensive Alzheimer's drugs bite the dust (meanwhile, old-fashioned vitamin E and fish oil shown to help!); A patient wants to take supplements but eye doctor says don't bother; Supplements for a woman who's contemplating pregnancy; Can strontium replace Fosamax? Help for plantar fasciitis; Patient says "I went on a diet, now I'm losing TOO MUCH weight!"

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Intelligent Medicine for January 23, 2014

Dr. Daniel Amen, founder of the Amen Clinics and host of a popular PBS series on the brain, discusses brain health and the use of the SPECT scan to diagnose brain dysfunction and permit more targeted deployment of natural therapies, and only if necessary, psychiatric medication.

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Intelligent Medicine for January 22, 2014

Natural therapies for hypertension: the new controversy over blood pressure guidelines—how low should you go? Are there different sub-types of high blood pressure? What are the key nutrients for blood pressure control? What supplements help lower cholesterol? Dr. Mark Houston defends niacin and offers an innovative way to cope with niacin flushes. He describes a new line of cardiovascular nutraceuticals soon to be offered in select doctors’ offices—TruCardia

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