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Clinical Focus: Marijuana Pro & Con, Part 2
July 29, 2014
We examine the healing potential of marijuana and its derivatives. Studies suggest it is helpful for glaucoma, nerve pain, nausea and wasting syndrome, multiple sclerosis and certain seizure disorders among children. Some even claim it has anti-cancer effects. New purified cannabis oils and derivatives like cannabIdiol (CBD) hold potential for a wide variety of disorders including rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis/Crohn’s Disease, while minimizing the “stoner” effects.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 26, Part 1
July 28, 2014
Four decades after Woody Allen's "Sleeper," a real-life "Orgasmatron" is patented; steroid injections for spinal stenosis found to be of limited value; conclusive proof that dogs and trees are good for your health; PETA offers bounty to broke Detroiters to test-drive vegan diet; vouchers for farmers' markets may boost healthy produce consumption in low-income families; no need for morning blood tests when checking testosterone in most men. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 26, Part 2

Intravenous Vitamin C prolongs survival in cancer patients receiving chemo; researchers hot on the track of the ultimate probiotic--it helps you shed pounds! A smartphone app that tracks changes in your microbiome; what if the government was to outlaw innovative medical tests that you and your doctor need to diagnose your complex medical problems? Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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Healthcare Freedom, Part 1
July 24, 2014
The Alliance for Natural Health is America's premier grassroots organization defending health freedom. Dr. Hoffman interviews Tim Reihm, ANH Director of Communications & Outreach, about some of the pressing issues on the natural healthcare front: a new initiative spear-headed by a medical student to muzzle freedom of speech when it comes to non-conventional therapies; an effort by the Feds to restrict access to compounding pharmacies that prepare special medications, bio-identical hormones, and ingredients for nutritional IVs and chelation; new proposed rules that will outlaw certain tests deemed "unproven" by regulators, onerous vitamin labeling requirements, and more.

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Healthcare Freedom, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Tim Reihm about some of the pressing issues on the natural healthcare front.

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Clinical Focus: Cholesterol Lowering Supplements, Part 1
July 23, 2014
Does high cholesterol always need to be treated? Sometimes it's best to do nothing. Find out how to determine if you need to lower your cholesterol and what the best strategies are to do so.

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Clinical Focus: Cholesterol Lowering Supplements, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his discussion of cholesterol. Does high cholesterol always need to be treated? Sometimes it's best to do nothing. Find out how to determine if you need to lower your cholesterol and what the best strategies are to do so.

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The Obesity Paradox, Part 1
July 22, 2014
The Obesity Paradox: when heavier means healthier and thinner means sicker; Dr. Hoffman interviews Dr. Chip Lavie, author of a controversial book that posits that sometimes those excess pounds may be not really all that bad. Is there also an "exercise paradox"? A "cholesterol paradox"? A "blood pressure paradox"? Can svelte be dangerous, especially for seniors? Is this new-think merely an excuse for doctors and patients to give up on healthy diet and physical activity? How can you tell if those extra pounds are OK, or do they pose a threat to you?

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The Obesity Paradox, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his discussion with Dr. Chip Lavie, author of a controversial book that posits that sometimes those excess pounds may be not really all that bad.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 19, Part 1
July 21, 2014
Meet the 3rd year medical student who wants to take down Dr. Oz; why do New Yorkers live longer than most other Americans? 105 year-old woman becomes oldest person to throw out first pitch in MLB game--but a newly-discovered 126 year old Brazilian man makes her look like a spring chicken! GMO-free supplements--what are some of the challenges? Fish oil vs. ALS; cinnamon vs. Parkinson's; fasting before lipid panel called unnecessary. Click here for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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