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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
June 27, 2018
The gut-brain connection: Probiotics may help bipolar disorder; I'm a distance runner from Special Olympics, is bone broth good to drink?; I've heard brushing vitamin E oil on your nails makes them less brittle is this true?; I was told to stop all of my supplements for five days before colonoscopy, is that true? Click HERE for part 2.

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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2

I've been taking glucosamine/chondroitin for many years to prevent arthritis. Someone tells me hydrolyzed collagen is better. What say you?; My husband had two completely different vitamin D results taken by two different labs only one day apart. What accounts for the discrepancy. Which one is correct?; What do you think of goldenseal root powder in comparison to bacteriophages in intestinal and immune health?; My surgeon says to stop fish oil before surgery. Will it really increase my risk for bleeding? Click HERE for part 1.

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Is Coffee a Superfood? Part 1
June 26, 2018
Dr. Steven Helschien does a deep-dive on the benefits of coffee. Once reviled as bad for the heart, new research is vindicating coffee, and even showing that caffeine delivers cardiac benefits without increasing the risk of hypertension or cardiac arrhythmias. How many servings are optimal? What other substances in coffee are beneficial? What about claims that the acrylamides in coffee can cause cancer? Is it important for coffee to be organic? Coffee also appears to counteract depression and protect the brain from neurodegenerative diseases. It’s also helpful for the liver, combatting fatty liver, gallstones, and liver cancer. There are additional protective effects vs. metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Caffeine is also a proven ergogenic agent for sport, and may facilitate weight loss. Dr. Helschien describes how his quest for the perfect functional food led to the development of antioxidant-rich Purity Coffee. Click HERE for part 2.

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Is Coffee a Superfood? Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Steven Helschien about the protective effects of coffee. Click HERE for part 1.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 23, Part 1
June 25, 2018
Good-bye to the egg-white omelet—welcome back to the whole-egg omelet; What’s meant by “immune-modulation”? “leaky gut”? “elemental value”? Is Flomax really necessary if it’s not helping urinary frequency? A unique probiotic found to slow bone loss by half; Laser pointer burns hole in boy’s retina; Curcumin demonstrated to enhance memory, slow brain changes; “CHEERS” study sought to prove heart benefits—but with clandestine booze industry underwriting. 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 23, Part 2

Coffee as the new Functional Food; Low-dose naltrexone for Crohn’s Disease; Does the supplement “RNA” help tremors? Why do people get drowsy after eating—and what can be done about it? Medical gatekeeper says skip ECGs, stress tests for routine heart disease screening; EBT heart scan for predicting coronary risk; Many medications hike risk for depression, suicide. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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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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