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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 6, Part 2
April 8, 2019
April is National IBS awareness month; Gut sufferers seek political clout in D.C.; Is beer the next cancer-fighting functional food? Eating more fruits and vegetables protects men from cognitive decline; Polypharmacy is rampant in seniors and hikes risk of adverse drug interactions; A flawed study argues that most women could be candidates for powerful osteoporosis meds; Tea confers far-ranging mood-enhancing and cognitive-protective benefits. Click HERE for part 1.

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Leyla Weighs In: Health Tips, Continued
April 5, 2019
19 Health tips for 2019 - Part 2.

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A Revolution in the Diagnosis and Treatment of GI Disorders, Part 1
April 4, 2019
SIBO—small intestine bacterial overgrowth—is a concept that has revolutionized our diagnosis and treatment of common GI disorders, especially IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Gary Stapleton, founder and director of Aerodiagnostic Labs, is a leading authority on the performance and interpretation of testing for SIBO. What is SIBO? Who might suspect they have it? SIBO manifestations go way beyond just gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, cramps, bloating and constipation; SIBO often is an underlying cause of autoimmune disorders and even brain fog, depression, anxiety and fatigue. Why test? What’s the principal behind breath testing? How does detection of various gases guide therapeutic decisions and increase treatment success? Are there alternatives to drugs for treatment of SIBO? What can go wrong with breath testing? Improper patient prepping, imprecise collection, poorly calibrated testing machinery, and inexperienced interpretation can confuse the diagnosis. Stapleton outlines the extraordinary steps Aerodiagnostics takes to assure quality control. Breath testing can also be used to pinpoint diagnoses of lactose, fructose or sucrose intolerance. Click HERE for part 2.

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A Revolution in the Diagnosis and Treatment of GI Disorders, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Gary Stapleton, founder and director of Aerodiagnostic Labs, a leading authority on the performance and interpretation of testing for SIBO. Click HERE for part 1.

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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Eggs and Bread
April 3, 2019
I'm interested in your take on the JAMA study linking egg consumption to increased cholesterol and risk of cardiovascular disease.; I know I shouldn't be eating bread, but if I choose to eat bread, which way do I go? Whole grain, gluten-free? Click HERE for part 2.

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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Lowering your LDL

My LDL cholesterol is 206. How do I lower it? My doctor wants me to take Crestor but I would like to avoid the side effects.; How does glycine work as a sleep aid and why does Ann Louise Gittleman take more of it in the morning?; VSL #3 sellers found liable for false advertising and awards product inventor more than $18 million in damages. Click HERE for part 1.

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The Deplorable State of Nutrition Science, Part 1
April 2, 2019
Dr. Richard Feinman is one of the deans of the low-carb movement. He is Professor of Cell Biology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where he teaches medical students, and is author of "Nutrition in Crisis: Flawed Studies, Misleading Advice, and the Real Science of Human Metabolism." He takes aim at the deplorable state of nutrition science. Especially problematic are epidemiological studies which draw unwarranted inferences about what people should eat. Feinman challenges the “Diet-Heart Hypothesis” which he says has never been substantiated. He is author of an authoritative review supporting carbohydrate restriction as a means of controlling diabetes. His recent work is on ketogenic diets for cancer. Feinman describes the intense resistance his iconoclastic views have met within the nutrition establishment, but believes that low-carb dieting is engendering a paradigm switch. Click HERE for part 2.

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The Deplorable State of Nutrition Science, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Richard Feinman, author of "Nutrition in Crisis: Flawed Studies, Misleading Advice, and the Real Science of Human Metabolism." Click HERE for part 1.

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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 30, Part 1
April 1, 2019
When consumers of natural medicine visit their doctors, it’s “Don’t ask don’t tell”; Physicians’ limited nutrition training decried in new study; Sleep paralysis explained; Zyrtec withdrawal symptoms keep allergy sufferers hooked; 30% of health reviews under-report side effects of medications, procedures; Alpha lipoic acid for multiple sclerosis; Kids who meet recommended guidelines for sleep, exercise, screen time are rarities; FDA warns breast implants linked to unusual type of lymphoma; Lexapro dependency—if you can’t get off, are there long-term harmful effects? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 30, Part 2

Are claims that “probiotics are dangerous” substantiated? Anti-depressants uniformly cause weight gain; An amino acid that may counter Alzheimer’s, ALS; Phthalates in plastic impair fertility—are they lurking in IV bags, catheters, and other disposable medical devices? Supplements and lifestyle to lower C-reactive protein; A caller attests to reality of Zyrtec withdrawal—how to wean off dependency; Vitamin D helps overcome drug-resistant tuberculosis; Flaxseed may aid metabolism, promote weight loss; Healing with essential oils. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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