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ENCORE: Fending Off Neurodegenerative Diseases, Part 1
January 27, 2021
Board-certified neurologist, Dr. Phillipe Douyon, creator of the BrainFit™️ app, joins us to talk about ways to support brain health and fend off neurodegenerative disease. We needn’t be resigned to progressive loss of brain function with aging, because new findings about neuroplasticity reveal that the brain can remodel and rejuvenate itself, actually regenerating brain cells and neural circuits. Dr. Douyon reveals why, with the limited success of drugs for conditions like Parkinson’s and ALS, we need to invoke a comprehensive lifestyle program to address brain health. This comprises sleep, stress reduction, exercise, social connection, avoidance of toxins, and diet. Even poor dental hygiene may influence brain health. Among the supplements that are helpful are fish oil, curcumin, B vitamins and antioxidants like alpha lipoic acid. Dr. Douyon, who specializes in the treatment of epilepsy reveals the role of ketogenic diets in patients who don’t respond to conventional treatment? Are refined carbs and gluten really potentially harmful to the brain? What role for the microbiome in brain health? Which drugs are memory robbers? Can statins have harmful effects on the brain? Try Dr. Douyon’s BrainFit™️ app by clicking HERE. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 23, Part 2
January 25, 2021
How long will the vax confer protection? Can you pick up Covid from surfaces? If you’ve had Covid, should you still take the vaccine? Should you be checking your blood oxygen daily amidst the pandemic? Suggestions for a stubborn, painful sinus condition; Is there such a thing as too much exercise? Exercise promotes muscles to repair themselves; Fish oil and nicotinamide riboside for muscle soreness; Can a daily nap forestall dementia? Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: The Latest Advances in Facial and Hair Rejuvenation, Part 1
January 21, 2021
Dr. Gary Linkov, board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon, weighs in on the latest advances in facial and hair rejuvenation. What type of education and training does a plastic surgeon need to undergo? What other types of doctors do cosmetic procedures—and why choose a plastic surgeon? How has Dr. Linkov augmented his aesthetic sense by studying portraiture and sculpture? How to spot psychological red flags in candidates for plastic surgery? Short of scalpel procedures under anesthesia, what more conservative rejuvenative options are available to patients? What procedures are used for hair restoration? How do men’s hair problems differ from women’s and dictate different approaches? How to avert the “corn-row” appearance of traditional hair transplants? What role for PRP in hair restoration? In the future will stem cells revolutionize baldness treatments? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: The Latest Advances in Facial and Hair Rejuvenation, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Gary Linkov, board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 16, Part 2
January 18, 2021
Weight vests work for weight loss; Is Covid responsible for increasing rates of high blood pressure? Nutritional prevention for skin cancer; Is it safe to drink rainwater or snowmelt? Diet for GERD; Ditch sugar for Barrett’s esophagus; Breast-feeding women threaten their babies’ brain development if they consume too many sodas/fruit drinks; Fruit and vegetable intake curbs frailty in seniors; Yogurt consumption protects against colon cancer; Selenium needs to be part of an effective antioxidant formula; Low-carb diet scores vs. type 2 diabetes; Metformin reduces severity of Covid-19. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Immune Aging
January 15, 2021
The impact of aging on innate and adaptive immunity.



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ENCORE: Leyla Weighs In: Maintaining Your Independence
January 1, 2021
Protein intake may help elderly maintain independence, study says; The importance of physical activity and protein intake in preserving lean body mass.



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ENCORE: How to Prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 1
December 29, 2020
Psychopharmacologist Dr. Timothy Jennings shares a broad array of strategies for averting mental decline in his book, "The Aging Brain." To what extent is dementia pre-ordained by our genes? Can we overcome our genetic predispositions? What roles for exercise, sleep, stress reduction? What evidence supports lifetime learning? What medications rob memory? What type of diet has been shown to stave off brain deterioration? Are there “brain foods”? What supplements have memory protective effects? Does hormone replacement help? Is there scientific evidence to support the benefits of spirituality? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: How to Prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Psychopharmacologist Dr. Timothy Jennings. Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 26, Part 2
December 28, 2020
Phosphatidylcholine and vitamin D vs. dementia; How could it be that a superbly-trained marathoner still develops hypertension? DMSO for inflamed Achilles’ tendons; What to do for a low white blood cell count? Surprise billing for colonoscopies; Could excess B12 be causing your adult acne? Top US nutritionists call for rescinding limits on saturated fat; Positive outlook predicts less memory decline. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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