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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 19, Part 1
October 21, 2019
1 in 5 Americans reports debilitating anxiety—magnesium offers natural alternative to medication; Some question “routine” colonoscopies; Do soy supplements prevent—or promote—breast cancer? NAC improves sperm quality; For best birth outcomes—avoid alcohol months before conception; Certain BP meds up risk for suicide; Which choline supplement is best vs. dementia? Mediterranean diet vs. skin cancer; Tomato phytonutrients counter UV skin damage. 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 October 19, Part 2

How the baby food industry hooks toddlers on sugar, salt and fat; “Fruit drinks” for kids often contain little or no fruit and are laden with sugar; Mushrooms vs. prostate cancer; Is it OK for kids to be raised vegan? Supplements vs. dementia; Common bladder medication linked to degenerative eye condition; Alpha lipoic acid and progesterone vs. retinitis pigmentosa; New drugs show promise against macular degeneration; Johnson & Johnson hit with record 8 billion dollar penalty for not revealing side effects of popular anti-psychotic. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 12, Part 2
October 14, 2019
Why downloading Intelligent Medicine podcasts might slow or prevent age-related memory loss; Overkill: Unnecessary radiation for thyroid cancer and excess antibiotics for pneumonia; Nutritional Outrage of the Week: Ben & Jerry’s “vegan” Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough; Probiotics prevent ear infections in kids; The amazing benefits of “post-biotics”; Does a high C-Reactive Protein mean you need to take a statin? Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Exercise to Protect Against Alzheimer’s
October 11, 2019
Fitter bodies make for healthier minds; Can exercise protect against Alzheimer's? Study ties physical activity to slower amyloid-beta related cognitive decline.



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ENCORE: Managing Your Memory, Part 1
October 8, 2019
"Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It." "Why did I walk into this room?” “Where did I put my car keys?” “What’s my ATM password?” Memory problems are among the most common complaints seen in primary care. Harvard neurologist Dr. Andrew Budson is co-author of this practical guide to memory problems: Are we really experiencing an epidemic of dementia or are people just living longer? Do we have unrealistic expectations of our aging brains? When is memory loss normal and when is it a harbinger of dementia? Is Alzheimer’s the only type of memory loss? Can certain drugs produce memory loss? Are concerns over statin use warranted? Can proper diet defend against memory loss? What about exercise? Does research support the efficacy of “brain games”? What role for sleep optimization? Why is it so hard to come up with medicines for memory that have more than just slight, temporary benefits? When is it dementia and when is it depression? Should we all get tested for ApoE4, the “Alzheimer’s gene”? Why research shows that pulling an “all-nighter” is not the best way to study for a test; Simple habits that support memory. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Managing Your Memory, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Harvard neurologist Dr. Andrew Budson, co-author of "Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It." Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 5, Part 2
October 7, 2019
Sugary beverages—even fruit juice and diet drinks—increase diabetes risk. A 71-year-old caller seeks answers for his progressive muscle loss; Teen diet may be key to prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease; High-dose vitamin D doesn’t prompt kidney stones, high blood calcium; Pistachios protect telomeres; Blueberries vs. metabolic syndrome; Bacopa for CFS; Want some plastic microparticles with that tea? Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for September 28, Part 2
September 30, 2019
Lifetime dietary choline supplementation forestalls cognitive decline; Probiotics found to be cost-effective for reducing flu-like respiratory infections; Sulforaphane supplementation curbs prostate cancer aggressiveness, speeds detox of environmental pollutants; Xylitol nasal application eases weaning off addictive nose sprays; Could mitochondrial support offset the deleterious effects of chronic stress? “Fat genes” predispose to obesity—but fruit and vegetable consumption can partially forestall their effects; Alternatives to prostate biopsy for a caller with rising PSA; Is CBD compatible with anxiety meds? Matcha tea combats anxiety. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Nitric Oxide for Heart Health, Part 1
September 24, 2019
Beth Shirley, RPh CCN, Executive Director of the Berkeley Life Scientific Advisory Board, details the numerous health benefits of nitric oxide supplementation. Blood pressure, cognitive health, neuropathy, female and male sexual health are all impacted by nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a vital signaling molecule for our cardiovascular health. It helps to reduce blood pressure and increase oxygen in the blood. It acts as a messenger molecule, telling blood vessels to widen or dilate, and contract or relax. With enough nitric oxide blood vessels can relax and widen allowing blood to flow from and to the heart. We all make nitric oxide in our bodies but, as we age, it starts to diminish. This causes blood vessels to become less elastic which can reduce the flow of oxygenated blood to vital organs. The good news is that this reduction in NO can be reversed through diet, lifestyle or supplementation. Click HERE for part 2.



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Leyla Weighs In: Alzheimer’s and Your Diet
September 20, 2019
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin answers this listener question: "You mentioned in your latest article that we can now add Alzheimer's to the chronic diseases we can attribute to our collective diet. Would you please elaborate?"



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