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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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ENCORE: Leyla Weighs In: High Fat Dairy
December 25, 2020
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin answers this listener question: I know you prefer high-fat dairy products. Can you comment on the study that shows that rates of Alzheimer's disease are rising everywhere people eat a lot of meat, sweets, and high-fat dairy products?

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 12, Part 1
December 14, 2020
The vaccines are coming—a remarkable achievement; But questions remain: Will there be side effects? How effective will they really be? What if you’ve already had Covid? Will there be a “universal mandate”? A caller wants to know if they’ll be ineligible for the vaccine because of the medication they’re on; Is cheese really a super brain food? A healthy body composition in middle age makes it likely you’ll live to 90 and beyond—but over 73% of Americans are now overweight or obese. 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 December 12, Part 2

Melatonin is more than just a sleep aid—it may boost memory; How much calcium and vitamin D for seniors? Natural treatments for hand pain; Are there natural alternatives to blood pressure medication? Magnesium is an essential co-factor for vitamin D, and plays an under-appreciated role in immunity; Gum infections hasten metabolic syndrome; Test your heart by timing your stair-climbing; Moms’ intake of fish boosts babies’ cognitive scores. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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ENCORE: The Key to Many Diseases as Well as the Aging Process, Part 1
December 10, 2020
Naturopathic physician Dr. Lee Know, author of "Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine: The Key to Understanding Disease, Chronic Illness, Aging, and Life Itself," shares extensive research on the centrality of the mitochondria to many diseases as well as to the aging process. The mitochondria are the energy powerhouses of the cell. How does the origin of mitochondria billions of years ago shed light on why antibiotics disrupt our metabolic machinery? Why do we inherit energy metabolism from our mothers? What causes mitochondrial dysfunction? What role for toxins? Diet? Energy-depleting medications? What’s the “Exercise Paradox” and how does it relate to mitochondrial function? What medical conditions are caused by faulty mitochondria? Why is diabetes not just a sugar disorder, but rather an energetic failure? What does mitochondrial insufficiency do to the brain? How are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia related to mitochondrial function? What’s the optimal diet for mitochondrial support? What supplements have been demonstrated to revive flagging mitochondria? Do cannabinoids show potential in regulating mitochondria? Click HERE for part 2.

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ENCORE: The Key to Many Diseases as Well as the Aging Process, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Lee Know, author of "Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine: The Key to Understanding Disease, Chronic Illness, Aging, and Life Itself." Click HERE for part 1.

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