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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio for March 25, Part 1: Damar Hamlin
March 27, 2023
Stricken Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin—could supplements have played a role in his recovery strategy? What obstacles might he encounter in his rehabilitation—and could his near-death experience ultimately have a POSITIVE effect on him? Was his cardiac arrest related to the vaccine? When gum pain may not be a symptom of a dental problem; New Alzheimer drug nears approval—boon or bane? Promising nasal Covid vaccine fails crucial test. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio for March 25, Part 2: Breakthrough Obesity Drugs

Can Covid cause hair loss? Breakthrough obesity drugs work—but are pricey and come with side effects; Caller experiences headaches from whey protein; Melatonin improves sleep in autistic children; Probiotics for sleep apnea? Learning piano in late life improves cognition and mood; The toll of Covid lockdowns on elderly brains; Should doctors warn patients about downsides of Medicare Advantage plans? High optimism propels women to longevity. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Menopause
March 22, 2023
Medical interventions as we age; Do you recommend evening primrose oil for menopause? Particularly, sleep, anxiety, and skin aging?; The benefits of GLA. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for March 18, Part 1: Spring Allergies
March 20, 2023
New study says most prostate cancer patients survive as well with watchful waiting as with radiation, surgery; Vitamins/supplements for spring allergies; What to do about high lp(a); Do seed implants for prostate cancer minimize side effects? PEA—a novel cannabinoid—may help fend off neurodegenerative diseases; Soccer players who head balls have higher incidence of dementia; Even patients on statins need more attention to inflammation; Hs-CRP—why you should be tested for it, and how to lower it. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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The Heart and Brain Supportive Effects of Cocoa, Part 1
March 16, 2023
Chocolate joins the pantheon of functional foods like tea, berries, and coffee. Alan Frost, founder of Flava Naturals performance dark chocolate, details cocoa flavanols' cognitive, cardiovascular, and exercise performance benefits. He discusses the new FDA-qualified claim on cocoa flavanols and the prevention of cardiovascular disease, and recent food guidelines from the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 500mg of flavanols daily for improved cardiovascular outcomes. He also addresses ConsumerLab.com data on cadmium and lead in common chocolate brands and how Flava Naturals' manufacturing mitigates those risks. It’s all about bean selection and proper processing. Flava Naturals delivers 5-9 times the flavanols of an average dark chocolate bar, with minimal sugar content. Learn about the science behind this remarkable functional food. Click HERE for part 2.



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The Heart and Brain Supportive Effects of Cocoa, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Alan Frost, founder of Flava Naturals. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for March 11, Part 1: Inflammation
March 13, 2023
Daylight Savings Time—the medical rationale for keeping it or ditching it; Diabetes and arthritis—it’s a two-way street; Nutraceuticals that quench inflammation; Sketchy websites dispense obesity drugs as new side effects emerge; Curcumin may trim body fat; EAT Lancet diet plan for staving off climate change may skimp on key nutrients. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for March 11, Part 2: Coconut Oil

Anthocyanins for athletic performance and blood sugar control; The debate over the healthfulness of coconut oil; If 10,000 steps/day” not attainable, every 500 steps will suffice to reduce cardio risk; “MIND” diet averts Alzheimer’s brain changes; Survey reveals parents jump the gun on medicating kids’ fevers; Field of nightmares—artificial turf chemicals implicated in brain cancer in MLB players; No, long-distance running won’t wear out your knees. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Achieving Age-Defying Athletic Performance, Part 1
March 9, 2023
Dr. David Minkoff is an integrative physician, and at 72, a champion amateur athlete, training this season for his 44th full Ironman Triathlon. He relates the story of his career transformation from conventional medicine to the founding of Lifeworks Wellness Center in 1997 after his wife developed a debilitating illness that eluded medical diagnosis. It turned out she had mercury toxicity, and detoxification alleviated her symptoms. That decisive event launched Dr. Minkoff’s investigation of alternative methodologies. He attributes his age-defying athletic performance to careful nutrition—he follows a very low carb diet and monitors his blood sugar with a continuous glucose monitor. He uses an Oura ring too monitor his physiologic state, and budgets time for adequate sleep and recovery. He’s also a proponent of amino acid supplementation and has formulated his own performance-enhancing formula, PerfectAmino. Dr. Minkoff also takes an array of nutritional supplements. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Achieving Age-Defying Athletic Performance, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. David Minkoff, integrative physician and champion amateur athlete, Click HERE for part 1.



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