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Fending Off Neurodegenerative Diseases, Part 1
February 14, 2019
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 February 9, Part 2
February 11, 2019
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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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 2, Part 1
February 4, 2019
Cancer researchers announce breakthrough, predict “cure” in 1 year—really? Is DHEA good for diabetics? Natural progesterone for fibroids? Is the TURP procedure the best treatment for an enlarged prostate? Sleep deprivation a potent risk factor for Alzheimer’s—so, too, is periodontal disease; The Super Bowl marijuana ad that CBS refused to air, as players clamor for access to cannabis to ease pain of chronic injuries; Exercise does help you lose weight—by encouraging better eating habits. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Natural Treatment of Neurological Disorders, Part 1
January 3, 2019
Dr. Sidney Kurn, co-author of "Herbs and Nutrients for Neurological Disorders," details natural treatment strategies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, and seizures. A veteran neurologist, Dr. Kurn contends that shared mechanisms underlie many neurodegenerative diseases: mitochondrial dysfunction, disruption of the microbiome, free radicals, neuro-excitation, nutrient insufficiencies, environmental toxicity, and genetics. What’s the role for marijuana compounds in alleviating neurodegeneration? How are heavy metals implicated? Why are organic foods preferable? What role for supplements like ubiquinol, inosine, B vitamins, antioxidants, Mucuna pruriens, curcumin, resveratrol, huperzine, acetyl-l-carnitine, Omega 3s, magnesium taurate, nicotinamide riboside, ginkgo biloba and PQQ? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Natural Treatment of Neurological Disorders, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Sidney Kurn, co-author of "Herbs and Nutrients for Neurological Disorders." Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 15, Part 2
December 17, 2018
Curcumin proven to slow Alzheimer’s brain changes; Can stress make asthma worse? Nut consumption improves sperm quality; Eat more fish to increase success rate of fertility treatments; DHA-rich fish supplements curb premature births; An antioxidant-rich diet reduces heart, cancer, and overall deaths; Physical activity in the evening doesn’t impair sleep quality; Why Americans are increasingly broke and overweight; Physical activity curbs Parkinson’s Disease incidence; Type 2 diabetics told to curtail excess finger-sticking—good idea? Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: High Fat Dairy
December 14, 2018
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin tackles 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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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
December 12, 2018
My 15-year-old grandson with terrible acne can't tolerate fruit. Is there a way he can eat fruit?; Do saturated fats increase the risk of Alzheimer's? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 8, Part 2
December 10, 2018
A new scan may soon revolutionize screening for osteoporosis; Solutions for adrenal fatigue in multiple myeloma; Sweetened drinks—but not fresh fruit—may hike risk for diabetes; Is Miacalcin nasal spray a viable treatment for bone loss? Fruits, vegetables forestall memory loss in men; Does saturated fat consumption increase the risk for Alzheimer’s? Vitamin D may get you discharged from the hospital sooner; Nestles tests new probiotic that promises to combat dandruff. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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How to Prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 1
December 4, 2018
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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