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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 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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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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ENCORE: Sleep Disordered Breathing, Part 1
September 5, 2019
Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) may be the overlooked missing link to many maladies including chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches, obesity, anxiety, depression, TMJ, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and even Alzheimer's. In children and adolescents, it may cause Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Michael Gelb, co-author of "Gasp," describes the range of symptoms airway disorders can provoke. Why are they so prevalent? Is it something about our modern lifestyles? Is SDB the same as sleep apnea? How is it diagnosed? Even if you don't snore, could you have airway problems? Who should suspect they might have SDB? Why do airway problems damage the heart and brain? How do they rev up pain pathways? What's their relationship to weight gain? What treatment options exist for patients with SDB? How are their lives transformed? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Sleep Disordered Breathing, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Michael Gelb, co-author of "Gasp," describing the range of symptoms airway disorders can provoke. Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In: Anemia and Dementia
August 23, 2019
Anemia linked to higher odds for dementia in seniors.



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DNA testing: Is it ready for Prime-Time? Part 1
August 15, 2019
Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen, Chief Medical Director of IntellxxDNA, shares her perspective on the genetic testing revolution. What’s the difference between a mutation and a SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism)? How does the IntellxxDNA test differ from, say, 23andMe? Isn’t it potentially scary to find out you have a “bad” gene, like the ApoE4 gene that’s associated with Alzheimer’s Disease risk? Can genetic risk factors be overcome with diet, exercise, and targeted supplements? IntellxxDNA pinpoints obesity genes, genes that predispose to diabetes and heart disease, macular degeneration, autoimmune disorders, thyroid problems and osteoporosis. Certain SNPs predict the likelihood of neurodegenerative diseases when exposed to environmental toxins like mercury and glyphosate. Others may dictate higher requirements for antioxidants, B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin D, and choline. Why is the IntellxxDNA test only available through health practitioners? Some critics say genetic testing is only in its infancy and not yet ready for primetime—is this mistaken? What can genomic testing tell us about remedial strategies for autism? Click HERE for part 2.



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DNA testing: Is it ready for Prime-Time? Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen, Chief Medical Director of IntellxxDNA, who shares her perspective on the genetic testing revolution. Click HERE for part 1.



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