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ENCORE: Are mushrooms a “brain food”? Part 2
December 31, 2019
Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Robert Beelman, Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Director of the Penn State Center for Plant and Mushroom Products for Health. Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 28, Part 1
December 30, 2019
Alzheimer’s rate to double in 20 years; Trans-fats hike risk of dementia—by 75%! Vitamin D confers protection against Alzheimer’s in new study; New “breakthrough” Alzheimer’s drug—is it likely to pan out? Landmark study validates targeted lifestyle interventions, supplements for dementia reversal; America’s fast-food chains get poor grades for antibiotic-laced fare. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 28, Part 2

High-intensity interval training restores memory in seniors; Can alcohol trigger arthritis? Omega 3 consumption counteracts genetic susceptibility to obesity; Meshima mushroom demonstrates strong activity vs. breast cancer; Aged Garlic Extract shown to promote micro-circulation, may speed wound healing in diabetics; What is giant cell arteritis? Amazon lax on counterfeit supplements offered by shady 3rd party vendors; Proximity to fast food eateries tracks with kids’ obesity in NYC boroughs; Exposure to chemicals in plastic fosters children’s weight gain. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Q&A with Leyla Christmas Edition, Part 2: Food Intolerances
December 25, 2019
My 5-year-old son has multiple food intolerances, asthma, eczema, and now bed-wetting. Help!; What do you think of the hCG diet? Would you advise it or do you think it's dangerous?; After Verticle Sleeve Gastrectomy, I've regained the weight! Would low carb dieting and intermittent fasting help me?; I'm APOE 4/4. Where do I go from here? Is Alzheimer's a certainty for me? Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 14, Part 2
December 16, 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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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Trials using ultrasound to treat Alzheimer’s disease?
December 11, 2019
I want to try citrus bergamot for my cholesterol. Are there any long-term harmful side effects?; Could you discuss Exosome therapy as a replacement and/or adjunct for stem cell therapy?; Are there any doctors in the MN area that treat leaky gut and histamine?; Do I have high or low stored copper? How can I assess if I have a deficiency or overload?; What do you think of the trials using ultrasound to treat Alzheimer's disease?; My friend had Shingles last July and while the rash has cleared, the pain is excruciating. Any recommendations? Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In: Dementia
November 22, 2019
Serum elaidic acid concentration and risk of dementia; The importance of Lutein.



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ENCORE: Reversal of Cognitive Decline, Part 1
November 19, 2019
Dr. Dale Bredesen is a board-certified neurologist who is author of a landmark paper entitled: “Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program.” He is founding president of the Buck Institute where world-class scientists tackle age-related problems. Dr. Bredesen is spear-heading research of a comprehensive program for reversing symptoms of dementia with lifestyle modification, supplements, diet, bio-identical hormones, and detoxification. A huge problem looms as millions of aging Baby Boomers become candidates for Alzheimer’s: for those without the ApoE4 allele, the risk is 9%; with one of two alleles, it soars to 30%; and with a “double-hit” of ApoE4 the risk becomes 90%. Dr. Bredesen is critical of the current “magic bullet” approach to development of Alzheimer’s drugs. While not discounting their potential, he believes the problem is so multi-faceted that it will require attention to numerous modifiable risk factors. “Normal” levels of B12, homocysteine, vitamin D, insulin, and C-reactive protein may not be optimal for prevention of cognitive decline. Adequate sleep, stress reduction, and exercise are lifestyle approaches that need to be deployed aggressively to counter memory loss. Promising supplements include resveratrol, DHA, Lion’s Mane, Bacopa, Ashwaganda, acetyl-l-carnitine, curcumin, citicholine, and nicotinamide riboside. Attention must be given to hormones, especially testosterone and pregnenolone which can be neuro-protective. Heavy metals like iron, mercury, lead and cadmium are implicated in some cases of cognitive decline. When it comes to diet, some controversy remains, but the ideal food program should target insulin resistance and inflammation. To this end, ketogenic diets, plant-based nutrition, gluten-avoidance and intermittent fasting show promise. Dr. Bredesen has demonstrated that cognitive decline CAN be reversed with a multi-factorial approach; if inaugurated early enough, patients can experience dramatic recovery of functionality. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Reversal of Cognitive Decline, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Dale Bredesen, board-certified neurologist who is author of a landmark paper entitled: “Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program.” Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 16, Part 2
November 18, 2019
China introduces its first Alzheimer’s drug—and its made from seaweed; What’s with claims of “enhanced absorption” by various supplement brands? Avocados fight diabetes—now researchers have discovered the active ingredient and plan to market it; Banning workplace sales of sugary beverages slashes consumption, trims waistlines; Investigators link vitamin E acetate in vaping products to lung harms—but new research suggests ALL e-cigarettes compromise heart function; Top scientists decry state of nutrition research; Start early to fend off Alzheimer’s; Coffee feeds your microbiome; Stress depletes your dopamine, setting stage for depression and addiction; It’s true: depression linked to diet. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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