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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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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Autism Risk
July 31, 2019
Nicotinamide Riboside may be beneficial for ALS; Exposure to solvents during pregnancy increases risk of autism; Fruit and veggie pills to cure your ills?; What is the difference between whey protein isolate and regular whey protein? Which is best for immunity and muscle building? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 22, Part 2
June 24, 2019
Probiotics containing soil-based organisms (SBOs) might pose hazards; Athletes THINK they know more about supplements and nutrition than they do; A caller wonders what’s up with the white spot in the back of his throat; A controversial start-up offers “vampire blood” as a pricey anti-aging treatment; Fecal transplants can be dangerous; Viral FB posts urge parents of autistic kids to try the “bleach cure”; Spending 2 hours per week in nature associated with health and mood benefits; Study reveals why antibiotics may not be the cure for persistent Lyme Disease; Those popular sleep trackers may give you “orthosomnia”; Low vitamin K linked to reduced mobility with aging. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 13, Part 1
April 15, 2019
Resistance training, swimming, and tennis fight aging; Does Stevia counteract Lyme Disease? Blueberries for blood pressure; Pomegranate juice for slowing memory decline. “PharmaBro” continues to direct his pharmaceutical empire from prison; Doc sends robot into ICU to inform patient he’s dying; Low-carb diets linked to atrial fibrillation—Really?? Pregnant women can slash their kids’ autism risk by taking a prenatal multi. 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 March 9, Part 1
March 11, 2019
Resistance training, swimming, and tennis fight aging; Does Stevia counteract Lyme Disease? Blueberries for blood pressure; Pomegranate juice for slowing memory decline. “PharmaBro” continues to direct his pharmaceutical empire from prison; Doc sends robot into ICU to inform patient he’s dying; Low-carb diets linked to atrial fibrillation—Really?? Pregnant women can slash their kids’ autism risk by taking a prenatal multi. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: The Benefits of Vitamin D for Autistic Children
July 27, 2018
Cysteine ameliorates allergic inflammatory reactions by suppressing TSLP in human mast cells; Clonal Hematopoiesis and risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease; L-carnitine and vitamin C protects kidneys from cancer treatment; Vitamin K2 may help glycemic control; Landmark trial shows vitamin D helps autistic children.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 21, Part 2
July 23, 2018
A cardiologist argues “Carbohydrates are killing us”; What did stone agers really eat? Research reveals high-fat diet, but early adoption of grains; Supplements for pregnancy; Mothers’ microbiome impacts risk for kids’ autism; Does NT Factor combat medication-induced fatigue in patients taking heart drugs? Doctors give patients only 11 seconds to explain reason for visit before interrupting them; Beef jerky and processed meat associated with manic episodes; What vaccination schedule for kids? What’s the role of the amino acid l-threonine? Buy-out regret: owners of small vitamin companies rue their decision to be acquired by big conglomerates; Watching food shows may prompt 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, Part 2
February 7, 2018
I'm a 72-year-old male recently diagnosed with diverticulitis, what can I do to minimize my chances of recurrence? My wife is 12 weeks pregnant and found to have very high levels of B12 which are claimed by some to be associated with autism, should she stop taking her multi? My 40-year-old daughter-in-law needs to have gallbladder surgery, what protocols do you recommend so she can heal faster afterward? Click HERE for part 1.



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The Many Exciting Benefits of Sulforaphane, Part 1
August 29, 2017
Sulforaphane is one of the most exciting nutrients in the integrative medicine armamentarium, harnessing the chemo-preventive benefits of cruciferous vegetables. It is no mere passing fad—its value is substantiated by numerous scientific studies. Today we talk to an expert on sulforaphane, Dr. David Haase, Chief Medical and Innovation Director for XYMOGEN, a maker of high-quality nutraceuticals dispensed by health professionals. Sulforaphane is chemopreventive; it has exhibited activity against a wide range of cancers. In addition, it is neuroprotective; it may slow neurodegenerative processes in the brain, hence its application to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, and even autism, where a recent study showed it improved speech and behavior. Animal research suggests it might even be an adjunct to weight loss. And it is a strong detoxifier, which explains its role in ameliorating allergies. How best to harness the benefits of sulforaphane from food? What if you can't stand the taste of cruciferous vegetables? Will supplements deliver equivalent sulforaphane benefits? What supplements are backed by research? Is there a danger of suppressing thyroid function due to goitrogenic effects of compounds in cruciferous vegetables? Sulforaphane and Sulforaphane ES are now available online from Dr. Hoffman's supplement store at Fullscript. Click HERE for part 2.



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How to Prevent Autism, Part 1
August 24, 2017
"How to Prevent Autism: Expert Advice from Medical Professionals." Who better than the mother of an autistic child to write a book detailing present knowledge about prevention and treatment of autism? Interviewing eight top health professionals, Dana Berger explains how vaccines, environmental toxins, nutritional deficiencies, genetic susceptibility, food intolerances, and microbiome disruption create a perfect storm for the neuroinflammation that results in autistic behaviors. Why is autism reaching epidemic proportions in industrialized countries? How do MTHFR variants set the stage for autism? How did helminth therapy--with live worms!--help Dara's child? Why do GMO foods contribute to autism risk? Why should vaccines not be dismissed as innocuous? How can parents prepare to optimize pregnancy outcomes? What supplements are crucial? How can the Specific Carbohydrate Diet help? Berger's previews her next project: a comprehensive documentary on natural treatment for autism and childhood developmental disorders. Click HERE for part 2.



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