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Leyla Weighs In: Type 1 Diabetes Prevention
October 6, 2023
Type 1 diabetes prevention in the setting of increasing prevalence of autoimmune conditions.



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ENCORE: Natural Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases, Part 1
August 15, 2023
Autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis are on the rise in Western countries; there are now 72 of them affecting every organ of the body. Dr. Angela Lucterhand, Director of Product and Program Marketing at Ortho Molecular Products, is an expert on natural therapies for autoimmunity. Why the uptick in these diseases in the modern industrialized countries? She outlines the role diet, stress, environmental toxicity, and gut health play in autoimmunity. Elimination of food precipitants is a key to recovery; so, too, is addressing “leaky gut” and restoring balance of the microbiome. Certain supplements address gut integrity, tamp down inflammation, and support the mitochondria. Dr. Lucterhand details a functional medicine roadmap for reversing autoimmunity. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Natural Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Angela Lucterhand, Director of Product and Program Marketing at Ortho Molecular Products and an expert on natural therapies for autoimmunity. Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Everything you ever wanted to know about Low-Dose Naltrexone, Part 1
August 8, 2023
Dr. Pamela Smith joins us to provide an update on LDN, a versatile therapy that delivers a low dose of a commonly prescribed lifesaving medication used to reverse narcotics overdoses. Dr. Smith describes how LDN reboots the immune system and tamps down inflammation, accounting for its ubiquitous applications. A myriad of conditions respond to LDN: autoimmune disorders like inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis; painful conditions like fibromyalgia, many cancers, skin disorders, and infertility, even with applications for stubborn weight gain. The latest research focuses on the role LDN might play to hasten resolution of Long Covid. Dr. Smith’s most recent book, "Max Your Immunity: How to Maximize Your Immune System When You Need It Most" is a timely look at what works to fortify resilience in the face of the pandemic, with an entire chapter devoted to LDN. More information on LDN can be found at LDN Research Trust. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Health Freedom and the Right-To-Choose, Part 1
May 11, 2023
Gretchen DuBeau, Executive Director of the Alliance for Natural Health briefs us on some of the challenges facing the natural health movement. Among these are vaccine choice—the ability of individuals to make rational decisions about the Covid vaccines without fear of stigmatization or reprisal. The vaccines have undeniably saved lives and helped restore the US to normalcy, but some categories of individuals, such as those with autoimmune conditions, the very young, and those who’ve had previous Covid infections, may have reason to forego the vaccine. ANH supports their right to choose without discrimination. Gretchen shares other looming restrictions regulators seek against free access to natural products—familiar things like NAC, methylcobalamin, glutathione, bioidentical hormones, and homeopathic formulas—and how ANH is fighting back on behalf of consumers. Especially troubling are big-tech efforts to censor social media communications about the benefits of natural therapies. ANH is working on legislation to permit truthful claims about supplements. Wherever your right-to-choose is being threatened, ANH is there to defend your access to health modalities that work for you. Go to ANH-USA.org for action alerts! Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Health Freedom and the Right-To-Choose, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Gretchen DuBeau, Executive Director of the Alliance for Natural Health. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for April 8, Part 1: Fish Oil v. Cognitive Decline
April 10, 2023
I made Flava Naturals chocolate brownies for Passover—and they were a hit! Fish oil scores vs. cognitive decline in new study; Is crystal healing legit? Becoming a stool donor can yield big bucks—but few qualify; An epidemic of back pain in young girls is tied to excess screen time; Big Pharma has plans to harness mRNA technology for cancer, autoimmune disease, genetic conditions by 2030—but is it ready for primetime? Survey shows confidence in CDC recommendations varies by party affiliation; Body composition is a strong determinant of risk for severe Covid. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for November 12, Part 2: Autoimmune Diseases and the Microbiome
November 14, 2022
Autoimmune diseases and the microbiome; Fiber may worsen, carnivore diet may help rheumatoid arthritis; The unintended consequences of frequent Covid testing; Bivalent vaccines offer scant advantage over older shots; CBD offers sleep, anxiety benefits; Obesity worsens among military personnel, undermining national security. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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An Integrative Approach to Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, Part 1
October 27, 2022
Integrative rheumatologist Jill Weintraub MD explains how hi-tech medicines can be supported by lifestyle measures—including diet, stress reduction, and specific supplements. She’s the co-author of "Strategies to Treat Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: Everything You Wish Your Doctor Had Told You," where she offers comprehensive recovery plans with patient vignettes. She first details conventional options now available for autoimmunity, including the new biologic drugs. Dr. Weintraub discusses how diet can be deployed to reduce dependency on medications; the Mediterranean, Paleo, and vegan diets have been found helpful, as has intermittent fasting. Supplements like curcumin, omega 3s, and Boswellin may help tamp down inflammation; Adaptogens may counter the effects of stress; and probiotics and “gut-sealers” may address altered intestinal permeability. Androgens—especially DHEA—have proven helpful in lupus. A particular focus for Dr. Weintraub is patients who have signs of autoimmune susceptibility prior to formal diagnosis, who are ideal candidates for early intervention with natural modalities to forestall the development of full-blown disease. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for October 1, Part 2: Vitamin D vs. Dementia
October 3, 2022
Why calcium alone is not enough for osteoporosis; Dairy and heart disease risk—it depends on what type; Dogs can literally smell owners’ stress; The link between aluminum in vaccines and childhood asthma; Harnessing the health benefits of cold; Folic acid vs. suicide; Vitamin D vs. dementia, autoimmune disease and premature death; Urolithin A vs. osteoarthritis; Ashwagandha for mood. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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