Autoimmune Diseases

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ENCORE: “The Autoimmune Solution,” Part 1
July 25, 2019
Dr. Hoffman welcomes Dr. Amy Myers, author of "The Autoimmune Solution" and "The Thyroid Connection." Dr. Myers recounts her own struggles with Graves' Disease; What were the antecedents that caused her to develop this autoimmune thyroid disorder? How prevalent is autoimmunity? Why is it reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S.? Dr. Myers discusses how diet, leaky gut syndrome, toxins, infections, and stress combine to create a "perfect storm" for autoimmunity. What supplements work for autoimmunity? Is the Paleo Diet the best route to recovery? Why are beans and gluten considered no-no's for patients with autoimmunity? How do you heal the gut? Why is taking synthetic thyroid medication not enough for some patients? What role for iodine? Vitamin D? Is coconut oil beneficial? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: “The Autoimmune Solution,” Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Amy Myers, author of "The Autoimmune Solution" and "The Thyroid Connection." Click HERE for part 1.



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Ozone Therapy, Part 1
April 9, 2019
Ozone therapy is considered one of the more exotic modalities of Integrative Medicine, but today’s guest, Dr. Isadora Guggenheim (www.secondnaturecare.com) brings scientific rigor to its application to a variety of conditions. Guggenheim is a naturopathic physician (ND), as well as an RN and nutritionist. What’s the history of ozone therapy? How does it work? How can we reconcile its healing properties with concerns about ozone as a cause of respiratory injury? Doesn’t it generate free radicals when introduced into the body? Guggenheim explains the seeming paradox by marshaling evidence that medical ozone revs the body’s antioxidant defenses; ozone is a potent disinfectant, combatting viruses, bacteria and fungi alike. It also selectively targets cancer cells while sparing healthy cells. Athletes use ozone to boost performance; many patients attest to ozone’s energizing and mood-enhancing effects. What are the various ways ozone can be administered? What conditions respond to ozone? Does research support its safety and effectiveness? On a separate note, Guggenheim describes laser vaginal rejuvenation—The Mona Lisa Touch procedure—as an alternative to hormones for vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. Click HERE for part 2.



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Ozone Therapy, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Isadora Guggenheim about medical ozone therapy and its application to a variety of conditions. Click HERE for part 1.



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A Revolution in the Diagnosis and Treatment of GI Disorders, Part 1
April 4, 2019
SIBO—small intestine bacterial overgrowth—is a concept that has revolutionized our diagnosis and treatment of common GI disorders, especially IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Gary Stapleton, founder and director of Aerodiagnostic Labs, is a leading authority on the performance and interpretation of testing for SIBO. What is SIBO? Who might suspect they have it? SIBO manifestations go way beyond just gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, cramps, bloating and constipation; SIBO often is an underlying cause of autoimmune disorders and even brain fog, depression, anxiety and fatigue. Why test? What’s the principal behind breath testing? How does detection of various gases guide therapeutic decisions and increase treatment success? Are there alternatives to drugs for treatment of SIBO? What can go wrong with breath testing? Improper patient prepping, imprecise collection, poorly calibrated testing machinery, and inexperienced interpretation can confuse the diagnosis. Stapleton outlines the extraordinary steps Aerodiagnostics takes to assure quality control. Breath testing can also be used to pinpoint diagnoses of lactose, fructose or sucrose intolerance. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 23, Part 2
March 25, 2019
EBT heart scan with calcium scoring for early detection of heart disease; That health app you’re using may sell your private medical info to shady 3rd parties; Sorry, cannabis is bad for teenagers’ brains; Breast implants under federal review over cancer, autoimmune concerns; Nuts support cognitive health; Natural solutions for GAD (generalized anxiety disorder); Just telling patients to “lose weight and exercise” doesn’t work; Reused cooking oil—used to make restaurant fried foods—found to be potent breast cancer promoter. 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 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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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: The Salad and Salmon Diet
March 6, 2019
Do you still recommend the Salad and Salmon Diet to your patients?; What are your thoughts on laser hair removal. Is it safe?; I've read claims that liposomal delivery of vitamin C is better than regular vitamin C. Can you weigh in on this?; What type of magnesium would you recommend to a 74-year-old male with heart disease?; Which magnesium formulation would you recommend to a 73-year-old female with autoimmune disease and osteopenia? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 22, Part 1
December 24, 2018
Christmas cards glorify holiday drinking—even as legendary reveler Keith Richards embraces sobriety; Vitamin B3 for skin cancer prevention; Diet matters in autoimmunity—the secret may be a certain type of fiber; A simple obesity fix—remove sweets from checkout aisles; Get adequate sleep to forestall junk food cravings; Is nutritional yeast OK for people with Candida? Fixing trigger finger; CT scan reveals “severe coronary artery calcification”—what to do? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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A Revolution In Our Understanding of Vitamin D, Part 1
October 11, 2018
The latest installment in our free-ranging discussions about vitamin D with Dr. John Cannell, founder and CEO of the Vitamin D Research Council. The “elephant in the room”: skeptics have lately pushed back on the efficacy of vitamin D and impugned the motives of top vitamin D researcher Michael Holick MD. Sounds “too good to be true”—-how could vitamin D be so beneficial for such a myriad of conditions? What are the autoimmune benefits of vitamin D? What are the latest findings linking low D levels to breast cancer risk? Is oral vitamin D supplementation equivalent to getting it the natural way—via the sun? What are optimal levels of D? Why is it that individuals require such different levels of supplementation? What about D in pregnancy? For athletic performance? For fending off colds and flus? For diabetes? For autism? Are certain formulations of D superior to others? Click HERE for part 2.



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