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ENCORE: A Revolution In Our Understanding of Vitamin D, Part 1
October 12, 2021
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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ENCORE: A Revolution In Our Understanding of Vitamin D, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. John Cannell, founder and CEO of the Vitamin D Research Council. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for August 7, Part 1
August 9, 2021
Eradicating Covid—is it a realistic goal? Why we shouldn’t get too crazy about the Delta variant; Is the debate really over about whether previously infected need to vaccinate? “Long Covid” uncommon among kids; Does fish oil cause—or prevent—heart arrhythmias? Are sufferers of autoimmune disorders at risk of a flare with the vaccine? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Fibromyalgia
August 6, 2021
Fibromyalgia is likely the result of autoimmune problems.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Ovaries and Heart Disease
July 28, 2021
What foods must I avoid with Shingles and how can I hasten its resolution?; My 79-year-old mother-in-law was prescribed Alendronate for osteoporosis? Could she take supplements instead to avoid the side effects?; I already had covid and have antibodies so why do I have to get vaccinated with something that hasn't been tested enough to be safe?; Is it a cause for concern that the covid vaccine migrates away from the injection site? Aren't injected drugs meant to travel throughout the body?; I tested positive for covid antibodies but what do the numbers really mean?; Don't ovaries confer benefits with regard to heart disease and bone health for five years after menopause?; I take a lot of supplements for breast cancer. Can I add NAD or is it dangerous?; What is the best way to re-establish the microbiome after a colonoscopy? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 17, Part 2
July 19, 2021
Physician organization cites legal barriers to implementation of door-to-door vaccine canvassing; Ultra-processed foods hike risk for colitis/Crohn's; Turmeric compound protects against Parkinson's; Cruelty-free pate de foie gras grown in test tubes; Plant-based meat substitutes lack critical nutrients; A listener seeks vaccine advice. 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 July 10, Part 2
July 12, 2021
Eat the Southern Diet--drop dead! Omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart disease; Bee venom for Parkinson's Disease; Could there be glyphosate in your organic hummus? Rethinking Ivermectin for Covid; Study demonstrates how masks impair CO2 exchange in kids; What form of CBD is best for sleep--gummies, tinctures, or pills? Aged Garlic Extract for periodontal disease; Low FODMAPs diet for diarrhea. 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 July 3, Part 2
July 5, 2021
Discount stores often sell products with hazardous chemicals; "Food deserts" perpetuate inequality; New study of studies exonerates saturated fat, doubles-down on trans-fats risks; Inactivity drives 1 in 14 deaths—but beware of post-exercise munchies; DHEA for osteoporosis; Natural support for autoimmune hepatitis; Chronic sinusitis sufferers show decreased brain activity on functional MRI; Toxic environmental chemical exposures drive up rates of Parkinson’s Disease; The pandemic has triggered an online gambling crisis; Carotenoids reduce breast cancer risk even for high-risk women. 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 1: Pomegranate Power!
July 1, 2021
Pomegranate Power!; I have concerns about the covid vaccine and autoimmunity. Are there any trials being done including those with autoimmunity?; What about vaccine trials and MS patients? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Ozone Therapy, Part 1
June 30, 2021
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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