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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 15, Part 2
June 17, 2019
Expensive biologic meds for arthritis, colitis, psoriasis linked to 34,000 deaths; UK’s health watchdogs unjustifiably ration needed cataract surgeries; Learning a language makes your brain grow; Lowering cholesterol too drastically may damage diabetics’ nerves; America is too dependent on China for its drugs; Ashwagandha for osteoporosis; Exercise is beneficial even in short bouts, and sitting isn’t “the new smoking”; Eat nuts during pregnancy to make your kids smarter. 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 May 18, Part 2
May 20, 2019
Psychobiotics: Leveraging diet and probiotics to alleviate anxiety; New doctors’ long hours and stressful working conditions found to age their DNA 6 times faster than normal; Atrantil for IBS relief; A caller wants to know if its necessary to take the Hep B shot; Widely used class of “safe” pesticides found to pose environmental hazards; Drinking too much fruit juice linked to premature death; Increase brain bleed hazard suggests routine use of aspirin may be too risky for some. 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 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 2, Part 1
March 4, 2019
Is the Keto craze crushing Weight Watchers stock value? Are statins mandatory after a stroke or TIA? Judge muzzles plaintiff’s attorney in landmark Roundup trial; Hospital patients demand quiet to facilitate recovery; Does your blood type predict how much grey matter your aging brain will retain? Mothers’ vitamin D levels predict their offsprings’ muscle strength; Solutions for winter allergies; Supplements for osteoporosis. 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 February 23, Part 2
February 25, 2019
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract shown to reduce periodontal disease, gingivitis; Take your microbiome for a run—but consider the low FODMAP diet if you suffer GI distress during exercise; Persistent dizziness, headaches after a concussion; Health benefits of monolaurin; “Watchful waiting” for prostate cancer gains traction; Triclosan in deodorant soaps, hand wipes, mouthwash, toothpaste and other consumer products promotes antibiotic-resistant bacteria; Nuts vs. pancreatic cancer; Berberine’s powerful cholesterol-lowering effects. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Fending Off Neurodegenerative Diseases, Part 1
February 14, 2019
Board-certified neurologist, Dr. Phillipe Douyon, creator of the BrainFit™️ app, joins us to talk about ways to support brain health and fend off neurodegenerative disease. We needn’t be resigned to progressive loss of brain function with aging, because new findings about neuroplasticity reveal that the brain can remodel and rejuvenate itself, actually regenerating brain cells and neural circuits. Dr. Douyon reveals why, with the limited success of drugs for conditions like Parkinson’s and ALS, we need to invoke a comprehensive lifestyle program to address brain health. This comprises sleep, stress reduction, exercise, social connection, avoidance of toxins, and diet. Even poor dental hygiene may influence brain health. Among the supplements that are helpful are fish oil, curcumin, B vitamins and antioxidants like alpha lipoic acid. Dr. Douyon, who specializes in the treatment of epilepsy reveals the role of ketogenic diets in patients who don’t respond to conventional treatment? Are refined carbs and gluten really potentially harmful to the brain? What role for the microbiome in brain health? Which drugs are memory robbers? Can statins have harmful effects on the brain? Try Dr. Douyon’s BrainFit™️ app by clicking HERE. Click HERE for part 2.



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Fending Off Neurodegenerative Diseases, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with board-certified neurologist, Dr. Phillipe Douyon, creator of the BrainFit™️ app. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 26, Part 1
January 28, 2019
Stemming the epidemic of childhood leukemia—with probiotics? A yoga retreat ends tragically for a Virginia woman after a seemingly minor dog bite; Alternatives to prescription blood thinners for atrial fibrillation; Are fake supplements rampant? Is the heart condition IHSS amenable to natural therapies? Birth month may increase risk for ADHD; Candida fungus may set stage for brain inflammation implicated in Alzheimer’s; Keto supplements may support brain even without stringent carb restriction; Coffee vs. Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy body dementia; Hormone replacement curbs knee pain; Which is a better anti-inflammatory—EPA or DHA? 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 1
December 26, 2018
CBD inhibits signaling of invasive breast cancer. "Thanks to your advice, I've had great improvement in my symptoms!" "According to my colonoscopy, I have "small pockets". My doctor said to eat more fiber but to avoid seeds, nuts, and my favorite foods." I'm 34-years-old and after taking lamotrigine and oral contraceptives, I have memory and cognitive symptoms, could I have a toxic brain? Can you please elaborate on what endothelial dysfunction is and is it common in those with high cholesterol? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Master Your Brain, Part 1
December 25, 2018
Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen bring you "The Brain Warrior's Way: Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose," a new book as well as the subject of a current PBS Special. Why the urgency of this brain initiative? What factors are undermining Americans' brain health? What insights are neuro-imaging studies providing us about the role of diet, lifestyle, and environment on brain function? Can people actually "rewire" their brains? Why is the advice to consume "heart-healthy" alcohol not helpful for the brain? What type of diet best supports brain function (there's also a "Brain Warrior's Way Cookbook")? What supplements bolster brain health? What's the role of exercise? Of sleep? Of positive affirmation and imagery? Click HERE for part 2.



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