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ENCORE: Managing Your Memory, Part 1
October 8, 2019
"Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It." "Why did I walk into this room?” “Where did I put my car keys?” “What’s my ATM password?” Memory problems are among the most common complaints seen in primary care. Harvard neurologist Dr. Andrew Budson is co-author of this practical guide to memory problems: Are we really experiencing an epidemic of dementia or are people just living longer? Do we have unrealistic expectations of our aging brains? When is memory loss normal and when is it a harbinger of dementia? Is Alzheimer’s the only type of memory loss? Can certain drugs produce memory loss? Are concerns over statin use warranted? Can proper diet defend against memory loss? What about exercise? Does research support the efficacy of “brain games”? What role for sleep optimization? Why is it so hard to come up with medicines for memory that have more than just slight, temporary benefits? When is it dementia and when is it depression? Should we all get tested for ApoE4, the “Alzheimer’s gene”? Why research shows that pulling an “all-nighter” is not the best way to study for a test; Simple habits that support memory. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Managing Your Memory, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Harvard neurologist Dr. Andrew Budson, co-author of "Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It." Click HERE for part 1.



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How Modern Culture Rewires our Brains and Damages our Health, Part 1
September 26, 2019
Dr. David Perlmutter, “The Empowering Neurologist,” rolls out some new projects: "Alzheimer’s—the Science of Prevention," a webinar due out October ‘19; "The Microbiome and the Brain" in December; and the new book "Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness," available in January 2020 - preorder now. Is Dr. Perlmutter still persuaded about the perils of gluten, as previously outlined in "Grain Brain?" What’s more harmful to the brain—excess carbs or saturated fat and cholesterol? Can the ApoE4 gene be overcome with diet and lifestyle measures? What supplements does Dr. Perlmutter recommend for neuroprotection? What about CBD? Why does he claim we are literally and figuratively being “brainwashed”? What roles for exercise, sleep, exposure to nature, fasting, Keto diet, caloric restriction, metformin? Click HERE for part 2.



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How Modern Culture Rewires our Brains and Damages our Health, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his enlightening conversation with Dr. David Perlmutter, “The Empowering Neurologist." Click HERE for part 1.



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Nitric Oxide for Heart Health, Part 1
September 24, 2019
Beth Shirley, RPh CCN, Executive Director of the Berkeley Life Scientific Advisory Board, details the numerous health benefits of nitric oxide supplementation. Blood pressure, cognitive health, neuropathy, female and male sexual health are all impacted by nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a vital signaling molecule for our cardiovascular health. It helps to reduce blood pressure and increase oxygen in the blood. It acts as a messenger molecule, telling blood vessels to widen or dilate, and contract or relax. With enough nitric oxide blood vessels can relax and widen allowing blood to flow from and to the heart. We all make nitric oxide in our bodies but, as we age, it starts to diminish. This causes blood vessels to become less elastic which can reduce the flow of oxygenated blood to vital organs. The good news is that this reduction in NO can be reversed through diet, lifestyle or supplementation. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for September 21, Part 2
September 23, 2019
Does egg consumption contribute to stroke risk? Vegans and vegetarians may have higher stroke risk; Hand sanitizers offer scant defense against flu; Curcumin for plantar fasciitis; Fluoride and decreased IQ; Horse chestnut for swollen legs; Overweight dogs have overweight masters; Instagram seeks to reign in edgy diet and cosmetic surgery posts to vulnerable youngsters; Eat more vegetables to bolster mental health; Legacy of 9/11 not just cancer, but also cardiovascular disease; Mushrooms shield against prostate cancer; Goop pays $ settlement over sketchy jade vaginal egg claims. 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 August 31, Part 2
September 2, 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 August 10, Part 1
August 12, 2019
Can we stop mass-shootings by identifying “crazy” people? Do violent “Death Metal” lyrics promote violence? A caller with high cholesterol but no plaque—her doctor still insists she take Lipitor; Researchers discover why stress damages your brain; If a scan reveals calcium in your aorta, does that mean it’s likely to be in your coronary arteries? UN calls for less meat consumption to save the planet—but is the Impossible Burger the answer? 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 August 10, Part 2

Why you feel so tired and depressed when you’re sick; Is there a nutritional approach to aortic aneurysms? The five exercises that counteract obesity genes; Dietary choline staves off brain decline; The benefits of music instruction for kids; The latest on cannabidiol. 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 August 3, Part 1
August 5, 2019
The fasting cure is no passing fad; Drug-supplement interactions—what to look out for; Reasons to avoid dairy; Study of 42 European countries fingers carbs, not fats or animal protein, as heart disease culprit; Vitamin D levels predict future hypertension risks; New mastic gum drug combats neurodegeneration. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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