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How to Prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 1
December 4, 2018
Psychopharmacologist Dr. Timothy Jennings shares a broad array of strategies for averting mental decline in his book, "The Aging Brain." To what extent is dementia pre-ordained by our genes? Can we overcome our genetic predispositions? What roles for exercise, sleep, stress reduction? What evidence supports lifetime learning? What medications rob memory? What type of diet has been shown to stave off brain deterioration? Are there “brain foods”? What supplements have memory protective effects? Does hormone replacement help? Is there scientific evidence to support the benefits of spirituality? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 24, Part 2
November 26, 2018
Splenda shown to worsen insulin resistance; Natural help for oral leukoplakia; Patients overestimate benefits, ignore risks of “cutting edge” medical interventions; Over-reliance by military personnel on energy drinks stokes mental disorders, worsens fatigue; Brain-zapping self-hackers embrace transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS); New study allays concern that too much exercise is harmful; Lady Gaga—celebrity poster girl for fibromyalgia; Doctor bilks patient of $300K after diagnosing her with dementia; Stress actually does shrink your brain; For some young adults, 2016 election results prompted long-standing PTSD. 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
November 21, 2018
Should my 66-year-old sister be concerned about elevated liver enzymes and LDL cholesterol? She eats organic eggs every day; Do gut bacteria make a second home in our brains?; Reduce meat intake to control diabetes? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 17, Part 1
November 19, 2018
Low carb diets shown to be best for losing weight and controlling insulin, appetite; Gluten avoidance—even without celiac disease—improves GI symptoms and promotes weight loss; Correct strategy for addressing dysbiosis with antimicrobials; A caller reports great results with natural strategies for ulcerative colitis for her 18 yr old, but now wants acne advice. Darkness, cold weather, prompt booze cravings; A caller with heart enlargement and mitral valve regurgitation; Natural support for concussions; Pycnogenol for prostate enlargement. 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 November 3, Part 2
November 5, 2018
Does taking oral glutathione raise glutathione levels? Vitamin D for a marathoner? A listener recalls nutrition pioneer Dr. Carlton Fredericks; Can supplements lose their efficacy after long-term use? Father jailed in France for child abuse—with Coca Cola! It’s true: Stress impacts fertility! Abstinence makes the brain grow sharper—when you stop using marijuana; Curcumin safe to use with blood thinners, thyroid meds; Low Vitamin D levels correlated with risk of dementia, prostate cancer death; Today’s medical students, raised on screens, have trouble performing surgical task requiring manual dexterity. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Optimal Brain Performance, Part 1
October 30, 2018
Optimal brain performance is an issue that affects all age groups: For seniors, the prospect of cognitive decline and neurodegenerative disease is real and immediate; for younger individuals in ever more competitive work and academic environments, optimal mental efficiency is imperative. “Neuro-nutrition” with nootropic agents is thus a hot topic. Leah Linder, ND, Medical Educator for Klaire Labs, joins us to discuss lifestyle and nutritional strategies for brain support. Adequate sleep, exercise, stress reduction, and healthy diet demonstrably forestall neuronal damage. Specific nutrients—like those found in NEUROTHERA™️and MITOTHERA™️—protect the brain and enhance neurotransmission via a variety of mechanisms. Click HERE for part 2.



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Optimal Brain Performance, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Leah Linder, ND, Medical Educator for Klaire Labs, on lifestyle and nutritional strategies for brain support. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 6, Part 2
October 8, 2018
Probiotics curb women’s bone loss; When knee pain is accompanied by a high C-reactive protein; Is there a difference between generic l-thyroxine and brand Synthroid? Silicone breast implants hike risk of Sjogren’s, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, melanoma, stillbirth; Junk food consumers more likely to get cancer (DUH!); Processed meat consumption—but not meat per se—increases breast cancer incidence; Fish consumption by pregnant moms boosts babies’ brain development, vision; Limiting screen time improves kids’ brain function; Violent video games conclusively linked to aggressive behavior. 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 September 29, Part 1
October 1, 2018
Medical journals and press pan fish oil supplements—but change their tune now that it’s offered as a lucrative drug; Surgery may be unnecessary for appendicitis; Fibromyalgia shown to be an inflammatory disease of the brain; Risk of neurodegenerative disease 1 in 3 for men, 1 in 2 for women; Neurothera by Klaire for “neuro-nutrition.” 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 September 29, Part 2

A caller claims his blood pressure meds make his tinnitus worse; Even mild physical activity rapidly boosts memory; Vitamin D deficiency associated with shrinkage of brain’s memory center; Dairy—even high-fat versions—lowers risk of heart disease and all-cause mortality; Skin cancer treatment and prevention options; New study confirms the anti-inflammatory effects of fruits and vegetables; Walnuts slash cardio risk, don’t cause weight gain; Heavy metal toxicity—with aluminum, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead—implicated in autism; Time-restricted feeding (TRF) can override unhealthy circadian rhythm disruption. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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