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Brain Health

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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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ENCORE: Master Your Brain, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen, authors of "The Brain Warrior's Way: Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose." Click HERE for part 1.



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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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