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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 19, Part 1
May 21, 2018
Nutrition researchers finally get it that calories are not all equal; Foods that can help prevent brain shrinkage; Are HGH supplements for stamina and endurance legit? Is there a preferred time to take resveratrol? Can exercise overcome your inherited fat genes? Exercise prevents congestive heart failure, but does a new study preclude its benefits for dementia? Doctor garners $50 million dollars, luxury sports cars, and private planes via unnecessary chemo treatments; Why do 4 out of 5 patients with celiac disease remain undiagnosed? Those eye supplements you take may provide unforeseen benefits for your brain. 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 May 19, Part 2

What are the best prenatal supplements? California pioneers food as medicine; Study confirms brain benefits of meditation; Want to live longer? Leave the house! Benefits of CBD oil and hemp-derived cannabinoids; A caller who’s “tired all the time” seeks advice; Saunas may reduce stroke risk. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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The Key to Many Diseases as Well as the Aging Process, Part 1
May 17, 2018
Naturopathic physician Dr. Lee Know, author of "Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine: The Key to Understanding Disease, Chronic Illness, Aging, and Life Itself," shares extensive research on the centrality of the mitochondria to many diseases as well as to the aging process. The mitochondria are the energy powerhouses of the cell. How does the origin of mitochondria billions of years ago shed light on why antibiotics disrupt our metabolic machinery? Why do we inherit energy metabolism from our mothers? What causes mitochondrial dysfunction? What role for toxins? Diet? Energy-depleting medications? What’s the “Exercise Paradox” and how does it relate to mitochondrial function? What medical conditions are caused by faulty mitochondria? Why is diabetes not just a sugar disorder, but rather an energetic failure? What does mitochondrial insufficiency do to the brain? How are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia related to mitochondrial function? What’s the optimal diet for mitochondrial support? What supplements have been demonstrated to revive flagging mitochondria? Do cannabinoids show potential in regulating mitochondria? Click HERE for part 2.



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The Epidemic of Diabetes, Part 1
May 3, 2018
Dr. David Perlmutter is America’s foremost Integrative neurologist and pioneering author of "Grain Brain." Five years after its publication, with over a million copies sold worldwide in twenty languages, he reflects on its success and the vindication of its central tenets: That America’s low-fat high/carb mania has promoted an epidemic of diabetes, just when optimal blood sugar is gaining recognition as fundamental to brain health; that gluten is demonstrably harmful via its effects on gut permeability; and that fat and cholesterol phobia has deprived our brains of essential nutrients. He emphasizes the centrality of exercise to prevention and reversal of dementia. The latest research underlies the concept of neuroplasticity—that the adult brain has the capacity to repair and regenerate. What newly-discovered factor helps to literally regrow brain cells? Does genetics dictate our neurological fate? Or can lifestyle overcome our heredity? What roles for sleep? Stress reduction? Coffee? Alcohol? Bio-identical hormone replacement? The microbiome? Cannabinoids? Ketogenic diet? What drugs take a toll on brain function? Dr. Perlmutter will soon be featured nationwide in a PBS Special entitled “Dr. Perlmutter’s Whole Life Plan”. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 21, Part 2
April 23, 2018
A caller with autoimmune hepatitis seeks natural cures; Pasta is “healthy, helps you shed pounds”—but research promoted by the world’s largest spaghetti company to counter low-carb trend; Does a PSA of 17 mean cancer? Despite a recent calcium score of zero, a caller who experienced chest pain shoveling snow reports his doctor thinks he has heart problems—how can that be? Curcumin improves memory and mood; Low vitamin D levels predict diabetes risk; Increased exposure to environmental toxins may contribute to higher diabetes rates in minorities. 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 March 31, Part 1
April 2, 2018
Flu rages while vaccine fails; Tamiflu side effects lead to Japan ban; Natural therapies for rosacea; Will milk thistle interfere with Lipitor? Should caffeinated coffee be avoided for atrial fibrillation? Alcohol, in moderation, literally washes the brain; In excess, booze blocks brain clean-up; NY Times doubles-down on outmoded recommendations for lowering dietary fat; Study reveals coconut heart paradox; Breast-feeding helps moms avert diabetes risk. 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 March 10, Part 2
March 12, 2018
Is it a problem if someone has an inordinate craving for salt if they’re otherwise healthy? Is my dermatologist right in telling me that I take too many supplements? Can leucine stave of sarcopenia in senior women? What’s the story on the new shingles vaccine? How having children might shorten your telomeres; Air pollution linked to brain alteration that might affect children’s IQ and behavior; Authors of America’s premier medical textbook fail to disclose BigPharma payoffs; Over 3/4 million annual cancer cases worldwide are attributable to overweight and Type 2 diabetes. 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 3, Part 1
March 5, 2018
Should you take vitamin C to “bowel tolerance” to fight colds and flu? IV vitamin C breakthrough—it receives approval from FDA after 11 years in regulatory limbo; Vitamin D vs. upper respiratory infections, menstrual irregularities, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Magnesium deficiency may hamper vitamin D effectiveness; Greener neighborhoods promote kids’ brain development; Pregnant moms can allergy-proof their children by taking fish oil and probiotic supplements; Dietary polyphenols alleviate fibromyalgia distress. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Clinical Focus: Trump’s Physical, Part 1
January 30, 2018
What’s the truth about President Trump’s physical? Is he at death’s door, or is he in “excellent” health as claimed by his White House physician? How to interpret his cholesterol numbers? What do his coronary calcium scores tell us about his heart risk? How was his mental acuity evaluated? What other tests would have yielded more information? Can longevity be reduced to an equation? What other ineffable factors besides diet and exercise contribute to survival? How does Trump compare to previous presidents? What’s the biggest risk factor for a chief executive to die in office? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 25, Part 1
November 27, 2017
Was the Las Vegas shooter prompted to violent aggression by psych meds? Was he suffering from a brain disorder that robbed him of empathy? Frequent saunas help blood pressure; FDA bans “Love” as a food ingredient; Vegetarian moms risk children prone to substance abuse; Is bone broth bad for herpes-prone individuals? Do I really need that MRI? Do beets mess with blood thinners? What to do for frequent UTIs. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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