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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for September 14, Part 1
September 16, 2019
White coat hypertension shouldn’t be dismissed so readily; A simple way to reduce your blood pressure without stringent diet modification; Riboflavin relieves migraines; People who eat dark chocolate less likely to be depressed; Elevated creatinine—what could it mean? Air pollution linked to heart problems in adults, cognitive impairment in children; CBD has rapid-onset antidepressant effects. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Cryotherapy: Reboot the Brain and Body, Part 1
June 6, 2019
Cryotherapy with Dr. Daniel Fenster. How brief bouts of ultra-cold exposure can reboot the brain and body. Dr. Fenster is author of "Cryotherapy: The Secret to Staying Young" and clinic director of Complete Wellness NYC. How is it done? Is it safe? Are there medical contraindications? Why prominent professional athletes are flocking to cryotherapy to address injuries and facilitate recovery; How “thermal stress” promotes autophagy, a key anti-aging pathway; What cryotherapy can do to stimulate production of brown fat—the good, fat-burning kind; The role of cryotherapy in alleviating pain; Cold exposure’s mood-enhancing effects; Its surprising impact on sleep; Can it be used for fibromyalgia or arthritis? Why is it thought that cryotherapy may have cosmetic benefits? How many treatments does it take? Click HERE for part 2.



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Cryotherapy: Reboot the Brain and Body, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Daniel Fenster, author of "Cryotherapy: The Secret to Staying Young." Click HERE for part 1.



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Debunking the Myths of CBD, Part 1
March 5, 2019
As of the 12/20/18 signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the federal prohibition on hemp has been lifted, but some state restrictions still exist. Stuart Tomc, the VP of Human Nutrition and National Educator from PlusCBD Oil by CV Sciences debunks the legal myths around CBD, and he has recommendations if you're trying hemp CBD for the first time; how do you find your CBD sweet spot? Stuart also discusses the positive review of CV Sciences by Consumer Reports, and how CV Sciences was named one of the first U.S Hemp Authority Certified Manufacturers. Click HERE for part 2.



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Debunking the Myths of CBD, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Stuart Tomc, the VP of Human Nutrition and National Educator from PlusCBD Oil by CV Sciences. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 2, Part 2
February 4, 2019
Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Drug company hires stripper as sales rep to entice docs to write inappropriate prescriptions for addictive pain killers; Natural supplement being investigated as treatment for loneliness; How much calcium is advisable for osteoporosis? What a blood test could reveal about your need to eat frequently; Proposed cost-containment over excessive use of glucose self-monitoring could deprive patients of a useful tool to chart their responses to various foods, meals; “Bug bombs” ineffective vs. roaches, leave dangerous residues on surfaces; Common parasite acquired by cat owners ups risk for schizophrenia—also increases likelihood of entrepreneurship. 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 2: Too Much Curcumin?
January 30, 2019
My TSH is 2.96. Is that normal or should I be concerned?; I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism following a TSH test and they're recommending levothyroxine—What say you?; Is it ever possible to take too much curcumin?; What would you recommend for joint pain from rigorous construction work?; Which olive leaf supplement do you recommend?; Sugar substitutes offered no health benefits, but they didn't do any harm either. Please debunk this!; What can my wife take for diabetic neuropathy in her hands and feet? 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 2 — CBD and Pain Relief
January 23, 2019
I have read some reports about strontium's side effects. I know you recommend it and I would like to know if you have any concerns about the risks; My 80-year-old wife has gastroparesis not related to diabetes. Is there something else she can take besides pharmaceuticals?; I've been taking CBD for hip bursitis and it has really helped with the pain. Will it reduce the inflammation too? I'm trying to avoid cortisone shots. Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla — Part 2
January 16, 2019
Help! I have chronic daily migraine and am completely disabled by migraines at this point; What supplements do you recommend for prostate health? I am a 62-year-old disabled Navy retiree and fasting did not work for me. My 2-year-old grandson was diagnosed with epilepsy and is taking Keppra, do you have any advice? Is taking Viagra on a regular basis for years safe; are there any natural alternatives that are proven effective? Click HERE for part 1.



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