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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 25, Part 2
April 27, 2020
There’s nothing magical about walking 10,000 steps; Could pain meds for sciatica relieve IBS symptoms? These athletes got electIve surgery—why couldn’t you? Help for a listener with chronic pain—medical marijuana to reduce dependency on opiates? Celery is a good source of luteolin—with powerful antiviral effects; Why French researchers are studying the nicotine patch as a coronavirus therapy; To get back to work and recreation, we’ll need a Manhattan Project-style initiative to retrofit our public spaces with the latest antiviral technology. 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 December 21, Part 2
December 23, 2019
Surprise: Restricting SNAP benefits to fruits and vegetables DID NOT promote healthier diet choices among food aid recipients; Low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome; Birth control pills found to shrink brain’s hypothalamus; Probiotic relieves Infant colic symptoms; Health professional contends that dairy consumption by adults is not “unnatural”; Caller shares his experience with plant-based diet that reversed his Type 2 diabetes; Migraines get a green light; CT scans up cancer risk. 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: Pain Treatment
December 11, 2019
Pain treatment in Integrative Medicine; Fibromyalgia and the microbiome; My doctor said taking fish oil is "like putting bacon grease in your arteries". What say you?; I'm taking Xarelto and Bystolic. Can I safely take Olive Leaf Extract with those? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 23, Part 1
November 25, 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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ENCORE: Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain, Part 1
November 14, 2019
Dr. Rav Ivker is an expert on the application of cannabis-derived products for pain syndromes. In his book "Cannabis for Chronic Pain," Dr. Ivker describes protocols for shingles, trigeminal neuralgia, arthritis, migraines, insomnia, colitis and IBS, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, surgical pain, back pain, and anxiety. How best to consume it: Vaping? Tinctures? Edibles? Topicals? What are the downsides? Can you work, drive, is it addictive? What’s the difference between THC and CBD? What are the legal considerations? How does it work? Does it have anti-cancer benefits? Could medical marijuana be the solution to the nation’s opioid epidemic? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Rav Ivker, an expert on the application of cannabis-derived products for pain syndromes. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 26, Part 2
October 28, 2019
Migraine treatments; vitamin D for migraines; Potato purée as effective as sugary gels for long-distance endurance athletes; Stress hikes risk for life-threatening infections; Lifting weights as you age cuts risk of premature death by 46%; Prescription eye drops may eventually supplant need for reading glasses; Fatty liver prevalent among teens—even kids of normal weight; Study dispels myth that high school contact sports put kids at risk for eventual cognitive decline; Fecal transplants may relieve IBS—but only if obtained from a “super donor.” Click HERE for part 1. 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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