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A Holistic Approach to Pain, Part 1
January 8, 2019
Addressing the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction: Dr. Arkady Lipnitsky takes a holistic approach to pain at RebalanceNYC, www.rebalanceNYC.com, a multidisciplinary anti-aging and rejuvenation clinic in midtown Manhattan. Calling steroid shots, perfunctory physical therapy, drugs and surgery mere “bandaid” approaches to pain conditions, Dr. Lipnitsky prefers to analyze the underlying causes of low back, neck, knee, shoulder and hip problems, which he says can usually be traced to maladaptive movement patterns. He believes prolonged sitting is a fundamental contributor to chronic pain that runs counter to our evolutionary blueprint. A pioneer in the use of a variety of modalities including movement analysis, electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), extracorporeal shock wave therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells, needling, along with nutritional support, Dr. Lipnitsky individualizes programs to help athletes, performers, and ordinary strivers achieve their goals. The key is to develop a consistent program of beneficial movement and to unlearn counter-productive patterns that prolong the injury cycle. In many cases, joint replacement and back surgery can be avoided with less invasive and more broadly therapeutic techniques. Click HERE for part 2.



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A Holistic Approach to Pain, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Arkady Lipnitsky from RebalanceNYC, www.rebalanceNYC.com, a multidisciplinary anti-aging and rejuvenation clinic in midtown Manhattan. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 22, Part 2
December 24, 2018
Study identifies specific nutrients that light up brain scans; Nurses score high on “ethics and honesty”; Electrical stimulation, CBD and other alternatives to opiates for pain relief; Farm Bill ratification signals end to CBD prohibition; Natural prevention of urinary tract infections; Teen vaping hooks kids on nicotine with unforeseen health consequences; Big Tobacco circumvents cigarette restrictions with big investments in vaping; What does study of hunter-gatherers tell us about the ideal human diet? Elitist NY Times op-ed calls for censorship of “bad” health information on the Internet—even as Wikipedia and social media throttle down true information about natural alternatives. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Ending Painful Headaches
August 10, 2018
High dose vitamin B1 clears up 26 years of painful headaches - a case report; Vitamin B3 may lower a dangerous type of lipoprotein; Diagnosis of amino acid deficiency diseases gain attention; High dose vitamin C kills liver cancer cells.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
August 8, 2018
Is iodine really safe for our gut microbiota? Is there any concern that high amounts of iodine can harm the thyroid? Can supplements like berberine and oregano be taken long-term without destroying beneficial bacteria in the gut? Woman's body temperature is in the 96-degree range and she often has bouts of shivering, she also has rheumatoid arthritis. Suggestions for axonal neuropathy pain relief. Abnormally high B6 levels. Click HERE for part 2.



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Topical CBD (cannabidiol) for pain, skin conditions and more, Part 1
July 11, 2018
Joel Greengrass, CEO of Theramu, shares how he personally got involved with CBD. Suffering from MS, he was on 7 medications for pain, spasticity, anxiety, and insomnia. Using both oral and topical CBD, his symptoms were relieved to the point that he was able to wean himself from all but one prescription—then he started a company. What does the research say about how skin application of CBD exerts its effects on pain and inflammation? Can it relieve arthritis, minor injuries, and muscle soreness? Inflammatory skin conditions? Does it have cosmetic effects? Why does Theramu leverage the synergy of emu oil together with CBD? A recent JAMA article found less than 1/3 of on-line CBD products delivered their promised potency, and some contained undisclosed amounts of THC—how does Theramu assure potency and safeguard against undesirable adulterants? Joel details the experiences his customers have been having using CBD for conditions like anxiety, PTSD, headaches/migraines, insomnia, neurological disorders and GI complaints. Is CBD “street-legal” for professional athletes? Is it safe for children and pets? Can it get you “stoned”? Click HERE for part 2.



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Topical CBD (cannabidiol) for pain, skin conditions and more, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Joel Greengrass, CEO of Theramu, about how skin application of CBD exerts its effects on pain and inflammation. Click HERE for part 1.



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Media Distortion and Deception Against Supplements, Part 1
June 12, 2018
A recent study was widely reported by the media as demonstrating that “most vitamins are ineffective." Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, author of numerous books including "From Fatigued to Fantastic," "Pain-Free 1-2-3," and his latest, "Diabetes is Optional," weighs in with a critique. He says it’s part of a larger problem of media distortion and deception. His suggestion: Tune out, and look for more reliable sources of information. The study in question could actually be interpreted as support for supplements for cardiovascular disease prevention because folic acid and B12 reduced the risk of stroke. Teitelbaum critiques the use of cheap, generic multivitamins in the study. It didn’t look at natural broad-spectrum mixed tocopherols or carotenoids, and it ignored the role that significant amounts of magnesium, vitamin K, or vitamin D might play in prevention. He then outlines a more comprehensive approach for consumers to adopt to obtain balanced health information. His new favorite botanical for diabetes prevention and treatment: Hintonia Latiflora. Find more information at www.endfatigue.com and www.vitality101.com. Click HERE for part 2.



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The Nutraceuticals of the Decade? Part 1
May 1, 2018
There’s more to hemp than just CBD (cannabidiol). So says Carl Germano, expert on cannabinoids and Vice President of Verdant Oasis, a quality manufacturer and supplier of hemp-sourced products. Germano explains the “Entourage Effect” whereby numerous compounds in hemp act synergistically on a multitude of physiological pathways. Natural plant-derived cannabinoids have the potential to be the nutraceuticals of the decade. They have been used in folk medicine for nervous disorders and painful conditions for millennia. What’s their utility for headaches? For back pain? As an alternative to opiates and NSAIDs? For insomnia? To prevent and reverse osteoporosis? For ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease? For skin problems? To support athletic performance and recovery? For neurodegenerative disorders? Even for cancer? Why has hemp been unfairly stigmatized? What’s its legal status? How do the various delivery systems compare: oral capsules, tinctures, vaping, vs. topical application? Germano details what consumers should look for in terms of quality considerations. As a postscript, in light of his authorship of The Osteoporosis Solution, Germano weighs in on the bone benefits of ipriflavone.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
April 25, 2018
Education and health literacy as a determinant of health outcomes. Would you discuss kratom for pain control; what do you think of it? I take between 5,000 and 10,000 IU of vitamin D each day and get daily sun but my level is only 38 ng/mL, why? A headline reads "A single high fat meal increases risk for heart disease." Is this a valid study? Click HERE for part 2.



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