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The “Swedish Experiment” During Covid, Part 1
May 17, 2022
Investigative journalist Johan Anderberg has written an account of Sweden’s response to Covid, "The Herd, How Sweden Chose Its Own Path Through the Worst Pandemic in 100 Years." The insights he gained have profound implications for our own public health strategies going forward. Sweden was heavily criticized for taking a relatively lax approach to school and business closures, compulsory masking and social distancing. Their health officials weighed the evidence, and decided on less stringent measures. After initial alarm at their high death rates, cases leveled off, and now Sweden boasts one of the lowest excess mortality statistics in Europe. Is allowing herd immunity to take effect the key to their success? Is there something about the Swedish lifestyle—adherence to a Nordic diet and lots of physical activity—that renders their population less vulnerable? Additionally, the Swedish economy took less of a hit, and their mental health—especially of young people—has been less impaired. According to Anderberg, Swedes wonder, after all the Sweden-bashing that took place in the U.S. and U.K. media early in the pandemic, why health journalists in those countries haven’t taken the time to re-examine their staunch advocacy for strict lockdown, distancing, and masking strategies. Click HERE for part 2.



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The “Swedish Experiment” During Covid, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with investigative journalist Johan Anderberg, author of "The Herd: How Sweden Chose Its Own Path Through the Worst Pandemic in 100 Years." Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 14, Part 1
May 16, 2022
Universal booster mandates? What if you’ve already had Covid? NAC and vitamin C to protect kidneys during dye studies; Ultra-processed food consumption soars among US adults; You’re less likely to get Covid from a partner who has a different blood type; Irregular meals increase likelihood you’ll hold on to calories; Vitamin K2 gets all the credit, vit K1 offers significant arterial protection; What could be the cause of constant throat clearing? 4 weeks of spice consumption reduces inflammatory markers; How much vitamin D for kids? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 14, Part 2

COVID’s legacy of censorship, cancellation; Best form of magnesium? Diet and acne; Total hysterectomy accelerates cognitive decline; 40 percent of American kids think hot dogs and bacon come from plants; Relief for chronic sinusitis; Physical activity sustains brain function—even a few minutes per day improves memory. 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 May 7, Part 2
May 9, 2022
Do multivitamins deliver? Cholesterol 210, HDL 92, triglycerides 46—still need to reduce cholesterol? Calorie counting and exercise said to be futile for meaningful weight loss—but study is sponsored by drug company that makes popular new obesity meds! Use of fitness trackers soars, but exercise rates continue to plummet, particular for youth; The “active grandparent hypothesis”—why sustained physical activity enables humans to live and contribute way past reproductive age; “Paxlovid mouth” recognized as side effect of Pfizer’s Covid pill; FDA all but pulls J&J vax; Eye nutrients help ward off dementia; Measure waist/calf ratio to assess risk of cognitive decline. 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 April 30, Part 1
May 2, 2022
Fauci calls end to pandemic, then recants; Over 50% of US adults have had Covid, 75% of kids; How Omicron gained transmissibility but became more vulnerable to our immune system defenses; Pfizer’s Covid pill fails prevention test; 4th dose of Covid vaccine offers minimal benefit; Medical misinformation law proposed by California legislature; Are new cases of hepatitis in kids collateral damage of the lockdowns? 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: Lectin Blockers?
April 27, 2022
Is there a distinction in antibodies from having covid versus antibodies from the vaccine?; The dangers of neonicotinoid pesticides; Are lectins really dangerous to digestion? Are there any benefits to taking lectin blockers? Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 16, Part 1
April 18, 2022
Covid, Covid everywhere—but maybe that’s a good thing? Supreme Court Justice misstates Omicron toll; The debate over quarantining; New Covid therapeutics come with caveats; A caller in a quandary over whether to take vax; Some with no evidence of previous infection claim Long Covid. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 16, Part 2

Supplements to prep for colon surgery; Which form of Curcumin is most bioavailable? How plastic pollution can raise cholesterol, heart risk; Arginine and glutathione vs. Covid; Older men get cognitive boost from testosterone; Rebuilding myelin with N-acetylglucosamine; Water aerobics relieves low back pain; only 1 in 10 teens getting enough exercise during pandemic. 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 April 9, Part 1
April 11, 2022
Covid hits D.C. leadership; Why China’s zero-Covid policy is doomed to fail; Boosters’ inability to check Covid variants prompts exploration of new vaccine strategies; New studies highlight dangers of microplastics; Exercise effective vs. depression; FDA backs off NAC ban—for now; Can we rotate supplements to economize and reduce their daily burden? Exploring the role of nitric oxide supplements in reversing sexual dysfunction. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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