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The Genetics of COVID-19, Part 1
April 30, 2020
There are many factors that determine who’s more prone to hospitalization or death from coronavirus infection. But among them—and now subject to intense research—are individual genetic predispositions. Certain genes can make you more susceptible to an inflammatory cascade—cytokine storm—that presages a bad outcome in COVID-19. Integrative physician Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD, is co-founder of IntellxxDNA, a service that helps health professionals interpret their patients’ genetic profiles. She sheds light on how variations in gene expression can influence pathways integral to viral infection. These analyses, based on saliva samples, can yield critical insights about deployment of various nutraceutical treatments—including elderberry, andrographis, astragalus, vitamins A, C, and D, zinc, fish oil and specific pro-resolving mediators (SPMs), quercetin, melatonin, EGCG, and curcumin. Click HERE for part 2.



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The Applicability of Nutrients to Coronavirus, Part 1
April 16, 2020
Dr. Thomas Guilliams, author of "Supplementing Dietary Nutrients: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals" (www.pointinstitute.org) has been devoting considerable thought lately to the applicability of nutrients to the coronavirus pandemic; he shares advice about general nutritional support for immune defense, and then offers suggestions specific to COVID-19. Is there a danger of over-stimulating the immune system and risking ”cytokine storm”? What roles for A, C, D, zinc? What about melatonin, curcumin, NAC, alpha-lipoic acid, astragalus, Andrographis, mushroom extracts and beta-glucans products? As Vice President for Scientific Affairs for Ortho Molecular Products, he’s witnessing first hand some of the production bottlenecks and shortages the supplement industry is experiencing—there’s been a surge in demand for nutritional supplements, especially ones with immune-supportive caché. Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Collagen Peptides
March 11, 2020
What do you think of collagen peptides for skin? My sister-in-law swears by them!; I'm 79-years-old with a homocysteine of 8. How much folate should I take to lower it? How much is too much?; I'm 59-years-old with "degenerative changes in the digits". Is there something more I should be taking other than fish oil and curcumin? Should I refrain from strength training?; What are the benefits of taking L-glutamine with whey protein? Should I take them before or after exercise?; What medications do you prescribe, if any, for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in conjunction with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet?; I have severe osteoporosis and my doctor wants me to take Forteo but I'm afraid of the side effects. Is there anything else I can do?; My daughter's 28-year-old boyfriend was found to have a 2 mm polyp on his gallbladder after suffering abdominal pain and vomiting; What are your thoughts on regenerative treatments for a meniscus tear in my left knee? Click HERE for part 1.



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Why Turmeric is a Smart Alternative to Over the Counter Drugs, Part 1
February 18, 2020
Gina Hayne, founder of Future Pharm Botanicals, does a deep-dive on the numerous benefits of turmeric. Turmeric is a natural alternative to over the counter drugs including NSAIDs. Curcumin, the main ingredient in turmeric, is a proven and powerful anti-inflammatory. Turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes for nearly 4,500 years. Including reducing inflammation, it's numerous benefits include increased antioxidants, improved brain function, lowering risk of heart disease, reducing arthritis, and aiding in fighting depression. And turmeric has anti-aging properties. Gina also touches on other nutraceuticals in Future Pharm's product line including Wild Oil of Oregano and Liquid Black 4 Health Liposome Complex. Liposomes and nanotechnology deliver maximum absorption and set Future Pharm's botanicals apart. Click HERE for part 2.



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Why Turmeric is a Smart Alternative to Over the Counter Drugs, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Gina Haynie, founder of Future Pharm Botanicals. Click HERE for part 1.



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Curcumin and Magnesium for Brain Health, Part 1
July 30, 2019
Protocol for Life Balance Senior Nutrition Education Manager Neil Levin weighs in on nutritional strategies for preventing cognitive decline. While BigPharma flounders in its multi-billion-dollar efforts to find a “magic bullet” drug against Alzheimer’s Disease, an estimated 28 million Baby Boomers are destined to suffer from the debilitating condition by mid-century. A new study suggests that simple lifestyle changes can mitigate risk even in those with Alzheimer’s genes. Levin discusses the science substantiating the brain benefits of curcumin and magnesium. But bio-availability is a problem; most forms of curcumin and magnesium don’t cross the blood-brain barrier. Levin highlights research on Curcumin SPLC (Cogumin) and magnesium threonate (Protosorb Magnesium). Other ancillary nutrients like phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylserine, bacopa, huperzine, CoQ10, fish oil and tocotrienols also deserve consideration in a brain-protective regimen. Click HERE for part 2.



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Curcumin and Magnesium for Brain Health, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Protocol for Life Balance Senior Nutrition Education Manager Neil Levin who weighs in on nutritional strategies for preventing cognitive decline. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 27, Part 2
July 29, 2019
A presidential candidate inveighs against excessive use of antidepressants; Food industry seeks to reframe eating Oreos as exercise in “Mindfulness”; Using smartphones for 5 hours or more per day associated with dramatic increase in obesity; A caller with an abnormal exercise stress test is told he needs a stent. Does he? B6 and iron for panic attacks; NAD for Parkinson’s Disease; Healthy lifestyle may overcome genetic risk for Alzheimer’s; Magnesium and curcumin support brain health. 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: MRSA Infection at the Gym
May 29, 2019
When it comes to strokes, no need to skip yolks; Which brand or type of curcumin is the most bioavailable?; Should I exercise in a fasted state in the morning, or after a meal later in the day?; I had my ovaries removed 5 years ago and now I can't lose weight!; What do you do to protect yourself against a possible MRSA infection at the gym? Click HERE for part 2.



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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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