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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Does zinc really help colds?
November 17, 2021
I have type 1 diabetes and chronic neutropenia. What can I do or take to help raise my white blood cell count?; Does zinc really help colds?; What is your opinion on how much water one should drink every day? Click HERE for part 1.



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An Integrative Deep-Dive on Diabetes, Part 1
November 4, 2021
The incidence of diabetes is increasing across the world. It’s said we’re amidst a “twin pandemic”—there’s Covid, and then there are the millions of individuals who suffer from diabetes and metabolic syndrome that may exceed Covid in their toll. We're joined by Dr. Mona Morstein, author of "Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach For Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes." Are there more than just two types of diabetes? What’s wrong with the traditional treatment paradigm for diabetes? What’s the best diet? Is keto safe for diabetics? What about intermittent fasting? What supplements aid blood sugar control? Do pollutants play a role in diabetes causation? Can commonly used medications make it worse? What blood tests shed light on prediabetes? Which forms of exercise are best? Is the microbiome involved with metabolic fitness? Click HERE for part 2.



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An Integrative Deep-Dive on Diabetes, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Mona Morstein, author of "Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach For Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes." Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Keeping Your Brain Sharp
October 27, 2021
Want to keep your brain sharp? Learn a new language!; My lipoprotein a is 129. Is there a way to lower it naturally?; How effective is the skin-flush-causing niacin in cholesterol management?; Are statins causing type 2 diabetes? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 16, Part 1
October 18, 2021
The new Covid pill: Is the optimism justified? They’re calling for vaccines for 5-12s, but lockdowns have caused kids’ weight to soar—a key risk factor for severe Covid; President Clinton’s sepsis diagnosis; Will taking vitamin C interfere with readings from continuous glucose monitors? Vitamin B1 and nerve pain, an in-depth interview with Dr. Richard Mann, developer of Zobria. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: A Revolution In Our Understanding of Vitamin D, Part 1
October 12, 2021
The latest installment in our free-ranging discussions about vitamin D with Dr. John Cannell, founder and CEO of the Vitamin D Research Council. The “elephant in the room”: skeptics have lately pushed back on the efficacy of vitamin D and impugned the motives of top vitamin D researcher Michael Holick MD. Sounds “too good to be true”—-how could vitamin D be so beneficial for such a myriad of conditions? What are the autoimmune benefits of vitamin D? What are the latest findings linking low D levels to breast cancer risk? Is oral vitamin D supplementation equivalent to getting it the natural way—via the sun? What are optimal levels of D? Why is it that individuals require such different levels of supplementation? What about D in pregnancy? For athletic performance? For fending off colds and flus? For diabetes? For autism? Are certain formulations of D superior to others? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: A Revolution In Our Understanding of Vitamin D, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. John Cannell, founder and CEO of the Vitamin D Research Council. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 2, Part 1
October 4, 2021
If not the beginning of the end, it may be the end of the beginning for Covid; Instead of "crushing Covid" we may eventually learn to live with it as merely a treatable nuisance; New oral pill may revolutionize Covid care--what we know about Merck's molnuparivir; A raft of new treatments in the pipeline for Covid; Why blood sugar is the single most modifiable risk factor for severe Covid and death; Mediterranean MIND diet scores against dementia; Folic acid and DHA supplements improve performance, in mild cognitive impairment. Is seltzer bad for bones? Does a high cholesterol inevitably call for a statin? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for September 25, Part 2
September 27, 2021
Insulin resistance a major risk factor for depression; Gut bacteria predictive of risk for psychiatric disorders; Are we implanting too many stents and performing too many bypass surgeries? Zinc-L-Carnosine vs. eating disorders, chemo mouth sores, and radiation damage; Prescription vs. store-bought fish oil? Fish oil is not just good for heart and brain—it may reduce fractures and headaches; First-ever study examines health risks of unprocessed vs. processed meat; Sunlight exposure, vitamin D intake reduces Covid hospitalization and death. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: DNA testing: Is it ready for Prime-Time? Part 1
September 16, 2021
Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen, Chief Medical Director of IntellxxDNA, shares her perspective on the genetic testing revolution. What’s the difference between a mutation and a SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism)? How does the IntellxxDNA test differ from, say, 23andMe? Isn’t it potentially scary to find out you have a “bad” gene, like the ApoE4 gene that’s associated with Alzheimer’s Disease risk? Can genetic risk factors be overcome with diet, exercise, and targeted supplements? IntellxxDNA pinpoints obesity genes, genes that predispose to diabetes and heart disease, macular degeneration, autoimmune disorders, thyroid problems and osteoporosis. Certain SNPs predict the likelihood of neurodegenerative diseases when exposed to environmental toxins like mercury and glyphosate. Others may dictate higher requirements for antioxidants, B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin D, and choline. Why is the IntellxxDNA test only available through health practitioners? Some critics say genetic testing is only in its infancy and not yet ready for primetime—is this mistaken? What can genomic testing tell us about remedial strategies for autism? Click HERE for part 2.



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