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ENCORE: “Nutritional Medicine,” Part 1
June 13, 2019
Dr. Alan Gaby, the author of "Nutritional Medicine," the most authoritative textbook ever on therapeutic applications of diet and supplements to a multitude of disease states. "Nutritional Medicine" has been 36 years in the making, and the new updated 2nd edition adds 1700 brand new study references, and is now available in a searchable electronic edition. When skeptical MD’s argue “But where are the studies?” the 19,000 research papers cited in "Nutritional Medicine" should allay their reservations. How do subclinical hypothyroidism, nutritional deficiencies, hidden food allergies, and blood sugar instability hijack health? What role for vitamin B6? Are allergy tests a good way to predict what foods you should eat? Dr. Gaby shares skepticism about mega-dosing with two popular nutrients; Is sunlight really better than vitamin D pills? He describes his role in popularizing the “Myer’s Cocktail” intravenous vitamin protocol. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: “Nutritional Medicine,” Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Alan Gaby, the author of "Nutritional Medicine," the most authoritative textbook ever on therapeutic applications of diet and supplements. Click HERE for part 1.



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Medical Myths and Outright Lies Told to Patients by Their Doctors, Part 1
June 11, 2019
In "Lies My Doctor Told Me," Dr. Ken Berry demolishes common health misconceptions. For over 10 years, while caring for more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Berry has been researching the medical myths and outright lies told to patients by their doctors. They range from unsubstantiated assumptions about cholesterol, saturated fat and salt, to rigid adherence to restrictive guidelines about hormone replacement and thyroid support. Dr. Ken Berry is a stalwart defender of the Paleo-Carnivore diet approach, and dismisses claims by vegan activists. Why is fake health news so prevalent? What can patients do to hold health professionals more accountable? Click HERE for part 2.



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Medical Myths and Outright Lies Told to Patients by Their Doctors, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Ken Berry, author of "Lies My Doctor Told Me." Click HERE for part 1.



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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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“Am I Dying?!” Part 1
June 4, 2019
"Am I Dying?! (Should You Chill Out or Freak Out?)." We interview Christopher Kelly, MD, co-author of this great practical guide to common complaints (Wish I’d thought of that catchy title!). In this age of information overload, fostered by the Internet, “cyberchondria” is stoked by dire on-line recitations of possible outcomes of common complaints: “Is that new mole melanoma?” “Why can’t the doctors figure out why I’m suddenly losing weight?” “Is my forgetfulness a portent of Alzheimer’s?” “Do my swollen ankles mean I’m headed for heart failure?” “Why am I breathless while on a ski vacation?” “Will my slight hand tremor morph into full-blown Parkinson’s Disease?” Dr. Kelly attempts to strike a common-sense balance between appropriate vigilance and gentle reassurance. As a recent graduate of a demanding medical fellowship, he also addresses the epidemic of physician burnout. Click HERE for part 2.



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“Am I Dying?!” Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Christopher Kelly, MD, co-author of a great practical guide to common complaints "Am I Dying?!: (Should You Chil Out or Freak Out) A Complete Guide to Your Symptoms--and What to Do Next." Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: “The Lyme Solution,” Part 1
May 30, 2019
Even long-term antibiotic treatment often fails to eradicate the symptoms of Lyme Disease. Naturopathic physician Darin Ingels, author of "The Lyme Solution," discusses an integrative approach to Lyme Disease. Why is Lyme so resistant to conventional treatment? Can tests for Lyme Disease be trusted? Himself a Lyme sufferer, Ingels explored a variety of treatments before he obtained relief. His "Immune-Boosting Plan" comprises diet, herbal formulas, supplements, and lifestyle measures. What role does healing the gut play? What supplements promote recovery? What are the Zhang and Cowden herbal protocols? How to ease Herxheimer (die-off) reactions? How to eradicate biofilms that make Lyme more resistant to treatment? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: “The Lyme Solution,” Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Naturopathic physician Darin Ingels, author of "The Lyme Solution." Click HERE for part 1.



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