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The Role Lifestyle Plays in Enhancing Resilience, Part 1
August 25, 2022
The Covid pandemic should’ve served as a wake-up call, highlighting our vulnerabilities as a nation. Ross Arena, Ph.D., professor of physical therapy at the University of Illinois Chicago, is spearheading a bold initiative called HL-PIVOT to underscore the role that healthy lifestyle plays in enhancing resilience. He is lead author of a new paper that demonstrates the roles that obesity, poor diet, smoking, and inadequate sleep play in setting the stage for poor Covid outcomes. Instead of a pandemic, he argues that we’re experiencing a “syndemic”—a perfect storm of chronic diseases that in themselves exact a terrible toll of chronic illness, but at the same time render Americans more susceptible to Covid. The surprising disparity between US regions with healthier, more active populations versus sedentary precincts within “food deserts” spotlights the important role lifestyle plays as a mediator of Covid severity. Arena argues that this has important social justice implications, with underserved populations experiencing the brunt of the syndemic. Click HERE for part 2.



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The Role Lifestyle Plays in Enhancing Resilience, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Ross Arena, Ph.D., professor of physical therapy at the University of Illinois Chicago. Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Ways to Minimize Viral Transmission in Your Home, Part 1
August 23, 2022
You get regular medical checkups—shouldn’t your home deserve a thorough evaluation for disease hazards? Indoor air quality has become especially crucial in light of the pandemic. We’re spending more time in our homes, and we’re looking for ways to minimize transmission of the virus. America’s Healthy Home Expert Caroline Blazovsky describes what conditions are conducive to viral transmission, and how mitigation strategies can minimize risk. Is humidity a factor? What about UV light? What simple fixes can homeowners and businesses implement? How to determine if your environment is prone to mold or chemical toxic burden; Are air purifiers part of the solution, and what to look for in a home unit? Are we releasing too many toxic chemicals into our dwellings via over-exuberant use of disinfectants? What’s the surprising link between airborne particulates and Alzheimer’s? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Ways to Minimize Viral Transmission in Your Home, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with America’s Healthy Home Expert, Caroline Blazovsky. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for August 20, Part 1: Mediterranean Diet for Depression
August 22, 2022
Covid fatigue sets in: Even Pfizer’s vaccine developer comes down with it, people aren’t testing anymore, vaccine uptake for toddlers is less than 5%; Most Omicron patients don’t even know they’re sick; CDC admits “mistakes” but asks for more funding to guarantee compliance with future lockdowns and vaccine mandates; Mediterranean diet for depression; Solutions for bloating; Pre-op advice before shoulder surgery; Dietary nitrates for brain, heart, blood pressure, athletic endurance, sexual performance; Viagra may be repurposed as Alzheimer’s drug. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Long-Term Relief of Gas, Bloating, Pain, Diarrhea and Constipation, Part 1
August 18, 2022
Special focus on SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) with Functional Medicine doctor Loren Marks. What is SIBO, and why is it estimated to afflict more than 10% of the world’s population? How does the breath test help diagnose SIBO? Why simply dosing patients with Xifaxin often doesn’t provide long-term relief of gas, bloating, pain, diarrhea, and constipation; What natural botanicals prove most helpful for SIBO? Are probiotics bad for SIBO sufferers? Can SIBO cause non-GI symptoms like fatigue, body aches, or brain fog? What role for the low FODMAP diet to alleviate symptoms? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Long-Term Relief of Gas, Bloating, Pain, Diarrhea and Constipation, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Functional Medicine doctor Loren Marks. Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Medical Errors and How to Minimize Them, Part 1
August 16, 2022
Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of "When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error," discusses how mistakes occur—and what steps are being taken to minimize them. Medical errors were once estimated to account for nearly 100,000 deaths per year, the third leading cause of death, tantamount to the toll of a fully-loaded jumbo jet crashing every single day. But is it really that clear cut? Can checklists minimize mistakes? How might elaborate “failsafe” electronic medical records actually contribute to the stress and overwork that leads health professionals to err? Can artificial intelligence systems come to the rescue? Why our current malpractice system is an inefficient deterrent. Dr. Ofri is also author of a just-released article in the New Yorker entitled “A Bellevue Doctor’s Pandemic Diary." Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Medical Errors and How to Minimize Them, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of "When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error." Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: A 5-Step Process for Dealing with Mold Toxicity, Part 1
August 11, 2022
Mold-related illness with Dr. Jill Crista, author of "Break the Mold: 5 Tools To Conquer Mold and Take Back Your Health." Dr. Crista explains why mold problems can cause a wide array of symptoms that are far more pervasive than conventional medicine’s limited recognition of “mold allergy”. In addition to asthma and sinusitis, mold-related illness may cause brain fog, autoimmunity, GI problems, and chronic fatigue; mycotoxins from mold can attack any organ system, but the brain is particularly susceptible. What symptoms would make you suspect mold-related illness? Are there tests that can clinch the diagnosis? Dr. Crista describes a 5-step process for dealing with mold toxicity. Care must be taken not to induce “die-off” which can make the patient sicker. Does diet matter? What supplements facilitate recovery? How do you determine if mold is present in your home or workplace, and what steps can be taken to remediate? Click HERE for part 2.



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