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Integrative Eye Health, Part 1
February 6, 2020
Integrative Eye Health with Rudrani Banik, MD. A practicing physician, Dr. Banik is dually trained in ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology; she also received specialized training in Functional Medicine. What does “root cause analysis” mean when it comes to eye conditions? What’s the evidence that nutrition is applicable to eye problems? Dr. Banik explains how modern lifestyles contribute to “computer vision syndrome”, nearsightedness, headaches and migraines. What’s the significance of blue light? Are there natural cures for myopia? For cataracts? Dr. Banik shares her pioneering research using an ancient botanical for NAION, a common cause of irreversible vision loss. What’s new in nutritional support for macular degeneration? Glaucoma? Click HERE for part 2.



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Integrative Eye Health, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his discussion with Rudrani Banik, MD. who is dually trained in ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Update on Coronavirus
February 5, 2020
Update on Coronavirus; What do you think of NT Factor? Do you still recommend it?; I use eye drops for dry eyes but what can I take for the twitch in the upper lid of my right eye?; Why do so many supplements contain folate? Are there any consequences to getting so much?; My husband and I take magnesium daily. Why are our blood levels still low? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: CBD and Glaucoma
November 6, 2019
Better health outcomes reported with the Functional Medicine Care Model; I find no conclusions or clear opinion in your recent fish oil article. Would you please elaborate?; My dad takes CBD oil for anxiety and depression but he also has glaucoma. Should he stop taking it? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 26, Part 2
October 28, 2019
Migraine treatments; vitamin D for migraines; Potato purée as effective as sugary gels for long-distance endurance athletes; Stress hikes risk for life-threatening infections; Lifting weights as you age cuts risk of premature death by 46%; Prescription eye drops may eventually supplant need for reading glasses; Fatty liver prevalent among teens—even kids of normal weight; Study dispels myth that high school contact sports put kids at risk for eventual cognitive decline; Fecal transplants may relieve IBS—but only if obtained from a “super donor.” 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 October 19, Part 2
October 21, 2019
How the baby food industry hooks toddlers on sugar, salt and fat; “Fruit drinks” for kids often contain little or no fruit and are laden with sugar; Mushrooms vs. prostate cancer; Is it OK for kids to be raised vegan? Supplements vs. dementia; Common bladder medication linked to degenerative eye condition; Alpha lipoic acid and progesterone vs. retinitis pigmentosa; New drugs show promise against macular degeneration; Johnson & Johnson hit with record 8 billion dollar penalty for not revealing side effects of popular anti-psychotic. 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 2: Fizzy Water
September 25, 2019
My 65-year-old husband's eye exam revealed some Drusen. Are there any remedies to reduce it?; Mouthwash can reduce the benefits of exercise by reducing nitric oxide production by beneficial oral bacteria; Why do you divide your podcasts into two segments?; Any aspects of plain old fizzy water that pose a problem to health if consumed regularly? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 20, Part 1
July 22, 2019
Macular degeneration—what’s diet got to do with it? Impossible Burger developer has a vision: eliminate all meat from human diets; Peter Frampton’s career-ending muscle disorder; 1 in 8 nurses takes meds just to stay awake; The perils of hospital toilets. 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 June 15, Part 2
June 17, 2019
Expensive biologic meds for arthritis, colitis, psoriasis linked to 34,000 deaths; UK’s health watchdogs unjustifiably ration needed cataract surgeries; Learning a language makes your brain grow; Lowering cholesterol too drastically may damage diabetics’ nerves; America is too dependent on China for its drugs; Ashwagandha for osteoporosis; Exercise is beneficial even in short bouts, and sitting isn’t “the new smoking”; Eat nuts during pregnancy to make your kids smarter. 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 June 1, Part 2
June 3, 2019
Don’t fall for those pervasive radio ads for fruit and veggie pills—here’s why; LED lights are long-lasting and energy-efficient—but can damage your retina. Stress and cardiovascular disease; Doctor care lapses with late-day appointments; New malware can alter CT scans and MRIs with fake cancers, or delete real cancers; Depressed patients may get a wake-up call from deliberate sleep deprivation. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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