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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 24, Part 2
March 26, 2018
Colonoscopy may trigger appendicitis; A caller with Sjogren’s antibodies seeks answers; Are there natural alternatives for spastic torticollis? Dispelling the myth that fish oil causes prostate cancer; Fiber—but only certain kinds—counters obesity and metabolic syndrome; Cycling exonerated as cause of erectile dysfunction; What’s the deal with those vibrating platforms said to reverse osteoporosis? Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Concussion Protocol Utilizing High-Dose Fish Oil, Part 1
November 21, 2017
"When Brains Collide: What Every Athlete and Parent Should Know About the Prevention and Treatment of Concussions and Head Injuries," a new book by West Point graduate and retired military physician Dr. Michael Lewis, details specific evidence-based protocols for concussion recovery. Millions of head injuries occur annually sometimes causing long-term, debilitating symptoms, not just in wounded GIs, but in high school, college and professional athletes, as well as the elderly who are prone to falls. What are the symptoms of a concussion? How is it diagnosed? Why might fish oil promote recovery from head injuries? Could taking fish oil preventively limit the severity of concussions? Are there ancillary benefits to taking fish oil? Why has the military been recalcitrant about instituting fish oil as preventive therapy for combatants? Does fish oil increase the risk for brain bleeds? Could Omega 3 supplementation reduce the incidence of CTE in professional athletes? How much do you need to take? What should consumers be looking for when they read labels? What additional therapies speed recovery from head trauma? Exercise? Bio-identical hormone replacement? Additional supplements? Hyperbaric oxygen? Cannabidiol (CBD)? Click HERE for part 2.



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Concussion Protocol Utilizing High-Dose Fish Oil, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Michael Lewis, author of "When Brains Collide: What Every Athlete and Parent Should Know About the Prevention and Treatment of Concussions and Head Injuries." Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for September 9, Part 2
September 9, 2017
Which is better--krill oil or fish oil? Fossil evidence suggests Neanderthals may have practiced herbal medicine; When osteoporosis doesn't seem to be getting better with supplements; A caller who has suddenly developed allergies to beef, pork, and lamb; Journal of the American Medical Association issues clarion call for more nutrition training for health professionals, more use of diet counseling in practice; Silicon Valley moguls, Mick Jagger are using them: intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet for memory, energy, and life extension. Mom delivers "the milk of human kindness" to displaced Houston families. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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What Makes the Mediterranean Diet So Healthy? Part 1
August 17, 2017
What is it about the Mediterranean Diet that makes it so healthy? Jolie Root, Senior Nutritionist and Educator for Carlson Labs, dishes on the benefits of this traditional style of eating. She reviews studies that document the pluses of extra virgin olive oil and Omega 3, plentiful in the Mediterranean Diet, for a host of maladies: hypertension, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and even cancer. What specific components of olive oil deliver protection? What other elements of the Mediterranean Diet quell inflammation? Jolie debuts a tasty new culinary supplement--"Olive Your Heart" that combines extra virgin olive oil with DHA-rich Omega 3. Click HERE for part 2.



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What Makes the Mediterranean Diet So Healthy? Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Jolie Root, Senior Nutritionist and Educator for Carlson Labs on the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
July 26, 2017
I have left carotid artery plaque and am taking Crestor, is there any benefit to my taking fish oil? I have a swollen and sore lymph node on my right side under my jaw, what causes this? I have a urinary tract infection found to be staph and completed a round of antibiotics, now I'm regressing -- did the antibiotic lose effectiveness? It is said that fasting blood sugar and fasting insulin are biomarkers for choosing the best weight loss plan, what are your thoughts? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 3, Part 1
June 5, 2017
Olive oil may prevent brain cancer; An Arizona man got a bug bite and now feels achy--could it be Lyme? European Union calls out pesticide hazards--urges more organic produce; Arthroscopic knee surgery no better than sham procedures; High-fiber diet combats knee osteoarthritis; A 31-year-old man got a tattoo--and 3 weeks later he was dead. My doctor says take aspirin, but ditch the fish oil--what to do? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
February 22, 2017
Vitamin D beneficial for cold and flu. Is there a difference between grape seed extract and grapefruit seed extract, which is beneficial for the heart? There is conflicting research on the benefits of vitamin E and fish oil on breast cancer, why do you still recommend them? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 11, Part 2
February 13, 2017
What to do for urinary discomfort in the absence of bacteria? How to help a child with elevated liver function tests? Glyphosate from "Roundup-ready" GMO products can cause hepatic damage at low concentrations; A caller shares that high-dose fish oil has helped her back pain; Vitamin D and magnesium help metabolic syndrome; Tonsil removal offers only modest, short-term benefits; Could your diet or supplements interfere with your thyroid meds? Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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