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ENCORE: Are your implantable devices sabotaging your health? Part 2
June 21, 2022
Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with award-winning investigative journalist Jeanne Lenzer on her book, "The Danger Within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man’s Battle to Survive." Click HERE for part 1.



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A New Way of Understanding Patients With a Wide Array of Elusive Symptoms, Part 1
April 12, 2022
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) is a diagnosis that offers a new way of understanding patients with a wide array of elusive symptoms, resistant to conventional therapy. Dr. Tania Dempsey, an expert in dealing with complex diseases, has performed extensive research in collaboration with Dr. Lawrence Afrin, author of "Never Bet Against Occam: Mast Cell Activation Disease and the Modern Epidemics of Chronic Illness and Medical Complexity." Dr. Dempsey explains the many manifestations of MCAS, which go beyond mere classical allergies, including headaches, psychiatric symptoms, gastrointestinal problems, and even gynecological and urological complaints. Certain medications can help treat it, along with diet and natural supplements like quercetin, DAO, and luteolin. Triggers may include mold, environmental toxins, stress, and tick-borne infections. There’s even speculation that MCAS may be responsible for some of the symptoms of Long Covid. Click HERE for part 2.



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A New Way of Understanding Patients With a Wide Array of Elusive Symptoms, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Tania Dempsey, an expert in dealing with complex diseases, about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 2, Part 2
April 4, 2022
Subsidies for fruit and vegetables would improve health; Health risks of plastic microparticles; Florida healthcare horror stories; Routine lab test predicts how much water you need to drink to avoid heart problems; Warfarin vs. atrial fibrillation; Olive oil prevents cancer, heart disease, dementia, postpones death; Mom’s cannabis use poses risk to offspring; Men who take metformin father boys with reproductive defects. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Liver Detox After Toxic Mold Exposure
February 2, 2022
Study finds physician visits less gratifying since the advent of EMRs (Electronic Medical Records); Any thoughts about ways to detox my liver after toxic mold exposure and subsequent treatment?; Any effective ways to deal with interstitial cystitis symptoms besides diet?; I have intermittent gastroparesis. Are there any supplements I can take to avoid Reglan? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Sexism In Medicine, Part 1
December 30, 2021
In "Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick," feminist journalist Maya Dusenbery looks at the roots of sexism in medicine. Why are women’s health complaints often dismissed? How has Freudian psychology with its notions of “hysteria” and “conversion disorders” undermined the legitimacy of women’s complaints? Women are disproportionately affected by pain syndromes like fibromyalgia, incapacitating menstrual cramps, and migraines and IBS; they are also far more likely to suffer from autoimmune disorders; they are often under-treated for heart problems which are erroneously thought to be predominantly male. Why is research lagging in these areas that so disproportionately affect women? Does greater inclusion of women in the ranks of health professionals promise more female-centric care? Or do institutional barriers within a paternalistic system limit progress? How can women surmount obstacles to equitable care? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Sexism In Medicine, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with journalist Maya Dusenbery, author of "Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick." Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 25, Part 1
December 27, 2021
Mark Zuckerberg announces push to build “Metaverse”—what the health consequences might be; Game changer study shows vaxxed nearly as likely as unvaxxed to transmit virus to household members; Cheap antidepressant repurposed as anti-Covid drug; Surgeon walks away from emergency operation, has lunch, falls asleep in car, goes home; How to get adequate potassium on a keto diet; How to ward off serious illness if exposed to Covid. 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 October 23, Part 2
October 25, 2021
Iron—the Goldilocks mineral; Iron deficiency blunts response to vaccines; Low-carb diet lowers LDL, favorably shifts LDL particle size; Prozac for macular degeneration? Why so many medical specialists? The unintended consequences of vaccine mandates; Mediterranean diet helps teenagers, too; Vaping doesn’t help smokers stay off cigarettes; Are we a “Dopamine Nation”? Diet and lupus; Cordyceps tapped as novel cancer treatment. 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 9, Part 2
October 11, 2021
The fragmentation of health care—why so many specialists? New Merck Covid pill curbs early disease but fails test in severely ill; Molnupiravir sells for 40 times what it costs to make, as government gears up to stockpile millions of doses; The “Goldilocks Effect” of iron when it comes to heart risk; When a Covid shot goes too deep into your shoulder joint; Subbing sugar with Splenda stokes appetite, undermines weight loss efforts; Vitamin C promotes “mental vitality” in young adults; Pregnenolone for brain and pain; Drugs improve bone density, but exercise boosts bone strength; Are NSAIDS a no-no before colonoscopy? Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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