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ENCORE: Are your implantable devices sabotaging your health? Part 1
December 31, 2020
Are your implantable devices sabotaging your health? Award-winning investigative journalist Jeanne Lenzer joins us to discuss her book, "The Danger Within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man’s Battle to Survive." Over 30 million Americans have them—that’s 1/10th of the population. Implantable devices include artificial hips and knees, pacemakers and defibrillators, breast implants, nerve stimulators, contraceptive devices, surgical mesh, and countless other applications. These devices can fail—sometimes with disastrous consequences. Why does the current regulatory scheme allow these minimally-tested devices to reach the marketplace? What is “disease creep”? And why is the treatment sometimes worse than the disease? What should every potential device recipient know before getting anything permanently implanted in their body? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Are your implantable devices sabotaging your health? Part 2

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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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 28, Part 2
November 30, 2020
Walking to work beats a casual stroll; High glycemic index (GI) proven to hike heart risk; Mexico bans soft drink sales to kids in effort to curb obesity; Natural treatment of acid reflux; Breast implant illness—is it real? Is there a way to avoid hernia surgery? Screen time associated with poor diet, health; Study reveals only one in ten medical treatments backed by solid evidence; What could be causing numbness in fingertips? 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 November 21, Part 2
November 23, 2020
Vaccine FAQs—what we know and what we don’t; Can you blend your vitamins into your smoothie? Do dark stools require medical attention? Iodine deficiency is common in vegans; Too much Omega 6 in the absence of Omega 3 in mothers’ diets during pregnancy may program offspring for cravings, obesity; Medical practices hit hard by COVID-19, majority of docs have seen loss in revenue; Too many antibiotics in children under 2 trigger allergies, autoimmunity, obesity, and behavioral problems. 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 November 14, Part 2
November 16, 2020
Phosphatidylcholine and vitamin D vs. dementia; How could it be that a superbly-trained marathoner still develops hypertension? DMSO for inflamed Achilles’ tendons; What to do for a low white blood cell count? Surprise billing for colonoscopies; Could excess B12 be causing your adult acne? Top US nutritionists call for rescinding limits on saturated fat; Positive outlook predicts less memory decline. 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: Reducing COVID Anxiety
November 4, 2020
How many supplements would be considered too many for an elderly female who is sedentary due to pain?; If my carotid artery stenosis goes above 50%, my cardiologist wants me to take a statin. What can I do to control the plaque?; What system can I have in place to communicate my refusal to have a blood transfusion in the event of a medical emergency where I'm unable to communicate?; What advice would you give to reduce anxiety about Covid? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 24, Part 1
October 26, 2020
What’s missing from 2020 candidates’ talking points on healthcare; The controversy over “herd immunity” explained; How much zinc is too much? Coffee and green tea forestall diabetes death risk; D for dementia; The final word on the breast cancer/hair dye & straightener link. 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 24, Part 2

34% of older adults are prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs; Natural therapies for claudication; Sugar consumption may be linked to ADHD, bipolar disorder, aggressive behavior; Patients soon to have full access to doctors’ notes; Hot flashes may herald heart risk; Is cardiac ablation the only alternative for PVCs? Apples, berries, and tea for blood pressure; FDA issues new warning on NSAIDs during pregnancy. 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 17, Part 1
October 19, 2020
Outbreak in Canadian spin studio infects over 70 cyclists; What’s YOUR exercise work-around? Offering a second opinion on osteoporosis—is it too late for supplements to help? Is plane travel too risky during the pandemic? Acupuncture relieves surgery pain, reduces need for addictive opiates; Metformin recall widens; Two apples a day could keep the cardiologist away; CPAP for sleep apnea. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: How Healing Works, Part 1
September 24, 2020
A leading advocate for complementary and alternative medicine, Dr. Wayne Jonas, reveals the often-missed components that our current healthcare system overlooks. He wrote, "How Healing Works: Get Well and Stay Well Using Your Hidden Power to Heal." He's a military physician and former head of the Office of Alternative Medicine (now the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) and the Samueli Institute, Dr. Jonas believes that natural medicine may hold the answer to the current opioid epidemic. Why does the U.S. spend over twice the dollars per capita of other nations’ healthcare systems, but lags in critical health care benchmarks? Why is Americans’ life expectancy DECLINING for the first time in recorded history? Why should the placebo effect not be dismissed as inconsequential? How can it be harnessed to produce healing? Why is the military pioneering acceptance of natural methods? How does Dr. Jonas counter skeptics who claim research on complementary medicine is a waste of time and money? Dr. Jonas shares his vision of where healthcare in America is headed. He recommends that patients get started now working with their doctors to develop effective, collaborative health programs. Click HERE for part 2.



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