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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 15, Part 1
December 17, 2018
The Centennial of the 1918 Flu Pandemic that killed 50-100 million—are we prepared if it reappears? There’s more to gout prevention than avoidance of red meat; Are claims about the health benefits of camel’s milk for real? Surefire holiday party hangover remedies; CV Sciences, maker of Plus CBD oil, wins coveted Best of Industry Award for hemp-derived phytocannabinoids; CBD proves helpful for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis; Heart disease risk peaks on Christmas Eve. 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 November 17, Part 2
November 19, 2018
Glyphosate in Roundup disrupts intestinal bacteria, causes anxiety-like behaviors in mice; Results of magnesium study confirm effectiveness of new bio-available formulation; Does the chocolate in puddings, cakes, and mousse still confer health benefits? Diet, supplements for Parkinson’s Disease; Is “Cholestepure” a good supplement for heart disease prevention? Sulforaphane vs. the flu; Is longevity inherited? Therapeutic benefits of hugs. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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A Deep-Dive on Fish Oil, Part 1
November 13, 2018
“It’s time to rethink fish oil”—so say recent press articles that downplay the efficacy of Omega-3 supplements. Jolie Root, RN, Medical Educator for Carlson Laboratories, and host of the “Food for Thought” radio show, offers a balanced perspective on the findings of fish oil research—with over 35,000 publications as of 2018. What’s wrong with the recent “ASCEND” Study that erroneously purports to demonstrate that fish oil offers no benefit to diabetics? Is Krill oil a superior delivery system for Omega-3s? What about flax oil? What options are available for vegetarians? What benefits of fish oil for immunity? For prenatal nutrition? For neurodegenerative diseases? Is it true that fish oil must be avoided if you’re contemplating surgery or taking blood thinners? Click HERE for part 2.



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Leyla Weighs In: What’s Causing Your Gray Hair?
October 26, 2018
Intravenous B1 improves survival in patients with septic shock; This lipoprotein is a better predictor of cardiovascular risk than LDL cholesterol in certain people; Vitamins C and E help elite athletes recover after competition; Is gray hair caused by a weakened immune system?



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
October 24, 2018
What do you think of flu shots for the masses as most doctors recommend? Wouldn't it be better for most people to maintain higher blood levels of vitamin D?; I'm a 44-year-old female with Lynch syndrome. Is it necessary to have my ovaries removed?; I've experienced lowered blood pressure with just 250 mg of nicotinamide riboside. Is this common?; I would like to try CBD oil for anxiety but I'm currently taking Plavix. Any interaction I should be concerned about? Click HERE for part 1.



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Internal & External Factors Affecting Immune Health, Part 1
October 16, 2018
How do we protect ourselves & our families from colds and flu this fall & winter? Martie Whittekin, a Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist and the author of, "The Probiotic Cure," helps us to understand the INTERNAL and EXTERNAL factors that affect our immune system. Why do so many people seem to get colds and the flu more often in the wintertime? Bacteria and viruses do not “cause” a disease. It is a person’s weak immune system that allows the bacteria or virus to attack the host. Hear Martie's #1 natural therapy that she recommends for enhancing the immune system. Click HERE for part 2.



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Internal & External Factors Affecting Immune Health, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Martie Whittekin, a Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist and the author of, "The Probiotic Cure." Click HERE for part 1.



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A Revolution In Our Understanding of Vitamin D, Part 1
October 11, 2018
The latest installment in our free-ranging discussions about vitamin D with Dr. John Cannell, founder and CEO of the Vitamin D Research Council. The “elephant in the room”: skeptics have lately pushed back on the efficacy of vitamin D and impugned the motives of top vitamin D researcher Michael Holick MD. Sounds “too good to be true”—-how could vitamin D be so beneficial for such a myriad of conditions? What are the autoimmune benefits of vitamin D? What are the latest findings linking low D levels to breast cancer risk? Is oral vitamin D supplementation equivalent to getting it the natural way—via the sun? What are optimal levels of D? Why is it that individuals require such different levels of supplementation? What about D in pregnancy? For athletic performance? For fending off colds and flus? For diabetes? For autism? Are certain formulations of D superior to others? Click HERE for part 2.



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A Revolution In Our Understanding of Vitamin D, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. John Cannell, founder and CEO of the Vitamin D Research Council. Click HERE for part 1.



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How to Prepare for Flu Season, Part 1
October 9, 2018
Flu season is upon us. Last year, flu hospitalizations were the highest they’ve ever been; 106 out of every 100,000 people were hospitalized for the flu in the 2017-18 season, with people over age 64 accounting for 58% of those hospitalizations. Dr. James LaValle, R.Ph., C.C.N., nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board-certified clinical nutritionist, and founder of Metabolic Enterprises, Inc., offers specific strategies for helping all of us boost our immune health and navigate this year’s VERY TOUGH cold & flu season. Click HERE for part 2.



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