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Intelligent Medicine Radio for October 1, Part 1: New Alzheimer’s Drug
October 3, 2022
NYC Mayor Adams’ misguided campaign to make hospital meals “plant-based”; Vegan meat analogues show adverse impact on GI tract; New Alzheimer’s drug touted for accelerated approval; Congressional effort to require mandatory product labeling for supplements stalls; Study shows boosters offer little advantage over “hybrid immunity”; Why haven’t health authorities admitted missteps in Covid messaging? FDA attempt to update outdated health labels for foods; Vinegar before meals curbs blood sugar spikes. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for September 24, Part 2: Sleep Deprivation
September 26, 2022
Uptake of new Omicron vax is disappointing; Vaccine experts criticize universal bivalent vaccine recommendation; Statins for a high calcium score? Probiotics vs. antibiotic-induced diarrhea? Unhealthy gut may fuel breast cancer spread; Unborn babies can taste in the womb; Sleep deprivation can stoke inflammation; Overweight women who take birth control pills have a 24-fold higher risk of stroke. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for September 3, Part 1: Constipation Cure
September 5, 2022
California moves to penalize doctors for “misinformation”; New Omicron vaccine faces headwinds this fall; Vibrating capsule approved by FDA as constipation cure; Leg tattoo fells Yankee closer Aroldis Chapman; Simple fix for knee osteoarthritis—lose weight! Latest emotional support animal is an alligator; Vitamin IVs for Covid (but easy on the folic acid!); Natural support for gastritis and dry mouth. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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The Role Lifestyle Plays in Enhancing Resilience, Part 1
August 25, 2022
The Covid pandemic should’ve served as a wake-up call, highlighting our vulnerabilities as a nation. Ross Arena, Ph.D., professor of physical therapy at the University of Illinois Chicago, is spearheading a bold initiative called HL-PIVOT to underscore the role that healthy lifestyle plays in enhancing resilience. He is lead author of a new paper that demonstrates the roles that obesity, poor diet, smoking, and inadequate sleep play in setting the stage for poor Covid outcomes. Instead of a pandemic, he argues that we’re experiencing a “syndemic”—a perfect storm of chronic diseases that in themselves exact a terrible toll of chronic illness, but at the same time render Americans more susceptible to Covid. The surprising disparity between US regions with healthier, more active populations versus sedentary precincts within “food deserts” spotlights the important role lifestyle plays as a mediator of Covid severity. Arena argues that this has important social justice implications, with underserved populations experiencing the brunt of the syndemic. Click HERE for part 2.



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The Role Lifestyle Plays in Enhancing Resilience, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Ross Arena, Ph.D., professor of physical therapy at the University of Illinois Chicago. Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Ways to Minimize Viral Transmission in Your Home, Part 1
August 23, 2022
You get regular medical checkups—shouldn’t your home deserve a thorough evaluation for disease hazards? Indoor air quality has become especially crucial in light of the pandemic. We’re spending more time in our homes, and we’re looking for ways to minimize transmission of the virus. America’s Healthy Home Expert Caroline Blazovsky describes what conditions are conducive to viral transmission, and how mitigation strategies can minimize risk. Is humidity a factor? What about UV light? What simple fixes can homeowners and businesses implement? How to determine if your environment is prone to mold or chemical toxic burden; Are air purifiers part of the solution, and what to look for in a home unit? Are we releasing too many toxic chemicals into our dwellings via over-exuberant use of disinfectants? What’s the surprising link between airborne particulates and Alzheimer’s? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Ways to Minimize Viral Transmission in Your Home, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with America’s Healthy Home Expert, Caroline Blazovsky. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for August 20, Part 1: Mediterranean Diet for Depression
August 22, 2022
Covid fatigue sets in: Even Pfizer’s vaccine developer comes down with it, people aren’t testing anymore, vaccine uptake for toddlers is less than 5%; Most Omicron patients don’t even know they’re sick; CDC admits “mistakes” but asks for more funding to guarantee compliance with future lockdowns and vaccine mandates; Mediterranean diet for depression; Solutions for bloating; Pre-op advice before shoulder surgery; Dietary nitrates for brain, heart, blood pressure, athletic endurance, sexual performance; Viagra may be repurposed as Alzheimer’s drug. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for August 20, Part 2: Toxic Toilet Tissue

Assuaging a caller’s concerns over effects of dietary nitrate supplements on tooth enamel; Erasing keloid scars; Titanium dioxide in supplements; Toxic toilet tissue; A rare case of non-sexual transmission of Monkeypox; DHA improves focus in teens; Sulforaphane yields cognitive benefits for seniors; 75-year-old vaccine shields diabetics from Covid; Echinacea declined in popularity during pandemic—but evinces significant protection vs. SARS-Cov2. Food stamps (aka SNAP) found to foster junk food consumption, obesity. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for August 13, Part 1
August 15, 2022
Covid confusion: masks, mandates, boosters, and Chinese lockdowns; Questions arise over new Covid antiviral; The mental health toll of zero-Covid; Bad medicine: Covid test fraud and unnecessary spinal surgeries; Iron pills aren’t always a panacea for anemia. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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