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Melatonin—Not Just for Insomnia and Jet Lag, Part 1
November 29, 2022
Headlines are sounding alarms over the widespread use of melatonin—especially as a sleep aid for young kids. Dr. Deanna Minich has authored a comprehensive review of melatonin, in which she likens it to vitamin D in its potential utility for a variety of ailments—not just for insomnia and jet lag, but also for metabolic syndrome and diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, brain disorders, autoimmune conditions, eye problems, tinnitus, PCOS, endometriosis, infertility, viral infections, and even ADHD and autism. Additionally, melatonin may confer anti-aging benefits. She affirms its overall safety, but cautions that some formulations are sketchy and may contain contaminants or vastly exceed or undershoot their claimed melatonin content. She discusses how modern life, with its ever-present artificial light, shift work, and travel across time zones may disrupt our circadian rhythms and put us in a state of darkness deprivation, with consequent melatonin depletion. For many conditions less is more, and use in children should be limited to special cases. Dr. Minich also emphasizes that lifestyle factors like properly timed light and darkness exposure, blue blocker glasses and screen apps, exercise and diet are cornerstones to optimal melatonin production, with melatonin supplements constituting only part of a holistic approach. Click HERE for part 2.



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Melatonin—Not Just for Insomnia and Jet Lag, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Deanna Minich who authored a comprehensive review of melatonin. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for November 12, Part 1: Slowing Biological Aging
November 14, 2022
Preserve muscle strength to slow biological aging; Melatonin to the rescue in osteoporosis; Alternatives to corneal transplant? How blood pressure and pulse rate are related; Study reveals 42% of Gen Z’ers suffer mental disorders; Tik Tok spreads harmful nutrition messages; What is an electrophysiologist? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Stress and Sleep Support During the Holidays, Part 1
November 10, 2022
The holiday season can be hectic. In times like these, getting the rejuvenating rest and relaxation we need can be hard. Stuart Tomc, VP Science, Regulation and Education for CV Sciences, makers of PlusCBD Oil, introduces the PlusCBD Holiday Survival Kit. It promotes healthy sleep patterns and reduces tension and stress around the holiday craziness. It includes CBD Calm Gummies, formulated with clinically researched ingredients like L-Theanine for a Zen-like calm and 5-HTP for a positive mood and mental well-being. It also includes PlusCBD Sleep Gummies, which are doctor formulated with clinically researched ingredients like melatonin to promote proper wake/sleep cycles, magnolia bark to soothe nerves and encourage relaxation, and lemon balm to help calm you before bed. Go more in-depth with these resources: Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series, Oral Administration of 5-Hydroxytryptophan Restores Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis in a Mouse Model of Depression, Protective Role of Melatonin Against Postmenopausal Bone Loss via Enhancement of Citrate Secretion From Osteoblasts, Is Melatonin the “Next Vitamin D”?: A Review of Emerging Science, Clinical Uses, Safety, and Dietary Supplements, and The anxiolytic effect of cannabidiol depends on the nature of the trauma when patients with post-traumatic stress disorder recall their trigger event. Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Manic Episodes
March 3, 2022
What is your response to the proclamation that "data on the long-term safety of melatonin is incomplete"?; My hearing aids are connected by Bluetooth to my phone and I wonder if this is dangerous; What forms of magnesium do you recommend for those with deficiencies?; What do you think of Rejuvant? Is there anything to it?; My nephew has manic episodes but not depression. Is he still considered to have bipolar disorder? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Hyperbaric Oxygen Reverses Aging Process
December 2, 2020
Study finds fish oil may not help your heart?; Study: Fish oil, vitamin D supplements won't prevent A-Fib; Fish oil drug helps shrink plaque in heart arteries; Study finds hyperbaric oxygen treatments reverse aging process; I read your book on natural therapies for Mitral Valve Prolapse. Does the same advice apply if I have mild-moderate regurgitation?; Does supplementing with 1 mg melatonin nightly offer any general health benefits? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Melatonin and COVID-19
November 25, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving!; Study: Glyphosate may affect human microbiota; What do you think of desiccated liver for athletic endurance?; What do you think of the potential of melatonin in treating Covid-19? Click HERE for part 2.



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