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Fending Off Neurodegenerative Diseases, Part 1
February 14, 2019
Board-certified neurologist, Dr. Phillipe Douyon, creator of the BrainFit™️ app, joins us to talk about ways to support brain health and fend off neurodegenerative disease. We needn’t be resigned to progressive loss of brain function with aging, because new findings about neuroplasticity reveal that the brain can remodel and rejuvenate itself, actually regenerating brain cells and neural circuits. Dr. Douyon reveals why, with the limited success of drugs for conditions like Parkinson’s and ALS, we need to invoke a comprehensive lifestyle program to address brain health. This comprises sleep, stress reduction, exercise, social connection, avoidance of toxins, and diet. Even poor dental hygiene may influence brain health. Among the supplements that are helpful are fish oil, curcumin, B vitamins and antioxidants like alpha lipoic acid. Dr. Douyon, who specializes in the treatment of epilepsy reveals the role of ketogenic diets in patients who don’t respond to conventional treatment? Are refined carbs and gluten really potentially harmful to the brain? What role for the microbiome in brain health? Which drugs are memory robbers? Can statins have harmful effects on the brain? Try Dr. Douyon’s BrainFit™️ app by clicking HERE. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 9, Part 2
February 11, 2019
Are claims that “probiotics are dangerous” substantiated? Anti-depressants uniformly cause weight gain; An amino acid that may counter Alzheimer’s, ALS; Phthalates in plastic impair fertility—are they lurking in IV bags, catheters, and other disposable medical devices? Supplements and lifestyle to lower C-reactive protein; A caller attests to reality of Zyrtec withdrawal—how to wean off dependency; Vitamin D helps overcome drug-resistant tuberculosis; Flaxseed may aid metabolism, promote weight loss; Healing with essential oils. 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: Panic Attacks
February 6, 2019
New Breakthrough shows breast cancer is a metabolic disease and is detectable in blood; Melanoma mutation likes fat for fuel; Diet can modulate growth-spurring effect in mice; Help! I've been suffering for months with panic attacks and I'm desperate for a solution. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 2, Part 2
February 4, 2019
Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Drug company hires stripper as sales rep to entice docs to write inappropriate prescriptions for addictive pain killers; Natural supplement being investigated as treatment for loneliness; How much calcium is advisable for osteoporosis? What a blood test could reveal about your need to eat frequently; Proposed cost-containment over excessive use of glucose self-monitoring could deprive patients of a useful tool to chart their responses to various foods, meals; “Bug bombs” ineffective vs. roaches, leave dangerous residues on surfaces; Common parasite acquired by cat owners ups risk for schizophrenia—also increases likelihood of entrepreneurship. 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 January 26, Part 1
January 28, 2019
Stemming the epidemic of childhood leukemia—with probiotics? A yoga retreat ends tragically for a Virginia woman after a seemingly minor dog bite; Alternatives to prescription blood thinners for atrial fibrillation; Are fake supplements rampant? Is the heart condition IHSS amenable to natural therapies? Birth month may increase risk for ADHD; Candida fungus may set stage for brain inflammation implicated in Alzheimer’s; Keto supplements may support brain even without stringent carb restriction; Coffee vs. Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy body dementia; Hormone replacement curbs knee pain; Which is a better anti-inflammatory—EPA or DHA? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D, Curcumin, and Isoflavones
January 18, 2019
Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life; Vitamin D deficiency is associated with reduced lower limb muscle strength; Curcumin improved muscle function, exercise capacity in heart failure studies; Foods containing isoflavones may help control diabetes.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 12, Part 1
January 14, 2019
Is olive oil the new Viagra? Are you smarter in the fall? Is there an alternative to Amiodarone? Does DHEA increase risk for prostate cancer? A questionable diagnosis by a holistic doctor? What supplements can guard against the adverse effects of X-rays? Will putting an ice pack in your shorts help you conceive a slimmer baby? Men who eat soy have lower testosterone—true or false? A supplement that can counter statin-induced muscle pain and weakness; An aspirin-a-day doesn’t keep the doctor away? Glyphosate lawsuits add to Bayer woes after Monsanto acquisition; Low levels of acetyl-l-carnitine predict severity and duration of major depression; Low-carb diets superior to low-fat diets for Type 2 Diabetes; Fish oil augments benefits of low-carb diet for blood sugar control; Breastfed babies have better eating habits as toddlers. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: The Over-Diagnosis of ADHD, Part 2
December 20, 2018
Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Alan Schwarz, author of "ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic." Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 15, Part 2
December 17, 2018
Curcumin proven to slow Alzheimer’s brain changes; Can stress make asthma worse? Nut consumption improves sperm quality; Eat more fish to increase success rate of fertility treatments; DHA-rich fish supplements curb premature births; An antioxidant-rich diet reduces heart, cancer, and overall deaths; Physical activity in the evening doesn’t impair sleep quality; Why Americans are increasingly broke and overweight; Physical activity curbs Parkinson’s Disease incidence; Type 2 diabetics told to curtail excess finger-sticking—good idea? 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 December 8, Part 1
December 10, 2018
Only 1 in 8 Americans “metabolically healthy”—are you? The self-test that predicts your risk of dying from heart disease or cancer (HINT: It helps to live in an old NYC brownstone!); Modified citrus pectin for cancer; Canada, where a cholesterol of 7 can make you a ticking time-bomb! A Siberian husky administers an accurate “pet” scan; Kids adopt dangerous sedentary habits as early as six; Vitamin D/schizophrenia link confirmed; Study heralds end of pulling “all-nighters” for exam success. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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