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Neurological Health

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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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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Too Much Curcumin?
January 30, 2019
My TSH is 2.96. Is that normal or should I be concerned?; I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism following a TSH test and they're recommending levothyroxine—What say you?; Is it ever possible to take too much curcumin?; What would you recommend for joint pain from rigorous construction work?; Which olive leaf supplement do you recommend?; Sugar substitutes offered no health benefits, but they didn't do any harm either. Please debunk this!; What can my wife take for diabetic neuropathy in her hands and feet? Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Natural Treatment of Neurological Disorders, Part 1
January 3, 2019
Dr. Sidney Kurn, co-author of "Herbs and Nutrients for Neurological Disorders," details natural treatment strategies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, and seizures. A veteran neurologist, Dr. Kurn contends that shared mechanisms underlie many neurodegenerative diseases: mitochondrial dysfunction, disruption of the microbiome, free radicals, neuro-excitation, nutrient insufficiencies, environmental toxicity, and genetics. What’s the role for marijuana compounds in alleviating neurodegeneration? How are heavy metals implicated? Why are organic foods preferable? What role for supplements like ubiquinol, inosine, B vitamins, antioxidants, Mucuna pruriens, curcumin, resveratrol, huperzine, acetyl-l-carnitine, Omega 3s, magnesium taurate, nicotinamide riboside, ginkgo biloba and PQQ? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Natural Treatment of Neurological Disorders, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Sidney Kurn, co-author of "Herbs and Nutrients for Neurological Disorders." Click HERE for part 1.



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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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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 9, Part 2
June 11, 2018
Supplements for cold prevention; PQQ for neuroprotection; Can you take colostrum if you’re allergic to dairy? Are there substitutes for prescription blood thinners in a frail 100-year-old? Nicotinamide riboside scores vs. Parkinson’s Disease; Exercise counteracts genetic susceptibility to obesity; Why GMO crops may worsen the epidemic of antibiotic resistance; Supplements for neuropathy; Cancer care twice as costly in U.S. vs. Canada, with outcomes similar. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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The Nutraceuticals of the Decade? Part 1
May 1, 2018
There’s more to hemp than just CBD (cannabidiol). So says Carl Germano, expert on cannabinoids and Vice President of Verdant Oasis, a quality manufacturer and supplier of hemp-sourced products. Germano explains the “Entourage Effect” whereby numerous compounds in hemp act synergistically on a multitude of physiological pathways. Natural plant-derived cannabinoids have the potential to be the nutraceuticals of the decade. They have been used in folk medicine for nervous disorders and painful conditions for millennia. What’s their utility for headaches? For back pain? As an alternative to opiates and NSAIDs? For insomnia? To prevent and reverse osteoporosis? For ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease? For skin problems? To support athletic performance and recovery? For neurodegenerative disorders? Even for cancer? Why has hemp been unfairly stigmatized? What’s its legal status? How do the various delivery systems compare: oral capsules, tinctures, vaping, vs. topical application? Germano details what consumers should look for in terms of quality considerations. As a postscript, in light of his authorship of The Osteoporosis Solution, Germano weighs in on the bone benefits of ipriflavone.



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CBD (Cannabidiol)—could it be the nutraceutical of the year? Part 1
March 27, 2018
Retired military physician and West Point graduate Philip Blair, MD is an internationally-recognized expert on CBD: What is it? Is it legal? Why are hemp sources of CBD preferred over marijuana-derived CBD? Will it make you high? Uncoordinated? Are there other untoward effects? Addiction or dependency potential? What does research tell us about the endocannabinoid system? Does CBD have the potential to alleviate pain and help curb the opioid epidemic? What can CBD do for anxiety, depression or PTSD? For head injuries? For neurodegenerative disorders? Seizures? As a sleep aid? GI ailments? What’s the basis of its anti-inflammatory effects? Can it address skin disorders and promote healing? Does it enhance athletic performance and speed recovery time? What’s the difference between tinctures, oral capsules, liposomal forms, topical lotions, and vaping solutions? Why is the “entourage effect” important? Can pets benefit from CBD? How do you evaluate the quality of CBD products? Click HERE for part 2. And click HERE for the article, "The Scientific Evidence Proving CBD’s Benefits," for more information.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 3, Part 2
March 5, 2018
Natural approaches for anxiety; Poor diet in early life may up risk for celiac disease; Gluten-free diet helps quell neuropathy pain; Essential fatty acids for dry eye; Eating nuts slashes colon cancer recurrences; Healthy diet curbs depression; Ketogenic diet for schizophrenia; Are natural, organic cigarettes really healthier? 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
November 22, 2017
Do you have a working protocol for the treatment of acute sciatica pain? What degree of efficacy does osteopathic manipulative therapy offer? I've heard Leyla talk about taking L-glutamine for sugar cravings, but won't that also feed cancer? Click HERE for part 1.



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