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Why avoid GMOs? Part 1
May 26, 2020
Dr. Michelle Perro is an award-winning pediatrician and integrative physician, co-author of "What’s Making Our Children Sick: How Industrial Food is Causing an Epidemic of Illness." She explains how the advent of genetically-modified foods can undermine health—via diverse pathways. First, there are the unforeseen consequences on the human body of consuming novel foreign proteins; then, there are the adverse effects of herbicides like glyphosate that GMO crops facilitate. Of particular concern is the effect of GMOs on the microbiome which a key determinant of metabolic, neurotransmitter, and immune status. Newer technologies like CRISPR are touted as breakthroughs but they may have inadvertent downsides. Dr. Perro is an advocate of the precautionary principle when it comes to food innovations; she offers tips on how consumers can avoid consumption of GMOs. She calls for a revolution in food production and distribution, and a return to safer and more sustainable models of regenerative agriculture. Click HERE for part 2.



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Why avoid GMOs? Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Michelle Perro, an award-winning pediatrician and integrative physician, and co-author of "What’s Making Our Children Sick: How Industrial Food is Causing an Epidemic of Illness." Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 23, Part 1
May 25, 2020
A quarter of Americans take drugs that can make them fat; Natural cures for fatty liver/NASH; Fasting can reduce inflammation without the drawbacks of immunosuppressive drugs; U.S. alcohol deaths rise sharply—surpassing opiate overdoses; Global temperatures may be rising—but human body temperatures are declining; NY Yankees revamp training staff after record season of injuries; Daily news fix may rewire our nervous systems in stress mode. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 23, Part 2

Low-carb and low-glycemic diets outperform low-fat diets for cardiovascular prevention; Carb quality more important than carb quantity for diabetes control; Additional benefit of low-GI diets—improved sleep quality; Two apples per day keep the cardiologist away; Low-fat diets recommended by the American Heart Association shown to lower testosterone; Exercise improves brain function; Vitamin D and probiotics curb gestational diabetes; How much vitamin D and green tea for breast cancer prevention? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: The Supplements Dr. Hoffman Takes
May 20, 2020
What supplements do you take?; What formulation of calcium would be appropriate for my 80-year-old mother?; What tests would you order for someone experiencing anxiety?; What are the pros if any, and cons of palm oil? Click HERE for part 1.



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Four Key Nutrients to Fortify Your Lungs, Part 1
May 12, 2020
Stuart Tomc, Vice President of Science, Regulation & Education at CV Sciences, makers of PlusCBD Oil, details four key nutrients that build lung health and immunity. Cruciferous vegetables, selenium, quercetin, and CBD (cannabidiol) which, as a dietary ingredient, appears to have a researched immunomodulatory effect. CBD provides a way for individuals to balance their immune response, especially as their immune system becomes weakened by stress. Intelligent Medicine listeners can receive 30% off their purchase at PlusCBDoil.com with promo code BEWELL. Click HERE for part 2.



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Four Key Nutrients to Fortify Your Lungs, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Stuart Tomc, Vice President of Science, Regulation & Education at CV Sciences, makers of PlusCBD Oil. Intelligent Medicine listeners can receive 30% off their purchase at PlusCBDoil.com with promo code BEWELL. Click HERE for part 1.



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Continuing COVID-19 Coverage on the Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 2, Part 2
May 4, 2020
Vegan activists claim closure of meat plants will enhance the health of Americans; Is bathing in Epsom salts bad for renal failure? Are men with facial hair more likely to harbor coronavirus? Covid-19 linked to atypical strokes in young adults; Coronavirus pandemic may prove a boon to the supplement industry as Americans turn to self-care.Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Top 20 Immune-Boosting Foods, Part 2
May 1, 2020
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin continues with part two of her top 20 immune-boosting foods.



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Exercise in the time of Coronavirus, Part 1
April 28, 2020
Triathlete Sue Reynolds describes her personal transformation from 335-pound couch potato to 135-pound elite competitor. Her new book, "The Athlete Inside: The Transforming Power of Hope, Tenacity, and Faith" chronicles her journey. Locked down with the rest of America, she describes her exercise workarounds. Competition has taught her lessons of resilience which have helped her cope with the current pandemic. Additionally, we discuss the advantages of weight optimization and cardiopulmonary fitness for seniors considered at higher risk for COVID-19 severity (age and metabolic derangements like diabetes and hypertension are considered “co-morbidities”)—Reynolds is 66. When not training and competing, she’s a motivational speaker. Click HERE for part 2.



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