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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: The Numerous Benefits of Almonds
April 12, 2023
A handful of almonds before meals promotes weight loss, reduces belly fat, improves blood sugar, lipids, may reverse diabetes; A better alternative to bicarb for GERD symptoms; Please critique the Wapo article on probiotics' impact on gut health; Is the Atkins Diet a healthy way to eat low carb? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for April 8, Part 1: Fish Oil v. Cognitive Decline
April 10, 2023
I made Flava Naturals chocolate brownies for Passover—and they were a hit! Fish oil scores vs. cognitive decline in new study; Is crystal healing legit? Becoming a stool donor can yield big bucks—but few qualify; An epidemic of back pain in young girls is tied to excess screen time; Big Pharma has plans to harness mRNA technology for cancer, autoimmune disease, genetic conditions by 2030—but is it ready for primetime? Survey shows confidence in CDC recommendations varies by party affiliation; Body composition is a strong determinant of risk for severe Covid. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for April 8, Part 2: The Key to Shedding Pounds

Earliest evidence of human use of psychedelics—3000 years ago; The key to shedding pounds and diabetes prevention may be a handful of almonds prior to meals; What combination of diet and exercise yields the healthiest weight loss results? Why newly-popular weight loss drugs may lead to frailty; The verdict on masks—they help little if at all; When routine screenings—PAP smears, colonoscopy, and PSA—make little sense for elderly; Lifestyle habits in 30s may be crucial foundation for healthy aging. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for April 1, Part 2: Keto Matzoh Balls?
April 3, 2023
Keto matzoh balls for Passover? The final verdict on the health impact of alcohol; Is a vitamin D of 81 too high? Can episodes of high blood pressure be linked to GERD? Vitamin D vs. diabetes; Magnesium vs. cognitive decline; Blueberry polyphenols for vascular health; Curcumin vs. atherosclerosis; Can you catch a UTI from contaminated meat? 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 1: Save Our Supplements!
March 29, 2023
Vacation highlights from St. Martin; Eat cereal for a good night's sleep?; Lunchables for school lunch programs?; "Save our Supplements" reinstated; What is your recommended olive oil brand? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio for March 25, Part 2: Breakthrough Obesity Drugs
March 27, 2023
Can Covid cause hair loss? Breakthrough obesity drugs work—but are pricey and come with side effects; Caller experiences headaches from whey protein; Melatonin improves sleep in autistic children; Probiotics for sleep apnea? Learning piano in late life improves cognition and mood; The toll of Covid lockdowns on elderly brains; Should doctors warn patients about downsides of Medicare Advantage plans? High optimism propels women to longevity. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Cutting Through the Complexity and Controversy Surrounding Low-Carb and Keto Dieting, Part 1
March 23, 2023
"End Your Carb Confusion" with Amy Berger. Amy is a Masters Degree nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist CNS who endeavors to cut through all the complexity and controversy surrounding low-carb and keto dieting. She shares her personal experience with low-carb dieting. How low do you need to go with carb restriction? Do you need to use keto instrumentation and continuous glucose monitoring? Why do some people stall on the keto diet? How long does it take to “keto-adapt”? How to forestall the dreaded “keto flu”? Can you have too much fat or protein? Is the commercialization of keto products over-the-top? Has social media amplified the Diet Wars, fat-shaming, and virtue-signaling? What if your cholesterol goes up when you go low-carb? What about keto for Alzheimer’s? Berger dispels misconceptions about the long-term harms of going keto. Her videos “Keto without the crazy” are available on YouTube, and she offers master classes on keto dieting at www.TuitNutrition.com. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Cutting Through the Complexity and Controversy Surrounding Low-Carb and Keto Dieting, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Masters Degree nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist CNS Amy Berger, author of "End Your Carb Confusion: A Simple Guide to Customize Your Carb Intake for Optimal Health." Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for March 18, Part 2: Brain Aging
March 20, 2023
The dark side of the “Fat Acceptance” movement; Natural support for polymyalgia rheumatica; Catechins vs. brain aging; Vitamin C shown to protect telomeres; How green smoothies can land you in serious trouble; Drug companies using paid social media “influencers” offering testimonials to skirt drug ad regulations. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Eating the Rainbow
March 17, 2023
March is National Nutrition Month: How to ensure you're getting the most nutrition from your food. Second in a series.



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