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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 22, Part 2
June 24, 2019
Probiotics containing soil-based organisms (SBOs) might pose hazards; Athletes THINK they know more about supplements and nutrition than they do; A caller wonders what’s up with the white spot in the back of his throat; A controversial start-up offers “vampire blood” as a pricey anti-aging treatment; Fecal transplants can be dangerous; Viral FB posts urge parents of autistic kids to try the “bleach cure”; Spending 2 hours per week in nature associated with health and mood benefits; Study reveals why antibiotics may not be the cure for persistent Lyme Disease; Those popular sleep trackers may give you “orthosomnia”; Low vitamin K linked to reduced mobility with aging. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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A Primer in Naturopathic Pediatric Care, Part 1
June 20, 2019
We talk to one of North America’s premier children’s health experts, Leslie Solomonian ND, author of the encyclopedic textbook "Naturopathic & Integrative Pediatrics." It covers virtually every childhood health issue that parents are likely to encounter, from birth to adolescence. Why is popping Tylenol and ibuprofen at the first intimation of a fever a bad idea? What natural alternatives might be preferable? Do kids need to routinely take nutritional supplements? What herbs are safe to give to children? What natural alternatives can help address the epidemic of childhood mental and emotional disorders? How can we stem the tide of kids’ obesity, fatty liver, and Type 2 diabetes? Any alternatives to toxic bug sprays now that summer’s here? How does screen time undermine kids’ health, and are there strategies for minimizing it? Click HERE for part 2.



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A Primer in Naturopathic Pediatric Care, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with one of North America’s premier children’s health experts, Leslie Solomonian ND, author of the encyclopedic textbook "Naturopathic & Integrative Pediatrics." Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 1, Part 1
June 3, 2019
The latest coffee study tells us that drinking more than 6 cups per day is bad for you; The numerous ways Berberine supports cardiovascular health; Eat like a caveman to avoid cavities; Sulforaphane vs. schizophrenia; Osteoporosis may be a mitochondrial disease; Air pollution may promote behavioral problems in children carrying Alzheimer's risk gene; Glucosamine’s unforeseen benefits for cardiovascular disease prevention; Topical vitamin C for reducing post-surgical scars; Having kids doesn’t age you—it may rejuvenate your telomeres. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Melatonin Gummy
May 29, 2019
Why does my husband fall asleep after ANYTHING he eats?; What anti-histamine is appropriate for my 2-year-old grandson with one kidney?; How can I help my 63-year-old mother who is in a care facility with Crohn's disease and dementia?; Do you recommend regular use of spirulina?; My 4-year-old grandson sleeps much better with a melatonin gummy at bedtime. Will he become dependent? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 4, Part 1
May 6, 2019
Chances are, your doctor is burnt out—here’s why; Alarming rise in consumption of caffeinated energy drinks; Ozone for the treatment of ovarian cancer; New medical device approved to treat ADHD; How to read a blood test; Poor sense of smell increases 10 year risk of dying by 50%; Urine tests may offer alternative to PAP smears for cervical cancer detection; Zero tolerance for alcohol in pregnancy; FBI raids offices of popular stool testing company. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 27, Part 1
April 29, 2019
Roundup’s harmful effects can be transmitted across generations to grandchildren, great-grandchildren; A caller is concerned that his high-fat diet has contributed to his high coronary calcium score; Does full-fat dairy promote atherosclerosis? Autophagy—how to promote it with intermittent fasting; School breakfast programs backfire in bid to curb childhood obesity; Late dinner and skipping breakfast a recipe for heart trouble; New fatty liver drug fails test, won’t earn approval; Heart patient in ambulance saved by pothole; Beware of “comfort-food”—high-calorie junk foods’ weight gain effects are amplified by stress; Weight lifting an hour a week may reduce heart attack and stroke risk by 40 to 70 percent. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 27, Part 2

Excess sugar, readily-available pot, lack of exercise stoking epidemic of childhood and adolescent mental conditions—now afflicting 1 of 5. Can diet help avert surgery for diverticulitis? A caller isn’t aware her statin drug prescription may be responsible for her abnormal liver function tests; Elderberry compound helps minimize flu symptoms; Juice fast leaves Israeli woman brain-dead; Can testosterone be safely given to men after prostate cancer? Dark chocolate for high blood pressure; Keto diets help COPD patients breath easier; Food diaries may be the key to diet success; Vitamin C for blood sugar control; IBS sufferers press Congress for research dollars. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Combating Dietary Misinformation, Part 1
April 25, 2019
Tom Naughton is an “edu-tainer,” committed to combating dietary misinformation in his books and films. After the recent success of his book and film “Fat Head,” he has written a sequel, "Fat Head Kids: Stuff About Diet and Health I Wish I Knew When I Was Your Age." What has prompted the current epidemic of obesity and diabetes in our kids and adolescents? How to impart a message of healthy eating without stigmatizing overweight kids? Tom shares his personal background of fighting overweight, and how he ultimately conquered it; Who’s at fault, misguided “experts,” or gluttonous consumers? What’s wrong with government policies that influence food choices? Is more legislation the answer? Are programs like “Let’s Move” missing the point? What’s Tom’s quibble with Morgan Spurlock’s “Supersize Me?” What’s Tom’s vision for a healthier America? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Combating Dietary Misinformation, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Tom Naughton, author of "Fat Head Kids: Stuff About Diet and Health I Wish I Knew When I Was Your Age." Click HERE for part 1.



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