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The Devastating Health Effects of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals, Part 1
October 22, 2019
"Sicker, Fatter, Poorer" is a book about the devastating health effects of hormone-disrupting chemicals. Pediatrician Leo Trasande describes how hormone-disrupting chemicals get into our bodies; how they can mimic our natural hormones and what are the consequences in terms of development and disease including diabetes and obesity, brain disorders, infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, and breast and prostate cancer; how we can limit our exposure; and how we can vote with our consumer dollars to push for safer food and household products. What are “gender benders”? How do non-stick compounds compromise thyroid function? What are the dangers of can liners and plastic wrappers? How do “obesogens” thwart our best efforts to diet and exercise? How do these chemicals perpetuate a cycle of poverty for the poor and minorities? Do environmental regulations need to be made more stringent? Sicker, Fatter, Poorer" is a book about the devastating health effects of hormone-disrupting chemicals. Pediatrician Leo Trasande describes how hormone-disrupting chemicals get into our bodies; how they can mimic our natural hormones and what are the consequences in terms of development and disease including diabetes and obesity, brain disorders, infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, and breast and prostate cancer; how we can limit our exposure; and how we can vote with our consumer dollars to push for safer food and household products. What are “gender benders”? How do non-stick compounds compromise thyroid function? What are the dangers of can liners and plastic wrappers? How do “obesogens” thwart our best efforts to diet and exercise? How do these chemicals perpetuate a cycle of poverty for the poor and minorities? Do environmental regulations need to be made more stringent? Sicker, Fatter, Poorer" is a book about the devastating health effects of hormone-disrupting chemicals. Pediatrician Leo Trasande describes how hormone-disrupting chemicals get into our bodies; how they can mimic our natural hormones and what are the consequences in terms of development and disease including diabetes and obesity, brain disorders, infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, and breast and prostate cancer; how we can limit our exposure; and how we can vote with our consumer dollars to push for safer food and household products. What are “gender benders”? How do non-stick compounds compromise thyroid function? What are the dangers of can liners and plastic wrappers? How do “obesogens” thwart our best efforts to diet and exercise? How do these chemicals perpetuate a cycle of poverty for the poor and minorities? Do environmental regulations need to be made more stringent? Click HERE for part 2.



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The Devastating Health Effects of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Pediatrician Leo Trasande who describes how hormone-disrupting chemicals get into our bodies, how they can mimic our natural hormones and the consequences in terms of development and disease. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 19, Part 2
October 21, 2019
How the baby food industry hooks toddlers on sugar, salt and fat; “Fruit drinks” for kids often contain little or no fruit and are laden with sugar; Mushrooms vs. prostate cancer; Is it OK for kids to be raised vegan? Supplements vs. dementia; Common bladder medication linked to degenerative eye condition; Alpha lipoic acid and progesterone vs. retinitis pigmentosa; New drugs show promise against macular degeneration; Johnson & Johnson hit with record 8 billion dollar penalty for not revealing side effects of popular anti-psychotic. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Let Them Eat Dirt, Part 1
September 19, 2019
"Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child From an Oversanitized World" is an essential guide for parents and grandparents. Co-author Marie-Claire Arrieta Ph.D. shares the latest research on the impact of the microbiome on children's immune systems and metabolism. What is the "Hygiene Hypothesis"? Can too many antibiotics render your child more prone to obesity? Do C-sections have a lasting impact on development? Why sugary beverages and refined foods set the stage for trouble; Are artificial sweeteners any better? The importance of breastfeeding; Why farm kids are less allergy-prone than city-dwellers; Do antiseptic soaps and sanitizers undermine immunity? What role for fecal transfer in autism? Probiotics as drugs? Should we all be testing our microbiomes? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Let Them Eat Dirt, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Marie-Claire Arrieta Ph.D. who shares the latest research on the impact of the microbiome on children's immune systems and metabolism. Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Fluoridated Water
August 28, 2019
Drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy may lower IQ in sons; Here's to mentors!; I can run a 7 1/2-minute mile run one day but then the very next day I'm out of breath doing a 9-minute mile. Why?; I'm allergic to poison oak and now get welts and bumps where I've had severe outbreaks in the past when exposed to it. Does this make sense? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for August 24, Part 1
August 26, 2019
Amazon.com has lost control of its 3rd party vendors—why you shouldn’t trust Amazon for your nutritional supplements; Managing acoustic neuromas; Will the shingles vaccine reactivate old herpes infections? Low vitamin D spells mood troubles for adolescents; Ginkgo biloba for type 2 diabetes; You don’t need Lipitor, you just need a Labrador; Pollution is driving us crazy—literally; Science confirms: “Smoke gets in your eyes”. E-cigs as bad as real cigs when it comes to lung damage. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for August 17, Part 1
August 19, 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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DNA testing: Is it ready for Prime-Time? Part 1
August 15, 2019
Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen, Chief Medical Director of IntellxxDNA, shares her perspective on the genetic testing revolution. What’s the difference between a mutation and a SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism)? How does the IntellxxDNA test differ from, say, 23andMe? Isn’t it potentially scary to find out you have a “bad” gene, like the ApoE4 gene that’s associated with Alzheimer’s Disease risk? Can genetic risk factors be overcome with diet, exercise, and targeted supplements? IntellxxDNA pinpoints obesity genes, genes that predispose to diabetes and heart disease, macular degeneration, autoimmune disorders, thyroid problems and osteoporosis. Certain SNPs predict the likelihood of neurodegenerative diseases when exposed to environmental toxins like mercury and glyphosate. Others may dictate higher requirements for antioxidants, B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin D, and choline. Why is the IntellxxDNA test only available through health practitioners? Some critics say genetic testing is only in its infancy and not yet ready for primetime—is this mistaken? What can genomic testing tell us about remedial strategies for autism? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for August 10, Part 2
August 12, 2019
Why you feel so tired and depressed when you’re sick; Is there a nutritional approach to aortic aneurysms? The five exercises that counteract obesity genes; Dietary choline staves off brain decline; The benefits of music instruction for kids; The latest on cannabidiol. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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