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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Intermittent Leg Pains
July 1, 2020
--My wife has been sick with intermittent bronchitis and pneumonia since last year and it is only intensifying - help! --My husband suffered a stroke last year and has some residual symptoms. Where can I take him for treatment in the Naples, Florida area? --I'm 83 with well-controlled diabetes and kidney disease. Can I take metformin and/or L-glutamine? --My five-year-old granddaughter has intermittent leg pains. Any recommendations? --My recent blood tests reveal high B12 and folate levels? Should I be concerned? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 27, Part 2
June 29, 2020
Are we anywhere near “herd immunity” to the coronavirus? Why high stress levels predict more catastrophic Covid-19 outcomes; Bayer to pay $10.9 billion in Roundup cancer claims; Why saunas lower blood pressure; GNC declares bankruptcy, a casualty of COVID-19; Can you literally walk away from cancer risk? Preschoolers vastly exceed current recommendations for toddler screen time; Nursing homes dump regular residents to take advantage of higher reimbursement for Covid-19 patients. 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: Face Shields, How Protective Are They?
June 3, 2020
Why do you recommend a supplement containing spirulina? Doesn't it contain heavy metals and the neurotoxin BMAA?; What are your thoughts on face shields? How protective are they?; I have a 3-year-old and a 10-year-old. How do I dose them on Oregacillin?; I take a medication that's on the anticholinergic cognitive burden scale. Are there any supplements to help mitigate the risks? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 30, Part 2
June 1, 2020
World’s most influential medical leaders still receive enormous sums from BigPharma; Can too much Vitamin D cause cardiac arrhythmias? A caller who shed 65 pounds with the Mediterranean diet plus Time-Restricted Feeding; 24-year study of 90,000 individuals shows Extra Virgin olive oil curbs cardiovascular disease; Surveys reveal increasing numbers of Americans suffer anxiety and depression, and psych med prescriptions are soaring during pandemic shutdown; Alzheimer’s gene found to heighten susceptibility to adverse Covid-19 outcomes; Higher glycosylated hemoglobin (HgbA1c) predicts severity of coronavirus infection; Aged Garlic Extract—how much to take for cardiovascular prevention? Making physical activity a priority for kids during pandemic lockdown. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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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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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Traveling During the COVID-19 Crisis
May 13, 2020
Are children getting COVID-19 with different symptoms?; My husband and I urgently want to get back home to NY from Florida. How should we travel? Plane, train, or drive with an overnight hotel. Click HERE for part 2.



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COVID-19 Special: The Unprecedented Challenges our Front Line Healthcare Professionals are Experiencing, Part 1
April 5, 2020
A Stanford University MD who helps doctors deal with stress weighs in on the Coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Greg Hammer is author of "GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals." What unprecedented challenges are frontline health professionals experiencing amid the current crisis? But weren’t they already poised for burnout even before COVID-19 arrived? How does stress undermine our health during the current lockdown? What lessons can we apply from "GAIN Without Pain" to cultivate resilience during the enforced lockdown? As a pediatric intensive care physician, Dr. Hammer offers advice on how to keep kids calm during the quarantine. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 14, Part 2
March 16, 2020
Balance of Nature, maker of “fruit and veggie pills,” receives strong warnings from the FDA—re: their audacious claims that their products cure various serious diseases, as well as quality control issues; Keeping your brain healthy—with a low-Glycemic Index diet, Mediterranean style foods, and avoidance of trans-fats; U.S. healthcare system wastes nearly a trillion dollars in avoidable costs; Scared to deliver your baby in the hospital amid the current Coronavirus epidemic? New study confirms that home births safe for low-risk pregnancies; Beer before wine, or wine before beer—which minimizes the risk of a hangover? Taking probiotics can reduce impact of viral diseases, reducing costs associated with downtime and hospitalization for upper respiratory infections. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 7, Part 1
March 9, 2020
Coronavirus update: Botched initial Chinese containment efforts; Natural products disappear from store shelves; Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture on the front lines; A new drug that may hold promise; Thousands die of the flu—are we overreacting to Coronavirus? AHCC to ward off Coronavirus; Kids consume more calories in post-activity snacks than they burn during physical activity; Is Daylight Savings time bad for our health? Does breastfeeding shield kids from allergies and asthma? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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