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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 9, Part 2
January 11, 2021
Ultra-processed foods—what are they? How bad are they for you? How do they undermine your health? Using iron injections for anemia; When babies suffer from reflux; The food industry’s pervasive influence on nutrition research; Does heating olive oil damage its beneficial polyphenols? Ginger vs. autoimmune disease; Science Times flubs story on coconut oil, branding it harmful, ignoring ample evidence of its brain-protective effects. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 21, Part 2
November 23, 2020
Vaccine FAQs—what we know and what we don’t; Can you blend your vitamins into your smoothie? Do dark stools require medical attention? Iodine deficiency is common in vegans; Too much Omega 6 in the absence of Omega 3 in mothers’ diets during pregnancy may program offspring for cravings, obesity; Medical practices hit hard by COVID-19, majority of docs have seen loss in revenue; Too many antibiotics in children under 2 trigger allergies, autoimmunity, obesity, and behavioral problems. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for September 26, Part 2
November 2, 2020
Despite uptick in cases in certain regions, less than 1% of teachers, students infected since schools reopened, and COVID-19 fatalities dramatically lower; Advice on non-toxic cookware and bedding; Diet halves seizure rates among kids--and it doesn't even have to be strict Keto; Teen's death highlights risk of social media-driven "Benadryl Challenge"; Natural treatment for high platelet disorder; Study supports role of vitamin D in blood pressure control; A healthy microbiome may aid sleep; Exercise helps memory by kindling endocannabinoid system; DHA and vitamin E for male infertility. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 24, Part 2
October 26, 2020
34% of older adults are prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs; Natural therapies for claudication; Sugar consumption may be linked to ADHD, bipolar disorder, aggressive behavior; Patients soon to have full access to doctors’ notes; Hot flashes may herald heart risk; Is cardiac ablation the only alternative for PVCs? Apples, berries, and tea for blood pressure; FDA issues new warning on NSAIDs during pregnancy. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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ENCORE: Nutritional Treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Part 1
October 22, 2020
Dr. Melvyn Grovit specializes in the nutritional treatment of Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis—especially in kids. He describes his first case, that of a 17-year-old with Crohn’s Disease who was emaciated, debilitated, suffering from uncontrollable diarrhea, subject to frequent hospitalizations for intestinal obstruction, his academic career on hold, and at serious risk of early death. The Big Reveal: that patient was Dr. Grovit himself 65 years ago! Now 82, Dr. Grovit is healthy, in full remission without the aid of drugs, and actively treating patients in his nutritional practice in White Plains, New York. What type of diet supports healing of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? Once healing has occurred, can you occasionally cheat? Which nutraceuticals has Dr. Grovit found helpful? Probiotics? Omega 3 fish oil? Specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs)? Fish peptides? Amino acids? Curcumin? What role can growth hormone (HGH) play in facilitating kids’ recovery? Why hasn’t the gastroenterology establishment embraced these methods? Dr. Grovit shares the remarkable results he’s seen in his practice, including a peer-reviewed study he’s published documenting his successes. He discusses the origins of NIBD in Kids, a non-profit devoted to promoting natural cures for pediatric IBD. Click HERE for part 2.

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ENCORE: Nutritional Treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Melvyn Grovit, who specializes in the nutritional treatment of Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis—especially in kids. Click HERE for part 1.

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The Pervasive Harmful Effects of Sugar, Part 1
September 29, 2020
Dr. Michael Goran, professor of pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine, has devoted his academic career to the study of childhood obesity and diabetes. In “Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar that are Putting Your Child's Health at Risk and What You Can Do,” he and his co-author, nutritionist Dr. Emily Ventura, explore the pervasive harmful effects of sugar, and detail a practical program for effecting change. Excess dietary sugar contributes not just to obesity, but also increased risk for a lifetime of degenerative diseases, as well as behavioral problems. And now sugar is added to 70% of processed foods, often deceptively labeled as “natural”, or concealed under a variety of innocent-sounding rubrics. High fructose corn syrup has especially harmful properties. Non-caloric sugar substitutes also come into the cross-hairs as stoking the appetite and having indeterminate metabolic effects. Is regulation of the food industry the answer? Labeling laws? Restrictions on advertising to children? Sugar and soft drink taxes? Outright bans like now underway in Mexico? Tobacco-style litigation vs. the sugar industry? Dr. Goran argues for a more consumer-oriented approach, with self-regulation the goal for kids. Click HERE for part 2.

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The Pervasive Harmful Effects of Sugar, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Michael Goran, professor of pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Click HERE for part 1.

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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for September 19, Part 2
September 21, 2020
Collagen supplements—hype or hope for skin health? Personal care products hasten puberty in young girls; A rancher defends responsible use of antibiotics in livestock; Heartburn drugs found to prompt allergies; Moon landing pioneer Neil Armstrong survived space travel, Korean War jet combat, experimental supersonic rocket plane trials—yet newly-released records show he succumbed to avoidable heart surgery errors; Children who drank whole—not reduced-fat—milk 40% less likely to suffer obesity; Your aromatherapy oil diffuser may be making your pet sick; Fish oil supplements found not to increase of surgical bleeding. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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ENCORE: Kids’ Exposure to Electronic Media, Part 1
September 17, 2020
A conversation with the “Mediatrician”, Dr. Michael Rich, a pediatrician whose practice and research center around kids’ exposure to electronic media. He recently supported a stockholder initiative to persuade Apple to offer more options for parents to shape their children’s media exposure. Are the big social media companies compromising our children’s well-being for the sake of more ad clicks? What are the health consequences—physical and mental—of kids’ heavy use of social media? How does it contribute to obesity? To depression and suicidality? To poor school performance? To sleep deprivation? Why prohibition is not the answer; Is there such a thing as “internet addiction”? Should kids below a certain age have zero screen time? Dr. Rich offers tips to parents and grandparents via his column “Ask the Mediatrician” at the website of his Center on Media and Child Health at http://cmch.tv/parents/askthemediatrician/. Click HERE for part 2.

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