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ENCORE: DNA testing: Is it ready for Prime-Time? Part 1
September 16, 2021
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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ENCORE: Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Fluoridated Water
September 1, 2021
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 21, Part 1
August 23, 2021
Breakthrough infections—New study show vax protection wanes quickly; Booster shots proposed—but some medical experts say White House call for 3rd vax may be rash and premature; Why vaccine stocks dropped despite booster prospects; Will the Delta variant peak and then burn out? Mississippi authorities issue poisoning alert for people taking ivermectin tablets intended for livestock; Could too many booster shots be harmful? Is DHEA an option for men who want to raise testosterone? Celebrity-endorsed vegan “alkaline” milk substitute for infants leads to hospitalizations for rickets; Does dairy increase the risk for breast cancer? Statins may deplete dopamine in Parkinson’s sufferers; Alabama doc denies care to unvaccinated—is it ethical? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Childhood Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders, Part 1
August 18, 2021
Dr. Kenneth Bock joins Intelligent Medicine to discuss his latest book, "Brain Inflamed: Uncovering the hidden causes of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders in adolescents and teens." There’s an unprecedented pandemic of childhood psychiatric and behavioral disorders: attention-deficit/hyperactivity, autism, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disease, and Tourette’s. For decades, Dr. Bock has been delving into root causes of these conditions, for which medications are merely a bandaid. He discusses the roles of allergies, the microbiome, nutrient deficiencies, infections like Lyme and strep, and toxins. Chronic brain inflammation may be at the root of many behavioral changes. Dr. Bock has developed innovative protocols for quenching inflammation using a combination of natural and pharmaceutical interventions. He acknowledges that the teen years are turbulent and kids are subject to many stresses these days, but natural interventions can smooth the transition to adulthood. Dr. Bock is especially fond of what he terms the “Holy Trinity”: vitamin D, fish oil, and probiotics. But he often has recourse to methylated B vitamins, glutathione precursors, curcumin, and CBD. Much detective work is required to unravel complex cases, but remarkable recoveries can be achieved. Click HERE for part 2.



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Childhood Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Kenneth Bock about his book, "Brain Inflamed: Uncovering the Hidden Causes of Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mood Disorders in Adolescents and Teens." Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for August 14, Part 1
August 16, 2021
As if Delta weren't bad enough--here comes Lamda! Vaccine efficacy wanes as boosters seem inevitable; Natural immunity after Covid is no guarantee against reinfection; More kids are getting Covid--but does that justify school mask mandates and shots for kids? If you have antibodies do you still need to take the vaccine? Government contemplates more draconian restrictions for unvaxxed; More proof that diet matters in Covid; Vitamin K slashes heart risk; Kids now get 2/3s of their calories from ultra-processed food. 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: Vaxing While Nursing
August 4, 2021
Should parents be concerned for their teenage athletes' health who have had the covid vaccine?; Bravo to Dr. Hoffman for not being silenced!; Is it safe for my daughter to take the vaccine while nursing her new baby, or should she wait?; I take zinc every day as part of my regimen. Why do I need to take copper? And how much?; My 86-year-old mother has been advised to take Reclast. She only has osteopenia in her hip. What say you?; I've been taking gummies for sleep, but now I notice I'm a little more forgetful. Is it the gummies? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 24, Part 2
July 26, 2021
Dairy consumption--is it linked to heart disease, diabetes? Treatment of candida; Mom's oral contraceptive use increases offspring's risk of allergies; Omega-3 and kids' brain size; Juice consumption by infants results in fatter adolescents; Selenium lowers inflammation, improves insulin metabolism in diabetics; The gut-autism connection; High percentage of TikTok videos viewed by teens condone vaping; Unauthorized stem cell clinics in the crosshairs. 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 July 10, Part 2
July 12, 2021
Eat the Southern Diet--drop dead! Omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart disease; Bee venom for Parkinson's Disease; Could there be glyphosate in your organic hummus? Rethinking Ivermectin for Covid; Study demonstrates how masks impair CO2 exchange in kids; What form of CBD is best for sleep--gummies, tinctures, or pills? Aged Garlic Extract for periodontal disease; Low FODMAPs diet for diarrhea. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: A Primer in Naturopathic Pediatric Care, Part 1
June 10, 2021
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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