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Fending Off Neurodegenerative Diseases, Part 1
February 14, 2019
Board-certified neurologist, Dr. Phillipe Douyon, creator of the BrainFit™️ app, joins us to talk about ways to support brain health and fend off neurodegenerative disease. We needn’t be resigned to progressive loss of brain function with aging, because new findings about neuroplasticity reveal that the brain can remodel and rejuvenate itself, actually regenerating brain cells and neural circuits. Dr. Douyon reveals why, with the limited success of drugs for conditions like Parkinson’s and ALS, we need to invoke a comprehensive lifestyle program to address brain health. This comprises sleep, stress reduction, exercise, social connection, avoidance of toxins, and diet. Even poor dental hygiene may influence brain health. Among the supplements that are helpful are fish oil, curcumin, B vitamins and antioxidants like alpha lipoic acid. Dr. Douyon, who specializes in the treatment of epilepsy reveals the role of ketogenic diets in patients who don’t respond to conventional treatment? Are refined carbs and gluten really potentially harmful to the brain? What role for the microbiome in brain health? Which drugs are memory robbers? Can statins have harmful effects on the brain? Try Dr. Douyon’s BrainFit™️ app by clicking HERE. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 9, Part 1
February 11, 2019
When consumers of natural medicine visit their doctors, it’s “Don’t ask don’t tell”; Physicians’ limited nutrition training decried in new study; Sleep paralysis explained; Zyrtec withdrawal symptoms keep allergy sufferers hooked; 30% of health reviews under-report side effects of medications, procedures; Alpha lipoic acid for multiple sclerosis; Kids who meet recommended guidelines for sleep, exercise, screen time are rarities; FDA warns breast implants linked to unusual type of lymphoma; Lexapro dependency—if you can’t get off, are there long-term harmful effects? 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 February 9, Part 2

Are claims that “probiotics are dangerous” substantiated? Anti-depressants uniformly cause weight gain; An amino acid that may counter Alzheimer’s, ALS; Phthalates in plastic impair fertility—are they lurking in IV bags, catheters, and other disposable medical devices? Supplements and lifestyle to lower C-reactive protein; A caller attests to reality of Zyrtec withdrawal—how to wean off dependency; Vitamin D helps overcome drug-resistant tuberculosis; Flaxseed may aid metabolism, promote weight loss; Healing with essential oils. 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 February 2, Part 2
February 4, 2019
Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Drug company hires stripper as sales rep to entice docs to write inappropriate prescriptions for addictive pain killers; Natural supplement being investigated as treatment for loneliness; How much calcium is advisable for osteoporosis? What a blood test could reveal about your need to eat frequently; Proposed cost-containment over excessive use of glucose self-monitoring could deprive patients of a useful tool to chart their responses to various foods, meals; “Bug bombs” ineffective vs. roaches, leave dangerous residues on surfaces; Common parasite acquired by cat owners ups risk for schizophrenia—also increases likelihood of entrepreneurship. 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 January 26, Part 1
January 28, 2019
Stemming the epidemic of childhood leukemia—with probiotics? A yoga retreat ends tragically for a Virginia woman after a seemingly minor dog bite; Alternatives to prescription blood thinners for atrial fibrillation; Are fake supplements rampant? Is the heart condition IHSS amenable to natural therapies? Birth month may increase risk for ADHD; Candida fungus may set stage for brain inflammation implicated in Alzheimer’s; Keto supplements may support brain even without stringent carb restriction; Coffee vs. Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy body dementia; Hormone replacement curbs knee pain; Which is a better anti-inflammatory—EPA or DHA? 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 January 19, Part 1
January 21, 2019
Lancet “EAT” report declares environmental emergency, urges virtual cessation of animal protein consumption to “save the planet”; Churg-Strauss Syndrome—it’s a rare disease but natural support may help; Vitamin D vs. COPD; A common food additive may be turning you into a couch potato; What to do for a borderline thyroid; Concerns over the safety of new blood thinners for atrial fibrillation. 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
January 16, 2019
Help! I have chronic daily migraine and am completely disabled by migraines at this point; What supplements do you recommend for prostate health? I am a 62-year-old disabled Navy retiree and fasting did not work for me. My 2-year-old grandson was diagnosed with epilepsy and is taking Keppra, do you have any advice? Is taking Viagra on a regular basis for years safe; are there any natural alternatives that are proven effective? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 5, Part 2
January 7, 2019
A “Dry January” may be the secret to better sleep, improved well-being, and weight loss; A caller seeks advice on her thyroid blood tests; New study exonerates eggs as contributor to diabetes; CV Sciences, makers of Plus CBD Oil, receives top industry award; Cranberry proanthocyanidins protect against esophageal cancer; The benefits of intermittent fasting; Smoking pot damages sperm; Soy sauce colon cleanse leaves UK woman brain dead; Breathalyzer tests show potential for early diagnosis of cancer; Sulforaphane shows potential to help weight loss, ward off diabetes; Opioids show scant benefits for long-term pain relief. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
January 2, 2019
New Year’s resolutions! Which is better, Tylenol or ibuprofen? Do you agree with Dr. Josh Mitteldorf’s critique of the “alleged” importance of antioxidants? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 10, Part 2
November 12, 2018
Is fluoridated water a contributor to kids ADHD? Simply eyeballing patients in the emergency room offers more effective triage than complex, time-consuming “algorithms”; Supplements for reversing dense, fibrocystic breasts; Is curcumin helpful for cryoglobulinemia? America’s obesity epidemic is undermining our military preparedness; There’s no free lunch—when Pharma reps take doctors out to lunch it costs consumers big bucks; Is astaxanthin a useful supplement? Will integrative medicine overtake conventional medicine? Treatment of oral lichen planus. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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