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Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A Pathway to Optimizing Health, Part 1
January 18, 2024
Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) – those devices that provide 24/7 blood glucose readings – are not just for diabetics anymore. Data from CGMs provide a pathway to disease prevention and reversal, such as obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, prediabetes, fatty liver disease, GERD and more. Dr. Paul Kolodzik, Board Certified in both Emergency Medicine and Preventive Medicine, is author of “The Continuous Glucose Monitor Revolution For Nondiabetics.” He discusses CGMs, insulin resistance, low carb and keto, intermittent fasting, even the prudent use of the new FDA-approved weight loss medications like Ozempic. Click on the book title to receive a free copy. Click HERE for part 2.



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Lifestyle-Based Healing v. Pharmaceuticals to Treat Chronic Health Conditions, Part 1
January 16, 2024
The medical industry has long relied on pharmaceuticals to treat chronic health conditions to the exclusion of lifestyle changes. Troy Duell, health educator and veteran pharmaceutical marketing exec, pulls back the curtain on pharmaceutical industry secrets, raising a red flag on the industry's marketing strategies where medications are increasingly peddled as lifestyle staples rather than temporary remedies. Duell advocates for a paradigm shift, emphasizing the profound satisfaction and health triumphs experienced by individuals who conquer ailments like hypertension or cholesterol through lifestyle overhaul instead of pill bottles, and he offers actionable tips for people looking to reclaim control over their health. Click HERE for part 2.



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Lifestyle-Based Healing v. Pharmaceuticals to Treat Chronic Health Conditions, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Health Educator Troy Duell. Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Infrared Sauna
December 27, 2023
I'm considering using infrared sauna for the health benefits. Any health concerns regarding infrared light?; I've gotten my covid vaccine but am concerned about suppressed information regarding the reported side effects that many have experienced. Am I justified in my concern?; I'm taking Vascepa and my doctor advises NOT taking DHA because it may raise cholesterol and cause adverse effects. Is this right? Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Keeping your nose clean!
December 26, 2023
In defense of Xlear nasal spray in keeping your nose clean!; What are your thoughts on prescribing metformin and nicotinamide mononucleotide to reverse the aging process?; Is NAD+ really effective in reducing the risk of Alzheimer's? Are there similar studies with the same conclusions?; My industry is now requiring workers to be vaccinated. Are they safe? Is one safer than the others? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Are all cold cuts created equal?

I have Grave's disease and was prescribed methimazole and Inderal. Any supplements you would recommend?; Are all cold cuts created equal? What about those included in a Mediterranean diet like salami and prosciutto?; Do you have an exercise recovery supplement regimen for muscle soreness? Click HERE for part 1.



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Preventing Medication Related Errors with Dr. Hedva Barenholtz Levy, Part 1
December 5, 2023
We have a medication problem in America. It's marked not only by excessive use of medications, but by errors in how they are prescribed, monitored, and taken. Hedva Barenholtz Levy, PharmD, author of “Maybe It's Your Medications: How to Avoid Unnecessary Drug Therapy and Adverse Drug Reactions” provides insight, tips, and strategies to empower you not only to be more mindful about medication use, but to be prepared and more engaged with your drug therapy to improve medication safety. Click HERE for part 2.



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Preventing Medication Related Errors with Dr. Hedva Barenholtz Levy, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Hedva Barenholtz Levy, PharmD, author of “Maybe It's Your Medications: How to Avoid Unnecessary Drug Therapy and Adverse Drug Reactions.” Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: The Benefits of Compounded Medications and Supplements, Part 1
August 17, 2023
Compounding pharmacies form a vital link in the ecosystem of functional and integrative medicine. Yet their ability to provide patients with unique personalized medications and nutraceuticals is being threatened by regulatory overreach. Dr. John Kim, Pharm.D. is an expert on compounding and is director of Robinson Drug & Compounding Center. Why is BigPharma lobbying against bio-identical HRT? How might bias against compounding pharmacies limit innovative doctors’ options to personalize treatments; Why offering custom-tailored medications is preferable to a one-size-fits-all approach; Dr. Kim discusses natural hormones, low-dose naltrexone, innovative pain formulations, and novel intravenous products. Compounding pharmacies like his are essential providers of the unique medications and supplements that require specialized delivery systems for children with autism; How consumers can push back against restrictive regulations that threaten to deny them the benefits of compounded medications—The Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding is fighting for patients’ rights. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: The Benefits of Compounded Medications and Supplements, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. John Kim, Pharm.D., an expert on compounding, about compounding pharmacies' vital link in the ecosystem of functional and integrative medicine and the threat they're under by regulatory overreach. Click HERE for part 1.



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