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Female Sexual Dysfunction, Part 1
April 18, 2019
Dr. Madeleine Castellanos joins us for a discussion of integrative treatment of female sexual dysfunction. Dr. Castellanos is a chapter co-author with Dr. Hoffman of "Integrative Sexual Health," part of a Dr. Andrew Weil series of textbooks about integrative medicine. She offers a deep-dive on women’s sexual responses which involve a complex interplay between physical and psychological factors. What health benefits does sex confer? What are common roadblocks to sexual enjoyment among women? Why was “female Viagra” a bust? What roles for testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, oxytocin, estrogen, progesterone? Why are birth control pills and antidepressants sexual downers? Can a woman’s thyroid get in the way of her sexual enjoyment? Do diet and supplements make a difference? Are nutraceuticals like Maca, ginseng and soy isoflavones helpful? What does “Mindfulness” have to do with sex? Click HERE for part 2.



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Female Sexual Dysfunction, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Madeleine Castellanos about integrative treatment of female sexual dysfunction. Click HERE for part 1.



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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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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 12, Part 1
January 14, 2019
Is olive oil the new Viagra? Are you smarter in the fall? Is there an alternative to Amiodarone? Does DHEA increase risk for prostate cancer? A questionable diagnosis by a holistic doctor? What supplements can guard against the adverse effects of X-rays? Will putting an ice pack in your shorts help you conceive a slimmer baby? Men who eat soy have lower testosterone—true or false? A supplement that can counter statin-induced muscle pain and weakness; An aspirin-a-day doesn’t keep the doctor away? Glyphosate lawsuits add to Bayer woes after Monsanto acquisition; Low levels of acetyl-l-carnitine predict severity and duration of major depression; Low-carb diets superior to low-fat diets for Type 2 Diabetes; Fish oil augments benefits of low-carb diet for blood sugar control; Breastfed babies have better eating habits as toddlers. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 20, Part 1
October 22, 2018
Is olive oil the new Viagra? Anti-inflammatory diet staves off death; Fiber protects brain from degenerative changes; Probiotics don’t work? New study shows probiotics slash need for antibiotics in infants and children; Colloidal minerals—do they work? 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 1
July 18, 2018
Critique of "The Omega Principle," a new book that knocks fish oils supplements. "I gained weight during my cancer treatment but I wonder if Wellbutrin isn't to blame?" "What is your take on the alleged connection between ED drugs like Viagra and melanoma?" Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
July 12, 2018
Dr. Aaron Katz mentioned a study that used 100 mg of aspirin for six weeks to treat erectile dysfunction. What say you?; Thanks Dr. Hoffman! My new doctor loves the supplements I'm taking for cholesterol and blood pressure; I have chronic Epstein Barr Virus. Do you have a protocol that can help me beat this?; Unscientific Method: Study finds all those big data studies are mostly big mistakes. Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
June 6, 2018
Is there a way to cure genital HPV? Can it be spread to the mouth even without oral sex?; Is it true you cannot patent a purely natural substance? Is that why pharmaceutical companies don't bother investigating them?; My 82-year-old husband wakes up in the morning with high blood pressure. Usually it's 102/60. What causes this fluctuation? Click HERE for part 1.



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Male and Female Sexuality, Part 1
April 19, 2018
"Integrative Sexual Health" co-editor Geo Espinosa ND talks about male and female sexuality. What’s getting in the way of our patients’ optimal sexual performance? What are the health benefits of sexual activity? Can endocrine-disrupting environmental pollutants diminish libido? How does exercise enhance sexual performance? Are there real aphrodisiac foods? Why is it said that erections are the “dipstick” of men’s metabolic health? What are the downsides of over-reliance on Viagra/Cialis/Levitra? Dr. Geo separates the facts from the hype about natural testosterone boosters and sexual performance enhancers. Are there supplements that support female sexual response? What role for adaptogens? Click HERE for part 2.



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Male and Female Sexuality, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Geo Espinosa, co-editor of "Integrative Sexual Health." Click HERE for part 1.



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