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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 20, Part 2
July 22, 2019
New sex drug for women approved by FDA; The average American male weighs 15 pounds more than 20 years ago; How does a patient end up with a dead spleen after a routine dental appointment? Teens’ use of e-cigs skyrockets, poses major health risks; Probiotics—applied topically to the skin—show promise in prevention and treatment of skin conditions, even skin cancer; NY Times article dismissive of chronic Lyme Disease disses thousands of sufferers. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: HPV
June 26, 2019
My husband has osteoporosis and can't tolerate strontium because it makes him gag. Is there another remedy?; I take antibiotics for dental procedures due to my bilateral knee replacements and subsequent revisions; My last White Blood Cell count was 3.5. Should I be concerned?; Could you comment on the connection with HPV and cancer? Click HERE for part 1.



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An Integrative Approach to Sexual Health, Part 1
May 21, 2019
Integrative Sexual Health with Barbara Bartlik MD, co-editor of a definitive textbook on the subject, "Integrative Sexual Health." Why are sexual problems so pervasive among men and women today? How does Integrative Medicine address sexual dysfunction? How can diet, nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxicity impact sexual performance? Dr. Bartlik describes how a functional medicine workup revealed the hidden causes of erectile dysfunction in one of her patients. Men have Viagra/Levitra/Cialis—what options are available for women with decreased sexual responses? What supplements can boost sexual performance? How do undetected thyroid problems undermine sexual health? Why are vegetarians at risk for low desire? What novel therapies can revive flagging libido? When “NO” means “Yes!” Click HERE for part 2.



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An Integrative Approach to Sexual Health, Part 2

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



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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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