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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Menopause
March 22, 2023
Medical interventions as we age; Do you recommend evening primrose oil for menopause? Particularly, sleep, anxiety, and skin aging?; The benefits of GLA. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for March 11, Part 1: Inflammation
March 13, 2023
Daylight Savings Time—the medical rationale for keeping it or ditching it; Diabetes and arthritis—it’s a two-way street; Nutraceuticals that quench inflammation; Sketchy websites dispense obesity drugs as new side effects emerge; Curcumin may trim body fat; EAT Lancet diet plan for staving off climate change may skimp on key nutrients. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Is the night shift carcinogenic?
February 15, 2023
I hear that strontium citrate does not improve bone. It supposedly merely falsely raises DEXA scan numbers. What say you?; I'm struggling with gout for 24 years. Any supplement recommendations? I'm already on a low purine diet; My sister has to work the night shift. Isn't that carcinogenic? Any general health practices you would recommend for her? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Circadian Rhythms
December 28, 2022
I often find capsules floating in the toilet after having a diarrhea episode. Why does this happen?; A Seasonal Affective Disorder lamp recommendation; The importance of regulating circadian rhythms; Could yerba mate aid in weight loss?; Happy New Year wishes to all of our listeners. Click HERE for part 1.



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Melatonin—Not Just for Insomnia and Jet Lag, Part 1
November 29, 2022
Headlines are sounding alarms over the widespread use of melatonin—especially as a sleep aid for young kids. Dr. Deanna Minich has authored a comprehensive review of melatonin, in which she likens it to vitamin D in its potential utility for a variety of ailments—not just for insomnia and jet lag, but also for metabolic syndrome and diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, brain disorders, autoimmune conditions, eye problems, tinnitus, PCOS, endometriosis, infertility, viral infections, and even ADHD and autism. Additionally, melatonin may confer anti-aging benefits. She affirms its overall safety, but cautions that some formulations are sketchy and may contain contaminants or vastly exceed or undershoot their claimed melatonin content. She discusses how modern life, with its ever-present artificial light, shift work, and travel across time zones may disrupt our circadian rhythms and put us in a state of darkness deprivation, with consequent melatonin depletion. For many conditions less is more, and use in children should be limited to special cases. Dr. Minich also emphasizes that lifestyle factors like properly timed light and darkness exposure, blue blocker glasses and screen apps, exercise and diet are cornerstones to optimal melatonin production, with melatonin supplements constituting only part of a holistic approach. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for November 19, Part 1: B Vitamins vs. Covid
November 21, 2022
Adderal shortage leaves ADHD sufferers high and dry as over-diagnoses stoked by social media, lax e-prescribing; Are online pharmaceutical drugs damaged by temperature extremes in mail transit? A case of unexplained dizziness and shortness of breath; B vitamins vs. Covid; CBD for sleep and stress support. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for November 12, Part 2: Autoimmune Diseases and the Microbiome
November 14, 2022
Autoimmune diseases and the microbiome; Fiber may worsen, carnivore diet may help rheumatoid arthritis; The unintended consequences of frequent Covid testing; Bivalent vaccines offer scant advantage over older shots; CBD offers sleep, anxiety benefits; Obesity worsens among military personnel, undermining national security. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Stress and Sleep Support During the Holidays, Part 1
November 10, 2022
The holiday season can be hectic. In times like these, getting the rejuvenating rest and relaxation we need can be hard. Stuart Tomc, VP Science, Regulation and Education for CV Sciences, makers of PlusCBD Oil, introduces the PlusCBD Holiday Survival Kit. It promotes healthy sleep patterns and reduces tension and stress around the holiday craziness. It includes CBD Calm Gummies, formulated with clinically researched ingredients like L-Theanine for a Zen-like calm and 5-HTP for a positive mood and mental well-being. It also includes PlusCBD Sleep Gummies, which are doctor formulated with clinically researched ingredients like melatonin to promote proper wake/sleep cycles, magnolia bark to soothe nerves and encourage relaxation, and lemon balm to help calm you before bed. Go more in-depth with these resources: Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series, Oral Administration of 5-Hydroxytryptophan Restores Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis in a Mouse Model of Depression, Protective Role of Melatonin Against Postmenopausal Bone Loss via Enhancement of Citrate Secretion From Osteoblasts, Is Melatonin the “Next Vitamin D”?: A Review of Emerging Science, Clinical Uses, Safety, and Dietary Supplements, and The anxiolytic effect of cannabidiol depends on the nature of the trauma when patients with post-traumatic stress disorder recall their trigger event. Click HERE for part 2.



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Stress and Sleep Support During the Holidays, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Stuart Tomc, VP Science, Regulation and Education for CV Sciences, makers of PlusCBD Oil. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio for November 5, Part 2: Sleep Apnea
November 7, 2022
The many benefits of vitamin D—for bone, osteoarthritis, Covid, stroke, and mortality; Sporadic high blood pressure; Is CPAP for sleep apnea oversold? Higher animal protein intake forestalls cognitive decline in seniors; No need for ultra-low protein diet in kidney disease; It’s official—cutting carbs improves blood sugar; Supplement industry takes victory lap in battle to preserve access to NAC; Cocoa compound found to reverse age-related memory loss. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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