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Intelligent Medicine Radio for July 30, Part 1: Vitamin D
August 1, 2022
Moderate exercise reduces heart risk, mortality—but is more better? When to hold, when to fold with statins; Medical establishment, media dismiss vitamin D bone benefits on scant evidence; Now they want to stop paying for vitamin D blood tests? Are we all at risk for monkeypox? Stress increases cravings for “comfort food” (DUH!); Dementia risk increases with consumption of ultra-processed food; Junk food during pregnancy threatens health of offspring; When osteoporosis medications become necessary. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE Honoring Dr. Stephen Sinatra: America’s Decades-Long Fight Against Heart Disease, Part 1
June 28, 2022
Dr. Stephen Sinatra, America’s foremost integrative cardiologist, weighs in on the successes and failures of America’s decades-long fight against heart disease. Dr. Sinatra describes what he terms “The Great Cholesterol Myth”. Is ubiquinol really superior to high-quality coenzyme Q10? What are the impacts of Covid on the heart? Has the pandemic set us back in terms of heart disease prevention? Dr. Sinatra undertook a lengthy post-doctoral course of study in psychiatry, where he learned of the critical impact of stress, loneliness, anger, and hopelessness on the cardiovascular system. His upcoming book deals with a unique subject—grounding—which invokes connection with the earth’s geomagnetism as a wellspring of health. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE Honoring Dr. Stephen Sinatra: America’s Decades-Long Fight Against Heart Disease, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Stephen Sinatra, America’s foremost integrative cardiologist. Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Gout
June 22, 2022
I have gout. Is my high uric acid caused by too much craft beer?; Do green tea and other teas block diamine oxidase? Should I avoid drinking them due to my histamine overload?; How can you lower high cholesterol caused by epilepsy medication without taking a statin?; Any strategies to clear away any potential future negative impacts from covid mRNA vaccines? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Leg Cramps
May 26, 2022
I drink tea in the morning but by the third cup, I am vomiting it back up. What gives?; I have dilated cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation. Can I take NTFactor?; I have a coronary calcium score that increased in the last five years. Do I need to increase Lipitor?; My husband gets terrible leg cramps. What can he do for this?; Do doctors routinely order Hemoglobin A1c or do I have to ask my doctor for the test?; I've been taking SAM-e for years and my doctor told me to stop with no explanation. Your thoughts?; I'm having long-haul covid symptoms. Can I be helped by Functional Medicine? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Selfies and Plastic Surgery
April 21, 2022
Selfies are driving up plastic surgery; Are either glucosamine hydrochloride or potassium sulfate bad for you--especially after long-term use?; What do you think of ZipSlim for weight loss?; Despite being on a strict diet, my cholesterol is 300 and increasing. I would like to avoid statins--what do you recommend? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Is caffeine actually good for you?
March 30, 2022
Fullscript is having a Spring Sale!; Is caffeine actually good for you?; Evolving nutritional advice: Eggs are good for us but alcohol is bad; What supplements can I take to reduce inflammation while taking blood-thinning drugs?; Can CBD oil help with nerve pain?; How can one heal the ileocecal valve? Is it a food sensitivity/gut issue?; I have zero plaque per my EBT heart scan but my doctor still wants me on a statin! Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 26, Part 2
February 28, 2022
The long shadow of Covid; Exercise, diet rich in polyphenols, sleep protect aging brain; Are statins necessary after a TIA? Mediterranean vs. Keto vs. carnivore diet; Are pets a boon for brain health? Long Covid brain fog responds to electrical stimulation. 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: Cyberknife for Prostate Cancer
February 23, 2022
My friend never had a cardiac event but her cardiologist has her on a statin. I'm concerned about very low cholesterol; My husband will be undergoing cyberknife for prostate cancer. Are there any supplements you recommend?; What's the best diet and supplements for losing weight after a hysterectomy?; Is tilapia healthy to eat? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 2, Part 1
October 4, 2021
If not the beginning of the end, it may be the end of the beginning for Covid; Instead of "crushing Covid" we may eventually learn to live with it as merely a treatable nuisance; New oral pill may revolutionize Covid care--what we know about Merck's molnuparivir; A raft of new treatments in the pipeline for Covid; Why blood sugar is the single most modifiable risk factor for severe Covid and death; Mediterranean MIND diet scores against dementia; Folic acid and DHA supplements improve performance, in mild cognitive impairment. Is seltzer bad for bones? Does a high cholesterol inevitably call for a statin? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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