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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 17, Part 2
April 19, 2021
Vaccine passports are a bad idea; Exercise in pregnancy builds healthier kids; IVF babies grow up without deficits; Low-saturated fat diet advice to pregnant women may compromise their children’s microbiomes; Cocoa vs. fatty liver; Fosamax + strontium—are they a good combo for osteoporosis? Chelation vs. ozone therapy—what’s the difference? Pot smoking impairs vision; Ireland goes big on vitamin D public health mandate. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 10, Part 2
April 12, 2021
Discount stores often sell products with hazardous chemicals; "Food deserts" perpetuate inequality; New study of studies exonerates saturated fat, doubles-down on trans-fats risks; Inactivity drives 1 in 14 deaths—but beware of post-exercise munchies; DHEA for osteoporosis; Natural support for autoimmune hepatitis; Chronic sinusitis sufferers show decreased brain activity on functional MRI; Toxic environmental chemical exposures drive up rates of Parkinson’s Disease; The pandemic has triggered an online gambling crisis; Carotenoids reduce breast cancer risk even for high-risk women. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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ENCORE: Kids’ Exposure to Electronic Media, Part 1
September 17, 2020
A conversation with the “Mediatrician”, Dr. Michael Rich, a pediatrician whose practice and research center around kids’ exposure to electronic media. He recently supported a stockholder initiative to persuade Apple to offer more options for parents to shape their children’s media exposure. Are the big social media companies compromising our children’s well-being for the sake of more ad clicks? What are the health consequences—physical and mental—of kids’ heavy use of social media? How does it contribute to obesity? To depression and suicidality? To poor school performance? To sleep deprivation? Why prohibition is not the answer; Is there such a thing as “internet addiction”? Should kids below a certain age have zero screen time? Dr. Rich offers tips to parents and grandparents via his column “Ask the Mediatrician” at the website of his Center on Media and Child Health at http://cmch.tv/parents/askthemediatrician/. Click HERE for part 2.

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ENCORE: Kids’ Exposure to Electronic Media, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with the “Mediatrician”, Dr. Michael Rich, a pediatrician whose practice and research center around kids’ exposure to electronic media. Click HERE for part 1.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 6, Part 1
June 8, 2020
Lessons of the pandemic—cultivating resilience in the face of challenging circumstances; More evidence that the coronavirus is weakening; Laypersons score poorly on proper use of N95 masks; The remarkable concordance between blood sugar control and susceptibility to coronavirus; How primary care doctors miss the boat on diabetes prevention; Lockdown has fostered digital dependency—with adverse effects on mood and metabolism; Two large studies purporting to prove worthlessness of hydroxychloroquine withdrawn for research malfeasance; Besides aiding sleep, what are health benefits of melatonin? Solutions for a highly allergic patient; Lack of exposure to green landscapes associated with unhealthy cravings. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 23, Part 1
May 25, 2020
A quarter of Americans take drugs that can make them fat; Natural cures for fatty liver/NASH; Fasting can reduce inflammation without the drawbacks of immunosuppressive drugs; U.S. alcohol deaths rise sharply—surpassing opiate overdoses; Global temperatures may be rising—but human body temperatures are declining; NY Yankees revamp training staff after record season of injuries; Daily news fix may rewire our nervous systems in stress mode. Click HERE for part 2.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 25, Part 2
April 27, 2020
There’s nothing magical about walking 10,000 steps; Could pain meds for sciatica relieve IBS symptoms? These athletes got electIve surgery—why couldn’t you? Help for a listener with chronic pain—medical marijuana to reduce dependency on opiates? Celery is a good source of luteolin—with powerful antiviral effects; Why French researchers are studying the nicotine patch as a coronavirus therapy; To get back to work and recreation, we’ll need a Manhattan Project-style initiative to retrofit our public spaces with the latest antiviral technology. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 11, Part 1
January 13, 2020
A quarter of Americans take drugs that can make them fat; Natural cures for fatty liver/NASH; Fasting can reduce inflammation without the drawbacks of immunosuppressive drugs; U.S. alcohol deaths rise sharply—surpassing opiate overdoses; Global temperatures may be rising—but human body temperatures are declining; NY Yankees revamp training staff after record season of injuries; Daily news fix may rewire our nervous systems in stress mode. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 23, Part 2
March 25, 2019
EBT heart scan with calcium scoring for early detection of heart disease; That health app you’re using may sell your private medical info to shady 3rd parties; Sorry, cannabis is bad for teenagers’ brains; Breast implants under federal review over cancer, autoimmune concerns; Nuts support cognitive health; Natural solutions for GAD (generalized anxiety disorder); Just telling patients to “lose weight and exercise” doesn’t work; Reused cooking oil—used to make restaurant fried foods—found to be potent breast cancer promoter. 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: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
March 13, 2019
Is there a natural way to eradicate jock itch without taking drugs like Fluconazole?; Smoking cessation did not lead to IBS but to asthma when I quit smoking in 1977. Smoking cessation can lead to bleeding gums since the oral cavity is an extension to the intestinal tract; What do various coated tongues mean and how do you treat them?; Why are physicians so uninformed about Sjogren's disease? Would hyaluronic acid be helpful for those with Sjogren's?; I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and doctor's don't know how to help me! Click HERE for part 1.

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