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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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Melatonin—Not Just for Insomnia and Jet Lag, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Deanna Minich who authored a comprehensive review of melatonin. Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio for November 26, Part 1: Vitamin D
November 28, 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: Athletic Performance Support, Part 1
November 24, 2022
Sports nutrition. Internationally acclaimed sports medicine expert Dr. Debasis Bagchi, author of, "Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance: Muscle Building, Endurance, and Strength," discusses diet and supplements to support athletic performance. What roles for carnitine, CoQ10, HMB, nicotinamide riboside and creatine? Branched-chain amino acids? Ashwagandha and Tribulus? Is caffeine beneficial for athletic performance? The latest trends in Keto-adaptation; Is carbo-loading passé? Different nutrient requirements for pre-, post- and during high output exertion? What nutriceuticals for injury recovery? Special considerations for the vegetarian athlete; introducing Gakic, a new performance enhancer. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Athletic Performance Support, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with internationally acclaimed sports medicine expert Dr. Debasis Bagchi, author of "Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance: Muscle Building, Endurance, and Strength." Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Multivitamin v. Targeted Supplements
November 23, 2022
A discussion on statins vs. PCSK9 inhibitors; My doctor said I should take a multivitamin instead of the long list of supplements I currently take. What do you think? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Sleep Gummies

I'm 79-years-old and I bruise easily. Is it due to the supplements I'm taking?; What are your thoughts on surgery for a labral tear in the hip?; Can my 93-year-old mother safely take a PlusCBD Calm gummy?; Should my mother continue taking Ostinol after so many years?; Is it possible to "exercise off" the sweet food I eat?; I'm 60 years old. Should I ask my doctor for a Hemoglobin A1c test on my next physical?; Can one become dependent on sleep gummies? Click HERE for part 1.



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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 19, Part 2: Keto Triples Cancer Chemo Efficacy

Vitamin D for heart disease, diabetes/metabolic syndrome, fatty liver; Omega 3s for breast cancer and cognitive function; Ablation for atrial fibrillation; Focused ultrasound for essential tremor; Keto diet triples cancer chemo efficacy; Should students be subjected to Covid booster requirements to attend college? 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 1: The Impact of Exercise on Dementia
November 17, 2022
Study: The impact of exercise on dementia; Nicotinamide Riboside - does it increase cancer risk and metastasis? Click HERE for part 2.



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