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The Lesser Known Benefits of CBD, Part 1
September 21, 2023
The benefits of CBD for pain and stress relief, and sleep hygiene are now well-know. But Lex Pelger, scientist at CV Sciences, makers of PlusCBD Oil, reveals lesser known benefits of CBD and related cannabinoids. Hemp-derived components have been shown to help regulate many of our most critical bodily functions such as learning and memory, emotional processing, temperature and pain control, inflammatory and immune responses, and gut health and digestion. With a background in biochemistry, Lex Pelger writes & lectures about cannabinoid science at conferences and universities, he produces the weekly cannabis science newsletter 'Cannabinoids & the People,' and he makes cannna-education videos on TikTok for CVSciences. Click HERE for part 2.



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The Lesser Known Benefits of CBD, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Lex Pelger, Scientist at CV Sciences -- makers of PlusCBD Oil. Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio for September 16, Part 1: Fructose
September 18, 2023
The many surprising ways sugar undermines our health; A deep dive on fructose; How does high fructose corn syrup differ from natural fructose found in fruits and honey? A caller with sulfite intolerance; Is a high B12 blood test bad? What about the sugar content of grains? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio for September 16, Part 2: Fructose-Phobia

Fructose-phobia: Is it ever appropriate to eliminate fruit altogether? Natural therapy for arthritis; Flavonoids vs. colon cancer; Cruciferous vegetables vs. bladder cancer; Your gut may be a clue to your longevity; Counterfeit supplements are rife on Amazon; Hundreds of billions of dollars in health care costs attributable to physical inactivity. 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 Role of Saturated Fat in Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk
August 30, 2023
Lipoprotein(a) and diet -- a challenge for the role of saturated fat in reducing cardiovascular disease risk; Do supplements really work? Are they worth it? Click HERE for part 2.



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Reforming SNAP, Part 1
August 22, 2023
Reforming SNAP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—formerly known as food stamps—is designed to address nutritional gaps for economically-disadvantaged Americans. But critics argue that SNAP’s lack of selectivity when it comes to ultra-processed foods stokes the current epidemic epidemic of obesity and metabolic disorders. Nutritionist Carolina Schneider MS, RD joins us to discuss an opportunity to reform SNAP this September when Congress takes up renewal of the Farm Bill. She makes the case for emphasizing fresh, minimally-processed food as eligible for purchase under SNAP. Also, she urges inclusion of vitamin D under SNAP benefits because of the pervasiveness of vitamin D deficiency, especially among SNAP recipients. Check out a hub for citizen activism at www.All4VitaminD.org. In part 2 we shift to consideration of plant-based diets: What are their advantages, and what are potential pitfalls? Click HERE for part 2.



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Reforming SNAP, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Nutritionist Carolina Schneider MS, RD. Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio for August 12, Part 1: Erythritol
August 14, 2023
New revelations about natural sweetener erythritol—should we be concerned? Research may spell relief for “mosquito magnets”; Does fish oil increase the risk of atrial fibrillation? Will drinking Coke or Pepsi help men grow larger testicles? Allium vegetables and garlic supplements vs. stomach cancer. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio for August 12, Part 2: Improving Stroke Recovery

Is exercise more effective than drugs or talk therapy for depression and anxiety? Improving stroke recovery; Makers of sugary cereals threaten to sue Feds over loss of “healthy” food labeling. Prescription meds don’t cut it for long-term management of sleep problems; Why cars make drivers drowsy; “Catch-up sleep” on weekends is not the solution for workday sleep deficits; Vitamin D vs. dementia; Sketchy ties with Big Pharma prompt resignation of FDA official; Asthma rescue med shortage highlights U.S. drug supply chain problems. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio for August 5, Part 1: New Weight Loss Drugs
August 7, 2023
New weight loss drugs: “Ozempic face” is trending/Shady start-ups dish online prescriptions/Rapid weight loss may accelerate muscle loss/Rebound weight gain? Is “non-allergic rhinitis” a misnomer? Omega-3 supplements—until recently banned by NCAA—may improve athletic performance, reduce risk of concussions; Yucky sidewalk germs justify taking off shoes when going inside; Pros and cons of pacemakers. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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