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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 10, Part 2
February 12, 2018
If you’re told to stop your blood thinners for a dental procedure, does that mean you have to stop supplements? Is fish oil a no-no before surgery? Nicotinamide riboside (Niacel®️) shown to slow brain deterioration in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s—human trials to follow; Natural treatments for uveitis; Life expectancy in the U.S. takes a nosedive and now lags behind other developed countries; Can shocks to the brain reboot memory? Oral contraceptives boost breast cancer risk, but lower risk for others; Popular crash diets pose heart danger; Halle Berry embraces Keto diet for her diabetes, cites anti-aging benefits; Diet, supplements for psoriatic arthritis. 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
February 7, 2018
I'm a 72-year-old male recently diagnosed with diverticulitis, what can I do to minimize my chances of recurrence? My wife is 12 weeks pregnant and found to have very high levels of B12 which are claimed by some to be associated with autism, should she stop taking her multi? My 40-year-old daughter-in-law needs to have gallbladder surgery, what protocols do you recommend so she can heal faster afterward? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Update, Part 1
June 20, 2017
Mass General surgeons accused of doing multiple surgeries at the same time, keeping patients waiting under anesthesia and bilking insurance; “Celexa made me do it” legal defense fails to impress judge; Is spraying for Zika worse than Zika itself? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
May 24, 2017
What can I do to prevent further bouts of atrial fibrillation? I’m having hip replacement surgery, any post-op supplements you would suggest? Any supplements my wife can take for eye floaters? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A With Leyla, Part 2
February 1, 2017
What supplements can my 47-year-old daughter take with multiple autoimmune conditions? What supplements should I take after surgery to repair a ruptured bicep tendon? My husband has hemochromatosis, what should his ferritin level be? Help! My 9-year old granddaughter is significantly overweight while the rest of her family is not. What could be the cause? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
November 16, 2016
Any tips for treating trigeminal neuralgia? Based on the results of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine study on centenarians, should I ask my doctor for prescription metformin? Are there natural therapies post heart surgery in lieu of a statin, blood thinner and blood pressure medication? Is D-mannose effective for preventing and curing urinary tract infections? Any supplement recommendations for my 14-year-old Goddaughter under stress in high school? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
October 27, 2016
A new study links a protein in wheat with chronic inflammation—and, no, it’s not gluten! What foods and supplements can my ex-wife take before and after knee replacement surgery? My platelet count is low and my doctor says that fish oil, ginger and garlic could cause a problem, is this true? Click HERE for part 2.



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Clinical Focus: Supplements for Surgery, Part 1
May 21, 2015
How I almost became a surgeon! What supplements should be avoided before surgery? Why Surgical Departments’ “hit lists” of supplements to stop may be overly-cautious and reflect inherent bias against natural products; Should you avoid fish oil, vitamin E and multivitamins completely? What herbs can interfere with drugs given during surgery? What supplements should be taken to boost immunity, protect the heart and brain, and facilitate wound-healing? What is a “pre-op IV”? You’ve heard of surgical rehab—why not do “pre-hab” i.e. build yourself up prior to surgery? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for a related article, "Supplements and Surgery, What You Need to Know."



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Clinical Focus: Supplements for Surgery, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his talk about supplements and surgery prep. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for a related article, "Supplements and Surgery, What You Need to Know."



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