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Practical Solutions to a Condition that Plagues Millions of Women: Urinary Incontinence, Part 1
March 9, 2021
Female Incontinence: It’s time it came out of the shadows, given that nearly 1/2 of women will suffer from it to some extent during their lifetimes. It can cause depression, isolation, and shame, and prompt women to limit essential hydration. Urogynecologist Dr. Jill Rabin, co-author of "Mind Over Bladder: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Continence" argues that women should not be resigned to incontinence—it can be overcome in a majority of cases. Starting with simple, practical lifestyle interventions, graduating to specialized behavior modification and pelvic floor strengthening techniques, and using medications and surgery only where necessary, a variety of solutions are available. New minimally invasive corrective surgeries obviate the need for lengthy hospitalization and recovery. An innovative new technique, Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) borrows from acupuncture to deliver painless electrical stimulation to re-establish urinary control. Click HERE for part 2.

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Practical Solutions to a Condition that Plagues Millions of Women: Urinary Incontinence, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Urogynecologist Dr. Jill Rabin, co-author of "Mind Over Bladder: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Continence." Click HERE for part 1.

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ENCORE: Male and Female Sexuality, Part 1
September 8, 2020
"Integrative Sexual Health" co-editor Geo Espinosa ND talks about male and female sexuality. What’s getting in the way of our patients’ optimal sexual performance? What are the health benefits of sexual activity? Can endocrine-disrupting environmental pollutants diminish libido? How does exercise enhance sexual performance? Are there real aphrodisiac foods? Why is it said that erections are the “dipstick” of men’s metabolic health? What are the downsides of over-reliance on Viagra/Cialis/Levitra? Dr. Geo separates the facts from the hype about natural testosterone boosters and sexual performance enhancers. Are there supplements that support female sexual response? What role for adaptogens? Click HERE for part 2.

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ENCORE: Male and Female Sexuality, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Geo Espinosa, co-editor of "Integrative Sexual Health." Click HERE for part 1.

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ENCORE: Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
January 1, 2020
Sometimes I find myself in a fit of sneezing after a meal, why does this happen? Is the sweetener Stevia a potential endocrine disruptor? A patient taking 1 tsp of D-mannose twice daily for UTI has had success avoiding infections but her HgbA1c went from 5.8 to 6.1. Is D-mannose caloric? Click HERE for part 1.

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ENCORE: The Health Benefits of Cranberries, Part 1
January 1, 2019
Recently, the press parroted the results of a "Journal of the American Medical Association" research paper that concluded that cranberry doesn’t work to prevent UTIs. “It’s time to move on [to antibiotics]," a JAMA editorial proclaimed. The media message: “The Cure for UTIs? It’s not Cranberries.” Dr. Amy Howell, for over 2 decades a research scientist at Rutgers University’s Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research, pushes back against these unwarranted conclusions. She dissects the JAMA article, and finds it far from conclusive—in fact highly flawed. Why did JAMA publish an article so lacking in scientific rigor? Does it reflect an inherent bias against supplements and natural modalities? What previous research supports the preventive effects of cranberry extracts and juice against UTIs? What are proanthocyanidins? What forms of cranberry are best, and how much do you need to take? What other benefits do cranberries confer for the gut, the brain, the circulatory system, for immunity, even against cancer? The take home message is to be wary of dumbed-down, unbalanced media accounts; cranberries deliver many health dividends. Click HERE for part 2.

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ENCORE: The Health Benefits of Cranberries, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Amy Howell, research scientist at Rutgers University’s Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research. Click HERE for part 1.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 22, Part 2
December 24, 2018
Study identifies specific nutrients that light up brain scans; Nurses score high on “ethics and honesty”; Electrical stimulation, CBD and other alternatives to opiates for pain relief; Farm Bill ratification signals end to CBD prohibition; Natural prevention of urinary tract infections; Teen vaping hooks kids on nicotine with unforeseen health consequences; Big Tobacco circumvents cigarette restrictions with big investments in vaping; What does study of hunter-gatherers tell us about the ideal human diet? Elitist NY Times op-ed calls for censorship of “bad” health information on the Internet—even as Wikipedia and social media throttle down true information about natural alternatives. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 10, Part 1
November 12, 2018
Press parrots claims that your supplements are dangerously adulterated with illegal prescription meds—really? Upping water intake halves risk for women’s UTIs; Are bone broths contaminated with heavy metals? Alternatives to Fosamax; What to do when your urine test reveals a body burden of mold and chemical toxicants; Archeologists uncover first evidence of ancient use of pumpkin spice; Traces of opiates found in 3500-year-old Cypriot urn; Hyperbaric oxygen speeds resolution of sudden hearing loss; New probiotic shows potential to lower cholesterol; Typhus—the scourge of ancient Athens, decimator of Napoleon’s armies, and killer of millions in World War 2—makes a comeback in LA homeless camps. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 20, Part 2
October 22, 2018
Supplements for renal failure; Millions of elderly Americans hooked on Xanax; Could inability to lose weight be due to poor lymphatic circulation? What to do for aortic calcification? Hoarseness and stomach discomfort—could it be LPR? A survivor of pancreatic cancer suffers long-term effects of a Whipple procedure—could they be nutritional? Vestibular rehab for vertigo. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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