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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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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 13, Part 1
October 15, 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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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
October 3, 2018
Evidence shows humans ate meat as long as 2 million years ago. News from the Corrections Department. Is it beneficial to take Ostinol along with Tricalcidin-3 for bone health? "I suffer from recurrent UTIs since my teens and now my 3 daughters suffer from the same thing." "My 18-year-old granddaughter got a kidney stone. How can she prevent a recurrence?" Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for September 1, Part 1
September 3, 2018
Listeners respond to my “24 Ways to Transform Our Healthcare System”; Oncologists to study keto diet as way of augmenting chemo efficacy for cancer; Vitamin D may help alleviate overactive bladder; Brain stimulation to reduce aggressive behavior (shades of Clockwork Orange?); New Alzheimer’s drug breakthrough—or another flash in the pan? A caller wonders if a recent tick bite could be the cause of a new allergy to meat products; Are any supplements helpful for diverticulosis? 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 August 4, Part 2
August 6, 2018
Belly fat predicts cognitive decline; What could account for a long-term bruise? Natural prevention of kidney stones; Colostrum for bedsores; Bring back kids’ school recess time; The many benefits of sauna bathing; Obesity doesn’t always increase risk of death (but metabolically-healthy overweight individuals are rare); L-carnitine workout benefits for young athletes extend to seniors; Sleep drugs for elderly increase risk of bone fractures; CBD prolongs survival in mouse model of pancreatic cancer. 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 June 23, Part 1
June 25, 2018
Good-bye to the egg-white omelet—welcome back to the whole-egg omelet; What’s meant by “immune-modulation”? “leaky gut”? “elemental value”? Is Flomax really necessary if it’s not helping urinary frequency? A unique probiotic found to slow bone loss by half; Laser pointer burns hole in boy’s retina; Curcumin demonstrated to enhance memory, slow brain changes; “CHEERS” study sought to prove heart benefits—but with clandestine booze industry underwriting. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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