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Immune Support for Fall, Part 1
September 22, 2020
What you need to fend off the changing weather. Neil Levin, Senior Nutrition Education Manager for Now Foods and Protocol for Life Balance addresses the need for a suite of nutrients to buttress defenses: Vitamin D, zinc, and C, along with companion antioxidants. Additionally, mushroom extracts have shown immune-supportive capabilities. He offers some surprising insights on how they might work. Astragalus is also considered a plausible candidate for reducing vulnerability to the stress of seasonal change. As a product developer, Levin discusses the ways manufacturers assure the ingredients they source are potent and free of harmful contaminants. Click HERE for part 2.



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Immune Support for Fall, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Neil Levin, Senior Nutrition Education Manager for Now Foods and Protocol for Life Balance. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for September 5, Part 1
September 7, 2020
We're at a turning point with Covid-19--will Labor Day festivities set the stage for a "second wave" this fall? Experts predict cold weather will usher in more than 200,000 additional deaths by year's end; It's true more people are dying--but some not from coronavirus but rather from delayed medical care prompted by lockdowns; Fed initiative to clamp down on bogus coronavirus cures prompts backlash from supplement community, integrative docs; Vaping dramatically hikes Covid-19 risk; High-dose vitamin D administered to patients with Covid-19 pneumonia slashes risk of need for ICU care in first-of-its-kind randomized controlled trial; How to avoid getting bilked with counterfeit supplements. 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 29, Part 2
August 31, 2020
First-ever spontaneous recovery from HIV recorded—what it means for immune research; What’s the best form of magnesium? Supplements for osteoporosis; Vitamin D deficiency linked to painful diabetic neuropathy; Melatonin supports recovery from childhood concussion; Omega-3 fatty acids protect brain from shrinkage due to air pollution; Sleep doctors call for abolition of daylight savings time; Vitamin C counteracts age-related muscle decline. 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 August 22, Part 2
August 24, 2020
Does vitamin D need to be taken with vitamin K? Low-carb vs. low-fat diets for overweight seniors; Multivitamins found to reduce illness duration, severity; World Health Organization calls for halt to “routine" dental procedures amid pandemic—but what’s non-essential about preventive care? Calcium in aortic artery—need statins? Why some heartburn drugs help, others may hurt, in Covid-19; CoQ10 vs. kidney failure. 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 August 1, Part 2
August 3, 2020
World’s most influential medical leaders still receive enormous sums from BigPharma; Can too much Vitamin D cause cardiac arrhythmias? A caller who shed 65 pounds with the Mediterranean diet plus Time-Restricted Feeding; 24-year study of 90,000 individuals shows Extra Virgin olive oil curbs cardiovascular disease; Surveys reveal increasing numbers of Americans suffer anxiety and depression, and psych med prescriptions are soaring during pandemic shutdown; Alzheimer’s gene found to heighten susceptibility to adverse Covid-19 outcomes; Higher glycosylated hemoglobin (HgbA1c) predicts severity of coronavirus infection; Aged Garlic Extract—how much to take for cardiovascular prevention? Making physical activity a priority for kids during pandemic lockdown. 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: Baseball!
July 29, 2020
Baseball in the time of COVID; Study: Low vitamin D levels found in those diagnosed with coronavirus; Federal Nutrition Advisory Group's statement on American's fitness; Media bias concerning coronavirus; Copper's impact on microbes. Useful in coronavirus? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 4, Part 2
July 6, 2020
Amid a call for more testing, false-negative test results undermine confidence in mass-screenings; NT Factor for CFS? What role for Serrapeptase? Walking may help sufferers of IBS; Research reveals magnesium essential to therapeutic action of vitamin D; Fiber, but not from grains, associated with reduced death rate in new study; “Zombie eating“—why mealtime screens promote digital distraction that blunts satiety signals and promotes overeating; Those heavily-promoted new psoriasis drugs found only marginally effective in post-marketing studies; Mediterranean diet reduces risk of kidney stones. 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 May 23, Part 2
May 25, 2020
Low-carb and low-glycemic diets outperform low-fat diets for cardiovascular prevention; Carb quality more important than carb quantity for diabetes control; Additional benefit of low-GI diets—improved sleep quality; Two apples per day keep the cardiologist away; Low-fat diets recommended by the American Heart Association shown to lower testosterone; Exercise improves brain function; Vitamin D and probiotics curb gestational diabetes; How much vitamin D and green tea for breast cancer prevention? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 16, Part 1
May 18, 2020
Age is a risk factor for Covid-19, but regardless of your age, “metabolic fitness” confers resistance; A surprisingly tiny percentage of Americans meet the criteria for optimal metabolic fitness; Why are thousands of people signing up to be deliberately exposed to coronavirus? What’s the difference between vitamin D2 and vitamin D3? Why do men sometimes get breast cancer? Why are the homeless not dying in droves of Covid-19? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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