Ronald Hoffman

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Ronald Hoffman, M.D. is an American physician, author, and broadcaster in the United States who hosts Intelligent Medicine, a syndicated radio talk show promoting alternative medicine, and the Intelligent Medicine Podcast. He is the founder and director of the Hoffman Center in New York City, and is a practitioner of holistic medicine.


Born in Southern California,[citation needed] Hoffman studied Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was trained in Internal Medicine at the Manhattan V.A.[citation needed] In 1985 he founded the Hoffman Center, which is a unique, first of its kind,[citation needed] medical practice that pioneered alternative and complementary medical care.[citation needed]

Talk show[edit]

In 1987 Hoffman started Intelligent Medicine (originally called Health Talk), a nationally syndicated medical radio talk show. And in June 2013, Hoffman debuted the Intelligent Medicine Podcast. Both shows promote the healthy benefits of nutritional therapy (not just by eating the right meals, but by nutritional supplements); he personally consumes around 15 different supplements per day.[citation needed] The supplements Hoffman appears[citation needed] to be most interested in are vitamin D, magnesium (particularly magnesium taurate), olive leaf extract, EGCG from green tea, and fish oil.[citation needed] On almost every show of his he mentions a new medical study that backs his arguments about the risks involved with mineral and/or vitamin deficiency.[citation needed] Deficiency, Hoffman argues, can cause symptoms of diminishing health such as scurvy, disorders of cell metabolism, tuberculosis, poor psychological health (such as depression), osteoporosis, tinnitus, various forms of cancer, senescence (premature), cardiovascular diseases, and much more.[citation needed]

Although Hoffman maintains a friendly atmosphere on his show,[citation needed] he occasionally uses his radio time to voice criticisms of certain medical "experts." He is a vehement critic of author and convicted felon Kevin Trudeau, who wrote the famous controversial book Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About.[citation needed] Hoffman considers Trudeau to be a swindler who is an embarrassment to the field of complementary medicine.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Hoffman moved to New York City for college and has remained.[citation needed] He owns homes in Manhattan and Hampton Bays, Long Island.[citation needed]



Books authored by Ronald Hoffman include:


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