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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
February 14, 2018
Sugary shakes administered to patients in hospitals are NOT good medicine. How do I reconcile keeping my blood sugar stable with frequent small meals during the day with the intermittent fasting you recommend? I take three kinds of magnesium for various issues but I recently got leg cramps while exercising, how can that happen when I take so much magnesium? My 88-year-old mother had to go to the ER twice due to spikes in her systolic blood pressure, why did this happen if she's otherwise very healthy? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 10, Part 1
February 12, 2018
Chocolate alleviates stress, promotes concentration and mental performance; Anti-inflammatory supplements for back pain—do they thin the blood excessively? Does coffee trigger heart palpitations? Does caffeine raise blood pressure? The dirty secret about flu shots—they make carriers exhale 6.3 times as much virus as non-vaccinated persons! “Well-child visits” to pediatricians cause over 3 million additional cases of the flu, at a cost of 1/2 billion dollars; Triple-negative breast cancer progression slowed by restricting certain foods; Does having a dog reduce heart disease risk? 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
January 31, 2018
High-fat diet may fuel spread of prostate cancer--but which types of fats? Another resource for treating blepharitis. Can you speak about supplements or herbs that should be avoided by those with high blood pressure? The prep for colonoscopy causes disruption of the microbiome, can it ever recover fully after the procedure? I have more energy on a B complex supplement than on the methylated versions of B12 and folate alone, why is that? Click HERE for part 2.



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Clinical Focus: Trump’s Physical, Part 1
January 30, 2018
What’s the truth about President Trump’s physical? Is he at death’s door, or is he in “excellent” health as claimed by his White House physician? How to interpret his cholesterol numbers? What do his coronary calcium scores tell us about his heart risk? How was his mental acuity evaluated? What other tests would have yielded more information? Can longevity be reduced to an equation? What other ineffable factors besides diet and exercise contribute to survival? How does Trump compare to previous presidents? What’s the biggest risk factor for a chief executive to die in office? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
January 17, 2018
What is your opinion on saw palmetto for BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia), can it reduce libido? How would you treat sciatica, is the operation serious? So can I eat dark chocolate for eight weeks to lower my blood pressure? And how do I keep it lowered thereafter? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
January 3, 2018
Hospitals tackling health problems with food pharmacies. I think that fresh salmon sold at the fish counter in stores is inaccurately labeled as wild Alaskan salmon, what do you think of canned salmon as an alternative? I'm a 73-year-old male, should I be concerned about my blood pressure of 122/82 given the new guidelines? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
December 27, 2017
Which should I take for blood pressure, SuperBeets or Neo40? I’m getting diarrhea from my magnesium supplement, what can I do about it? What do you think of taking Fosteum for osteopenia? Are there supplements to avoid while taking Coumadin? What can my son do about his low platelet count and low testosterone? How can I make sure I’m not overdoing it on my supplement intake? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
December 13, 2017
When I take a 100 mg dose of riboflavin it really hypes me up--much more than my other vitamins, why does this happen? My systolic blood pressure is always higher at the doctor's and dentist's office--especially when I'm anxiously waiting! My wife is having urinary issues and her doctor is recommending elimination of various foods, will this really help? How important is DHEA for bone mineral density? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
December 6, 2017
More on diagnosis creep and the high blood pressure guidelines. Can you comment on the studies that purport Paleo diets and other high protein diets do not lower blood sugar? I've been having hard stools every day with my bowel movements, am I drinking enough water? Is it my supplements? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 2, Part 1
December 4, 2017
New blood pressure guidelines render nearly half of American adults candidates for drugs; Forecast for flu vaccine effectiveness is bleak—less than 10%! A listener asks if she’s likely to inherit a susceptibility to her mother’s atrial fibrillation; A caller newly diagnosed with hypertension seeks alternatives to medications; The President of the American Heart Association, age 52, suffers a heart attack during the AHA annual convention; The bizarre reason why women who suffer cardiac arrest are more likely to die than men; Coffee consumption—regular or decaf—promotes longevity. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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