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Leyla Weighs In
August 25, 2017
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin answers these listener questions: Other than diet or supplements containing vitamin K, what are some other factors that can affect vitamin K levels in someone taking coumadin?; Can you recommend a natural fiber supplement? I understand it can help reduce LDL cholesterol.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for August 19, Part 1
August 21, 2017
This is the Best of Intelligent Medicine; highlights of previous Intelligent Medicine Radio Shows, including a segment on the surprising results of a study comparing the effects of extra-virgin olive oil to Lipitor on cholesterol. Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
August 2, 2017
After years of political parties destroying health care, it's ironic that health care is now destroying political parties! Early death from your acid-blocking drugs. How would you bolster a CoQ10 supplement to address the other side effects of taking statin drugs? Vitamin B3 added to water helps prevent glaucoma. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 29, Part 1
July 31, 2017
Media continue to parrot "Supplements are dangerous" trope; Men who consume excess sugar are at increased risk for depression; Olive oil lowers cholesterol almost as effectively as Lipitor--without the side effects; A caller with enlarged liver and spleen--could it be CMV? When it comes to liver disease, diet quality trumps diet quantity; Rethinking the widespread advice to always complete a course of antibiotics; Neurotics rejoice--your worry may help you live longer! Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In
July 28, 2017
Should cardiovascular disease (CVD) be called chronic scurvy? A critical look at vitamin C deficiency and coronary artery health.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
July 26, 2017
I have left carotid artery plaque and am taking Crestor, is there any benefit to my taking fish oil? I have a swollen and sore lymph node on my right side under my jaw, what causes this? I have a urinary tract infection found to be staph and completed a round of antibiotics, now I'm regressing -- did the antibiotic lose effectiveness? It is said that fasting blood sugar and fasting insulin are biomarkers for choosing the best weight loss plan, what are your thoughts? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Update, Part 1
July 20, 2017
Do smart phones make us dumb? Does smelling food make us fat? Why are there no actual veggies in Hain “Veggie Straws? Does sugar consumption by expectant moms produce allergic kids? Is your doctor prescribing that expensive drug because of a lobster dinner? Repeated steroid injections for knee osteoarthritis thin cartilage, may hasten progression to knee replacement; Yet another super cholesterol drug crashes and burns; Can you still rely on your Epi-pen past its expiration date? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Update, Part 2

Do smart phones make us dumb? Does smelling food make us fat? Why are there no actual veggies in Hain “Veggie Straws? Does sugar consumption by expectant moms produce allergic kids? Is your doctor prescribing that expensive drug because of a lobster dinner? Repeated steroid injections for knee osteoarthritis thin cartilage, may hasten progression to knee replacement; Yet another super cholesterol drug crashes and burns; Can you still rely on your Epi-pen past its expiration date? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 3, Part 2
June 5, 2017
Replacing saturated fat with vegetable oil lowers cholesterol--but has no impact on death risk; Huge UK study comparing vegetarians to meat eaters shows no difference in survival; If I got cancer, does that mean my 17-year-old daughter is more susceptible? Hyaluronic acid supplements--do they help knee pain? Health benefits of aerobic vs. resistance training; Supplement of the Week: Bergamot; Resveratrol helps seniors build muscle. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Natural Cholesterol Lowering with Dr. Thomas Guilliams, Part 1
March 28, 2017
Is cholesterol that important? What are some of the adverse side effects of statins? Are they overprescribed? Is red yeast rice an acceptable alternative? What about other popular cholesterol-lowerers like niacin, policosanol, garlic, pantetheine, and guggulipids? Dr. Guilliams describes two “new kids on the block” for cholesterol management: berberine and bergamot. Do they provide additional benefits besides lowering cholesterol? Are there any side effects? Can they be safely taken with statins? What other supplements complement these agents for comprehensive cardiovascular prevention? Is lowering homocysteine still important? Click HERE for part 2.



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