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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Why does COVID-19 disproportionately affect older people?
June 17, 2020
Update on the pandemic from New York; Why does COVID-19 disproportionately affect older people?; What are your views on Earthing? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Can you help my 69-year-old sister with Rheumatoid Arthritis? She also has Hashimoto's and Lyme's.; I have pain from the screw heads in my tibia. Are there any supplements I can take to help?; My husband recently broke a bone in his foot. What supplements can help hasten healing?; How does T.J. Robinson's olive oil compare with Dr. Gundry's? How can I find out the polyphenol saturation of the products? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 13, Part 1
June 15, 2020
As the lockdown ends, the big question is “Will there be a second wave?” Two hairstylists who had coronavirus saw 140 clients—what happened next is shocking; Could immune-boosting supplements aggravate an autoimmune condition? Study of “anti-inflammatory diet” for rheumatoid arthritis shows scant benefits—but was the diet right? Does cooking, freezing, or drying food rob it of its healthful enzymes? Will trap-shooting exacerbate a rotator cuff injury? Repetitive negative thinking may hasten dementia onset. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Dairy Consumption and Bone Loss
June 5, 2020
Dairy consumption ineffective in preventing age-related bone loss or fractures; Ubiquinol vs. CoQ10 for individuals over 40.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 30, Part 2
June 1, 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 2: Prevent Ongoing Hearing Loss
May 27, 2020
My husband's toes hurt periodically which makes it difficult to do some yoga positions. What are your thoughts?; What can I take to prevent ongoing hearing loss?; What do you think of using 600 mg ipriflavone as part of an osteoporosis protocol?; What do you recommend for spinal degenerative disc disease with spinal arthritis?; Doesn't taking a lot of zinc adversely impact copper absorption? How much copper should I be taking? Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In: Sleep Deprivation and Alzheimer’s Disease
May 8, 2020
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin on the connection between sleep deprivation and occurrences of Alzheimer's Disease.



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Exercise in the time of Coronavirus, Part 1
April 28, 2020
Triathlete Sue Reynolds describes her personal transformation from 335-pound couch potato to 135-pound elite competitor. Her new book, "The Athlete Inside: The Transforming Power of Hope, Tenacity, and Faith" chronicles her journey. Locked down with the rest of America, she describes her exercise workarounds. Competition has taught her lessons of resilience which have helped her cope with the current pandemic. Additionally, we discuss the advantages of weight optimization and cardiopulmonary fitness for seniors considered at higher risk for COVID-19 severity (age and metabolic derangements like diabetes and hypertension are considered “co-morbidities”)—Reynolds is 66. When not training and competing, she’s a motivational speaker. Click HERE for part 2.



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Achieving Normal, Healthy Blood Pressure, Part 1
April 23, 2020
Dr. Matthew Budoff, Professor of Preventive Cardiology at UCLA, shares the results of a study evaluating the effects of a nitric oxide supplement (Berkeley Life) on hypertensive patients. After 12 weeks, use of the tablets reduced systolic blood pressure by an average of 12.5 points; diastolic blood pressure declined by 4.7 points. Can patients safely use nitric oxide supplements alongside their blood pressure medications? How many beets or how much arugula would you have to eat to replicate the effects of the concentrated ingredients in Berkeley Life supplements? Are there any side effects? Do nitric oxide levels decline with aging? In chronic disease states? Could there be additional benefits of nitric oxide supplementation for athletic performance? For alleviating erectile dysfunction? Do other supplements like arginine and citrulline have similar impacts on nitric oxide? Nitrites in preserved meats like bacon—why are they bad when dietary nitrates are good? What does the nitric oxide saliva test indicate? The link between nitric oxide and inflammation? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: COVID-19 Comprehensive Coverage
April 9, 2020
Can I reuse disposable gloves by keeping them in a bag for a week in my hot car? I live in Florida; I take hydroxychloroquine for arthritis. Will I be able to get my medication during the pandemic?; I would like to purchase a UV light to kill germs in my home. Do you have a recommendation?; Do you have any opinion about taking quinine pills in low doses prophylactically against COVID-19? What do you think of theaflavin for inhibiting coronavirus? Click HERE for part 1.



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