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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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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Prostate, Thyroid and More
March 18, 2020
Now that I'm on Metformin, does it make sense to continue taking blood sugar support supplements?; What supplements do you suggest to promote a healthy prostate?; What is a healthy dosage of iodine for a person with a family history of thyroid dysfunction?; If one takes large doses of melatonin, would it "tell" the body to stop producing it naturally? Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In: Nitric Oxide for Better Cardiovascular Health
March 13, 2020
Pharmacist and certified clinical nutritionist Beth Shirley, Executive Director of the Berkeley Life Scientific Advisory Board, details the benefits of nitric oxide supplementation. Nitric oxide is a vital signaling molecule essential in cardiovascular health. It supports blood pressure, immunity, sexual health, physical performance, cognitive function, blood sugar levels and more. Unfortunately, as we age our levels start to diminish naturally. Learn how to find out if you have low nitric oxide levels, and how to restore them.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 22, Part 2
February 24, 2020
Chile becomes a model for how governments can push back against industry purveyors of obesogenic foods and beverages; Supplements for diabetes/insulin resistance—but don’t forget diet! Major medical journal acknowledges Alzheimer’s is a sugar disease; Hearty breakfasts may be key to fat-burning, weight control; Study reveals majority of asymptomatic adults have abnormal knee MRIs; Popular antibacterial agent in toothpastes undermines bone density; Magnesium vs. cardiac arrhythmias. 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 December 14, Part 1
December 16, 2019
Which is worse: Sugar or sugar + fat? An about-face on fish oil supplements—they DO protect the heart; Researchers exonerate red meat—turns out the evidence against it is flimsy; How to counteract high LDL-P; Bernie Sanders’ heart procedure. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 14, Part 2

Sugary beverages—even fruit juice and diet drinks—increase diabetes risk. A 71-year-old caller seeks answers for his progressive muscle loss; Teen diet may be key to prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease; High-dose vitamin D doesn’t prompt kidney stones, high blood calcium; Pistachios protect telomeres; Blueberries vs. metabolic syndrome; Bacopa for CFS; Want some plastic microparticles with that tea? 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 November 30, Part 2
December 2, 2019
A caller with a blood sugar of 32 on a glucose tolerance test; “Brain fog” linked to inflammation; Certain antibiotics may set the stage for Parkinson’s Disease; EBT heart scan for determining need for statins; A breakthrough home urine test for prostate cancer detection/monitoring; 43% have misdiagnosed themselves after Googling symptoms. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Hypoglycemia
November 8, 2019
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin answers these listener questions: I am carbohydrate sensitive so I use organic, plain yogurt. But the full-fat variety always has more carbohydrate than the low-fat version. What do you advise?; I have hypoglycemia--could I have blown out my adrenal glands from years of eating a high sugar diet? I have a very hard time recovering.



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Leyla Weighs In: Hypoglycemia
October 25, 2019
Severe hypoglycemia indicates cardiovascular, cognitive danger -- who is at risk?



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Blood Sugar Control, Part 1
October 24, 2019
For healthy individuals, in addition to a healthy diet and exercise regimen, supplements are great tools to support healthy blood sugar levels. Many botanicals and micronutrients can be used to help us with healthy glucose metabolism. Clinical Nutritionist Neil Levin details some, including chromium, berberine, banaba, and Gymnema Sylvestre, which have been well researched. Click HERE for part 2.



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