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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 25, Part 1
July 27, 2020
Urgent call to action: Coalition of health advocacy groups urge government action to curb pandemic of nutrition-associated disease; Why did the US get hit so hard with coronavirus? Risk of severe COVID-19 linked to elevated hemoglobin A1c, even without overt diabetes; Those cloth face masks need at least two layers; Acne—could it be diet-related? Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 prevention? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 11, Part 2
July 13, 2020
Landmark study validates low-carb, high fat diet for controlling Type 2 diabetes among outpatients. When you give blood, how do they know you’re not transmitting coronavirus? Stretching yields significant circulatory benefits; Over 75s found to be at risk of colonoscopy complications; Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s may accelerate cognitive decline, highlighting “gut-brain axis”; Avoid common food additive to avert intestinal inflammation; Hot flashes predict heart problems in menopausal women; New blood test predicts cancer with pinpoint accuracy—but will it result in overdiagnosis and overtreatment. 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 June 6, Part 1
June 8, 2020
Lessons of the pandemic—cultivating resilience in the face of challenging circumstances; More evidence that the coronavirus is weakening; Laypersons score poorly on proper use of N95 masks; The remarkable concordance between blood sugar control and susceptibility to coronavirus; How primary care doctors miss the boat on diabetes prevention; Lockdown has fostered digital dependency—with adverse effects on mood and metabolism; Two large studies purporting to prove worthlessness of hydroxychloroquine withdrawn for research malfeasance; Besides aiding sleep, what are health benefits of melatonin? Solutions for a highly allergic patient; Lack of exposure to green landscapes associated with unhealthy cravings. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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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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