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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Tour De France in the Time of COVID-19
September 2, 2020
Tour De France in the time of COVID-19; Study: Fungi in the gut may damage the brain; I've been taking SPM for several months for joint pain. Do I still need to take fish oil? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for August 29, Part 1
August 31, 2020
Chadwick Boseman: The tragedy of disproportionate African American colon cancer deaths; New York’s success at flattening the curve—is it a triumph of public health leadership, or just plain herd immunity? Is convalescent plasma a true COVID-19 breakthrough? Elon Musk unveils new brain implant device facilitating machine-human interface—is this the dawn of “singularity”, a new phase in mankind’s evolution? CDC drops recommendation for 14-day “self-quarantine" for travelers—but New York City hangs tough on checkpoints (but celebrities, politicians and athletes get a pass!). 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 August 29, Part 2

First-ever spontaneous recovery from HIV recorded—what it means for immune research; What’s the best form of magnesium? Supplements for osteoporosis; Vitamin D deficiency linked to painful diabetic neuropathy; Melatonin supports recovery from childhood concussion; Omega-3 fatty acids protect brain from shrinkage due to air pollution; Sleep doctors call for abolition of daylight savings time; Vitamin C counteracts age-related muscle decline. 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: Acne
July 29, 2020
Help! My 18-month-old grandson is taking a multivitamin containing fluoride and chemicals like polysorbate 80; I take magnesium taurate for atrial fibrillation and magnesium citrate for constipation. Is this too much?; Study: Omega-3s with potential to prevent Alzheimer's affect blood, but less so the brain; I'm on the Whole 30 diet for severe acne. My dermatologist is recommending Accutane. What do you think? Click HERE for part 1.



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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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Continuing COVID-19 Coverage on the Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 2, Part 1
May 4, 2020
It’s time to get outside and exercise—sitting shrinks your brain, and exercise found to boost coronavirus resistance; Nitric oxide supplements benefit blood pressure; They called for more ventilators, but they’re no panacea for the critically ill; Prescriptions for anti-anxiety meds soar amid pandemic lockdown; Israeli researchers probe use of CBD for Covid-19; New study examines potential of remote intercessory prayer for Coronavirus sufferers; New Jersey driver crashes after passing out while wearing N95 mask; Why did the FBI raid a clinic offering intravenous vitamin C to Covid-19 patients? 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 March 14, Part 1
March 16, 2020
Do we really need 3 cups of low-fat dairy daily as the Dietary Guidelines stipulate? Drinking tea improves brain connectivity, reduces stroke risk; DUH story of the month: Processed food triggers obesity (ya think?); Cocoa vs. claudication; Sleep trackers foster “orthosomnia”; Which nuts are best for heart health? Do vitamin and mineral patches really work? Green tea vs. fatty liver. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 14, Part 2

Balance of Nature, maker of “fruit and veggie pills,” receives strong warnings from the FDA—re: their audacious claims that their products cure various serious diseases, as well as quality control issues; Keeping your brain healthy—with a low-Glycemic Index diet, Mediterranean style foods, and avoidance of trans-fats; U.S. healthcare system wastes nearly a trillion dollars in avoidable costs; Scared to deliver your baby in the hospital amid the current Coronavirus epidemic? New study confirms that home births safe for low-risk pregnancies; Beer before wine, or wine before beer—which minimizes the risk of a hangover? Taking probiotics can reduce impact of viral diseases, reducing costs associated with downtime and hospitalization for upper respiratory infections. 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 8, Part 2
February 10, 2020
Soybean oil consumption linked to profound brain changes; How long do you have to be off CBD to make sure a drug test won’t be positive for THC? Apricot pits for cancer prevention? Advances in metabolomics may yield blood tests that pinpoint risk of premature death; CoQ10 vs. BPA toxicity; “Forever chemicals” damage teeth; Hard-partying Keith Richards quits smoking, drugs, booze; “Quick fix” procedure for heavy period bleeding leaves many women in excruciating pain. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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