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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Coronary Plaque
August 14, 2019
What do you think of The Kaufmann Protocol by Dr. Sandra Kaufmann?; I take Kyolic and MK7 due to having coronary plaque but won't that destabilize the plaque and cause a coronary event?; Is biotin safe to take daily? I've read that there's little evidence to support hair regrowth. Your thoughts?; Lately I've noticed that my sense of taste is virtually nonexistent. Could this be from the recent dental work I had? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for August 10, Part 1
August 12, 2019
Can we stop mass-shootings by identifying “crazy” people? Do violent “Death Metal” lyrics promote violence? A caller with high cholesterol but no plaque—her doctor still insists she take Lipitor; Researchers discover why stress damages your brain; If a scan reveals calcium in your aorta, does that mean it’s likely to be in your coronary arteries? UN calls for less meat consumption to save the planet—but is the Impossible Burger the answer? 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 3, Part 1
August 5, 2019
The fasting cure is no passing fad; Drug-supplement interactions—what to look out for; Reasons to avoid dairy; Study of 42 European countries fingers carbs, not fats or animal protein, as heart disease culprit; Vitamin D levels predict future hypertension risks; New mastic gum drug combats neurodegeneration. 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 27, Part 2
July 29, 2019
A presidential candidate inveighs against excessive use of antidepressants; Food industry seeks to reframe eating Oreos as exercise in “Mindfulness”; Using smartphones for 5 hours or more per day associated with dramatic increase in obesity; A caller with an abnormal exercise stress test is told he needs a stent. Does he? B6 and iron for panic attacks; NAD for Parkinson’s Disease; Healthy lifestyle may overcome genetic risk for Alzheimer’s; Magnesium and curcumin support brain health. 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 1: Trans Fatty Acids
July 24, 2019
Association of lifestyle and genetic risk with incidence of dementia; What are trans fatty acids? Are there specific ingredients on packaging labels to be wary of?; Dietary cholesterol improves MS symptoms in mice. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 6, Part 2
July 8, 2019
Antibiotics render people more vulnerable to flu virus, increase cardiovascular risk in older women; China controls 80% of world’s drug supply; Scientific evidence that clutter causes anxiety; Good bacteria suppress food allergies; The blood test you’ve never heard of that can predict whether you can forego statins; Coronary calcium score bests cholesterol measurement for heart risk assessment; Fast-tracking approval of pricey new drugs that don’t prolong life; A clinical trial will explore whether NT Factor alleviates fibromyalgia complaints; A test-drive of the Impossible Burger. 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 29, Part 2
July 1, 2019
Is DEET safe for bug bite protection? Stem cells show promise for baldness cure; Celiac Disease vaccine strikes out; Binge-watching your favorite TV series may undermine your health; Nearly half of honey found adulterated with cheap sugar syrups; High LDL cholesterol associated with longevity in +60s; Chinese diet responsible for millions of deaths annually; 30 year study shows lifestyle modification reverses diabetes, extends longevity in insulin-resistant subjects; Americans ignore warnings, continue to consume processed meats; Patients with fibromyalgia have distinct pattern of gut bacteria; The over-the-counter supplement that may be a treatment for schizophrenia. 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 15, Part 2
June 17, 2019
Expensive biologic meds for arthritis, colitis, psoriasis linked to 34,000 deaths; UK’s health watchdogs unjustifiably ration needed cataract surgeries; Learning a language makes your brain grow; Lowering cholesterol too drastically may damage diabetics’ nerves; America is too dependent on China for its drugs; Ashwagandha for osteoporosis; Exercise is beneficial even in short bouts, and sitting isn’t “the new smoking”; Eat nuts during pregnancy to make your kids smarter. 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 1: Chicken v. Red Meat
June 12, 2019
Chicken as bad as red meat in raising cholesterol; How many of your patients with an infected tooth have been able to remedy it through holistic means?; My platelet count has been dropping over the years. Should I be concerned?; Since the nitrate in beetroot needs to be reduced twice in order to get the nitric oxide benefit, do you recommend antioxidants like vitamin C to ensure this outcome? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 8, Part 2
June 10, 2019
Chicken as bad as red meat when it comes to cholesterol—but does it matter? Decline in mitochondrial function might explain aging, memory loss; Should your daily goal really be 10,000 steps? Angels of death: German nurse, American doctor accused of killing scores of patients; Ironic origin of the meme “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature”; Chinese doctors censured for altering DNA to produce HIV-proof babies; Excess Omega-3s in pregnancy may be harmful; Electronic medical records leave legacy of cost-overruns, dysfunction, medical errors, physician burnout. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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