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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Mick Jagger
April 10, 2019
Documentary: Bleed Out; Mick Jagger's procedure; Blood transfusion alternatives; Help! My cholesterol went up after starting coconut oil; How safe and practical are dental implants? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Eggs and Bread
April 3, 2019
I'm interested in your take on the JAMA study linking egg consumption to increased cholesterol and risk of cardiovascular disease.; I know I shouldn't be eating bread, but if I choose to eat bread, which way do I go? Whole grain, gluten-free? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Lowering your LDL

My LDL cholesterol is 206. How do I lower it? My doctor wants me to take Crestor but I would like to avoid the side effects.; How does glycine work as a sleep aid and why does Ann Louise Gittleman take more of it in the morning?; VSL #3 sellers found liable for false advertising and awards product inventor more than $18 million in damages. Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Cardiovascular Fitness
February 27, 2019
Quick and dirty measure of cardiovascular fitness: Give me 40 push ups in 2 minutes; Is there any protocol to help reduce plaque buildup in the carotid arteries?; My son is 20 years old, healthy, and taking thyroid medication. What should I be concerned about?; Dog food company recalls its products due to illness from too much vitamin D. Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Reducing LDL Cholesterol

Here's an update on my use of colostrum and allergic reaction; Is it true that Alpha Gal Red Meat Allergy may increase risk of atherosclerosis?; I'm 71-years-young. How can I reduce my LDL cholesterol?; Any interaction with hyaluronic acid and coumadin?; Should I be concerned about my thyroglobulin antibody test of less than 0.9? I am underweight. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 23, Part 2
February 25, 2019
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract shown to reduce periodontal disease, gingivitis; Take your microbiome for a run—but consider the low FODMAP diet if you suffer GI distress during exercise; Persistent dizziness, headaches after a concussion; Health benefits of monolaurin; “Watchful waiting” for prostate cancer gains traction; Triclosan in deodorant soaps, hand wipes, mouthwash, toothpaste and other consumer products promotes antibiotic-resistant bacteria; Nuts vs. pancreatic cancer; Berberine’s powerful cholesterol-lowering effects. 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: Personalized Cancer Medicine
February 20, 2019
I want to lose weight but I'm not sure what to do--I need your help; Yes--there is such a thing as personalized cancer medicine; Extravagant claims are made about celery juice like reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and is anti-inflammatory. Is there anything to it? Click HERE for part 1.



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“Young at Heart” Part 1
February 19, 2019
Optimal heart health with Jim LaValle, a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, and board-certified clinical nutritionist. He discusses the American Heart Association's “Life’s Simple 7” for optimal Heart Health and why aged garlic extract is among the most commonly used supplements in people with heart disease. Numerous studies suggest aged garlic extract may help improve risk factors for heart disease, including supporting healthy blood pressure levels, keeping bad cholesterol in check, increasing a hormone that helps protect against inflammation and atherosclerosis as well as helping improve insulin sensitivity and the management of blood sugar, thinning your blood, and staving off plaque in arteries. Click HERE for part 2.



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Leyla Weighs In: Coconut v. Peanut Oils
February 1, 2019
Coconut oil consumption improves fat-free mass, plasma HDL cholesterol and insulin sensitivity in healthy men with normal BMI compared to peanut oil; Pesticide, metal exposure tied to increased risk of heart disease.



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ENCORE: Integrative Cardiology, Part 1
January 24, 2019
Integrative Cardiology with Dr. Dennis Goodman. Dr. Goodman is a board-certified cardiologist who is Director of Integrative Medicine at New York University Hospital. He is well-versed in conventional medicine as well as natural modalities. Dr. Goodman discusses how advanced lipid profiles can be used to assess cardiovascular risk; additional information can be gleaned from non-invasive studies like EBT heart scans and carotid ultrasound. Should doctors rely on statins for prevention? Is the cholesterol hypothesis wrong? What’s the best diet for cardiovascular prevention? Dr. Goodman describes the cardiovascular benefits of magnesium and vitamin K2. He further recommends vitamin D, fish oil and coenzyme Q 10. He discusses the role of B vitamins in mitigating the risk posed by high homocysteine. Click HERE for part 2.



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