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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Hypercholesterolemia
December 24, 2020
I'm considering surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. Will the mesh they use cause problems like an autoimmune disease?; I'm on Eliquis and Plavix and my doctor told me to stop taking fish oil, turmeric, and Advil. Should I stop taking Devil's Claw too?; I love your podcasts...but I wish you wouldn't interrupt your guests so much; My 28-year-old daughter has familial hypercholesterolemia and her doctor wants her to take Lipitor. What say you? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 19, Part 2
December 21, 2020
Drink water to stave off metabolic syndrome; Media parrots fake news about eggs; “Frankenswine” GMO pigs debut; Fish oil supplements don’t raise bad cholesterol; Will “alkaline water” stave off cancer? If your stools float—is that a bad sign? Tomatoes vs. prostate cancer. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Aged Garlic Extract for Immune & Cardiovascular Health, Part 1
December 8, 2020
Aged Garlic Extract has over 870 peer-reviewed published articles in the last 47 years that demonstrate efficacy and confirm its effectiveness with cardiovascular health concerns – like High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Circulation, and Inflammation. But the properties that make Aged Garlic Extract such a powerful tool in maintaining cardiovascular health give us a window into why it also benefits the immune system. Jim LaValle, Clinical Pharmacist, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and Heart and Immune Health Expert explains how Aged Garlic Extract supports healthy inflammation response and reduces oxidation. Health experts believe that in moving the system away from chronic immune activation, which puts increased demands on the body’s energy stores, it frees the body to fight invaders rather than constantly work to do things like push blood through inflamed arteries. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 14, Part 1
November 16, 2020
It’s Diabetes Awareness Month—and the medical establishment still can’t get diet for diabetes right; Why do cardiologists still tell patients to avoid cheese? When you eat as important as what you eat in managing diabetes; Losing just a few pounds can lower your risk of progressing to diabetes by nearly 50%; Chemicals in your home can cause diabetes; The low-FODMAP diet for IBS; Muscle relaxants plus NSAIDs—the “standard of care” for back pain—no better than placebo, study says; Calf muscle circumference a good predictor of health outcomes. 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 November 7, Part 2
November 9, 2020
Is aspirin a low-cost solution for COVID-19? Aspirin for cardiovascular prevention is not for everyone; Does a 70-year-old man with an HDL of 85 need a statin? A centuries-old drug, colchicine, may prevent heart attacks; Seasonal depression may strike harder amid pandemic; How do you know if you have the coronavirus? Can you really predict weather changes with your sore joints? Social isolation—exacerbated by lockdowns—may hike women’s risk for hypertension; High-sugar diets can damage the gut, triggering colitis; Is a vitamin D level of 106 too high? Can exercise account for high liver function test results? 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: Reducing COVID Anxiety
November 4, 2020
How many supplements would be considered too many for an elderly female who is sedentary due to pain?; If my carotid artery stenosis goes above 50%, my cardiologist wants me to take a statin. What can I do to control the plaque?; What system can I have in place to communicate my refusal to have a blood transfusion in the event of a medical emergency where I'm unable to communicate?; What advice would you give to reduce anxiety about Covid? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Saturated Fat
October 28, 2020
I know that you say saturated fat is not an issue. Would you change your advice regarding saturated fat intake if one had coronary artery plaque?; I very much appreciate your protocol on Mitral Valve Prolapse. Is there one for Atrial Fibrillation?; Whose advice should I follow with regard to the care of my thyroid? Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 10, Part 1
October 12, 2020
Lipoic acid supplements shown to support weight loss; Low Immunoglobulin A—how to raise it? Can Crohn’s Disease be cured naturally? Low T3 despite thyroid medication—is natural thyroid the answer? Can your HDL cholesterol be too high? Abnormal liver function tests predict worse COVID-19 outcomes; “Black for Health”—the next big thing? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Handwashing
September 9, 2020
Study: Singing "Happy Birthday" while handwashing may spread Covid-19; Alpha-lipoic acid to the rescue for excruciating nerve pain!; How do you treat Interstitial Cystitis nutritionally?; If statin drugs increase arterial calcium scores, will the damage be reversed if discontinued? How long to wait before getting another EBT heart scan? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: CT Cardiac Scoring
September 2, 2020
My doctor told me not to take Berberine long term because it acts like an antibiotic. Will it mess up my microbiome?; Is the CT cardiac scoring test the same as an EBT heart scan?; My cardiac calcium score is 33. Why is it concentrated in only one artery?; What is the maximum amount of calcium I should take every day? Click HERE for part 1.



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