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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Various Uses of Magnesium
April 14, 2021
I'm on blood thinners and was told I can't take turmeric but two doctors told me it was okay to take curcumin. What say you?; My alkaline phosphatase is low. My doctors say it's no big deal but I'd like to know your thoughts; Do you know of any studies about potential risk of EMF radiation from electric vehicles?; I would like to know about the various uses of magnesium; What if your CTA test comes back 0 plaque but LDL particles are small and dense. How to treat or move forward? Click HERE for part 1.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 10, Part 1
April 12, 2021
A stimulus plan for the post-Covid 19 era: Going big on nutrition “infrastructure”; Why SNAP alone won’t guarantee nutritional quality; Is tinnitus a possible side effect of vaccines? Since first shot confers 80% protection, can you forego the second Covid vax? Gardening improves seniors’ mental and physical health amid lockdown; Will grandpa and grandma be growing pot this year after legalization? Low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides predict Covid severity—statins confer no benefit vs. virus. 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: Weight Gain During Covid
April 7, 2021
APA Study: Weight gain during covid lockdown by demographic - the numbers may surprise you!; I've been taking Synthroid and Cytomel and I still feel fatigue and exhaustion - help!; Would the Johnson & Johnson vaccine be preferable because it uses an older and more widely tested technology?; What would you recommend for an 85-year-old woman with myelodysplastic syndrome?; My husband has small dense LDL cholesterol. Will taking a statin make this less of a risk factor for heart disease? Click HERE for part 2.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 3, Part 1
April 5, 2021
Covid conundrums: Reaching herd immunity soon or “impending doom? New test goes beyond insensitive antibody assays to reveal T-cell memory; Now that you’re vaccinated can you relax restrictions? Study shows those who’ve had Covid are likely to mount immune response to new variants; How long do you have to wait to retest after stopping thyroid meds? What’s the best natural supplement to lower cholesterol? Natural treatment for dyspepsia; CBD curbs anxiety, aggressive behavior in patients with dementia; The face mask you’re wearing may be laden with toxic chemicals. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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Leyla Weighs In: Statin Use and Vascular Calcification
April 2, 2021
Statin use further linked to vascular calcification.

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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Reducing Inflammation
March 31, 2021
I have relentless high LDL cholesterol. What do you think of Repatha?; Which is more helpful in reducing inflammation, curcumin or turmeric?; Would facial botox or Dysport interfere with warfarin?; What is your opinion of America's Front Line Doctors?; What do you think of Dr. Simone Gold's book? Click HERE for part 1.

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Leyla Weighs In: Low Cholesterol
March 5, 2021
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin answers this listener question: "I heard a caller on a health radio show say he's taking Repatha to lower his cholesterol and his LDL is now 19. The radio host, who is a cardiologist, said, "that's great!". Isn't cholesterol this abnormally low dangerous?"

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 27, Part 1
March 1, 2021
“Pandemic porn” seeks to stoke fear, prolong lockdowns; Do vaccines hinder Covid variants? High LDL—does it really matter? Covid isolation linked to increased domestic violence; Surgeon General nominee Vivek Murthy’s multimillion-dollar windfalls; When maskless woman confronted in store, she improvised with her thong; Controversy over forced Covid rectal swabs for US diplomats in China; Two-thirds of Covid hospitalizations attributable to conditions avoidable with healthy lifestyle. 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: Menopausal Symptoms
February 10, 2021
The LDL buffer theory—why a high LDL may not be the whole ball game when it comes to heart risk; Is it okay to crush my glucosamine tablet and add it to my morning smoothie?; What can I do to lower my high fibrinogen levels?; I have diabetes and compromised digestion. Is whey protein a good meal replacement?; What can I do about my menopausal symptoms short of resorting to hormone replacement therapy? Click HERE for part 2.

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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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