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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: High Fructose Corn Syrup
August 19, 2021
I've been taking Armour Thyroid for years but get a build-up of phlegm from it. Is there an alternative?; People mistakenly think high fructose corn syrup is the same as fructose found in fruit. It's not!; NOW identifies problems with curcumin products on Amazon; My dermatologist first told me I have "dandruff" on my forehead but when the prescribed cream didn't work, she prescribed 5-Fluorouracil. Is this right?; My husband had a stent put in due to a 75% blockage and is now on many meds. Can he still take his vitamins? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 5, Part 1
June 7, 2021
Covid’s bitter legacy—finicky tasters may be at higher risk; Chocolate scores vs. heart disease; Vaccines still work against scary new Covid variants; Natural Rx for rheumatoid arthritis; Curcumin beats acetaminophen for osteoarthritis pain; Can viruses cause high bilirubin? Feeling younger shields seniors from stress. 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 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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Dr. Leo Galland looks back on his predictions for Covid-19 made one year ago here on Intelligent Medicine, Part 1
April 1, 2021
Dr. Leo Galland looks back on his predictions for Covid-19 made one year ago here on Intelligent Medicine at the outset of the pandemic. Much of what he stated then has proven prescient, although he admits surprise at the effectiveness and relative safety of the vaccines. As predicted, the metabolic syndrome has proven to be the most salient risk factor for bad Covid-19 outcomes. Dr. Galland has done extensive research on the role of the microbiome in mediating disease severity; imbalances in intestinal microflora put patients at risk. It’s also possible that long-term perturbations in gut integrity may account for some of the symptoms of Covid-19 “long-haulers”. Dr. Galland details strategies for restoring gut health. He also weighs in on the role that custom-compounded nasal sprays may play in suppressing the virus. Should special supplements be taken to augment vaccine efficacy? What roles for resveratrol, curcumin, elderberry? Find out more by viewing his comprehensive Coronavirus Guidebook. Click HERE for part 2.



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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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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 30, Part 1
February 1, 2021
Worrisome news on the COVID front: Vaccine delays, resistant strains. Are masks and lockdowns the new normal? Weighing the Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin controversies; Oregano and Curcumin for immune support; Brewers’ Yeast as a B vitamin source; New blood pressure smartwatches—ready for prime time? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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The Genetics of COVID-19, Part 1
April 30, 2020
There are many factors that determine who’s more prone to hospitalization or death from coronavirus infection. But among them—and now subject to intense research—are individual genetic predispositions. Certain genes can make you more susceptible to an inflammatory cascade—cytokine storm—that presages a bad outcome in COVID-19. Integrative physician Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD, is co-founder of IntellxxDNA, a service that helps health professionals interpret their patients’ genetic profiles. She sheds light on how variations in gene expression can influence pathways integral to viral infection. These analyses, based on saliva samples, can yield critical insights about deployment of various nutraceutical treatments—including elderberry, andrographis, astragalus, vitamins A, C, and D, zinc, fish oil and specific pro-resolving mediators (SPMs), quercetin, melatonin, EGCG, and curcumin. Click HERE for part 2.



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The Applicability of Nutrients to Coronavirus, Part 1
April 16, 2020
Dr. Thomas Guilliams, author of "Supplementing Dietary Nutrients: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals" (www.pointinstitute.org) has been devoting considerable thought lately to the applicability of nutrients to the coronavirus pandemic; he shares advice about general nutritional support for immune defense, and then offers suggestions specific to COVID-19. Is there a danger of over-stimulating the immune system and risking ”cytokine storm”? What roles for A, C, D, zinc? What about melatonin, curcumin, NAC, alpha-lipoic acid, astragalus, Andrographis, mushroom extracts and beta-glucans products? As Vice President for Scientific Affairs for Ortho Molecular Products, he’s witnessing first hand some of the production bottlenecks and shortages the supplement industry is experiencing—there’s been a surge in demand for nutritional supplements, especially ones with immune-supportive caché. Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Collagen Peptides
March 11, 2020
What do you think of collagen peptides for skin? My sister-in-law swears by them!; I'm 79-years-old with a homocysteine of 8. How much folate should I take to lower it? How much is too much?; I'm 59-years-old with "degenerative changes in the digits". Is there something more I should be taking other than fish oil and curcumin? Should I refrain from strength training?; What are the benefits of taking L-glutamine with whey protein? Should I take them before or after exercise?; What medications do you prescribe, if any, for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in conjunction with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet?; I have severe osteoporosis and my doctor wants me to take Forteo but I'm afraid of the side effects. Is there anything else I can do?; My daughter's 28-year-old boyfriend was found to have a 2 mm polyp on his gallbladder after suffering abdominal pain and vomiting; What are your thoughts on regenerative treatments for a meniscus tear in my left knee? Click HERE for part 1.



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Why Turmeric is a Smart Alternative to Over the Counter Drugs, Part 1
February 18, 2020
Gina Hayne, founder of Future Pharm Botanicals, does a deep-dive on the numerous benefits of turmeric. Turmeric is a natural alternative to over the counter drugs including NSAIDs. Curcumin, the main ingredient in turmeric, is a proven and powerful anti-inflammatory. Turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes for nearly 4,500 years. Including reducing inflammation, it's numerous benefits include increased antioxidants, improved brain function, lowering risk of heart disease, reducing arthritis, and aiding in fighting depression. And turmeric has anti-aging properties. Gina also touches on other nutraceuticals in Future Pharm's product line including Wild Oil of Oregano and Liquid Black 4 Health Liposome Complex. Liposomes and nanotechnology deliver maximum absorption and set Future Pharm's botanicals apart. Click HERE for part 2.



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