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Leyla Weighs In: Depression and Cardiovascular Risk
January 22, 2021
Depressed mood and exhaustion may contribute to cardiometabolic risk; Lifestyle interventions for depression.



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The Health Benefits of Neurostimulation, Part 1
November 17, 2020
Aging and many medical conditions are associated with changes and declines in the regulation of our autonomic nervous system function; our bodies don't respond to stress as well as before. Our blood pressure, sleep, focus, mood, digestion, and overall physiology are all affected. Ami L. Brannon, RN and co-founder of Neuvana, makers of the Xen personal vagus nerve stimulator, has a deep-dive on the benefits of vagal stimulation for relaxation, pain relief, even depression. The Xen enables consumers to access those in an easy-to-use home device. Daily use has shown positive wellness benefits, including improved sleep, better mood, and improved quality of life. Click HERE for part 2.



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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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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 17, Part 2
October 19, 2020
Supplements for heart failure; Let’s talk about vitamin D; Dietary flavonoids vs. depression; Carb-laden diet may worsen insomnia; Exercise vs. cancer—timing may matter; Hydroxychloroquine shows benefits when used early; Remdesivir fails to help sickest patients; Vitamin D vs. breast cancer in African-American women; Vitamin B3 for mood. 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: Body Composition
August 26, 2020
I am depressed...maybe for the wrong reasons. Can you tell me about saw palmetto?; Would you know of a reliable home scale brand? Do you think the ones that measure body fat percentage are accurate?; Why body composition is more important than weight; Am I giving my husband too much vitamin K? Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In: Yoga and Depression
March 6, 2020
How yoga exercises its positive effect on depression.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 18, Part 2
January 20, 2020
Use it or lose it—sexual activity helps to forestall menopause; Why vitamin D levels may fluctuate; Can biotin supplements affect your blood tests? Exercise wards off ADHD symptoms; It takes just 12 days for sugar to completely rewire your brain; Dietary polyphenols reduce women’s depression. 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 November 16, Part 2
November 18, 2019
China introduces its first Alzheimer’s drug—and its made from seaweed; What’s with claims of “enhanced absorption” by various supplement brands? Avocados fight diabetes—now researchers have discovered the active ingredient and plan to market it; Banning workplace sales of sugary beverages slashes consumption, trims waistlines; Investigators link vitamin E acetate in vaping products to lung harms—but new research suggests ALL e-cigarettes compromise heart function; Top scientists decry state of nutrition research; Start early to fend off Alzheimer’s; Coffee feeds your microbiome; Stress depletes your dopamine, setting stage for depression and addiction; It’s true: depression linked to diet. 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 November 9, Part 2
November 11, 2019
Doctors-in-training around the world receive scant nutrition instruction; As little as 15 minutes a day of walking could save billions in health care costs and productivity—but quality is more important than quantity; Is meat a source of deadly bacteria as vegetarian activists proclaim? Wild about saffron—it combats depression and neurodegenerative disease; When it comes to natural medicine, don’t rely on Wikipedia’s biased entries; Statins tied to risk of staph skin infections, and beta-blockers can exacerbate psoriasis. 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 October 26, Part 1
October 28, 2019
The looming disaster of a broken medical system: burnout rampant among medical professionals and toll of waste approaches 1 trillion dollars; Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine gets high marks in landmark study; A caller’s wife faces a choice over treatment for osteoporosis; You’ve heard of the smart toilet—now they’re developing a smart bra; CBD for heart disease/for Parkinson’s; New study confirms low magnesium predicts heart risk; Depression—it’s an inflammatory disorder; Hospitals push new, more expensive 3D mammograms, despite scant evidence of superiority. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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