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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Prostate, Thyroid and More
March 18, 2020
Now that I'm on Metformin, does it make sense to continue taking blood sugar support supplements?; What supplements do you suggest to promote a healthy prostate?; What is a healthy dosage of iodine for a person with a family history of thyroid dysfunction?; If one takes large doses of melatonin, would it "tell" the body to stop producing it naturally? Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In: Nitric Oxide for Better Cardiovascular Health
March 13, 2020
Pharmacist and certified clinical nutritionist Beth Shirley, Executive Director of the Berkeley Life Scientific Advisory Board, details the benefits of nitric oxide supplementation. Nitric oxide is a vital signaling molecule essential in cardiovascular health. It supports blood pressure, immunity, sexual health, physical performance, cognitive function, blood sugar levels and more. Unfortunately, as we age our levels start to diminish naturally. Learn how to find out if you have low nitric oxide levels, and how to restore them.



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ENCORE: The Effects of Diet on Lifespan, Part 1
February 27, 2020
"The Longevity Diet," by Dr. Valter Longo, Director of the Longevity Institute at USC. The focus of his lifetime research has been to examine the effects of diet on lifespan. Drawing from molecular biology, the study of centenarians worldwide, and experimental research on animals and humans, he concludes that our modern diet and constant consumption have thwarted the body’s innate ability to regenerate itself at the cellular and organ levels. Caloric deprivation is part of our evolutionary heritage; our bodies are programmed to “reboot” in response to periods of nutritional insufficiency. But long-term caloric restriction (CR) has proven a mixed bag; it leaves some individuals frail and immuno-suppressed. As a healthier, more practical and more palatable alternative, he proposes a fasting mimicking diet (FMD), which restricts nutrient intake just enough for short intervals to switch on the body’s repair and rejuvenation capabilities. The FMD has demonstrated efficacy for weight loss, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, MS and Alzheimer’s; it may have broader applications to inflammatory and auto-immune disorders that are associated with aging. How often should the FMD be implemented? How does the Prolon program of FMD foods harness the benefits of periodic fasting without the risks associated with traditional fasts? What’s the ideal anti-aging diet for otherwise healthy adults? How can the FMD complement the benefits of standard cancer treatments? Why should protein-restriction be less rigorously applied to older individuals? Can time-restricted feeding (TRF) capture some of the benefits of fasting? Can TRF be taken too far? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 22, Part 1
February 24, 2020
Coronavirus: Should you be worried? Health authorities botch containment efforts; Will it spread to the West? Are Third World countries at high risk? IV vitamin C vs. Coronavirus trials underway; This year’s flu shot gets a report card; GI fungal infections; Early life exposure to household cleaners sets stage for childhood asthma; Sauna heat reverses insulin resistance. 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 February 22, Part 2

Chile becomes a model for how governments can push back against industry purveyors of obesogenic foods and beverages; Supplements for diabetes/insulin resistance—but don’t forget diet! Major medical journal acknowledges Alzheimer’s is a sugar disease; Hearty breakfasts may be key to fat-burning, weight control; Study reveals majority of asymptomatic adults have abnormal knee MRIs; Popular antibacterial agent in toothpastes undermines bone density; Magnesium vs. cardiac arrhythmias. 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 February 15, Part 2
February 17, 2020
Bayer takes a huge $ hit over Round Up lawsuits after Monsanto acquisition; Glyphosate—even if it doesn’t give you cancer, could it undermine your health? Is Lumbrokinase an effective blood thinner for atrial fibrillation? A caller snuggled with her pet pooch—and developed a rare blood-borne infection; Diabetic alert dogs—hope or hype? Air pollution exposure in early life may impair brain development; Particles in urban air may trigger heart attacks. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Vitamin D Levels
February 14, 2020
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin weighs in on this listener question: "I want to raise my vitamin D levels from a very low 26, but I find taking it causes trouble sleeping. Is my 2,000 IU dose too high?" Plus, glucosamine supplementation may hinder type 2 diabetes development.



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Leyla Weighs In: A Long Life and Healthy Heart
January 3, 2020
Happy New Year! Ultra-processed food consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes; Like spicy food? Hot peppers may be the spice of a long life and healthy heart.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 28, Part 2
December 30, 2019
High-intensity interval training restores memory in seniors; Can alcohol trigger arthritis? Omega 3 consumption counteracts genetic susceptibility to obesity; Meshima mushroom demonstrates strong activity vs. breast cancer; Aged Garlic Extract shown to promote micro-circulation, may speed wound healing in diabetics; What is giant cell arteritis? Amazon lax on counterfeit supplements offered by shady 3rd party vendors; Proximity to fast food eateries tracks with kids’ obesity in NYC boroughs; Exposure to chemicals in plastic fosters children’s weight gain. 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 December 21, Part 2
December 23, 2019
Surprise: Restricting SNAP benefits to fruits and vegetables DID NOT promote healthier diet choices among food aid recipients; Low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome; Birth control pills found to shrink brain’s hypothalamus; Probiotic relieves Infant colic symptoms; Health professional contends that dairy consumption by adults is not “unnatural”; Caller shares his experience with plant-based diet that reversed his Type 2 diabetes; Migraines get a green light; CT scans up cancer risk. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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