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Continuing COVID-19 Coverage on the Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 2, Part 1
May 4, 2020
It’s time to get outside and exercise—sitting shrinks your brain, and exercise found to boost coronavirus resistance; Nitric oxide supplements benefit blood pressure; They called for more ventilators, but they’re no panacea for the critically ill; Prescriptions for anti-anxiety meds soar amid pandemic lockdown; Israeli researchers probe use of CBD for Covid-19; New study examines potential of remote intercessory prayer for Coronavirus sufferers; New Jersey driver crashes after passing out while wearing N95 mask; Why did the FBI raid a clinic offering intravenous vitamin C to Covid-19 patients? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Exercise in the time of Coronavirus, Part 2
April 28, 2020
Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with triathlete Sue Reynolds, author of "The Athlete Inside: The Transforming Power of Hope, Tenacity, and Faith." Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 25, Part 2
April 27, 2020
There’s nothing magical about walking 10,000 steps; Could pain meds for sciatica relieve IBS symptoms? These athletes got electIve surgery—why couldn’t you? Help for a listener with chronic pain—medical marijuana to reduce dependency on opiates? Celery is a good source of luteolin—with powerful antiviral effects; Why French researchers are studying the nicotine patch as a coronavirus therapy; To get back to work and recreation, we’ll need a Manhattan Project-style initiative to retrofit our public spaces with the latest antiviral technology. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Top 20 Immune-Boosting Foods
April 24, 2020
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin answers this listener question: "In quarantine, I'm using free weights and resistance bands to do my strength training. Will these methods do as much for my bone mineral density as the weight machines I've been using at the gym lifting heavier weights?" Plus she has the top 20 immune-boosting foods - Part 1.



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Achieving Normal, Healthy Blood Pressure, Part 1
April 23, 2020
Dr. Matthew Budoff, Professor of Preventive Cardiology at UCLA, shares the results of a study evaluating the effects of a nitric oxide supplement (Berkeley Life) on hypertensive patients. After 12 weeks, use of the tablets reduced systolic blood pressure by an average of 12.5 points; diastolic blood pressure declined by 4.7 points. Can patients safely use nitric oxide supplements alongside their blood pressure medications? How many beets or how much arugula would you have to eat to replicate the effects of the concentrated ingredients in Berkeley Life supplements? Are there any side effects? Do nitric oxide levels decline with aging? In chronic disease states? Could there be additional benefits of nitric oxide supplementation for athletic performance? For alleviating erectile dysfunction? Do other supplements like arginine and citrulline have similar impacts on nitric oxide? Nitrites in preserved meats like bacon—why are they bad when dietary nitrates are good? What does the nitric oxide saliva test indicate? The link between nitric oxide and inflammation—are there implications for lung health in COVID-19? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: COVID-19 and More
April 22, 2020
A test for whether or not to wear a mask; Is the Copper Grill Mat the same as Teflon?; I read that folks who drink low fat and skim milk have longer telomeres. Is this true?; Is there a natural cure for mycosis fungoides?; I wheeze and cough after a run. Is this exercise-induced asthma? Click HERE for part 1.



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The Role “Metabolic Fitness” Plays In Resistance to the Coronavirus, Part 1
April 21, 2020
In the wake of the largest study of its kind that demonstrates that obesity is the single biggest factor that lands people with Covid-19 in the hospital, we discuss the role that “metabolic fitness” plays in resistance to the coronavirus with Dr. Loren Marks, Functional Medicine chiropractor in New York City. Dr. Marks makes the case for the protective effects of certain nutrients: vitamins A, C, D, zinc and n-acetyl cysteine. Is there a potential for excessive immune stimulation resulting in cytokine storm? What’s Dr. Marks doing personally to maintain fitness during the lockdown? What’s the role of the microbiome in maintaining immune health? How does the “gut/lung axis” influence resistance to respiratory pathogens? What are some of the genetic determinants of susceptibility to Covid-19? Click HERE for part 2.



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The Role “Metabolic Fitness” Plays In Resistance to the Coronavirus, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Loren Marks, Functional Medicine chiropractor in New York City. 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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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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