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Leyla Weighs In: Statin Therapy, Third in a Series
September 9, 2022
Statin therapy is not warranted for a person with high LDL cholesterol on a low carbohydrate diet - Part 3.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Is the US diet deadly?
September 8, 2022
Is the US diet deadly?; Why do I always have a fast pulse? It ranges between 85-110; I took Candibactin BR and AR with great success. Where do I go from here--a maintenance dose?; Save Our Supplements! Click HERE for part 2.



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Leyla Weighs In: Statin Therapy, Second in a Series
September 2, 2022
Statin therapy is not warranted for a person with high LDL cholesterol on a low carbohydrate diet - Part 2.



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How Big Pharma Corrupts American Healthcare, Part 1
September 1, 2022
According to today’s guest, Dr. John Abramson, Americans are getting less bang for their buck when it comes to ever more pricey pharmaceutical drugs. Despite enormous expenditures—17.7% of our GDP—Americans are less healthy and life expectancy lags behind other developed nations. Dr. Abramson, formerly a family practice physician, turned his attention to critiquing the pharmaceutical industry when he realized over-the-top marketing of drugs was at odds with his patients’ interests. He wrote Overdosing America, and became an expert witness in a landmark class action lawsuit over the now-withdrawn drug Bextra. His new book, "Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care—And How We Can Repair It," exposes the sleight-of-hand involved in studies that gain approval for new drugs, and how the profit motive distorts optimal drug and device development. Dr. Abramson cites the example of statins as drugs that, while helpful for some, have been vastly overhyped and overprescribed on scant evidence. He takes aim at physician education—both in medical school and post-graduate—as indoctrinating doctors to prescribe drugs with questionable efficacy and undisclosed harms. Dr. Abramson offers an insider’s critique of the medical provisions of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act—which in fact does little to cap Americans’ skyrocketing outlays for prescription drugs. Click HERE for part 2.



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How Big Pharma Corrupts American Healthcare, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. John Abramson, author of "Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care—And How We Can Repair It." Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: L-arginine for Erectile Dysfunction?
August 31, 2022
Save Our Supplements!; Taking statins in the setting of low-carb diets; Are there any downsides to taking L-arginine for erectile dysfunction?; I've developed aphasia and it's progressive. Am I doomed to this neurological deterioration? Click HERE for part 2.



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Leyla Weighs In: Statin Therapy
August 26, 2022
Study: Statin therapy is not warranted for a person with high LDL cholesterol on a low carbohydrate diet - Part 1.



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The Role Lifestyle Plays in Enhancing Resilience, Part 1
August 25, 2022
The Covid pandemic should’ve served as a wake-up call, highlighting our vulnerabilities as a nation. Ross Arena, Ph.D., professor of physical therapy at the University of Illinois Chicago, is spearheading a bold initiative called HL-PIVOT to underscore the role that healthy lifestyle plays in enhancing resilience. He is lead author of a new paper that demonstrates the roles that obesity, poor diet, smoking, and inadequate sleep play in setting the stage for poor Covid outcomes. Instead of a pandemic, he argues that we’re experiencing a “syndemic”—a perfect storm of chronic diseases that in themselves exact a terrible toll of chronic illness, but at the same time render Americans more susceptible to Covid. The surprising disparity between US regions with healthier, more active populations versus sedentary precincts within “food deserts” spotlights the important role lifestyle plays as a mediator of Covid severity. Arena argues that this has important social justice implications, with underserved populations experiencing the brunt of the syndemic. Click HERE for part 2.



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The Role Lifestyle Plays in Enhancing Resilience, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Ross Arena, Ph.D., professor of physical therapy at the University of Illinois Chicago. Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Afib & Low Carb Diets
August 24, 2022
More highlights from Iceland; My husband had a coronary bypass operation. Does this disqualify him from the new Cleerly test?; Can I safely remove the apparatus from a tibia/fibula fracture I had ten years ago?; Study: Is atrial fibrillation tied to low carb/keto diets?; How do I attempt to help someone without appearing judgmental or offensive? Click HERE for part 1.



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