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ENCORE: Debunking Myths about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Part 1
September 14, 2021
One of the world’s most authoritative experts on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), author of "The Digestive Health Solution," dispels myths about this poorly understood condition. In an article entitled “Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome Exist?,” Dr. Benjamin Brown challenges the notion that it’s one overarching disease; rather there are many subtypes, amenable to solutions other than routine antispasmodics, antidepressants, and fiber supplements that deliver relief to a mere 25% of sufferers. And it’s not just a psychological disorder. He discusses the role of diet, probiotics, and herbs. What about the low-FODMAP diet? Gluten-avoidance? Food allergies? Histamine intolerance? Pancreatic enzymes? Cognitive-behavioral therapy and stress reduction? Is there a relationship between IBS and fibromyalgia? Click HERE for part 2.



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Leyla Weighs In: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Doubling of Dementia Risk
July 23, 2021
Inflammatory bowel disease linked to doubling of dementia risk and earlier onset; Vitamin K2 holds promise for Alzheimer's disease.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Dry Brushing
July 21, 2021
Ultra-processed food consumption a risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease; What is your opinion about dry brushing? Can it help with gastrointestinal issues?; What is the best time and proper dose of Endefen to take for GERD?; My daughter has breast cancer. What are your thoughts on the x39 patch?; How risky is covid for vaccinated patients with hypertension and moderate kidney disease? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 26, Part 1
December 28, 2020
The medical establishment still can’t get diet for diabetes right; Why do cardiologists still tell patients to avoid cheese? When you eat as important as what you eat in managing diabetes; Losing just a few pounds can lower your risk of progressing to diabetes by nearly 50%; Chemicals in your home can cause diabetes; The low-FODMAP diet for IBS; Muscle relaxants plus NSAIDs—the “standard of care” for back pain—no better than placebo, study says; Calf muscle circumference a good predictor of health outcomes. 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: SIBO, IBS, Colitis
December 2, 2020
I have methane predominant SIBO. Candibactin only worked for a little while. What are your thoughts?; I found out I have slight osteopenia in my hip. What should I take for it?; What do you think of Bacteriophages for treating IBS and microscopic colitis? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 14, Part 1
November 16, 2020
It’s Diabetes Awareness Month—and the medical establishment still can’t get diet for diabetes right; Why do cardiologists still tell patients to avoid cheese? When you eat as important as what you eat in managing diabetes; Losing just a few pounds can lower your risk of progressing to diabetes by nearly 50%; Chemicals in your home can cause diabetes; The low-FODMAP diet for IBS; Muscle relaxants plus NSAIDs—the “standard of care” for back pain—no better than placebo, study says; Calf muscle circumference a good predictor of health outcomes. 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: What is the correct dose to take of vitamins C and D to boost immunity?
October 8, 2020
What is the correct dose to take of vitamins C and D to boost immunity?; I got a tick bite on the head and now have psoriasis. How do I get rid of it?; What do you think of Xolair for seasonal asthma?; Irritable Bowel Syndrome and treatment with probiotics. lick HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 4, Part 2
July 6, 2020
Amid a call for more testing, false-negative test results undermine confidence in mass-screenings; NT Factor for CFS? What role for Serrapeptase? Walking may help sufferers of IBS; Research reveals magnesium essential to therapeutic action of vitamin D; Fiber, but not from grains, associated with reduced death rate in new study; “Zombie eating“—why mealtime screens promote digital distraction that blunts satiety signals and promotes overeating; Those heavily-promoted new psoriasis drugs found only marginally effective in post-marketing studies; Mediterranean diet reduces risk of kidney stones. 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 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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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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