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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 7, Part 1
November 9, 2020
Study says presidential election results may impact mental health (ya think?!); Supplements for cirrhosis; Medical board dismisses charges against doctor who prescribed hydroxychloroquine; Face masks don’t hinder breathing during exercise, study finds; Benefits of tart cherry concentrate for endurance exercise; For claudication—is it pycnogenol or policosanol? 80% of patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 have vitamin D deficiency; Calcium level 10.4—is it a problem? Glucosamine—bad for diabetes? 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 November 7, Part 2

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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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 10, Part 1
October 12, 2020
Lipoic acid supplements shown to support weight loss; Low Immunoglobulin A—how to raise it? Can Crohn’s Disease be cured naturally? Low T3 despite thyroid medication—is natural thyroid the answer? Can your HDL cholesterol be too high? Abnormal liver function tests predict worse COVID-19 outcomes; “Black for Health”—the next big thing? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Coffee
September 18, 2020
Increased coffee intake could avert deaths from liver disease; Detox - supporting liver function with nutrition.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 23, Part 1
May 25, 2020
A quarter of Americans take drugs that can make them fat; Natural cures for fatty liver/NASH; Fasting can reduce inflammation without the drawbacks of immunosuppressive drugs; U.S. alcohol deaths rise sharply—surpassing opiate overdoses; Global temperatures may be rising—but human body temperatures are declining; NY Yankees revamp training staff after record season of injuries; Daily news fix may rewire our nervous systems in stress mode. Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Liver Detox After Toxic Mold Exposure
January 15, 2020
Study finds physician visits less gratifying since the advent of EMRs (Electronic Medical Records); Any thoughts about ways to detox my liver after toxic mold exposure and subsequent treatment?; Any effective ways to deal with interstitial cystitis symptoms besides diet?; I have intermittent gastroparesis. Are there any supplements I can take to avoid Reglan? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 11, Part 1
January 13, 2020
A quarter of Americans take drugs that can make them fat; Natural cures for fatty liver/NASH; Fasting can reduce inflammation without the drawbacks of immunosuppressive drugs; U.S. alcohol deaths rise sharply—surpassing opiate overdoses; Global temperatures may be rising—but human body temperatures are declining; NY Yankees revamp training staff after record season of injuries; Daily news fix may rewire our nervous systems in stress mode. 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: Heart Palpitations
October 9, 2019
I have a heterozygous PCSK9 mutation. Do you have any thoughts on the new PCSK9 inhibitors?; I get heart palpitations after I eat. My doctor told me to ignore it, but why does it happen after I eat?; My PSA went up to a 3.9 from 2.7 and I'm reluctant to have a biopsy. Are there any non-invasive tests that could give me a sense of how serious this is?; I have fungus infection in several toes and have tried everything for it. I've decided to take terbinafine but this can be hard on the liver. Are there any supplements to take to mitigate the dangers?; Do you agree with Beth Shirley from your recent podcast that arginine is not helpful for nitric oxide production? And what exactly is in Viagra that makes it so effective? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 27, Part 1
April 29, 2019
Roundup’s harmful effects can be transmitted across generations to grandchildren, great-grandchildren; A caller is concerned that his high-fat diet has contributed to his high coronary calcium score; Does full-fat dairy promote atherosclerosis? Autophagy—how to promote it with intermittent fasting; School breakfast programs backfire in bid to curb childhood obesity; Late dinner and skipping breakfast a recipe for heart trouble; New fatty liver drug fails test, won’t earn approval; Heart patient in ambulance saved by pothole; Beware of “comfort-food”—high-calorie junk foods’ weight gain effects are amplified by stress; Weight lifting an hour a week may reduce heart attack and stroke risk by 40 to 70 percent. 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 April 27, Part 2

Excess sugar, readily-available pot, lack of exercise stoking epidemic of childhood and adolescent mental conditions—now afflicting 1 of 5. Can diet help avert surgery for diverticulitis? A caller isn’t aware her statin drug prescription may be responsible for her abnormal liver function tests; Elderberry compound helps minimize flu symptoms; Juice fast leaves Israeli woman brain-dead; Can testosterone be safely given to men after prostate cancer? Dark chocolate for high blood pressure; Keto diets help COPD patients breath easier; Food diaries may be the key to diet success; Vitamin C for blood sugar control; IBS sufferers press Congress for research dollars. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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