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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 11, Part 1
July 13, 2020
Missing the ball on the twin pandemics: Non-communicable diseases claim far more lives than COVID-19. More people died this spring—and not just from the virus; Zinc’s immune-supportive role; Why are some people asymptomatic? When it comes to predicting severity of COVID-19, frailty trumps age or comorbidities. FDA eyes ban on bio-identical hormone replacement; Are vegans at higher risk of mental health problems? 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 June 27, Part 1
June 29, 2020
COVID-19 flares in Southwest, South—is it a continuation of the first wave or a portent of the dreaded 2nd wave? Why the hard-hit Northeast is relatively spared; Have we been too lax in lifting lockdowns? 80% of young people may be asymptomatic, study finds; Obese, at higher risk of COVID-19, have suffered more mental and physical health consequences as a result of stay-at-home orders, promising a legacy of problems for many years; Nobel laureate and co-discoverer of the HIV virus claims coronavirus is bio-engineered—really? When is laser surgery for varicose veins merited? 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 June 27, Part 2

Are we anywhere near “herd immunity” to the coronavirus? Why high stress levels predict more catastrophic Covid-19 outcomes; Bayer to pay $10.9 billion in Roundup cancer claims; Why saunas lower blood pressure; GNC declares bankruptcy, a casualty of COVID-19; Can you literally walk away from cancer risk? Preschoolers vastly exceed current recommendations for toddler screen time; Nursing homes dump regular residents to take advantage of higher reimbursement for Covid-19 patients. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Mood Swings and Bipolar Symptoms
June 26, 2020
Dietary intervention cuts moods swings, other bipolar symptoms; More U.S. adults say they'll be more mindful about practicing self-care regularly following the pandemic.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 20, Part 2
June 22, 2020
Seniors sheltering-in-place risk dying from loneliness; Safe sex during the pandemic: masks and disinfectants? Old repurposed drugs may provide inexpensive solutions for COVID-19; Can you have too strong an immune system? Should statins be avoided in heart failure? Melatonin may not be a panacea for sleep; Ultra-processed foods shorten telomeres. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Gluten-Free Diet and Type 1 Diabetes
June 19, 2020
Effects of a gluten-free diet in patients with type 1 diabetes and asymptomatic celiac disease; During stress, some prebiotics order up B vitamins from the microbiome.



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The Lessons of COVID-19, Part 1
June 18, 2020
Dr. Stephen Sinatra, www.healthydirections.com, America’s pre-eminent integrative cardiologist, weighs in on the lessons of COVID-19. It’s a call-to-action to optimize our health. While no supplements have yet been conclusively demonstrated to prevent or treat the coronavirus, there are plausible nutrients that can support immunity and reduce inflammation. Particularly concerning are reports that COVID-19 can affect the heart; there are disturbing accounts of strokes in relatively young individuals not considered in high-risk categories. Dr. Sinatra weighs in on the hydroxychloroquine controversy. He shares the results of studies he’s undertaken on the practice of “earthing” and on the effects of emotional release techniques. We reflect on the mental health consequences of prolonged lockdown. Click HERE for part 2.



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The Lessons of COVID-19, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Stephen Sinatra, America’s pre-eminent integrative cardiologist. Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Anxiety, Zinc, Aged Garlic and More
June 10, 2020
Help! My son has been struggling with anxiety for the past five years; How can I naturally lower my CRP and ESR?; Should I take zinc picolinate with food or with certain vitamins?; Could I safely take aged garlic when I cannot have any soy?; I'm a type 1 diabetic. Are there any supplements to help protect and even restore peripheral nerve function? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 6, Part 1
June 8, 2020
Lessons of the pandemic—cultivating resilience in the face of challenging circumstances; More evidence that the coronavirus is weakening; Laypersons score poorly on proper use of N95 masks; The remarkable concordance between blood sugar control and susceptibility to coronavirus; How primary care doctors miss the boat on diabetes prevention; Lockdown has fostered digital dependency—with adverse effects on mood and metabolism; Two large studies purporting to prove worthlessness of hydroxychloroquine withdrawn for research malfeasance; Besides aiding sleep, what are health benefits of melatonin? Solutions for a highly allergic patient; Lack of exposure to green landscapes associated with unhealthy cravings. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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