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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 16, Part 1
October 18, 2021
The new Covid pill: Is the optimism justified? They’re calling for vaccines for 5-12s, but lockdowns have caused kids’ weight to soar—a key risk factor for severe Covid; President Clinton’s sepsis diagnosis; Will taking vitamin C interfere with readings from continuous glucose monitors? Vitamin B1 and nerve pain, an in-depth interview with Dr. Richard Mann, developer of Zobria. 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 October 16, Part 2

CBD cream for pain relief; Lifestyle a major factor in breast cancer outcomes; Are booster shots needed? Quercetin vs. allergies; Meat and mental health—are vegans at higher risk for anxiety and depression? Mushroom substance ergothioneine may enhance mood; Are embassy employees suffering from “Havana syndrome” victims of psychogenic illness? 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 October 9, Part 1
October 11, 2021
Vaccine efficacy wanes—in two months! Increases in Covid cases unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries; Countries with higher % of obese suffer more Covid deaths; Number of states with obesity surged from 9 to 16 during pandemic; Were mask mandates effective at curbing Covid? Stem cells for rheumatoid arthritis? A caller with shoulder pain, swollen hands; Will new more effective vaccines supplant current Covid offerings in 2022? After Covid, and two Covid shots, do you still need a booster? Why antibody levels don’t clarify booster timing. 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 October 9, Part 2

The fragmentation of health care—why so many specialists? New Merck Covid pill curbs early disease but fails test in severely ill; Molnupiravir sells for 40 times what it costs to make, as government gears up to stockpile millions of doses; The “Goldilocks Effect” of iron when it comes to heart risk; When a Covid shot goes too deep into your shoulder joint; Subbing sugar with Splenda stokes appetite, undermines weight loss efforts; Vitamin C promotes “mental vitality” in young adults; Pregnenolone for brain and pain; Drugs improve bone density, but exercise boosts bone strength; Are NSAIDS a no-no before colonoscopy? Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Artificial Ingredients
October 8, 2021
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin answers this listener question: "I drink a blend of coconut and almond milks but I'm curious about some of the ingredients like locust bean gum, sunflower lecithin, and gellan gum. Could you weigh in on these?"



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: High Cholesterol and Cognitive Decline
October 6, 2021
Does bergamot and/or red yeast rice lower all the cholesterols including HDL? How long does it take?; A recent guest on your podcast mentioned high cholesterol as a risk factor for cognitive decline. Do you agree?; My acacia fiber supplement has been replaced with resistant tapioca dextrin. Will it still be effective?; Can you critique the study that says high B12 is associated with all-cause mortality?; You talked about the dangers of processed meat, but what about grass-fed nitrate-free hot dogs? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 2, Part 1
October 4, 2021
If not the beginning of the end, it may be the end of the beginning for Covid; Instead of "crushing Covid" we may eventually learn to live with it as merely a treatable nuisance; New oral pill may revolutionize Covid care--what we know about Merck's molnuparivir; A raft of new treatments in the pipeline for Covid; Why blood sugar is the single most modifiable risk factor for severe Covid and death; Mediterranean MIND diet scores against dementia; Folic acid and DHA supplements improve performance, in mild cognitive impairment. Is seltzer bad for bones? Does a high cholesterol inevitably call for a statin? 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 October 2, Part 2

Do vaccines after Covid and monoclonal antibody treatment run risk of bad reactions? Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE)--is it a risk with multiple boosters that are being proposed? New studies confirm full-fat dairy does not worsen cardiovascular risk; Fully one-third of Covid survivors experience Long Covid symptoms; DHEA improves women's sex drives and boosts efficacy of IVF for infertility; Juice avoidance curbs childhood overweight; Oral contraceptives prior to pregnancy hike risk for childhood allergies; Moms' intake of Omega 3s increases volume of grey and white matter in offspring; Breastfeeding reduces kids' risk for allergies, obesity; Did people drive crazier during lockdowns? Same amount of food consumed during shorter intervals (intermittent fasting) results in better metabolism, reduced weight, compared to extended eating hours; Anti-inflammatory diet checks asthma symptoms. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Surviving Cancer, Part 1
September 30, 2021
James Templeton, author of "I Used to Have Cancer: How I Found My Own Way Back to Health," was 30 when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma. Through ingenuity and determination, he beat the odds after receiving a dismal prognosis. James—whose life partner is the nutritionist and frequent Intelligent Medicine contributor Anne Louise Gittleman—describes his inspiring journey of hope and self-empowerment. Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Is meat unhealthy?
September 29, 2021
Is meat unhealthy? Processed vs. unprocessed meat; Is lab-grown meat inevitable?; My doctor prescribed 50,000 units of vitamin D2. Is this safe to take?; My 87-year-old mother has colon cancer. Any supplements or alternatives you would advise to the Irinotecan IV her oncologist is recommending? Click HERE for part 2.



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