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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Fried Food Intake
January 20, 2021
Fried food intake linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke; Government approach to obesity policies destined to fail due to lack of environmental considerations; My husband has pain in his calf sometimes when he walks at a fast pace. What can he do about this?; I have a friend who was diagnosed with having Chilblains. Is there a supplement to help with her circulation?; One of the ingredients in Xlear nasal spray is grapefruit seed extract. I'm taking atorvastatin. Will there be any interaction?; If you could choose which covid vaccine to take, would you prefer one pharmaceutical's vaccine over the others? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 16, Part 2
January 18, 2021
Weight vests work for weight loss; Is Covid responsible for increasing rates of high blood pressure? Nutritional prevention for skin cancer; Is it safe to drink rainwater or snowmelt? Diet for GERD; Ditch sugar for Barrett’s esophagus; Breast-feeding women threaten their babies’ brain development if they consume too many sodas/fruit drinks; Fruit and vegetable intake curbs frailty in seniors; Yogurt consumption protects against colon cancer; Selenium needs to be part of an effective antioxidant formula; Low-carb diet scores vs. type 2 diabetes; Metformin reduces severity of Covid-19. 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 1: Exercise Immunology
December 30, 2020
Exercise Immunology -- all about exercise and immunity; My wife is 72 and anxiety is interfering with her daily life. Her doctor suggests Lexapro but isn't there anything safer to take?; You recommended Fisol fish oil to me years ago. Now you're recommending Bio-Omega fish oils. Why the switch? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Hypercholesterolemia
December 24, 2020
I'm considering surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. Will the mesh they use cause problems like an autoimmune disease?; I'm on Eliquis and Plavix and my doctor told me to stop taking fish oil, turmeric, and Advil. Should I stop taking Devil's Claw too?; I love your podcasts...but I wish you wouldn't interrupt your guests so much; My 28-year-old daughter has familial hypercholesterolemia and her doctor wants her to take Lipitor. What say you? Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: COVID Vaccine
November 18, 2020
Do you consider the new Covid vaccine to be safe? Is it necessary to take it?; I have an autoimmune condition and work in healthcare. If they make the Covid vaccine mandatory, can I get clearance?; I took a PCR test that showed positive for Covid-19. I took an antibody test a few weeks later and that came back negative. What gives?; Doesn't it border on criminality when the authorities do not allow doctors and their patients to have access to hydroxychloroquine? 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: Metformin Linked to Cancer?
November 11, 2020
Which probiotics are effective after a colonoscopy or a round of antibiotics? What about for diarrhea?; I'm taking metformin for my type 2 diabetes but I just found out it's linked to cancer. What other options do I have?; My husband's doctor wants to put him on a statin. I say NO. Click HERE for part 1.



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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 October 24, Part 2
October 26, 2020
34% of older adults are prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs; Natural therapies for claudication; Sugar consumption may be linked to ADHD, bipolar disorder, aggressive behavior; Patients soon to have full access to doctors’ notes; Hot flashes may herald heart risk; Is cardiac ablation the only alternative for PVCs? Apples, berries, and tea for blood pressure; FDA issues new warning on NSAIDs during pregnancy. 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 1: Long Hauler’s Phenomenon
October 21, 2020
The current pandemic and long hauler's phenomenon from Covid-19; Did the hydroxychloroquine that President Trump took months ago aid in his recent recovery from Covid-19?; Is it necessary to take calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin K together? What sources of calcium do you recommend?; I'm 78 and have chronic atrial fibrillation. What do you think of Wenxin Keli for afib? Click HERE for part 2.



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