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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 September 11, Part 1
September 13, 2021
Mandates: Blaming and shaming the unvaccinated; The toxic legacy of 9-11; Bad office or classroom air may explain your mid-afternoon crash; A Covid vaccine clinical trial participant shares his experience; Online calculators for determining whether to take a statin--are they accurate? Convalescent plasma fails critical test vs. Covid; Israel's surge of cases highlights limits of vaccine strategy. 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: Compounded Medications
July 8, 2021
My husband's coronary calcium result is 722. Does he have to take a statin?; What are your thoughts on obtaining compounded medications online. Are these sources legit?; Could taking iodine prior to three different doses of fluoroscopy radiation offer protection? Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In: Statins, GERD and More
April 23, 2021
Regarding your podcast on statins and coronary artery calcification, does this problem apply to the naturally occurring statins in red yeast rice? Plus: I question whether nuts, butter, and fatty meats are bad for GERD. What are your thoughts?



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Leyla Weighs In: Statin Use and Vascular Calcification
April 2, 2021
Statin use further linked to vascular calcification.



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Leyla Weighs In: Low Cholesterol
March 5, 2021
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin answers this listener question: "I heard a caller on a health radio show say he's taking Repatha to lower his cholesterol and his LDL is now 19. The radio host, who is a cardiologist, said, "that's great!". Isn't cholesterol this abnormally low dangerous?"



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 27, Part 2
March 1, 2021
Are statin side effects imaginary? Gum disease sets stage for Covid complications and death; Do multivitamins do any good? 14-pound weight gain during Covid lockdown prompted this man’s GERD; Does a calcium score of 1000 necessitate cholesterol medication? Prediabetes hikes odds of brain decline; Hit piece claims supplements offer no Covid benefits. 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: 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 2
November 9, 2020
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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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Reducing COVID Anxiety
November 4, 2020
How many supplements would be considered too many for an elderly female who is sedentary due to pain?; If my carotid artery stenosis goes above 50%, my cardiologist wants me to take a statin. What can I do to control the plaque?; What system can I have in place to communicate my refusal to have a blood transfusion in the event of a medical emergency where I'm unable to communicate?; What advice would you give to reduce anxiety about Covid? Click HERE for part 1.



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