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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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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Saturated Fat
October 28, 2020
I know that you say saturated fat is not an issue. Would you change your advice regarding saturated fat intake if one had coronary artery plaque?; I very much appreciate your protocol on Mitral Valve Prolapse. Is there one for Atrial Fibrillation?; Whose advice should I follow with regard to the care of my thyroid? Click HERE for part 1.

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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Supportive Nutrients for Cognitive Function
September 30, 2020
How do you respond to the study that high doses of vitamin D may lead to loss of bone mineral density in women?; Can you discuss supportive nutrients for cognitive function including Whole Coffee Fruit Concentrate?; What doses of CoQ10 and Ubiquinol do you recommend? I'm overweight and on a statin; What are your thoughts on taking Prevagen for memory? Click HERE for part 1.

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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Handwashing
September 9, 2020
Study: Singing "Happy Birthday" while handwashing may spread Covid-19; Alpha-lipoic acid to the rescue for excruciating nerve pain!; How do you treat Interstitial Cystitis nutritionally?; If statin drugs increase arterial calcium scores, will the damage be reversed if discontinued? How long to wait before getting another EBT heart scan? Click HERE for part 2.

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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for August 22, Part 2
August 24, 2020
Does vitamin D need to be taken with vitamin K? Low-carb vs. low-fat diets for overweight seniors; Multivitamins found to reduce illness duration, severity; World Health Organization calls for halt to “routine" dental procedures amid pandemic—but what’s non-essential about preventive care? Calcium in aortic artery—need statins? Why some heartburn drugs help, others may hurt, in Covid-19; CoQ10 vs. kidney failure. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.

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