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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Too Much Curcumin?
January 30, 2019
My TSH is 2.96. Is that normal or should I be concerned?; I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism following a TSH test and they're recommending levothyroxine—What say you?; Is it ever possible to take too much curcumin?; What would you recommend for joint pain from rigorous construction work?; Which olive leaf supplement do you recommend?; Sugar substitutes offered no health benefits, but they didn't do any harm either. Please debunk this!; What can my wife take for diabetic neuropathy in her hands and feet? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 19, Part 1
January 21, 2019
Lancet “EAT” report declares environmental emergency, urges virtual cessation of animal protein consumption to “save the planet”; Churg-Strauss Syndrome—it’s a rare disease but natural support may help; Vitamin D vs. COPD; A common food additive may be turning you into a couch potato; What to do for a borderline thyroid; Concerns over the safety of new blood thinners for atrial fibrillation. 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 January 19, Part 2

Eat more fiber to live longer—but does that necessarily mean gorging on whole grains? Osteoporosis medication options; Chronic fatigue syndrome may be linked to undiagnosed gluten sensitivity; TV ads induce teens to consume more junk food; Treating Hashimoto’s thyroiditis; Americans spend nearly half their waking hours peering at screens; Filtered water vs. tap water for boosting uptake of green tea polyphenols; Diet for narcolepsy; IV vitamin C boosts efficacy of radiation treatments, dramatically improves cancer survival. 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 January 5, Part 2
January 7, 2019
A “Dry January” may be the secret to better sleep, improved well-being, and weight loss; A caller seeks advice on her thyroid blood tests; New study exonerates eggs as contributor to diabetes; CV Sciences, makers of Plus CBD Oil, receives top industry award; Cranberry proanthocyanidins protect against esophageal cancer; The benefits of intermittent fasting; Smoking pot damages sperm; Soy sauce colon cleanse leaves UK woman brain dead; Breathalyzer tests show potential for early diagnosis of cancer; Sulforaphane shows potential to help weight loss, ward off diabetes; Opioids show scant benefits for long-term pain relief. 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 November 3, Part 2
November 5, 2018
Does taking oral glutathione raise glutathione levels? Vitamin D for a marathoner? A listener recalls nutrition pioneer Dr. Carlton Fredericks; Can supplements lose their efficacy after long-term use? Father jailed in France for child abuse—with Coca Cola! It’s true: Stress impacts fertility! Abstinence makes the brain grow sharper—when you stop using marijuana; Curcumin safe to use with blood thinners, thyroid meds; Low Vitamin D levels correlated with risk of dementia, prostate cancer death; Today’s medical students, raised on screens, have trouble performing surgical task requiring manual dexterity. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Iodine
September 28, 2018
Are you getting enough iodine?



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for September 22, Part 1
September 24, 2018
The terrible health legacy of Hurricane Florence—overflowing hog lagoons, leaking coal ash pits, toxic mold; New Apple Watch ECG—boon or bane? What if you’re thyroid tests are off but you feel fine? A fix for nighttime leg cramps; Green tea vs. uterine fibroids; Mediterranean diet lowers stroke risk—is it the olive oil? Kids are going back to school with toxic school supplies; Treatments for enlarged prostate. 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 1
August 8, 2018
Is iodine really safe for our gut microbiota? Is there any concern that high amounts of iodine can harm the thyroid? Can supplements like berberine and oregano be taken long-term without destroying beneficial bacteria in the gut? Woman's body temperature is in the 96-degree range and she often has bouts of shivering, she also has rheumatoid arthritis. Suggestions for axonal neuropathy pain relief. Abnormally high B6 levels. Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
August 1, 2018
Is Lithium Orotate actually beneficial for the brain? Is there any research indicating that flaxseed either inhibits or enhances thyroid function? "I've been taking fish oil for several years. Do I need to stop?" "Can my son ever recover from the side effects of taking Propecia for hair loss?" Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 12, Part 2
May 14, 2018
New England Journal of Medicine issues plea for more emphasis on preventive medicine; A caller with cholesterol over 300 but with a high HDL is pressured by her doctor to go on statins despite low coronary calcium score; New study highlights unforeseen side effect of acid-blockers—depression; A caller is told by his doctor coronary calcium screening unnecessary, exercise stress tests suffice; Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: when the tests seem OK, but the patient doesn’t feel well; Think that sedentary job is killing you? Surprise study shows that workers with physical jobs die younger. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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