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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
October 24, 2018
What do you think of flu shots for the masses as most doctors recommend? Wouldn't it be better for most people to maintain higher blood levels of vitamin D?; I'm a 44-year-old female with Lynch syndrome. Is it necessary to have my ovaries removed?; I've experienced lowered blood pressure with just 250 mg of nicotinamide riboside. Is this common?; I would like to try CBD oil for anxiety but I'm currently taking Plavix. Any interaction I should be concerned about? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 13, Part 1
October 15, 2018
Press parrots claims that your supplements are dangerously adulterated with illegal prescription meds—really? Upping water intake halves risk for women’s UTIs; Are bone broths contaminated with heavy metals? Alternatives to Fosamax; What to do when your urine test reveals a body burden of mold and chemical toxicants; Archeologists uncover first evidence of ancient use of pumpkin spice; Traces of opiates found in 3500-year-old Cypriot urn; Hyperbaric oxygen speeds resolution of sudden hearing loss; New probiotic shows potential to lower cholesterol; Typhus—the scourge of ancient Athens, decimator of Napoleon’s armies, and killer of millions in World War 2—makes a comeback in LA homeless camps. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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A Revolution In Our Understanding of Vitamin D, Part 1
October 11, 2018
The latest installment in our free-ranging discussions about vitamin D with Dr. John Cannell, founder and CEO of the Vitamin D Research Council. The “elephant in the room”: skeptics have lately pushed back on the efficacy of vitamin D and impugned the motives of top vitamin D researcher Michael Holick MD. Sounds “too good to be true”—-how could vitamin D be so beneficial for such a myriad of conditions? What are the autoimmune benefits of vitamin D? What are the latest findings linking low D levels to breast cancer risk? Is oral vitamin D supplementation equivalent to getting it the natural way—via the sun? What are optimal levels of D? Why is it that individuals require such different levels of supplementation? What about D in pregnancy? For athletic performance? For fending off colds and flus? For diabetes? For autism? Are certain formulations of D superior to others? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
October 10, 2018
Is my HDL too high at 133, should I be concerned? What is a good diet for Sjogren's Syndrome, can it be cured? What can I take in place of Prolia for osteoporosis? Can I take your recommended joint supplement while on Eliquis (apixaban)? My daughter was told by her lactation coach that exercising would make her breast milk sour, does that make sense? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 6, Part 2
October 8, 2018
Probiotics curb women’s bone loss; When knee pain is accompanied by a high C-reactive protein; Is there a difference between generic l-thyroxine and brand Synthroid? Silicone breast implants hike risk of Sjogren’s, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, melanoma, stillbirth; Junk food consumers more likely to get cancer (DUH!); Processed meat consumption—but not meat per se—increases breast cancer incidence; Fish consumption by pregnant moms boosts babies’ brain development, vision; Limiting screen time improves kids’ brain function; Violent video games conclusively linked to aggressive behavior. 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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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
August 15, 2018
Besides magnesium, what else can be taken to alleviate cramps in toes and calves after ballroom dancing? What do you think of the association between OCD and strep infection? Does this happen primarily in children? What is the difference between phophatidylserine and phophatidylcholine? Is one better than the other? Alana Cowen's article on gestational diabetes and diet? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for August 11, Part 1
August 13, 2018
Exercise conclusively shown to alleviate mental health burden in largest study of its kind; “Sit up straight!”—it may improve your math grades; What to do for a high creatinine; The best way to take fat-soluble supplements; Dietary carbohydrates—not fats—trigger osteoarthritis; Is estrogen good or bad for women with heart disease? Scientists develop super bio-available curcumin to target resistant cancers. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Leyla Weighs In: Keto Diet and Fertility
August 3, 2018
Would the Ketogenic Diet be recommended for a patient with PCOS, an increasing cause of fertility issues?



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 21, Part 2
July 23, 2018
A cardiologist argues “Carbohydrates are killing us”; What did stone agers really eat? Research reveals high-fat diet, but early adoption of grains; Supplements for pregnancy; Mothers’ microbiome impacts risk for kids’ autism; Does NT Factor combat medication-induced fatigue in patients taking heart drugs? Doctors give patients only 11 seconds to explain reason for visit before interrupting them; Beef jerky and processed meat associated with manic episodes; What vaccination schedule for kids? What’s the role of the amino acid l-threonine? Buy-out regret: owners of small vitamin companies rue their decision to be acquired by big conglomerates; Watching food shows may prompt weight gain. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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