Statin Drugs and Botanicals Anti-Inflammatory Effects

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Statin Drugs Anti-Inflammatory Effects Reduce Mortality after Cardiac Surgery. Would Botanicals Be Better?  Take Your Statins ! For those of us with heart disease requiring cardiac bypass surgery (CABG), The New York Times advises we all take statins drugs, since … Continue reading

Testosterone Therapy Coronary Plaque and Calcium Score

Testosterone Therapy Improves Survival

Testosterone Therapy Coronary Plaque and Calcium Score by Jeffrey Dach MD Jim is a retired 72 year old who had a stent placed a few years ago for coronary artery disease.  Jim had low testosterone on his initial lab panel, … Continue reading

Low Level Endotoxemia LPS Theory of Coronary Artery Disease

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Low Level Endotoxemia LPS Theory of Coronary Artery Disease The LPS theory of coronary artery disease is the idea that “Leaky Gut” is the direct cause of atherosclerosis by virtue of the LPS, endotoxin released into the blood stream which … Continue reading

Atherosclerosis How Does it Happen by Jeffrey Dach MD

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Atherosclerosis: How Does it Happen? Reversing Heart Disease Part Two – by Jeffrey Dach MD A Brief Review of Part I In part one, we discussed the Coronary Calcium Score, which is useful because it provides an estimate of total … Continue reading

Linus Pauling Heart Disease Prevention with Vitamin C

Linus Pauling Heart Disease Prevention with Vitamin C This article is part one, for part two click here. The Steam Roller is Not Joking I once had a conversation with a cardiologist friend of mine in which I casually mentioned … Continue reading

Berberine Antidote for a Modern Epidemic

Berberine, Antidote for a Modern Epidemic The Leaky Gut Epidemic My previous article discussed the damaging effect of NSAID drugs on small bowel mucosa, producing a syndrome known as “Leaky Gut” .  PPI antacid drugs (or hypochlorhydria) may also cause … Continue reading

Coronary Calcium Score Benefits of Aged Garlic

Coronary Calcium Score Benefits of Aged Garlic How to Reduce Calcium Scores  ? Jim has an elevated coronary calcium score in the 95% percentile indicating high risk for future heart attack.  He is being treated by his cardiologist with daily … Continue reading

Atherosclerotic Plaque as Infected Biofilm

Atherosclerotic Plaque as Infected Biofilm by Jeffrey Dach MD I first met Stephen Fry M.D.  a couple of years ago at his booth at the ACAM meeting at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, and enjoyed an interesting conversation about his … Continue reading

Vitamin K Is There Anything It Cant Do ?

Vitamin K, Is There Anything It Can’t Do ? Back in the old days (1972-1976) we made rounds every morning on the medical ward at the University of Illinois Hospital.  A 5 mg vitamin K injection was commonly ordered for … Continue reading