NSAIDS Leaky Gut and Heart Attacks

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NSAIDS Leaky Gut and Heart Attacks By Jeffrey Dach MD Jim takes Naproxen, an NSAID pain pill, on a regular basis for relief of arthritis pain.  In addition, Jim’s Calcium Score is very high, and in fact, Jim had a … Continue reading

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? For those of us with heart disease requiring cardiac bypass surgery (CABG), The New York Times advises we all take statins drugs, since studies show 50% reduction … Continue reading

Testosterone Therapy Coronary Plaque and Calcium Score

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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

Testosterone Therapy Prolongs Life and Improves Survival

Testosterone Therapy Improves Survival

Testosterone Therapy Prolongs Life and Improves Survival by Jeffrey Dach MD Unfounded Fears More recently, in the past few years a flurry of articles and studies have come to light by Drs Traish and Morgentaler debunking the two unfounded fears … Continue reading

Preventing Coronary Artery Disease with Bioidentical Hormones

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Preventing Coronary Artery Disease with Bioidentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD The “Flip Flop” on Estrogen and Heart Disease Medical science has done a “Flip-Flop” on estrogen and coronary heart disease.  Prior to 2003,  Forty observational studies showed that post-menopausal … Continue reading

Defending the Cholesterol Hypothesis in the Elderly

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Defending the Cholesterol Hypothesis in the Elderly by Jeffrey Dach MD Med Page Today ran an article by cardiologist Larry Husten, defending the cholesterol theory of heart disease entitled “Cholesterol Skeptics Launch Another Attack”. (1)(10)  Left Image Medpage Today Logo … Continue reading

Low Level Endotoxemia, Depression, Endocrinopathy and Coronary Artery Disease by Jeffrey Dach MD

Low Level Endotoxemia, Depression, Endocrinopathy and Coronary Artery Disease   by Jeffrey Dach MD Tom, a 52 year old male arrived in my office with chief complaint of depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and low libido. Tom is a successful business … 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

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology by Jeffrey Dach MD Perhaps you have seen the Direct-to-Consumer TV and print advertisements with Robert Jarvik, the inventor of the Jarvik Heart, speaking on behalf of the Pfizer’s anti-cholesterol drug, Lipitor.  With … Continue reading

Statin Nation, The Movie

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Statin Nation, the Movie will inform you about cholesterol and cholesterol lowering drugs. First 13 minutes Statin Nation Exerpt 4 minutes segment Statin Nation Exerpt Statin Nation Exerpt… Dr. Paul J. Rosch Explains How Stress Affects the Heart Link to … Continue reading