Statin Denialism Internet Cult with Deadly Consequences

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Statin Denialism: an Internet Cult with Deadly Consequences An editorial by Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Steven Nissen (above image) appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week lamenting the problem of  “Statin Denialism” on the Internet.(1-2) Dr Steve Nissen’s editorial … Continue reading

Metformin Repurposed Anti-Cancer Drug

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Metformin Repurposed Anti-Cancer Drug Metformin, FDA approved in 1994,  is known as “the Good Anti-Diabetic Drug” , taken by 150 million people worldwide for control of blood sugar in Type Two Diabetes.(57)  Remarkably, metformin is also an anti-cancer drug.  In … Continue reading

Cancer Immune System Evasion with Progesterone-Induced Blocking Factor

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Cancer Immune System Evasion with Progesterone-Induced Blocking Factor In part one of this series, we discussed strategies to eradicate cancer stem cells using Doxycycline and high dose Vitamin C.  Unfortunately, a few cancer stem cells, however small in number, will … Continue reading

Intravenous Vitamin C as Cancer Chemotherapy

Intravenous Vitamin C as Cancer Chemotherapy

Intravenous Vitamin C as Cancer Chemotherapy by Jeffrey Dach MD Susan is a new patient who wants hormone replacement for relief of menopausal symptoms.  While chatting during her first visit, Susan mentioned that her OB/Gyne doctor has been following her … Continue reading

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

ADHD Attention Deficit Syndrome Part Two

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ADHD Attention Deficit HyperActivity Syndrome Part Two  by Jeffrey Dach Susan is a 13 year old 8th grader with behavior problems.  Her parents have disciplined her frequently by confiscating her cell phone, restricting her activities, etc. However, none of this … Continue reading

Error in Thyroid Case Report Toxic Nodular Goiter

AACE 2017 Annual Meeting – Case Report in Error At the AACE 2017 Annual Meeting, Sarah Fishman, MD, PhD, of Lenox Hill Hospital, in New York, NY, presented a case report of a patient who developed thyroid disease after taking … 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 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

Low Testosterone Associated with Increased Mortality

Low Testosterone Associated with Increased Mortality by Jeffrey Dach MD Forty Per Cent More Likely to Die Two reports published in the recent medical literature showed that low testosterone is associated with increased mortality.(1)(2)(3)  Upper Left Image: Chemical structure of … 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

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

Low Thyroid, Hashimotos and Pregnancy

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Low Thyroid, Hashimotos and Pregnancy by Jeffrey Dach MD Today is a happy day for Susan.  She just delivered a healthy baby girl, and sent me a cute baby photo with a thank you note.  Six months before, Susan was … Continue reading

Hypothyroid Risks for Infection

Low Thyroid Condition Predisposes to Death From Infectious Disease The greatest American Endocrinologist, Broda Barnes MD, was an astute clinician who observed the low thyroid condition is associated with  reduced immunity to infectious diseases.  These teachings of Dr Barnes (1906-1988) … Continue reading

Fake Research on Heart Disease by Sugar Industry

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Fake Research on Heart Disease by Sugar Industry   by Jeffrey Dach MD Fraudulent research comes in many flavors.  Perhaps the most memorable scientific fraud was the 1974 case of Dr William Summerlin, a dermatologist at Sloan Kettering who claimed … Continue reading

Hyperthyroidism from Autonomous Thyroid Nodule

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Hyperthyroidism from Autonomous Thyroid Nodule Iodine Induced Hyperthyroidism by Jeffrey Dach MD Brenda, a young woman from “the islands”  came in for a routine lab evaluation.  Her spot urine test for iodine  came back, “zero”, indicating iodine deficiency.   Brenda was … Continue reading

Why Bioidentical Hormones Are Safer Than Synthetic

Why Bioidentical Hormones Are Safer Than Synthetic

Why Bioidentical Hormones Are Safer Than Synthetic by Jeffrey Dach MD Bio-identical hormones exist naturally in the human body, so it is axiomatic that these are safe. However, we are interested in a slightly different question. What is the safety … Continue reading

Alum Jax Cole Thyroid Cancer Epidemic of Overdiagnosis

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Alum Jax Cole Thyroid Cancer Epidemic of Overdiagnosis The American Idol finalist Alum Jax Cole announced that she underwent thyroid surgery in April after discovering a “lump in her neck”.  She is now receiving radiation treatments, presumably radioactive iodine (I-131), … Continue reading

Steven A Rosenberg and Cancer Immunotherapy

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Steven A Rosenberg MD and the Race for CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapy   This article is part one For part two, Click Here by Jeffrey Dach MD Expecting the Unexpected Laboring tediously for hours on end, medical students inject cancer … Continue reading

Menopause Accelerates Aging New Study

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Two UCLA Studies Show Menopause Accelerates Aging A new study by Dr Morgan E. Levine from UCLA in PNAS shows that  menopause accelerates aging. (1)  A second study by Dr Judith Carroll from UCLA reported in  Biological Psychiatry that “insomnia … Continue reading