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

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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 to … 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

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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

Is Your Baby Toxic from Environmental Chemicals ?

Is Your Baby Toxic from Environmental Chemicals? by Jeffrey Dach MD There is alarming news from the University of California about toxic chemicals in virtually all pregnant women. Tracey Woodruff found 163 different chemicals in pregnant women including banned Flame … 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

GMO Food Fight on Senate Floor

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GMO Food Fight on Floor of Senate Setting the Record Straight When it comes to debate among members of the Senate, we think of the great orators of antiquity such as Ancient Greece and Rome.  These were the intellectual giants … Continue reading

Zika Virus or Glyphosate Exposure Causing Microcephaly

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Is It Zika Virus or Glyphosate Exposure ? by Jeffrey Dach MD The news media has been reporting the Zika virus as the cause of microcephaly.  The story originated in a Monsanto chemical industry press release dated Feb 17, 2016 … Continue reading

Health Benefits of Peruvian Maca

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Health Benefits of Peruvian Maca Lepidium Peruvianum by Jeffrey Dach MD Richard is a 53 year old tattoo artist who works out every day.  His testosterone buddies at the gym  advised Richard to “go see a testosterone doctor”  and get … Continue reading

Misuse of Birth Control Pills Abuse of Women Part Two

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Misuse of Birth Control Pills, Abuse of Women Part Two Sally is a 21 year old college student who comes into the office with her mother complaining of multiple complicated health problems over five years  including headache, weight gain, postural … Continue reading

Alpha Lipoic Acid Anticancer Agent Burt Berkson MD

Alpha Lipoic Acid Anti-Cancer Update with Burt Berkson MD Medical meetings these days force us to endure hours of boredom, until we finally get to the “really useful and important stuff”.   So it was at a recent meeting at the … Continue reading