Testosterone Prevents Heart Attacks in Older Men

New Study Shows Testosterone Therapy Not a Risk For Heart Attacks, and Actually Prevents Heart Attacks in High Risk Older Men. A new study published in Annal of Pharmacotherapy by Dr Baillargeon shows that “Older men who were treated with … Continue reading

Making Smarter Children With Maternal Iodine Supplements

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Making Smarter Children With Maternal Iodine Supplements A Young Mom WIth Hashimotos Thyroiditis Christina is a 32 year old mom with Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Unfortunately, the autoimmune thyroid disease has damaged her thyroid gland and slowed thyroid function. Her lab panel revealed … Continue reading

Spraying DDT to Eradicate Polio

Spraying DDT to Eradicate Polio During the polio epidemic of 1946, there was mass hysteria, and the media spread the misguided notion that spraying DDT prevented polio. DDT Kills Mosquitoes, But Not Polio DDT May Actually Cause Polio-Like Syndrome DDT … Continue reading

The Power of the Placebo

The Power of the Placebo

The Placebo Effect   Forty three years ago, I was in medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago.  The Chief of Medicine offered some useful advice about dispensing medication.  He suggested we provide the patient with a few … Continue reading

Medical Cannabis States Have Less Mortality From Opiates

A National Epidemic of Opiate Abuse Chronic prescription opiate pain pill abuse has been recognized by the CDC as a national epidemic.(5) Deaths from opiate pain pills have quadrupled since the early 1990’s, when doctor’s prescribing practices fundamentally changed.  Why … 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

Jeffrey Dach Transition to Natural Medicine Practice

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Thanks to Dr. Craig Gustafson and Editor in Chief  Andrew W. Campbell, MD of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine for publishing this interview with me, in the September 5 Edition, “Jeffrey Dach, MD: The Transition to a Natural Medicine … Continue reading

How Does Cannabis Kill Cancer Cells Part Two

How Does Cannabis Kill Cancer Cells ? Part Two by Jeffrey Dach MD As described in part one, the cancer cell is a mutated, primitive cell that has lost the cell signalling mechanism for Programmed Cell Death.  Perhaps PCD (programmed … Continue reading

How Does Cannabis Kill Cancer Cells ?

How Does Cannabis Kill Cancer Cells ?

How Does Cannabis Kill Cancer Cells ? by Jeffrey Dach MD An Exciting Time for Medicinal Cannabis This article is part one. For part two click here. It is an exciting time for medicinal cannabis, now legal in twenty three … Continue reading

New Study Shows Women Prefer Bioidentical Hormones

A new study  from the  Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve examined women’s attitudes about bioidentical hormones for menopausal symptoms.(1) Above left image: Case Western Reserve Campus Courtesy of WIkimedia. How Was the Study Done ? The study was … Continue reading

Preventing Heart Attacks with Ouabain

Preventing Heart Attacks with Ouabain

Preventing Heart Attacks with Ouabain Reversing Heart Disease Part Five by Jeffrey Dach MD Our previous articles in this series, Parts one, two, three and four have made the case for the “clogged artery” filled with atherosclerotic plaque as the … Continue reading

Low Testosterone from Pain Pills by Jeffrey Dach MD

Hormone Disruption From Pain Pills

Low Testosterone From Pain Pills by Jeffrey Dach MD Joe has chronic fatigue, weakness, and erectile dysfunction. He was doing well until 10 years ago when he started pain pills after a car accident which left him with chronic back pain.  Left image: … Continue reading

Testosterone for Dry Eye Syndrome

Testosterone for Dry Eye Syndrome by Jeffrey Dach MD Mrs. B was 58 years old with typical menopausal symptoms of night sweats and hot flashes, and came to see me because of dry itchy, red eyes.  The lids sometimes swell because … Continue reading

Safety of Bioidentical Hormones

Why Bioidentical Hormones Are Safer Than Synthetic

Safety of Bioidentical Hormones Are Women’s Bio-identical hormones Safe? 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 … Continue reading

Lexapro for Hot Flashes, Medical Victimization or Joke?

Lexapro for Hot Flashes, Medical Victimization or Joke?

Lexapro for Hot Flashes – Medical Victimization or a Joke? by Jeffrey Dach MD A JAMA study by Ellen W Freeman shows that Lexapro is “marginally” more effective than placebo for Hot Flashes.  This is laughable, and surely you must be joking?  The authors … 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

Vitamin D Prevents Hip Fracture and Breast Cancer

Vitamin D Prevents Hip Fracture and Breast Cancer by Jeffrey Dach MD Hip Fractures Prevented In a recent medical study by Cauley in the August 2008 Annals of Internal Medicine, low Vitamin D was found to be associated with increased rate of hip … Continue reading

Vitamin D Deficiency, the Ignored Epidemic

Vitamin D Deficiency, the Ignored Epidemic

Vitamin D Deficiency, the Ignored Epidemic of the Developed World by Jeffrey Dach MD Is it a New Bio-Tech Drug, or is it Vitamin D? What if I told you I discovered a Bio-Tech company with a new drug that … Continue reading

Hormone Therapy Increases Breast Cancer Says JAMA Study

Hormone Therapy Increases Breast Cancer Says JAMA Study by Jeffrey Dach MD Synthetic Progestin Found to Cause Breast Cancer A new study published in the October 2010 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reviewed 11 years of … Continue reading

SSRI Antidepressants No Better Than Placebo Says JAMA

The Power of the Placebo

SSRI Antidepressants No Better Than Placebo Says JAMA by Jeffrey Dach MD A study published in JAMA Jan 5, 2010 reported that SSRI antidepressants are no better than placebo for most cases of depression. The authors reviewed 30 years of … Continue reading