Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) and Pycnogenol for Calcium Score Thanks and credit goes to Joel Kahn MD and Kirk Hamilton for alerting me to the combination of two plant extracts, French maritime pine bark (Pycnogenol) and Centella asiatica (Goto Cola) … Continue reading →
Diabetes, Arterial Calcification and Statin Drugs George is a 54 year old diabetic on statin drug for coronary artery disease. Five years ago, George had an episode of chest pain, which prompted a cardiac cath, during which a stent was … Continue reading →
Fibrinolytic and Proteolytic Enzymes, Medical Use by Jeffrey Dach MD Sam is a 24 year old with a swollen painful ankle after an injury playing basketball. Xrays are negative for fracture, but Sam cannot walk and stays at home applying … Continue reading →
Evolocumab, Are You Joking Me? by Jeffrey Dach MD Ralph is a 48 year old divorce lawyer who arrives in my office with a history of familial hypercholesterolemia. Every lab panel since he was a kid showed a cholesterol of … Continue reading →
LDL Particle Size and Particle Number, What Gives? Superiority of Calcium Score Ron is a 72 year old retired engineer, and has a total cholesterol of 174 which hasn’t changed over the seven years we have been following him. This … Continue reading →
Cholesterol Levels and Atherosclerosis: Autopsy Studies Show No Correlation By Jeffrey Dach MD Drs William Ware (25) and Uffe Ravnskov(1) have both pointed out an inconvenient truth. Many autopsy studies dating back to 1936 all show the same finding: cholesterol … Continue reading →
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 →
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