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Online Information for Hashimotos Thyroid Disease

Online Information for Hashimotos Thyroid Disease Susan has Hashimotos’ thyroid disease, and has been online gathering information and learning as much as she can.  However, Susan is bewildered by the amount of contradictory and conflicting information, and is asking me for a list of recommended information sites.  One such recommended information site is Thyroid Pharmacist, […]

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Preventing Coronary Artery Disease with Bioidentical Hormones

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 hormone replacement protected women from coronary artery disease and heart attacks.  Left image  “Flip Flop” […]

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Low Thyroid, Hashimotos and Pregnancy

Low Thyroid, Hashimotos and Pregnancy by Jeffrey Dach MD Today is a happy day for Susan.  She just delivered a healthy baby girl, and mailed me a cute photo of the baby from her hospital bed,  Six months before, Susan was weeping in my office, recounting her story of repeated miscarriages and fertility problems.  Her […]

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Can Chronic Stress Cause Cancer ?

Chronic Stress – Nervous Breakdown and Catatonia The classic 1949 war movie, “Twelve Oclock High” starring Gregory Peck, reveals the effect of chronic stress on B-17 pilots during the war.  After many weeks of stressful daylight bombing raids,  Gregory Peck suffers a nervous breakdown, and is carried away in a catatonic state.   I was impressed […]

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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) can be found in his book, Hypothyroidm, the Unsuspected Illness.  Unfortunately, the mainstream endocrinologists of […]

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Clostridia Difficile Enterocolitis Causes Prevention and Treatment

Clostridia Difficile Enterocolitis Causes Prevention and Treatment by Jeffrey Dach MD If you wake up one morning in a hospital bed, you might want to know your risk of C Diff (Clostridia Enterocolitis) is increased if the previous occupant  was given antibiotics, according to a study in JAMA.(1) Left image Clostridia Difficile Electron Microscope Image […]

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Antonio Bianco TSH Inadequate for Levothyroxine Dosing

Dr Antonio Bianco Rattles Cages in Mainstream Endocrinology Dr Antonio Bianco asks a very important question, “Does a normal serum TSH indicate adequate treatment in patients given levothyroxine (T4-only) medication?” His answer, published in the Oct 2016 Endocrinology and Metabolism, may rattle a few cages, and is in agreement with what we have been writing […]

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Fake Research on Heart Disease by Sugar Industry

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 solve transplant rejection by grafting black skin onto white mice.   However, one day the elevator […]

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Probiotics Decrease Mortality from Stem Cell Transplantation

Probiotics Decrease Mortality from Stem Cell Transplantation by Jeffrey Dach MD We are continually surprised by new studies showing the importance of the microbiome, or “friendly bacteria” colonizing the gut.  One such study was done  by Dr Ying Taur published in the hematology oncology journal, Blood, in 2014.(1) Bacterial Diversity Associated with Improved Survival Dr […]

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Hyperthyroidism from Autonomous Thyroid Nodule

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 born and grew up one one of the Caribbean Islands,  a geographic low iodine region, […]

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Alum Jax Cole Thyroid Cancer Epidemic of Overdiagnosis

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), after the finding of thyroid cancer at surgery.(1-3) An Epidemic of Overdiagnosis of Thyroid Cancer  […]

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Steven A Rosenberg and Cancer Immunotherapy

Steven A Rosenberg MD and the Race for CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapy This article is part oneFor part two, Click Here by Jeffrey Dach MD Expecting the Unexpected Laboring tediously for hours on end, medical students inject cancer cells into mice, producing many publications in prestigious journals.  As you might expect, all the cancer injected […]

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Menopause Accelerates Aging New Study

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 symptoms are implicated in accelerated aging”.(2)  Insomnia is a frequent menopausal symptom, along with other […]

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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 Retardants and DDT. A previous 2004 study showed 287 toxic chemicals in babies cord blood […]

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Defending the Cholesterol Hypothesis in the Elderly

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 courtesy of Medpage Today. Dr Husten is responding to an article published in British Medical […]

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Vitamin B3 Niacinamide for Osteoarthritis

Vitamin B3 Niacinamide for Osteoarthritis Jim is a 47 year old retired truck driver who came to see me because of severe knee pain which interferes with his favored sport, racquet ball.   Jim’s  Xrays and MRI scans show severe osteoarthritis with loss of cartilage and “bone on bone” appearance of both knees.  Jim has […]

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Ten Reasons Why You Have A Low Thyroid Condition

Ten Reasons Why You Have A Low Thyroid Condition by Jeffrey Dach MD Susy, a 36 year at stay at home Mom,  came to see me because of hair loss, weight gain, chronic fatigue and  feeling cold all the time.  Suzie’s labs showed typical findings of low thyroid function with elevated TSH and low Free […]

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Zika Virus or Glyphosate Exposure Causing Microcephaly

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 which was then copied over the news media.  The Zika virus was discovered in Uganda […]

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Misuse of Birth Control Pills Abuse of Women Part Two

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 syncope, cardiac arrhythmia, and mood disturbance.  Over the past 5 years she has been to […]

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Colostrum Three Times More Effective Than Flu Vaccine

Colostrum Three Times More Effective Than Flu Vaccine by Jeffrey Dach MD Dr Maria Cesarone from Italy published her study in 2007 in which she compared the efficacy of oral colostrum to that of influenza vaccination in preventing flu illness.  Dr Cesarone found a two month treatment with oral colostrum was three times more effective […]

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