Spraying DDT to Eradicate Polio

by Jeffrey Dach MD 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 kills insects such as mosquitoes, however, DDT does not prevent polio.  DDT is a neurotoxin which […]

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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 encouraging words while writing the prescription.  This is called the Placebo Effect or the power of […]

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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 did they change?  The drug industry launched a campaign to convince doctors that patients with […]

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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 liver disease patients who had bleeding disorders from inability to manufacture clotting factors. Another 3 […]

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Jeffrey Dach Transition to Natural Medicine Practice

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 Practice Interview by Craig Gustafson”. Click Here to read the interview: Jeffrey_Dach_Transition_Natural_Medicine_athm_2014  

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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 cell death) has been intentionally silenced by the evil cancer cell.  If we could somehow […]

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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 states as of June 2014, and widely used by ordinary people as a home cancer […]

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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 done by conducting in-depth interviews with 25 women on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for […]

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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 cause for heart attacks.  Indeed, imaging studies and autopsy studies show extensive arterial plaque formation […]

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Low Testosterone from Pain Pills by Jeffrey Dach MD

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: poppy field in Burma courtesy of wikimedia commons. Poppies are source for opium, a narcotic […]

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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 of the irritation.  Over the years, Mrs B had been to numerous eye doctors who […]

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Safety of Bioidentical Hormones

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 the safety of bio-identical hormones as routinely used in medical practice? Let’s try to answer […]

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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 received money from Forest labs, the makers of Lexapro for a “seeding study”.  This is a form […]

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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 13 billion dollars in sales last year, Lipitor was the best selling statin drug, the […]

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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 fracture. Left Image Hip Fracture Courtesy of Wikimedia The study measured vitamin D levels in […]

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Vitamin D Deficiency, the Ignored Epidemic

Vitamin D Deficiency, the Ignored Epidemic of the Developed World by Jeffrey Dach MD Vitamin D 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 could reduce the number of cancer deaths in the US […]

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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 data from the Womens Health Initiative Study. (1) Dr.Chlebowski, concluded that the synthetic Prempro Pill […]

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SSRI Antidepressants No Better Than Placebo Says JAMA

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 data and concluded that “the benefit of antidepressant medication compared with placebo may be minimal […]

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NSAIDS, Small Bowel and Leaky Gut

NSAIDS, Small Bowel and Leaky Gut  by Jeffrey Dach MD Sarah has a PhD degree in Nursing and works on a medical team  in a University Medical Center.   She arrives in my office with complaints of chronic fatigue and generalized muscle and joint pain (fibromyalgia), loose stools, hair loss, depression, anxiety and generally poor […]

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Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Arthritis Pain

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Arthritis Pain by Jeffrey Dach M.D. The NIH GAIT Study (1)(2) As usual, the New York Times and the rest of the media got the story wrong.(4)    Rather than being ineffective, as the media concluded about glucosamine and chondroitin for knee pain, the NIH GAIT study actually showed the opposite.(3) Glucosamine […]

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