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Adverse Effects of Flouroquinolone Antibiotics

Adverse Effects of Flouroquinolone Antibiotics by Jeffrey Dach MD Beatrice Golomb raised a warning flag for commonly used antibiotics such as Ciprofloxin and Levoquin, also known as Flouroquinolones, citing adverse effects which include Achilles Tendon rupture (left image)  Her recent BMJ article reports  four unfortunate victims of the adverse effects of flouroquinolone class of antibiotics.(1)  […]

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Low Level Endotoxemia, Depression, Endocrinopathy and Coronary Artery Disease by Jeffrey Dach MD

Low Level Endotoxemia, Depression, Endocrinopathy and Coronary Artery Disease by Jeffrey Dach MD Tom, a 52 year old male arrived in my office with chief complaint of depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and low libido. Tom is a successful business man with a string of lucrative stores. His psychiatrist prescribes two different anti-depressant drugs, an SSRI […]

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Hillary Clinton Takes Natural Desiccated Thyroid

Hillary Clinton Takes Natural Desiccated Thyroid A letter was released by Hillary Clinton’s doctor, Lisa Bardack, MD, disclosing among other things, Hillary is taking natural desiccated thyroid pills for hypothyroidism, and she has a Calcium Score of zero.  She also takes vitamin B12. Dr Lisa Bardack declared Hillary “fit to serve as president.” Perhaps Dr […]

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Attend the Innovision Gut Brain Meeting in Ft Lauderdale

Click Here for PowerPoint Slides for Jeffrey Dach MD’s Presentation. ————————————————————————————————- Understanding the Gut Brain Relationship,  a two day seminar lead by leading researchers and practitioners on how this critical relationship affects your patients’ health. September 18-19, 2015 (Friday and Saturday) Location:GalleryOne DoubleTree Suites in Fort Lauderdale, Florida This two-day event will combine the latest […]

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Reversible Myopathy from Lead Toxicity

Reversible Myopathy from Lead Toxicity Jim is a factory glass worker who come into the office because of muscle weakness in his legs which started about five years ago.  He previously was a marathon runner, and now has difficulty walking.  Over the past five years, Jim as been to many neurologists who have performed muscle […]

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Dont Ask For HIV Test, Ask For Glyphosate Test

Don’t Ask Your Doctor for an HIV Test , Ask for a Glyphosate Test Instead. While waiting for a red light to change, I noticed a Broward County Bus in the next lane sporting a large advertisement for HIV testing which says:”Ask Your Doctor For an HIV Test”   I thought to myself, as usual […]

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Tamoxifen for Low Testosterone in Males

Tamoxifen for Low Testosterone in Males My previous article discussed the use of clomiphene for increasing testosterone in hypo-gonadal males.  Clomiphene works as an estrogen receptor blocker in the hypothalamus, thus stimulating LH/FSH which then stimulate testicular testosterone production. Tamoxifen Another drug which similarly blocks estrogen receptors is Tamoxifen (tamoxiphen), commonly used in breast cancer […]

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Shingles Vaccine for Recurrent Herpes Simplex

Shingles Vaccine for Recurrent Herpes Simplex I have known Linda for about seven years now, treating her for  Hashimotos’ thyroid disease.  Linda has other problems.  She takes daily acyclovir for recurrent attacks of oral-facial herpes simplex which can be quite debilitating.   Recently,  we were chatting and Linda brought up the idea of Shingles vaccination to […]

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Coronary Calcium Score Benefits of Aged Garlic

How to Reduce Calcium Scores  ? Jim has an elevated coronary calcium score in the 95% percentile indicating high risk for future heart attack.  He is being treated by his cardiologist with daily aspirin and atorvastatin (lipitor), a statin drug to reduce cholesterol. Currently we are following a number of similar patients with elevated coronary […]

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Atherosclerotic Plaque as Infected Biofilm

I first met Stephen Fry M.D.  a couple of years ago at his booth at the ACAM meeting at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, and enjoyed an interesting conversation about his work.  We met a second time last month again at his booth at a medical meeting.  Dr. Stephen Fry runs his own microbiology lab […]

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Shaken Baby Syndrome Imprisonment by Misdiagnosis

Over the past 30 years thousands of parents have been falsely accused, found guilty and imprisoned for “shaken baby syndrome”, a diagnosis  of child abuse based on Xrays showing fractures, intracerebral and retinal bleeding.  Left image shows  old rib fractures (yellow arrow) on chest xray of infant.  Is this diagnostic of child abuse ? What […]

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Health Insurance CEO’s Rewarded for Denying Care

The CEO for United Healthcare received a $66 million compensation package.  This is a reward for denying care to sick people. This is outrageous.  Why does America allow this?   Every time we pay a monthly premium to the health insurance company, we are funding the exorbitant salaries of the CEO’s. Above image courtesy of doctors […]

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Fecal Transplantation and the Sweet Smell of Success

Fecal Transplantation, the Sweet Smell of Success by Jeffrey Dach MD A recent medical meeting I attended covered the “microbiome”, the friendly bacteria in our gut.  Apparently these little microbes are doing a lot more than we thought. Dybiosis is disruption of our normal microbial flora.  One example is the dreaded complication,  Clostrida Difficile entero-colitis,  […]

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Lung Cancer Screening for Smokers Major Breakthrough

Lung Cancer Screening Major Breakthrough During my days working as a radiologist, one of my jobs was early detection of lung cancer on chest Xrays and CAT scans. Left Image shows CAT scan of chest shows typical lung cancer (red circle) courtesy of Duke Lung Cancer Screening. Although we occasionally found a mass or nodule […]

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TSH Suppression Benefits and Adverse Effects

At a recent medical meeting I attended, “the danger of TSH suppression” was mentioned.  The listening audience of doctors was advised not to suppress TSH with thyroid medication.  We were advised to make sure the TSH always stays within the lab reference range. Thyroid Excess and Thyrotoxicosis Of course, we would all agree that too […]

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Curing Autism with Antibiotics

I was intrigued by a 2015 case report by John Rodakis of an autistic child whose symptoms dramatically improved while on a 10 day course of antibiotics.(4)  The dad brought the autistic child to an urgent care center, where strep thoat was diagnosed and a 10 day course of Amoxicillin prescribed.  On the fourth day […]

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Dr Mehmet Oz Smear Campaign Back Fires

In round one of the war between Monsanto and Dr OZ, a poisoned pen was mailed to Columbia University.  Here is a quote: “We are surprised and dismayed that Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons would permit Dr. Mehmet Oz to occupy a faculty appointment, let alone a senior administrative position in the Department […]

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New Attack on BioIdentical Hormones by Drug Industry

BioIdentical Hormones Attacked Again Article in Huffington Post by SWHR. Just when things have calmed down, the Drug Industry opens a new salvo in its war against bioidentical hormones, perceived as unfairly stealing market share from their flaghip hormone pill, Prempro, a synthetic chemical currently in litigation for causing cancer and heart disease. This time […]

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Progesterone for PMS Part Two

Progesterone for PMS, and irregular menstrual cycles. Part Two For over a million years, now, estrogen and progesterone has been key players in the female menstrual cycle, ovulation and fertility.  Left Image: Iconic 1966 theatrical poster of Raquel Welch in One Million Years BC. later featured in the Shawshank Redemption covering the escape tunnel. Understanding […]

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HGH Human Growth Hormone Medical Research Studies

Marketing of HGH and Testosterone is considered “disease mongering” in a new article by Thomas Perls, gerontologist at Boston University.(1)  Of course, it is.  The pharmaceutical industry typically uses disease mongering as a marketing strategy because it works very well.  They have used it for statin drugs, SSRI antidepressants, ADHD drugs, Restless leg syndrome, fibromyalgia […]

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