Statins for diabetics?

by in Blog January 7, 2019

2015 guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommend a statin (cholesterol-lowering) drug for almost everyone with diabetes. The 2018 guidelines from the American Diabetes Association state that risk factors for cardiovascular disease in diabetics include the following: hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking, a family history of premature coronary disease, chronic kidney disease, and the presence of […]

FDA Recommends 200 MG Doxycycline Per Day For 5 To 7 Days Only For Treatment Of Lyme Disease

by in Blog December 4, 2018

MedImpact, an independent, trend-focused pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), is the nation’s largest privately held PBM, serving health plans, self-funded employers and government entities. A letter from that company addressed to me about one of my patients included the above headline as a reason for denying coverage of drug therapy of Lyme disease beyond a dose […]

Use Of Statin Drugs To Lower Cholesterol

by in Blog December 4, 2018

Common knowledge has it that “having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease… High cholesterol can cause atherosclerosis, a dangerous accumulation of cholesterol and other deposits on the walls of your arteries… To help prevent high cholesterol, you can…eat a low-salt diet… ” These statements from the Mayo Clinic website are generally accepted […]

Your Action is needed with the FDA

by in Blog November 22, 2018

There have been over 850 comments submitted so far! We need your help to have over 1000 comments to make sure the FDA takes notice and understands we want continued access to homeopathy. A Citizens’ Petition was filed in July, 2018 by the Americans For Homeopathy Choice (AFHC) as a response to the FDA’s December, […]

Is Medicine a Profession or a Business?

by in Blog November 19, 2018

A recent article in the free journal published by MedScape poses that question. My instinctive reaction was to pull back in alarm. “Profession” means an occupation which requires a certain number of years of training – generally in what is called “higher” education, distinguished from a “job” by the fact that a job pays money […]

Ultra-diluted Toxicodendron pubescens attenuates proinfammatory cytokines and ROSmediated neuropathic pain in rats

by in Blog November 6, 2018

Despite the availability of multiple therapeutic agents, the search for novel pain management of neuropathic pain is still a challenge.Oxidative stress and inflammatory signaling are prominently involved in clinical manifestation of neuropathic pain. Toxicodendron pubescens, popularly known as Rhus Tox (RT) is recommended in alternative medicines as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic remedy. Earlier, we reported […]