The JAMA Article (Nov. 5, 2013) – “Testosterone Treatment
 Causes Heart Attacks” gave me concern. Hopefully the media’s portrayal of this flawed study will not discourage aging men from properly restoring their testosterone levels. In order to protect against heart…

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  • Scientific Medicine

    Vitamin K gives protection against arterial calcification, Alzheimers, bone loss, cancer, and even aging! Although discovered in 1929, both Edward Adelbert Doisy (who died in1986), an American biochemist, along with his Danish colleague, Henrik Dam received the Nobel Prize in…

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  • Traditional And Unique Therapy

    The brain uses mainly glucose for its fuel, but works far better when fed ketones. Ketogenic diets have been used in medicine since 1924 initially to prevent seizures, and recently to treat degenerative neurologic diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, ALS,…

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  • Difficult Diagnosis

    An example of a difficult diagnostic dilemma is Lectin Intolerance. Lectin not to be confused with Leptin or Lecithin)occur ubiquitously in nature. They are sugar-binding proteins in both animal and plants. The prototypic lectin is GLUTEN. Lectins aggregates to the cell…

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melatonin_042114_smfMelatonin has been ignored or trivialized as simply a “sleep aid” ever since it was introduced to the world in 1992 as a non-prescription supplement. A burst of new studies now reveals that melatonin can protect our body from many of the ravages of disease including hypertension, coronary artery disease, and even aging. It is produced naturally in us, if we are able, when we first go to sleep or it can be taken by mouth.

This hormone is pleiotropic (producing more than one effect), a molecule which functions as a highly effective antioxidant and free radical scavenger with beneficial actions on the cardiovascular system. In particular, the antioxidant action of melatonin and its possible interaction with the endothelial cells (the inside lining of our blood vessels) contribute to a blood pressure lowering effect, which was observed even when the publicized effect of the cells by the Nitric Oxide pathway was inhibited. In addition, melatonin is able to modulate an additional controlling molecule, acetylcholine-induced relaxation.

Melatonin also inhibits endothelium-derived adhesion molecule formation, reduces fatty acid infiltration in the endothelial cells, and neutralizes free radicals. Moreover, melatonin was demonstrated to prevent tissue injury as well as structural and functional alterations in the vasculature induced by noxious causes such as cigarette smoking. It seems that this product reestablishes the physiological balance between vasodilatation (increasing Nitric Oxide) and vasoconstriction induced antioxidant enzymes, and down-regulates adhesive molecules on the surface of the inside layer of the vessel.

Also to ensure a good nights sleep and to maximize your production of this hormone, minimize bluish light coming from TV, computers, or fluorescent light prior to sleep. Although soon to be outlawed, the old fashion incandescent bulbs (but not too bright) do not interfere with melatonin manufacture. Also consider yellow glasses for two hours before sleep to stop the melatonin-inhibition. The best time to take it is with supper. I recommend 10-20 mg of melatonin.


Music that Heals – Binaural Beats

April 16, 2014

“Binaural Beats,” the term used for music with slightly different frequencies in each ear. The difference in these frequencies, or beats, elicits beneficial brain waves by releasing healthy neurotransmitters. So, in addition to drugs (antidepressants, energizers, and sleep aids), binaural…

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Pentoxifylline (PTX)

April 15, 2014

Pentoxifylline -PTX is a Rheologic antiinflamatory drug introduced in the US 30 years ago for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease hich is the only FDA indication. It is still used throughout the world but has all but been forgotten…

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The Season to Be Sneezing

April 7, 2014

Sub Lingual Immuno Therapy or SLIT is less expensive safer, and almost equally as effective than SCIT (Sub Cutaneous Immuno Therapy). SLIT involves placing drops or tablets of an allergen under the tongue of a patient rather than by injection….

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Tale of Two Docs

April 5, 2014

Don’t sweat the small stuff and it’s all small stuff. For far too many of us, it’s all serious stuff. Our competitive American culture reminds us every day that we must drive harder, run faster, strive higher. The result is…

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March 31, 2014

To have not the words but the emotion Is like having a boat without the ocean I was his mentor and he was mine And our unfinished life was fine But as with all we ran out of time 

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Yes You CANnabidiol

March 20, 2014

Cannabidiol or CBD is one of 60 active chemicals (cannabinoids) identified in Marijuana. It is a major constituent of the plant, Cannabis sativa (Pot), accounting for 40% it’s active ingredients. CBD is considered to have even more of a medical…

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An Unwise Choice

March 16, 2014

My very dear colleague and personal friend, Dr. Jack Wise, a naturopathic doctor, died on March 13, 2014. He was the clinician who after a decade of persuasion, without success finally succeeded by buying out my Coffeyville practice and setting…

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Breast Thermography

March 5, 2014

Despite billions of dollars of research, the incidence of dying from breast cancer has changed minimally over the last century. There is a method of detection, a procedure that would act as an early warning system, so women now would…

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February 28, 2014

NAFLD CAN NASH UP YOUR LIVER Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a series of progressive liver abnormalities characterized by excessive fat accumulation in the liver causing inflammation. NAFLD actually encompasses a spectrum of conditions associated with lipid deposition in…

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