Superbugs Surrender To Civil War-Era Medicines

Could it be? Is conventional medicine looking at herbal remedies to find a solution to the superbug crisis created by over prescribing antibiotics? Don’t be surprised if the these smart researchers will be run out of town. Pardon my pessimism. To read the entire article click on this link:

https://www.mdlinx.com/internal-medicine/article/3790

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Statin Nation: Damaging Millions in a Post-Health World

“A Statin Nation: Damaging Millions in a Brave New Post-Health World,” written by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, addresses the challenges with the conventional approach of using statins for the prevention of heart disease. 

This is his second book on the topic of cholesterol. In the first one, “The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It,” published a decade ago, he addressed the basis behind the cholesterol controversy. “A Statin Nation” is basically a follow-up to that book, as many things have changed over the past 10 years.”

To read the entire article use this link:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/06/02/a-statin-nation.aspx

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Celebrating the Awareness of PBM Therapy for Pain Management

PBM or what we commonly refer to laser therapy celebrates the science which supports its use.  Laser therapy is now supported by over 700 Randomized Clinical Trials (RCTs) and 4,000 lab research studies, many published in leading scientific journals, including the Lancet and the British Medical Journal.

Read Newsmax: Celebrating the Awareness of PBM Therapy for Pain Management | Newsmax.com

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Statin Use Increases Diabetes 44%, Study Shows

This is a very interesting paper published in nutritional metabolism and cardiovascular disease in March of 2017. In a meta-analysis investigators looked at 20 studies which included a thousand subjects and found that people who were using statins had a 44% increased risk of developing diabetes compared to those who are not ​using ​​the d​rug. Similar results ​have​ also been published from other shorter-term studies. ​

Developing diabetes from statin medications increases the longer the medication is used​,​ and with higher doses. I have spoken extensively to patients on the use of statin medications to manage cholesterol. I w​ill not ​even get into the whole issue of ​who ​should ​taking this drug to begin with. Many experts feel it is over prescribed. None-the-less this just adds to the argument that many people​,​ if not most people​,​ should not be using this very dangerous drug.

Lifestyle modification and healthy eating is clearly the way to go when it comes to managing cholesterol. Eliminating sugar and reducing carbohydrate consumption and adding healthy fats into the diet is your best insurance for protecting your heart. It’s ironic that we’re trying to protect people from heart disease and ​as a result of statin use they’re developing diabetes​,​ which opens the door to not only heart disease​,​ but many other complications.

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Source: Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. Published online March 10, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.numecd.2017.03.001.

American College of Physicians Issues Guideline For Treating Non-radicular Low Back Pain

Finally some common sense! The American College of physicians have published a new low back pain treatment guideline that includes acupuncture and spinal manipulation (among other therapies) to help patients with low back pain. In addition, they frown upon using narcotic type medications for this condition.

The article goes on to say:

“Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for all physician visits in the U.S. Most Americans have experienced low back pain. Approximately one quarter of U.S. adults reported having low back pain lasting at least one day in the past three months. Pain is categorized as acute (lasting less than four weeks), subacute (lasting four to 12 weeks, and chronic (lasting more than 12 weeks).” For the entire article please click here.

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Study: NSAIDs Provide Little Benefit in Treating Back Pain

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are relatively ineffective for treating back pain, a new study suggests.

‘Researchers from the George Institute for Global Health, in Australia, analyzed data from 35 randomized, placebo-controlled trials to determine the efficacy and safety of NSAIDs for spinal pain. The trials included more than 6,000 patients, and researchers found that only one in six patients treated with NSAIDs experienced significant pain reduction.

“Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is commonly managed by prescribing medicines such as anti-inflammatories. But our results show anti-inflammatory drugs actually only provide very limited short-term pain relief,” Manuela Ferreira, PhD, lead researcher and senior research fellow at the George Institute and the Institute of Bone and Joint Research, said in a press release. “They do reduce the level of pain, but only very slightly, and arguably not of any clinical significance.”

This study builds on previous work conducted by the George Institute exploring the effectiveness of existing medicines for treating back pain. Prior research has suggested that acetaminophen provides little benefit over placebo for patients with low back pain (Lancet 2014;384:1586-1596).

The researchers also found that patients taking NSAIDs were 2.5 times more likely to have gastrointestinal problems such as stomach ulcers and bleeding. These side effects of NSAIDs reinforce the need to find better pain relief alternatives, according to the researchers.

“Millions of Australians are taking drugs that not only don’t work well, they’re causing harm,” Gustavo Machado, study author and research fellow at the institution, said in a press release. “We need treatments that actually provide substantial relief of these people’s symptoms.”

The findings were published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases on Feb. 2 (Epub ahead of print).’

Comment from Dr. Denny: It is unfortunate that so many people suffer from chronic back pain, while so many safe effective treatments such as acupuncture and laser therapy offer great relief for many patients with back pain. GI upset and potential bleeding is a common reason for patients to present to local emergency rooms.

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Vitamin C May Help Prevent Atrial Fibrillation in High Risk Patients According to a New Study

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an increasingly common cardiac rhythm disturbance that can lead to stroke and congestive heart failure. It can be facilitated by inflammation and oxidative stress, and approximately 30% of patients undergoing cardiac procedures suffer from post-operative AF.

According to a study published two days ago in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, researchers in Finland conducted a systematic review of vitamin C for preventing AF in high risk patients. They analyzed 14 randomized control trials consisting of 2006 patients who had cardiac surgery, along with one study involving 44 patients where the recurrence of AF after a successful cardioversion was investigated.

Interestingly, the five studies in the US found no effect of vitamin C against post-operative AF. On the other hand, the nine studies performed outside of the US found a mean reduction of 44%, while a study in Greece found that vitamin C decreased the risk of AF recurrence by 87%. In addition, in the non-US studies, vitamin C reduced hospital stay length by 12.6% and intensive care unit stay by 8%.

It is important to note that some of the surgery patients in the non-US studies were administered oral vitamin C, whereas some were given intravenous vitamin C.

As a result, oral vitamin C at 1-2 grams per day decreased post-operative AF by 73% and shortened the length of hospital stay by only 7%. Intravenous vitamin C only decreased AF by 36% but shortened the length of hospital stay by 16%. In conclusion, intravenous vitamin C administration had a greater effect on reducing the hospital stay but was less effective for reducing the occurrence of post-operative AF.

Here is a link to entire paper:

http://bmccardiovascdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12872-017-0478-5

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Original Post by Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, CNS