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Acid Blockers Triple Risk of C. Diff Infections

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
  Use of proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex and others were associated with a 320% increase in C. diff enterocolitis after just 30 days of treatment. PPIs block the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and B12 and increase the risk for osteoporosis, senile dementia, and cardiac rhythm disturbances as well.          

Aspirin: Is it Safe?

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
Aspirin is the most used drug in the US. They are not safe because of bleeding and perforations. Over the counter substitutes are readily available and work well and their acceptance.        

Bisphosphonates Linked to Esophageal Cancer

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Drugs such as Fosamax and Boniva have now been linked to esophageal cancer. This superimposed on esophageal ulcers, Barrett's esophagus, osteonecrosis of the jaw, atrial fibrillation, and many other "side effects" are reviewed.      

Does Aspirin Save Lives?

submitted by: admin on 02/18/2015
Despite a lot of excitement about aspirin, scientists can't seem to agree on whether it helps healthy people live longer and suffer from fewer heart attacks and strokes. Published studies in the mainstream medical journals on the same nine studies included in a metaanalysis differ. The study published by the Bayer Aspirin people showed a benefit. The study...

H. Pylori and Salt Intake

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
The H. pylori bacteria is associated with ulcers and cancer. Salt intake increases the activity of the bacteria. Knowing what makes this bacteria grow is important. The number of H. pylori in the stomach has a lot to do with its being able to cause disease. Yet the presence of this microbe by itself in low concentrations does not cause problems. Using aggressive...

H. Pylori DNA Reduces Inflammation from Colitis

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  DNA from H. pylori minimizes the effects of colitis in mice with regard to weight loss, GI bleeding, and stool consistency. More than 50% of the world has significant amounts of this microbe in their intestinal tracts. The bug in some settings could be good for us! Radical treatment with triple therapy that includes several antibiotics, acid blockers,...

H. Pylori Protects Against Stroke and Lung Cancer

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  The January 6, 2013 issue of the journal, GUT, reported that in a 12 year study of 10,000 people, the presence of a very virulent strain of H. pylori protected against stroke and lung cancer. We know that H. pylori causes gastric ulcers and carcinoma but it remains ironic that this versatile microbe seems to have protective effects against these disorders. The...

H. Pylori: Good or Bad?

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Infection with H pylori provides reliable protection against allergy-induced asthma by impairing the production of dendritic cells and triggering the accumulation of regulatory T-cells. Researchers published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that the dramatic increase in allergic diseases in industrialized countries is linked to the rapid disappearance...

Hiatal Hernias

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  The anatomy and physiology of a hiatal hernia is described. Its complications are reviewed including pain, strictures, Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. Mainstream and alternative therapies are described as are their side effects and complications.          

Hiatal Hernias: How to Manage Them

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  Hiatal hernias and their complications are defined and treatments offered. The physiology and the complications of treatment are reviewed.

Imagery

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Our thoughts have a profound effect on our neurochemistry. Imagery is a very powerful tool for changing habits and modifying our responses to stress. It is related to many stress-induced illnesses such as ulcers and heart attacks.          

Peptic Ulcers Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  Dr. Saputo's Peptic Ulcer Health Assessment takes a look at how your ulcer affects you, what drugs or nutritional supplements you are using, how you have been evaluated, and what complications of ulcers that you may have.   Peptic Ulcers affect up to 10% of us over our lifetime. Symptoms generally include burning in the upper abdomen,...

Peptic Ulcers: Nutritional Support Protocol

submitted by: admin on 11/27/2013
  Peptic Ulcers affect up to 10% of us over our lifetime. Symptoms generally include burning in the upper abdomen, dull aching pain, and sometimes nausea and vomiting, especially if they are complicated by hemorrhaging or perforation of the intestinal wall. Peptic ulcers occur in the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. H. pylori is believed to cause about...

Prescriptions for Health Radio Show: May 13, 2011

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2019
Prescriptions for Health Radio Show May 13,2011Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki explore the following topics Doctors prefer medical education sponsored by Big Pharma What is CAM? Forgiveness Pre-diabetes Holism Health Medicine and the Health Medicine Forum H. pylori: inflammation vs anti-inflammation Dangerous side effects of Tylenol Vicki's 20-20...

Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase Risk for Kidney Failure and Heart Attacks

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, and Aciphex have been available for about 20 years and each year about 15 million people use them and bring in $10 billion every year. PPIs are vastly overprescribed by MDs and because they are available over the counter, are overused by patients. The major known side effects of PPIs include...

Should We Use Insects in Medicine?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Insects have been used as treatment in medicine for centuries. Leeches have been used to manage the pain of osteoarthritis, bee stings for pain, and maggots for skin ulcers. A report in Archives of Dermatology in Dec of 2011 showed that maggots worked to debride large ulcers in diabetic. This treatment was compared to surgical treatment and was superior at one...

Surprise: Bone Drug Boosts Survival in Young Breast Cancer Patients

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
Zometa, a bisphosphonate drug used to prevent bone metastases in women with breast cancer, was serendipitously found to reduce metastases and extend life by 37%. This translates to 4-5 out of 100 being alive 7 years later. An IV infusion was given every six months for 3 years. Cost is between $1500 and $2500 per injection. All patients were early-stage and had...

The Many Faces of H. Pylori

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Helicobacter Pylori is found in 50% of human beings. Sometimes it causes problems and at other times it is protective. It is associated with type 2 diabetes, ulcers, and gastric cancer but is protective against asthma, colitis, and intestinal infections. Managing its presence is tricky. Mainstream doctors tend to use triple therapy (two antibiotics, proton pump...