Tag Archives: clinical research

Doctornauts Barry Marshall and Lukas Wartman: Living Proof of the Urgent Need for the Doctornaut Act

In my first book, Drug Discovery, The Pending Crisis, published way back in 1972, I wrote, “Our present system of drug discovery is almost designed not to cure the great diseases that confront us. There is no doubt that many will be cured in the distant future, but it is unfortunate that many of us […]

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The patient always get screwed

If you’re presently or a future patient, are you aware that our health care system is designed to keep you as a patient with your disease or disability for a long time? There’s talk about health care everywhere but are you aware that you, the patient, as in the past, has not been included in […]

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Calcium Supplementation for Osteoporosis – A Cause of Divorce?

Caveat Emptor- Let the Consumer Beware! Calcium supplementation causes constipation. It is one of the best kept secrets from women who are, by far, the major consumers taking this supplement en masse for many years in an attempt to reduce the degree of postmenopausal osteoporosis. It is generally believed that women are naturally more constipated […]

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What’s the Difference between a Nutraceutical and a Dietary Supplement?

Are you aware that the vast majority of dietary supplements that are consumed lack evidence that they are beneficial for you? Since about one-half of Americans take at least one dietary supplement a day, you probably don’t want to hear this this unwelcomed news and have already rejected my position because you’ve concluded that I […]

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When Was the Last Cure? Achieving Breakthroughs

Originally published in The Westfield Leader on December 22, 2011 WESTFIELD – In his first book, “Drug Discovery: The Pending Crisis,” way back in 1972, Westfield physician Stephen L. DeFelice wrote, “Our present system of drug discovery is almost designed not to cure the great diseases that confront us. There is no doubt that many […]

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The Cardiovascular Promise of Vitamin E is Still Alive: Here’s Why and Here’s What to Do.

In the early 80’s, animal studies supported the idea that vitamin E can prevent heart attacks and stroke. In rodents and piglets this vitamin caused a dramatic reduction of arterial plaque size. In the early 90’s large clinical studies reported that vitamin E did indeed cause a reduction in cardiovascular events. It was believed that […]

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Magnesium and Diabetic Patients: Should You take it?

Over 25 years ago I became somewhat curious about magnesium as companion to carnitine for the treatment of coronary heart disease. As chance would have it, a company approached me with a patented magnesium formulation and asked me to find a company which would develop it- not an easy task in those days, let alone […]

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Why children need Doctornauts

Dear Parents of Children with Diseases and Disabilities: Pay Attention for They Desperately  Need Doctornauts. It’s Time to Get Angry- and Active! This video from last year features my granddaughter and I speaking about how the Doctornaut Act can help children. In previous posts I emphasized how physicians or doctornauts who volunteer for clinical studies […]

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Exercise, Mental Stress, Risk of a Heart Attack and Carnitine: Special Note to Diabetics

Though discovered awhile back, few are aware that when the oxygen supply to your heart is dangerously low due to coronary artery blockage- the step before both a fatal and non-fatal heart attack – oftentimes you don’t know it! When I trained as a doctor we were taught that when the heart’s blood supply was […]

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Carnitine, Coronary Heart Disease-Myocardial Ischemia and Diabetes

Carnitine is a naturally occurring extremely safe substance found in most human cells. It is, by far, the most widely researched cardiac nutraceutical regarding how it protects the heart against a lack of oxygen which occurs before a non-fatal or fatal heart attack. Doctors refer to this lack of oxygen as myocardial ischemia. Here’s how […]

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