There’s no such thing as a ‘cure’ for Autism

DEAR DR. ROACH: A friend took her autistic son to a clinic in Mexico where he was fed a bleach solution that was supposed to cure his autism, but instead it made him very sick. He was deeply distressed and regressed in his behavior, and there was nothing my friend could do because in Mexico these kinds of clinics are […]

Myasthenia Gravis hits nerve/muscle

DEAR DR. ROACH: What can you tell me about myasthenia gravis? My dear friend was diagnosed with it and hospitalized for eight days. She is able to walk and move about, but now, six weeks later, she is still on a liquid diet and unable to move any of her facial muscles. — I.M. ANSWER: Myasthenia gravis, from the Latin […]

Geoffrey L. Hancy, M.D., joins Andrews Institute

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (May 3, 2021) – Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is pleased to welcome board-certified orthopedic surgeon Geoffrey L. Hancy, M.D., to its team of experts. Dr. Hancy specializes in general orthopedics including the arthroscopic treatment of shoulder and knee injuries; arthroplasty of the shoulder, hip and knee treatment; hand, wrist and upper extremities treatment; as […]

No miracle supplement can cure heart disease

DEAR DR. ROACH: I ran across a recent article of yours about carotid artery stenosis. In this article you state that “there is no miracle food, drink or supplement that can clear out arteries.” This is actually not true. I’d like to point out Dr. Dean Ornish’s work as well as Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s work on heart disease. Both doctors […]

TB test only recommended only for those at risk

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a nursing student in my 30s and originally from the Philippines. As part of my testing, I had a skin test for tuberculosis, which was positive. I had a friend in the hospital recently with tuberculosis. My doctor has recommended that I get treated for latent tuberculosis. What does this mean? — A.C.S. ANSWER: Most […]

Reduce your risk of colon cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 70 years old. I seem to be getting more polyps (which are removed). In the past five years, I have gone from one diverticulum to extensive diverticulosis throughout my entire colon. I try to have a high-fiber diet and use psyllium in my oatmeal daily. What more can I do? Eliminate red meat entirely and […]

What causes frequent bathroom visits?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 91-year-old male who makes frequent visits to the bathroom to urinate. I am in good health and I wonder what causes this. Where does all that liquid come from? — A.R.N. ANSWER: What goes in must come out. All the liquid you urinate came from fluid you consumed when drinking and eating food. But it […]

Can a mushroom microdose help with depression?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am battling depression and have a question about psilocybin. I stopped taking Effexor for my depression because I did not like the side effects. I also tried SAM-e, which had only a small effect. So, for the past three months I have been trying cognitive behavioral therapy, using certain tactics. I’ve cut back my days of […]

Deep vein thromboses usually due to surgery

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 47-year-old woman. Five years ago, I developed a blood clot in my left leg after fracturing my ankle and being immobilized for several months. I was put on a blood thinner, and my ankle healed. Recently that leg started swelling again, and I went for an ultrasound. I was told that I have a […]

Half of seniors have H. Pylori Infection

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you give some ­additional ­information about H. pylori ­infection? I was diagnosed with it recently, via biopsies taken during an ­endoscopic ­procedure. I was given ­instructions on ­antibiotics to be taken, which I followed through on. When ­talking to my ­doctor’s ­physician assistant, I asked what could have caused the ­infection, to try to prevent it […]

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