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Should we all be avoiding salt? Oct 27th, 2017

It seems like every day we hear another recommendation from “on high” that everyone should reduce their salt (sodium) intake. Unfortunately, these recommendations seem misguided and may be dangerous. I’ll admit, I’m not a big fan of the government or anyone else telling me what to eat, but I might...

Safe Female Hormones? (updated) Oct 27th, 2017

Bio-identical hormones in the 1980’s.In the 1980’s, millions of American women were being treated with “hormone replacement therapy” in order to reduce hot flashes and prevent a variety of illnesses.The idea was that replacing the hormones that nearly disappeared during menopause would eliminate menopausal symptoms while protecting then from bone...

Vicks VapoRub May Actually Cure Toenail Fungus Oct 27th, 2017

A new study shows that Vicks VapoRub may actually cure toenail fungus.Vicks VapoRub was applied daily to toenails that were infected with fungus. After 48 weeks of treatment 100% of the patients were satisfied with their improvement and more than 25% were considered cured.I have recommended Vicks VapoRub occasionally to my patients for this problem, but I...

Drinking Water Can Lower Your Children’s IQ. Oct 27th, 2017

Drinking Water Can Lower Your Children’s IQ. Isn’t that a scary thought? For many years, doctors and dentists have recommended that children drink fluoridated water to reduce their risk of cavities. Now, scientists tell us that fluoride may actually be toxic to our children.First, the EPA and the Department of Health...

Welcome to Stamford Integrative Medicine (Video) Oct 27th, 2017

At Stamford Integrative Medicine we combine Conventional and Alternative medicine to find the safest and most effective treatment for each patient.Our medical director, Michael E. Doyle, MD starts with a focus on the foundations of health — Lifestyle, Nutrition and Hormone Balance . He then concentrates on the keys to...

William McK. Jefferies, MD (Video) Oct 27th, 2017

Receiving his B.S. from Cornell University and his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Michael Doyle is a board-certified family physician with nearly two decades of clinical experience. His background includes extensive experience in both conventional and alternative medicine. Interested in healthcare and alternative medicine since childhood, he decided...

Hypothyroidism and Adrenal Insufficiency Oct 27th, 2017

Hi, I’m Dr. Michael Doyle. I’d like to talk to you for a minute about two of the most important substances in the human body — thyroid hormone and cortisol.  These two hormones are the foundation of human metabolism and are as important to your health as gasoline and oil...

Natural Treatments for ADHD Oct 27th, 2017

Is your son unable to pay attention to details or easily distracted? Does he fidget and squirm, or seem hyperactive? Does your daughter have difficulty following through with instructions in school or at home? Perhaps she seems not to listen even when spoken to? Do you know an adult with...

Updated Statement from Forest Laboratories Re: Availability of Armour Thyroid Jul 27th, 2017

There is no more Armour Thyroid ShortageForest Laboratories, Inc. has been producing and shipping a steady supply of the 1 grain (60 mg) and ½ grain (30 mg) dosage strengths of Armour Thyroid since February. As a result, these strengths are no longer on back-order. These two dosage strengths of...

Light Drinking in Pregnancy Jan 25th, 2017

Children born to mothers who drank up to 1–2 drinks per week or per occasion during pregnancy were not at increased risk of clinically relevant behavioural difficulties or cognitive deficits compared with children of abstinent mothers. Heavy drinking during pregnancy appears to be associated with behavioural problems and cognitive deficits...

Antidepressants and Their Dangers Oct 9th, 2015

A reanalysis of a study originally published in 2001 shows dangers of antidepressants paroxetine and imipramine.Researchers recently found that major antidepressants do not work for teenagers and may increase suicide. The worst part is that over a decade ago, the same study was used to convince us that the same...

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism (Video) Apr 26th, 2013

Hypothyroidism requires medical diagnosis. See if you qualify for a free non-patient telephone consultation.Symptoms of hypothyroidism in both men and women may vary.  The following may tend to develop slowly over the span of months or years: weakness, lethargy, slow speech, edema of eyelids, sensation of cold, decreased sweating, thick tongue,...

Hypothyroidism and Adrenal Insufficiency (Video) Apr 24th, 2013

 Hypothyroidism and Adrenal insufficiency are two of the most unsuspecting illnesses. Michael E. Doyle of Stamford Integrative Medicine discusses these two in detail. For more information or to set up an appointment please call 203-324-4747.

How Well Does the Flu Vaccine Work? Mar 26th, 2013

While everyone seems to be recommending that we all get flu vaccines this winter, the evidence remains scant. The prestigious Cochrane Collaboration as recently reviewed the science behind our flu vaccine recommendations for well adults. According to these experts, the scientific studies show only minor benefits and rare but very serious side...

Myers Cocktail – Intravenous (IV) Therapy Mar 25th, 2013

I first learned about the intravenous (IV) “Myers cocktail” ten years ago while studying with Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. According to Dr. T., the Myers cocktail was a highly effective way to help patients get well and feel better. He did not offer a lot of evidence beyond his patients’ experience...

Meet Dr. Michael E. Doyle of Stamford Intergative Medicine Aug 28th, 2012

If you are tired of being tired …Irritable, depressed, anxious, overweight, unable to sleep and more.Being told that your problem is “all in your head.”Looking for a doctor who is an expert in both conventional and alternative medicine.We are Here to Help You …Identify and treat the underlying causes of...

Et tu, Spongebob Oct 3rd, 2011

We just got a little reminder that even a little cartoon viewing could have a negative effect on our kids. In this study, watching brief clips of the Spongebob Squarepants cartoon made 4 year-olds less able to stay on task.… study provides empirical evidence that watching a 9-minute episode of...

Who is Dr. Burzinski ? Jul 14th, 2011

Several months ago a patient mentioned some impressive alternative cancer treatments being done by a Dr Burzinski. Eventually, I found the time for some preliminary research. Well, I was impressed. I did not have time to investigate him thoroughly, but Burzinski’s story rang true and I put him on my very short...

This May Help Treat Smoking Addiction But Can Cause Heart Attack. Jul 6th, 2011

The newest drug to help people with their smoking addiction seems to cause heart attacks in a small but significant number of users:Our meta-analysis raises safety concerns about the potential for an increased risk of serious adverse cardiovascular events associated with the use of varenicline among tobacco users. Despite the...

Michael E Doyle: It’s A Boy! Jul 1st, 2011

We just had a new baby. On June 14th, my wife gave birth to a 7 lb 4 oz baby boy by C-section due to “breech presentation” (he was right-side up instead of the usual head first position). We’ve named him William Edward, after my father.He’s been in and out...

Jacques Hertoghe, MD Mar 7th, 2011

Jacques Hertoghe, MD is third-generation physician and thyroid specialist, the grandson of Eugene Hertoghe.Jacques Hertoghe was a third-generation Belgian physician and thyroid specialist. He was the grandson of Eugene Hertoghe. In the 1970s, this Hertoghe was so disappointed by the ineffectiveness of Europe’s synthetic thyroid treatments that he traveled to Colorado...

Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Feb 24th, 2011

Common signs and symptoms of  hypothyroidism include fatigue, cold hands and feet, hair loss, weakness, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, joint pain, muscle pain, muscle cramps, autoimmune disease, menstrual difficulties and much more. To learn more about other signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism please call 203-324-4747 to set up an...

Uptick in Febrile Seizures Tied to Flu Vaccine Jan 26th, 2011

Todd Neale of Medpage reported:“The FDA and CDC have detected an increase in reports of febrile seizures among children younger than 2 who received Fluzone, the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine made by Sanofi Pasteur. Fluzone is the only vaccine recommended for use during the current flu season in infants and...

Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Hormone Therapy Dec 20th, 2010

Diagnosis of Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Hormone TherapyUsually based on blood tests (TSH and others). I believe that the TSH can be misleading. I look for other evidence of low thyroid such as fatigue, hair loss, depression, dry skin, weight gain, cold hands, constipation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. to...

Low Fat Dairy Products Dec 14th, 2010

HistoryMilk and dairy products have been a staple food in many healthy cultures around the world for thousands of years.  The use of whole dairy products was even a basic tenet of American medicine well into the 20th century. “The Father of Modern Medicine”, Sir William Osler, routinely prescribed fresh,...

Chronic Calf Pain Sep 10th, 2010

Ideally, I would be doing more exercise. I’d like to do some kind interval training – run, jog, walk – but my calves won’t allow me. They begin to hurt whenever I run more than a small amount. I’ve tried physical therapy, stretching, insoles and the Graston technique. Graston helped,...

Diabetes Meds: Do These Medicines Save Lives? Sep 2nd, 2010

If it weren’t so sad it would be funny.There’s a big debate among medical researchers about whether one medicine for type 2 diabetes is more dangerous than another. One of them (rosiglitazone) may cause more heart attacks than the other one (pioglitazone). But the debate misses the point. The important question is, “do...

Pharmaceutical Prevention Fails Once Again Jul 19th, 2010

A new study just came out showing that cholesterol medications are not nearly as useful as we’ve been led to believe. Recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, this study looked at over 65,000 patients from 11 different studies who were at high risk for heart disease. The authors...

McDonald French Fries, Hydrogenated Oils and Heart Disease Jul 3rd, 2010

“Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent”So, McDonald’s is using hydrogenated vegetable oil (hydrogenated oil) to cook its French fries. These chemically altered fats are strongly linked to diabetes...

Normal Values for Tests Listed in Case Summaries Mar 29th, 2010

Urine17-ketosteroids5-15 mg/24 hr17-hydroxycorticosteroids (Porter-Silber)5-11 mg/24 hrCortisol metabolites (Michelakis)7-17 mgI24 hrFSH (follicle-stimulating hormone)8-32 mouse uterine units/24 hoursTotal estrogens4-60 mcgI24 hrBlooderythrocyte sedimentation rate20 mm/hr (female)Serum PB! (protein-bound iodine)3.8-8.0 mcg/dlSerum cholesterol150-260 mg/dlT3  sponge uptake40-60%T44.5-10.0 mcg/dlT3 index0.8-1.2T3  by RIA  (radioimmunoassay)65-215 ng/dlPlasma FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) female—pre-ovulatory15-30 mIU/mlmale5-40 mIU/mlPlasma ACTH by RIA15-100 pg/mlPlasma cortisol by RIA 8 AM15-25...

Breaking News: Thyroid Supply Feb 11th, 2010

I just spoke with Kenny Soejoto, COO of American Laboratories and he was extremely helpful in providing insight into the ongoing problems with the supply of natural desiccated thyroid such as Armour Thyroid, Westhroid and Nature-Throid. Below is my latest understanding of the situation.Thyroid Supply Facts:1- Am. Labs is the...

Homepage of Dr. William McK. Jefferies Jan 1st, 2010

(( Dr. Jefferies has retired from active medical practice. ))(Honorary) ProfessorDivision of Endocrinology and MetabolismUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesville, VirginiaCortisolSuccess of the human body’s defenses against stress (injury or infection, for example) depend critically on the ability of the adrenal glands to produce appropriate amounts of the hormone, cortisol....