Low, not high, metabolism creates oxidative stress

A hugely popular tenet of the “rate of living” theory is that the higher the metabolic rate the more reactive oxygen species (ROS) an organism produces. ROS elevation has already been implicated in a host of chronic disease including diabetes, CVD, cancer, neurological conditions and even mental health disorders. However, the explanation of higher ROS … Read more Low, not high, metabolism creates oxidative stress

Lowering estrogen prevents memory decline in menopausal females

As many of my readers know, the WHI studies were highly detrimental to the profits of the estrogen industry. Every since the results of those studies came out, the estrogen industry has been trying to undermine the findings and re-introduce estrogen HRT for women with the claims that estrogen is highly beneficial if used in … Read more Lowering estrogen prevents memory decline in menopausal females

Estrogen can both cause and exacerbate Lupus

A quick post as a response to a recent argument I had over email with an endocrinologist who follows me on Twitter. His claim was that the causes of Lupus are currently unknown but are likely “multifactorial” and me ascribing such causes to “isolated peculiarities” such as endotoxin (LPS) or estrogen is unwarranted. The fact … Read more Estrogen can both cause and exacerbate Lupus

Aspirin has dramatically lower bleeding risk than pharma anticoagulants

Just a quick post that adds to the mountain of evidence contradicting the fearmongering about aspirin we hear on a daily basis from every doctor who manages to get some TV time. It has been known for a while that aspirin lowers bleeding risk in brain and GI tract, despite being an anti-coagulant drug itself. … Read more Aspirin has dramatically lower bleeding risk than pharma anticoagulants

Dietary PUFA in childhood causes diabetes and irreversible (male) infertility

A great study, which corroborates the discussion in another recent post of mine on PUFA’s role in infertility and insulin-resistance / diabetes. However, the study below found that the infertility caused by dietary PUFA exposure were NOT reversible upon discontinuation of the high-fat (both PUFA and MUFA) diet, while previous studies found that the infertility … Read more Dietary PUFA in childhood causes diabetes and irreversible (male) infertility

Alcohol causes liver (and other organ) damage by lowering NAD/NADH ratio

A neat little study, which demonstrates once again the crucial role of energy and optimal redox status in a public health issue that has now reached catastrophic proportions. Namely, alcohol-related morbidity and mortality. Those have always been an issue in any developed country but since the start of the “pandemic” have exacerbated dramatically. As most … Read more Alcohol causes liver (and other organ) damage by lowering NAD/NADH ratio

Asthma can be caused by endotoxin (LPS)…from air filters

Not a clickbait title but the actual (and fascinating) findings of several studies. I think the biggest find here is that endotoxin (LPS) can directly cause asthma and exacerbate already existing asthma. To my knowledge, while mainstream medicine does admit that asthma is an inflammatory condition, it continues to insist that the direct cause is … Read more Asthma can be caused by endotoxin (LPS)…from air filters

Netherlands Approves Euthanasia Of Children / Babies

I am posting this simply as an example of just how insane the world is rapidly becoming. Considering doctors around the world have had no problem giving morphine to terminally ill patients until they expire on their own, I really don’t see what good the explicit permission to euthanize children of ANY age does to … Read more Netherlands Approves Euthanasia Of Children / Babies

Keto diet can cause lethal kidney failure

The bad news for the low-carb diets just keep piling on. This case report is about a young and (presumably) healthy Indian actress, which quickly deteriorated and eventually died of kidney failure while subjecting herself to the keto diet. Before the hate mail starts pouring into my mailbox, please read the article as it explains … Read more Keto diet can cause lethal kidney failure

Obesity “paradox” strikes again – protection against COVID-19

I suspect this one will not go down will with the “lean is always good” crowd, which consists predominantly of members of the medical profession. Aside from all the health risks of obesity for pretty much any chronic disease, the news over the last 6 months have been replete with warning from all kinds of … Read more Obesity “paradox” strikes again – protection against COVID-19