Statins more than double the risk of diabetes compared to non-users

Yet another damning study on the toxic effects of drugs whose main effect (lowering cholesterol by blocking its synthesis) is already known to be harmful and has no evidence behind its claimed benefits. So, we can now add diabetes to the list of cancer, ALS, dementia, birth defects, osteoporosis, infertility, premature aging, mental health orders, … Read more Statins more than double the risk of diabetes compared to non-users

The Coming Ice Age

I posted a few threads on the controversial ideas that the climate change we are seeing is not really global warming but global cooling, with the latter being driven by changes in the Sun’s magnetic field. As it turns out, this idea of cyclical Ice Age periods gripping the Earth every 10,000 – 12,000 years … Read more The Coming Ice Age

Serotonin excess, not dopamine deficiency, may be the cause of Parkinson

One of the most paradigm-challenging studies I have seen this year and, unsurprisingly, mainstream media is pulling all sorts of tricks to avoid naming the culprit directly. Even the press release and the study abstract are worded in a convoluted way, talking about a “serotonin dysfunction” instead of what the results of the study demonstrated … Read more Serotonin excess, not dopamine deficiency, may be the cause of Parkinson

Vast majority (90%) of depression cases are caused by stress

In case anybody continues to doubt the stress-depression connection and/or their doctor tries to convince them their depression is due to genetic predisposition, below is an eye-opening statement from the mighty WebMD – the mouthpiece of mainstream medicine. As the article states, about 10% of people fall into depression without a stressful event. This is … Read more Vast majority (90%) of depression cases are caused by stress

Endocrine disruptors (BPA) can cause autism several generations later

In one of his recent newsletters, as well several KMUD interviews, Peat mentioned that the effects of GMO foods and other environmental toxins would not be immediately visible. In fact, they would take several generations to manifest and by the say third, forth, fifth generations we would start seeing things like sterility, cancer, neurodenegerative disease, … Read more Endocrine disruptors (BPA) can cause autism several generations later

Deficiency of vitamin K involved in age-related disability / frailty

A nice study illustrating that vitamin K deficiency may be one of the reasons people become frail with age. Age-relate disability/frailty is one the leading causes of death in the elderly, behind infections and iatrogenic causes. Given the role of vitamin K in the synthesis of osteocalcin and consequently insulin and steroids, the findings of … Read more Deficiency of vitamin K involved in age-related disability / frailty

Playfulness, novelty, and leisure are vital for progress and true knowledge

About a year ago I made a post arguing that leisure, desire, playfulness and relaxation are vital for learning and knowledge. The study below now argues that unstructured play similar to the way children play is absolutely vital for making progress in any aspect of life, be that science, technology, politics or even every human … Read more Playfulness, novelty, and leisure are vital for progress and true knowledge

People with more intellectual humility have superior (general) knowledge

A really good study, which may suggest the arrogant “experts” running society are probably a lot less knowledgeable and wise then they would have us believe. The study is also potentially a corroboration of the Dunning-Kruger Effect. So, it looks like it is better to be surrounded by humble people. There is no guarantee that … Read more People with more intellectual humility have superior (general) knowledge

Nitrates in tap water may cause 12,500+ cancer cases annually

Despite the billions of dollars poured into advertising by municipal water authorities trying to convince people, the evidence for the negative effects of drinking such water just keeps piling on. And if fluoride in tap water and all of its ill effects was not enough of a concern, we now have another good reason to … Read more Nitrates in tap water may cause 12,500+ cancer cases annually

Niacinamide, tetracyclines may prevent / reverse vascular calcification

The study below demonstrates that vascular (and other soft tissue) calficiation depends on overpexression of the enzyme Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP). Inhibiting the synthesis/activity of that enzyme prevented vascular calficiation, and as such can be a powerful prevention tool for CVD and in general any ischemic event. The study used minocycline (a tetracycline-family antibiotic) as … Read more Niacinamide, tetracyclines may prevent / reverse vascular calcification