DHT may treat prostate cancer, estrogen (E2) strongly promotes it

As I have posted many times over the last 4-5 years and discussed numerous times on Danny Roddy’s podcasts, the so-called “androgen hypothesis” (as in androgens being a cause) of prostate cancer appears to be little more than untenable conjectures often combined with outright fraud. What’s worse, millions of men are not only being chemically … Read more

Cholesterol and saturated fat are anabolic; PUFA/MUFA akin to chemical castration

A pair of interesting study and a commentary in the highly respected Journals of Gerontology. Namely, higher cholesterol intake is associated with much higher lean muscle mass accrual as a result of weight lifting. Interestingly, higher protein intake was not. Even more interestingly, and much to the chagrin of the medical industry, the increased dietary … Read more

Oral free/base (unesterified) testosterone is more effective and safer than synthetic AAS

A number of my blog readers contacted me over the last 2 weeks and urged me to write this post in response to the recent FDA approval of the first oral testosterone (T) product in the USA. The approved product will contain the testosterone ester undecanoateĀ in the form of tablets. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-new-oral-testosterone-capsule-treatment-men-certain-forms-hypogonadism Well here is my … Read more

Rats play hide-and-seek for the fun of it, just like humans

Slowly but surely, the foundations of the “pathological science” – initiated and patronized by corporations like GE – are crumbling. One of the tenets of this “science” is the “false” human tendency for anthropomorphism – i.e. ascribing human qualities, abilities, and behaviors to “primitive” animals. The famed linguist Noam Chomsky is another known critique of … Read more

Vitamin E restores cardiac health after heart attack

A great study that gives vitamin E a much deserved exposure in mainstream media. A few years ago, vitamin E was lambasted by the press for failing to prevent prostate cancer and heart attacks. Yet, upon a more careful look, it quickly becomes evident that those trials were handicapped from the start in a way … Read more

Gut serotonin (due to bacteria) is the master regulator of metabolism, insulin sensitivity, and weight

Over the last year I posted a number of studies demonstrating strong link between serotonin and chronic conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, and even diabetes. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41366-018-0047-8 https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-03-obesity-trigger-human-gut.html However, when those studies came out the medical authorities immediately countered with the argument that it is not serotonin that is the culprit but changes in the … Read more

Reversing human aging likely possible with progesterone / DHEA

I decided to make a post on this topic after seeing the popular press articles about a study claiming reversal of human biological (as opposed to chronological) aging. That study used human growth hormone (HGH), DHEA and metformin combination as an intervention that restores thymus health and thus reverses immunosenescence (immune system aging). It is … Read more

Aspirin as effective as Viagra for ED, but with much fewer side effects

Yet another blockbuster drug may turn out to be nothing more than a well-marketed gimmick, which while not entirely a scam can be replaced with cheaper, safer alternatives that also have much lower potential for side effects. The drug in question is Viagra, and the humble, just-as-effective substitute is aspirin. A group of doctors out … Read more

Supplementation with (long chain) saturated fats protects liver from alcohol

As many of my readers already know, there are a number of human studies, going back to at least the 1960s, demonstrating that supplementation with saturated fats (SFA) protects the liver from damage induced by alcohol. I fact, supplementation with SFA not only prevents alcohol-induced liver damage but actually fully reverses the fibrosis/cirrhosis induced by … Read more

Testosterone does NOT impair empathy in men

I am sure most readers are quite familiar with the cliche that testosterone (T) is what drives stereotypical “boy behavior” – aggressiveness, carelessness, impulsive behavior, risk taking, cheating, and of course the militaristic attitude characterized by lack of (or reduced) empathy. As I mentioned in several previous posts, most of these behaviors seem to be … Read more