COVID-19/SARS may be due simply to serum PUFA and its peroxidation

During the last podcast with Danny Roddy, Dr. Peat and I discussed the role of elevated free fatty acids (FFA) in the blood as facilitators of viral infection. I opined that the hydrophilic nature of PUFA circulating in the blood increases the permeability of cells and allows for easier viral entry inside the cell and … Read more

Aspirin – a new osteoporosis drug

A study published almost a decade ago made the bold claim that aspirin may be a novel drug for osteoporosis. However, the study did not get much traction and was in fact mocked by medical professionals since mainstream medicine considered the known anti-estrogenic effects of aspirin to be incompatible with a bone-protective effect. The … Read more

Serotonin antagonists as treatment for COVID-19 / SARS

A quick post to let my Twitter followers know that serotonin is implicated in viral diseases as well. I have posted in the past about the therapeutic effects of cyproheptadine and Benadryl on severe viral infections such as Ebola, HIV or even rabies. The serotonin antagonist below has already been observed to treat SARS caused … Read more

Serotonin may be a cause of hemorrhoids and tinnitus

The two conditions mentioned in the title of the post are quite pervasive among Western societies and their cause is, of course, officially labelled as unknown. While medicine claims that no treatment exists for tinnitus the only approved curative treatment for hemorrhoids is surgery and like any other surgical treatment of varicose veins, the problems … Read more

Studies in animals often use stressful methods that produce invalid results

Back in 2012, when I first started writing about the benefits of steroids such as pregnenolone, I often got emails quoting the study below as evidence that pregnenolone and related steroids amplify instead of mitigate the stress response (HPA axis). “…We chose IP injection to assess neuroactive steroids effects at the central level because … Read more

Pregnenolone safe and effective in big human trial for back pain

About 2 years ago I posted about a study that suggested pregnenolone may relieve low-back pain in humans. At the time, a bigger human clinical trial was planned and the results of that trial were just released. Pregnenolone, slowly titrated to reach doses of 500mg/day, was found to be safe and effective for low-back pain … Read more

Restoring metabolism prevents / reverses “permanent” nerve damage

Yet another study demonstrating the crucial role cellular metabolism plays in pathological processes. While most of the posts on this blog deal with beneficial effects of improving OXPHOS on various chronic diseases, the study below demonstrates that the same may be true in acute pathologies such as traumatic injury, especially in tissues with high energy … Read more

Restoring energy production in immune cells is therapeutic in cancer

The title of the popular press article is kind of the reverse of mine – i.e. cancer cells evade treatment by blocking energy production in immune cells (T-cells). However, my title still holds since the actual study did show that restoring energy production in T-cells restores the effectiveness of immune-boosting therapies for cancer. Either way, … Read more

Vitamin C and Immuno-Oncology

Just posting this to keep my readers aware that after mocking Linus Pauling for half a century mainstream medicine now seems eager to embrace his therapies of cancer using high-doe vitamin C. Unfortunately, it appears even staff writers at ScienceMag are unaware that therapies with vitamin C have already been proven effective and one of … Read more

Asthma is driven by endotoxin and its receptors (TLR4, TLR5)

Yet another study demonstrating the crucial role of the endotoxin/LPS (and its sentinel receptors) in a chronic idiopathic condition – in this case asthma. The cause of asthma is, as usual, officially claimed to be unknown but it is known that asthma can be exacerbated by environmental pollution (even though a causal relationship is flatly … Read more