Intermittent fasting (IF) ineffective and may even be dangerous

I have no doubt the findings of this study will quickly get dismissed by the massive industry that has formed around the idea that ANY weight loss is a good thing, and, just as importantly, if you lose weight while torturing yourself (in this with fasting) somehow the “gains” are even more worthwhile. Well, the … Read more Intermittent fasting (IF) ineffective and may even be dangerous

Melanoma defined by increased fatty acid synthesis and unsaturation

Yet another study implicating dysregulated fatty acid, instead of glucose, metabolism in cancer cells. Namely, the expression and activity of the enzyme fatty acid synthase (FASN) is increased in melanoma cells. Another interesting finding of the study is the increased unsaturation of the accumulated fats inside the tumor. The FASN enzyme synthesizes palmitic acid (PA) … Read more Melanoma defined by increased fatty acid synthesis and unsaturation

Drop in mom’s thyroid levels, undetectable by blood tests, tanks child IQ

I am posting this article mostly for the specific quote corroborating Peat’s writing that thyroid blood tests are very unreliable and always have to be interpreted together with other “biomarkers” of thyroid function such as pulse, core temperature, muscle tone, reflexes, etc before a comprehensive diagnosis can be made. In fact, the article says even … Read more Drop in mom’s thyroid levels, undetectable by blood tests, tanks child IQ

Pre-existing COVID-19 immunity in 20%-50% of people – better than vaccines?

A fascinating article that is unfortunately not getting any coverage in mainstream media (MSM). The review is published in BMJ, which is both surprising and also gives it that much more weight. That may be a reason why it is not being covered by MSM – because it argues not only in favor of pre-existing … Read more Pre-existing COVID-19 immunity in 20%-50% of people – better than vaccines?

Policosanol is antiviral and a potent inducer of anti-aging gene Klotho

This post is a good complement to the recent ones I did on androgens, estrogens and their opposing effects on the expression of the anti-aging gene Klotho. While I was doing research on that gene, I had a “random” thought pop up in my mind. It is well-known that some Caribbean countries have a very … Read more Policosanol is antiviral and a potent inducer of anti-aging gene Klotho

Androgens boost, estrogen inhibits, anti-aging gene Klotho

This post has two main messages, based on the studies below. Namely, androgens (and especially DHT) potently increase the expression of the anti-aging gene Klotho while estrogens strikingly decrease its expression. Moreover, the more potent the androgen, in terms of androgen receptor (AR) agonism, the more robustly it increases Klotho. Conversely, the most potent the … Read more Androgens boost, estrogen inhibits, anti-aging gene Klotho

Estrogen lowers T, DHT, and fertility; inhibits 5α-Reductase (5-AR)

I am posting this study below as a response to numerous angry emails I have been getting over the years. People sending me those emails just cannot accept the idea that estrogen can be detrimental for males (and females as well), and that estrogen levels are directly antagonistic to the male phenotype. This “‘male antagonism” … Read more Estrogen lowers T, DHT, and fertility; inhibits 5α-Reductase (5-AR)

Blocking cortisol may treat even terminal cancers

The metabolic causes of cancer are slowly starting to be recognized, and especially the role of cortisol. I recently did a post on the role of cortisol in triple-negative breast cancer and the protective effects of androgens such as DHT. Now, mainstream medicine does not deny that androgens have therapeutic role in breast cancer (BC) … Read more Blocking cortisol may treat even terminal cancers

PUFA exacerbate, saturated fats (SFA) / albumin / calcium ameliorate COVID-19

A few months ago I posted about a study discussing the role of lipid peroxidation in the COVID-19 pathology. While that study did not make any statements about effects of diet on the disease course/outcome, it did suggest lipid peroxidation blockers such as vitamin E would be therapeutic. Now, we have another study that points … Read more PUFA exacerbate, saturated fats (SFA) / albumin / calcium ameliorate COVID-19

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by histamine and serotonin

I did not expect to see this statement in a mainstream science news outlet, but here it is below. I am starting to see a change in attitude towards serotonin but mainstream medicine is careful about its game. Somehow, the message about serotonin has now split into two separate, nonsensical ones – i.e. there are … Read more Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by histamine and serotonin