Two common iron supplements may cause (aggressive) GI cancer

As the study itself states, it is not just the iron used in dietary supplements that may the dangerous. The type used on food fortification is just as dangerous and may be even more impactful since virtually all people eat commercial food on a daily basis while much fewer numbers consume iron supplements. The fact … Read more Two common iron supplements may cause (aggressive) GI cancer

Drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy may lower IQ (in sons)

Another study (the most comprehensive to date) that finds a strong link between pre-natal exposure to fluoride in drinking water and lower intelligence in the offspring. As the article aptly notes, the benefits of fluoride were never proven before it was introduced in drinking water throughout the US, and the topic had apparently been mired … Read more Drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy may lower IQ (in sons)

Chronic nerve pain may be caused by endotoxin, commercial food, and pharma drugs

I posted a few threads last year demonstrating that some cases of chronic nerve pain may be caused by a side effects of opioids – activation of TLR4. However, that study only looked at why certain patients using opioids for severe pain go on to develop chronic pain of phantom origin. As such, the study … Read more Chronic nerve pain may be caused by endotoxin, commercial food, and pharma drugs

Inhibiting fatty acid synthesis (FAS) dramatically improves sepsis survival rate

Yet another study that points the finger straight at fat as a key factor in one of the most common causes of inpatient hospital mortality – sepsis. Sepsis is currently considered to be a condition of infectious (bacterial) etiology, driven by endotoxin. However, in light of the new findings it may be more appropriate to … Read more Inhibiting fatty acid synthesis (FAS) dramatically improves sepsis survival rate

While estradiol falls, estrone rises with age and is much more relevant for estrogen-driven diseases

I posted a few studies in the past demonstrating that estrone (E1) and especially its long-lasting derivative estrone sulfate (E1S) are reliable biomarkers of both breast and prostate cancer progression/prognosis. However, for some reason the medical industry is obsessed with estradiol and since its levels plummet after menopause this has allowed doctors to declare menopause … Read more While estradiol falls, estrone rises with age and is much more relevant for estrogen-driven diseases

Mitochondrial damage and fatty acid buildup, not elevated glucose, may drive diabetes

Finally some common sense is coming out of mainstream medicine. The study below demonstrates that it is the buildup of fatty acid metabolites and mitochondrial damage that drives the chronic inflammation now known to be a major causative factor for diabetes II (T2DM). Aside from corroborating the role of fat in diabetes, as well as … Read more Mitochondrial damage and fatty acid buildup, not elevated glucose, may drive diabetes

Drostanolone (a DHT isomer) may treat prostate cancer

The bad news for the DHT-driven theory of prostate cancer just keep piling on. There have been at least 3 human trials in the last 5 years demonstrating that the direct injection of testosterone (T) into the prostate can stop advanced, inoperable prostate cancer. Instead of admitting what is quite obvious at this point – … Read more Drostanolone (a DHT isomer) may treat prostate cancer

Estrogen is a stress hormone, it can both trigger and potentiate the effects of stress

I was quite surprised to see this article in WebMD – a website that is bastion of mainstream medicine. It regularly promotes dogmas related serotonin, estrogen, oxytocin, growth hormone, etc and the myriad of “benefits” these substances bestow upon humans. However, a bit of truth apparently manages to slip through the censorship every once in … Read more Estrogen is a stress hormone, it can both trigger and potentiate the effects of stress

PUFA, from formula feeding or maternal obesity, may cause leukemia

Another great study, and one of the few that dares point the finger at medicine’s Holy Grail – the “essential fatty acids”. As the study aptly says, high levels of PUFA in the blood and especially higher levels of linoleic acid predict subsequent development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. While the study is … Read more PUFA, from formula feeding or maternal obesity, may cause leukemia

Aspirin now officially recommended for (colon) cancer prevention

It is only in the UK for now, but given how intertwined the health systems of most Western countries are I suspect it will soon spread to other health systems. Also, while the popular press article claims that the recommendation will only be for people with a specific genetic condition, the NHS UK website announcement … Read more Aspirin now officially recommended for (colon) cancer prevention