Heart failure deaths on the rise in younger US adults

The bad news for younger Americans just keep on coming. In addition to lethal cancers, diabetes, stroke, CVD, infertility, etc now we can add yet another “old man” disease to the list of banes inflicting the “young”. Heart failure is a condition traditionally seen in people 65 and older, and mortality from it has been … Read more Heart failure deaths on the rise in younger US adults

Endocrine disruptors in sunscreen absorb systemically after just one day of use, persist for days

So much for the safety of sunscreen. Of course, the article immediately goes on the defensive and warns against stopping sunscreen. It even includes gems like “The sun is the real enemy here” and keeps repeating the mantra that it is all about risk-benefits analysis. Yet, even MSM is forced to admit that the several … Read more Endocrine disruptors in sunscreen absorb systemically after just one day of use, persist for days

Height is dependent on diet quality, not genes

I posted a few threads in the past demonstrating that gene are likely not the main driver of height, despite the mainstream dogma vehement claiming to the contrary. Intelligence and height are often presented as two of the most genetically driven variables of any given human. Below is yet another study demonstrating that switching to … Read more Height is dependent on diet quality, not genes

Study links stroke to vitamin B1 deficiency

The study was observational but I am inclined to see a causative role of the deficiency for stroke. My inclination stems from the thousands of intervention studies with vitamin B1 to treat a host of neurological issues including accelerating recovery from stroke. In addition, chronic alcoholics in withdrawal are routinely given vitamin B1 in hospitals … Read more Study links stroke to vitamin B1 deficiency

SSRI drugs during pregnancy cause child autism, antiserotonin drugs cure it

Yet another study pointing the finger directly at serotonin as a major causative factor in autism. This study comes just days after I made the post on decreased allopregnanolone synthesis by placenta as a possible cause of autism. It pains me just to think that currently all SSRI drugs are rated as safe for pregnant … Read more SSRI drugs during pregnancy cause child autism, antiserotonin drugs cure it

Cosmology is nothing but a collection of fictional beasts and folktales

I did not expect to see this article come out of the Scientific American but I guess the situation is becoming untenable and somebody has to call the scam that “theoretical physicists” have been running for more than a century. Both a scientific and financial scam that is. As the article aptly points out, the … Read more Cosmology is nothing but a collection of fictional beasts and folktales

The people with the world’s healthiest hearts eat a 70%+ carbohydrate diet

So much for carbs making you fat, diabetic, sick and old. This is a nice corroboration of the other thread I posted on Okinawan diet. The author of this study actually mentions the Okinawan people as second-most-healthy in terms of cardiovascular system. The Tsimane diet has the same amount of protein as the Western diets … Read more The people with the world’s healthiest hearts eat a 70%+ carbohydrate diet

Vitamin D may be a safe, seizure-minimizing epilepsy treatment

Note that the title is the actual opinion of the study authors, and not my interpretation. The study lasted 12 weeks and used 5,000 IU vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) daily. Beneficial effects on seizures were visible after 6 weeks and were correlated with normalizing vitamin D levels in the seizure patients, all of whom had various … Read more Vitamin D may be a safe, seizure-minimizing epilepsy treatment

Allopregnanolone deficiency during pregnancy causes autism

Yet another study that links prenatal stress with the offspring developing autism. The rates of autism have been steadily rising over the last 3 decades but the medical profession claims this is simply due to better diagnostic methods. The fact that the health of general population, and especially young women of child-bearing age, is declining … Read more Allopregnanolone deficiency during pregnancy causes autism

Elevated serotonin increases criminal activity

The study looked at correlations between ambient temperature and criminal activity and found that higher temperatures correlate with reduced SERT density and as such elevated extracellular serotonin. The SERT protein is the one that deactivates serotonin and it is a sodium-dependent protein. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serotonin_transporter Unfortunately, the popular press article that picked up this study included their … Read more Elevated serotonin increases criminal activity