Fasting ineffective for shrinking belly fat, may actually increase it

Hopefully, this study will give some serious food for thought to people who use (intermittent) fasting (IF) with the goal of losing excess weight. A recent post of mine discussed that IF is ineffective for fat loss and actually leads to loss of lean mass. The lead author of that study, himself an IF practitioner … Read more

Mitochondrial debris leaking in bloodstream may cause autoimmune disease

This has been a recurring topic in my posts, and I am glad to see that more and more scientists are starting to take seriously the idea that chronic stress may be the ultimate cause of most/all “autoimmune” conditions. The whole idea of the immune system suddenly starting to attack an organ/tissue is quite bizarre … Read more

Inhibiting respiration/metabolism reliably causes bipolar disorder

Just a quick post on a study, which claims to have established a reliable method for inducing bipolar disorder in an animal model. This reliable method consists simply of administering a low-dose of a mitochondrial inhibitor. More specifically, an inhibitor of complex I of the electron transport chain (ETC). The chronic, low-dose administration reliably reproduced … Read more

Glucose + vitamin B3 combo synergistic for treating mitochondrial disease

A very interesting study, which demonstrates the unique synergy between glucose and vitamin B3 in treating deficiencies of function in Complex I & II of the electron transport chain (ETC). Deficiencies on those metabolic steps are the most common causes for the wide varieties of debilitating symptoms (or even death) in people with “inborn” mitochondrial … Read more

Serotonin may be the “aggression hormone” in most living organisms

So much for the “happiness hormone”, which medicine keeps telling us should be kept as high as possible. This idiotic hypothesis gave birth to an entire drug industry, which continues to poison people to this day with its SSRI drugs, despite solid evidence that they are no better than placebo, do not reduce depressive symptoms, … Read more

Nine out of ten COVID-19 deaths may be due to vitamin D deficiency

A remarkable claim in this study, but not really surprising to people who have been studying the vitamin D effects on the immune system. While the study was observational, as the authors explain, the correlation between vitamin D insufficiency and COVID-19 mortality was so high that the authors do not think any other explanation is … Read more

Surgery no better than placebo – doctors are superfluous

A great article that should give a serious food for thought even to the most ardent defenders of allopathic medicine. Despite the findings of the (in)famous Dr. Ioannidis that 80%+ percent of most clinical trials for drugs are bunk, one of the unassailable bastions of medicine has always been surgery. I mean, how many people … Read more

DHT better (and safer) than testosterone for improving blood pressure, insulin levels

A great human study on the beneficial effects of androgens for a variety of metabolic biomarkers associated with insulin resistance and diabetes II. The only gripe I have with this study is that they claim it was conducted with “healthy” men when in reality all men had low plasma total testosterone (PTT), which of course … Read more

Even mainstream medicine admits many claims about sugar are myths

It is always nice to see when a outpost of mainstream medicine tries to set the record straight on something as controversial as refined sugar. My personal favorites are the myths on sugar and causal links to diabetes / cancer. Apparently, there is solid evidence those links are myths. Yet, every doctor I ever met … Read more

DHT / Progesterone / aspirin treat, cortisol ineffective, PUFA promotes prostate cancer

A great study, albeit in-vitro, that once again throws into doubt the entire hypothesis behind prostate cancer. First, it proves the key role of PUFA in the genesis and progression of prostate cancer by demonstrating that inhibitors of the COX enzyme (responsible for synthesizing prostaglandins from PUFA) are therapeutic even when used as a monotherapy. … Read more