“Anti-aging” hormone (hGH) may actually shorten life

The duo of hGH/IGF-1 does not need an introduction. Hardly a day passes without some ad on TV promoting the latest and greatest product that “naturally boosts” either hGH or IGF-1 levels. The two hormones have an almost perfect correlation – each one inducing the endogenous synthesis of the other. Clinics catering to the super … Read more “Anti-aging” hormone (hGH) may actually shorten life

Vitamin D/K combo increases penis size as much as surgery

A very interesting study, not only because of its obvious social implications but also because it confirms the anabolic effects of the vitamin D/K combination, as well as the likely androgenic effects of vitamin D. I could not help but pronounce the D/K combo in my head as “dee-k” 🙂 Another interesting finding of the … Read more Vitamin D/K combo increases penis size as much as surgery

Bacteria in colon (microbiome) more exception than rule in nature

One of the criticisms against Peat’s views that I most commonly hear is that his ideas on the pathogenicity of colon bacteria is plain wrong, and that having a vibrant microbiome is key to good health. I have been told by biologists that apparently the presence of a microbiome is the norm in mammals and, … Read more Bacteria in colon (microbiome) more exception than rule in nature

Pregnenolone may be a potent antibiotic, even for lethal infections

This is an old case study, reporting dramatic results from treatment with high doses pregnenolone (acetate ester) for an intractable bacterial infection that was rapidly spreading and proved resistant to all other therapies. The dose of pregnenolone (acetate) used was high – 100mg twice daily for a 6 year old child. That would correspond to … Read more Pregnenolone may be a potent antibiotic, even for lethal infections

Alzheimer Disease (AD) linked to PUFA accumulation in brain

So much for the “beneficial” effects of PUFA. What makes this study particularly interesting is that it calls into question a favorite defensive maneuver of clinical nutritionists. Namely, when challenged about the known inflammatory effects of omega-6 fatty acids, most medical professionals make a desperate claim that omega-3 fatty acids are actually protective and we … Read more Alzheimer Disease (AD) linked to PUFA accumulation in brain

Dietary fat, not carbs or protein, makes people fat

The study below adds some evidence to the debate that is has been raging for decades – i.e. just what dietary component contributes the most to weight gain. The current favorite “villain” of clinical nutrition are carbohydrates, especially their easily digestible form such as sucrose, fructose, glucose, lactose, etc. The public space is littered with … Read more Dietary fat, not carbs or protein, makes people fat

Drop in dopamine behind giving up

I would have much preferred if the authors of the study below investigated the level of serotonin and its relation to giving up (“learned helplessness” anyone?), but I suppose the dogma of serotonin is still too “sacred” to be questioned in biomedical research. So, instead of saying that elevated serotonin causes despair and giving up, … Read more Drop in dopamine behind giving up

TSH in the mid-normal range can cause female infertility

A great study that exposes the utter absurdity of the ranges currently defined as “normal” for a number of biomarkers, but especially for TSH, prolactin, testosterone, estrogen, liver function, albumin, etc. Out of those, perhaps the most absurd example is the range for TSH. The “normal” range for TSH has been redefined a number of … Read more TSH in the mid-normal range can cause female infertility

Thyroid hormone (T3) therapy may treat multiple sclerosis (MS)

A great study, which directly demonstrates that the demyelination seen in this “autoimmune” condition targeting the nervous system is driven by low levels of T3. Conversely, the study also found that administration of either plain T3 or a synthetic analog was able to restore the myelin sheet and ameliorate the disease. As such, MS is … Read more Thyroid hormone (T3) therapy may treat multiple sclerosis (MS)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may be simply hypothyroidism

The rate of CFS in the general population has been steadily increasing over the last 2 decades. While mainstream medicine refuses to accept the pathology as objectively existing condition, an off-label diagnosis of CFS is often communicated by a doctor to a patient, and is explained as being a “functional” idiopathic disorder for which currently … Read more Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may be simply hypothyroidism