Parkinson Disease (PD) may begin in the gut

The article below is one of at least 20 I have seen in just 2020 alone that are starting to draw attention to the metabolic/inflammatory origins of yet another neurological disease of “mysterious” origin – namely, Parkinson Disease (PD). What makes this article both interesting and infuriating is that apparently the connection between gut pathology, … Read more Parkinson Disease (PD) may begin in the gut

The social fabric in Western countries may be unraveling

In one of Peat’s recent newsletters he mentioned that there is an epidemic of mental disease in the population because the evil system these people live is preventing them from living their lives “meaningfully, creatively”. A recent study corroborated Peat’s writings on the truly abysmal state of mental health in young people. Add to that … Read more The social fabric in Western countries may be unraveling

Hypothyroidism can cause anxiety, panic attacks and other mental issues

One of the few studies that is at least attempting to frame mental health issues in terms of endocrinology. More specifically, the study below demonstrated that people with Hashimoto disease have drastically increased rates of anxiety, panic attacks and risks for other mental health disorders. More importantly, treatment with an NSAID (ibuprofen) and thyroxine (T4) … Read more Hypothyroidism can cause anxiety, panic attacks and other mental issues

Simply inhaling endotoxin (LPS) may cause Parkinson Disease (PD)

The role of endotoxin (LPS) in neurodegenerative diseases is becoming more and more recognized, despite claims by mainstream medicine that LPS only poses danger to people with severely compromised livers. However, even scientists that are aware of the causative role of LPS in those diseases focus mostly on the absorption of LPS from colon into … Read more Simply inhaling endotoxin (LPS) may cause Parkinson Disease (PD)

Many “inert” additives in drugs and food are actually active and toxic

In addition to the recent legal/health fiascoes with talc and titanium dioxide we now have evidence that hundreds of other “inert” additives in commercial/pharma drugs (and food too) are not at all inert and in fact affect multiple physiological pathways, often in a strongly detrimental manner. http://excipients.ucsf.bkslab.org/ https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6502/403 https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/07/418146/some-inert-drug-ingredients-may-be-biologically-active “…Some supposedly inert ingredients in common … Read more Many “inert” additives in drugs and food are actually active and toxic

Progesterone – not a sex hormone, but a systemic health hormone

An older study, but some great information in there. Not only does it call attention to the fallacy of progesterone being nothing more than a “sex” hormone, but it also warns about the fallacy of equating the synthetic progestins with bioidentical progesterone. At least, when it comes to vascular/heart/muscle effects. Over the last 15 years … Read more Progesterone – not a sex hormone, but a systemic health hormone

Childhood stress / deprivation leads to early puberty / aging

The evidence that adult health problems have their roots in childhood or even prenatally continues to accumulate. The study below demonstrates that children who have experienced violence, trauma, deprivation or have had generally stressful childhoods not only enter puberty much earlier but are on average several years older (biologically) than their peers. While being several … Read more Childhood stress / deprivation leads to early puberty / aging

Declining vision from aging can be restored by staring at red light

The rates of cataracts, glaucoma, and other vision problems continue to rise and the increasingly aging world population will likely see this problem worsen in the coming years/decades. As such, therapeutic interventions that improve vision are desperately needed. The study below now adds declining vision to the list of problems now known to be caused … Read more Declining vision from aging can be restored by staring at red light

Lab animals kept under stressful conditions, thus affecting study results

Several months ago, I did a post on just how stressful the IP administration method is for lab animals. That method is considered the de-facto standard for steroid studies, yet it appears it is so stressful that it can easily produce invalid results due to the its strong effects on the HPA axis and overall … Read more Lab animals kept under stressful conditions, thus affecting study results

Estrogen directly causes polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

The worldwide rates of PCOS are skyrocketing, and have more than doubled over the last 10 years. Currently, about 12% of women in child-bearing age living in “developed” countries have PCOS and as a result struggle with infertility, diabetes, CVD, acne, bone issues, and even cancer. The fact that infertility is almost always present in … Read more Estrogen directly causes polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)