Stress (cortisol) can cause ANY autoimmune condition by disrupting gut barrier

A great new study that is not afraid to point out the paradox between mainstream medicine’s claims of beneficial effects of cortisol and the reality of “autoimmune” conditions more often than not being associated with elevated levels of CRH, ACTH and cortisol. The role of CRH as a causative factor in a number of chronic … Read more Stress (cortisol) can cause ANY autoimmune condition by disrupting gut barrier

High-salt diet strongly inhibits cancer growth

I am posting this study mostly as a response to the hostile exchanges I have had with doctors over what they claimed was “irresponsible” promotion of high salt intake. While these discussions mostly revolved around CVD, I also made claims that increased sodium intake would be protective for cancer as well. Needless to say, this … Read more High-salt diet strongly inhibits cancer growth

Pulmonary hypertension (usually fatal) likely driven by increased fat oxidation (FAO)

Most of my medically inclined readers are familiar with the “mysterious” condition pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). I put “mysterious” in quotes, because mainstream medicine claims that its cause is unknown, its onset is unpredictable, there is no cure, and females are affected 4-5 times more often than males. Sounds familiar? Yet, while we are being … Read more Pulmonary hypertension (usually fatal) likely driven by increased fat oxidation (FAO)

Epilepsy, as a result of brain injury (TBI), is caused by endotoxin receptor (TLR4)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a pathology affecting most often military staff exposed to explosions, competitive athletes in contact sports (especially in the NFL), accident victims, etc but lately has also been shown to occur in more benign situations such as repeated low-grade impacts such as playing soccer on a regular basis and heading the … Read more Epilepsy, as a result of brain injury (TBI), is caused by endotoxin receptor (TLR4)

Adrenaline suppresses the immune system and promotes viral infections

The timing of this study just could not have been better considering the current coronavirus epidemic. The study below demonstrates that both adrenaline and noradrenaline suppressed the immune system and both increases vulnerability to viral infection as well as increasing mortality after the infection takes hold. Conversely, blocking the adrenergic receptors increased survival rates by … Read more Adrenaline suppresses the immune system and promotes viral infections

Cortisol drives triple-negative breast cancer, androgens (DHT) are therapeutic

Another confirmation of a hypothesis made more than 100 years ago – i.e. all cancers are hormonally sensitive and to speak of a steroid-negative cancer is nonsense. If all cancers are driven by at least one steroid then it would make sense to discover what that steroid is and develop therapeutic interventions that block its … Read more Cortisol drives triple-negative breast cancer, androgens (DHT) are therapeutic

Exposure to fluoride actually damages teeth, even at low concentrations

Most adults are familiar with the much-publicized (and advertised) claims of public health authorities about the purported benefits of fluoride exposure for dental health. The official story is that by adding fluoride to tap water, people’s teeth are exposed to “low” concentration of fluoride, which has a strengthening effect on the enamel and makes it … Read more Exposure to fluoride actually damages teeth, even at low concentrations

Forcing the heart to burn glucose instead of fat may cure heart failure

One of the blockbuster studies I have seen over the last 12 months. It reads as if written by Peat himself and discusses tissue regeneration, Randle cycle, dietary control of metabolism, etc. AFAIK this is the first study brave enough to demonstrate that simply switching fuel types in an organism can have profound structural effects, … Read more Forcing the heart to burn glucose instead of fat may cure heart failure

Low-dose (but not high) niacinamide reverses reproductive decline in old females

A great new study, which once again confirms the importance of metabolism in “aging” disorders such as infertility (both female and male) and menopause. More specifically, it was the increase in NAD/NADH ratio that was the main mechanism of action behind the beneficial effects of nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) the study below discovered. Now, the study … Read more Low-dose (but not high) niacinamide reverses reproductive decline in old females

Antidepressants are physically addictive, should not be taken long-term

What is surprising about this study is not that antidepressant drugs are addictive. We have known this (despite the vehement denials from pharma executives) even way back before those drugs got approved for human use. What is surprising in this study is that for the first time there is an admission in mainstream media about … Read more Antidepressants are physically addictive, should not be taken long-term