Male fertility depends on intensity of (sperm) metabolism

Yet another aspect of health that turns out to be directly controlled by quality/speed of metabolism. I made a few posts in the past demonstrating that progesterone and pregnenolone activate a calcium channel (CatSper) specific to progesterone, which greatly increases sperm motility. https://www.nature.com/articles/nature09767 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160317150803.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160317150803.htm However, I suspected that this is not the whole story behind … Read more Male fertility depends on intensity of (sperm) metabolism

Aging likely caused by decreased respiration / metabolism, not genetic mutations

It looks like after a century of utter idiotism in biology and medicine, those two disciplines may finally be getting on the right course. Despite the fact that the “rate of living” theory is still the dominant theory of aging in the halls of academia, a new generation of scientists is emerging that is not … Read more Aging likely caused by decreased respiration / metabolism, not genetic mutations

Humans have a ‘salamander-like’ ability to regrow cartilage

The title says it all, but the study authors make the unfortunate/handicapped conclusion that while we may very well be able to regrow cartilage, we cannot regrow limbs. Well, multiple animal studies I posted in the last beg to disagree and point to both high metabolism and progesterone as potent regenerative factors that may be … Read more Humans have a ‘salamander-like’ ability to regrow cartilage

Blue light accelerates aging and reduces lifespan by more than 50%

In one of his interviews, Peat mentioned that red light exposure may be the most fundamental protective factor in nature, and that a deficiency of it (as commonly seen in Western lifestyles) may be the main driver of systemic aging and the diseases associated with it. The study below provides strong evidence in support of … Read more Blue light accelerates aging and reduces lifespan by more than 50%

Allopregnanolone as a treatment of Alzheimer Disease (AD)

It looks like the recent FDA approval of allopregnanolone (ALLO) for postpartum depression may open the floodgates to ton of new research with this steroid, as well as with its reliable precursors such as pregnenolone and progesterone. I posted several studies in the past demonstrating that pregnenolone, progesterone and ALLO are all endotoxin antagonists and … Read more Allopregnanolone as a treatment of Alzheimer Disease (AD)

Niacinamide may restore female fertility in old age

The mainstream medical dogma is that after the onset of menopause, female reproductive potential is essentially zero. I posted a thread recently that challenged that dogma and demonstrated that infertility is essentially an energetic dysfunction process and can be reversed with exposure to red light. Fertility depends on metabollism (ATP), not age Now, the study … Read more Niacinamide may restore female fertility in old age

Imagination is crucial for altruism

A great study that once again links altruistic behavior with metabolism and energetics. I posted in the past about the studies on egalitarian beliefs / attitudes being more energetically expensive than selfish ones, and as such implying that people with the former beliefs are in better metabolic health. Egalitarian Values Require Mental Effort: Research suggests … Read more Imagination is crucial for altruism

ALS tied to increased fat oxidation (FAO), increasing glucose may treat it

I made a few posts in the past about ALS characterized by adrenal hyperactivity and suppressed gonadal function, as well as mitochondrial dysfunction and copper deficiency. Also, non-familial ALS is known to occurs 4-5 times more often in active/retired elite athletes. All of these findings strongly suggest ALS is linked to stress and dysregulated metabolism. … Read more ALS tied to increased fat oxidation (FAO), increasing glucose may treat it

Baking soda may treat cancer, metformin may cause it

As many readers know, using baking soda to treat cancer has been labelled as “quack medicine” by many mouthpieces of mainstream medicine, as well as by several “watchdog” groups. Here are some links “debunking” the usage of baking soda for cancer. https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/another-cancer-tragedy-in-the-making/ https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2014/03/24/dont-believe-the-hype-10-persistent-cancer-myths-debunked/#fungus https://edzardernst.com/2017/02/this-must-be-the-most-sickening-cancer-scam-i-have-seen-for-a-while/ Some of the claims of the baking soda proponents are not … Read more Baking soda may treat cancer, metformin may cause it

Cancer is a metabolic disease, diet is its drug

This is perhaps the most stunning article to date I have seen in mainstream media (MSM). For more than 100 years the story has always been that cancer is a genetic disease due to mutations that turn cells into rampant killing machines. Now, one of the bastions of MSM – the mighty “Atlantic” – has … Read more Cancer is a metabolic disease, diet is its drug