Obesity “paradox” strikes again – protection against COVID-19

I suspect this one will not go down will with the “lean is always good” crowd, which consists predominantly of members of the medical profession. Aside from all the health risks of obesity for pretty much any chronic disease, the news over the last 6 months have been replete with warning from all kinds of … Read more

Pre-existing COVID-19 immunity in 20%-50% of people – better than vaccines?

A fascinating article that is unfortunately not getting any coverage in mainstream media (MSM). The review is published in BMJ, which is both surprising and also gives it that much more weight. That may be a reason why it is not being covered by MSM – because it argues not only in favor of pre-existing … Read more

Policosanol is antiviral and a potent inducer of anti-aging gene Klotho

This post is a good complement to the recent ones I did on androgens, estrogens and their opposing effects on the expression of the anti-aging gene Klotho. While I was doing research on that gene, I had a “random” thought pop up in my mind. It is well-known that some Caribbean countries have a very … Read more

PUFA exacerbate, saturated fats (SFA) / albumin / calcium ameliorate COVID-19

A few months ago I posted about a study discussing the role of lipid peroxidation in the COVID-19 pathology. While that study did not make any statements about effects of diet on the disease course/outcome, it did suggest lipid peroxidation blockers such as vitamin E would be therapeutic. Now, we have another study that points … Read more

Cytokine storm in COVID-19 / sepsis due to “cancer metabolism” (Warburg Effect)

A few great studies illustrating the crucial effects of metabolism even in “non-metabolic” conditions like COVID-19. We already have evidence that increased PUFA peroxidation is one of the causes behind the (often lethal) cytokine storm in viral diseases, including COVID-19. However, the direct mechanism through which immune cells such as phagocytes “go berserk” and increase … Read more

Magnesium, vitamin D, B12 combo strikingly therapeutic for COVID-19

It is always good to see proof that medicine has not completely lost its mind by blindly chasing only the latest and greatest discovery in pharma antiviral drugs. The preventive and therapeutic effects of magnesium on viral diseases have been known for decades and has prompted the health authorities in several countries to market a … Read more

Raising NAD levels may be therapeutic for COVID-19

A rather timely study, which demonstrates once again the crucial role energy plays even in “non-metabolic” diseases such as viral infections. At this point, even mainstream medicine admits that every function of the organism requires energy, so it would be plausible to expect an organism with higher energy reserves to be better able to defend … Read more

Giving COVID-19 patients pure oxygen (O2) may be brain-toxic

The current coronavirus epidemic is bringing a number of pervasive but concealed issue to the forefront. One of those issues is the peculiar choice of mainstream medicine for treating critically ill people with pure oxygen (O2) through breathing masks. The rationale behind the therapy is the apparent hypoxia seen in many/most critically ill COVID-19 patients. … Read more

COVID-19/SARS may be due simply to serum PUFA and its peroxidation

During the last podcast with Danny Roddy, Dr. Peat and I discussed the role of elevated free fatty acids (FFA) in the blood as facilitators of viral infection. I opined that the hydrophilic nature of PUFA circulating in the blood increases the permeability of cells and allows for easier viral entry inside the cell and … Read more

Serotonin antagonists as treatment for COVID-19 / SARS

A quick post to let my Twitter followers know that serotonin is implicated in viral diseases as well. I have posted in the past about the therapeutic effects of cyproheptadine and Benadryl on severe viral infections such as Ebola, HIV or even rabies. The serotonin antagonist below has already been observed to treat SARS caused … Read more