The people with the world’s healthiest hearts eat a 70%+ carbohydrate diet

So much for carbs making you fat, diabetic, sick and old. This is a nice corroboration of the other thread I posted on Okinawan diet. The author of this study actually mentions the Okinawan people as second-most-healthy in terms of cardiovascular system. The Tsimane diet has the same amount of protein as the Western diets … Read more The people with the world’s healthiest hearts eat a 70%+ carbohydrate diet

Vitamin D may be a safe, seizure-minimizing epilepsy treatment

Note that the title is the actual opinion of the study authors, and not my interpretation. The study lasted 12 weeks and used 5,000 IU vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) daily. Beneficial effects on seizures were visible after 6 weeks and were correlated with normalizing vitamin D levels in the seizure patients, all of whom had various … Read more Vitamin D may be a safe, seizure-minimizing epilepsy treatment

Allopregnanolone deficiency during pregnancy causes autism

Yet another study that links prenatal stress with the offspring developing autism. The rates of autism have been steadily rising over the last 3 decades but the medical profession claims this is simply due to better diagnostic methods. The fact that the health of general population, and especially young women of child-bearing age, is declining … Read more Allopregnanolone deficiency during pregnancy causes autism

Elevated serotonin increases criminal activity

The study looked at correlations between ambient temperature and criminal activity and found that higher temperatures correlate with reduced SERT density and as such elevated extracellular serotonin. The SERT protein is the one that deactivates serotonin and it is a sodium-dependent protein. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serotonin_transporter Unfortunately, the popular press article that picked up this study included their … Read more Elevated serotonin increases criminal activity

The brain can be revived hours after death, and without a body

I mentioned the idea of “suspended animation” on several of Danny Roddy’s podcasts and posted in a few threads that rat brains have been kept alive for days during experiments conducted in the early 1990s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspended_animation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8281302 These experiments severely challenge our idea of what it means to be “dead” and suggest there is indeed … Read more The brain can be revived hours after death, and without a body

Fluorescent light (FL) exposure triggers chronic inflammation / immune overactivity

As Peat has discussed many times in this interviews and most people know first-hand, FL is really not pleasant to bask under. Unfortunately, this is the default lightning in most administrative buildings, including hospitals and daycare facilities. FL use in residential buildings is also widespread. Despite literally millions of people complaining of headaches, vision problems, … Read more Fluorescent light (FL) exposure triggers chronic inflammation / immune overactivity

The (in)famous condition “chemo brain” may be simply a state of low DHEA

The condition known as “chemo brain” is notorious among cancer survivors and many other patients undergoing toxic interventions with chemotherapy and may affect up to 85% of cancer patients. It amounts to severe cognitive dysfunction, memory problems, and even personality changes that result in the patient becoming completely dependent and often unable to care for … Read more The (in)famous condition “chemo brain” may be simply a state of low DHEA

All gut bacteria is dangerous, their endotoxin drives liver cancer; antibiotics can cure.

As Peat has written many times, there is truly no such thing as “beneficial” gut bacteria as long as they are capable of producing endotoxin (LPS). And since most bacterial species known to colonize the gut can produce LPS when exposed to undigested food or mechanical stimulation (stretching or even bouncing the intestine through, say, … Read more All gut bacteria is dangerous, their endotoxin drives liver cancer; antibiotics can cure.

Blocking stress signal (adrenaline) just once cures anxiety, PTSD and maybe any mental disorder.

This is a remarkable study, which once again implicates extreme stress in the pathology of mental health disorders, specifically anxiety and PTSD. Just a few days ago I posted a study showing a high cortisol (C) / testosterone (T) ratio is likely a causative factor in PTSD. People with high C/T ratio also happen to … Read more Blocking stress signal (adrenaline) just once cures anxiety, PTSD and maybe any mental disorder.

Damaged mitochondria and endotoxin (LPS) drive chronic inflammation

Chronic, low-grade inflammation has now been recognized as the main cause behind a number of chronic degenerative conditions including CVD, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer, Parkinson, etc. Mainstream medicine claims that the cause of this chronic low-grade inflammatory reaction is unknown, despite the well-known role PUFA play as precursors of the most important inflammatory mediators (prostaglandins and … Read more Damaged mitochondria and endotoxin (LPS) drive chronic inflammation