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
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.
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.
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
Yet another study showing the beneficial effects of improving mitochondrial function. This time, the study looked at heart health and found that NAD precursors like niacinamide and nicotinamide riboside (NR) can help prevent the decline in mitochondrial function and oxygen consumption driven by various stresses, including toxic assaults and calcium overload. The study showed that … Read more Niacinamide may help treat/reverse heart disease
Yet another sad reminder of just how much the health of the average person has declined over the last 20 years. If these trends are not reversed or at least slowed down, we may start seeing people in their 20s filing for Medicare/Medicaid due to rapidly declining health and inability to cover their health expenses … Read more Epidemic of NAFLD and NASH in young people
As the article below states, 20%+ of service members come back with PTSD. It is a devastating mental condition that makes patients not only unable to participate meaningfully in society but often drives them to violent and homicidal/suicidal behavior. Given the roles of cortisol and serotonin in driving violent psychotic behavior, the etiology of PTSD … Read more High cortisol and low testosterone likely drive PTSD
The topic of macho behavior and its apparent mediator testosterone has been studies every since steroids were discovered. The mainstream dogma states that high testosterone drives cheating behavior (especially of males) as some sort of dominance-asserting behavior of genetically superior organisms. Yet, evidence has been accumulating that cheating, similarly to addiction, is simply a desperate … Read more Cheating is driven by cortisol, not testosterone
So much for animals lacking empathy, or being “selfish machines” as famously coined by that sociopath Richard Dawkins. It never seizes to amaze how people like him who are so opposed to the idea of altruism keep arguing that their ideas are not anti-social at all and are perfectly compatible with large numbers of people … Read more Rats react the same way to observing pain in others as if they experience it themselves
I have posted quite a few threads/posts on the role of stress as perhaps the main cause of depression and other mental disorders. Officially, psychiatry claims that no environmental factor is known to be a direct cause of depression and that depression is a “complex” mix of genetic predispositions possibly “facilitated” by an environmental factor. … Read more Cortisol (stress) directly causes depression