Niacin / niacinamide ratio may be a very good test for bacterial infection

A very interesting study, which may provide a cheap, fast and easy method for testing whether a person has a bacterial or not. This is very useful in cases of respiratory diseases where a clinician has to determine if the respiratory infection is of bacterial or viral origin, in order to decide if prescribing antibiotics … Read more

PUFA metabolites may drive bacterial infections and their resistance to antibiotics

The study below demonstrates yet again that there is hardly an aspect of human health that PUFA does not influence in a detrimental manner, even seemingly non-metabolic aspects such as bacterial infections. As it turns out, most bacteria express the enzyme family known as lipoxygenases (LOX) and uses those enzymes to evade the endogenous immune … Read more

Bacteria in colon (microbiome) more exception than rule in nature

One of the criticisms against Peat’s views that I most commonly hear is that his ideas on the pathogenicity of colon bacteria is plain wrong, and that having a vibrant microbiome is key to good health. I have been told by biologists that apparently the presence of a microbiome is the norm in mammals and, … Read more

Pregnenolone may be a potent antibiotic, even for lethal infections

This is an old case study, reporting dramatic results from treatment with high doses pregnenolone (acetate ester) for an intractable bacterial infection that was rapidly spreading and proved resistant to all other therapies. The dose of pregnenolone (acetate) used was high – 100mg twice daily for a 6 year old child. That would correspond to … Read more

Emulsifiers found in most commercial foods cause brain tumors, hemorrhage, and stroke

A really interesting study that demonstrates how emulsifiers considered “benign” by the FDA/USDA and present in virtually all commercial food can actually cause quite a bit of damage to health. The study demonstrates that even a low-dose of a common commercial emulsifier Polysorbate 80 (P80) damages the mucosal barrier of the gut and increases both … Read more

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