Sugar (sucrose) lowers stress-induced cortisol

Just a quick post to give some props to the much-vilified sucrose. The study below demonstrates that sucrose consumption for just 3 days prior, blunted most of the negative effects of stress, and especially the rise in plasma cortisol. The HED of sucrose was about 4g/kg, which matches closely Peat’s recommendations that consumption of 350g-400g … Read more Sugar (sucrose) lowers stress-induced cortisol

Aspirin has dramatically lower bleeding risk than pharma anticoagulants

Just a quick post that adds to the mountain of evidence contradicting the fearmongering about aspirin we hear on a daily basis from every doctor who manages to get some TV time. It has been known for a while that aspirin lowers bleeding risk in brain and GI tract, despite being an anti-coagulant drug itself. … Read more Aspirin has dramatically lower bleeding risk than pharma anticoagulants

Alcohol brain damage due to iron accumulation; vitamin B1 to the rescue

Chronic alcohol abuse is highly detrimental to health and especially to the brain. Alcohol puts the body in a reductive state and depletes vitamin B1 (thiamine) stores. If the B1 deficiency becomes severe enough it manifests through what is clinically known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS), characterized by dementia and other severe neurological symptoms. It is … Read more Alcohol brain damage due to iron accumulation; vitamin B1 to the rescue

Simply inhaling endotoxin (LPS) may cause Parkinson Disease (PD)

The role of endotoxin (LPS) in neurodegenerative diseases is becoming more and more recognized, despite claims by mainstream medicine that LPS only poses danger to people with severely compromised livers. However, even scientists that are aware of the causative role of LPS in those diseases focus mostly on the absorption of LPS from colon into … Read more Simply inhaling endotoxin (LPS) may cause Parkinson Disease (PD)

Progesterone – not a sex hormone, but a systemic health hormone

An older study, but some great information in there. Not only does it call attention to the fallacy of progesterone being nothing more than a “sex” hormone, but it also warns about the fallacy of equating the synthetic progestins with bioidentical progesterone. At least, when it comes to vascular/heart/muscle effects. Over the last 15 years … Read more Progesterone – not a sex hormone, but a systemic health hormone

Food emulsifiers and endotoxin (LPS) cause brain bleeding

The study below is both ground-breaking and scary. Ground-breaking because it demonstrates yet another mysterious and potentially lethal disease – cavernous angioma (CA) – has a very simple explanation – endotoxin / LPS. Scary, because it refers to evidence that emulsifiers widely approved for use in the food industry and even in foods with the … Read more Food emulsifiers and endotoxin (LPS) cause brain bleeding

Alzheimer Disease (AD) linked to PUFA accumulation in brain

So much for the “beneficial” effects of PUFA. What makes this study particularly interesting is that it calls into question a favorite defensive maneuver of clinical nutritionists. Namely, when challenged about the known inflammatory effects of omega-6 fatty acids, most medical professionals make a desperate claim that omega-3 fatty acids are actually protective and we … Read more Alzheimer Disease (AD) linked to PUFA accumulation in brain

SSRI drugs strikingly toxic for fetal brain, may cause autism

As many of my readers know, autism rates keep rising and even mainstream medicine has acknowledged that the condition is not genetic. There is significant evidence implicating serotonin overload during pregnancy, yet despite this solid and causative link doctors continue prescribing serotonergic (SSRI) drugs to pregnant women claiming that there is no evidence those drugs … Read more SSRI drugs strikingly toxic for fetal brain, may cause autism

Restoring metabolism prevents / reverses “permanent” nerve damage

Yet another study demonstrating the crucial role cellular metabolism plays in pathological processes. While most of the posts on this blog deal with beneficial effects of improving OXPHOS on various chronic diseases, the study below demonstrates that the same may be true in acute pathologies such as traumatic injury, especially in tissues with high energy … Read more Restoring metabolism prevents / reverses “permanent” nerve damage

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