Blocking serotonin treats fatty liver disease (NAFLD / NASH)

The bad news for serotonin just keeps on coming. Just minutes ago I posted about serotonin turning people into violent criminals, and being the actual cause of depression instead of its cure (as FDA and Big Pharma would have you believe). Now, the study below adds another pathology that is caused by serotonin – the … Read more Blocking serotonin treats fatty liver disease (NAFLD / NASH)

Estrogen, not androgens, may be the cause of baldness

A quick post about a study calling into question yet another dogma in medicine – i.e. that the “evil” androgens (especially DHT) are the causes of men losing their hair and getting prostate cancer. So, the “solution” modern medicine proposes is “chemical castration” with drugs like finasteride, dutasteride, flutamide, bicalutamide, etc that render men impotent, … Read more Estrogen, not androgens, may be the cause of baldness

Blocking serotonin may treat allergies and inflammatory diseases

The bad news for serotonin (5-HT) just keeps accumulating. Aside from its well-known (outside of medical office, of course) effects on causing pretty much any mental illness defined in DSM V, as well as fibrosis in any organ/tissue unfortunate enough to be exposed to 5-HT now we can add infectious disease, allergies and inflammatory diseases. … Read more Blocking serotonin may treat allergies and inflammatory diseases

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

Dietary fat, not carbs or protein, makes people fat

The study below adds some evidence to the debate that is has been raging for decades – i.e. just what dietary component contributes the most to weight gain. The current favorite “villain” of clinical nutrition are carbohydrates, especially their easily digestible form such as sucrose, fructose, glucose, lactose, etc. The public space is littered with … Read more Dietary fat, not carbs or protein, makes people fat

TSH in the mid-normal range can cause female infertility

A great study that exposes the utter absurdity of the ranges currently defined as “normal” for a number of biomarkers, but especially for TSH, prolactin, testosterone, estrogen, liver function, albumin, etc. Out of those, perhaps the most absurd example is the range for TSH. The “normal” range for TSH has been redefined a number of … Read more TSH in the mid-normal range can cause female infertility

Long Work Hours Linked to Hypothyroidism

The connection between stress and health issues is perhaps the best kept “public secret”. As the saying goes, the only people who do not believe in the pathology of stress are doctors…and the dead. I would add to this category the profession of statisticians who publish studies like the one below. Despite demonstrating “dose-dependent” relationship … Read more Long Work Hours Linked to Hypothyroidism

PUFA may be a major factor in sterility

Just a few days ago I made a post about PUFA driving obesity, inflammation, and liver damage in diabetes II patients. The omega-6 fatty acid DLGA (a metabolite of linoleic acid) was the main pathological factor examined in that study. Now, a new study study demonstrates that DLGA may also cause sterility. Official estimates indicate … Read more PUFA may be a major factor in sterility

Diet (PUFA) causes inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Rates of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis (UC) have been steadily increasing and predominantly so in the youngest cohorts studied. The official cause of UC is of course “unknown” even though the public health authorities do admit that an environmental agent is most likely at fault. UC is an “autoimmune” condition and … Read more Diet (PUFA) causes inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)