America’s favorite oil causes diabetes, obesity, autism, and liver / brain disease

A series of shockingly direct studies that do not shy away from pointing the finger at the real villain in modern public health history – PUFA, and more specifically the “essential” linoleic acid (LA). As the studies demonstrate, soy oil has strikingly detrimental effects on metabolic health and the main culprit, at least as far … Read more America’s favorite oil causes diabetes, obesity, autism, and liver / brain disease

Advertising Makes People Unhappy

Engineering demand is one of the main goals of marketing, and as such it is an indispensable tool for any for-profit company. In fact, these days, advertising is actually a crucial task in virtually any organization engaging with the public, be it non-profit, academic, government, local, etc. Yet, economic studies consistently demonstrate that advertising does … Read more Advertising Makes People Unhappy

Lowering DHT synthesis causes severe hypothyroidism, despite higher T levels

Just a quick post in regards to one of the most controversial steroids out there – dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Mainstream medicine has vilified this steroid for decades and has blamed a host of male and female pathologies on it – i.e. baldness, prostate enlragement (BPH), prostate cancer (PC), PCOS, diabetes, obesity, dementia, osteoporosis, etc. One of … Read more Lowering DHT synthesis causes severe hypothyroidism, despite higher T levels

In most cases, genes have less than 5% contribution to disease risk

Yet another study (published by geneticists who have a vested interest to come up with results that say otherwise) according to which for the vast majority of diseases genes explain at most 5% of the cause. So, worded differently, more than 95% of the risk of developing a particular disease is entirely environmental. Btw, those … Read more In most cases, genes have less than 5% contribution to disease risk

Long work hours (stress) at the office cause hypertension and CVD

Many of my readers surely are familiar with the saying “work hard, play hard”. This mantra is at the core of the psychotic work culture of most “developed” countries and despite the assurances of doctors and public health officials that bad health is largely due to “bad luck” (e.g. genes) the skyrocketing rates of cardiovascular … Read more Long work hours (stress) at the office cause hypertension and CVD

Serotonin causes anhedonia…and mental illness in general

As many of my readers know, anhedonia is one of the most pernicious symptoms of most mental disorders, and is perhaps the most resistant to therapy. It also happens to be one of the main triggers of attempted suicide, based on interviews with suicide survivors. I posted some threads in the past demonstrating that chronic … Read more Serotonin causes anhedonia…and mental illness in general

Serotonin causes the startle response, and likely PTSD as well

As my readers know, I have posted quite a few threads in the past on the topic of PTSD. It is a condition that affects up to 30% of current/former military members, and is considered a condition of unknown cause and without treatment. Current treatment options consist of mostly symptom management with serotonergic (SSRI) drugs … Read more Serotonin causes the startle response, and likely PTSD as well

Burning more fat and less glucose leads to diabetes

I really hope the keto community and other low-carb diet afficionados are taking note of the stream of recent studies that keep demonstrating a causative link between low-carb and/or high-fat diets, fasting, chronic stress, cortisol and diabetes. The evidence at this point is indisputable, no matter how much effort the medical industry puts into trying … Read more Burning more fat and less glucose leads to diabetes

Chronic stress (adversity) lowers dopamine and causes mental illness

The evidence for the role of chronic stress in virtually every health condition doctors have a name for just keeps on accumulating. Unfortunately, even in this latest study the scientists keep insisting that there is some mysterious and unquantifiable difference between chronic stress “increasing risk of” and “causing” pathology. Yet, those same scientists have no … Read more Chronic stress (adversity) lowers dopamine and causes mental illness

Suppressed immunity, not viruses (HPV), may be the cause of (skin) cancer

Recently, I posted some threads in regards to immunosuppression and cancer. Here are two that provide a good overview and tie together the immunosuppressive effects of PUFA, estrogen, and cortisol with the protective effects of vitamin A, E, D, progesterone, etc. PUFA are immunosuppressive, fasting and protein restriction (possibly) even more so Vitamin D may … Read more Suppressed immunity, not viruses (HPV), may be the cause of (skin) cancer