Fasting ups estrogen & cortisol, decimates vitamin D, may cause diabetes

A really interesting study, which will likely generate more than a few hateful emails for my Inbox 🙂 Anyways, as the study demonstrates, fasting achieves these negative effects due to the elevated fatty acids working through PPAR activator PGC-1α, to activate both the estrogen receptor (ER) and glucocorticoid receptor (GR). So, aside from the important … Read more Fasting ups estrogen & cortisol, decimates vitamin D, may cause diabetes

Vitamin D prevents cortisol-induced depression…and inflammation

A great study for a number of reasons. First, it discussed openly that in animal research circles cortisol administration is considered an official and reliable method of causing major depression. As the article states, for some reason human medical circles have been unwilling to accept the stress-depression causal link and continue to argue that stress … Read more Vitamin D prevents cortisol-induced depression…and inflammation

Vitamin D is anti-catabolic / anabolic, protects liver from cortisol injury

In a recent post of mine I discussed the effects of cortisol on various aminotransferases (especially TAT), their role as biomarkers of catabolism, and how inhibitors of said aminotransferases have a potent anti-catabolic / anabolic effects. In that same post, I also described how cortisol (a catabolic steroid) is, naturally, a potent inducer of those … Read more Vitamin D is anti-catabolic / anabolic, protects liver from cortisol injury

Magnesium, vitamin D, B12 combo strikingly therapeutic for COVID-19

It is always good to see proof that medicine has not completely lost its mind by blindly chasing only the latest and greatest discovery in pharma antiviral drugs. The preventive and therapeutic effects of magnesium on viral diseases have been known for decades and has prompted the health authorities in several countries to market a … Read more Magnesium, vitamin D, B12 combo strikingly therapeutic for COVID-19

Vitamin D/K combo increases penis size as much as surgery

A very interesting study, not only because of its obvious social implications but also because it confirms the anabolic effects of the vitamin D/K combination, as well as the likely androgenic effects of vitamin D. I could not help but pronounce the D/K combo in my head as “dee-k” 🙂 Another interesting finding of the … Read more Vitamin D/K combo increases penis size as much as surgery

Vitamin D Reduces Blood Sugar And Body Fat In Obese Women

A neat study, albeit lasting much longer (about 1.5 years) than most other intervention studied with vitamin D. What makes this study particularly interesting is that it only used high doses vitamin D (60,000 IU once weekly) initially until blood levels rose into the normal range. It did not seek to achieve a specific target … Read more Vitamin D Reduces Blood Sugar And Body Fat In Obese Women

Vitamin D – the new antibiotic against skin and gut infections

A great new study demonstrating the crucial role of vitamin D in maintaining proper immune function. The study demonstrates that maintaining normal levels of vitamin D is strongly protective against gut infections by Salmonella-type bacteria. Interestingly, the authors claim that vitamin D is likely to provide protection against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) conditions such as … Read more Vitamin D – the new antibiotic against skin and gut infections

Vitamin D strikingly therapeutic for type II diabetes

Despite the ongoing assault against “ineffective” dietary supplements, the evidence in favor of them keeps piling on. One of the favorite targets of mainstream media is vitamin D, and multiple claims of “ineffectiveness” based on “meta” studies have come out in the last 5 years. Usually, this is a sign that something big, and financially … Read more Vitamin D strikingly therapeutic for type II diabetes

Vitamin D may stop melanoma growth

A great study that corroborates my recent post on avoiding sunlight being as bad for health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. After all, without sunlight there won’t be much vitamin D synthesis and supplementation is not effective for many people due to variety of factors including excess weight, poor digestion, high PTH, … Read more Vitamin D may stop melanoma growth

Vitamin D deficiency can cause heart failure

As many readers know, there is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. It is of worldwide proportions, but is visible mainly in “developed” countries in the Western world. The official stance of mainstream medicine is that while vitamin D deficiency is undesirable, it does not really have much clinical relevance except for older people at … Read more Vitamin D deficiency can cause heart failure