Ear wax testing as a reliable method for measuring long-term steroid levels

Many of my readers already know about the unreliability of using steroid blood tests as diagnostic methods, except in cases where the values are so extreme that are unlikely to be temporary fluctuations. Saliva tests for steroids are even less reliable, even though combining both saliva and blood tests usually provides more reliable information than … Read more Ear wax testing as a reliable method for measuring long-term steroid levels

Insects can feel both acute and chronic pain, can even develop insect-PTSD

Not many readers of this blog know it, but to this day surgery on babies or other painful procedures is often performed without anesthesia. The rationale for this horrific torture is that the nervous system of babies is not developed yet, so they don’t feel pain. It takes a special kind of sociopath to make … Read more Insects can feel both acute and chronic pain, can even develop insect-PTSD

Vast majority (90%) of depression cases are caused by stress

In case anybody continues to doubt the stress-depression connection and/or their doctor tries to convince them their depression is due to genetic predisposition, below is an eye-opening statement from the mighty WebMD – the mouthpiece of mainstream medicine. As the article states, about 10% of people fall into depression without a stressful event. This is … Read more Vast majority (90%) of depression cases are caused by stress

Fluorescent light (FL) exposure triggers chronic inflammation / immune overactivity

As Peat has discussed many times in this interviews and most people know first-hand, FL is really not pleasant to bask under. Unfortunately, this is the default lightning in most administrative buildings, including hospitals and daycare facilities. FL use in residential buildings is also widespread. Despite literally millions of people complaining of headaches, vision problems, … Read more Fluorescent light (FL) exposure triggers chronic inflammation / immune overactivity

Damaged mitochondria and endotoxin (LPS) drive chronic inflammation

Chronic, low-grade inflammation has now been recognized as the main cause behind a number of chronic degenerative conditions including CVD, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer, Parkinson, etc. Mainstream medicine claims that the cause of this chronic low-grade inflammatory reaction is unknown, despite the well-known role PUFA play as precursors of the most important inflammatory mediators (prostaglandins and … Read more Damaged mitochondria and endotoxin (LPS) drive chronic inflammation

High cortisol and low testosterone likely drive PTSD

As the article below states, 20%+ of service members come back with PTSD. It is a devastating mental condition that makes patients not only unable to participate meaningfully in society but often drives them to violent and homicidal/suicidal behavior. Given the roles of cortisol and serotonin in driving violent psychotic behavior, the etiology of PTSD … Read more High cortisol and low testosterone likely drive PTSD

Cheating is driven by cortisol, not testosterone

The topic of macho behavior and its apparent mediator testosterone has been studies every since steroids were discovered. The mainstream dogma states that high testosterone drives cheating behavior (especially of males) as some sort of dominance-asserting behavior of genetically superior organisms. Yet, evidence has been accumulating that cheating, similarly to addiction, is simply a desperate … Read more Cheating is driven by cortisol, not testosterone

Cortisol (stress) directly causes depression

I have posted quite a few threads/posts on the role of stress as perhaps the main cause of depression and other mental disorders. Officially, psychiatry claims that no environmental factor is known to be a direct cause of depression and that depression is a “complex” mix of genetic predispositions possibly “facilitated” by an environmental factor. … Read more Cortisol (stress) directly causes depression