“Endurance” exercise ages the vascular system of males by more than a decade

A very interesting study, though I don’t really agree with its findings that while “endurance” (in this case running) exercise damages male vascular system it is beneficial for the female one. The majority of intervention studies that looked at both sexes, across all age groups found that chronic “endurance” exercise leads to vascular calcification and … Read more

Eating vegetables does nothing to protect against heart disease

The bad news for vegans keep piling on. Yesterday, I posted about meat-eating extending lifespan, unlike eating vegetables. In corroboration of the latter, the study below now claims that eating vegetables does nothing good for the heart. Now, I don’t endorse completely shunning vegetables, however, the vegan lifestyle the goons over at WEF have in … Read more

Even briefly elevated lactate is a “master” cause of chronic diseases

The title of the post actually does not do justice to how strongly the study authors word their statements in regards to lactate. The lead study author called lactate “a master regulator of carcinogenesis” (with “regulator” being a euphemism for “cause”, otherwise the study won’t get published), while the rest of the study goes to … Read more

Endotoxin (LPS) drives obesity, diabetes and CVD in young people

It looks like medicine is starting to change course on its attitude to endotoxin (LPS). After claiming that LPS is not an issue at all for any human with a functioning liver, a number of high profile studies have come out recently demonstrating chronic endotoxemia (even low-grade) is a causal factor in a number of … Read more

Estrogen associated with arterial stiffness in women

Blood pressure rises with age, and most people over the age of 50 are on some type of blood pressure controlling medication. It is well-known that blood vessels calcify/stiffen with age and that such stiffness is what leads to increased blood pressure – i.e. the inability of vessels to expand/relax during increased heart activity. This … Read more

Omega-3 increase risk of atrial fibrillation (afib)

It looks like Big Pharma is just living the dream. Considering doctors left and right are recommending massive doses of omega-3 to everybody and their cat, Big Pharma selling drugs that treat afib seems like the perfect conspiracy of “sell them the poison and then the remedy”. Hopefully, the study below should give serious pause … Read more

For most individuals, the risks of keto diets outweigh the benefits

The title is the actual conclusion of the study, in the authors’ own words. Among the diseases they claim keto diets cause are colon cancer, CVD, kidney disease, liver disease, Alzheimer Disease (AD) and…diabetes! If there is one disease keto diets are supposed to help with preventing and even treating, that is diabetes. The very … Read more

Almost half of obese adults are (metabolically) healthy

A seemingly contradictory title, but only to people who are not aware of the so-called “obesity paradox“. As I have mentioned in the past, usage of the word “paradox” usually implies a very inconvenient truth that threatens the profits of one or more branches of mainstream medicine. In this case of the obesity “paradox”, it … Read more

Heart attack survivors have high stress (cortisol/adrenaline) hypersensitivity, low androgens

A very interesting study that highlights yet again the connection between chronic stress and ill systemic health, especially cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study demonstrates that people who had experienced a heart attack have dramatically higher higher cortisol and adrenaline/noradrenaline levels, combined with low levels of androgens such as testosterone and DHEA a full 6 months … Read more

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