Intermittent fasting (IF) ineffective and may even be dangerous

I have no doubt the findings of this study will quickly get dismissed by the massive industry that has formed around the idea that ANY weight loss is a good thing, and, just as importantly, if you lose weight while torturing yourself (in this with fasting) somehow the “gains” are even more worthwhile. Well, the … Read more Intermittent fasting (IF) ineffective and may even be dangerous

High-carb (65%-85%) diets therapeutic in diabetes

Another myth of mainstream medicine continues to (slowly) crumble. The myth of diabetes as the “sugar disease” may be still alive but the evidence against it is quickly mounting. Perhaps the only thing still preventing it from collapsing overnight is the large numbers of Paleo-diet supporters who currently dominate the blogosphere and serve as a … Read more High-carb (65%-85%) diets therapeutic in diabetes

High-salt diet strongly inhibits cancer growth

I am posting this study mostly as a response to the hostile exchanges I have had with doctors over what they claimed was “irresponsible” promotion of high salt intake. While these discussions mostly revolved around CVD, I also made claims that increased sodium intake would be protective for cancer as well. Needless to say, this … Read more High-salt diet strongly inhibits cancer growth

The keto diet works only for a week, then it causes obesity and diabetes

A great study that goes a long way towards dispelling the currently dominant dietary fad – the keto diet, as well as various other functionally equivalent diets such as Paleo, Warrior, intermittent fasting, etc. As the study unequivocally demonstrates, the reductions in blood sugar and weight while on a low-carb happens only during the first … Read more The keto diet works only for a week, then it causes obesity and diabetes

Eating 1 lb of sugar daily has strikingly positive effects on (male) fertility

When I saw this news article pop up in my daily feed I immediately thought to myself “This study will never get covered by large mainstream news outlets”. And of course, the websites of CNN, Fox, ABC, CNBC, USA Today, etc have no trace of an article covering the study or even just the basic … Read more Eating 1 lb of sugar daily has strikingly positive effects on (male) fertility

Down Syndrome (DS) cognitive handicap is due to (cellular) stress, may be reversible

If there is any disease that is currently considered incurable even in principles, it likely comes from the group of inherited/genetic disorders. Perhaps the most well-known one, due to rapidly rising incidence and thus publicity, is DS. Perhaps its most disabling aspect of DS is the cognitive dysfunction that manifest in such patients. The bulk … Read more Down Syndrome (DS) cognitive handicap is due to (cellular) stress, may be reversible

Calorie restriction (CR) increases cancer rates by more than 60%

The title says it all, so I won’t comment much on this other than to say that yet another myth propagated by mainstream medicine seems little more than wishful thinking. Namely, that calorie restriction (CR) will make you healthier. The official story on CR is not yet that it would make us live longer but … Read more Calorie restriction (CR) increases cancer rates by more than 60%

Despite striking increase in dieting and exercise, obesity is skyrocketing

Maybe it takes a study like the one below to finally wake the public health authorities from their century-long slumber. I doubt there is a person alive today living in the Western world who has not been raised by the mantra “eat less and move more” as the single proven way to lose weight. Interestingly, … Read more Despite striking increase in dieting and exercise, obesity is skyrocketing

SFA / MUFA are preferentially oxidized, while PUFA are stored/accumulated

Just a quick post in response to some of the hate mail I keep getting on a daily basis in regards to the body’s discriminatory treatment of various fat types. According to various proponents of keto diets, fasting, etc the organism has no preference for one type of fat or another in terms of oxidation … Read more SFA / MUFA are preferentially oxidized, while PUFA are stored/accumulated

Endotoxin has a G.E.L.D.I.N.G effect, causes obesity and hypogonadism

A very interesting study proposing that the decline in gonadal function seen in obese/diabetic men is due to chronically elevated endotoxin levels in such people. The study calls this phenomenon (G)ut (E)dotoxin (L)eading to a (D)ecline (I)n (G)onadal function (GELDING) due to the remarkable similarities in the phenotypes caused by castration and chronic endotoxemia. While … Read more Endotoxin has a G.E.L.D.I.N.G effect, causes obesity and hypogonadism