Vitamin E can treat/cure severe fatty liver disease (NASH) in humans

As many of my readers know, currently there is an epidemic of the condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). By some estimates, more than 30% (100mil) of people living in the US have NAFLD and in about 25% of those the condition will progress to the more severe form known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis … Read more Vitamin E can treat/cure severe fatty liver disease (NASH) in humans

How chronic stress (cortisol) causes disease

Back in 2018 I did a post on a neat study that demonstrated how the presence of cellular (mitochondrial) fragments in the blood stream acts identically to the pituitary hormone ACTH and as such activates the HPA axis. The more cellular fragments are in the bloodstream the more intense the stress response from the adrenals. … Read more How chronic stress (cortisol) causes disease

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

Millennials will likely die earlier than Gen X due to poor(er) health

This study is perhaps the pearl in the crown of at least 20 studies that have come out over the 2-3 years. It finally states what has been abundantly clear from those prior studies in individual diseases. Namely, there are no young / healthy people any more. Both the Generation X (Gen X) and Millennials … Read more Millennials will likely die earlier than Gen X due to poor(er) health

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

Estrogen and cortisol, not androgens, suppress immunity

There is a very famous theory in reproductive biology still considered the dominant one in its field. Namely, males have to accept a trade-off between androgen levels and immunity. It is known as the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (ICHH). Higher androgen levels, the theory goes, allow the male to (physically) outcompete other males around him for … Read more Estrogen and cortisol, not androgens, suppress immunity

PUFA are immunosuppressive, fasting and protein restriction (possibly) even more so

Several great studies, which quickly illustrate the connection between PUFA, immune system, estrogen, cortisol, cancer and the protective role vitamin A/E play as well as their likely mechanism(s) of action. As I mentioned on one of the first podcasts with Danny Roddy, the role of PUFA as immunosuppressants is actually well-known in the organ transplant … Read more PUFA are immunosuppressive, fasting and protein restriction (possibly) even more so

We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe

It is always pleasing to see that a bastion of corrupt, institutionalized science such as the Scientific American is publishing editorials exposing 5G wireless technology for what it is – a known human carcinogen that has also been already causally linked to virtually every chronic health condition known to medicine. Considering this damning evidence, to … Read more We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe

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

While estradiol falls, estrone rises with age and is much more relevant for estrogen-driven diseases

I posted a few studies in the past demonstrating that estrone (E1) and especially its long-lasting derivative estrone sulfate (E1S) are reliable biomarkers of both breast and prostate cancer progression/prognosis. However, for some reason the medical industry is obsessed with estradiol and since its levels plummet after menopause this has allowed doctors to declare menopause … Read more While estradiol falls, estrone rises with age and is much more relevant for estrogen-driven diseases