Estrogen and histamine, not HPV, drive cervical cancer

A few months ago, I did a post about a study which made the bold claim that estrogen instead of HPV is the actual cause of the (often deadly) cervical cancer. According to that study, HPV infection is at best permissive and at worst simply an (largely innocent) bystander. A statement like this is absolute … Read more Estrogen and histamine, not HPV, drive cervical cancer

Dietary fat, not carbs or protein, makes people fat

The study below adds some evidence to the debate that is has been raging for decades – i.e. just what dietary component contributes the most to weight gain. The current favorite “villain” of clinical nutrition are carbohydrates, especially their easily digestible form such as sucrose, fructose, glucose, lactose, etc. The public space is littered with … Read more Dietary fat, not carbs or protein, makes people fat

Nut consumption may cause diabetes even without obesity

Such are the findings of this intriguing study, and I suspect the authors probably “massaged” the data a bit in order to avoid getting their study rejected by the peer-review committee. Cases of diabetes II without the presence of obesity are extremely rare, so the finding that nut consumption robustly increases diabetes risk and blood … Read more Nut consumption may cause diabetes even without obesity

PUFA increases risks of skin cancers

As the study says – not total fat but its composition in the diet is what drives (skin) cancer risk. And as expected, PUFA “shines” once again. What is particular good about this study is that it exposes both omega-6 and omega-3 as cancer-promoting. Omega-3 has been the defense of last resort for modern nutritional … Read more PUFA increases risks of skin cancers

Pulmonary hypertension (usually fatal) likely driven by increased fat oxidation (FAO)

Most of my medically inclined readers are familiar with the “mysterious” condition pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). I put “mysterious” in quotes, because mainstream medicine claims that its cause is unknown, its onset is unpredictable, there is no cure, and females are affected 4-5 times more often than males. Sounds familiar? Yet, while we are being … Read more Pulmonary hypertension (usually fatal) likely driven by increased fat oxidation (FAO)

Adrenaline suppresses the immune system and promotes viral infections

The timing of this study just could not have been better considering the current coronavirus epidemic. The study below demonstrates that both adrenaline and noradrenaline suppressed the immune system and both increases vulnerability to viral infection as well as increasing mortality after the infection takes hold. Conversely, blocking the adrenergic receptors increased survival rates by … Read more Adrenaline suppresses the immune system and promotes viral infections

Cortisol drives triple-negative breast cancer, androgens (DHT) are therapeutic

Another confirmation of a hypothesis made more than 100 years ago – i.e. all cancers are hormonally sensitive and to speak of a steroid-negative cancer is nonsense. If all cancers are driven by at least one steroid then it would make sense to discover what that steroid is and develop therapeutic interventions that block its … Read more Cortisol drives triple-negative breast cancer, androgens (DHT) are therapeutic

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

Serotonin causes the startle response, and likely PTSD as well

As my readers know, I have posted quite a few threads in the past on the topic of PTSD. It is a condition that affects up to 30% of current/former military members, and is considered a condition of unknown cause and without treatment. Current treatment options consist of mostly symptom management with serotonergic (SSRI) drugs … Read more Serotonin causes the startle response, and likely PTSD as well

Rats can drive cars (to lower stress), befriend robot rats and help them when in trouble

Official/pathological science keeps sternly warning us not to anthropomorphize and to think of animals as nothing but dumb, soul-less automatons. Yet, there has been no evidence discovered in over 100 years of pathological science reign to support such a view. To the contrary, the studies below add even more to the already existing pile of … Read more Rats can drive cars (to lower stress), befriend robot rats and help them when in trouble