Estrogen, not androgens, may be the cause of baldness

A quick post about a study calling into question yet another dogma in medicine – i.e. that the “evil” androgens (especially DHT) are the causes of men losing their hair and getting prostate cancer. So, the “solution” modern medicine proposes is “chemical castration” with drugs like finasteride, dutasteride, flutamide, bicalutamide, etc that render men impotent, … Read more Estrogen, not androgens, may be the cause of baldness

Anti-histamines may prevent, treat melanoma

About 2 years ago I did a post discussing the hypothesis that melanoma is an endocrine tumor, similar to breast cancer – i.e. driven by estrogen. In fact, if one has the time to dig into the published literature on all known malignancies, it quickly becomes apparent that virtually all cancers can be classified as … Read more Anti-histamines may prevent, treat melanoma

Forcing the heart to burn glucose instead of fat may cure heart failure

One of the blockbuster studies I have seen over the last 12 months. It reads as if written by Peat himself and discusses tissue regeneration, Randle cycle, dietary control of metabolism, etc. AFAIK this is the first study brave enough to demonstrate that simply switching fuel types in an organism can have profound structural effects, … Read more Forcing the heart to burn glucose instead of fat may cure heart failure

Aspirin/salt for treating a broken heart, and what REALLY causes Afib

At a first glance the study below seems rather mundane but a careful read provides some very interesting insights. The syndrome of “broken heart” is a real physiological condition that medicine has tried to deny for decades despite even assigning it its own official medical name – Takotsubo Syndrome (TS). People grieving over the loss … Read more Aspirin/salt for treating a broken heart, and what REALLY causes Afib

Inhibiting estrogen synthesis may treat / prevent ectopic pregnancy

I just made a post about the role of estrogen in male infertility, which matches perfectly the evidence about estrogen’s role as a metabolic inhibitor, and an agent that causes atrophy in both male and female gonads. Male fertility depends on intensity of (sperm) metabolism Now, a new study demonstrates that using an aromatase inhibitor … Read more Inhibiting estrogen synthesis may treat / prevent ectopic pregnancy

Male fertility depends on intensity of (sperm) metabolism

Yet another aspect of health that turns out to be directly controlled by quality/speed of metabolism. I made a few posts in the past demonstrating that progesterone and pregnenolone activate a calcium channel (CatSper) specific to progesterone, which greatly increases sperm motility. https://www.nature.com/articles/nature09767 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160317150803.htmhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160317150803.htm However, I suspected that this is not the whole story behind … Read more Male fertility depends on intensity of (sperm) metabolism

Pregnenolone (P5) fully prevents testicular atrophy due to steroid (ab)use or high estrogen

I often get emails from bodybuilders, athletes and others who have used or currently use steroids and want to either protect themselves while using those steroids or want to recover after long-term usage. It is well-known that most performance enhancing steroids, including plain testosterone (T) or DHT, suppress gonadal function through a negative feedback mechanism … Read more Pregnenolone (P5) fully prevents testicular atrophy due to steroid (ab)use or high estrogen

Estrogen, not HPV, causes cervical cancer; progesterone can stop / reverse it

Yet another one of the carefully crafted, fear mongering myths that modern medicine literally sells to us on a daily basis just got busted. As many of my readers know, there has been huge publicity over the last 10 years in regards to the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the multitude of cancers is purportedly causes. … Read more Estrogen, not HPV, causes cervical cancer; progesterone can stop / reverse it

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

Inhibiting aromatase (to lower estrogen) may treat gastric (stomach) cancer

Yet another study demonstrating the causative link between estrogen and a cancer considered to be hormone-independent. Gastric cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-deaths worldwide, and especially Asian countries. It is considered very hard to treat and most patients are diagnosed at stages when surgery is not a viable option. As such, the … Read more Inhibiting aromatase (to lower estrogen) may treat gastric (stomach) cancer