Epilepsy/seizures caused by energetic deficit leading to calcium overload

Yet another study demonstrating that not only is a chronic, “incurable” disease of unknown origin treatable but that its main cause is energetic/metabolic and linked to impaired glucose metabolism. Specifically, the study demonstrated that impaired pyruvate transport into the mitochondria is sufficient to both cause new seizure activity in otherwise healthy organisms, as well as … Read more

Muscles starve/waste in the absence of vitamin D

As turns out, yet again, vitamin D is far from being the simple “bone vitamin” as most TV/online commercials would have us believe. It is actually a (seco)steroid and has already been implicated in a host of metabolic and immune process affecting virtually every disease. Recently, I posted a few studies demonstrating that vitamin D … Read more

Human study – vitamin B1 safe & effective for preventing & treating Alzheimer Disease (AD)

A remarkable study, that for some reason is not being covered by mainstream media. Considering 99% of the clinical trials for AD since 2000 have completely failed, this study should be front-page news for most mainstream outlets. I suspect mainstream media, being literally owned by the same interests that own Big Pharma, finds it too … Read more

Niacinamide improves glucose metabolism and muscle health in humans

Niacinamide probably does not need in introduction to the people reading my posts. However, despite the multitude of animal studies demonstrating beneficial effects of this vitamin in virtually every chronic condition (and especially conditions associated with disturbed glucose metabolism), human studies with it are very scarce. The study below is one of those rare human … Read more

Glucose + vitamin B3 combo synergistic for treating mitochondrial disease

A very interesting study, which demonstrates the unique synergy between glucose and vitamin B3 in treating deficiencies of function in Complex I & II of the electron transport chain (ETC). Deficiencies on those metabolic steps are the most common causes for the wide varieties of debilitating symptoms (or even death) in people with “inborn” mitochondrial … Read more

DHT better (and safer) than testosterone for improving blood pressure, insulin levels

A great human study on the beneficial effects of androgens for a variety of metabolic biomarkers associated with insulin resistance and diabetes II. The only gripe I have with this study is that they claim it was conducted with “healthy” men when in reality all men had low plasma total testosterone (PTT), which of course … Read more

Blocking PUFA/prostaglandins restores metabolism and reverses brain aging

The bad news for PUFA has been accumulating for decades, yet public health authorities continue to claim that type of fat is “essential”. Whatever indirect admissions of the pathological role of PUFA in both chronic and acute/infectious diseases is given to the public, is usually confined to the well-known PUFA metabolites known as prostaglandins. However, … Read more

Low energy production (glucose metabolism) may cause andropause

As many of my readers know, aging men can also experience the equivalent of menopause and doctors informally call that state “andropause”. Its official name is age-related hypogonadism and most of that hypogonadism is of the “secondary” type – i.e. the gonads appears to be in fine shape but for some “unknown” reason they do … Read more

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

Glucose is anabolic for thymus, opposes catabolic effects of cortisol

As most of my readers know, cortisol is a highly catabolic steroid and one of the main agents (estrogen being another) responsible for thymus atrophy with age. These catabolic effects of cortisol can be blocked by progesterone, DHEA, pregnenolone and even DHT (but not by testosterone). The study below confirms the catabolic effects of cortisol … Read more