Face masks (at best) ineffective against SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and flu

A series of studies, some of them covering viruses other than SARS-CoV-2, yet the findings of all of them are the same – no statistically significant protective effect of face masks, and, in some cases, possibly increased rates of infection (see first study below). https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-facemasks-idUSKBN27Y1YW https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817 “…A total of 3030 participants were randomly assigned to … Read more

Antidepressants are physically addictive, should not be taken long-term

What is surprising about this study is not that antidepressant drugs are addictive. We have known this (despite the vehement denials from pharma executives) even way back before those drugs got approved for human use. What is surprising in this study is that for the first time there is an admission in mainstream media about … Read more

A call for medical nihilism – to do nothing is also good medicine

To my greatest surprise, I stumbled upon yet another article in the Scientific American (SCIAM) that looked completely out of place in that publication. After all, SCIAM was (and continues to be) a bastion of official medicine and its articles often read more like drug company brochures than discussions on serious scientific matters. Yet, here … Read more

Increased fat oxidation (FAO) does not lead to weight/fat loss

The study below directly contradicts a mantra commonly repeated in nutrition circles – restrict glucose and increase fat oxidation in order to lose weight, and more specifically body fat. In fact, this idea is so ingrained into the minds of most people that I often get hate mail from people all over the world angrily … Read more