Sterilizing the gut may treat heart failure

Yet another study showing the key role of endotoxin (LPS) in “irreversible” and lethal conditions such as heart failure. It is also yet another study to suggest that there may be no such a thing as “beneficial” gut bacteria, as any strain capable of producing endotoxin likely contributes to development/progression of chronic disease, and most … Read more Sterilizing the gut may treat heart failure

PUFA (metabolites) drive heart failure and possibly diabetes

Over the years I have posted a number of studies on the roles of PUFA metabolites such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes in many chronic conditions including cancer, Alzheimer, Parkinson, ALS, MS, CVD, etc. For those that are new to this issue, COX enzymes are responsible for prostaglandin synthesis while LOX enzymes are responsible for leukotriene … Read more PUFA (metabolites) drive heart failure and possibly diabetes

Vitamin D deficiency can cause heart failure

As many readers know, there is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. It is of worldwide proportions, but is visible mainly in “developed” countries in the Western world. The official stance of mainstream medicine is that while vitamin D deficiency is undesirable, it does not really have much clinical relevance except for older people at … Read more Vitamin D deficiency can cause heart failure

Heart failure deaths on the rise in younger US adults

The bad news for younger Americans just keep on coming. In addition to lethal cancers, diabetes, stroke, CVD, infertility, etc now we can add yet another “old man” disease to the list of banes inflicting the “young”. Heart failure is a condition traditionally seen in people 65 and older, and mortality from it has been … Read more Heart failure deaths on the rise in younger US adults