Serotonin, SSRI drugs may be the cause of IBD, Parkinson’s, diabetes, etc.

A great new study that points the finger straight at serotonin (5-HT). It has been known since the 1940s that not only is 5-HT produced predominantly in the GI tract, but also that elevated serotonin levels are causally linked to a plethora of chronic conditions, especially various inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s, ulcerative … Read more

Restoring glucose metabolism may treat Crohn’s disease (CD)

As my readers know, the role of metabolism in the initiation and progression of cancer is enjoying renewed interest, after more than a century of neglect and deliberate suppression. One of the promising drugs that target metabolic pathways is dichloroacetate (DCA). The main mechanism of action for DCA is its ability to restore glucose oxidation … Read more

Diet (PUFA) causes inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Rates of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis (UC) have been steadily increasing and predominantly so in the youngest cohorts studied. The official cause of UC is of course “unknown” even though the public health authorities do admit that an environmental agent is most likely at fault. UC is an “autoimmune” condition and … Read more

Vitamin D – the new antibiotic against skin and gut infections

A great new study demonstrating the crucial role of vitamin D in maintaining proper immune function. The study demonstrates that maintaining normal levels of vitamin D is strongly protective against gut infections by Salmonella-type bacteria. Interestingly, the authors claim that vitamin D is likely to provide protection against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) conditions such as … Read more