High-salt diet strongly inhibits cancer growth

I am posting this study mostly as a response to the hostile exchanges I have had with doctors over what they claimed was “irresponsible” promotion of high salt intake. While these discussions mostly revolved around CVD, I also made claims that increased sodium intake would be protective for cancer as well. Needless to say, this … Read more High-salt diet strongly inhibits cancer growth

Aspirin may treat brain aneurysms

Another huge win for aspirin, not only because of the condition’s lethality, but because there is currently no treatment for it. While the study did not last long enough to make such claims, given the potent inhibitory effect on aneurysm growth I would not be surprised if aspirin actually makes aneurysms disappear. The authors of … Read more Aspirin may treat brain aneurysms

Inhibiting fatty acid synthesis (FAS) dramatically improves sepsis survival rate

Yet another study that points the finger straight at fat as a key factor in one of the most common causes of inpatient hospital mortality – sepsis. Sepsis is currently considered to be a condition of infectious (bacterial) etiology, driven by endotoxin. However, in light of the new findings it may be more appropriate to … Read more Inhibiting fatty acid synthesis (FAS) dramatically improves sepsis survival rate

Consciousness is quantum, can be modulated with specific chemicals

Many readers are likely familiar with the theories of Roger Penrose on the topics of consciousness and how it relates to physics and even cosmology. He is perhaps the most vocal proponent of “quantum consciousness” theories, including his own theory known as “orchestrated objective reduction”. The topic of anesthetics and how they work has always … Read more Consciousness is quantum, can be modulated with specific chemicals