Blocking endotoxin may reverse cognitive decline of aging

Another study implicating endotoxin (LPS) and its associated receptor (TLR4) in a phenotype of aging considered “normal” by mainstream medicine, though it almost universally progresses into dementia territory with advancing age, to the point where 90%+ of people over 85 have at least moderate levels of dementia, even if not officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease … Read more

Air pollution impairs cognition, aspirin is protective

A new study demonstrating that even short-term (less than a month) exposure to polluted air impaired cognition in humans, and that the mechanism of action was by triggering an inflammatory response. Ergo, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and especially aspirin, were found to be protective. Since the anti-inflammatory effects of aspirin focus mostly on the COX family … Read more

Lowering estrogen prevents memory decline in menopausal females

As many of my readers know, the WHI studies were highly detrimental to the profits of the estrogen industry. Every since the results of those studies came out, the estrogen industry has been trying to undermine the findings and re-introduce estrogen HRT for women with the claims that estrogen is highly beneficial if used in … Read more

Insects (wasps) are capable of logic, recognizing peer faces, and socializing based on memories

Every time I look at the title for this post I can’t help but think – so, how are wasps different from us humans? I think the answer is – not much, if at all. And this is pretty much what the study below argues, adding yet another piece to an already sizeable mountain of … Read more

The (in)famous condition “chemo brain” may be simply a state of low DHEA

The condition known as “chemo brain” is notorious among cancer survivors and many other patients undergoing toxic interventions with chemotherapy and may affect up to 85% of cancer patients. It amounts to severe cognitive dysfunction, memory problems, and even personality changes that result in the patient becoming completely dependent and often unable to care for … Read more