BOMBSHELL: Serotonin High in Depression, Not a “Happy” Chemical, Lowers Energy, Depression Self-Resolves

When I first saw the article pop up in my feed, I could hardly believe my eyes that a mainstream mouthpiece of Big Pharma will publish such frank admission of psychiatry’s utter failure – i.e. the claims in regards to serotonin (5-HT), its role in mental illness, and even its social “label”. In just two … Read more

SHBG may be a good test for liver (metabolic) health

A very good study, which probably runs counter to the “mantra” most bodybuilders adhere to – i.e. they would say one must keep their SHBG low in order to increase levels of “free” steroids since, the claim goes, only free steroids are active and capable of influencing cells. If SHBG is high, the claim is … Read more

Hypogonadism in older males due to low OXPHOS

I suspect many readers will simply say “duh!”, but believe or not the origin of age-related hypogonadism in males is still considered unknown. Most endocrinologists have discovered experimentally that treating their patients with SERM or AI drugs restores androgens to youthful levels, but the actual cause of this decline in androgens in the first place … Read more

Stem cells availability, and their differentiation, depend on metabolism

Once again, the master controller role metabolism plays in human life is revealed in yet another experiment. The study below demonstrated that the degree of cell “stemness”, as well as its differentiation into a specific organ/tissue depends entirely on the metabolic rate of the cell, and thus can be easily/simply modulated based on health needs. … Read more

PUFA cause obesity, diabetes, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and depression

The title is an actual quote from the article, so there is no editorializing on my part and it speaks volumes about how the authors feel about their findings. In addition, opposite effects were found for saturated fats, in this case coconut oil, which leads the authors to once again remind everybody that the medical … Read more

Even briefly elevated lactate is a “master” cause of chronic diseases

The title of the post actually does not do justice to how strongly the study authors word their statements in regards to lactate. The lead study author called lactate “a master regulator of carcinogenesis” (with “regulator” being a euphemism for “cause”, otherwise the study won’t get published), while the rest of the study goes to … Read more

Aging and disease are the same process, driven by low metabolism

I am posting about this mostly due to its “told you so” factor – i.e. more and more professionals in the medical and research fields are starting to realize that the super-specialized approach to treating chronic diseases has not produced any substantial results. In addition, the correlation between age and chronic diseases has pushed scientists … Read more

“Reductive” stress harms cells, mitochondria protect by increasing metabolism

Finally a study that provide me with some “ammo” during my arguments with people I know who work in the medical profession. A common topic in such arguments is the mainstream medical idea that it is almost impossible to have too much antioxidants and too little oxidation. In fact, to many doctors it is excessive … Read more

New IdeaLabs Service – Mineral Analysis (hair and/or (toe)nail)

This is part one of a two-part announcement, with the second part hopefully coming out in the next 3-4 weeks. The first part covers mineral analysis (which many of my followers are already familiar with), while the second one will hopefully cover steroid analysis. The novelty factor here is two-fold. First, in addition to the … Read more

Uncoupling metabolism/OXPHOS may treat inflammatory conditions

In several of his articles and interviews, Peat mentioned that one of the reliable signs/symptoms of low metabolism is the presence of low-grade chronic inflammation. Basically, the cell is stuck into a constant (and futile) repair process as it cannot complete it properly after discovering the injury/infection due to lack of sufficient energy reserves. The … Read more