Endotoxin (LPS) causes rheumatoid arthritis…and COVID-19

A great new study, which is perhaps the first to directly point the finger at endotoxin as perhaps the main cause of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is an “autoimmune” condition and not only shares symptoms with other similar conditions such as Lupus, psoriasis, MS, etc, but now all of them are considered officially to be … Read more

Parkinson Disease (PD) may begin in the gut

The article below is one of at least 20 I have seen in just 2020 alone that are starting to draw attention to the metabolic/inflammatory origins of yet another neurological disease of “mysterious” origin – namely, Parkinson Disease (PD). What makes this article both interesting and infuriating is that apparently the connection between gut pathology, … Read more

Food emulsifiers and endotoxin (LPS) cause brain bleeding

The study below is both ground-breaking and scary. Ground-breaking because it demonstrates yet another mysterious and potentially lethal disease – cavernous angioma (CA) – has a very simple explanation – endotoxin / LPS. Scary, because it refers to evidence that emulsifiers widely approved for use in the food industry and even in foods with the … Read more

Bacteria in colon (microbiome) more exception than rule in nature

One of the criticisms against Peat’s views that I most commonly hear is that his ideas on the pathogenicity of colon bacteria is plain wrong, and that having a vibrant microbiome is key to good health. I have been told by biologists that apparently the presence of a microbiome is the norm in mammals and, … Read more

CamphoSal – Liquid Camphoric Acid + Salol

As many readers know, Peat has written extensively on the benefits of antibiotics and on keeping the GI tract as free of bacteria as possible. Bacterial overgrowth in the colon alone is already a problem due to the production of endotoxin, but in hypothyroid people this bacterial overgrowth can extend into the small intestine. The … Read more

Gut serotonin (due to bacteria) is the master regulator of metabolism, insulin sensitivity, and weight

Over the last year I posted a number of studies demonstrating strong link between serotonin and chronic conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, and even diabetes. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41366-018-0047-8 https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-03-obesity-trigger-human-gut.html However, when those studies came out the medical authorities immediately countered with the argument that it is not serotonin that is the culprit but changes in the … Read more

Niacinamide may improve symptoms of ALS

Just over a week ago I posted a thread on ALS being linked to increased fatty acid oxidation (FAO) and as such a decreased glucose availability/oxidation. http://haidut.me/?p=239 Now, the study below further corroborates this FAO-disease association by demonstrating a causative link between a change in the microbiome and the development/progression of ALS. The change in … Read more

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

All gut bacteria is dangerous, their endotoxin drives liver cancer; antibiotics can cure.

As Peat has written many times, there is truly no such thing as “beneficial” gut bacteria as long as they are capable of producing endotoxin (LPS). And since most bacterial species known to colonize the gut can produce LPS when exposed to undigested food or mechanical stimulation (stretching or even bouncing the intestine through, say, … Read more