PUFA is part of spike protein, PUFA restriction may treat COVID-19

A pair of studies forwarded by one of my readers. The first one discovered that a PUFA – linoleic acid – is part of the structure of the spike protein. The latter is perhaps the most pathogenic portion of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and likely responsible for causing most of the symptoms now known as COVID-19. … 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

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

Epilepsy/seizures caused by energetic deficit leading to calcium overload

Yet another study demonstrating that not only is a chronic, “incurable” disease of unknown origin treatable but that its main cause is energetic/metabolic and linked to impaired glucose metabolism. Specifically, the study demonstrated that impaired pyruvate transport into the mitochondria is sufficient to both cause new seizure activity in otherwise healthy organisms, as well as … 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

Cancer cells deprive immune cells of energy by devouring their mitochondria

In a description that could be a good plot for a horror-movie, the study below demonstrates that the immune failure often seen in cancer is, again, bioenergetic in origin. More specifically, the immune system cells are getting literally the energy (i.e. mitochondria) sucked out of them by cancer cells using tiny, nano-sized tentacles (a trunk … 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

Restoring oxidative metabolism has curative effects on cancer (leukemia)

A great study, which directly demonstrates not only the OXPHOS deficiency characteristic of all “cancer” cells, but also proving that restoration of OXPHOS is highly therapeutic (and likely curative) for leukemia. Just as importantly, the study demonstrates that cancer cells have, in fact, higher respiration rates than normal cells, however the mitochondria of cancer cells … Read more

Cartilage/bone health depends on oxidative metabolism

A good study that demonstrates yet another “structural” aspect of health – the strength and growth or our cartilage/bones – is heavily dependent on proper mitochondrial function. As such, even minor disruptions of oxidative metabolism can lead to long-term deformations in bone/cartilage, which is often corroborated by the facial deformities and other bone pathologies in … Read more