“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

Low, not high, metabolism creates oxidative stress

A hugely popular tenet of the “rate of living” theory is that the higher the metabolic rate the more reactive oxygen species (ROS) an organism produces. ROS elevation has already been implicated in a host of chronic disease including diabetes, CVD, cancer, neurological conditions and even mental health disorders. However, the explanation of higher ROS … Read more

Increased fatty acid synthesis (FAS) is simply a sign of oxygen deficiency / low metabolism

Just a quick post on a study that provides insight as to how increased fatty acid oxidation (FAO) can “paradoxically” result in increased FAS as well, thus leading to a vicious cycle most commonly seen in diabetes and cancer. One of my recent posts discussed a much more recent study that demonstrated the same effect … Read more

SFA / MUFA are preferentially oxidized, while PUFA are stored/accumulated

Just a quick post in response to some of the hate mail I keep getting on a daily basis in regards to the body’s discriminatory treatment of various fat types. According to various proponents of keto diets, fasting, etc the organism has no preference for one type of fat or another in terms of oxidation … Read more

Increased fat oxidation (FAO) does not lead to weight/fat loss

The study below directly contradicts a mantra commonly repeated in nutrition circles – restrict glucose and increase fat oxidation in order to lose weight, and more specifically body fat. In fact, this idea is so ingrained into the minds of most people that I often get hate mail from people all over the world angrily … Read more