In most cases, genes have less than 5% contribution to disease risk

Yet another study (published by geneticists who have a vested interest to come up with results that say otherwise) according to which for the vast majority of diseases genes explain at most 5% of the cause. So, worded differently, more than 95% of the risk of developing a particular disease is entirely environmental. Btw, those … Read more In most cases, genes have less than 5% contribution to disease risk

Elevated ESR and hCG levels are strong predictors of impending cancer diagnosis

I am posting this study for two reasons. One of them is to corroborate a statement from Peat on the role of inflammation in cancer and the diagnostic value of “non-specific” (as the medical industry likes to call them) inflammatory biomarkers such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythrocyte_sedimentation_rate http://raypeat.com/articles/aging/bleeding-clotting-cancer.shtml “…It is commonly known that the … Read more Elevated ESR and hCG levels are strong predictors of impending cancer diagnosis

PUFA, from formula feeding or maternal obesity, may cause leukemia

Another great study, and one of the few that dares point the finger at medicine’s Holy Grail – the “essential fatty acids”. As the study aptly says, high levels of PUFA in the blood and especially higher levels of linoleic acid predict subsequent development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. While the study is … Read more PUFA, from formula feeding or maternal obesity, may cause leukemia

Serotonin excess, not dopamine deficiency, may be the cause of Parkinson

One of the most paradigm-challenging studies I have seen this year and, unsurprisingly, mainstream media is pulling all sorts of tricks to avoid naming the culprit directly. Even the press release and the study abstract are worded in a convoluted way, talking about a “serotonin dysfunction” instead of what the results of the study demonstrated … Read more Serotonin excess, not dopamine deficiency, may be the cause of Parkinson