Vitamin E, anabolic / catatoxic steroids, egg yolks stop soft tissue calcification and (maybe) even aging

A great series of studies performed in the 1960s, with Hans Selye spearheading most of the investigations. It is amazing how much was known about human disease and aging, and how much of that knowledge has been so thoroughly forgotten to the point that doctors nowadays have never even heard of the term “catatoxic”. One … Read more Vitamin E, anabolic / catatoxic steroids, egg yolks stop soft tissue calcification and (maybe) even aging

Aspirin safe and effective for prevention AND treatment of migraine

A human study, which dispels the myths that migraine is yet another “mysterious” disease with an unknown cause and no effective treatment. Considering the role of serotonin in migraines, it  adds to the evidence that aspirin is a potent anti-serotonin agent in higher doses. The good news is that even lower doses in the 81mg … Read more Aspirin safe and effective for prevention AND treatment of migraine

DHEA-S completely prevents breast cancer metastasis due to estrogen

A great new study that debunks several myths related to DHEA. One of those myths is that when used in physiological doses DHEA can increase risk of estrogen-positive cancers, especially breast cancer. Another myth is that declining DHEA levels seen with advancing age are simply a consequence of aging and restoring said levels would likely … Read more DHEA-S completely prevents breast cancer metastasis due to estrogen

Inhibiting estrogen synthesis may treat / prevent ectopic pregnancy

I just made a post about the role of estrogen in male infertility, which matches perfectly the evidence about estrogen’s role as a metabolic inhibitor, and an agent that causes atrophy in both male and female gonads. Male fertility depends on intensity of (sperm) metabolism Now, a new study demonstrates that using an aromatase inhibitor … Read more Inhibiting estrogen synthesis may treat / prevent ectopic pregnancy

Aspirin may treat brain aneurysms

Another huge win for aspirin, not only because of the condition’s lethality, but because there is currently no treatment for it. While the study did not last long enough to make such claims, given the potent inhibitory effect on aneurysm growth I would not be surprised if aspirin actually makes aneurysms disappear. The authors of … Read more Aspirin may treat brain aneurysms

Natural progesterone (but not synthetic progestins) has potent anti-hypertensive effects

As many readers already know, synthetic estrogens and progestins currently dominate the market for female reproductive health. These chemicals are in everything from birth control pills, to drugs for “treating” endometriosis, to drugs for menopausal symptoms, to treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, etc. The argument for using synthetic version of both hormones has always … Read more Natural progesterone (but not synthetic progestins) has potent anti-hypertensive effects

Aspirin may protect lungs from air pollution

It seems that there is nothing mighty aspirin cannot do. Just recently, I posted about its ability to treat (and, more importantly, potentially have curative effect) erectile dysfunction (ED) at least as effectively as established drugs such as Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, etc. yet with much fewer side effects. Aspirin as effective as Viagra for ED, … Read more Aspirin may protect lungs from air pollution

Vitamin E restores cardiac health after heart attack

A great study that gives vitamin E a much deserved exposure in mainstream media. A few years ago, vitamin E was lambasted by the press for failing to prevent prostate cancer and heart attacks. Yet, upon a more careful look, it quickly becomes evident that those trials were handicapped from the start in a way … Read more Vitamin E restores cardiac health after heart attack

Aspirin now officially recommended for (colon) cancer prevention

It is only in the UK for now, but given how intertwined the health systems of most Western countries are I suspect it will soon spread to other health systems. Also, while the popular press article claims that the recommendation will only be for people with a specific genetic condition, the NHS UK website announcement … Read more Aspirin now officially recommended for (colon) cancer prevention

Niacinamide, tetracyclines may prevent / reverse vascular calcification

The study below demonstrates that vascular (and other soft tissue) calficiation depends on overpexression of the enzyme Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP). Inhibiting the synthesis/activity of that enzyme prevented vascular calficiation, and as such can be a powerful prevention tool for CVD and in general any ischemic event. The study used minocycline (a tetracycline-family antibiotic) as … Read more Niacinamide, tetracyclines may prevent / reverse vascular calcification