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

Lipolysis preferentially releases PUFA from adipose tissue

…compared to SFA and/or MUFA. This topic is considered highly controversial in Peat-land, mostly because of the dearth of studies dealing with it. I must have received hundreds of emails at this point criticizing Peat’s stance on this issue and claiming that there is no evidence for preferential PUFA release from adipose tissue compared to … Read more

Stearic acid (SA) is an estrogen receptor antagonist

Over the last year or so I stumbled upon a few studies claiming both SA (C18:0) and its methyl ester are capable of binding the estrogen receptors (ER) and modulate their transcription effects. However, those studies did not evaluate if SA acted as an agonist or antagonist on those receptors. So, I did a little … Read more

Higher PUFA intake correlated with mental disease

An epidemiological study, yet still useful IMO since the correlation was maintained across the various levels of PUFA intake – i.e. the higher the PUFA intake the higher the prevalence of a mental disorder such as depression, which suggests a causal link. The link was the strongest in males and increased with age in both … Read more

PUFA cause obesity, diabetes, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and depression

The title is an actual quote from the article, so there is no editorializing on my part and it speaks volumes about how the authors feel about their findings. In addition, opposite effects were found for saturated fats, in this case coconut oil, which leads the authors to once again remind everybody that the medical … Read more

High blood PUFA “a specific feature of severe COVID-19 pneumonia”

The evidence for PUFA being a crucial pathological factor in yet another disease is probably not surprising to my readers. The reason I like this study is that since COVID-19 is still (unfortunately) the main topic of the day in most Western countries, a study discussing PUFA in a COVID-19 context may get a lot … Read more

Blocking PUFA metabolism therapeutic for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

The rates of MS have been steadily rising over the last several decades. While mainstream medicine claims the cause is “unknown”, it is well known that it has an almost perfect inverse association with sunshine exposure, vitamin D levels, aspirin usage, histamine blockers, etc. This suggest an inflammatory cause, which implicates PUFA since the majority … Read more

PUFA are remarkably estrogenic, toxic to the ovaries

One of the few studies that looks into the issue of whether the xenoestrogenic burden we are exposed to 24×7 in Western countries is due entirely to synthetic, industrial chemicals or if there is more to the story. Well, there is definitely more to the story, and the additional evidence we have from the study … Read more

Omega-3 increase risk of atrial fibrillation (afib)

It looks like Big Pharma is just living the dream. Considering doctors left and right are recommending massive doses of omega-3 to everybody and their cat, Big Pharma selling drugs that treat afib seems like the perfect conspiracy of “sell them the poison and then the remedy”. Hopefully, the study below should give serious pause … Read more

PUFA required for periodontal disease, aspirin may help

It is common knowledge even among mainstream dentists that periodontal disease is caused by bacteria accumulating under the gums, which over time leads to chronic inflammation and thus destruction of both gum tissue and the alveolar/jaw bone underneath the gums. Another “new” discover is that microbiome overgrowth (and thus endotoxin/LPS production) is also involved and … Read more