Exercise brain-boost may be due simply to increasing brain selenium levels

Yet another study demonstrating that many of the “mysterious” benefits of exercise most likely have nothing to do with the (insignificant) amount of extra calories burned, but are due to peripheral effects related to metabolism and redox balance. Namely, the study below investigates the well-known phenomenon that neurogenesis (which declines strongly with age) is strongly … Read more

DHT may treat thyroid cancer

Yet another “non-endocrine” tumor turns out to be anything but. Thyroid cancer rates have been rising for the last 30 years and parallel the increase in diagnoses of its likely precursor – i.e.  the “autoimmune” disorder Hashimoto Disease. While there is solid evidence implicating endocrine disruptors, especially from plastics (proven to have estrogenic, anti-androgenic, and … Read more

Protein and saturated fats beneficial, PUFA detrimental for thyroid

A good new study, which again confirms that saturated fat is anything but detrimental to our health. Most of the studies until now demonstrating improved thyroid function from saturated fat used coconut oil, and that has led to attacks from mainstream medicine that this pro-thyroid and healthy effect is unique to the coconut oil due … Read more

Drop in mom’s thyroid levels, undetectable by blood tests, tanks child IQ

I am posting this article mostly for the specific quote corroborating Peat’s writing that thyroid blood tests are very unreliable and always have to be interpreted together with other “biomarkers” of thyroid function such as pulse, core temperature, muscle tone, reflexes, etc before a comprehensive diagnosis can be made. In fact, the article says even … Read more

Topical T3 dramatically stimulates hair growth

I am posting this just a quick follow up and possible enhancement over the approach discussed in my previous post on estrogen causing hair loss. The study below demonstrated that applying daily the HED of a few mcg of T3 per square inch of skin increased hair length by several thousand percent. As such, a … Read more