Mitochondrial dysfunction may be the cause of anemia

Despite anemia being a pretty common condition, I still don’t think medicine has a good idea what causes anemia (putting aside the more obvious reasons such as chronic bleeding and dietary iron deficiency). In one of the KMUD interviews Peat opined that in his opinion true¬† iron deficiency anemias were rare and the anemias characterized … Read more

Statins may cause insulin resistance by depleting vitamin K

A great study, which both highlights the dangers of statins while also providing a plausible mechanism for those side effects that both FDA and Big Pharma vehemently continue to dispute. This plausible mechanism involves the inhibition of vitamin K2 (MK-4) synthesis, which requires the same enzymes that synthesize cholesterol. As the authors themselves state, vitamin … Read more

Vitamin K May Help Reduce Arterial Stiffness & Improve Blood Pressure

For those of my readers who don’t know, vitamin K is a prescription drug in many countries for treating/preventing osteoporosis, blood pressure, liver disease, neurological disorders, cancer, etc. Japan is where this remarkable substance enjoys perhaps the most prestige as an actual drug for treating so many of the chronic maladies developed societies encounter. Yet, … Read more

Vitamin K may treat leukemia

Another great study demonstrating both the therapeutic potential of vitamins as well as the metabolic/redox nature of cancer. As I mentioned in some of my podcasts, vitamin K2 (MK-4) is currently in clinical trials for treating/preventing a number of different cancers, especially liver cancer (HCC) and the so-called myelodisplastic conditions which spans all blood cancers … Read more

Deficiency of vitamin K involved in age-related disability / frailty

A nice study illustrating that vitamin K deficiency may be one of the reasons people become frail with age. Age-relate disability/frailty is one the leading causes of death in the elderly, behind infections and iatrogenic causes. Given the role of vitamin K in the synthesis of osteocalcin and consequently insulin and steroids, the findings of … Read more