chronic stress

  1. haidut

    Long Work Hours Linked To Hypothyroidism

    The connection between stress and health issues is perhaps the best kept "public secret". As the saying goes, the only people who do not believe in the pathology of stress are doctors...and the dead. I would add to this category the profession of statisticians who publish studies like the one...
  2. haidut

    Long Work Hours (stress) At The Office Cause Hypertension And CVD

    Many of my readers surely are familiar with the saying "work hard, play hard". This mantra is at the core of the psychotic work culture of most "developed" countries and despite the assurances of doctors and public health officials that bad health is largely due to "bad luck" (e.g. genes) the...
  3. haidut

    Serotonin Causes Anhedonia. And Mental Illness In General

    As many of my readers know, anhedonia is one of the most pernicious symptoms of most mental disorders, and is perhaps the most resistant to therapy. It also happens to be one of the main triggers of attempted suicide, based on interviews with suicide survivors. I posted some threads in the past...
  4. haidut

    Chronic Stress (adversity) Lowers Dopamine And Causes Mental Illness

    The evidence for the role of chronic stress in virtually every health condition doctors have a name for just keeps on accumulating. Unfortunately, even in this latest study the scientists keep insisting that there is some mysterious and unquantifiable difference between chronic stress...
  5. haidut

    Energy Deficiency Due To Stress Causes Anxiety, Panic Disorders, And Subbordination

    This is a great study on so many levels. First, it directly demonstrates that chronic stress leads to mitochondrial dysfunction and reduced oxidative phosphorylation. Second, it demonstrates that glucocorticoids (cortisol) are a direct cause of this energy production downregulation. Third, it...
  6. haidut

    Mitochondria (energy) As The Main Driver Of Health, Intelligence, And Aging

    We are finally starting to see Peat enter the mainstream and article like the one below are calling for a complete review of what we know about health and aging and how intelligence is tied to them. As the authors says, or actually borrows from Peat, there is solid evidence that mitochondrial...
  7. haidut

    Stress (epinephrine And Lactate) Cause Tumor Growth, Vitamin C Stops It

    Yet another study linking chronic stress to cancer growth. I posted several threads in the past demonstrating the negative effects epinephrine and lipolysis on cancer cell growth and how administering a beta blocker can inhibit the growth of tumors. Stress (adrenaline, Noradrenaline) As The Main...
  8. haidut

    People Can Die As A Result Of Giving Up (a State Caused By Low Dopamine)

    Ask any doctor if loss of hope can kill and he/she will laugh in your face. Even if you use the more scientific term "learned helplessness" you will still be laughed out of the room. Well, the study below shows that "give-up-itis" (GUI) is quite real and can reliably kill a person if it takes a...
  9. haidut

    The Financial Crisis In 2008 Increased Obesity, Diabetes And Mental Illness

    So much for these issues being "predominantly genetically driven" as mainstream medicine likes to proclaim. It would have been nicer if the authors of the study also tested thyroid function as that would have directly implicated declining metabolism in these health issues strongly linked to...
  10. haidut

    Bad Environment & Lifestyle (stress) Cause Most Cancers In Western Countries

    The medical industry loves to claim that the increase in new cancer cases we have been seeing across all Western countries (and all other countries adopting the lifestyle of the Western world) are simply due to improved diagnostics and longer lifespan of modern people. Both of these claims are...
  11. haidut

    Environmental Enrichment As Effective As Drugs For Treating Depression

    This study is really good because not only it states directly that depression can be directly caused by stress, but also because it shows that environmental enrichment (EE) for just 20 days can be at least as therapeutic as drugs. The beneficial effects of EE are well-known in psychiatry and...
  12. haidut

    Cancer Is A State Of Chronic Stress With Elevated Lipolysis And Ketogenesis

    I am posting this study because it invalidates one of the central dogmas of modern oncology - i.e. that cancer is a localized, organ-specific disease that is best handled by attacking/destroying/removing the affected organ/tissue. Most doctors would flatly deny/reject the statement that a cancer...
  13. haidut

    Even Minor Stress Substantially Decreases DHEA-S Levels

    Most endocrinologists are at a loss when asked what leads to lower DHEA-S levels. The generic response is "aging" but the DHEA-S have been steadily declining over the last 30 years (just as testosterone) in young people, so that explanation does not add up. While Peat has not directly written...
  14. haidut

    Low Social Status Damages The Immune System

    I have posted before on the link between status and health and I think user @Such_Saturation also posted a study on reversal of dominant social status leading to serotonergic dominance. This latest study shows that it is the relative difference of social status that matters. So, even though a...
  15. S

    Perfectionism, Emotion Regulation, and the Cortisol Stress Response

    http://tinyurl.com/mgynd3x
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