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    Exercise causes (and worsens) arterial calcification

    A great new study sent to me by one of my readers. It will more than likely cause a lot of controversy, despite its findings having a very simple explanation. Namely, chronic exercise increases baseline cortisol and over time, cortisol (acting through the aldosterone/mineralocorticoid receptor)...
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    Both "long" COVID-19 and CFS are likely caused by hypometabolism

    A good study that examines the remarkable parallels between the so-called "long" COVID-19 (i.e. chronic display of symptoms associated with COVID-19) and the (in)famous chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Namely, increases inflammation, excessive glycolysis, suppressed mitochondrial function and...
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    Many people may suffer from chronic serotonin syndrome

    A very interesting article, which calls out the widespread usage of serotonergic drugs (usually SSRI), and argues that their widespread use may have created an "epidemic" of a chronic, milder version of the (in)famous serotonin syndrome (SS). Currently, mainstream medicine does not recognize...
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    Ear wax testing as a reliable method for measuring long-term steroid levels

    Many of my readers already know about the unreliability of using steroid blood tests as diagnostic methods, except in cases where the values are so extreme that are unlikely to be temporary fluctuations. Saliva tests for steroids are even less reliable, even though combining both saliva and...
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    Insects Can Feel Both Acute And Chronic Pain, Can Even Develop Insect-PTSD

    Probably not many forum users know it, but to this day surgery on babies or other painful procedures is often performed without anesthesia. The rationale for this horrific torture is that the nervous system of babies is not developed yet, so they don't feel pain. It takes a special kind of...
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    Vast Majority (90%) Of Depression Cases Are Caused By Stress

    In case anybody continues to doubt the stress-depression connection and/or their doctor tries to convince them their depression is due to genetic predisposition, below is an eye-opening statement from the mighty WebMD - the mouthpiece of mainstream medicine. As the article states, about 10% of...
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    Damaged Mitochondria And Endotoxin (LPS) Drive Chronic Inflammation

    Chronic, low-grade inflammation has now been recognized as the main cause behind a number of chronic degenerative conditions including CVD, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer, Parkinson, etc. Mainstream medicine claims that the cause of this chronic low-grade inflammatory reaction is unknown, despite...
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    High Cortisol And Low Testosterone Likely Drive PTSD

    As the article below states, 20%+ of service members come back with PTSD. It is a devastating mental condition that makes patients not only unable to participate meaningfully in society but often drives them to violent and homicidal/suicidal behavior. Given the roles of cortisol and serotonin in...
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    Cheating Is Driven By Cortisol, Not Testosterone

    The topic of macho behavior and its apparent mediator testosterone has been studies every since steroids were discovered. The mainstream dogma states that high testosterone drives cheating behavior (especially of males) as some sort of dominance-asserting behavior of genetically superior...
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    Cortisol (stress) Directly Causes Depression

    I have posted quite a few threads/posts on the role of stress as perhaps the main cause of depression and other mental disorders. Officially, psychiatry claims that no environmental factor is known to be a direct cause of depression and that depression is a “complex” mix of genetic...
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    Stress As The Underlying Cause Behind ALL Chronic Diseases

    One of the more controversial of Ray's statements is that chronic stress is the underlying cause of many/most chronic conditions, especially autoimmune ones. In several of his articles he describes the role tissue damage under the influence of cortisol and estrogen play in creating an immune...
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    High Norepinephrine Can Be Used To Diagnose Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is one of the "mysterious" spectrum disorders, which baffles doctors. There is no structural abnormality in muscle tissue and as a result many patients are treated as if the condition is a psychiatric one. It is known to be greatly exacerbated by stress, which is a convenient excuse...
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    Pregnenolone Relieves Chronic Low Back Pain (human Study)

    After failing to find any effective treatments for the many ills that plague veterans, doctors are finally turning to older remedies successfully used back in the first half of the 20th century. Pregnenolone is one such remedy and I have been seeing more and more studies and ongoing trials with...
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    Workplace Stress Is Literally Killing People; Mass Lawsuits Are Imminent

    It is good to see that even business school people - that bastion of workaholism - are finally opening their eyes to what the modern workplace is doing to the health of the populace. Even though I think this realization will fall on deaf years when it comes to executives changing the work...
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    Higher Fat Diets And Fat Emulsification Increase Endotoxin (in Obese Males)

    High dietary fat is one of the primary factors for increased endotoxin load, especially if the fat is PUFA. This is probably one of the main reasons Peat prefers lower fat diets. However, most of the studies on the fat-endotoxin link so far have been on animal models. This new human study...
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    Chronic Stress During Pregnancy Accelerates Fetal Aging And Harms Its Health

    Allopathic medicine still denies that maternal stress during pregnancy affects the child's long term health. If anything, they say that the fetus may experience a slightly increased risk of infection during pregnancy but that risk goes back normal as soon as the baby is born. The main argument...
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    Safety Of Long-term Use Of DMSO As A Solvent

    I wanted to post this even though it won't change the mind of DMSO opponents. The topic of DMSO safety has come up multiple times among scientists using it as a solvent for delivery of chemicals in vivo studies and so I did some digging and found some interesting data point. First, DMSO used in...
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    Chronic Caffeine Intake Lowers Blood Pressure

    This is yet another "counterintuitive" study given the commonly recited dogma by medical professionals that caffeine will increase your blood pressure and in the long run contribute to CVD risk. As you can see, long term caffeine intake actually lowers systolic blood pressure, especially in...
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    Heartburn Drugs (ppi) Linked To Chronic Kidney Disease

    This study follows the previous once implicating PPI drugs like Nezium and Prevacid in bone fractures, pneumonia, and bacterial infections. Typically, chronic kidney disease is something only people with diabetes and very old people have to be concerned about, however as you can see taking a PPI...
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