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  1. haidut

    Heart attack survivors have high stress (cortisol/adrenaline) hypersensitivity, low androgens

    A very interesting study that highlights yet again the connection between chronic stress and ill systemic health, especially cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study demonstrates that people who had experienced a heart attack have dramatically higher higher cortisol and adrenaline/noradrenaline...
  2. haidut

    Progesterone - Not A Sex Hormone, But A Systemic Health Hormone

    An older study, but some great information in there. Not only does it call attention to the fallacy of progesterone being nothing more than a "sex" hormone, but it also warns about the fallacy of equating the synthetic progestins with bioidentical progesterone. At least, when it comes to...
  3. haidut

    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...
  4. 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...
  5. haidut

    Vitamin D Strikingly Therapeutic For Type II Diabetes

    Despite the ongoing assault against "ineffective" dietary supplements, the evidence in favor of them keeps piling on. One of the favorite targets of mainstream media is vitamin D, and multiple claims of "ineffectiveness" based on "meta" studies have come out in the last 5 years. Usually, this is...
  6. haidut

    Natural Progesterone (but Not Synthetic Progestins) Has Potent Anti-hypertensive Effects

    As many readers already know, synthetic estrogens and progestins currently dominate the market for female reproductive health. These chemicals are in everything from birth control pills, to drugs for "treating" endometriosis, to drugs for menopausal symptoms, to treating neurodegenerative...
  7. haidut

    Avoiding Sunlight May Be As Bad For Health As Smoking A Pack A Day

    As most readers of this blog know, the current recommendations of the American Dermatology Association (ADA) call for pretty much no sun exposure of any skin areas unless those areas have been "protected" by sunscreen. The same recommendation applies to tanning beds and makes not distinction of...
  8. haidut

    PUFA (metabolites) Drive Heart Failure And Possibly Diabetes

    Over the years I have posted a number of studies on the roles of PUFA metabolites such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes in many chronic conditions including cancer, Alzheimer, Parkinson, ALS, MS, CVD, etc. For those that are new to this issue, COX enzymes are responsible for prostaglandin...
  9. haidut

    The People With The World's Healthiest Hearts Eat A 72% Carbohydrate Diet

    So much for carbs making you fat, diabetic, sick and old. This is a nice corroboration of the other thread I posted on Okinawan diet. The author of this study actually mentions the Okinawan people as second-most-healthy in terms of cardiovascular system. The Tsimane diet has the same amount of...
  10. haidut

    Pregnenolone Is A Potent (functional) Endotoxin (TLR4) Antagonist

    It seems that pregnenolone is finally starting to look exciting to the medical industry. In addition for its intensive studies for a variety of mental issues, now studies are coming out demonstrating its endotoxin (LPS) antagonism effects. As most forum users know, endotoxin exerts its effects...
  11. haidut

    Heart Attacks Are On The Rise Among Young Women

    The bad news for the "young" just keep on coming. As I posted last week, the chronologically young do appear to have become the biological old. The "Young" Have Now Become The Old This week, the front page news is that heart attacks in young women have seen the largest increase than any other...
  12. haidut

    Mitochondria Likely Determine Disease Risk, Not The Main Genome / DNA

    As I mentioned several times on Danny's podcasts, the genetic approach to curing disease has not really produced much for the last 80 years so little by little the industry is shifting its focus on metabolism. However, that shift won't happen overtly by admitting metabolism is key. Rather, it...
  13. haidut

    PUFA As The Main Cause Of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) And Organ Failure

    Some more evidence on the role of PUFA as a big factor in CVD. While the evidence is not widely discussed on mainstream media, and a few saboteur attempt against coconut oil have recently been published, nonetheless a few "runaways" do make it to front page news and we have posted them on the...
  14. haidut

    Endotoxin Causes (liver) Steatosis, Insulin Resistance And Atherosclerosis

    I know this study was in hepatitis C patients only, but there is nothing about Hep C that would invalidate this finding in the general population too. Quite a few people on the forum reported that when they tried to talk to their doctor about endotoxin and its possible role in their health...
  15. haidut

    Eating 12 Eggs A Week Does Not Increase Risk Of Heart Disease

    This study probably won't come as surprise to forum users given what Ray has said and written about cholesterol. Without much fanfare, after more than 60 years of officially demonizing cholesterol in 2017 the FDA quietly reversed its position on recommending avoiding cholesterol. However, to...
  16. haidut

    Niacinamide Lowers BP, May Reverse CVD And Reduce Heart Attack Risk By 25%

    This is a human study, so the findings are that much more relevant even though they probably do not come as a surprise to users of this forum. The duration of the study was just 6 weeks and the dose was 500mg nicotinamide riboside (NR) twice a day (for a total of 1,000mg). There were no side...
  17. haidut

    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...
  18. haidut

    Cardiology Patients Have Lower Mortality When Top Doctors Are Absent

    A study made the news a few years ago showing that patients in the ER, as well as kidney disease wards had much lower mortality when senior doctors were out of town due to conferences. This new study below now adds cardiology patients to that list of people faring much better then their "expert"...
  19. haidut

    Just 20g Stearic Acid Daily Improves Cardiovascular Health In Human Males

    Despite FDA's recent reversal of public policy on dietary cholesterol, there is still no reversal of its position on saturated fats being detrimental to health. This despite the fact that the same study on which the FDA based its reversal of position on cholesterol also called for ending the war...
  20. haidut

    Vitamin D Rapidly Reduces Arterial Stiffness In Humans

    As many of you know arterial stiffness is one of the main signs of CVD and contributes significantly to both elevations of blood pressure (BP) and actual ischemic events in brain/heart. According to official guidelines, arterial stiffness cannot be reversed once it sets in, and the only recourse...
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