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  1. haidut

    Eating vegetables does nothing to protect against heart disease

    The bad news for vegans keep piling on. Yesterday, I posted about meat-eating extending lifespan, unlike eating vegetables. In corroboration of the latter, the study below now claims that eating vegetables does nothing good for the heart. Now, I don't endorse completely shunning vegetables...
  2. haidut

    Endotoxin (LPS) drives obesity, diabetes and CVD in young people

    It looks like medicine is starting to change course on its attitude to endotoxin (LPS). After claiming that LPS is not an issue at all for any human with a functioning liver, a number of high profile studies have come out recently demonstrating chronic endotoxemia (even low-grade) is a causal...
  3. P

    My Gratitude... Cardiovascular Disease REVERSED.

    Hello guys. December 2020, I posted about my CVD and desperately asked for help: Cardiologist Report: Thickening of My Heart Wall I carefully analyzed the comments, plus ideas gleaned from personal research and went all out to fight this deadly ailment. And... I CONQUERED May 2021: I met my...
  4. haidut

    Estrogen associated with arterial stiffness in women

    Blood pressure rises with age, and most people over the age of 50 are on some type of blood pressure controlling medication. It is well-known that blood vessels calcify/stiffen with age and that such stiffness is what leads to increased blood pressure - i.e. the inability of vessels to...
  5. UG Krishnamurti

    Wishing this man the best but what can we learn from looking at his markers?

    "How the f*ck did I have three blocked arteries?? I fasted, ate low carb, cut seed oils, did cardio and weights at least 5x a week. End result…. My widow maker was 95% blocked?? thank the Lord I just happened to go to cardiologist after iwatch reported afib" LINK TO THE TWITTER POST Take a...
  6. haidut

    Omega-3 increase risk of atrial fibrillation (afib)

    It looks like Big Pharma is just living the dream. Considering doctors left and right are recommending massive doses of omega-3 to everybody and their cat, Big Pharma selling drugs that treat afib seems like the perfect conspiracy of "sell them the poison and then the remedy". Hopefully, the...
  7. haidut

    For most individuals, the risks of keto diets outweigh the benefits

    The title is the actual conclusion of the study, in the authors' own words. Among the diseases they claim keto diets cause are colon cancer, CVD, kidney disease, liver disease, Alzheimer Disease (AD) and...diabetes! If there is one disease keto diets are supposed to help with preventing and even...
  8. S

    Bajau People - Seaborne lifestyle

    These people are known for their exceptional abilities in free-diving. They spent on average 5 hours a day in the sea and mostly underwater trying to hunt fish. Previously, I have read some articles regarding health benefits of regular physical activity in water. So when I saw info about the...
  9. haidut

    Almost half of obese adults are (metabolically) healthy

    A seemingly contradictory title, but only to people who are not aware of the so-called "obesity paradox". As I have mentioned in the past, usage of the word "paradox" usually implies a very inconvenient truth that threatens the profits of one or more branches of mainstream medicine. In this case...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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