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  1. haidut

    Intense exercise causes mitochondrial damage even in elite athletes

    Hopefully, this post won't be interpreted as trying to bash exercise. Its goal is to simply draw attention to the fact that intense exercise can be detrimental even for elite athletes. While the damage the study observed was temporary, it is now known that (just like ionizing radiation) the...
  2. haidut

    Damaged mitochondria may cause 90%+ of Parkinson Disease (PD) cases

    More evidence that yet another "incurable" condition is little more than energy deficit (due to mitochondrial dysfunction) in disguise. In this case the mitochondrial dysfunction was caused by accumulation of mitochondrial debris inside the cell, which has been repeatedly shown by other studies...
  3. shine

    L. plantarum protects testicles & lowers inflammation/endotoxin

    It is well known that phtalates used in plastics are endocrine disruptors and damage testicular tissue. This study is showing that Lactobacillus plantarum (LP) alleviates testicular damage, increases testosterone back to normal levels, lowers inflammatory mediators like TNF-a, IL-1b and IL-6 and...
  4. T

    Does adrenaline damage the nervous system?

    See title. Does adrenaline damage the nervous system? Thank you.
  5. haidut

    Alcohol Causes Liver (and Other Organ) Damage By Lowering NAD/NADH Ratio

    A neat little study, which demonstrates once again the crucial role of energy and optimal redox status in a public health issue that has now reached catastrophic proportions. Namely, alcohol-related morbidity and mortality. Those have always been an issue in any developed country but since the...
  6. haidut

    Alcohol Brain Damage Due To Iron Accumulation; Vitamin B1 To The Rescue

    Chronic alcohol abuse is highly detrimental to health and especially to the brain. Alcohol puts the body in a reductive state and depletes vitamin B1 (thiamine) stores. If the B1 deficiency becomes severe enough it manifests through what is clinically known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS)...
  7. haidut

    Exposure To Fluoride Actually Damages Teeth, Even At Low Concentrations

    Most adults are familiar with the much-publicized (and advertised) claims of public health authorities about the purported benefits of fluoride exposure for dental health. The official story is that by adding fluoride to tap water, people's teeth are exposed to "low" concentration of fluoride...
  8. haidut

    Vitamin E Restores Cardiac Health After Heart Attack

    A great study that gives vitamin E a much deserved exposure in mainstream media. A few years ago, vitamin E was lambasted by the press for failing to prevent prostate cancer and heart attacks. Yet, upon a more careful look, it quickly becomes evident that those trials were handicapped from the...
  9. haidut

    Supplementation With (long Chain) Saturated Fats Protects Liver From Alcohol

    As many of my readers already know, there are a number of human studies, going back to at least the 1960s, demonstrating that supplementation with saturated fats (SFA) protects the liver from damage induced by alcohol. I fact, supplementation with SFA not only prevents alcohol-induced liver...
  10. haidut

    Mitochondrial Damage And Fatty Acid Buildup, Not Glucose, May Drive Diabetes

    Finally some common sense is coming out of mainstream medicine. The study below demonstrates that it is the buildup of fatty acid metabolites and mitochondrial damage that drives the chronic inflammation now known to be a major causative factor for diabetes II (T2DM), as well as virtually all...
  11. haidut

    Osteoporosis Is Caused By Mitochondrial Dysfunction Driven By Nitric Oxide (NO)

    Let’s repeat the mantra one more time – structure and function cannot be separated, they are mutually dependent at every level of reality/life. As such, it is little surprise (to us) that a structural disorder like osteoporosis may be caused by a deficiency in energy production. Yet, despite...
  12. haidut

    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...
  13. haidut

    Low-carb Diet Damages Blood Vessels In Humans

    I posted a study recently showing that low-carb diets increase risk for a potentially fatal heart rhythm disorder known as AFib. https://raypeatforum.com/community/threads/low-carb-diets-may-cause-lethal-heart-rhythm-disorder-afib.28169/ Now this new, also human, study below shows that even a...
  14. haidut

    PUFA/Statins Promote UV Damage & Skin Cancer (melanoma), Cholesterol Is Protective

    Several people asked Peat over email about the dangers of sun exposure. He responded by saying that the main danger is the lipid (PUFA) perodixation caused by the UV lights and that taking some aspirin, vitamin E, or niacinamide greatly reduces the damage. The study below confirms that PUFA may...
  15. haidut

    Increased Fat Oxidation Is The Cause Of Kidney Damage

    At least in diabetes, according to the study below. Peat mentioned in several of his articles and interviews that the kidney damage so commonly seen in both type I and II diabetes patients is due to increased PUFA oxidation and decreased glucose oxidation. He also said that the same mechanism...
  16. haidut

    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...
  17. haidut

    Adrenaline (epinephrine) Damages The Brain

    Adrenaline injections directly into the heart are the only currently approved treatment for cardiac arrest. It is considered the patient's only chance of revival and recovery. However, observational trials over the year have noticed that cardiac arrest survivors often have severe neurological...
  18. haidut

    PUFA Increases Alcohol Damage By Increasing Cell Fluidity; SFA Are Protective

    Peat has written a number of times on the synergies of PUFA with ethanol and endotoxin on causing liver and systemic damage. In one of his articles he opined that in the absense of PUFA/iron ethanol would likely not cause much harm. He also wrote about the protective effects of saturated fats...
  19. haidut

    Finasteride Causes Physical Damage To Nerves, Depression, ED, Steroid Imbalance

    After a decade of denying that a thing such as PFS exists, mainstream medicine seems to be wisening up to the fact that this poison does a lot more than lower the "bad" DHT. Up until very recently, it was common to simply measure blood steroid levels and then declare that they had rebounded upon...
  20. haidut

    Progesterone Protects From Flu And Helps Recovery From SARS / ARDS

    Peat has written on the benefits of progesterone in viral conditions and how precursors such as pregnenolone or even cholesterol have similarly protective effects. I posted a study almost 2 years ago showing that high levels of cholesterol blocked viral infection and replication, and that people...
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