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  1. J

    Help Desperately Needed: Ridged Fingernails!

    I don't know when this started, but it's bothering me a lot. I have these pretty pronounced vertical ridge-like structures in my fingernails. It was pretty hard to photograph, but I tried my best at it and editing it a bit to make them more easily visible: It may not look like much, but they...
  2. GutFeeling

    Autism Four Times Likelier When Mother's Thyroid Is Weakened

    Pregnant women who don't make nearly enough thyroid hormone are nearly 4 times likelier to produce autistic children than healthy women. The association emerged from a study of more than 4,000 Dutch mothers and their children, and it supports a growing view that autism spectrum disorders can be...
  3. haidut

    Hypoxia, Nutrient Deficiency Rapidly Rewires Cells For Cancer Metabolism

    One of the earliest observations of Otto Warburg when he studied cancer was that anything that interferes with oxygen supply to the cell effectively caused the cell to become "cancerous". In other words, he opined that cancer was essentially an adaptation to a lack of oxygen, not a mutant gory...
  4. haidut

    Aging Likely Caused By Decreased Respiration / Metabolism, Not Genetic Mutations

    It looks like after a century of utter idiotism in biology and medicine, those two disciplines may finally be getting on the right course. Despite the fact that the "rate of living" theory is still the dominant theory of aging in the halls of academia, a new generation of scientists is emerging...
  5. haidut

    Dietary Niacinamide (B3) Deficiency May Be A Cause Of Schizophrenia

    As many of my readers know, the link between niacinamide and schizophrenia dates back at least the 1950s and possibly much earlier. The late Abram Hoffer, one of the founders of the orthomolecular approach, was convinced that stress was a huge factor in mental illness and ran several successful...
  6. haidut

    Lack Of Light Exposure May Be The Main Cause Of The Myopia Boom

    As the study says, there has been a drastic increase in myopia cases over the last century. Early research pointed at excessive indoor book reading and studying as a cause of the epidemic. Unsurprisingly, these initial claims were quickly drowned by fake research denying that such a link exists...
  7. haidut

    Vitamin D Deficiency Can Cause Heart Failure

    As many readers know, there is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. It is of worldwide proportions, but is visible mainly in "developed" countries in the Western world. The official stance of mainstream medicine is that while vitamin D deficiency is undesirable, it does not really have much...
  8. haidut

    Study Links Stroke To Vitamin B1 Deficiency

    The study was observational but I am inclined to see a causative role of the deficiency for stroke. My inclination stems from the thousands of intervention studies with vitamin B1 to treat a host of neurological issues including accelerating recovery from stroke. In addition, chronic alcoholics...
  9. haidut

    Vitamin E Deficiency Increases Risk Of Tuberculosis (TB) Infection

    Most people in modern societies probably do not have much to fear when it comes to TB, as that disease is very rare in the Western world. The reason I am posting this study below is that it demonstrates once again the role of vitamin E in maintaining a healthy immune system. The benefits of...
  10. haidut

    More Than One Third Of Men And Almost Half Of Women Are Energy Deficient

    I wanted to note from the start that this is NOT about calories, this is about ENERGY deficiency as a result of bad metabolism. So, while not the same as hypothyroidism, this study shows just how sick the general population is (if we assume that energetic deficiency is behind all diseases). Now...
  11. haidut

    Low DHEA-S Predicts Fractures In Older Men

    There is a big push to start treating older men with estrogen, just as women are, because estrogen is "good for the bone". No evidence exists to support this approach and in fact multiple studies in women have shown that low DHEA, and not estrogen, is what is associated with weak bones. In...
  12. haidut

    Pregnenolone As A Possible Treatment Of CFS/ME

    I just posted yet another study showing that CFS/ME is a metabolic disorder that can be treated using various substances that activate PDH and Krebs cycle activity. CFS/ME Once Again Confirmed As A Metabolic Disorder This study took an alternative path and discovered that people with CFS/ME...
  13. haidut

    Changes In Thiamine Levels May Be The First Sign Of Type I Diabetes

    The study is focusing on the fashionable topic of "microbiome analysis", which is most likely a fad that won't lead to any breakthrough cures. However, the important finding of the study is that changes of vitamin B1 (thiamine) levels are involved in the pathogenesis of diabetes. Sudden drop in...
  14. haidut

    Majority Of Cancer Patients Have Vitamin B1 (thiamine) Deficiency

    This is a great study since it directly highlights the metabolic connection between excess lactic acid and cancer. Thiamine deficiency results in lactic acid buildup, and all cancer patients have excess lactic acid due to the Warburg effect. foodconsumer.org - Cancer patients may need thiamine...
  15. Amazoniac

    Magnesium Deficiency, A Brief Review

    Beliebers, This review was written in a weird manner because I guess the guy had more freedom than what we would expect from a researcher in a published review. Nevertheless, I’m sharing because it has some interesting points that can direct people here to look for those subjects in more depth...
  16. haidut

    Vitamin D Is As Bad In Excess As It Is In Deficiency

    The study said that vitamin D levels above 100nmol/L were associated with higher risk from CVD and stroke. I don't have access to the study so I don't know what the mortality was from in the low ranges. Presumably, the higher than optimal vitamin D levels probably caused arterial calcification...
  17. haidut

    Vitamin B6 deficiency promotes PUFA accumulation in tissues

    So, make sure you ingest enough vitamin B6 while working to deplete PUFA stores. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6481472 "...In -PN rats, phospholipid levels of linoleic and gamma-linolenic acids were increased, but arachidonic acid was decreased compared to controls in plasma, liver...
  18. haidut

    ADHD may be simply a vitamin B6 deficiency symptom

    The study claims that multi-year adminstration of vitamin B6 completely "normalized" ADHD symptoms. It was a human study, so it should have even more weight / relevance. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24321736 "...The disturbed activity of PLP dependent enzymes apparently forms those...
  19. S

    Noise Anxiety - Potassium Deficiency

    Has anyone else got Noise Anxiety??? I am starting to hate peoples voices, everyone is so noisy, I hate traffic noise, bird noise, general activity noise, tv noise etc. its like its done on purpose to bug me!!! Paranoia due to deficiency of something maybe???? I read it could be potassium...
  20. Gabriel

    Iron Not Only Bad In Excess, But Also Bad In Deficiency?

    I'd like to start a discussion on: The question if iron deficiency is as bad as iron excess. The connection between thyroid dysfunction and iron deficiency. Determining the optimal intake of iron (i.e. how much mg iron/day, optimal ferritin/transferrin saturation values? Intake by symptoms?)...
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