energy

  1. haidut

    Aging is an energy deficiency problem, taking cardiolipin may reverse it

    Yet another study demonstrating that "aging" is nothing but a phenotype characterizing an organism with declining energy production. Since most of the cellular energy is produced in the mitochondria, another way of stating the same is that aging (and any specific disease for that matter) is a...
  2. youngsinatra

    Does Coffee Inhibit B1 Absorption?

    I've read multiple times that compounds in coffee can inhibit thiamin absorption. I am wondering if it inhibits it completely or just partly? I like taking 200mg of thiamin HCL with my meals and I really love a good espresso or two after some meals. I am wondering if it has any real effect...
  3. haidut

    COVID-19 is an energy deficiency disease

    Yet another seemingly non-metabolic disease turns out to be nothing but energy deficiency in disguise. Apparently, the SARS-CoV-2 virus selectively disables so-called complex I of the electron transport chain (ETC), and as such the overall OXPHOS process. Such inhibition is known to reliably...
  4. haidut

    Mitochondrial dysfunction may be the cause of anemia

    Despite anemia being a pretty common condition, I still don't think medicine has a good idea what causes anemia (putting aside the more obvious reasons such as chronic bleeding and dietary iron deficiency). In one of the KMUD interviews Peat opined that in his opinion true iron deficiency...
  5. haidut

    Vitamin D deficiency impairs muscles by lowering energy production

    Perhaps this study below will put some of the arguments against vitamin D supplementation to rest. It demonstrated up to 40% reduction of energy production in the muscles of animals deficient in vitamin D, in spite of unchanged number/size/density of mitochondria inside the cells. In addition...
  6. D

    All These Threads On Hair Loss Go Nowhere Because....

    ....because what we really need is feedback from those who HAVE their hair - a survey or study on their health, habits, diets, fathers/heredity, etc. How we go about doing that I don't know, but I could guess, there wouldn't be found anything markedly different about them then those who've lost...
  7. haidut

    Metabolic (energy) deficiency may be the cause of Parkinson Disease (PD)

    The dogma that PD is just a simple dopamine deficiency manifesting in genetically vulnerable individuals is quickly becoming untenable. It is well-known among clinicians that administering dopamine precursors such as L-Dopa, or selective dopamine agonists such as pramipexole has limited...
  8. F

    My stack for testosterone, anxiety, inflammation and muscle growth: reasonable?

    Hi guys, I've assembled the following stack, in order to address a few goals: - creatine, shilajit, cordyceps, B complex (with niacinamide), vit E, vit K, vit D: testosterone, DHT, anxiety, energy, muscle growth - berberine: gut health, lowering overall inflammation (I have an autoimmune...
  9. Hans

    PUFAs, cardiolipin, ATP production and obesity

    As we all know, PUFAs are a metabolic toxin. One of the mechanisms how a high fat diet promotes obesity and metabolic syndrome is by remodeling cardiolipin. Cardiolipin is a unique mitochondrial phospholipid that contains 4 fatty acids. Its main goal is to stabilize the complexes of the electron...
  10. haidut

    Reduced pyruvate and/or increased lactate drive heart failure

    I just did a post on the role of reduced glucose metabolism, lower pyruvate/NAM/NAD and elevated lactate in the pathogenesis of glaucoma. Just minutes later, another study popped up in my newsfeed. Namely, a study that demonstrates the exact same metabolic disturbances as the main drivers of...
  11. haidut

    Glaucoma likely a metabolic disease, treatable by pyruvate and/or niacinamide

    About a year ago, a publication came out that demonstrated therapeutic effects of raising the (mitochondrial) NAD/NADH ratio in glaucoma patients. That study used niacinamide (NAM) and suggested that the "irreversible" changes in eye structure seen in glaucoma patients are in fact nothing more...
  12. haidut

    Low energy production (glucose metabolism) may cause andropause

    As many of my readers know, aging men can also experience the equivalent of menopause and doctors informally call that state "andropause". Its official name is age-related hypogonadism and most of that hypogonadism is of the "secondary" type - i.e. the gonads appears to be in fine shape but for...
  13. haidut

    The Cure For Aging Might Be The Cure For Alzheimer’s

    Almost 25 years ago, Dr. Peat himself wrote a 2-article series in which he outlined arguments in favor of the hypothesis that aging and Alzheimer Disease (AD) are just examples of a more and less systemic sign respectively of declining energy production, and that curing one would lead to a cure...
  14. haidut

    Red Light Therapy For Parkinson Disease (PD) Begins Human Trials

    A few weeks ago, I posted about a human study demonstrating reversal of age-related vision decline by staring at a red light for just a few minutes a day. The mechanism of action proposed in that study had to do with improved mitochondrial function and energy production. Now, it seems another...
  15. J

    Eating Liver Makes Me Feel Cold More Often And Faster, Why?

    On a low A diet I have less energy, can't sleep, have oily and worse skin, but my temps are higher between meals. I found I have to eat liver daily. I get great energy from it, sleep perfectly and have much better skin. But I always find it makes my temps drop faster between meals. Is this...
  16. haidut

    Mad Cow Disease May Be A Mitochondrial/metabolic Issue

    Peat has mentioned the Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) / BSE in several of his articles and interviews and has explained how environmental stress, estrogen, PUFA, ionizing radiation, etc can cause metabolic derangements resulting in the same brain damage so characteristic of this pathology. The...
  17. haidut

    Raising NAD Levels May Be Therapeutic For COVID-19

    A rather timely study, which demonstrates once again the crucial role energy plays even in "non-metabolic" diseases such as viral infections. At this point, even mainstream medicine admits that every function of the organism requires energy, so it would be plausible to expect an organism with...
  18. haidut

    Restoring Metabolism Prevents / Reverses "permanent" Nerve Damage

    Yet another study demonstrating the crucial role cellular metabolism plays in pathological processes. While most of my posts deal with beneficial effects of improving OXPHOS on various chronic diseases, the study below demonstrates that the same may be true in acute pathologies such as traumatic...
  19. haidut

    Increasing Metabolism May Reverse Alzheimer Disease (AD) And General Aging

    Yet another study demonstrating the remarkable parallels between the decline in function (metabolism) and the structural abnormalities that occur not only in specific pathologies such as AD but also in the generalized degradation known as "aging". FDA currently does not recognize aging as a...
  20. haidut

    Male Fertility Depends On Intensity Of (sperm) Metabolism

    Yet another aspect of health that turns out to be directly controlled by quality/speed of metabolism. I made a few posts in the past demonstrating that progesterone and pregnenolone activate a calcium channel (CatSper) specific to progesterone, which greatly increases sperm motility...
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