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  1. ScurveDream

    Jobs will not fix poverty, improve standard of living much, or overall quell financial problems

    It's said by many political figureheads, workaday people, your neighbors possibly and family, etc. that more access to jobs will help lift people out of poverty. The funny thing is, though, that plenty of substantial data can likely be found that shows fluctuations in job demand, supply, etc...
  2. bzmazu

    BE UNSHAKEABLE. Don't Be Affected By Events

  3. haidut

    Drop In Mom's Thyroid Levels, Undetectable By Blood Tests, Tanks Child IQ

    I am posting this article mostly for the specific quote corroborating Peat's writing that thyroid blood tests are very unreliable and always have to be interpreted together with other "biomarkers" of thyroid function such as pulse, core temperature, muscle tone, reflexes, etc before a...
  4. C

    Dysfunctional Behavior, Cognition, And The Psychology Of Harm Reduction

    What do we all think about the cognition and behavior of the metabolically compromised? Ray talks about the psychology of stress and harm reduction - I of course think first of the mask wearers, the mouth breathers. How do we feel are appropriate and empathetic responses to such dysfunction? How...
  5. haidut

    Simple Metabolic Change Sufficient To Turn "normal" Cells Into "cancer"

    Yet another study exposing the fraud/myth that somehow "cancer" cells are different and evil and as such the only hope for curing cancer is killing them before they kill their "host". The central dogma of oncology is that genetic mutations happen first (and randomly so). Then, once a "cancerous"...
  6. haidut

    The "safe" Levels Of Thyroid Inhibitor In Tap Water Much Lower Than Previously Thought

    Yet another study demonstrating that tap water may be quite unsafe to drink, and that yet another one of EPA/FDA regulations on "safe" levels of a potent thyroid-inhibiting contaminant in drinking water are nothing more than wishful thinking. Namely, the study below claims that the levels of...
  7. ScurveDream

    Money/finances To Achieve Health -- Or Health First To Then Achieve It?

    Seems a tough method forward for people. Some pursue resources and funds so they can reach a place of health or "betterment" of sorts -- others try and achieve "salvation" of some sort even with nothing but the clothes on their backs (if even). What approach usually is the more optimal one...
  8. haidut

    It Is A "folly" To Claim That DNA Is The Main Blueprint For Life

    Finally, some common sense coming out of the bastion of "institutionalized" science - genetics. After spending more than a century proclaiming that DNA is the core concept driving life, heredity, health and longevity medicine has now lost all hope of producing anything useful with all these...
  9. haidut

    The Government Knows Stress Causes "learned Helplessness" / Depression

    I have had discussions with numerous psychiatrists about the concept of "learned helplessness" (LH) and its relation to chronic stress. All of those doctors flatly denied that LH is a concept relevant to humans and argued that it is nothing more than a useful model of depression in animal...
  10. haidut

    Vast Majority (90%) Of Depression Cases Are Caused By Stress

    In case anybody continues to doubt the stress-depression connection and/or their doctor tries to convince them their depression is due to genetic predisposition, below is an eye-opening statement from the mighty WebMD - the mouthpiece of mainstream medicine. As the article states, about 10% of...
  11. haidut

    Obesity Increasing; Is NOT Due To The Cliche Urban, Gluttonous, Sedentary Lifestyle

    The study below shows that obesity rates are rising worldwide. A doctor would immediately suggest that this is due to urban overpopulation, with hordes of gluttonous, chips-eating, video-game-playing, sedentary, bored people who do little more than eat and sleep. However, the study below found...
  12. haidut

    Wasps Are Capable Of Logic, Recognizing Faces, And Socializing Based On Memories

    Every time I look at the title for this post I can’t help but think – so, how are wasps different from us humans? I think the answer is – not much, if at all. And this is pretty much what the study below argues, adding yet another piece to an already sizeable mountain of evidence showing that...
  13. haidut

    Dads Pass On More Than Genetics In Their Sperm

    Another good study showing that our lifestyle choices directly affect our future children, despite what the morons in white coats keeps repeating. It has been known for years that dads in poorer health tend to beget more sickly children but the explanation had always been genetic - i.e. the dad...
  14. haidut

    Environmental Quality, Not Genetics, Determines Testosterone Levels In Men

    The genetic theory of testosterone (T) levels is one of the cornerstones of all authoritarian regimes. Genetically superior males, it goes, are destined to rise to the top and dominate their more submissive brethren, with the Hulks hoarding up all the women and natural resources along their way...
  15. haidut

    Memories Not Stored In The Brain But In The Entire Organism, Can Be Transmitted

    Peat has spoken a few times against the common idea that the brain is a storage mechanism for memories, personalities, habits, etc. There are countless of cases where people who have lost almost their entire brain (except their brainstem) have maintained perfectly normal lives with their...
  16. haidut

    Environment (diet), Not Genetics, Mainly Shapes Gut Bacteria Composition

    As many forum users know, studying the microbiome is the current hot topic in biochemistry and imbalances in the microbiome are used to explain everything from depression, to CVD, to cancer. A major argument advanced in the microbiome analysis field is that genes are the main driver of the...
  17. haidut

    Cells Have Memory, And Memories Of Past Conditions Affect Future Response

    This study looks at a concept that Peat has written a lot about and which has been largely ignored by mainstream medicine (in favor of genetic explanations) - epigenetic cell memory. The study only looked at muscle cells but there is no reason to believe the same mechanism is not present in...
  18. haidut

    Bad Environment & Lifestyle (stress) Cause Most Cancers In Western Countries

    The medical industry loves to claim that the increase in new cancer cases we have been seeing across all Western countries (and all other countries adopting the lifestyle of the Western world) are simply due to improved diagnostics and longer lifespan of modern people. Both of these claims are...
  19. haidut

    Sperm Count (Biomarker Of Male Health) In The West Has Declined By 60% Since The 1970s

    This topic has been discussed on the forum a few times before but the humbers quotes by recent studies usually hovered around 20% - 30%, which did not cause much alarm among endocrinologists. Now, this larger study shows that the decline in male fertility is much worse than previously thought...
  20. haidut

    Genes Do Not Matter (again) - Individuality Is An Inevitable And Unpredictable Result Of Development

    I posted quite a few studies showing that genes do not matter much when it comes to determining the "fate" of the organism, be that health, personality or intelligence. This new study went a step further and examined the development of genetically identical organisms under the same environmental...
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