epigenetic

  1. K

    So What Explains Why Balding Men Have More Body Hair

    So conventional wisdom suggests that DHT is the cause of all genetic hair loss and that DHT is what causes facial and body hair to grow. Its pretty well documented that men with more body hair are more likely to go bald/are more often bald. What is also well documented is that males who are...
  2. 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"...
  3. 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...
  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. P

    Homeless Guys Have Tons Of Hair

    in NYC there a lot of homeless and regardless of age or race they have a ton of hair compared to the mpb you see regularly. they clearly aren't getting the proper micronutrients plus may be on drugs. Could shampoo be such a major endocrine disrupter that it causes such major hair loss? You...
  6. haidut

    Endocrine Disruptors (BPA) Can Cause Autism Several Generations Later

    In one of his recent newsletters, as well several KMUD interviews, Peat mentioned that the effects of GMO foods and other environmental toxins would not be immediately visible. In fact, they would take several generations to manifest and by the say third, forth, fifth generations we would start...
  7. 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...
  8. haidut

    Height Is Dependent On Diet Quality, Not Genes

    I posted a few threads in the past demonstrating that gene are likely not the main driver of height, despite the mainstream dogma vehement claiming to the contrary. Dutch People Gained 20cm Of Height In Just 150 Years Protein Quality, Not Genes, Determine Male Height Intelligence and height...
  9. 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...
  10. haidut

    Familial Breast Cancer Is Mainly Driven By Methylation, Not Genes

    I think this is a very important study because it shakes the foundations of one of the most solid cases cited by mainstream oncology in favor of cancer begin driven by genes. Familial breast cancer, purportedly linked to the infamous (and patented) genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, is thought to be one of...
  11. 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...
  12. haidut

    Epigenetic Changes Can Be Passed Down For At Least 14 Generations

    The phenomenon of inheritance is a solidly established fact in medicine. The fact that having relatives who had chronic disease increases one's own risk for developing those diseases is one of the main arguments of the pro-genetic crowd given as a reason to pursue genetic explanation of...
  13. haidut

    The Lower Your Cortisol Levels, The Younger You Look

    Peat has this quote popping up on the forum every once in a while. “The main features of aging can be produced... | Ray Peat Forum "..."...The main features of aging can be produced directly by administering excessive amounts of cortisol. These features include atrophy of skin, arteries, muscle...
  14. haidut

    Aging May Be An Epigenetic Process

    The study focused on turning adult cells into stem cells (which is something yet to be proven safe or replicable in humans), the important message is that aging seems to be an epigenetic process, and as such fully reversible. This matches well with the other studies I posted showing glycine...
  15. haidut

    Chronic Fasting / Famine Can Cause Diabetes And The Adaptation Is Hereditary

    Yet another study that shows why chronic fasting is not likely to lead to good long term outcomes for your health. While it can be argued that famine is not the same as fasting, the level of caloric restriction required to see the benefits reported in animal studies comes pretty close to what...
  16. haidut

    Constant Parental Stress Leads To Deliberate Change In Offspring Epigenetics

    The ability of life events to influence non-genetic biomarkers and the hereditability of such biomarkers is a controversial topic these days, and it slowly disintegrates the centuries-old genetic dogma. This study was the first one that looked at constant stress on the parents and how that...
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