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  1. haidut

    COVID-19 is a serotonin-dependent disease

    As the COVID-19 pandemic spread all over the world in early 2020, some of the earliest studies identified serotonin (5-HT) as a culprit in the severity of the disease and proposed using 5-HT antagonists such as cyproheptadine as treatment. Other studies found by accident that the anti-acid drug...
  2. Grapelander

    Phenylalanine/Tyrosine Ratio: Estimating the Presence of an Inflammatory Disease and the Catabolic State

    Information on the Phenylalanine/Tyrosine Ratio. More information to make an informed decision in your amino acid choices. I took much phenylalanine (w/ Gotu Kola) when I was younger (17 to 30 years old.). As I got older I switched to Tyrosine. I tried taking phenylalanine last year and it felt...
  3. haidut

    Reductive stress drives pathogenesis and progression of tuberculosis

    I am posting this study b/c it is one of the few I have seen lately demonstrating that even infectious diseases are metabolic in origin. Of course, a pathogen is involved as well, but as it turns out it may not be able to cause an infection by itself. For that to happen, a metabolic dysfunction...
  4. haidut

    Niacin / niacinamide ratio may be a very good test for bacterial infection

    A very interesting study, which may provide a cheap, fast and easy method for testing whether a person has a bacterial or not. This is very useful in cases of respiratory diseases where a clinician has to determine if the respiratory infection is of bacterial or viral origin, in order to decide...
  5. haidut

    Risk of COVID-19 infection myocarditis not higher compared to other viruses

    I am posting this as something corroborating Peat's comments that the risks of many so-called "long" COVID-19 after-effects and pathologies is not higher compared to the risk caused by infection with other viruses. Myocarditis is probably the most commonly mentioned risk of getting a COVID-19...
  6. haidut

    Both "long" COVID-19 and CFS are likely caused by hypometabolism

    A good study that examines the remarkable parallels between the so-called "long" COVID-19 (i.e. chronic display of symptoms associated with COVID-19) and the (in)famous chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Namely, increases inflammation, excessive glycolysis, suppressed mitochondrial function and...
  7. haidut

    Aspirin may prevent and treat COVID-19

    I may get banned from social media for making a post with such a title, but I am simply reporting on what the study discovered. Namely, even a low-dose aspirin used mostly for ischemic attack (heart or brain) prevention reduced risks of SARS-CoV-2 infection by almost 30%, while also shortening...
  8. haidut

    PUFA metabolites may drive bacterial infections and their resistance to antibiotics

    The study below demonstrates yet again that there is hardly an aspect of human health that PUFA does not influence in a detrimental manner, even seemingly non-metabolic aspects such as bacterial infections. As it turns out, most bacteria express the enzyme family known as lipoxygenases (LOX) and...
  9. haidut

    CNN: The COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent infection

    A few weeks ago I posted an op-ed in the prestigious BMJ discussing how the COVID-19 vaccines trials are almost pointless as they are not designed to test if the vaccines would prevent development of COVID-19, exacerbations of COVID-19, hospitalizations, or deaths. The trials were apparently...
  10. haidut

    Cuomo says NY must reopen ASAP or they will be nothing left to reopen

    A year ago, if I had seen an article like that on MSM I would have just rolled my eyes and assumed it was just schizophrenic journalists writing in a state of SSRI withdrawal. Yet, here it is and it is not an isolated news item. After an entire year of mocking, vilifying, arresting, doxxing...
  11. haidut

    Obesity "paradox" Strikes Again - Protection Against COVID-19

    I suspect this one will not go down will with the "lean is always good" crowd, which consists predominantly of members of the medical profession. Aside from all the health risks of obesity for pretty much any chronic disease, the news over the last 6 months have been replete with warning from...
  12. L

    Tetanus Vaccine - What Do You Think?

    Do you think it’s necessary at all, under certain circumstances? Has Ray Peat said anything about his, does anyone know his opinion?
  13. haidut

    Adrenaline Suppresses The Immune System And Promotes Viral Infections

    The timing of this study just could not have been better considering the current coronavirus epidemic. The study below demonstrates that both adrenaline and noradrenaline suppressed the immune system and both increases vulnerability to viral infection as well as increasing mortality after the...
  14. haidut

    Vitamin D - The New Antibiotic Against Skin And Gut Infections

    A great new study demonstrating the crucial role of vitamin D in maintaining proper immune function. The study demonstrates that maintaining normal levels of vitamin D is strongly protective against gut infections by Salmonella-type bacteria. Interestingly, the authors claim that vitamin D is...
  15. haidut

    Inhibiting Fatty Acid Synthesis (FAS) Dramatically Improves Sepsis Survival Rate

    Yet another study that points the finger straight at fat as a key factor in one of the most common causes of inpatient hospital mortality - sepsis. Sepsis is currently considered to be a condition of infectious (bacterial) etiology, driven by endotoxin. However, in light of the new findings it...
  16. haidut

    PUFA Cause Fatal Swelling Seen In Brain Infections; SFA Are Harmless

    Conditions like meningitis and brain abscess are on the rise and there is currently no explanation why. The fatality of such conditions is usually not due to the infection itself but due to the swelling of the brain, which results in compression of the brainstem and often herniation, both of...
  17. 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...
  18. haidut

    Fat Cells Are Mobile, Migrate As Needed To Heal Wounds Or Prevent/treat Infection

    A very interesting study showing that far from being passive and strictly detrimental to health, fat cells are highly mobile and migrate readily through contraction/motility. These cells accumulate in areas with wounds or infection and release beneficial macrophages and peptides to help...
  19. haidut

    Cardenosine - Liquid Product For R&D

    Our new product is finally here and it is "all about the ATP". I mentioned quite a few times on the forum and over email that we plan on releasing an ATP product and people have been asking me about it for the last few months. It seems a very simple task at first but we thought that we can do a...
  20. haidut

    Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Caused By The Same Bacteria That Causes Crohn's

    I posted a few studies on the now VERY likely causative link between a bacteria called MAP (Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis - Wikipedia) and the pathology of Crohn's. It seems that FDA is finally taking notice and there is a clinical trial for treating Crohn's with antibiotics...
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