inflammation

  1. haidut

    Blocking the endotoxin receptor (TLR4) may prevent / treat hearing loss

    I did a post a few months ago on the connection between tinnitus and serotonin - i.e. using anti-serotonin drugs may treat tinnitus. Since tinnitus is almost always a precursor state to hearing loss (and eventually deafness), the two conditions obviously go hand-in-hand and are likely caused by...
  2. haidut

    Air pollution impairs cognition, aspirin is protective

    A new study demonstrating that even short-term (less than a month) exposure to polluted air impaired cognition in humans, and that the mechanism of action was by triggering an inflammatory response. Ergo, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and especially aspirin, were found to be protective. Since...
  3. haidut

    Inflammation (from PUFA), not telomeres, determines lifespan / healthspan

    The idea of lifespan being entirely determined by limits on cellular division has ruled biology for more than a century and is perhaps best exemplified by the (in)famous (and false) Hayflick limit. Reaching the said limit is postulated to be controlled by telomere length, and as such the...
  4. haidut

    Endotoxin (LPS) may be the cause of fatal lung damage in COVID-19

    Yet another study, which demonstrates that there is virtually no disease (acute of chronic, infections or not) where the infamous LPS does not play a causative role. As it turns out, the often fatal inflammatory reaction (cytokine storm) that usually kills patients with COVID-19 in ICU, is...
  5. haidut

    Silica, present in most supplements/food, activates the endotoxin receptor (TLR4)

    Many of my readers know about the health risks of silica - a substance doctors and pundits call completely "benign, present in virtually all commercially sold dietary supplements and also in most commercially sold food (even organic ones!). The most commonly used form commercially is silicon...
  6. shine

    L. plantarum protects testicles & lowers inflammation/endotoxin

    It is well known that phtalates used in plastics are endocrine disruptors and damage testicular tissue. This study is showing that Lactobacillus plantarum (LP) alleviates testicular damage, increases testosterone back to normal levels, lowers inflammatory mediators like TNF-a, IL-1b and IL-6 and...
  7. haidut

    Androgens (T, DHT) highly protective against the flu

    A gem of a study that throws a wrench in one of medicine's core dogmas - i.e. androgens have detrimental effects on the immune system and males have evolved to live with a trade-off between high androgen levels (and as such high fertility) and higher risk of severe viral episodes that can be...
  8. haidut

    Glucocorticoids may increase inflammation in the long run

    Glucocorticoids (both bioidentical and synthetic) are some of the most widely used drugs in the clinical setting, as well as in outpatient treatment for all sorts of ailments - i.e. autoimmune conditions, joint pain, post-operative inflammation, asthma, and even infectious diseases such as...
  9. haidut

    Blocking PUFA/prostaglandins restores metabolism and reverses brain aging

    The bad news for PUFA has been accumulating for decades, yet public health authorities continue to claim that type of fat is "essential". Whatever indirect admissions of the pathological role of PUFA in both chronic and acute/infectious diseases is given to the public, is usually confined to the...
  10. haidut

    Endotoxin (LPS) as a cause of systemic inflammation seen in obesity

    Yet another study implicating the great villain of systemic health - endotoxin / LPS. It is well-known that most people with obesity have high levels of inflammatory biomarkers both in their tissues and bloodstream. The study below demonstrates that the inflammation seen in adipose tissue of...
  11. 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...
  12. Hans

    Cocoa powder for gut health

    I've posted a few studies before that cocoa powder can help to reduce gut inflammation and positively modulate the gut bacteria. Here is another one: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32331673/ "We found that cocoa supplementation up-regulated the levels of the tight junction protein Zonula...
  13. Hans

    Coconut oil for lowering blood sugar, insulin requirements, inflammation and appetite

    This case report showed that coconut oil supplementation reduced this man's insulin requirements (he's a type 2 diabetic by was given insulin as well) dramatically. And when we did use insulin at his normal dose, he often experienced hypoglycemia. The shows that coconut either improves glucose...
  14. Q

    Anti-Peat Is Peat wrong on fructose?

    Fructose consumed with glucose in small amounts from raw honey seem to be fine. However, excessive fructose consumption appears to be extremely negative. A very recent study "Fructose stimulated de novo lipogenesis is promoted by inflammation" shows that fructose causes inflammation and liver...
  15. haidut

    Stress-driven lipid peroxidation, inflammation re-awakens dormant cancer cells

    Yet another study demonstrating that stress is anything but benign or irrelevant for chronic diseases, especially for cancer. The study below demonstrates that stress-induced increases of epinephrine and norepinephrine results in increased lipolysis and a cascade of pro-carcinogenic downstream...
  16. haidut

    Glycine (and leucine) can treat fatty liver (NAFLD and NASH)

    A great new study that demonstrates the strong protective effects of glycine, alone or in combination with leucine, on preventing/treating various forms of fatty liver disease, as well as the obesity that often accompanies these conditions. One of the strong points of the study is that it also...
  17. haidut

    Progesterone and allpregnanolone are protective against COVID-19

    I think we will be seeing more studies on this topic, especially in light of the ongoing human studies administering progesterone or (gasp!) estrogen to men in the hopes of improving the course of their COVID-19 disease. The results from the estrogen trials are already - surprise, surprise -...
  18. haidut

    Orange juice (OJ) as therapy for all coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2

    If anybody needs a reason to convince themselves (or their family members) that drinking OJ is beneficial, maybe this new study in the context of COVID-19 will be good enough as evidence. It demonstrated that one of the main components of OJ - naringenin - is a powerful inhibitor of viral...
  19. Ras

    Glycine Ameliorates NAFLD By Modulating FAO, Glutathione Synthesis, And The Gut Microbiome

    Altered the title to make it fit. Glycine-based treatment ameliorates NAFLD by modulating fatty acid oxidation, glutathione synthesis, and the gut microbiome Full text ABSTRACT Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has reached epidemic...
  20. Hans

    The Most Important Organ For Longevity

    Where is the hub in the body where all things are most likely to go wrong? The most important organ for longevity » MENELITE
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