lithium

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    Low Dose Lithium May Stop Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) In Its Tracks

    This study was sent to me by one of my Twitter followers. In some of my past interviews/podcasts, I did mention isolated published case studies, as well as anecdotal medical reports of even advanced cases of AD getting rapidly reversed by micro-dosing regimens using lithium salts such as...
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    Bright Light May Treat Bipolar Disorder With The Same Response Rate As Lithium

    Bipolar disorder is one of the most difficult ones to treat and often requires hospitalization during episodes of acute mania. The god standard of treatment for this disorder is still lithium - a drug that has been in use for more than 100 years. This new study shows that simply getting...
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    Brain Metabolism Predicts Fluid Intelligence And Creativity

    I am seeing more and more of these studies lately, and I consider it a good sign even though they always contain a disclaimer about the predominantly genetic component of non-fluid intelligence. Little by little, science is making an 180-degree turnaround that embraces the environment as key in...
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    A Selenium Compound May Treat Bipolar Disorder

    Back in the 1960s and 1970s there was a great interest in using selenium as a treatment for a number of inflammatory conditions, as well as damage caused by stroke and heart attacks. However, that enthusiasm was quickly dampened when the studies discovered that using high doses of selenium had...
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    Lithium (and Sodium) May Treat (osteo)arthritis

    Ray has written on the benefits of lithium for mitochondrial health, ammonia reduction, etc. He also said that sodium has the same benefits and it is much safer than lithium. So, for those with bone/joint issues may be increasing salt intake will be beneficial...
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    Circadian Autophagy, Fat Liver, Lithium And Caffeine

    Atg7 complementation resulted in reduced hepatic fatty acid infiltration ( Figures 6A and 6B), liver triglyceride content ( Figure 6C), and serum insulin level ( Figure 6D). There was a modest increase in serum triglyceride, but not free fatty acid levels, in mice expressing exogenous Atg7 (...
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    Sodium, Lithium, Parkinson's

    Ray Peat has grouped Parkinson's disease with other effects of insufficient energy and calcium hyperexcitation. It can bee seen that lithium selects for healthier mitochondria: [http://www.raypeatforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4169&p=50330]. Lithium has many commonalities with sodium...
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    Sodium Is A Good Surrogate / Substitute For Lithium

    Ray has written about the similar chemical properties of lithium and sodium and how sodium should have similar profile to the well-known plethora of lithium benefits but without the toxic side effects of lithium. Since the beneficial and toxic doses of lithium are very close, it is not an easy...
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    Lithium Makes The Weaker Mithochondria Die Off

    Effects of Lithium on Age-related Decline in Mitochondrial Turnover and Function in Caenorhabditis elegans
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    Lithium And Thyroid

    Can low dose lithium (5mg) affect thyroid conversion. I understand it can but at what dose does this start to happen. I have a hair and urine essential mineral test showing low for lithium. Doc recommended i supp with lithium orotate for one year to replenish.
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    Lithium

    RP's article on "Thyroid, insomnia, and the insanities" relating to brain energy offers a few additional ideas, one of which is lithium supplementation. It doesn't discuss it in detail and the lithium studies cited are getting old. That article is relevant to me as I suffer from insomnia and...
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