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    PARADOX: Cortisol promotes inflammation, drives Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

    It looks like serotonin (5-HT), commonly known as the "happy hormone" has a serious competitor for the title of the most grossly mischaracterized substance in medicine. That serious competitor is cortisol, in both its synthetic and bioidentical forms, commonly known as the "master of...
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    Another "paradox" - elevated cortisol, from high-fat diet, increases inflammation

    Over the last year or so I posted about several studies demonstrating that even short-term usage of glucocorticoids may be a double-edged sword. Namely, while it is beyond doubt that, acutely, glucocorticoids suppress inflammation, those studies demonstrated that the glucocorticoids upregulated...
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    Almost half of obese adults are (metabolically) healthy

    A seemingly contradictory title, but only to people who are not aware of the so-called "obesity paradox". As I have mentioned in the past, usage of the word "paradox" usually implies a very inconvenient truth that threatens the profits of one or more branches of mainstream medicine. In this case...
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    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...
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    Being Obese / Overweight Protects Against Dementia In The Elderly

    Another example of the "obesity paradox", this time the authors themselves call the extra weight being protective and it was not something deduced by the public by reading the study. Dramatic decline in dementia seen among older adults in the US "...One possible factor is education. The older...
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    A Challenge To The Current Theory Of Consciousness

    I remember Ray wrote about a chess champion in England who had such large ventricles that his brain looked like the inside rind of a coconut. Despite this "handicap", the chess guy was not only conscious but obviously had a pretty high IQ. The current theory on memory formation and brain...
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    Despite 10% Drop In Caloric Intake, Childhood Obesity On The Rise In The USA

    This new study is generating a lot of "controversy" as they like to call it in mainstream media. By controversy, what is really meant is the falsification of the calories in/out postulate that is so popular among medical professionals and dieticians. Here's why kids are still getting more obese...
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    Cancer "paradox": Testosterone Treats Prostate Cancer

    Not really a surprise to anybody following Peat, but maybe we can finally start seeing some Peat-friendly treatments for cancer such as drugs for increasing rather than decreasing testosterone in elderly men. ... ate-tumors "...Testosterone may be the...
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