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    Estrogen And Histamine, Not HPV, Drive Cervical Cancer

    A few months ago, I did a post about a study which made the bold claim that estrogen instead of HPV is the actual cause of the (often deadly) cervical cancer. According to that study, HPV infection is at best permissive and at worst simply an (largely innocent) bystander. A statement like this...
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    Blocking Serotonin May Treat Allergies And Inflammatory Diseases

    The bad news for serotonin (5-HT) just keeps accumulating. Aside from its well-known (outside of medical office, of course) effects on causing pretty much any mental illness defined in DSM V, as well as fibrosis in any organ/tissue unfortunate enough to be exposed to 5-HT now we can add...
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    "Anti-aging" Hormone (hGH) May Actually Shorten Life

    The duo of hGH/IGF-1 does not need an introduction. Hardly a day passes without some ad on TV promoting the latest and greatest product that "naturally boosts" either hGH or IGF-1 levels. The two hormones have an almost perfect correlation - each one inducing the endogenous synthesis of the...
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    PUFA Increases Risk Of All Cancers, Especially Prostate

    The bad news for PUFA just keep on coming. There seems to be no health pathology that PUFA does not promote, even indirectly. The study below demonstrates that BOTH omega-3 and omega-6 increase risk of ANY cancer and death from it, but specifically the risk of aggressive prostate cancer. It is...
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    PUFA Is A Cancer "sensitizer"

    A neat study, which demonstrates that in addition to its direct carcinogenic effects, PUFA is also a cancer "sensitizer" - i.e. is triggers the development of cancer in the presence of less-than-healthy chemicals that are relatively harmless by themselves. This sensitizing role of PUFA seems to...
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    PUFA Increases Risks Of Skin Cancers

    As the study says - not total fat but its composition in the diet is what drives (skin) cancer risk. And as expected, PUFA "shines" once again. What is particular good about this study is that it exposes both omega-6 and omega-3 as cancer-promoting. Omega-3 has been the defense of last resort...
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    PUFA May Drive Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Liver Issues In Diabetes II Patients

    Yet another study where the message is clear - there is nothing "essential" about the PUFA we are bombarded with from all directions be that diet, medical interventions, household products, etc. What makes this study particularly relevant is that PUFA ingestion actually is promoted as one of the...
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    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...
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    Elevated Maternal Estrogen (estradiol) Again Linked To Autism

    Just weeks after the first study on the link between elevated estrogens (all types) and autism, a new study again demonstrated a link between elevated maternal estrogen (estradiol in this case) and risk of offspring autism...
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    Consciousness Is Quantum, Can Be Modulated With Specific Chemicals

    Many readers are likely familiar with the theories of Roger Penrose on the topics of consciousness and how it relates to physics and even cosmology. He is perhaps the most vocal proponent of "quantum consciousness" theories, including his own theory known as "orchestrated objective reduction"...
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    SIRT1 Is A Key Promoter Of Leukemia And Other Blood Cancers

    SIRT1 (one of the sirtuin genes) is currently one of the stars in the nutritional/medical blogosphere. As far as back as 2004, SIRT1 was promoted as a key regulator of longevity and activating this gene was marketed as one of the most reliable ways of increasing lifespan. Resveratrol was lauded...
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    Elevated Serotonin Increases Criminal Activity

    The study looked at correlations between ambient temperature and criminal activity and found that higher temperatures correlate with reduced SERT density and as such elevated serotonin. The SERT protein is the one that deactivates serotonin and it is a sodium dependent protein. Serotonin...
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    Vitamin K Important For Eye Health Too

    In addition to its role in bone, brain, and endocrine health now we can add eyes to the list of tissues/organs that may benefit from vitamin K as well. Unfortunately, most studies are still trying to study vitamin K from the point of view of osteocalcin and carboxylation, which only explains a...
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    Synthetic Progestins Are Estrogenic And Promote Cancer Through FAS

    As many forum users know, the debate over the role of progesterone in breast cancer has been raging since the 1950s when the first synthetic progestins hit the market. Peat is strong proponent of the beneficial and anti-cancer effects of bioidentical progesterone, while at the same time voicing...
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    PUFA Increases Alcohol Damage By Increasing Cell Fluidity; SFA Are Protective

    Peat has written a number of times on the synergies of PUFA with ethanol and endotoxin on causing liver and systemic damage. In one of his articles he opined that in the absense of PUFA/iron ethanol would likely not cause much harm. He also wrote about the protective effects of saturated fats...
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    A List Of Androgens That Stimulate 5-AR Activity

    Increasing 5-AR activity has received a lot of interest lately due to its therapeutic effects on mood disorders as well as issues with excess cortisol (5-AR deactivates cortisol). Unfortunately, the official story is that there are no freely available compounds that can stimulate 5-AR activity...
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