Meat and Eggs are Health Foods. Ignore Technocratic Misanthropy.

Since early 2020, cardiovascular disease has killed almost twice the amount of people as the SARS-Cov-2 virus, and poor cardiovascular health increases the chance of mortality from that virus by 10.5%. Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death globally, killing almost 20 million people per year, and rates and resultant mortality continue to rise. … Continue reading Meat and Eggs are Health Foods. Ignore Technocratic Misanthropy.

Serotonin and the Kynurenine Problem

It's possible that Ray Peat’s classification of serotonin as primarily an inflammatory mediator is largely due to the tryptophan → kynurenine pathway that happens during inflammation, and everything bad that kynurenine metabolites do is almost all blamed on serotonin (Haq, et al., 2021). Problems with serotonin metabolism can largely be explained by activation of the … Continue reading Serotonin and the Kynurenine Problem

Parkinson’s Disease as a Manifestation of Mercury Toxicity

Andrew Hall Cutler, a Princeton chemical engineer, emphasized the evidence linking mercury poisoning to Parkinson’s Disease, even citing the 9th ed. of Merritt’s Textbook of Neurology that, as clinical protocol, mercury toxicity should be considered as an alternative diagnosis for Parkinson’s patients. I wonder how many times that has ever actually occurred. “[The textbook authors] … Continue reading Parkinson’s Disease as a Manifestation of Mercury Toxicity

Glycine’s Myriad Health Benefits: Anti-Aging, Anti-Cancer, Anti-Stress

The amino acid and neurotransmitter glycine has interested me for awhile, especially due to its high presence in gelatinous foods and its ability to excite or inhibit neurons depending on the surrounding physiological conditions. For example, in the forebrain, it is an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor coagonist, promoting the excitatory actions of glutamate, while also being … Continue reading Glycine’s Myriad Health Benefits: Anti-Aging, Anti-Cancer, Anti-Stress