Clarifying the False Relationship of Cholesterol & Saturated Fat to Heart Disease

It is still extremely common to hear household and mainstream discussion about “reducing fatty foods” and “watching your cholesterol” by avoiding eggs and red meat and eating low-fat ultra-processed products even if they are loaded with added sugar, rancid oils, or toxic additives. The evidence for these measures isn’t good science, but the dogma of … Continue reading Clarifying the False Relationship of Cholesterol & Saturated Fat to Heart Disease

Coffee Part Trois: Cinnamoylquinides, Endorphins, Immunity, Amplification

Coffee and the Endocannabinoid and Endorphin Systems Our endogenous opioid system communicates via endorphins released from the pituitary gland, blocking pain and contributing to our ability to experience pleasure, relaxation, and euphoria. Endocannabinoids confer similar effects, but are released throughout the nervous system.  One endocannabinoid, the omega-6 arachidonic acid-metabolite anandamide, etymologically means bliss-amide, and is … Continue reading Coffee Part Trois: Cinnamoylquinides, Endorphins, Immunity, Amplification