Collagen For Gut, Joint, And Bone Health.

Collagen is an anti-inflammatory protein that can improve gut, joint, and bone health. It is a great source of dietary glycine, which I’ve written about before, specifically regarding longevity[*], sleep, and muscle mass[*] Collagen contains peptides which have health benefits which may not achieved with supplemental glycine powder. The process of hydrolysis breaks collagen down […]

Progesterone – Substance Use Disorder * Biotin – Hormone Lab Results * Vitamin E – HPA-Axis

Role of Exogenous Progesterone in the Treatment of Men and Women with Substance Use Disorders: A Narrative Review Progesterone and it’s metabolite allopregnanolone show promise in substance use disorder, specifically with nicotine and cocaine. “…progesterone, attenuates the craving for and the euphoric effects of drugs of abuse. Research to date has demonstrated that progesterone may […]

Glycine, Sleep, And Muscle

Glycine Improves Sleep And Increases Muscle Mass Glycine is an amino acid that makes up a large part of gelatin/collagen. Amino acids are generally categorized as essential or non-essential. Essential amino acids are those which cannot be made from other materials within the body, but which there is a biological requirement for. Glycine can be […]

Glycine and longevity

Caloric Restriction, Amino Acids, And Longevity

The effect of caloric restriction on longevity in animals has been observed as far back as 1935 when McCay observed extended lifespan in underfed rats. In that experiment, the rodents were weighed weekly and those on the restricted diet received calories based on weekly weight gain, they were allowed to gain 10g per week. The […]

Study Shorts 5 * Statins – Atherosclerosis & Heart Failure * Arsenic – Moss * EBV – Autoimmune Disease * Progesterone – TBI * Frankincense – Endotoxin

Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms. This article reviews some of the mechanisms that may lead to increased risk of heart problems from statin medications. They are metabolic poisons affecting vitamin K2 and CoQ10. “In contrast to the current belief that cholesterol reduction with statins decreases atherosclerosis, we present a perspective that statins […]

Phage Therapy Supplements

Phage Therapy Supplements

This article looks at some of the more easily accessible phage therapy products. Please read the previous article Introduction To Phage Therapy (*) for a better understanding of phage therapy. In short, phages (or bacteriophages) are viruses that can attack bacterial cells. In the process phages break down bacterial cell membranes, killing the bacteria. Phages then […]

Study Shorts 4 * NO – Cellular Respiration * Chamomile – NO * Taurine – MELAS * Aspirin – Thromboembolism * Skin Bacteria – Cancer *

Nitric oxide regulates mitochondrial respiration and cell functions by inhibiting cytochrome oxidase Nitric oxide inhibits cellular respiration, “one of the key ways a cell releases chemical energy to fuel cellular activity”, by competing with oxygen. This may be one of the main reasons the nitric oxide can have detrimental effects.  “Nitric oxide (NO) reversibly inhibits […]

Phage Therapy Guide

Introduction To Phage Therapy

Bacteriophages are viruses which are found naturally in the environment. They use bacterial cells to replicate, destroying the bacteria in the process. “Phages” provide an alternative to antibiotics and they may be the solution to antibiotic resistance. This article gives a brief overview of the history of phage therapy, their mechanism of action, risk and […]

The Pulsed Laser Treatment Of Hypothyroidism And Heart Disease

This article is based on a dissertation published in the Ukraine 2006. This dissertation is on the topic of pulsed laser treatment of hypothyroidism and markers of coronary heart disease. A lot of research into autoimmune hypothyroidism has been conducted in Ukraine because of the rise in this condition due to the Chernobyl meltdown. If […]

Dosing Low Level Light Therapy

Dosing Low Level Light Therapy – Rheumatoid Arthritis

I touched on the topic of dosing light therapy in a couple of other articles but it it might be a good idea write it up in a separate article. Light can be a tricky subject to get your head around but it is important when using these targeted devices to dose appropriately. While I […]