Good Proteins, Bad Proteins: The Amino Acids in Health and Disease

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Good Proteins, Bad Proteins… 1. Preface: Not All Protein Is Created Equal A few months ago, an interesting Danish study was published, showing that a “high-fat/high-sugar” diet would cause obesity to mice consuming chicken, cod, or crab as their main protein source. However, the group of mice eating scallop protein didn’t develop these problems at all. The researchers...

Fibromyalgia: A Disease of Low Metabolism

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1. Preface Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by pain, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety and many other problematic symptoms. According to statistics, it afflicts approximately 2-5 percent of the human population and is more common in women than men. The Medical community seems to see the syndrome in a somewhat narrow way. They usually recognize that the syndrome often...

Thyroid, Inflammation, and Metabolic Syndrome: The Surprising Power of Context

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1. Preface It’s about five years since I started actively reading health literature. During these years, I’ve read dozens of health books, thousands of scientific articles and I’ve followed more than 200 different health blogs to gather as many good ideas as possible. There have been many interesting approaches to optimal health, but it has always been difficult to understand which opinion is...

Red Light and Near-Infrared Radiation: Powerful Healing Tools You’ve Never Heard of

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New 2015 version of this article has been published. Check it out. -Vladimir 1. Preface “Penetrating red light is possibly the fundamental anti-stress factor for all organisms. The chronic deficiency of such light is, I think, the best explanation for the deterioration which occurs with aging.” – Ray Peat * During the last summer, I spent quite a lot time reading Ray...

Circadian Rhythms in Modern Life

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By Vladimir Heiskanen This paper discusses the Western human circadian rhythm and its relation to health. 1. The circadian rhythm of a modern man “In 1910, the average American slept nine hours a night, disturbed only by the occasional Model T backfiring. We now average 7.5 and declining.” – Robert Sapolsky (Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers) The typical Western person’s...
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