Peptides target the ‘seeds’ of cancer | Curtin University

Humanity’s fight against cancer continues but Arun Dharmarajan and his Curtin research team have won one of the battles. They have isolated components of a protein occurring naturally in the body, peptides, which are able to interfere with the signals that allow cancer cells to grow. And more particularly, the seedlings of this destructive disease: […]

NET Cancer Questions with Jonathan Strosberg, MD

You know, patients come in with all sorts of different levels of experience and knowledge. Some have read about it. For others, it may be new. I mean, yeah. It’s hard to, hard to generalize that particular situation. But you know, if patients are coming in with the notion that, you know, well, many patients […]

What is a Genetic Code?

What are we made of, what defines what we are made of? There is a set of instructions called our genetic code that spells out exactly who we are, not necessarily our personality or our spirit. I am talking about in the physical sense, how tall we will be, what color of eyes, our predisposition […]

Meat: Grows the Brain or Rusts the Body?

Back in the day, in 1946, we were right to like meat, it was the fun way to get our proteins, it came in cans. Sometimes with a sack of sauce! And people knew meat was good, but thanks to the American Meat Institute, they then learned that it was this good. Fast forward to […]

Insulin, carbohydrates and the IGF-1 pathway’s role in cancer and aging | Peter Attia

[Peter]: Okay. So that’s the easy story. Now the hard one, IGF. Okay. So two schools of thought on this, I am in one camp but I will acknowledge the other camp. One camp says IGF-1 is driven exclusively by amino acids. The other camp says, no, it’s actually driven by amino acids and carbohydrates. […]

The connection between Alzheimer’s disease and insulin resistance | Peter Attia

[Rhonda]: Yeah. So what are your thoughts as to what are triggering Alzheimer’s disease in terms of our environment? [Peter]: Yeah. I mean, I think it’s probably a combination of things. But the most compelling evidence to me and, again, this is probably, because I’m just a simpleton and I like to start with Occam’s […]

Lifestyle factors that affect Alzheimer’s risk for APOE4 carriers | Peter Attia

[Rhonda]: There’s a huge, huge component for lifestyle in risk for Alzheimer’s disease, particularly with having an ApoE4 allele, and that’s where I’ve become obsessed. You know, I’ve been looking at mechanism but also looking at the epi studies. Looking at epidemiology, you see certain lifestyle factors for example, drinking. If you’re drinking in your […]

MEAT — CANCER, carcinogens, cooking, and processing (#1)

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, in a report written in 2007, red meat and processed meat increase the risk of colorectal cancer, and possibly also of many others: esophageal, pulmonary, pancreatic, endometrial, gastric, and prostatic. To be clear, “red meat”, in this report and here, refers to beef, pork, lamb, and goat from […]

Lactate and beta-hydroxybutyrate in the treatment of traumatic brain injury | Peter Attia