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Metabolic switch may bring on chronic fatigue syndrome | New Scientist

LIGHT | Andy Coghlan

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2121162-metabolic-switch-may-bring-on-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_source=Facebook&utm_term=Autofeed&cmpid=SOC%7CNSNS%7C2017-Echobox#link_time=1486999269

But several lines of investigation are now suggesting that the profound and painful lack of energy seen in the condition could in many cases be due to people losing their ability to burn carbohydrate sugars in the normal way to generate cellular energy. Instead, the cells of people with CFS stop making as much energy from sugar as usual, and start relying more on lower-yielding fuels, such as amino acids and fats. This kind of metabolic switch produces lactate, which can cause pain when it accumulates in muscles.

Feb 13, 2017
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Metabolic switch may bring on chronic fatigue syndrome | New Scientist

LIGHT | Andy Coghlan

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2121162-metabolic-switch-may-bring-on-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_source=Facebook&utm_term=Autofeed&cmpid=SOC%7CNSNS%7C2017-Echobox#link_time=1486999269

But several lines of investigation are now suggesting that the profound and painful lack of energy seen in the condition could in many cases be due to people losing their ability to burn carbohydrate sugars in the normal way to generate cellular energy.

Feb 13, 2017
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Metabolic switch may bring on chronic fatigue syndrome | New Scientist

LIGHT | Andy Coghlan

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2121162-metabolic-switch-may-bring-on-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_source=Facebook&utm_term=Autofeed&cmpid=SOC%7CNSNS%7C2017-Echobox#link_time=1486999269

It’s as if a switch has been flicked. Evidence is mounting that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is caused by the body swapping to less efficient ways of generating energy. Also known as ME or myalgic encephalomyelitis, CFS affects some 250,000 people in the UK. The main symptom is persistent physical and mental exhaustion that doesn’t improve with sleep or rest. It often begins after a mild infection, but its causes are unknown. Some have argued that CFS is a psychological condition, and that it is best treated through strategies like cognitive behavioural therapy.

Feb 13, 2017
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PUFA's: The Worst Thing For Your Health You Eat Everyday

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https://www.alexfergus.com/blog/pufa-s-the-worst-thing-for-your-health-that-you-eat-everyday

When a PUFA oxidises it produces free radicals, like gamma radiation does to the body - it creates free radicals and creates highly toxic substances like aldehydes. These free radicals react with DNA and proteins creating abnormalities, damaging cell structure and function. Free radicals have been linked to numerous health issues including increased rates of liver disease (21) & acclerated aging (22).

Feb 10, 2017
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Mitochondrial dysfunction is the root cause of many diseases -- ScienceDaily

LIGHT | Helsingin yliopisto

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170126093255.htm

Mitochondrial dysfunction is the root cause of many diseases that are bewildering in their variety and complexity. They include rare genetic disorders in children, some forms of heart disease, and most likely many cases of Parkinson’s disease.

Feb 09, 2017
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LIGHT | Albert Szent-Györgyi

https://www.facebook.com/marc.noelke/posts/10153993342342757

"Analyzing living systems we often have to pull them to pieces, decompose complex biological happenings into single reactions. The smaller and simpler the system we study, the more it will satisfy the rules of physics and chemistry, the more we will 'understand' it, but also the less 'alive' it will be. So when we have broken down living systems to molecules and analyzed their behavior we may kid ourselves into believing that we know what life is, forgetting that molecules have no life at all."

Feb 05, 2017
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Stress Hormone Blocks Testosterone's Effects, Study Shows | UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

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https://news.utexas.edu/2010/09/27/stress-hormone-blocks-testosterones-effects-study-shows

The researchers suggest these findings reveal new insights into the physiological effects of stress and how they may play a role in fertility problems. According to research, chronically elevated cortisol levels can produce impotence and loss of libido by inhibiting testosterone production in men. In women, chronically high levels of cortisol can produce severe fertility problems and result in an abnormal menstrual cycle. "When cortisol levels remain elevated, as is the case with so many people who are under constant stress, the ability to reproduce can suffer greatly," Josephs said. "However, these effects of cortisol in both men and women are reversed when stress levels go down."

Feb 04, 2017
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Stress Hormone Blocks Testosterone's Effects, Study Shows | UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

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https://news.utexas.edu/2010/09/27/stress-hormone-blocks-testosterones-effects-study-shows

As part of the study, the researchers measured hormone levels of saliva samples provided by 57 subjects. The respondents participated in a one-on-one competition and were given the opportunity to compete again after winning or losing. Among those who lost, 100 percent of the subjects with high testosterone and low cortisol requested a rematch to recapture their lost status. However, 100 percent of participants with high testosterone and high cortisol declined to compete again. All subjects who declined a rematch experienced a significant drop in testosterone after defeat, which may help to explain their unwillingness to compete again, Josephs said.

Feb 04, 2017
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"In the study of 18 children with autism and moderate to severe gastrointestinal problems, parents and doctors said they saw positive changes that lasted at least eight weeks after the treatment." "A growing body of research is drawing connections between the bacteria and viruses that inhabit the gut and problems in the brain, and it is possible the two are tied together in an important way in autism, she said. Previous research has established that children with autism typically have fewer types of some important bacteria in their guts and less bacterial diversity overall Parents of the children not only reported a decrease in gut woes including diarrhea and stomach pain in the eight weeks following the end of treatment: They also said they saw significant changes for the better when it came to behavioral autism symptoms in their sons and daughters, who ranged from 7 to 16 years old."

Feb 03, 2017