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Fats, functions & malfunctions

ARTICLE | Ray Peat

Tue Nov 08 09:26:39 MST 2016 | null

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/fats-functions-malfunctions.shtml

Saturated fatty acids terminate the stress reactions, polyunsaturated fatty acids amplify them. The most highly unsaturated fats, including DHA, accumulate with aging, and their toxic fragments are increased in Alzheimer's disease. The most highly unsaturated fats found in fish oil break down into chemicals that block the use of glucose and oxygen. The ratio of saturated fatty acids to

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Cancer: Disorder and Energy

ARTICLE | Ray Peat

Tue Nov 08 09:25:30 MST 2016 | null

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/cancer-disorder-energy.shtml

For every thing that lives is holy, life delights in life.... W. Blake ======================= Kurt Goldstein: "Life is a condition alternating between excitation, destruction and unbalance, and reorganization, equilibrium and rest." =========================== Oncological pathologists, looking at slices of a tumor, believe they can guess when the cells have an evil intention. However

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When energy fails: Edema, heart failure, hypertension, sarcopenia, etc.

ARTICLE | Ray Peat

Tue Nov 08 09:24:07 MST 2016 | null

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/edema-heart-failure-hypertension-sarcopenia.shtml

More than 100 years ago the idea of a morphogenetic field was proposed by A.G. Gurwitsch, as a way to explain the orderly movements of cells in embryos and growing tissues, and to understand the principles that cause cells to change appropriately when their location in the organism changes. For 30 years, the concept guided research in embryology, but also led to important discoveries in the

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND OTHER HORMONE-RELATED BRAIN SYNDROMES (1993)

ARTICLE | Ray Peat

Tue Nov 08 09:23:08 MST 2016 | null

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/multiple-sclerosis.shtml

Since I am trying to discuss a complex matter in a single article, I have separately outlined the essential technical points of the argument in a section at the beginning, then I explain how my ideas on the subject developed, and finally there is a glossary. If you start with "Short-day brain stress," "Estrogen's effects," and "Symptoms and therapies," you will have the general picture, and can

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Hot flashes, energy, and aging

ARTICLE | Ray Peat

Tue Nov 08 09:22:24 MST 2016 | null

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/hot-flashes-energy-aging.shtml

Around the time that menstruation and fertility are ending, certain biological problems are more likely to occur. Between the ages of 50 and 55, about 60% of women experience repeated episodes of flushing and sweating. Asthma, migraine, epilepsy, arthritis, varicose veins, aneurysms, urticaria, reduced lung function, hypertension, strokes, and interstitial colitis are some of the other problems

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Rosacea, inflammation, and aging: The inefficiency of stress

ARTICLE | Ray Peat

Tue Nov 08 09:21:38 MST 2016 | null

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/rosacea-inflammation-aging.shtml

Rosacea, or acne rosacea, has been defined as "vascular and follicular dilation involving the nose and contiguous portions of the cheeks . . ." that may involve persistent erythema with hyperplasia of sebaceous glands. Stedman's Medical Dictionary 23rd edition. Light-skinned people, especially women between the ages of 30 and 50, sometimes develop a persistent redness of their cheeks and nose. It

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Phosphate, activation, and aging

ARTICLE | Ray Peat

Tue Nov 08 09:20:48 MST 2016 | null

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/phosphate-activation-aging.shtml

Recent publications are showing that excess phosphate can increase inflammation, tissue atrophy, calcification of blood vessels, cancer, dementia, and, in general, the processes of aging. This is especially important, because of the increasing use of phosphates as food additives. Previously, the complications of chronic kidney disease, with increased serum phosphate, were considered to be

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Growth hormone: Hormone of Stress, Aging, & Death?

ARTICLE | Ray Peat

Tue Nov 08 09:19:53 MST 2016 | null

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/growth-hormone.shtml

The name "growth hormone" is misleading; stress produces somatic growth, in a process called "hormesis." Exercise produces muscle edema, to a degree similar to that produced by GH; edema stimulates growth, but GH effect isn't limited to bone and muscle. Identity of GH: Molecular ambiguity, complex modifications change one substance into many; its evolution suggests a role in water regulation

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Prostate Cancer

ARTICLE | Ray Peat

Tue Nov 08 09:19:16 MST 2016 | null

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/prostate-cancer.shtml

It was noticed several decades ago that estrogen causes the prostate gland to enlarge in experimental animals, but by then an oversimplified view of the sex hormones was already well established, that led people to say that "estrogen causes the female organs to grow, and testosterone causes the male organs to grow." Logically extending this mistaken idea led many of the same people to suppose

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND OTHER HORMONE-RELATED BRAIN SYNDROMES (1993)

ARTICLE | Ray Peat

Tue Nov 08 09:18:24 MST 2016 | null

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/multiple-sclerosis-hormone-related-brain-syndromes.shtml

Since I am trying to discuss a complex matter in a single article, I have separately outlined the essential technical points of the argument in a section at the beginning, then I explain how my ideas on the subject developed, and finally there is a glossary. If you start with "Short-day brain stress," "Estrogen's effects," and "Symptoms and therapies," you will have the general picture, and can