For some time now, we have been covering all the ways in which thiamine deficiency influences disease. The primary mechanisms are through the down regulation of mitochondrial enzymes critical for ATP production. The lack of thiamine impairs mitochondrial functioning significantly leading to complex, debilitating, chronic, and sometimes, deadly illnesses. With mitochondrial energy a requisite for […]
Fitness and survival are by nature estimates of past performance. George Wald Reconsidering Genetic Mutations: What is Baseline?Each person possesses a set of genes that belongs to that person only. It is not possible to state what the “baseline” human genetic makeup is; we can only look at phenotypes (observable characteristics or traits) and the […]
As we approach the end of 2017, let us vow to make 2018 better. Love extravagantly and be a light for someone.From all of us at Hormones Matter, we wish you the very best for the new year. Related posts: No related posts.
Women who suffer with endometriosis do not have many options for treatment. As a result, many women try Lupron because they are desperate to be pain and symptom free. I was one of these women. In 2011 and 2013, I tried Lupron for a total of three doses and wish I knew then what I […]
I am excited to announce the publication of my new book, Silent Inheritance: Are You Predisposed to Depression. As a long time contributor to Hormones Matter and other publications on the benefits of Vitamin D, this book is quite a departure for me. It is personal, representing my journey through depression. As a researcher, I […]
“With 80 percent of clinical trials failing to meet recruitment deadlines in the West, major drug companies are today conducting half or more of their trials outside the major markets, often in countries–like Nigeria–with poor human rights records and weak regulatory infrastructures. Pfizer’s Nigeria trial is unusually sensational and high profile, but its bending of […]
It is well known that obesity in the United States is in epidemic proportions. It is also well known that it presents a risk for metabolic disease, the most common being diabetes. Books have been written about various diets and appetite curbing pills are legion. It is, of course, obvious that the type of diet […]
When I was 19, I was diagnosed with endometriosis. Severe endometriosis. The kind that ‘we usually see in women in their forties.’ But that’s not where my story begins.When I was 12, I got my first period – and it was excruciatingly painful. Now, I always used to pride myself on being a pretty tough […]