Cut, Poison, Burn — Is Radiation Treatment on the Way Out?

Modern medicine’s go-to strategies for cancer treatment are archaic, based on the “cut, poison, burn” model — or surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. The idea of using toxic therapies to destroy tumors should represent a last resort, if used at all, not a first-line treatment. By their very nature, chemotherapy and radiation have devastating effects on the human body and the healing process, leaving providers to walk a fine line between issuing a dose strong enough to destroy the tumor without killing the patient. Often, basic supportive strategies designed to target cancer’s root causes — and boost the body’s capacity to heal — are ignored in favor of radiation and all of its significant side effects. “The conventional approach seems to follow the logic ‘destroy to heal,’ and I just don't know where that really occurs in nature outside conventional cancer treatment. Healing has to be your focus and goal to achieve healing. You have to heal to heal,” Dr. Nathan Goodyear explained i

Pillowcases Have Nearly 20,000 Times More Bacteria Than a Toilet Seat

Most people shower or wash their faces before going to bed, and some even change their pajamas on a daily basis. However, the cleanliness of bedsheets and pillowcases is often overlooked. However, studies have shown that after just one week of use, pillowcases harbor bacteria levels surpassing those found on a toilet seat by a staggering nearly 20,000 times. To mitigate potential health risks, experts strongly advise developing a habit of regularly changing bed linens. Approximately one-third of a person's lifetime is spent sleeping. Healthy adults require at least   seven hours of sleep   daily, while infants and adolescents need even more to support their growth and development. According to a survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation ( pdf ),   73 percent of respondents reported that having comfortable bedsheets is important for getting a good night's sleep, and 68 percent stated that a clean bedroom contributes to better sleep. The survey indicated that clean beddin

A Surprising Reason Why You May Need More Carbs in Your Diet

In this interview, Georgi Dinkov and I continue our discussion about diet , diving into some of the finer details that can make or break your health. Dinkov is a student of Ray Peat, who passed away around Thanksgiving 2022, leaving behind a legacy of iconoclastic wisdom on how to optimize biological health. For example, a ketogenic diet can be very useful initially when transitioning people who are metabolically inflexible, which is about 95% of the population of the United States. So, in the short term, the vast majority of people can benefit from going keto. However, if you continue in ketosis long term, you're going to run into problems.   Elevated Cortisol Leads to Central Obesity As just one example, while weight loss is a typical response when going on a ketogenic diet, months later, maintaining that weight loss often becomes a struggle again. Dinkov experienced this firsthand. Once he started following Ray Peat's recommendations, he lost the weight again and kept it of

Low Carb, Cortisol and Glucose: What You Need to Know (2023)

This interview (below) features repeat guest Georgi Dinkov who is a virtual firehose of information and an expert on the work of the late Ray Peat, 1 , 2   Ph.D., an author and pioneer in nutrition, bioenergetic medicine, environmental factors and regenerative processes. Some of the information in this interview will challenge some of your long held views as it did mine. We all have conformational biases and I encourage you to let yours go for awhile and consider the possibility that some of this information might be true for you and others. This is among the best interviews I’ve done in years, and we take deep dives into a wide variety of topics. The full interview is over three hours long, so I’m dividing it into two parts. This is Part 1. This year, on a near-daily basis, I’ve been listening to Dinkov’s podcast for two to three hours at a stretch, and I sometimes repeat them two or three times, because each episode is just so chockful of information. If you want to


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