Intro To Oxidation

Introduction to Fire In a Bottle

Reductive stress is the POTENTIAL for oxidative stress

Is it lazy to just post my own tweet and call it an article? You decide. Reducive stress(RS) vs Oxidative stress (OS): they are not opposites, RS is the POTENTIAL for OS. Reduced things (NADH, NADPH, GSH) are electron donors. If they give those electrons to O2 it makes superoxide (O2-). You can't make O2- …

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Reductive Stress Causes Oxidative Stress: Antioxidants, Oxidative Stress and Reductive Stress

Introduction This is the second article in my series about reductive stress. Check out the intro. The terms oxidative stress and antioxidant have been thrown around a lot in recent decades, often without a clear understanding of their true nature.  Oxidative stress is caused by an overproduction of superoxide and hydrogen peroxide or by a …

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David Rosenberg increased his metabolic rate by 1100 calories per day with alpha-lipoic acid, succinade, sterculia oil and stearic acid.

I was excited when David reached out to me because he is very regimented. He has literally weighed and recorded the macros of every piece of food he has eaten going back to July of 2021. He exercises the same amount each week, the same number of reps of the same exercises. When he jogs …

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FIAB Podcast, Episode 4: Reductive Stress

A Google Scholar search for the phrase “oxidative stress diabetes” currently yields over 500,000 papers, but the phrase “reductive stress diabetes” yields only 17,000, a discrepancy of 30 to 1. I believe the underlying issue at the heart of our metabolic woes is reductive stress, which looks to cells like too much cellular energy. In …

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NAD+, Reductive Stress and the Magic of Superoxide

This is the next in a series of posts I am writing about reductive stress as defined by the NAD+/NADH.  This post looks at the uniqueness of superoxide as a reduced electron carrier.  Superoxide is not like the other electron carriers.  Most electron carriers, such as NADH, need to give their electron to something else …

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Lactate and the Lipoic Acid Flu, An Hypothesis and n=1

In my last post I recommended a strategy of combining lipoic acid – a natural, mitochondrially produced substance which oxidizes NADH to NAD+ – and succinate, which drives mitochondrial ROS production and oxidation of NADH to NAD+ via the activity of the enzyme NNT. Both of these are designed to shift the redox pool of …

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Speed Your Metabolism With Oxidative Stress! Slow It With Antioxidants!

It’s rare to find a scientific paper whose RESULTS are hilarious. Sometimes the authors conclusions are hilarious. If you’ve lived through the last 30 years of articles about the best sources of antioxidants and how to avoid oxidative stress, though, the actual findings of this study​1​ will certainly seem ironic, if not hilarious. I’ve written …

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When Life Gives You Pig Heads, Use Them To Boost Your Antioxidant System

I help my friend Devon with catering. He has a pig farm and does pig roasts/weddings, etc. He asked me the other day, “Is there any thing I can do with these pig heads?” “YES!” “You can make jowl bacon from the jowls and the rest can be made into headcheese.” Headcheese, or souse, is …

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Oxidative Balance: A Simple Regulatory Loop

For the background material on understanding this post, start with Hydrogen Peroxide Flips The Switch. In most cells, most of the time, it is ideal to be in a state of oxidative balance. The simplest measure for this is the percentage of a small molecule called glutathione, sometimes referred to as the body’s “master antioxidant”, …

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Hydrogen Peroxide Flips the Switch

For background information on this post, start by reading the introduction to oixdation. Terms you should understand before reading this article are superoxide and ROS. Additionally, you should understand the basics of the human antioxidant system. Hydrogen Peroxide is the Signal Superoxide is a free radical which is produced during metabolism at the bottleneck in …

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The Illustrated Guide And Annotated Guide to The ROS Theory of Obesity

I gave a lecture on The ROS Theory Of Obesity at Interbrook Farm in Sept of 2019. I made hand drawn slides with a Sharpie. Unfortunately my sense of humor is on full display in these. Maybe they’ll be useful to someone. Also, u/leerylizard posted an annotated guide to the ROS Theory Of Obesity on …

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