Ray Peat - A R T I C L E I N D E X

Ray Peat - A R T I C L E   I N D E X


Radiation and Growth: Incoherent imprinting from inappropriate irradiation (pdf file)
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Sugar issues
Glucose and sucrose for diabetes
Cascara, energy, cancer and the FDA's laxative abuse
Osteoporosis, aging, tissue renewal, and product science
Regeneration and degeneration: Types of inflammation change with aging
Pathological Science & General Electric: Threatening the paradigm
Protective CO2 and aging
Genes, Carbon Dioxide and Adaptation
Serotonin, depression, and aggression: The problem of brain energy

Academic authoritarians, language, metaphor, animals, and science
Adaptive substance, creative regeneration: Mainstream science, repression, and creativity
Calcium and Disease: Hypertension, organ calcification, & shock, vs. respiratory energy
Cholesterol, longevity, intelligence, and health.
Estrogen, memory and heredity: Imprinting and the stress response
Estrogen, progesterone, and cancer: Conflicts of interest in regulation and product promotion
Natural Estrogens
Tissue-bound estrogen in aging
Suitable Fats, Unsuitable Fats: Issues in Nutrition
The Great Fish Oil Experiment
Gelatin, stress, longevity
Glycemia, starch, and sugar in context
How do you know? Students, patients, and discovery
Intelligence and metabolism
Intuitive knowledge and its development
Lactate vs. CO2 in wounds, sickness, and aging; the other approach to cancer
Milk in context: allergies, ecology, and some myths
Membranes, plasma membranes, and surfaces
Multiple sclerosis, protein, fats, and progesterone
Progesterone Summaries
Progesterone Deceptions
Preventing and treating cancer with progesterone.
Protective CO2 and aging
RU486, Cancer, Estrogen, and Progesterone
Salt, energy, metabolic rate, and longevity
Stem cells, cell culture, and culture: Issues in regeneration
Thyroid, insomnia, and the insanities: Commonalities in disease
TSH, temperature, pulse rate, and other indicators in hypothyroidism
Water: swelling, tension, pain, fatigue, aging
Unsaturated fatty acids: Nutritionally essential, or toxic?

Aging, estrogen, and progesterone.
Aging Eyes, Infant Eyes, and Excitable Tissues
Altitude and Mortality.
Alzheimer's: The problem of Alzheimer's disease as a clue to immortality - part 1.
Alzheimer's: The problem of Alzheimer's disease as a clue to immortality - part 2.
Aspirin, brain and cancer.
Autonomic systems.
Bleeding, clotting, cancer.
Blocking Tissue Destruction.
Bone Density: First Do No Harm.
Breast Cancer.
BSE ("mad cow"), scrapie, etc.: Stimulated amyloid degeneration and the toxic fats.
Caffeine: A vitamin-like nutrient, or adaptogen. Questions about tea and coffee, cancer and other degenerative diseases, and the hormones.
Coconut Oil.
Diabetes, scleroderma, oils and hormones.
Eclampsia in the Real Organism: A Paradigm of General Distress Applicable in Infants, Adults, Etc.
Epilepsy and Progesterone.
Estriol, DES, DDT, etc.
Estrogen - Age Stress Hormone.
Estrogen and Osteoporosis.
Fats and degeneration.
Food-junk and some mystery ailments: Fatigue, Alzheimer's, Colitis, Immunodeficiency.
Immunodeficiency, dioxins, stress, and the hormones.
Iron's Dangers.
Leakiness, aging, and cancer.
Menopause and its causes.
Oils in Context.
Osteoporosis, harmful calcification, and nerve/muscle malfunctions.
Progesterone Pregnenolone & DHEA - Three Youth-Associated Hormones.
Progesterone, not estrogen, is the coronary protection factor of women.
Vegetables, etc.—Who Defines Food?
Thyroid: Therapies, Confusion, and Fraud.
The transparency of life: Cataracts as a model of age-related disease.

Special Topical Article: (this will take some moments to load)
Radiation and Growth: Incoherent imprinting from inappropriate irradiation (pdf file)

This website currently reports on my research in aging, nutrition, and hormones. You will find this information in the ARTICLES section.

A variety of health problems are examined (eg., infertility, epilepsy, dementia, diabetes, premenstrual syndrome, arthritis, menopause), and the therapeutic uses of progesterone, pregnenolone, thyroid, and coconut oil are frequently discussed.
My approach gives priority to environmental influences on development, regenerative processes, and an evolutionary perspective. When biophysics, biochemistry, and physiology are worked into a comprehensive view of the organism, it appears that the degenerative processes are caused by defects in our environment.
As a supplement to this web site, I've also included examples of my artwork, specifically some of my paintings, which you will find in the ART GALLERY. As I've discussed in my books, I see painting as an essential part of grasping the world scientifically. For a few years, I taught art and painted portraits. I have shown my work in both the US and Mexico.


Concerning my background, I have a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Oregon, with specialization in physiology. The schools I have taught at include: the University of Oregon, Urbana College, Montana State University, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Universidad Veracruzana, the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, and Blake College. I also conduct private nutritional counseling.

I started my work with progesterone and related hormones in 1968. In papers in Physiological Chemistry and Physics (1971 and 1972) and in my dissertation (University of Oregon, 1972), I outlined my ideas regarding progesterone, and the hormones closely related to it, as protectors of the body's structure and energy against the harmful effects of estrogen, radiation, stress, and lack of oxygen.

The key idea was that energy and structure are interdependent, at every level.

Since then, I have been working on both practical and theoretical aspects of this view. I think only a new perspective on the nature of living matter will make it possible to properly take advantage of the multitude of practical and therapeutic effects of the various life-supporting substances--pregnenolone, progesterone, thyroid hormone, and coconut oil in particular.

"Marketing" of these as products, without understanding just what they do and why they do it, seems to be adding confusion, rather than understanding, as hundreds of people sell their misconceptions with their products. The very concept of "marketing" is at odds with the real nature of these materials, which has to do with the protection and expansion of our nature and potential. A distorted idea of human nature is sold when people are treated as "the market."

It seems that all of the problems of development and degeneration can be alleviated by the appropriate use of the energy-protective materials. When we realize that our human nature is problematic, we can begin to explore our best potentials.

----Ray Peat