Thyroid and Iron Status

Thyroid and Iron Status

The addition of iodine to tyrosine residues on the thyroglobulin protein is catalyzed by a heme-containing enzyme called TPO which utilizes H2O2 in the oxidation reaction. What that means in English…slapping iodines on the backbone of thyroid hormone requires an...
Maybe we are evolved to laugh.

Maybe we are evolved to laugh.

Maybe we are evolved to laugh. “The evolution of bipedal locomotion freed the respiration system of its support function during running, permitting greater breath control and the selection for human-type laughter (a parsed exhalation), and subsequently the virtuosic,...
Because they all died.

Because they all died.

My grandfather was a marine. He was drafted when he was 18. His platoon was on the frontline of the Korean War, fire fights back and forth over the 38th parallel. I only know bits and pieces of the horror my grandfather saw, and nothing from his own words. I remember...
Sweating Out Toxins?

Sweating Out Toxins?

We are all toxic. Period. Breast milk, fetal core blood, meconium all contain toxins, and lots of them. “Commercial chemical production has risen from 1 million tons in 1930 to 400 million tons in 2001. As of 2012 the number of industrial chemicals on the global...