Early emotional experiences change our brains: Childhood maltreatment is associated with reduced volume in the hippocampus

This 2011 human study by the grandfather of hippocampus stress studies, Martin Teicher, quantified childhood maltreatment using the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and Childhood Trauma Questionnaire scores: “The strongest associations between maltreatment and volume were observed in the left CA2-CA3 and CA4-DG [dentate gyrus] subfields, and were not mediated by histories of major depression or … Continue reading Early emotional experiences change our brains: Childhood maltreatment is associated with reduced volume in the hippocampus

A compelling review of epigenetic transgenerational inheritance

This 2020 review by coauthors of 2019’s A transgenerational view of the rise in obesity and Epigenetic transgenerational inheritance extends to the great-great-grand offspring summarized: “The prevalence of obesity and associated diseases has reached pandemic levels. Ancestral and direct exposures to environmental toxicants and altered nutrition have been shown to increase susceptibility for obesity and … Continue reading A compelling review of epigenetic transgenerational inheritance

Eat broccoli sprouts for DIM

This 2019 Spanish human study ran in parallel with Our model clinical trial for Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts. I’ll focus on the aspect of diindolylmethane (DIM) from eating broccoli sprouts: “The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of gender or hormonal status (menopause) on the bioavailability of broccoli … Continue reading Eat broccoli sprouts for DIM

Day 70 results from Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts

Here are my Day 70 measurements* to follow up Our model clinical trial for Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts, which had these findings: Keep in mind that I’m not in the population represented by the clinical trial sample: My chronological age is above their inclusion range; My BMI is below their inclusion … Continue reading Day 70 results from Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts

Week 10 of Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts

To follow up Week 9 of Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts: 1. I increased three of eight upper body exercises by 50% through adding another set. I did it because I didn’t feel muscle exhaustion after two sets like I’d previously felt. 🙂 Cognitively, see A claim of improved cognitive function and … Continue reading Week 10 of Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts

Lab analyses of broccoli sprout compounds

To follow up Estimating daily consumption of broccoli sprout compounds, the main point of which was: how can a person guide their actions with evidence when a broccoli cultivated variety’s beneficial characteristics aren’t known? I focus on broccoli sprout lab analyses of 3 cultivars made in a 2017 German study Isothiocyanates, Nitriles, and Epithionitriles From … Continue reading Lab analyses of broccoli sprout compounds

I’m kind of asleep right now

This should stay up on YouTube for a while since it uses satire. If it used informed opinions like: Challenge yourself to understand dissenting voices If people don’t stand up for their rights, their rights will be forgotten It was known to everybody that the lockdown would cause a catastrophe YouTube would censor it. “I’ll … Continue reading I’m kind of asleep right now

It was known to everybody that the lockdown would cause a catastrophe

To follow up If people don’t stand up for their rights, their rights will be forgotten which YouTube has taken down, here are excerpts from a subsequent interview which YouTube has also taken down: “If you don’t present bad news, that’s not good news for the media. On April 17, the Director of the CDC … Continue reading It was known to everybody that the lockdown would cause a catastrophe

We believe what we need to believe

While getting ready for bed tonight, I mused about how my younger brother had such an idealized postmortem view of our father. As he expressed six years ago in an obituary for our high school Literature teacher: “I’ll remember my favorite teacher and how much he’s meant to my life. My father and Martin Obrentz … Continue reading We believe what we need to believe

Week 3 of Changing an inflammatory phenotype with broccoli sprouts

To follow up Week 2 of Changing an inflammatory phenotype with broccoli sprouts: 1. I intend to follow the model clinical trial [1] and pause eating broccoli sprouts after ten weeks. The clinical trial subjects experienced benefits after stopping at Day 70, as measured at Day 90 and Day 160. Sprouting broccoli seeds takes time … Continue reading Week 3 of Changing an inflammatory phenotype with broccoli sprouts