COVID=19 UPDATE for April 23rd

COVID=19 UPDATE for April 23rd: 1. We are eagerly watching for preliminary data from The University of WA’s clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) + azithromycin. Unlike two other studies, including a study of Veterans Administration hospitals, the UW study will give a low dose to newly diagnosed individuals and their close contacts, looking for an […]

COVID-19 UPDATE for Wednesday April 15

COVID-19 UPDATE for Wednesday April 15 About the author: Stephen Cherniske taught Clinical Nutrition at two southern California universities and directed the first FDA-licensed clinical lab specializing in nutrition and immunology. You can follow him on FaceBook and My2048.com We know that the majority of people infected with the COVID-19 have only mild symptoms while […]

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) Update for 04/08/20

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) Update for 04/08/20 As you might expect, Natalie and I are receiving requests for prescriptions for HCQ. We’re refusing, based on the side-effect profile (especially for heart or kidney disease patients) and the lack of reliable data. And that doesn’t mean a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study. I’d go with the real-time experience […]

What we need to learn – ASAP about Covid-19

What we need to learn – ASAP about Covid-19. About the author. Stephen Cherniske taught Clinical Nutrition at two southern California universities and directed the nation’s first FDA-licensed clinical lab specializing in nutrition and immunology. He and his wife, a board-certified Family Medicine MD, provide information and insights at My2048.com.   A 101- year-old man […]

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday March 25

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday March 25 About the author: I taught university Clinical Nutrition and directed the nation’s first FDA-licensed clinical lab specializing in nutrition and immunology. My wife is a board-certified physician, Medical Director of Advanced Family Wellness in Olympia WA. She works every day to keep as many people as possible out of […]

COVID-19 Update for Sunday March 22

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM STEPHEN & DR. NATALIE KATHER After our Friday FaceBook LIVE video, we’ve been flooded with calls, emails and texts. We spent the weekend responding to these issues, helping people make important decisions and exploring ways to reduce risk for this terrible virus. Click here to view our video on COVID-19 prevention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACRuWTgRJj0 […]

COVID-19 PREVENTION

After our Friday FaceBook LIVE video, we’ve been flooded with calls, emails and texts. We spent the weekend responding to these issues, helping people make important decisions and exploring ways to reduce risk for this terrible virus. Click here to view our video on COVID-19 prevention.    

DHEA for Men | DHEA for Women – Infographic

Why DHEA First? DHEA is the most comprehensive repair signal in the entire body and brain DHEA is made primarily in the adrenals and the brain DHEA is the most abundant circulating hormone, initiating or contributing to more than 150 repair functions. DHEA production peaks during the “prime” of life (age 18 to 30) then starts […]

Coronavirus Update, March 19

Coronavirus Update, Sunday, March 15. I worked for 20 years with ECONET, a global natural products R&D organization. Looking for medicinal plants through remote areas of China or Siberia required a recovery period upon my return. This was not because of unsanitary or unhealthy conditions. It was just that my immune system was challenged by […]

Coronavirus Update, Sunday, March 15

Coronavirus Update, Sunday, March 15. The latest numbers for Washington state are 645 cases and 40 deaths. This increase was expected, and so far is manageable. That doesn’t mean the infection is waning; only that we are not seeing the explosion that was seen in Northern Italy. At the same time, China, South Korea and […]

“THE CASE FOR DHEA” AS A FREE DOWNLOAD

STEPHEN CHERNISKE TO RELEASE E-BOOK VERSION OF “THE CASE FOR DHEA” AS A FREE DOWNLOAD   Stephen Cherniske, biochemist and co-founder of My2048, has announced that he is releasing an e-book version of his book, “The Case For DHEA.” Cherniske is well-known for his 1996 best seller, The DHEA Breakthrough and the 2003 blockbuster, The Metabolic Plan, both […]

A word of reason re Covid-19

A word of reason re Covid-19 I just finished a review of case reports from China, Korea and Italy, in order to predict the trajectory of the infection in the US. The good news is that time is on our side, and by that I mean calendar time. This virus loves cold-dry conditions. The situation […]

Immunity Deep Dive Part-5 Medicinal Mushrooms

Immunity Deep Dive Part Five: Medicinal Mushrooms How to make Reishi tea NOTE: DO NOT pick, eat or prepare mushrooms unless you are trained in identifying specific species. Reishi (ganoderma) is pretty easy to identify (see photo). We collect Reishi mushrooms in the forest around our home in Olympia WA. They can be made into […]

Immunity Deep Dive Part-4

Immunity deep dive part Four If you watch TV, especially during the day, you cannot help but notice that, seemingly every week, there is a new drug to treat plaque psoriasis. According to Drugs.com, there are now 56 drugs to treat this one condition. Plaque psoriasis is not a fatal disease, but the new drugs […]

Immunity Deep Dive Part-3 Inflammation

Immunity Deep Dive Part Three: Inflammation In the Metabolic Model of Aging, two dynamic forces determine one’s quality of life; an ongoing see-saw relationship between damage and repair. On the repair side, we have the astounding regenerative forces of stem cells, growth factors, anabolic hormones, anti-oxidants and the homeostatic activity of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). […]

Immunity Deep Dive Part 2

Immunity Deep Dive Part Two Coronaviruses produce a two-phase infection, and each has to be treated differently. In phase one, the immune system is activated by inflammatory cytokines like IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α. Think of these chemical messengers as a blaring alarm, activating an army of immune cells to fight the invaders . In this […]

Learning About Immunity Part 1

We need deep learning about immunity We’re all busy. The stock market is falling like a stone and we’re in an election year. But it’s time to focus on immunity. And there are three reasons other than the coronavirus (Covid-19).1. It’s winter2. This year’s flu is particularly virulent3. You’re getting older This is going to […]

Hey, ladies, DHEA is Can-Do in a capsule

Hey, ladies, DHEA is Can-Do in a capsule Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is known as the hormone of resilience to the Navy SEALs and many women who enjoy its benefits. DHEA, made primarily in the adrenal glands and brain, is the body’s most comprehensive repair signal. Our levels are highest during our prime years of life ages […]

Intermittent Fasting Part 3

Intermittent Fasting (IF) Part III © 2020 Stephen Cherniske, M.Sc. The KickStart Strategy Here is an IF approach that works for just about everyone Enjoy a high-quality dinner, but avoid dessert and eat nothing after 7:00 PM. If you experience a gnawing hunger that might interfere with sleep, have protein; some leftover fish from dinner, […]

Intermittent Fasting Part 2

Intermittent Fasting (IF) part II © 2020 Stephen Cherniske, M.Sc. Glycogen and Fat. Since life, until very recently, was fraught with short and sometimes lengthy periods of famine, humans evolved the ability to store energy. For short famines (one to 2 days) glycogen stores in the liver and muscles work just fine. For longer periods, […]

Intermittent Fasting Part 1 – IF

The Do’s, Don’ts and Whys of Intermittent Fasting (IF) “Our ancient ancestors, whose bodies we inherited, ate and weighed a good deal less in relation to their size than we do. Over hundreds of thousands of years their desire for food was checked by its scarcity and the effort it took to collect it daily […]

Lots of questions about the Flu Vaccine

The Healthy Skeptics blog for December 31, 2019 Lots of questions about the Flu Vaccine Reply from Stephen Cherniske I am strongly in favor of vaccines for diseases that are often fatal. I invite anyone who doubts the importance of these vaccines to go live in central Africa, Indonesia, New Guinea, rural China, India or […]

News You Can Use December 2019

Cancer research in the last decade (the 20-teens) revealed a number of important factors that might be mitigated by nutritional intervention.  Statistically, we know that few people die from their original tumor. Since most cancer deaths occur from metastases, it makes sense to study that process, and intervene as soon as possible.  This is not […]

DHEA News

Olympia, Washington based My2048 nutritional supplement manufacturer, is pleased to announce that Synergized DHEA for Men can now be purchased on Amazon. The company manufacturers a variety of products that are meant to enhance users’ health and help with the aging process.  Stephen Cherniske, M.S., the biochemist co-founder of My2048, says, “I’m sure you are […]

Holidays 2019

What’s better than premium quality health products formulated by a world renown biochemist and a double board-certified Family Medicine physician? Premium quality products with 15% off! Holiday Sale: December 15th through January 15th at both websites: TheHealthySkeptics.com and My2048.com THREE WAYS TO SAVE 1. TheHealthySkeptics.com offers all products manufactured and / or endorsed by Stephen […]

KYSO Knock Your Socks Off

Features and benefits A unique, non-stimulant energy product. Everyone wants more energy, but they don’t know where/ how to get it. The biggest energy rip-off ? Stimulants. Whether caffeine or any of the related compounds like guarana, kola nut, yerba mate’ or the newest scam, Guayusa… stimulants give you the illusion of energy by triggering […]

CollaMacaWhey™ FAQ’s

CollaMacaWhey™ FAQ’s Is there something special about the combination of Collagen and Whey? Dr. Natalie Kather:  Beyond convenience, there is valuable synergy in combining whey and collagen protein because they provide complimentary amino acid profiles.  In his best-selling book, The Metabolic Plan (Random House, 2003), Stephen defined anti-aging as the ability to increase repair while […]