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 […]


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 […]

What is CollaMacaWhey™?

What is CollaMacaWhey™? Sounds Hawaiian, but it’s really the word that combines three amazing ingredients: Collagen, Maca and Whey. Collagen is a hot topic today because of new research showing that consuming collagen can result in benefits you can see in the mirror and feel in your joints. You see, collagen is the springy, stretchy […]

Magnesium 101 (Episode #300)

 Magnesium 101 (Episode #300) | My2048.com from The Healthy Skeptics on Vimeo. Minerals 101 Magnesium Inadequate intake is common:  (Adult RDA: 400 mg/d) Factors limiting absorption Alcohol abuse Diabetes GI disorders, including Crohn’s, celiac disease, colitis, IBS Medications, most notably: PPI’s like Prilosec,     Nexium, Protonix   Importance: Magnesium is a cofactor in more than […]

Quantification of urine 17-ketosteroid sulfates and their age correlations

Abstract Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid secreted primarily by the adrenal gland and plays an important role as the primary precursor of many important sex steroids. The negative correlation between age and the secretion of DHEA (I) and in its sulfate form (II, DHEA-S) has been documented in human studies. Serum DHEA (I) and/or DHEA-S […]