Category Archives: DHEA

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 […]


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, 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 […]

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: and THREE WAYS TO SAVE 1. offers all products manufactured and / or endorsed by Stephen […]

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 […]