Age Spots Colonize the Whole Body





By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog


Lipofuscin is “vitamin A gone rogue.”

“Age spots” containing lipofuscin — or worse, ceroid — in the skin warn about “gold tones” in the eye and damage to the retina, brain, heart, liver, adrenals, skeletal muscles, and other organs throughout the body.

For example, lipofuscin is a cause of macular degeneration, for example in the “massive deposits” of it found in Yellow Spotted Fundus, also known as …

1) Stargardt’s Disease (STGD)

2) Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy (SMD)

3) Fundus Flavimaculatus (FFM)

The various versions of the above disease are supposed to be genetic without any recourse to what people shovel into their mouths.

Ironically, Yellow Spotted Fundus refers to the “yellow pisciform spots” visible in the retinal pigment epithelium.

Pisciform means “shaped like a fish,” and, indeed, Yellow Fat Disease is a cause.

Avoiding blue light and exposing the eye and skin to red light is helpful for those who insist on supplementing with fish oil and cod liver oil and other linoleum-related oils.

Blue light and ultraviolet light release nitric oxide throughout the body, while red light absorbs it.

Nitric oxide contributes to Yellow Fat Disease.

Yes, nitric oxide increases arterial circulation to the penis, but there’s a price to pay.

How come the Assassins In White tell us that nitric oxide from “poppers” is deadly while the nitric oxide from Viagra is not?

Ray Peat (“Rosacea, inflammation, and aging: The inefficiency of stress,” 2006-2016) wrote …

“Lactate, glutamate, ammonium, nitric oxide, quinolinate, estrogen, histamine, aminolevulinate, porphyrin, ultraviolet light, polyunsaturated fatty acids and endotoxin contribute to excitatory and excitotoxic processes, vasodilation, angioneogenesis, and fibrosis.”

According to Fundus Autofluorescence (edited by Naomi Lois & John V. Forrester), 2009 …

“Lipofuscin accumulation is strongly associated with retinal aging and the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Such lipofuscin accumulation is typical of highly metabolic, postmitotic cells in a variety of aging mammalian tissues (e.g., liver, heart, brain, testes, and retina) that accumulates nondegradable lipid-protein aggregates within lysosomes.”

According to the same source …

“The fluorescence properties of lipofuscin granules exhibit age-related changes. The fluorescence intensity of lipofuscin granules increases by up to 40% with increasing age.”

Glow, little glow worm, but not too brightly.

'Age Spots Colonize the Whole Body' have 10 comments

  1. October 6, 2016 @ 2:52 pm Atom

    Google “yellow fat disease,” and you’ll find there are basically only three ways to get it …

    DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from fish or algae

    EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) from fish or algae

    ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) from flax, chia, hemp, soy, etc.–e-books.php


    • October 6, 2016 @ 7:03 pm John

      Hello Atom! Another fantastic blog illuminating a health topic that I think many people are concerned with – “age spots” or “liver spots” – yet receive so very little information on from the “major” health news outlets, likely due to the many factions that would be greatly inconvenienced by the exposing of Yellow Fat Disease and the agents that generate it.

      When you say that lipofuscin is “vitamin A gone rogue”, do you mean that the inappropriately-titled essential fatty acids have displaced vitamin A from the sites where it performs its duties, or that the vitamin itself has been distorted into a unhealthy form by the polyunsaturated fats?

      Speaking of illumination, I am hoping you can clarify what form of red light therapy Ray Peat is describing in his various articles. He generally just says ‘red light’, but I haven’t read whether he specifically means Near Infrared (NIR) light, Far Infrared (FIR) light or some other source…what does he mean by ‘red light’?

      Another point I am interested in understanding better is the relationship between the red light therapy and nitric oxide (NO). Your well-researched articles on the unhealthy effects nitric oxide can have on the body mirror those written by Ray, but I have found that one of the major advertising points for both NIR and FIR light systems is that they “…enhance the cells’ production of nitric oxide, with the result of infrared stimulation being increased levels of nitric oxide that can result in improved circulation, lower blood pressure, removal of arterial plaque adhesions and anti-oxidant protection inside the cells.” This would seem to show that red light therapy – or at least the infrared forms of such therapy – would be contraindicated for those attempting to avoid the harmful effects of nitric oxide, but upon looking closer into the matter I have found that most who are interpreting Ray’s work point out that red light acts as a “bouncer” for the mitochondria, and in that role causes the apparent increase in nitric oxide levels by disassociating NO from cytochrome c oxidase (where circumstances may allow it to remain abnormally bound and negatively impact ATP production) and setting it free into the body. So in other words, then, does this mean that the infrared light isn’t increasing total, systemic levels of NO by creating “new” nitric oxide but rather by releasing that which already exists from unhealthy storage whereupon – as you have written – it can be “absorbed” again in a proper manner? Or are you describing something entirely different when you say that red light absorbs nitric oxide?

      Thanks Atom!


      • October 7, 2016 @ 4:30 pm Atom

        Great questions, John! And excellent subjects for future blog entries.

        I’ll start with “Nitric Oxide Is Chillin’ Like a Villain” ASAP.

        It might be posted within the hour.

        Sometimes I’m quicker on the draw than other times.


  2. October 6, 2016 @ 2:57 pm Atom

    Any soy grown after 1888 is toxic and is a major cause of Yellow Fat Disease in pigs and in any pets or humans who eat soy-fed pork.

    Corn-fed pork is mildly toxic but won’t cause Yellow Fat Disease.


  3. October 6, 2016 @ 3:03 pm Atom

    Re: What are your thoughts on Dr John A. McDougall and his Starch Solution book as a reliable source of information?

    Yes, No, Maybe.

    Starch from grains is toxic (because of its phosphates, defense chemicals, etc.).

    The good news is that it’s a slow poison, and many people can easily cruise into their eighties with minimum health problems.

    Starch from potatoes is excellent, as long as there’s no green color (solanine) showing, and as long as the potatoes are baked without being covered in foil.

    Raw potatoes are toxic, but can sometimes be used as therapy or applied to the skin to draw out toxins.

    By the way, BUTTER offers protection against starch of all kinds.–Im-a-talking-liver-spot.php


  4. October 6, 2016 @ 3:06 pm Atom

    A friend and her husband experienced a bitter divorce.

    She ended up with cancer of the left lung, and he with cancer of the right lung.


  5. October 6, 2016 @ 3:17 pm Atom

    Losing floods the brain with neurotoxic endorphins and enkephalins.

    Endorphins, enkephalins, and other opioid agonists cause brain damage and rigidity of the neck and back muscles.

    Because humans lose from time to time, opioid agonists are a secondary reward (along with serotonin).


  6. October 6, 2016 @ 4:37 pm David

    I know of one alternative doctor who claims supplementing with 100,000 IU a day of vitamin A is safe for treating acne, while others ill advise anything other than eating calfs liver.


    • October 7, 2016 @ 4:26 pm Atom

      YIKES !!!!!

      Vitamin E and/or beta-carotene can help forestall both formulas for macular degeneration.

      However, the second choice is far better than the first.


  7. October 25, 2016 @ 12:12 pm Lisa

    Hi Atom!
    Can you please write a post or shed some light on estrogen, phytoestrogen and belly fat connection.
    Also, since you talk about colors and it’s affect on the human body, what are your thoughts on Spectro-Chrome created by Dinshah Ghadiali(chromotherapy). This guy was persecuted for treating people with color therapy. Many stories abound but rather see for myself.
    Your fan:)
    Thanks, Lisa


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