Using the pioneering work of Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hans Selye, Raymond Peat, Gilbert Ling, and others The Danny Roddy Weblog investigates stress, aging, and disease through the lens of bioenergetics.
While often framed as some kind of pseudoscience, a bioenergetic view of the organism jettisons the misguided concept of "genetic determinism" in favor of better understanding the smallest unit of life, the living cell. Albert Szent-Györgyi wrote that a healthy cell needs energy not only for all of its functions, but also to maintain its structure. In other words, the energy "flowing" through the cell (i.e., redox reactions and the cyclic "flow" of electrons) reinforces the cell's structure. When energy isn't being generated vigorously, the structure collapses.
Lifestyle, nutrition, hormones, and other environmental factors influence an organism's production of "useful" energy, and thus its ability to withstand the ravages of the daily stressors it encounters. The interaction between energy, stress, and structural coherence continues to be an overarching theme on The Danny Roddy Weblog.