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  • #16
    Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
    Great. Looking to steroid users for health advice. Got it.
    There are many people using them for TRT. There goes your condescending attitude again.

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    • #17
      FFS guys....


      Originally posted by Silvergirl View Post
      I was only 21 at my first miscarriage. I think it is just the way I am. Genetic probably as oddly enough my Mum couldn't carry boys, she also had 3 miscarriages, and they say that boys need more progesterone (maybe an old wives tale, but interesting). I don't think it had anything to do with any experiences. Very few boys in our whole family. Mum had 4 girls, and the offspring was 10 girls to 2 boys, and injections were given for those two.
      Aw, I'm sorry to hear that you and your mum miscarried so many times.... It's an interesting idea though, about boys needing more progesterone. I wonder if hormonal imbalances are genetic...
      Last edited by YogaBare; 05-12-2013, 02:56 PM.
      "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

      In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

      - Ray Peat

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      • #18
        Female Reproductive System Part 2- Hormone Balancing » EastWest Healing & Performance

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        • #19
          That's an amzing link Zach - thank you! The endo / gyni actually said I has the beginning of a growth in my womb, but it was nothing to worry about. I guess is it's a uterine fibroid.

          I also got my Pregnenolone tested on Saturday. I'll get the result soon hopefully.
          "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

          In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

          - Ray Peat

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          • #20
            Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
            Interesting... so did you have oestrogen dominance, and if so, how severe was the imbalance? I don't know a lot about it, but imagine that the more extreme the range is, the more severe the symptoms? Also, is it the kind of thing that gets worse with time if it's untreated?
            I'm not sure what the root cause of my problem was, just that I was going through peri-menopause and it was absolutely hellish. Lots of bleeding for more than a week and very large clots - it was pretty much making my life unlivable because I couldn't spend more than 20 or 30 minutes away from a bathroom for probably half the month. Same thing that my mom went through back in the 80s, and she ended up with a hysterectomy.

            My doc was planning on doing an endometrial ablation (basically cauterizing the uterus) but I needed a couple of tests first. In the mean time, I did some of my own research, started using a very small amount of bio-identical progesterone cream (Kokoro Balance Creme is a great quality brand) and my periods and moods were dramatically improved within just a few days.

            The next time I saw the doctor, I mentioned it, and he said another doctor in his practice had seen the same results with the Mirena progesterone IUD, which was covered by insurance and easily removed if it didn't work. I've had one ever since.

            If you go the progesterone cream route, make sure you get a good one. I ran out of the Kokoro cream once and had to order more online. Until it arrived, I used another brand, thinking they were all the same. They're not. My symptoms came back in a couple of days, then disappeared when I started using the Kokoro brand again. I doubt it's the only good one, just one that I know IS good.

            Also, don't use too much. You're only supposed to use a small amount and rotate where you rub it in. Too much is definitely NOT a good thing.
            Durp.

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            • #21
              this is reeaaaaallly fascinating discussion and article link. I've often thought hormones had much to do w/ some symptoms but my CW Primary DR is adamant that the thyroid is fine and thus, ignores my other queries. Now that I've learned to interpret my cholesterol numbers (thanks Griff!) I'll start learning more about this and see where the info takes me.

              “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

              Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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              • #22
                I was low progesterone which I discovered via fertility charting. From there, I followed a lot of Susun Weed's wisdom in several of her books, which helped immensely. She has some great teas that you drink daily. It did a lot for me.

                As well as things like cold water rinses after showers, and doing shoulder stand series (in iyengar's appendixes).

                Also, increasing my cholesterol was probably a part of it. My family has a history of low cholesterol, and I came off of veganism (due to very low cholesterol), and then just worked to increase those numbers. Helped a lot.

                I don't have the issue anymore (low progesterone). Everything is nice and balanced, and I have a very clear (easy to read, obvious ovulation, very 'textbook') cycle now.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                  I was low progesterone which I discovered via fertility charting. From there, I followed a lot of Susun Weed's wisdom in several of her books, which helped immensely. She has some great teas that you drink daily. It did a lot for me.

                  As well as things like cold water rinses after showers, and doing shoulder stand series (in iyengar's appendixes).

                  Also, increasing my cholesterol was probably a part of it. My family has a history of low cholesterol, and I came off of veganism (due to very low cholesterol), and then just worked to increase those numbers. Helped a lot.

                  I don't have the issue anymore (low progesterone). Everything is nice and balanced, and I have a very clear (easy to read, obvious ovulation, very 'textbook') cycle now.
                  Didn't you used to be vegan too YB? Might be a factor.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                    I was low progesterone which I discovered via fertility charting. From there, I followed a lot of Susun Weed's wisdom in several of her books, which helped immensely. She has some great teas that you drink daily. It did a lot for me.

                    As well as things like cold water rinses after showers, and doing shoulder stand series (in iyengar's appendixes).

                    Also, increasing my cholesterol was probably a part of it. My family has a history of low cholesterol, and I came off of veganism (due to very low cholesterol), and then just worked to increase those numbers. Helped a lot.

                    I don't have the issue anymore (low progesterone). Everything is nice and balanced, and I have a very clear (easy to read, obvious ovulation, very 'textbook') cycle now.
                    Thanks for the recomms! I'll try the cold rinses and check out her book and tea.

                    My cholesterol is huge though, so no fear of me there. My issue is that I don't seem to be converting...

                    Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                    Didn't you used to be vegan too YB? Might be a factor.
                    Being vegan is definitely oestrogen promoting. I know so many men who've gone vegan and as the years have passed, have become increasingly... feminine? It's incredible really.
                    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                    - Ray Peat

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                    • #25
                      depends a lot about how your cholesterol is balanced, too.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                        depends a lot about how your cholesterol is balanced, too.
                        You mean in terms of ratios?

                        Total Cholesterol: 354
                        LDL: 229
                        HDL: 108
                        Trigs: 83

                        Apparently those ratios are good...
                        "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                        In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                        - Ray Peat

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
                          I'm not sure what the root cause of my problem was, just that I was going through peri-menopause and it was absolutely hellish. Lots of bleeding for more than a week and very large clots - it was pretty much making my life unlivable because I couldn't spend more than 20 or 30 minutes away from a bathroom for probably half the month. Same thing that my mom went through back in the 80s, and she ended up with a hysterectomy.

                          My doc was planning on doing an endometrial ablation (basically cauterizing the uterus) but I needed a couple of tests first. In the mean time, I did some of my own research, started using a very small amount of bio-identical progesterone cream (Kokoro Balance Creme is a great quality brand) and my periods and moods were dramatically improved within just a few days.

                          The next time I saw the doctor, I mentioned it, and he said another doctor in his practice had seen the same results with the Mirena progesterone IUD, which was covered by insurance and easily removed if it didn't work. I've had one ever since.

                          If you go the progesterone cream route, make sure you get a good one. I ran out of the Kokoro cream once and had to order more online. Until it arrived, I used another brand, thinking they were all the same. They're not. My symptoms came back in a couple of days, then disappeared when I started using the Kokoro brand again. I doubt it's the only good one, just one that I know IS good.

                          Also, don't use too much. You're only supposed to use a small amount and rotate where you rub it in. Too much is definitely NOT a good thing.
                          Thanks for all the info Rita Rose! I'll check out that cream.
                          "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                          In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                          - Ray Peat

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                          • #28
                            My progesterone cream is compounded, bio-identical, from my pharmacist. Comes in this really neat click container that dispenses the perfect amount.
                            Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
                            Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
                            Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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                            • #29
                              Read Ray Peat. I've found relief from using progesterone and aspirin and drastically reducing polyunsaturated fats. Eating adequate carbs from sugar and fruit also seems key, as well as the carrot salad which helps balance hormones and reduce excess estrogen:
                              Hair Like A Fox // Carrot Salad - YouTube

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
                                I've found relief from using progesterone and aspirin and drastically reducing polyunsaturated fats.
                                Ironically, aspirin gives me a migraine.

                                But I do love my progesterone.
                                Durp.

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