I just learned a few interesting things. One, I likely have Hashimoto's (this is s upposed to explain almost every side issue I have, from digestion to mood swings, as the thyroid controls so much), and two, my firmicute:bacteroidete ratio (two classes of bacteria in the gut) is the one that obese people hav.e I'm not obese, but my weight loss has averaged less than half a pound per week for 2.5 years ... that's pretty darn slow. Yours is similar, so I wonder if you have the same issue. I'm supposed to keep working on circadian rhythm (through daily & seasonal light/carb/temp fluctuation), leptin resistance (especially with the big protein breakfast), & paleo/primal diet.
Your issues point to a serious hormonal imbalance. I'd definitely look into the tests recommended by Dr. Dzugan - should be rpetty easy to find online. Let me know if youcan't. Hormonal contraception, like most of modern medicine, just hits one aspect, forgetting about all the ther hormones, and leaving yo with more imbalances ... typically.
Sorry about the t yping .. something wrong with my keyboard!
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