I had some good news. In two months of strictly following my protocol of taking 50mg Iron Biglycinate on an empty stomach with 2,000-4,000 mg ascorbic acid, plus taking Ester-C supplements with iron-containing foods and avoiding iron-inhibitors, I was able to get my ferritin up from 12 to 54. I still have a way to go, but that kind of gain is impressive (in my opinion), considering how many people with iron deficient anemia struggle for months with practically no gains. Maybe the devil is in the details (taking a bioavailable form, taking it in an acidic environment on an empty stomach, avoiding certain things, etc...) Anyway, I was very impressed and hoping that my hair loss will end soon (it has reduced a little, but still an issue).
YogaBare, something you said earlier in the thread made me think of something else 'Peat' related that my husband has been experimenting on with him. After an endless amount of testing just got diagnosed with IBS-D. It seems like it's triggered by certain foods, but not always, and sometimes has nothing to do with food at all. We just realized that it's very likely he has a double issue: histamine intolerance (all the foods/drinks he has trouble with are usually high in histamine and now that he's supplementing with the enzyme Histame he seems much better) but also SEROTONIN.
I read to him a couple of articles Peat wrote about issues with high Serotonin, and that led him on a quest to research the issue in medical journals to find out more. He's convinced this is a major issue for him, and he's now trying to avoiding foods high in tryptophan (mainly muscle meats, eggs, cheese) since it gets converted into Serotonin and supplementing with collagen and gelatin and BCAA (which compete with tryptophan and prevent much of it from binding). Even though he just started, already his ADD and depressive issues are improving, as is his IBS. Serotonin has an inverse relationship with Dopamine (his is way too low, which results in the ADD and mood issues).
Anyway, the reason I thought of this after reading your post below is that Serotonin and Estrogen are very closely linked; Serotonin causes an increase in Estrogen. (In fact, SSRI antidepressants increase circulating Serotonin are known for reducing libido, by increasing Estrogen and lowering Testosterone).
Maybe Serotonin could be a factor in your Estrogen dominance?