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by 0 · July 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Since I was a teenager, I have always had issues with mood-related PMS: anxiety, fatigue, extreme insecurity, depression, even suicidal thoughts. It typically lasts about a week before my period starts. I have little to no physical symptoms - only... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

I've noticed a few PMS improvements, but they're on the whole more physical than mental. Acne was never an issue for me, but the bloating! Instead of spending half of every month looking like a beached whale, I get to spend a day or two looking... (more)

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by 30 · January 23, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Hi, my child is not 15 months and i just got my period back after gradual weaning (though I am still breastfeeding). I have always been small below with a small butt and hips. Offlate I have had alot of weight gain for the first time in my hips... (more)

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by 220 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I've been off birth control pills for a year, at first I had a lot of hair loss, cycles were all over the place and my skin looked pretty terrible, but that seems to be fixing itself now which is great. I've read a lot of Ray Peat's work on the... (more)

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MM_4 0 · December 09, 2012 at 4:35 PM

I would also recommend the taking charge of your fertility book, if you have hormonal problems then the already mentioned hofmeiklers anti-estrogen book is very, very good. I would consider not taking hormonal bcp, and not using a IUD (these... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I think I'm having issues with estrogen but I'm not sure what. I got an oestradiol test. The results: 81 pmol/L. According to the sheet I got at the clinic, normal ranges for premenopausal women are between 90 to 958 pmol/L. What does this... (more)

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Lemurette 0 · August 31, 2013 at 3:07 AM

You're too low in estrogen, I don't think you fit the estrogen dominance pattern. Have you checked your testosterone levels? Another thing to check as well would be thyroid levels.

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

A friend of mine asked about her Post Pregnancy Low Estrogen levels. Her doc wants to put her on an Estrogen cream treatment but she has read some nasty things about that treatment. Anyone advice for diet/lifestyle changes to incorporate that... (more)

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MeghanneR 0 · August 03, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Yikes! It is rather common for the mainstream medical system to just treat the problem not look for a solution. Were these levels tested via blood or saliva? Salivary tests are much more accurate! Has your friend recently lost a lot of baby... (more)

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by 155 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Is there any good list of where these Xenoestrogens mostly come from so we know what to avoid the most? Is this real or just hype?

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danno 0 · July 08, 2013 at 6:32 PM

The most common one you want to avoid is all plastics used for packaging, casing, storage and many other things, plastics are the most common reason for infertility these days. Check out the documentary on youtube for free... (more)

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by 1467 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

So I have been having night sweats for about a year and about two weeks ago I started bleeding heavily and haven't stopped. I got some blood work done and the results are low estrogen and low progesterone: My doctor wants to put me on the oral... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 15, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Get your D3 level checked and sun/supplement to a blood level of 60-80 ng/ml. D3 is a hormone precursor and required for hormonal balance. Make sure to get sufficient A, K, and Magnesium, since they are co-factors of D3. It make take 4-6... (more)

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by 1186 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Hi Guys: Similar questions have been asked, but are older. I have severe estrogen dominance, which is causing chronic pain and swelling in my breasts. This has lasted 3 months now and is slightly cyclical, but never completely resolves itself. I... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 05, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Ashley~ Yikes to the mastectomy! When you are postmenopausal, you will be happy to have the extra estrogen around--and the fatty tissue in your breasts (and elsewhere) will be a good source. Reducing overall inflammation (including stress) is... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

So being a male and liking to have my testosterone as high, and my estrogen as low as possible, when it came to phytoestrogens, my only thought used to be: avoid! But now I read this: " 4) Use Phytoestrogens To Promote the C-2 Pathway Include... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 03, 2013 at 3:18 PM

If you avoid phytoestrogens, you are going to have to basically avoid plants. Don't do this. When people say that phytoestrogens should be avoided, I believe they are talking about the food sources of phytoestrogens which are orders of magnitude... (more)

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by 364 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Technically this is more than one question, but since they're all related, I think they can be in the same post... In a nutshell, I have a PCOS diagnosis, which came about from me stopping birth control and not getting a period for 10 months. My... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 25, 2013 at 9:26 PM

My opinion is that most PCOS is caused by malnutrition (lack of certain nutrients) or environmental factors. I wrote a couple of blog articles that may be... (more)

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by 1579 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I have been diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea based on a blood test that showed low estrogen and normal FSH, LH, and progesterone. I have had one period (a year ago) in the past 2 years. I started paleo a little over 2 years ago, at 119 lbs... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · February 15, 2013 at 7:50 PM

You are too thin. Sorry. I know exactly how you feel, about not wanting to be bigger. I'm your height and 115-120, and if I was your weight I wouldn't be having periods either. I lost mine on VLC paleo for a year and had to add carbs,... (more)

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by 1670 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

What foods can improve estrogen levels and return cycles w/o being detrimental to health? Everything else is in the normal range (testosterone isn't high at all) and thyroid function is perfect. I just have low estrogen and I think this ceased my... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 26, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Avoid soy. Get your vitamin D3 level tested & sun/supplement to 60-80 ng/ml. D3 is a hormone precursor. Make sure your Zinc, Magnesium, A & K are dialed in & you are getting sufficient Paleo/Primal fats. If you give your body... (more)

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by 1663 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Howdy ya'll, I'm asking this question of women, because I'm confident I've read about saturated fats raising estrogen levels. I have plans on getting tested for hormone levels, but I've never had the 'burst of energy' that so many people rave... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · December 29, 2012 at 2:17 AM

i'm not familiar with zone, but i just use as much fat as i want. i find that it keeps me fuller than any other food. i haven't noticed an increase in energy since starting paleo, but i'm really anemic so i am sure that's why i'm tired all the... (more)

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by 1495 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I just had a huge battery of blood tests done and everything looks great except I noticed that my FREE TESTOSTERONE is low (below range) and my ESTRADIOL is on the very high end of the range (not above range). The blood tests happened to occur on... (more)

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by 231 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

This is a question for any ladies with experience with bio-identical hormone therapy? Has anyone tried the Wiley Protocol? What was your experience with it? Anything postive or negative to report? How would you compare it to progesterone cream alone? (more)

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dzone 0 · November 01, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Only partially relevant but "The Doper Next Door" did the male version of Wiley's protocols. What he described in interview, haven't had the chance to make it through the book yet, was a real roller-coaster that lead to screaming fights and... (more)

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by 1190 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I am not a Ray Peat follower...I have only been Paleo/Primal for four months. But since finding Paleo Hacks two months ago, I have poked around on here quite a bit. I have found here and elsewhere references to the Ray Peat raw carrot salad and... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 20, 2013 at 4:17 AM

That title really got me, but here's a serious answer: Dietary fiber (when consumed with a meal containing fat) interferes with the enterohepatic recirculation of biliary hormones and causes them to be excreted rather than absorbed. I don't... (more)

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by 70 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I was on a estrogen/testosterone/progesterone supplement from my doctor on my request from my hospital (I am a 51 year post menopausal woman) It did make hair grow on my face. I read that extra estrogen created a belly, which I had. I decided to... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · October 12, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Ray Peat recommends having a raw grated carrot salad each day (just one medium carrot) which he claims helps to balance estrogen by detoxing it through the liver somehow. According to Ray Peat, the fibers in uncooked carrot can bind to excess... (more)

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by 145 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

just got some bloodwork done and not sure how to read it........... anything jump out to you? I'm 21 female 5'3 muscular 130 pounds experiencing (suffering with) hirstuitism and acne Estrad: 69.40 pg/ml Progesterone .76 ng/ml SHBG 57 Total t3... (more)

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anonymous_12 0 · October 26, 2012 at 8:07 PM

As others said this could be PCOS related, but do not overlook high cortisol condition that could manifest many of the same hair and insulin handling issues. I say this because you mention drinking. Frequent high intake of alcohol can cause a... (more)

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by 1649 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I guess the downfall of this bio-hacking is that we have to figure this shit out ourselves! I recently asked my doctor to do a complete hormone blood panel and when she balked, I did one myself. Anyhooo so now I have the results. At first glance... (more)

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by 1300 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I'm male, 61, 5'8". 137lbs., exercise regularly (aerobics and weights), high sex drive, no symptoms of estrogen dominance except for BPH symptoms which are getting worse and not improving with saw palmetto. I eat a mostly paleo type diet with... (more)

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Karen_28 0 · November 20, 2012 at 3:46 AM

Overweight people are particularly prone to estrogen dominance. Fat cells (adipose tissues) produce a weak form of estrogen (estrone). People in developed countries have more estrogen dominance because they eat more food contaminated with... (more)

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by 175 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Has any woman here experienced increased ability to orgasm after cutting out estrogen-containing birth control pills?

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Jenny_9 0 · September 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

While on the pill you aren't experiencing ovulation (guess that's obvious), the implications of which mean that you are missing out on the time of the month when you are your randiest, hottest, and probably most likely to seek out and achieve an... (more)

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by 2873 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

I'm looking for ways to reduce my estrogen levels. From what I understand, excess estrogen can lead to excess fat accumulation in guys. I'm a young male and I've always had a bit more fat in my tricep area than I would like, and I'm thinking that... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · August 09, 2012 at 2:53 PM

have your hormones tested first.... then: eat more cruciferous vegetables (unless you have a thyroid condition) take DIM and/or calcium-d glucarate decrease your exposure to BPA, plastics, perfumes and cosmetics containing endocrine disrupters... (more)

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by 971 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

When I first started paleo I was coming off an extended period of high estrogen levels, so paleo foods made sense in that way (less plastic, less chemicals,no grains, no soy = less estrogen). At the risk of TMI, the truth is I was feeling VERY... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 20, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Avoid the Pill at all costs! Will mess up your gut flora & make things worse in the long run. Read Dr. John Lee's site on estrogen dominance. Lot's of other helpful information there. You can still be estrogen dominant with low estrogen. ... (more)

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by 4266 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I just read the Paleo Answer and was pretty surprised by the long list of bad things in milk that are harmful to the human body. I am not talking about casein or lactose, but the other bioactive hormones, peptides, insulin, estrogen etc. It was... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 09, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Whole 9 already wrote about this a long time ago: http://whole9life.com/2011/10/butter/

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by 1667 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

If you've got the time there is a pretty good doc about plummeting fertility in men on Vimeo. I especially suggest women watch this as they will essentially be the stewards of the future of the male race through care and feeding of themselves as... (more)