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Estrogen

Estrogen Questions

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by 30 · about 19 hours ago

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 5 · about 19 hours ago

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 1467 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 1663 · about 19 hours ago

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 220 · about 19 hours ago

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 1195 · about 19 hours ago

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 145 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 1310 · about 19 hours ago

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 2873 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 20 hours ago

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 233 · about 20 hours ago

I just read that polyester has phytoestrogens. Is this true?Should we be worried about this?

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by 2048 · about 20 hours ago

So I got a hormone panel done (saliva) on day 21 of my cycle (I'm not on any hormonal birth control so my menstrual cycle is natural). Estradiol - 1.6 pg/ml [normal range 1.3 - 3.3] Progesterone - 88 pg/ml [normal range 75 - 270] Ratio Pg/E2 -... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 11, 2012 at 8:38 PM

First, I would get your 25(OH)D level checked, if you haven't already. Vitamin D is a hormone precursor & by getting in the optimal range (50-60 ng/ml for most folk or 60-80 if you have an auto-immune/inflammatory condition) you will give... (more)

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by 6229 · about 20 hours ago

Does this change your view? Robb Wolf and others have mentioned hormones contribute to "leaky gut." If this is true even bio-identical natural estrogen hormones could be problematic??!! Perhaps some new... (more)

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Lynn_6 0 · June 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I got off the pill about a year ago (was on it 16 years), as part of my plan to heal my leaky gut, regulate hormones and generally get healthier. It did work for it's intended use like a champ!

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by 145 · about 20 hours ago

I am a 21 year old female, 5'3 and an athletic 135 pounds. I have experienced a small amount of facial hair growth in my life- just a few hairs here and there (i am of middle eastern descent) but recently my body hair has gotten totally out of... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 06, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Focusing on replenishing your body so that your hormones can balance themselves is the approach I would take. Sufficient Vitamin D is essential, along with other co-factors. This blog post I wrote on Pregnancy nutrition is actually a good... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

I'm very interested in switching to a modified Paleo Diet. I pretty much eat very similar to Paleo right now, though I do allow some sugars occasionally (I love my mojitos on a hot summer day). I realized a year ago that I have a wheat... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · May 04, 2012 at 1:40 PM

There is no "one true paleo diet". Paleo is more about experimenting and finding what works for you. Under that rubric, of course "paleo" is right for you! And I agree with gydle that going primal may be a good choice for you, if you want to keep... (more)

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by 123 · about 20 hours ago

After lots of personal research, and finally talking with a functional medicine Dr., I've come to the conclusion that a lot of my lingering health problems stem from estrogen overload in my body. The doc I talked to said that he has an estrogen... (more)

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edle 0 · April 12, 2012 at 1:16 AM

I was through amenorrhea for many months. I also think estrogen excess was involved in my case, but it is probably helpful to think that more stuff in the body is out of whack when the menstrual cycle is missing. Getting rid of estrogen is one... (more)

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by 4533 · about 20 hours ago

It's possible this topic is just on my radar now in light of being recently diagnosed with hashi's, but there seems to be an influx of hashimoto's cases on Paleohacks lately. Curious what other's think about Danny Roddy's latest article,... (more)

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Korion 0 · March 12, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Danny Roddy is the only person that makes me doubt about a lot of paleo perceptions. I'm glad lean meats are now considered silly, and that Dr. Harris and Dr. Jaminet make sugar more popular, but there is still a list of things to think about :... (more)

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by 333 · about 20 hours ago

Since starting pretty strict paleo a few weeks ago my forehead acne has almost completely cleared up but paleo seems to have no effect on blemishes around my mouth and between chin and cheek. I saw today on Paleo Pepper she had acne in a... (more)

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Stabby 0 · March 06, 2012 at 5:40 AM

Just throwing it out there that I know a handful of people who got rid of most of their acne with a pantethine supplement (not B5, its metabolite pantethine). I have heard explanations like the pantethine helps to clear excess sebum, which makes... (more)

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by 39841 · about 20 hours ago

This study goes into it in pretty good detail: http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302%2810%2900256-0/fulltext The conclusions that the researchers draw at the end regarding how small an increase in serum estrogens there is for,... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · February 18, 2012 at 4:37 AM

I personally think that the hormones in conventional milk can be a problem and can disrupt your own hormone production. I definitely think that most dairy should be avoided, especially for women dealing with PCOS or fertility issues. This... (more)

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