Hello Ladies, I had my Mirena IUD removed 7 months ago. My acne has grown much worse since then and I'm wondering how long this will last. My paleo diet gave me great skin and I'm so sad to see it ruined by having this unnatural device... (more)
Hi, I'm 34 and been struggling with thyroid and testosterone issues for the last couple of years (hypothyroid and hypogonadism). While most of my doctors won't search for a root cause, I have one who encouraged me to start paleo. It took a... (more)
Do adrenals increase their size and secretory capacity with stressors commonly assoc. with adrenal hormone secretion? Ie. do the glands adapt to accomodate stress rendering distress eustress proportional to gland size and secretory capacity(within... (more)
Hello everyone! I was recently diagnosed with low Estradiol and LH levels. Apparently my FSH levels are fine, which seemed to confuse my family doctor. Does anyone have any information about why these two hormones might be low (in isolation), and... (more)
Pituinary gland is located next to your optic nerve in the brain and responsible for producing estadiol and lh. It is relatively common to have non cancerous tumors there. You need an MRI to figure it out. You need to see a neurosurgant
i know that insulin is storing hormone, so that's the reason we avoid carbs. what about muscle building, i mean is it possible to grow muscles with 0 carbs a day.
if milk has hormones, why doesn't everyone who drinks it have acne? I heard it's the hormones, and other properties or factors like intolerance, but if it were the hormones that everyone who consumes it would be affected by the hormones, because... (more)
This is probably a gross question and if the mods delete it I'll understand, but I've (for years) noticed that I have hair growing between my boobs, and it's getting thicker and darker. Most of the time I wear T-shirts, but when I wear low-cut... (more)
Hi, I was just wondering if there are any Paleo women out there who have undergone a complete hysterectomy and were able to stop their hormone replacement therapy while on a paleo diet? thanks! Jeanine
This may seem like a strange and hopefully not too provocative question, but many people who have gone paleo report having better libidos. Obviously one's libido is effected in part by one's hormone balance which we know is effected by... (more)
Hello all, I am sure this has been asked here before, but I can't seem to find it... I am getting a full women's hormone panel done and just wondering when is the best time of the month for the test? I have read 4-5 days after the end of the... (more)
Has anyone on here had any luck controlling PCOS symptoms with Paleo? I was just diagnosed and they want to put me on hormone therapy, but i would prefer to control it with a healthy diet and lifestyle. i eat whole30 compliant diet 99% of the... (more)
So a friend asked me about this, and I really didn't know what to tell her. Thanks in advance for your help! Anyone have any experience treating luteal phase defects and/or deficits with Paleo in women? Did Paleo fix it for your and/or your... (more)
I study anatomy and physiology and my lecturer said that people usually go into a state of gluconeogenesis (conversion of amino acids and fats to carbs) in around 6-10 hours without eating. This state is brought on after the liver has run out of... (more)
I'll try to keep this long story short. For over a couple of years now I've been having low test sides. My sex drive is now non existent and is causing relationship problems for me. So I went to the endo last summer and had blood work done.... (more)
If you are eating low carbs(less than 100-150g) you probably need more carbohydrate. Thyroxine(t4) isn't active thyroid hormone so it's not the best test for thyroid function.
Female, 40 years old. PCOS, 5'8, 208 pounds. Big muscles, big stomach. I'm on metformin and BCP for PCOS. I take ambien for sleep. I've had two sleep studies done--1 diagnosed me with insomnia (duh), the other said RLS. I sleep great with the... (more)
I have been very active ever since I was in middle school, and have always had extra fat around my waist that seems to never disappear. I'm beginning to think I have hormonal problems or something along the lines of adrenal fatigue. When I was 12... (more)
You should talk to your Dr. tell them your problem and ask for a full blood test which includes Test, estrogen, LH, cortisol, Vit D levels, B, estradiol, and all the normal tests.
I know the 'set point' theories are debated, but many people certainly find that they tend to hang around a certain weight, or hit weight loss plateaus. This can be due to a lot of things... What about something like testosterone levels? If... (more)
Can anyone recommend a good doc in S. Fl that is functional? Hormonal help is what I am seeking but trying to steer clear of quacks. I already checked out the physicians registry but didn't find much. Thanks
Yes! Dr. Joel Ying http://www.joyhealthwellness.com in Naples. David Perlmutter author of Power Up Your Brain, has a clinic in Naples. When I met him last week he had just ordered Nora Gedgaudas' PrimalBody-PrimalMind....very straightforward and... (more)
I am thinking of taking recombinant human growth hormone and was wondering what the Paleos think about this drug(however "un"-paleo it may be). I have heard many horror stories about altered bone structure and facial appearance. My interests in... (more)
There isn't enough context in this post. Information like age, what GH readings you got on an endocrine panel. The standard GH deficiency test is an i.v. push of insulin after an overnight fast. What were the results? If you've had no tests done... (more)
I test 25(OH) D3, total serum testosterone, SHBG, estradiol and IGF-1 three or four times a year. Try to time one of them for end September when my naturally produced 25(OH) D3 should be at the highest level my body is willing to produce (out in... (more)
and if you have, how have you used the data to improve your health? i am about to get my male v, urine metals, and spectracell complete nutrient tests back and hopefully see why i am stuck where i am. will post when its ready. thanks
I did the full range prepaleo, going back soon to retest. Will post results in before/after. Also see guinea pig thread, I'm trying to get sponsored(someone to pay for testing) to do various food combination/ whole food testing.
Interesting article here: http://donmatesz.blogspot.com/2011/01/practically-primal-guide-to.html Don tracked antibiotic intake in farm animals and found they only seem to consume similar levels, by weight as humans. Plus said animals must undergo... (more)
I too read this and felt relief as it affords households like mine, which subsist almost entirely on conventionally raised meats, a bit of grace. As Flavio mentioned, offsetting the cafo O3/O6 imbalance with fish intake may be a decent compromise... (more)