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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

What is the optimal amount of IGF-1 for a 46yr old female? Also, I noticed that my TSH has been increasing over the years, from .5, to .7 and now 1.3 Plus, I had my Thyroglobulin tested and it was 1.4 (range is 0-.9) I've been Paleo for 5... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · October 16, 2014 at 10:45 PM

When it comes to IGF-1 the lower the better, if you are mainly focused on health. Low IGF-1 levels promote longevity by inhibiting ageing and inhibiting cancer growth.

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by 827 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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drdeb 0 · February 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Congratulations on your success with your paleo lifestyle.When men are overweight, adipose tissue converts testosterone into estrogen. Your pituitary "sees" estrogen and testosterone the same, so it does not increase the release of LH and FSH in... (more)

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by 20 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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Valerie_5 0 · May 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM

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

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

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.

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paleo12 0 · March 26, 2013 at 3:02 PM

The insulin response is more important than any amount of carbs or insulin. Refined sugars (powdered sugar), refined flours (enter SAD) create a huge insulin response due to the large, very large amount of increase in surface area. Fruits and... (more)

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by 1005 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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TLSF 0 · January 18, 2013 at 11:30 PM

If your mother is still living, approach her and see if she has ever dealt with this issue. It might be a genetic gift. If that is not the case, you definitely want to rule out a significant medical issue like insulin resistance, or a hormone... (more)

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by 608 · about 3 hours ago

Does fruit lower testosterone because of the fructose or insulin?

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BoneBrothFast 0 · October 02, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Fruit has this chemical compound that attracts raw vegans like flies, but I don't think it affects much more than that.

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by 1195 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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gifford 0 · September 26, 2012 at 12:23 AM

"I think more than orgasm frequency having an effect on hormonal balance, is hormonal balance having an effect on orgasm frequency." I agree, well said

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by 220 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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KA24 0 · June 01, 2012 at 2:36 AM

This is a great topic. Lets put it in simple terms. If gluconeogenes occurs, protein will be converted to glucose. This is a guarantee. In the absence of dietary protein, or in this instance, a completely fasted state, amino acids from... (more)

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by 25 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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cliff_1 0 · April 26, 2012 at 2:24 PM

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.

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by 466 · about 4 hours ago

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)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM

You can balance your hormones by fine-tuning your nutrition. You'll be able to ditch all the meds, too. Are you eating 100% Paleo or Primal? What kinds of foods? Many women are deficient in Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin D, (as well as Selenium... (more)

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by 70 · about 4 hours ago

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

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Cindy_Ceteras 0 · September 26, 2011 at 4:40 PM

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)

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by 114 · about 4 hours ago

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)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM

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)

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by 78417 · about 4 hours ago

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)

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Matt_1 0 · May 19, 2011 at 12:55 AM

As far as I understand the adrenal glands can increase in size in response to chronic stress. I found this one study on rats: Chronic stress induces adrenal hyperplasia and hypertrophy in a subregion-specific manner. Hyperplasia means an... (more)

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by 25467 · about 4 hours ago

When you get your Vitamin D level checked what other labs do you ask your doc to run? Do your docs even routinely screen you after the levels are rechecked?

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TheOriginalKaz 0 · March 03, 2011 at 12:53 AM

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)

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by 20787 · about 4 hours ago

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)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · January 14, 2011 at 6:57 PM

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)

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by 50 · October 20, 2014 at 3:54 AM

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)

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by 15 · October 20, 2014 at 3:45 AM

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

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Jac_1 0 · October 25, 2012 at 2:29 AM

I stopped it, but it was chinese medicine and acupuncture that made it bearable. Now paleo has removed most of the symptoms I was really scared of and I'm humming along quite nicely on my natural post-menopausal hormones. I did need that help in... (more)

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by 6229 · October 20, 2014 at 3:40 AM

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)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 03, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Luteal phase deficits are generally due to a hormonal imbalance, either low Progesterone or estrogen dominance. Sufficient D3 (60-80 ng/ml blood level), Magnesium, Zinc and other minerals can help significantly, and it will likely take 3-6 months... (more)

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by 163 · October 20, 2014 at 3:25 AM

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)

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Bill1102inf 0 · December 05, 2011 at 12:03 AM

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.

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by 15226 · October 20, 2014 at 3:24 AM

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)

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The_Quilt 0 · November 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Hormones are the slow acting system that affects the Sterol binding site. Eicosanoids are the fast acting system that determines your hormone panel. Both are directly tied to the settings on your epi genetic switches. Inflammatory cytokines are... (more)

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by 1876 · October 19, 2014 at 3:51 AM

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)

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invisible_ink 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

YES! My PCOS symptoms (irregular, horrible periods, facial hair, acne, disastrous PMS mood swings and cramps) have greatly improved with strict Paleo (no dairy except for Kerry Gold butter) and supplementing the following: Vitamin D Calcium... (more)

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by 1649 · October 16, 2014 at 3:43 AM

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)

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Amy_B_ 0 · September 12, 2012 at 1:35 AM

I think it depends on which hormones you're specifically looking for. I had a huge workup done about 2 years ago and I think I collected the sample (24-hour urine collection) on day 21 of my cycle. It wasn't supposed to be a specific day, though.... (more)

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by 1786 · October 14, 2014 at 3:07 AM

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

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 17, 2011 at 11:55 PM

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.

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