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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I started taking organic raw Maca powder about a week ago cause I read about a lot of health benefits it can provide and so I wanted to try it. I didn't have any specific thing I am trying to cure or anything like that, I just wanted to try it... (more)

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jeldesp 0 · August 07, 2014 at 8:31 AM

thanks for answering Myth, I totally agree with you that no supplement is worth my sleep. I have also been researching the raw vs cooked maca and I think I will definitelly switch to the gelatinized and probably cook up the rest of this raw powder... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Hey! So Im a teenager with PCOS. But Im pretty thin, Ive been paleo for a couple months now, and the problem isnt weight loss..I'd just like to balance my hormones. Many of my symptoms have improved/are improving like my acne, chronic fatigue,... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

After years of depression, eating disorders, and antidepressants, I lost my libido. I overcame my depression three years ago in 2011 when I adopted a paleo diet and quit all medications. All thanks to paleo, I am in very good health (my mood,... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · April 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Have you tested DHEA and testosterone? Women need some testosterone for healthy sexual function.

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by 58 · about 2 hours ago

There seems to be some debate about how hormones influence body type- some say a healthy woman is more of a pear or hourglass shape, and perhaps the apple shape is indicative of a hormonal problem, since that is a "man's shape." Below you can... (more)

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kitkat9 0 · March 09, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I have seen some suggestion that the tendency to put on fat around the middle has to do with too much omega 6 in the diet... omega 3 tends to put on weight around butt more. so you could try realy cutting back on the omega 6s, uppin the 3s, and... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Hi Again, First off, sorry for the length of the post, but I I really couldn't think of a way to write it in a briefer manner. For those that haven't seen my earlier post, I'm a relatively healthy 18 year old - 5'2, was 110lbs, and eat a... (more)

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Milly64 0 · January 21, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I've been on a paleo diet for apx. 1year now. Some info that might be useful for you to know that the amenorrhea began after I stopped using the birth control pill (due to unbearable side effects), and that's when all the problems began (ie, the... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I always had a very active sex drive however just over a year ago i had a hysterectomy due to uterine cancer. Actually its part of what eventually drove me to Paleo. Six month after the opp i found i was going through menopause, Great, i was not... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 17, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Yes, it can, especially if you get all the precursors to make cholesterol, which is then converted to hormones. Ditto minerals such as zinc, magnesium, etc.

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

So I'm a newbie and figured it would help to get a poll of what works best for most women. It seems like paleo is usually high protein and fat, low carb. However, from what I've read, it seems women don't usually do too well on low carb diets... (more)

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Linds 0 · January 05, 2014 at 10:19 PM

I tried low carb for a long time and at first I felt amazing. Loads of energy, clear head, able to exercise intensely no problem! Fast forward a year and if started to feel like complete shit. Tired, weak, started to gain weight. I thought that... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I'm finally accepting that just cause something has been around for centuries and may be from nature that we shouldn't consume it. For example, avocados or milk. I'm starting to have an eating disorder to have clear skin. The amount of stress... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · October 11, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Eat the potato with some protein and plenty of fat and it won't spike your blood sugar as bad, And kids might not have what you consider hormone problems from it (mostly because their hormones aren't raging like they do in teens), but they... (more)

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by 45 · about 2 hours ago

Got a blood test: sex hormone binding globulin was very high at 187 nmol/L (reference range is 8 - 114 nmol/L). Progesterone, estrogen, prolactin, thyroid stimulating hormone, and free testosterone were all in the normal ranges. ... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · October 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Normal ranges don't say much, better is to provide actual values with the reference ranges. You can be hypothyroid and suffer from high prolactin even though both values are in the "normal range".

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I'm currently breastfeeding my 5.5 month old daughter and am on the low does estrogen birth control pill. I've been sort of doing paleo (but can DEFINITELY tighten up) - but even with my lesser efforts I'd usually see benefits. Could birth... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · October 03, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Postpartum weight loss is largely hormonal, so birth control pills could definitely slow your weight loss, but so can sleep deprivation, work/family stress, your body choosing how fast or slow to release your stores of dha/epa from your... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I've been researching acne...cause i've had it for 6 years and...well yeah it gets to me from time to time. I also have KP, and it comes and goes depending on my vitamin levels and diet, but i've never really been clear accept for a month after... (more)

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thomasjimmy1122 0 · January 28, 2014 at 6:08 AM

everybody scrambling to something more personal on my channel but it is something that I am open and Healthy Choice Garcinia Cambogia willing to talk about as well as something that numerous subscribers and just people in general have commented... (more)

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by 4283 · about 2 hours ago

https://www.directlabs.com/mobile/Home/tabid/15890/language/en-US/Default.aspx Type 1 diabetic, Crossfit Athlete, Strict Paleo dieter. Looking to figure out why he can't lose last 10 lbs of belly fat in mid section. I want to do an ASI and... (more)

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Lazza 0 · August 15, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Wrt testing, the only one that you might to take are the thyroid tests: TSH, free T3, free T4 and antithyroid antibodies tests. You can probably find these tests bundled in some sort of thyroid panel. However I would be surprised if your thyroid... (more)

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by 529 · about 2 hours ago

I currently feel most alive around 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., when the sky turns dark. Sunrise, in summer, is currently around 5:30 - 5;45 a.m.?? Sometime before, or slightly after that, I sense a temperature drop. Sometime around then, my energy is... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 07, 2013 at 5:31 PM

From the sounds of it, you have an inverted cortisol/melatonin pattern. You can take an ASI test for this to confirm it. If that's the case, you can do a few things such as very bright light exposure in the morning, preferably from sunlight, and... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 hours ago

So this may have been the biggest binge I've had since going Paleo: my stomach for reference is SO FULL that I can't breathe. Nothing I ate was considered "SAD" but it was a lot nonetheless. I've been doing IF for the past week 16 hours fasted 8... (more)

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Riceball 0 · July 26, 2013 at 3:20 AM

IF seems to have mixed results for women, as they are more sensitive to this. I have tried IF, but it was a no-go. I'd go nuts on food. Try Eat, Stop, Eat. It works for me because the next day I can eat my three meals a day at conventional times.... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 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 64 · about 2 hours ago

I'm 15 and I've been paleo for 3 months now, feeling great! I'm trying to convince my family to turn paleo with me, but they won't give their grains up. My main concern is my mom, because she has hypothyroidism since like 9 years ago, and she... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 17, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Definitely! http://aworldlymonk.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/carbohydrate-restriction-as-an-adjunct-treatment-for-hypothyroidism/ This may be helpful reading to counteract some of the myths about low carb and thyroid... (more)

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by 35 · about 2 hours ago

How can guys help to balance their hormones? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Cas

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raydawg 0 · July 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM

The same as for women, just with a different goal (i.e. you don't want high estrogen.) You test and adjust depending on what the issue is. The traps are going to be aromatase (nothing to do with taste, but rather an enzyme that is produced by... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 hours ago

Hi all, I have been on the paleo diet for almost 5 months now. Along the way, I discovered that my digestive issues were bigger then I taught. i can't handle fruit, starchy veggies and FODMAPS. So I follow an eliminating diet wich is very... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 13, 2013 at 12:01 AM

This is fairly common with women that go too low on carbs. Try upping to 50-75 g a day via white rice. Split it up with each meal.

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by 53 · about 2 hours ago

Why doesn't it effect everyone? And how was I able to consume it as a kid and then as soon as I hit puberty milk is the Black Plague? I just don't understand how if the hormones in milk supposedly cause acne, then why do fermented products not... (more)

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Chris_J__1 0 · June 13, 2013 at 3:13 AM

First make sure your eating, the last thing you want to be is afraid of food and develop orthorexia. If your not eating enough and get constipated it will make it worse. Eliminate one food at a time, see how you do with safe starches, if you have... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

I'm a 5'3" 205lb 31 y.o. female who has been overweight to obese the last 12 years. I'd say ever since I started going through puberty at 7 (body hair, etc) and starting menses at 10 I've struggled with my weight. I was the thinnest playing 2... (more)

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Candice_3 0 · August 12, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I have taken n-acetyl-cystenice (however its spelling) mentioned above...and it didn't help me at all :( I so wish that it did. I have "cured" my PCOS and lost 100 lbs since February of 2012 all through changing my diet (strict paleo diet and... (more)

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by 164 · about 2 hours ago

I know that girls living together will become on the same cycle because of pheromones that they release into the environment or something like that. My question is, is it possible to encourage positive hormone development in others as well, in... (more)

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Medicaldevicservices 0 · December 25, 2013 at 8:07 AM

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by 4176 · about 2 hours ago

Pardon the super awkward wording of that question. Surprisingly, I am a native English speaker. I know there are other threads along the same subject, but I couldn't find an answer to this. I very, very rarely turn to any sort of sleep aid... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 29, 2013 at 3:20 PM

I think we need someone to make a clean supplement that provides timed release melatonin at slightly ever increasing levels until it reaches a peak release, followed by a drop and decreased release. Sort of like a flat line going into a sharp... (more)

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by 25 · about 2 hours ago

I'm a 26 year old female, 5'6 113 pounds. I switched from ULC GAPs to PHD with starches in September 2012. Current symptoms include: -Ammenorrhea (1 year of no period) -food sensitivities (FODMAPs, histamines) symptoms of leaky gut, fatigue and... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · March 16, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Has your LH been measured? I'm wondering about PCOS (no, you don't have to be obese to have PCOS--I was just as amenorrheic at 113 lbs.), and if that's the case the volumes of so-called "safe starches" on PHD may be part of the problem. It would... (more)

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by 871 · about 2 hours ago

Hello, 28 year old female here. Dealing with a very confusing situation of hormones. I have been off birth control for 8months with no period or cycle. Taking Bio-Iden Progesterone the whole time. My most recent blood work came back with these... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · February 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Yah, it happens all the time. Naturopaths/Functional Med docs are looking at the same ranges very differently. The med doc is looking at ranges that are established as "normal," for the entire population.. this means from healthy people to really,... (more)

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by 2022 · about 2 hours ago

I'm a little annoyed with my Dr's office. This Dr is supposed to be on the up and up when it comes to women's hormones, she is familiar with paleo, and her practice is a mix of traditional/holistic medicine. I called the other day to set up an... (more)

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