About the HPA AXIS, hormones and fertility. I have hypothalamic amenorrhea, and the ONLY studied and proven cure is leptin injection, however that is obviously not affordable. I am 25 years old, female(obviously ha) and trying to gain back my fertility.
From what I know and have studied, leptin isnt all it is cracked up to be 'via the carbs' as many exercise gurus think...my problem isnt leptin getting released from my fat cells, it is leptin being translated from my HPA to my ovaries.
Currently eat Primal- went from lowcarb to ZC, relapsed and am sticking with primal...its easy and no thinking involved and my weight stays up and food choices are endless :) I use a lot of full fat dairy, and eat close to 3000 calories a day(sometimes more, not usually less) and get around 150ish carbs and try to use starchy carbs from tubers/roots with some green stuff thrown in. Also eat liver, heart, marrow bones when i can get them and i actually like sardines. Breakdown is prolly around 60/20/20 but i am sure it varies i eat pretty carefree as opposed to trying to pinpoint or track or count anything, due to an eating disordered past.i did keep track of caloric content recently to see where i stand.
height 5'6 or 5'7 (bone damage caused a slight shrink) weight 125-130 (i only weigh once a week or biweekly, again for accountability)
I take Vitamin D & krill oil(3-4 times a week), and occasionally digestive enzymes when i down a lot of food in one sitting(which i am trying not to do but spread out big meals throughout the day- doesnt always work i have a job & life)