cortisol

  1. P

    Progesterone feminizing effects?

    I want to start trying progesterone to address some high cortisol/estrogen symptoms I am experiencing (sleep interruptions, digestive issues, low energy/brain fog etc.) but I have read that it may not be a good supplement for men. I have even seen some forum users say it started to physically...
  2. U

    Is TSH supposed to be higher or lower during pregnancy?

    I have heard according to Peat that tsh should be less than 1. Tsh was 2.3 at 13 weeks pregnant and was 1.8 while not pregnant.
  3. shine

    Effects of dietary fatty acids on the social life of male Guinea pigs from adolescence to adulthood

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32504693/ "Dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) or saturated fatty acids (SFAs) differently modulates neurophysiological and behavioral functions in response to altered hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis...
  4. Hans

    Georgi Dinkov history, tank top pics, testosterone optimization, estrogen antagonism, and much more

    I really enjoyed this one with Georgi. This is just part 1, part 2 is for next week. Hope you enjoy. View: https://youtu.be/jWRf6DxxikQ
  5. cupofcoffee

    Growth hormone and thyroid hormones stimulate liver 5 alpha-reductase

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2172247/ not sure if this study was posted
  6. T

    Help interpreting Cortisol AM/PM test, and 24 hours urine cortisol test

    I tested cortisol levels to troubleshoot low testosterone issues. My AM/PM tests are in range, but I wonder if they are still too high? My AM cortisol (8AM) was 15.0 ug/dL - range is 6.2-19.4 My PM cortisol (3:05PM) was 7.7 ug/dL - range is 2.3-11.9. The 24 hours urine cortisol test is...
  7. haidut

    Stress ups cortisol/estrogen/prolactin, drops DHT, causes male infertility and prostate issues

    If you try to discuss infertility with a fertility/reproductive specialist or an endocrinologist, and mention that chronic stress may be a factor in infertility, you will probably get laughed out of the room. This is not just speculation. This exact same thing happened to several friends and...
  8. haidut

    Cortisol causes fatty liver (as well as obesity, diabetes, etc)

    Not really a surprise for most of my readers, but it is always nice to see more evidence establishing various disorders attributed to "gluttony", "weak will", "addiction", etc as actual endocrine disturbances. And since the current study implicates cortisol, we can point the finger once again at...
  9. haidut

    DHEA causes fat-loss and improved glucose metabolism in humans

    Another study corroborating the role of DHEA as one of the "youth" hormones. A recent study already demonstrated that DHEA can reverse aging of the human immune system, which usually goes hand in hand with lower cortisol and improved metabolism. The proven anti-cortisol effects of DHEA are...
  10. haidut

    Stress (cortisol) causes hair loss

    Amazing study, which perfectly corroborates the findings of a previous study showing that estrogen (a cortisol promoter) also causes hair loss, while administering an estrogen-blocker reversed the hair loss. Administration of androgens (known cortisol and estrogen blockers) such as testosterone...
  11. Hans

    Serotonin dubs thee sleepless

    How often do you still hear that serotonin helps with sleep? Well if someone says that to you again, show them this. https://men-elite.com/2021/06/17/serotonin-dubs-thee-sleepless/
  12. T

    What's more accurate: AM/PM blood test, or 24 hour urine test?

    I am planning to test cortisol, and I wanted to know people's experience with the results of either the AM/PM blood test, or the 24 urine test. To me, the 24 urine test looks like a comfortable option, something to do at home that will paint the full picture of the cortisol numbers throughout...
  13. P

    Cool coffee video

    View: https://youtu.be/rNbWDnUMaEk This video talks a lot about the key reasons Peat and others in the bioenergetic community think coffee is so valuable. Well done.
  14. U

    Maca during early pregnancy?

    I have heard claims that maca boosts progesterone levels and also estrogen (enough progesterone can balance it out) boosts fertility and lowers the rate of pregnancy loss. If a woman is 10 weeks pregnant would this be a thing to try or avoid?
  15. U

    Progesterone use in pregnancy causes homosexuality?

    I am starting to doubt progesterone supplementing in pregnancy since I know someone who took natural progesterone and it made her spot during early pregnancy. This study claims that adults whose mothers took progesterone in pregnancy are more likely to be gay or bisexual. I was under the...
  16. Hans

    Perfect health trilogy for reducing stress, lowering cortisol and improving health

    Hi guys, I haven't been writing a lot of articles lately since I've got a lot on my plate atm. Soon I'll start writing more again, but in the meanwhile, I'm relatively active on my YT channel. I thought I'd share this vid about stress management since keeping stress at bay is one of the most...
  17. haidut

    Blocking cortisol may treat terminal pancreatic cancer

    Recently, I made a post about some truly amazing results in treating terminal cancer patients with the glucocorticoid/progesterone antagonist Mifepristone (RU486). Some of the cases were stage 4 and possibly terminal. Now, a new case study below reports possibly curative effects on a confirmed...
  18. haidut

    Stress (cortisol) causes pre-term birth by blocking progesterone

    If you ask a gynecologist what causes premature birth, the answer will usually be something along the lines of "insufficient progesterone" often accompanied by mumbling about "genetic predispositions". Yet, how exactly is insufficient progesterone responsible for premature birth has remained a...
  19. Hans

    How to lose fat safely while Peating

    This is a frequent topic on the forum. What about fat loss and fatty acid oxidation, glucuronidation, cortisol, thyroid, etc? All are discussed in the article. How to lose fat safely while Peating
  20. haidut

    Glucocorticoids may increase inflammation in the long run

    Glucocorticoids (both bioidentical and synthetic) are some of the most widely used drugs in the clinical setting, as well as in outpatient treatment for all sorts of ailments - i.e. autoimmune conditions, joint pain, post-operative inflammation, asthma, and even infectious diseases such as...
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