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cortisol

  1. haidut

    Fasting / stress decimate gonadal steroidogenesis, with no effect on blood cortisol

    A very interesting and very "controversial" (read: inconvenient truth) study, since it shows beyond reasonable doubt that even brief (4 days) fasting is a form of severe stress, at least when it comes to endocrine health. The study may also provide answers to various endocrine "mysteries"...
  2. haidut

    DHT as anti-inflammatory as cortisol, but without the side effects

    As most of my readers know, glucocorticoids (synthetic or bioidentical) are widely used clinically and there is hardly a chronic conditions for which they are not prescribed even if only for managing brief "acute exacerbations". Despite mainstream medicine doing everything it can to conceal the...
  3. haidut

    Scoliosis (even in females) may be driven by low androgen levels, DHT may treat it

    I am posting about this condition as it seems recently its numbers have absolutely exploded in the general population. Scoliosis used to be a relatively uncommon condition, usually present in adults over the age of 50. Mainstream medicine has no explanation for its possible causes, but suspects...
  4. T

    Can lower blood cortisol make you excrete more through the urine?

    I've been taking Lisuride and Gonadin for three weeks with the idea of lowering Cortisol levels. I did the 24 urine test again, and my results were higher than the last time. My result this time was 59 ug/24 hours, versus 50 the last time. The top of the lab range is 62. I think that after 50...
  5. JamesGatz

    Can earplugs or sound-resistant rooms have a positive effect on metabolism in certain environments ? Examining the cortisol increase for loud noises

    I notice that since Peating - I notice "stressors" a lot more - I cannot stand being around a construction site - hearing the sound of a jackhammer or a drill sends me to disarray or someone hammering really stresses me out I also notice that if I'm in a party-like environment - where the...
  6. haidut

    Vitamin D3 anabolic, calcitriol catabolic for muscle/thymus

    Several great studies, which will probably do little to calm down the controversy that seems to be brewing lately in the blogosphere over whether supplementing with vitamin D3 is beneficial or not. Namely, the last study below demonstrated direct muscle-anabolic effects from supplementation with...
  7. Hans

    When keto diets backfire and cause health problems

    Chronically doing a very low-carb diet can lead to problems. Obviously, not everyone suffers from them, but a relatively large percentage do. Here I talk about a few of the side effects of doing a very low carb diet...
  8. haidut

    Exercise causes (and worsens) arterial calcification

    A great new study sent to me by one of my readers. It will more than likely cause a lot of controversy, despite its findings having a very simple explanation. Namely, chronic exercise increases baseline cortisol and over time, cortisol (acting through the aldosterone/mineralocorticoid receptor)...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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/
  20. 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...
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