• tca300: I understand this is off topic from what you typically teach, but I was wondering if you have run across any information or learned on your own, things that help people grieve over lost loved ones, and or fear of losing others to death? Thank you!

    Ray Peat: It activates the “helplessness” reactions in the body, stress weakening your own life, and I think it can help to get out of that if you think of your life as a continuation of theirs—the same life, though with fewer bodies.

    Rest in Paradise, Raymond Peat  October 12, 1936 - November 24 2022

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  1. haidut

    Hypothyroidism, deficiency of calcium, vitamin D/B12 may cause hair graying

    Yet another study/article that reports a link between bioenergetics and hair color. Premature graying has been one of the fastest-growing "epidemics" over the last 20 years in developed countries. While a connection with stress has been suggested by numerous studies, mainstream medicine has...
  2. V

    Has anyone managed to increase their hair density/thickness significantly?

    Has anyone managed to significantly thicken their hair without the use of medication? I don't want to sound rude, but I'm not just looking for some advice from people who haven't gotten it yet, I just want to know if anyone has actually gotten it and how they did it. Massages, some daily habit...
  3. DeadCatBounce

    What went wrong ? 65 days of continuous hairloss after Progesterone (men), need help

    After reading a bit about progesterone and its ability to remove Estrogen from the cells as well as help with hair/skin and make ones look younger overall, decided to try out and experiment (worst experiment I've ever done so far in my life and I highly regret it). Took 100mgs orally for 4 days...
  4. DeadCatBounce

    Need help - Progesterone caused hair loss process to begin ? One tiny dose of DHEA (2mg) made it a lot worse ?

    Need help as I am a bit confused here and don't know what to do. I am a 35yo male, been with full head of hair my whole life and super healthy, never issues whatsoever. My thyroid is working properly, TSH is below 1 and all hormones in range with lowish E. About a month ago I decided to try...
  5. haidut

    Sample report for steroid analysis in hair/nails

    I have been getting a lot of requests for posting a sample report on the forum, so here it is below. Please keep in mind that it a work in progress and it will likely change in the future, as we add more analytes/biomarkers for steroids and various steroid ratios that have been established as...
  6. DeadCatBounce

    Progesterone + DHEA = massive hairloss ? What the hell ?

    Yesterday took Cortinon 3:1 ratio and today I am shedding like crazy ! Took only 2 drops and added a bit of progestene to get to 1:10 ratio. 20mg progesterone , 2mg DHEA. My hair is reacting super badly and got a dozen hairs everytime I get my hand throught my hair. Had a slight shedding last...
  7. P

    Any gut-based theories of hair loss (and potential hair regrowth)?

    Origin Story: I started experiencing male pattern baldness around the same time I started having IBS-C type digestion issues ~10 years ago. At the time I was taking an SSRI and it worked well. However, when I started drinking coffee (usually on an empty stomach) while taking it, the SSRI lost...
  8. haidut

    IdeaLabs Service - Steroid Analysis (hair and/or (toe)nail)

    Note (5/27/2022): This launch is Part I of a two-part service - steroid analysis in hair or nails. While we have confirmed our ability to analyze steroids in both types of samples, nail steroid analysis is still in its scientific infancy and there are very few publications on the topic. As such...
  9. tastyfood

    What's the healthiest method to dry hair after washing it in the shower?

    Another thread inspired by @JamesGatz and his posts about hair which I really enjoyed, and helped me introduce some changes to my hair routine recently. Also tagging @Josiah Baldwin , whose recent comments on wool were helpful as well. What's the healthiest method to dry hair after washing it...
  10. tastyfood

    Does anyone here use a wooden brush? Is it supposed to look like this when it's new?

    I received my wooden brush yesterday, and it arrived looking like the picture below (taken with my phone) At first I thought it was hair, but it's actually supposed to be natural wood crystals? Could someone confirm if this is normal? This is how my new brush looks. You can appreciate the...
  11. JamesGatz

    A new theory on hair loss - why Hair is never truly dead and bald men can regrow their hair back naturally

    It is first worth noting the following: Humans are the only species that experience "Male Pattern Baldness" - there is not any other animal species (let alone mammalian species) that has the males of that species experience rampant hair loss: It makes absolutely no sense why males of a...
  12. JamesGatz

    The evolutionary importance of hair and why brushing/combing is detrimental to your health

    I was introduced to the Hair Grooming Syncope by users on another thread I made and also to the face that bothering the scalp (massaging, brushing, combing, etc) increases serotonin: its a phenomenon where people faint, have migraines, have seizures while having their hair groomed...
  13. haidut

    IdeaLabs Service - Mineral Analysis (hair and/or (toe)nail)

    EDIT (05/20/2022): We have been receiving many questions about the difference in ranges for hair and nail results. As mentioned in the main post below, nails absorb more nutrients from the body and as such their ranges are often several-fold higher than the ranges for hair (for a specific...
  14. Lejeboca

    Ray Peat Interview December 20 2021 - One Radio Network

    Dr. Peat will write his newsletter quarterly starting next year. https://oneradionetwork.com/all-shows/dr-ray-peat-ph-d-great-information-on-thyroid-iodine-antigen-testing-covid-jabs-astaxanthin-and-more-december-20-2021/
  15. L

    Prevention of Hair Loss in Men

    What are the most important things to do (and not to do) to prevent hair loss in men?
  16. JamesGatz

    Does a large beard strongly support metabolism ?

    I was doing a lot of thinking - I believe I have seen Dr.Peat say that hair would be useful in providing insulation to the brain - I have made a few threads about head insulation's effect on metabolism but I am thinking about beard hair: It seems that a large beard would provide insulation to...
  17. JamesGatz

    Does tying the hair back into a bun or ponytail reduce serotonin relative to wearing the hair down ?

    I was looking at a few studies: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/sjop.12253 https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/study-finds-that-men-are-less-likely-to-help-a-woman-with-a-ponytail Study finds that men are less likely to help a woman with a ponytail. "They found that men...
  18. 3

    Can one regrow hair while ejaculating every day?

    Do you think its possible to be truely healthy - given one is eating peaty, meeting mineral requirements, getting sunlight, exercise, socialising etc - but also ejaculating everyday? is it possible for one to regrow lost hair/ regrow ones hairline while ejaculating everyday? i'm really not...
  19. JamesGatz

    Is getting buzzcuts or short haircuts Peaty ?

    I think we should have a discussion on the importance of hair to metabolic rate - as some of you may recall I had the following email exchange with Ray: Q: I notice when I wear a cap or any type of headwear I get a great boost in temps/metabolism and feel serotonin lower a lot - I feel a...
  20. 8

    Hair detangler

    Is there a kind of oil or herbal tea or something that especially much detangles hair?