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  1. M

    Can thyroid be used short term to balance hormones?

    is it possible to use thyroid for a couple of months to rebalance your body back..TSH.. cortisol.. Dhea..test.. etc. and drop it once it did what it was supposed to do? Thyroid rddit pages are brutal and say “NO YOU MUST BE ON FOREVER YOU WILL F YOURSELF” So im lost here lol
  2. Insaneacinamide

    Top Bodybuilding Coach Chad Nicholls Recommends Using Finasteride When Starting Bodybuilding/Hormones To Slow Hair Loss From DHT

    For those who do not know who Chad Nicholls is. He is one of the top bodybuilding coaches ever. Been coaching people on hormones, nutrition, supplements, weight lifting for over 3 decades. Has coached people like Ronnie Coleman, Big Ramy, Flex Wheeler, Paul Dillett, Kim Chizevsky-Nicholls...
  3. Saphire

    High hormones

    Hello, I received my saliva test/labs back. I have several highs in Progesterone, Testosterone & Estrogen as well as Melatonin is all jacked up. I am also dealing with Ebstein Barr virus. My Np is wanting to put me on Spironolactone for the high testosterone which I am concerned about. Is it...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. J

    Alphagels 10% DHT gel?

    Has anyone heard of or used alphagels? Apparently a T and dht gel online source. A few of the bros from reddit linked me to their profile for 10% dht gel. Inboxed them and seems legit but wanted some reviews before placing an order. Thanks.
  7. fever257

    Obtaining lab tests

    Where does everyone manage to get their lab work done? Out of all things related to Ray Peat, this is unequivocally the most difficult practice to adopt, at least in my experience. I’ve seen over five doctors and it is an uphill battle to try and obtain lab work. There is no combination of...
  8. fever257

    Next attempt to cure PFS.

    Hello, I'm inquiring about a hormonal issue engendered by an 8-9 month long course of finasteride. Around 2 years after taking finasteride, I took human chloronic gonadotropin(earlier this year) which increased my male hormones, but also massively spiked my estrogen, to the point where I have...
  9. thingsvarious

    Each Hormone Deficiency Is Associated With A Distinct Kind Of Fatigue. I Had Them All

    Hello, I am a medical student in my last year. For a few years I have been replacing all of my major hormones (see here) and I have been both high and low in many different constellations. From all this I learned 2 things. Each hormone deficiency can cause chronic fatigue. Each hormone...
  10. MetabolicTrash

    Muscles & Health: Overview, Theories, Development, Etc

    So it seems some here have attacked Peat's general ideologies in respect to "muscle gainz" in a way -- i.e. some here discredit him because "his diet" doesn't necessarily encourage significant muscle growth in all (although I'd say here that almost no "diet" per se does this magically for...
  11. pauljacob

    This Doctor Says Vitamin D Supplements Are Useless

    His name is Dr. Robert Cywes and he's talking about D not as a vitamin but a hormone. His battle cry is this: "Low D is not a disease, it's an observation. Modern healthcare treats observations, not disease processes." @haidut, what is your take on this new voice?
  12. MetabolicTrash

    Long Chins, Big Ears, Long/narrow Faces = GH, Estrogen?

    I notice some feature mix ups and combinations. Guys with stronger jaws (not sure about women though) tend to have larger ears, but there are guys with big ears and longer chins (downward protruding more than forward) that lack the same jaw types and facial broadness. Since the effects of GH...
  13. E

    In Addition To Testosterone, Another Hormone Is Vital For Early Male Development (Androsterone)

    In Addition to Testosterone, Another Hormone Is Vital for Early Male Development | Science | Smithsonian Magazine In Addition to Testosterone, Another Hormone Is Vital for Early Male Development A hormone called androsterone, produced in the placenta and other organs, plays a role in...
  14. haidut

    Estrogen Is A Stress Hormone, It Can Both Trigger And Potentiate The Effects Of Stress

    I was quite surprised to see this article in WebMD - a website that is bastion of mainstream medicine. It regularly promotes dogmas related serotonin, estrogen, oxytocin, growth hormone, etc and the myriad of "benefits" these substances bestow upon humans. However, a bit of truth apparently...
  15. Amazoniac

    The Origin Of Ray's Association Of Vitamin A (and Hormones) With Acne

    This thread is in celebration of Koveras' subscription to the horror show. aguilaroja and burtlan, if you're reading this, acne is a type of lesion that appears on the skin of humans. ROLE OF PARENTERAL MULTIVITAMIN THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF ACNE "Many workers have reported on the beneficial...
  16. haidut

    All Steroids (not Just Unbound/free Ones) Are Bioavailable

    One of the recurring points of contention in Peat's writings that I have not seen addressed yet is his comment on total vs. free hormones and the relevance this has for common blood tests for thyroid and sex hormones. The mainstream medical claim is that only free hormones are capable of...
  17. W

    Depth Of Voice (and Hormones)

    [Sex hormones and depth of voice in the male (author's transl)]. [Article in German] Meuser W, Nieschlag. Abstract Correlations between sex hormone levels and the male depth of voice were investigated in 102 singers. As compared to tenor singers higher testosterone and lower oestradiol plasma...
  18. haidut

    Thyroid Hormone In Babies Controls Pancreas Development And Diabetes Risk

    It has been know for years that maternal or fetal hypothyroidism increases the risk of dementia later in life. This new study makes the connection between thyroid hormone levels and subsequent risk of diabetes. While this is the first study of its kind it points strongly at fetal/child...
  19. haidut

    Pineal Gland Chemicals Inhibit Androgen Synthesis

    There is great interest in the blogosophere in writing about and supplementing with the pineal hormone melatonin. Ray has written about the dangers of melatonin, but there is enough contradictory research to confuse people. This study shows that another pineal hormone, which ALWAYS rises...
  20. haidut

    Even 25min Of Running May Be Too Much

    In confirmation of Ray's stance against endurance exercise, this latest study showed that performing as few as 3 weekly sessions of running each of them 25min long is enough to disturb the hormone balance heavily in favor of cortisol and induce a catabolic state...