1. J

    Calcium D Glucarate+Prunella Vulgaris for someone 69+?

    Can my mother, who is 69 years old take Calcium D Glucarate? I understand that this is to remove excess estrogens and her blood test levels are <40 pmol/L. I'm unsure if these are lower levels as the ranges on the results page are for those who still have a menstrual cycle. Can she take CDG...
  2. haidut

    Low progesterone, not low estrogen, drives night sweats, insomnia of menopause

    Every time I see a study like this I catch myself singing the glorious Queen lyrics "...another one bites the dust". In this case, what bytes the dust is the pernicious myth that estrogen deficiency drives many of the features of menopause - from the more benign symptoms such as insomnia, night...
  3. TruffleGnocchi

    Why is male HRT so easy, compared to female HRT?

    Hello everyone. I wanted to ask via a reply to this post: If Estrogen Is So Bad, Why Does It Immediately Help but cannot because of new account restriction, so I'm making this, I hope it's in the right topic. Why is it that a lot of older men just do Testosterone + AI or Testosterone only and...
  4. haidut

    Blocking estrogen (and/or taking DHEA) prevents menopausal obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc

    A remarkable study, which for a reasonable person should unilaterally invalidate the mainstream dogma that menopause is a condition of estrogen "deficiency", and that most of the symptoms associated with menopause (of which osteoporosis, infertility, obesity and insulin resistance are among the...
  5. cs3000

    Dry eye disorder (& skin issues) is often caused by hormone deficiency (restored by increasing androgens, testosterone)

    Defects in eye health are often paired with endocrine disorders Hormones play a major role in keeping healthy eye & skin moisture. and especially testosterone / androgens for keeping eyes moist e.g dry eye disorder is common post menopause when hormones drop replacing hormones post menopause...
  6. teds


    Ladies- some help- I’ve cycled progest-e 2nd half of cycle for a while. How does it work w perimenopause/menopause? How have people cycled or dosed through the month? Appreciate hearing what you’ve tried. :)
  7. T

    Is Low Estrogen Possible??

    After pouring over Peat's articles and this forum, I am still a bit unclear whether a woman can truly have low estrogen and what lab tests can be done to make sure the estrogen level is accurate. I am 51 yo woman, with diagnosed endometriosis in my late teens. Over the years I have always made...
  8. T

    Does fat loss cause Estrogen release?

    For instance, If one had started to lose weight, would estrogen stored in fat release estrogen into the system and one would have symptoms of high estrogen, such as hot flashes? After reading more of Ray's articles I was thinking maybe this new thyroid med (compounded, extended release) is...
  9. haidut

    Estrogen may cause/exacerbate reflux disease (GERD)

    A very interesting study, which once again corroborates the hypothesis that there is no chronic condition, which is not either caused or heavily influenced by steroids. Among the conditions medicine considers not to be linked to hormone imbalances is the extremely common "reflux disease"...
  10. haidut

    Alzheimer's Severity Tied to Longer Estrogen Exposure in Women

    A neat study, which somehow managed to slip through my "radar" when it was first published the middle of last (2021) year. The study is pretty straighforward in its claim that longer exposure to endogenous estrogen was associated with exacerbated/higher biomarkers of Alzheimer disease (AD), as...
  11. D

    Menopausal issuse

    This question is mainly directed to menopausal/postmenopausal women. I am asking for my mum. Since she hit menopause a few years ago she has some rough/dry/brittle epithelium/lining in her vagina, that does easily tear making intercourse a painful experience. Her gynecologist perscribed her...
  12. haidut

    Not a "male" hormone - testosterone (T) beneficial for female heart health

    It always feels good to read an article on a scientific discovery and have one of the authors put on his Peat-y hat and quote Peat directly. I am joking, of course, but the study below and the statements from its lead author do sound like Peat had a significant participation in the study...
  13. haidut

    Estrogen associated with arterial stiffness in women

    Blood pressure rises with age, and most people over the age of 50 are on some type of blood pressure controlling medication. It is well-known that blood vessels calcify/stiffen with age and that such stiffness is what leads to increased blood pressure - i.e. the inability of vessels to...
  14. Aimer

    Ray Peat Interview Health Odyssey:Ray Peat and what the Cells in our body are really made of

  15. U

    Does tobacco lower estrogen?

    I have heard from some people that tobacco lowers estrogen and masculinizes men and women, but I also read a study saying smoking leads to earlier menopause in women. I want to hear this side of the story.
  16. haidut

    Lowering Estrogen Prevents Memory Decline In Menopausal Females

    As many of my readers know, the WHI studies were highly detrimental to the profits of the estrogen industry. Every since the results of those studies came out, the estrogen industry has been trying to undermine the findings and re-introduce estrogen HRT for women with the claims that estrogen is...
  17. haidut

    Pregnenolone (P5) - A New Osteoporosis Drug

    About a month ago, I made a post in regards to aspirin becoming a new treatment for osteoporosis. Several months ago, I made another post about an in-vitro study demonstrating powerful anabolic effects of pregnenolone (P5) on bones. Apparently, the protective effects of P5 on bone health are...
  18. haidut

    PUFA Is A Cancer "sensitizer"

    A neat study, which demonstrates that in addition to its direct carcinogenic effects, PUFA is also a cancer "sensitizer" - i.e. is triggers the development of cancer in the presence of less-than-healthy chemicals that are relatively harmless by themselves. This sensitizing role of PUFA seems to...
  19. haidut

    Low-dose (but Not High) Niacinamide Reverses Reproductive Decline In Old Females

    A great new study, which once again confirms the importance of metabolism in "aging" disorders such as infertility (both female and male) and menopause. More specifically, it was the increase in NAD/NADH ratio that was the main mechanism of action behind the beneficial effects of nicotinamide...
  20. haidut

    Niacinamide May Restore Female Fertility In Old Age

    The mainstream medical dogma is that after the onset of menopause, female reproductive potential is essentially zero. I posted a thread recently that challenged that dogma and demonstrated that infertility is essentially an energetic dysfunction process and can be reversed with exposure to red...