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MPB Testing

Discussion in 'Male Issues' started by Orius, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. charlie

    charlie The Law & Order Admin

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    It's a challenge no doubt. But so totally worth it. For fresh fruit, apples seem to be available most the time, bananas, etc. Also there is dry fruit which is always readily available, and lately I have been hitting up the frozen fruits with good success. I am under the opinion that the more fruit you can add into your life, the better off you will be.

    Here is a list of low vitamin A fruits:

    Acai berry
    Apples
    Bananas
    Bilberries
    Black fig
    Blackberry
    Blueberry
    Cherries
    Cranberry
    Dates
    Elderberry
    Grapes
    Hawthorn berry
    Honeydew melon
    Kiwi
    Lemons
    Limes
    Loganberry
    Pears
    Pineapple
    Pomegranates
    Raisins/Sultanas
    Raspberry
    Strawberry
     
  2. Luk3

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    FWIW, I had zero success with Finasteride. In fact, my hairloss got worse, and it gave me bad erections and watery semen. My hairloss has actually slowed significantly since stopping fin about a year ago, and since finding Peat’s work and cutting right down on PUFA’s, my scalp itch has totally disappeared.
    I like Travis’ theory that cortisol is responsible for hairloss. It ties in with my experience, especially regarding the excess body hair growth—my shoulders and back have gotten significantly more hairy as my hairloss has progressed.
    I think you should also look into the calcification theory. There’s so much info on this forum regarding hairloss. Implement and see what works for you.
    I’ve just had my hormones tested for the first time. My prolactin is very high (25). I’m hoping that if I can get that down, I’ll see further improvement. Have you ever had bloodwork done?

    Edit: I missed some aspects of your original post regarding calcification and blood tests. There’s many posts about this on the forum. Elephanto, in particular, has posted a lot. Scalp massages, derma pen and red light would be good to look into for short-term treatment.
     
  3. Runenight201

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    Learned helplessness behavior
     
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    Orius

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    Thanks for the replies so far, I really appreciate you taking the time to write to me. I'll try to address everything here.

    Has anyone tried dermarollers? I also read something last night that rosemary and peppermint oil, when mixed with a carrier oil and applied to the scalp, works better than minoxidil, a product I haven't tried yet. It was a research study I read. I might try this in combo with a dermaroller? It's been suggested here that poor blood circulation to the vertex could be a factor.

    It's not completely bald up there, there's just miniaturization. That's why I'm hoping a topical circulatory stimulant could help.

    Previous blood work... yes, back when I was only 1-2 months off of prednisone and taking DHEA/pregnenolone, my prolactin was above normal and so was my T. ACTH was abnormal and cortisol was normal but not idea. I'm going to wait 90 days post-DHEA/preg cessation to do another hormone panel. No point in doing one was long as there are traces of them in my system.

    Re: calcification, I have considered that, but it's hard to say. I have largely been calcium deficient the past 2-3 years, resulting in osteopenia (thanks prednisone). If there's calcium deposition in my scalp, I don't know where it'd be coming from. The low calcium may also be a reason for the elevated prolactin, hard to say.

    Re: fasting, every time my Crohn's flares, I enter life threatening cachexia. I am 6'4" and last April my body weight was 110lbs, and I almost died. Whether my body absorbs nothing or I abstain from food, it is functionally a fast. Fasting has never helped my condition, I have tried it during off and on periods of flaring. If anything, I am deficient and need nutritive bolstering.

    Re: vitamin A, I have found the opposite to be true. I make my own desiccated liver capsules and I take them daily in an amount that equals one serving of cooked liver a week if I take them daily. Magnesium, vitamin A, and whole food C have resusitated me in amazing ways. I do agree though, it's good to take breaks and not take one thing forever.

    Re: the forum, I know the baldness topic has been covered extensively. I have read many threads, but always leave feeling confused. The research posted is often contradictory, or just dense. I'm not a lazy reader but I don't have time to sift through hundreds of pages of data. That's why I was hoping some forum "experts" who are well read could summarize some ideas for me.

    The main thing I've done is stopped taking pregnenolone and DHEA. They helped me a lot when I transitioned off prednisone, but as of late December 2018 they caused an excess in me. I could feel it. I'm hoping that rectifies the situation some.

    I have a feeling elevated estrogen may be the cause. Since returning to the gym in November, I've made great gains, but I have a lot more "fleshy" muscle than usual and my body has a fat layer that I've never had before. I've been enjoying it because normally I'm underweight, but my hormone stack might've been too estrogenic. My sex drive was also insane which I attribute to estrogen.
     
  5. CDT

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    Night, if I may ask, how much do you know about gut health. This is a topic that I am quite interested in and would like to hear more about it.
     
  6. Dayman

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    have you looked through Danny Roddy's work?
    I have some ideas
    if you aren't already balance chicken with collagen. also have dark chocolate or l-tyrosine to control production of serotonin.
    Try using Christopher's V-Vein Massage Oil or the ingredients in it with your dermaroller
    Two products to help the dermatitis shampoo containing Selenium sulfide (eg selsun gold) and brylcream antidandruff hair cream. Get a shampoo with higher potency and shampoo less often.
    In terms of the unwanted hair you may have too much aromatization 0f Testosterone into Estrogen. white button Mushrooms are a good aromatase inhibitors
    Pregnenolone shouldn't be a problem but I would definately take less DHEA
    also remember Ray has mentioned B vitamins reduce the "symptoms" of low PUFA so get a B complex and it will help
     
  7. Runenight201

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    I’m almost an expert on my own gut, but I can not generalize at large.

    My entire approach for the past couple weeks has been observing my conscious and gastrointestinal states in relation to the food I ingest. I’ve come to realize that every single dietary input affects my conscious states, and there is something very pernicious in the SAD. I cannot eat that food anymore without feeling drugged. In fact I’ve come to realize that food itself is a drug, but the ingredients in the SAD are like meth to me.


    This approach has gotten me closer to good health than all the supplements and theory in the world, and right now I take zero supplements.

    When one really pays attention to how certain foods cause inflammation, sub-par cognition, poor moods, anxiety, depression, etc... the diet can be tweaked towards the foods that give energy and strength, and away from the foods that cause problems, or give no energy.

    I think supplements which would allow one to eat whatever food and not have it cause problems are of merit, although I haven’t gone down this road.

    Right now I am consuming wheat, tomatoes, mushrooms, meat, skim milk, coffee, oj, and bud light to positive effects.
     
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    Thanks so much! Were you able to get results off of any of these methods alone?
     
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    I've had to become an expert on my own gut as well. It's why I think modern medicine is failing miserably at treating gut diseases. The treatments have to be so individualized, with so many variables considered. They can't just make a standard treatment that works on everyone. I guess, to some extent, the variable approach is true for a lot of chronic diseases.

    This is somewhat off topic, but how long should a person wait after starting/stopping a hormone (like pregnenolone) before getting hormone testing to see if the picture has changed? I keep getting conflicting info. My endocrinologist said 6 weeks but I think that's over kill. Some sites say a week. Some say 72 hours.
     
  10. Dayman

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    they all have been helping
    for overall gut balance I like lemon
     
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    I will have to agree with the cookie cutter YouTube vegans and their choice of lemon water. It’s almost impossible for me to drink normal water anymore, when I know just how much more hydrating and fulfilling lemon water is. I’ll also sometimes add honey to it when I need an extra kick of energy.

    I also have been making soup with 4 basic ingredients. This soup is ideal for when energy is needed but digestion is taxed. I’ll make a roux base with equal parts animal fat and flour. I’ll then add in store bought broth, and top it off with herbs, leaves, and spices and let it simmer for 5-10 mins. The resulting soup is very rich and energy dense, soothing my stomach when it’s bloated yet hungry.
     
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