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What's Going On And How Do I Fix It Naturally?

Discussion in 'Blood Work, Labs' started by IrishD, May 20, 2018.

  1. IrishD

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    Hello all, I'm new to the world of Peat. I wonder if anyone can give me assistance. I don't know to begin with diet recommendations
    32 years old 6.1-88kg lowish bodyfat
    So my issues are,
    Generalized Anxiety Disorder/ Depression? On Lexapro since 2010.
    Low Testosterone- struggle to climax, not interested in sex
    MPB (like my brothers) Straw like hair, had used Minoxidil for 2 years, got bad sides. Used Saw Palmetto
    Hair falling out
    Elevated Liver Enzymes


    My Lifestyle,
    Eat reasonably healthy. Porridge/eggs for breakfast, Chicken/steak with rice for dinner
    Involved in weightlifting/ less serious now as constantly tired.
    Trying to improve conditioning.
    Used Creatine in past, got v strong but hair receded. So stopped.
    Supplement-Vit C, fish oil, occasional vit d

    Basically I'm desperate to restore my vitality and rigour.

    I fear I might have Post Finasteride Syndrome from taking Saw Palmetto.

    Has anyone achieved any good results with Peat's diet (?) and do they have any advice.

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. General Orange

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    Saw Palmetto reduces DHT via 5AR type I and II, and in turn this increases estrogens. Estrogens increase prolactin but reduce progesterone, leading to overactivity of estrogens and over expression of hairgrowth inhibitors. This shifted balance makes you feel bad and your hair falls out / retarded growth. Topical Progesterone can help. As paste of caffeine / olive oil.
    You should try to up your progesterone with Progesterone supplementation, and inhibit estrogen synthesis naturally with 'Aromatase inhibitors' like Orange juice, Parsley, Mushrooms and or Aspirin and Vitamin E. Read the wiki for food guide.
    Avoid fish oil and other PUFA's, try to limit intake to 1gr per meal and compensate with 2:1 Coconut oil/PUFA. Drink fatty milk between meals.
    Lexapro changes behavior of serotonin 5HT1a receptors in the brain and this can reduce libido even after quitting it.
    Increase your Testosterone, and DHT, will lower stress hormones and brings back control over over the 5-HT1 receptors.
    You will need supplement at night with Manganese and Magnesium.

    If you quit Lexapro I would recommend trying Ashwagandha.
     
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    what do you think about Minoxidil ? they use it in treating acne .. i did use ketoconazole to restore my hair and remove eczema and things got bad with me.
     
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    things got bad, how?
     
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    reduced libido , weak erections .. ketoconazole is used to treat androgenic alopecia so ofc it lowers DHT.
     
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    minoxidil, cant say
     
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    Oral ketaconazol reduces testosterone and can suppress adrenaline-cortisol.
    Then you can profit from adrenal gland / kidney support from Licorice root tea 3gr per day and Rhodiola* to address 5HT1A receptors. Unless you are taking anti-depressants?
    Also use horny goat weed extract for 3+ month, to fix enhance erectile function.

    *rhodiola or ashwagandha, it depends if you have premature ejac, then ashwagandha.
     
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    Actually Licorice root can mimic progesterone and fits in the estrogen 'receptors' and so work as an anti-estrogen. If you apply licorice to the scalp it can, via this effect, work to stop overexpression of estrogen and stop hair loss.
     
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    Do you have any lab test yet?

    This is hypothetical:
    Basically the suppression of DHT with saw palmetto desensitized the tissue androgen 'receptors' and the expression in the brain.
    And in these cases hormone therapy does not work well.
    You could say you are now stuck in a sort of state of puberty without enough DHT activity.
    Tribulus is known to enhance the androgenic / testicular system in pubertal or infertile subjects.
    And could be of help in this situation. Also L-Carnitine L-Tartrate and caffeine

    "L-Carnitine L-tartrate at 2g daily for 21 days increased the amount of androgen receptors in human muscle tissue, which may increase the effects of testosterone independent of testosterone increases."

    "A tribulus terrestris extract (Bulgarian, thus higher protodioscin) seems to be able to increase androgen receptor (AR) immunoreactivity in the rat hypothalamus (specifically, the PVN) when dosed at 5mg/kg bodyweight for 8 weeks, increasing from 162.67+/-14.73 ARs to 383.17+/-15.73 ARs (58%) suggesting it may alter androgen signalling.[55] There was also a significant increase in neurons expressing NADPH-d by 67%, suggesting that Tribulus can increase Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) and subsequent NO production[55] as NADPH-d immunostaining can be a biomarker for NOS activity.[56]

    "Expression of the androgen receptor may be increased in the brain, possibly related to the libido enhancing effects"

    Tribulus terrestris - Scientific Review on Usage, Dosage, Side Effects
     
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    thanks , i was talking about the past i used betamethasone cream for eczema in my face and ketoconazole shampoo for my hair and i had those bad symptoms .. i took anti-depressants before in the past too to treat anxiety and i relized it's a waste of time because it didn't benefit me ,, now after quitting those medicaments i feel good so my weak erections were caused by ketoconazole ..
     
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    Topical application of ketokonazol should not be able to penetrate the skinbarrier stratum corneum, for it is 513 daltons and the skin only lets through less then 500 daltons molecules. Unless your skin barrier has been compromised by wounding or other harsh chemicals. Organic solvents, methanol or ethanol can damage that layer.
     
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    Great analysis and explanations.
     
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    Check out 5α-DHP

    5α-Dihydroprogesterone - Liquid 5α-DHP For Lab/R&D
     
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    What would you recommend to repair a broken skin barrier?
     
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    Thank you General Orange. I'm trying to implement those suggestions
     
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