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#1 firenature

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:01 AM

Hi : )

 

I dont know if this problem of mine affects really my acne (maybe), cos it is not that bad right now and is clearing up with diet... But.. I have too low estrogen (like a woman in menopause, very, very low: i think if the lowest acceptable was 30, mine was under 10) and my LH is just a bit low, Total testosterone is slightly higher than normal. 

 

My 3!! gynecologists said this was just normal, because hormones fluctuate and if my cicle is normal, etc they wouldnt do anything. This was last year in november. I didnt checked them out again, I guess they are better cos my PMS (getting really cold, freezing in the summer, chills, headache, sleepy) almost disappeared since I take care of my lifestyle with diet, exercise and habits. : ) 

 

But THEORETICALY what is good for treating estrogen deficiency? 

 

Maca? 

Flax seeds? 

LIcorice root tea? 

High fiber food? 

Would soy products be beneficial in my case?

I do this right now, but what else? 


Edited by firenature, 18 July 2014 - 12:04 AM.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:08 AM

hey im in a similiar situation like you here are my suggestions ;)

if you are underweight you have to gain a little fat as you know fats are really important for estrogen production

eat mostly plant base whole organic foods and fish know and then (eat the rainbow basicly)

i drink peppermint tea 2 cups a day its anti androgenic

i try to add some flaxseed to everyting its estrogenic

and mostly try to be active (but please dont forget excessive exercise=high testestesterone levels=acne)

 thats all 



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:06 AM

oh thanks, I will try to get more peppermint tea. I am active, I used to lift weights and train a lot, now moderately, mainly cardio. Do you prefer HIIT or steady state cardio? Annd I definitely am not too skinny : 5 ft 8, around 128-130 pounds.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:34 AM

The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Researcpublished recent work showing that HIIT can actually increase testosterone levels and GLUT4 concentration. Steady-state cardio, as has the exact opposite effect.But everyting in moderation honey a max. 30 min run is more than enough and just try to be more active througout the day.

I used to be an athlete and when my weight hit the bottom (i literally had no fat on me just muscles and bones LOL) my acne erupted.So try to balance everything so can your hormones funtion proparly.Keep up the good work



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:47 AM

The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Researcpublished recent work showing that HIIT can actually increase testosterone levels and GLUT4 concentration. Steady-state cardio, as has the exact opposite effect.But everyting in moderation honey a max. 30 min run is more than enough and just try to be more active througout the day.

I used to be an athlete and when my weight hit the bottom (i literally had no fat on me just muscles and bones LOL) my acne erupted.So try to balance everything so can your hormones funtion proparly.Keep up the good work

Oh, Thanks a lot for the link! I guess I am doing it totally wrong now :D I do short but verry intensive workouts... Feel your pain with the problem...! I do think that since taking Vitamin D I feel more balanced and PMS symptoms lessened. You can try it!



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:12 AM

thanks 

i live in a sunny country so vitamin D is not a problem for now but i will consider it for the winter months cheers ;)



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:08 PM

Anything that improves thyroid & adrenal function.  http://www.acne.org/...e/#entry2579438


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:13 PM

I believe licorice is a phyto estrogen.  I had some luck with progesterone cream, but it's hard to dose and can backfire in excess


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:46 PM

You could add some plant estrogens like the flax you mentioned. I thought we had a thread with an extensive list, but I can't find it. Only the phyto androgen thread which had some phytoestrogens talk. Wikipedia has a list with foods that might surprise you.

Also, perhaps gain some body fat.

Edited by alternativista, 03 August 2014 - 07:22 AM.

Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!




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