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  1. Acne is primarily causd by elevated free testosterone and secondarily by insulin. It is NOT caused by elevated estradiol. Progesterone both compliments and antagonizes (neutralizes) the feminine effects of estradiol. If you have chronic progesterone deficiency, then estrogen will be unopposed for long periods of time resulting in a magnification of fhe female attributes. Exaggerated hour glass shape with larger hips and breasts. If you have thin hips and small breasts you do NOT hav
  2. MissC. Cortisol is responsible for maintaining: 1. Glucose levels 2. Blood pressure 3. Immune system. It also helps you to handle stressful situations. If you have a cortisol deficiency, you are more likely to feel incapable of handling normal daily stress. You will be more likely to see yourself as a victim. When you are exposed to high levels of stress, you may need to lay down and rest or you may be inclined to have a very short temper, have periods of screaming and yelling followed
  3. Thyroid controls a metabolism and body temperature. Classic signs are thinning outer eyebrows, sub-orbital edema (lower eye lid swelling), elevated blood pressure, cold extremities, myxedema, diffuse hair loss, lower core body temperature and a number of others. Since thyroid controls metabolism system wide, correcting the imbalance could also increase the production of other hormones. There are 2 very important pieces to that cant be missed. 1. Check 8 am cortisol as a deficiency will i
  4. It could be a cortisol deficiency. How old are you?
  5. I don't look like a lumberjack. I have a mild voice? Not very deep. I have no aggression issues(other than the below) nor do I have an impulsive behavior. I also don't have aggression even when drunk. I'm very different though when someone is aggressive towards me. No balding issues. ETC? Maybuh. what about the beard?because this is partially why i started taking saw palmetto, see i'm almost 30 and i have the beard of of a 16y kid(by the way saw palmetto grew me a bit of more excess hair w
  6. I don't look like a lumberjack. I have a mild voice? Not very deep. I have no aggression issues(other than the below) nor do I have an impulsive behavior. I also don't have aggression even when drunk. I'm very different though when someone is aggressive towards me. No balding issues. ETC? Maybuh. what about the beard?because this is partially why i started taking saw palmetto, see i'm almost 30 and i have the beard of of a 16y kid(by the way saw palmetto grew me a bit of more excess hair w
  7. This is the easiest scenario to resolve. You are most likely estrogen deficient. You would need an evaluation and blood work (21st day of cycle). If estrogen deficiency is the diagnosis, then your doc might add something like this: 2.5 - 3.75 g of Transdermal Estradiol 0.6 mg/g on days 5-25 in the morning; and 100 mg micronized progesterone on days 15-25 before bed. The nice thing about this for you is that estrogen protects you from the side effects of testosterone. So, adding estrogen/pro
  8. Wishclean, I didn't answer your question regarding stress and cortisol. Cortisol has 3 main functions. Regulate glucose Regulate immune system Regulate blood pressure. This is a very important hormone. When we are stressed, cortisol is released, blood pressure rises, glucose is made available and the neurotransmitter dopamine is stimulated. This prepares you to handle the stressor. Over time the adrenal system can become fatigued from constant stimulation and a deficiency results.
  9. There is an easy way to distinguish between estrogen dominance and progesterone deficiency. Estrogen dominance impacts the entire cycle. Progesterone deficiency will only be noted the last half of the cycle. So, if you have painful/swollen breasts only during the later half of your cycle, then that's progesterone deficiency.
  10. Yep.Most of you will know if you are estrogen dominant. It's characterized by excessive breast development (greater than Tanner Stage 5) and swelling. 8-10 years prior to menopause progesterone starts dropping faster than estrogen. This is where many of the women with estrogen dominance will land. It can happen at puberty though... I don't know about the breast development, but I noticed that since starting DIM my breasts seem to be less swollen....could be related to my cycle more than an
  11. Don't give up! You just haven't seen the right doc. Have you had your hormone levels checked? There are a bunch and testing should occur on the 21 st day of your menstrual cycle.
  12. Yep. Most of you will know if you are estrogen dominant. It's characterized by excessive breast development (greater than Tanner Stage 5) and swelling. 8-10 years prior to menopause progesterone starts dropping faster than estrogen. This is where many of the women with estrogen dominance will land. It can happen at puberty though...
  13. The idea is to manage insulin spikes by avoiding foods that tend to result in excess insulin production. When training (which is most of the time) I shoot for 2-2.5 grams/lb of protein. Based on total body mass.
  14. jlcampi

    Now What?

    Thanks. There are a bunch on-line. Some are good and others not so good. I will take a look and post something.
  15. This is interesting since it goes against what I so far have read. Under what mechanisms is the above supps that I'm taking working? Or are you saying DHT doesn't cause acne directly, but indirectly? Or are you going out on a limb and saying DHT has nothing to do w/ acne at all. From what I understood and read, free test converts into 5ar > DHT. I also understand that not everyone w/ high DHT gets acne. Since I read numberous posts on people using andractim while not getting acne and whi
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