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by slacker
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: New here - hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1381

Re: New here - hello

Welcome EBK; you sound like a true seeker! You will find many other seekers here as well, and we don't always agree on what is the best approach. We all are in some form of what we call N=1 experiments, since what works great for one of us doesn't for another. Your initial post was wonderfully detai...
by slacker
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women
Replies: 717
Views: 147090

Re: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women

Yes, Nancy, it is very tricky stuff. Every treatment has potential for benefit and harm. In the hormone replacement quest for better quality of life and optimization of cognition, we run the risk of increasing our risk of endometrial cancer, breast cancer, stroke, blood clots... This said, I can not...
by slacker
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women
Replies: 717
Views: 147090

Re: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women

yes, Julie is correct about synthetic progestin in general and about Combipatch specifically. The bioidentical progesterone prometrium has good evidence of less adverse events - strokes and blood clots for example - in comparison to synthetic progestins. I posted more details on this earlier in the ...
by slacker
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women
Replies: 717
Views: 147090

Re: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women

Nancy: the hormone ratio is for everyone, not just E4s.

Julie: if Dr Hanaway isn't comfortable sharing her slides, the references alone would be great. I'd be interested to see if the references are updated from earlier in the year.
by slacker
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Odd A1C/Insulin results
Replies: 25
Views: 5270

Re: Odd A1C/Insulin results

I agree that your glucose rebound looks good after the rice intake. I don't know how closely the cup of white rice mimics a glucose bolus given at the lab for a "true" glucose tolerance test. If you want to try the cheap Eastern Kentucky glucose bolus, have a pile of pancakes with fake map...
by slacker
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Dealing with AD where resources and finances are constrained
Replies: 21
Views: 4156

Re: Dealing with AD where resources and finances are constrained

How to increase Free T3 Naturally: Step 3, Use T3-containing medication. Haha Note to self: don't lose your sense of humor! :lol: Interesting that Dr Child's chart indicates that a low calorie diet encourages T4 to convert to RT3 (anti-hormone) rather than T3 (active hormone). Obviously only one fa...
by slacker
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women
Replies: 717
Views: 147090

Re: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women

Hi Nancy, can I ask your source for this ratio? Do you mean the opposite, estradiol 5:progesterone 1? I'm looking for the best evidence-based estradiol:progesterone plus targets for us haha (dreaming I know).I'm sure it's in this thread but it's gotten too big to read through. Circular, my initial ...
by slacker
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Dealing with AD where resources and finances are constrained
Replies: 21
Views: 4156

Re: Dealing with AD where resources and finances are constrained

Bernie, I agree with Stavia. Her primer is excellent, focuses on the basics, and the lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, stress managment, and sleep) are the foundation. As far as tests being covered in the US, I have to pay for most of the "specialty" labs, since insurance only covers what...
by slacker
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women
Replies: 717
Views: 147090

Re: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women

I wonder if testosterone derived progesterone gets produced in the body from testosterone supplementation, or whether this refers to a type of progesterone made in a lab from testosterone and then administered? My understanding is that some synthetic progesterones are made in a lab from testosteron...
by slacker
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Doctor visit to get Coronary Calcium Scan order - strategy?
Replies: 31
Views: 5985

Re: Doctor visit to get Coronary Calcium Scan order - strategy?

I just googled "coronary artery calcium test" in my home town and here's what I found at one of our big three gi-normous hospital chains: "Because a coronary calcium scan is a screening examination, it is not covered by most insurance companies or Medicare. The patient is responsible ...

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