Mon, Oct-04-04, 09:19
Plan: modified LC carb cycling
Wanda, thank you for your thoughtful post with all the links. That was really helpful.
The ND believes the new 24 hr urine test is the Gold Standard, because it's come to light that hormones are released in spurts throughout the day, and if you happen to test during a spurt, you get an innacurate result. The 24 test is supposed to make the process more reliable.
Mercury huh? Interesting. 2 yrs ago I had my hair tested, mercury levels off the chart. I've had most of my amalgym fillings removed. I have two left. I'm going to make an appointment to have the next two removed, then I'm going to do the chelation.
I actually didn't realize that mercury can affect estrogen levels. I know it affects thyroid levels. I do seem to have a multi system cluster mess of screwed up hormones.
I'll do organic as much as I can. I can also buy a vege wash to clean our veges if I buy non organic. You would not believe the cost of organic food here. Luckily we get half a cow from an organic farmer a year, plus we hunt for moose and cariboo.
Re the low carb, it's well documented that going below 60 gms of carbs per day reduces conversion of thyroid hormones from active to inactive. The whole point of Wilson's protocal is to stop your body from making R T3 (reverse T3, or inactive hormone). So reducing/managing all stress, including dietary is important. I may have to change my weight workouts, but I was going to do this in November anyway, since I'll be preparing to start cross country skiing. So I have around a month before I have to make the changes.
I gotta believe that if I balance my hormones, I can lose the remaining weight by sking alone. I'm not talking about 300 gms of carbs/day, but more likely about 120-150. Sking burns 800 to 1000 calories an hour, so surely it will help?
The ND also said that women who live in cold climates like the Yukon, have a redispostion toward estrogen dominance.
Have you had your estrogen retested since you've started working on reducing it? I'm curious to know if it's been successful.
Thanks so much for the thoughtful post Wanda, I appreciate that so much!