Comments for Lara Briden's Healthy Hormone Blog http://www.larabriden.com Natural treatment for better hormones and better periods Sun, 28 May 2017 04:44:13 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Comment on 7 Best Natural Anti-Androgen Treatments for Hirsutism by Lara Briden http://www.larabriden.com/best-natural-anti-androgen-treatments-hirsutism/#comment-22864 Sun, 28 May 2017 04:44:13 +0000 http://www.larabriden.com/?p=5046#comment-22864 Yes, it could be argued that Vitex is an adaptogen because it protects the hypothalamus from chronic stress.

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Comment on 7 Best Natural Anti-Androgen Treatments for Hirsutism by Lara Briden http://www.larabriden.com/best-natural-anti-androgen-treatments-hirsutism/#comment-22862 Sun, 28 May 2017 03:34:13 +0000 http://www.larabriden.com/?p=5046#comment-22862 The most important thing for insulin resistance is to avoid all concentrated fructose including fruit juice, dried fruit, honey, maple syrup, agave, and dates in smoothies. Do you do that? Beyond that, I recommend protein in the morning, and the supplements magnesium and alpha-lipoic acid. I sometimes give berberine.

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Comment on The Ups and Downs of Estrogen. Part 1: Estrogen Deficiency by Sheila T http://www.larabriden.com/the-ups-and-downs-of-estrogen-part-1-estrogen-deficiency/#comment-22861 Sun, 28 May 2017 03:06:49 +0000 http://www.larabriden.com/?p=3256#comment-22861 Dr Lara Briden, in my comment to another post, you had said that topical (not vaginal) estriol is safe for estrogen deficiency in perimenopause. Would you say that 1.5 mg estriol cream applied daily to skin is safe? Estriol creams are sold OTC in US. Thanks

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Comment on The Crucial Difference Between Progesterone and Progestins by Leslie http://www.larabriden.com/the-crucial-difference-between-progesterone-and-progestins/#comment-22859 Sat, 27 May 2017 23:25:01 +0000 http://www.larabriden.com/?p=3421#comment-22859 Hi Lara, I was prescribed Duphaston (a progestin) 12 days a month to help regulate my periods (always been irregular probably due to PCOS). It doesn’t block ovulation. Have you heard of it, and do you think it’s ok to take? Or should I insist on Prometrium or bioidentical progesterone cream?
(By the way, I sent you a more detailed private message asking for general advice on Facebook, but maybe you couldn’t see it since we’re not connected? What’s the best way to contact you?)

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Comment on 7 Best Natural Anti-Androgen Treatments for Hirsutism by Zuri http://www.larabriden.com/best-natural-anti-androgen-treatments-hirsutism/#comment-22858 Sat, 27 May 2017 23:10:16 +0000 http://www.larabriden.com/?p=5046#comment-22858 I also read that Curcumin stimulates Cortisol. Can I still use it for Cortisol that barely meets the mark and then shoots up? Also, is it an Aromatase Inhibitor? I’m really sad, because I need to lower inflammation, but I also need my Estrogen. Thanks a bunch.

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Comment on 7 Best Natural Anti-Androgen Treatments for Hirsutism by Alina Sophie http://www.larabriden.com/best-natural-anti-androgen-treatments-hirsutism/#comment-22857 Sat, 27 May 2017 22:58:28 +0000 http://www.larabriden.com/?p=5046#comment-22857 Hi Lara, I have a question.
I’m 18 years old and I have a VERY irregular cycle (anything between 30 and 120 days). My gynaecologist recently did a blood test but she said there was nothing wrong with my hormones. She also did an ultrasound and said everything looked perfectly normal, except that my endometrium wasn’t built up very much. Now the only solution she suggested was the pill, which I don’t want to take for several reasons. Is there any other option for me? I can’t believe that everything in my body is ok when my cycles are that irregular. But I’m neither over- nor underweight and I feel healthy in general. Can you help me?

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Comment on 7 Best Natural Anti-Androgen Treatments for Hirsutism by Zuri http://www.larabriden.com/best-natural-anti-androgen-treatments-hirsutism/#comment-22856 Sat, 27 May 2017 22:40:07 +0000 http://www.larabriden.com/?p=5046#comment-22856 Was browsing your Instagram and saw you revised your HPA Protocol. Have you revised your IR Protocol at all? The Inositols don’t work for me. I have Adrenal, IR & Hypothyroid issues. I love taking Magnesium Glycinate when my muscles hurt at around 360 mg. However, daily it doesn’t seem to do much. Would I notice anything if it was helping Adrenal/Thyroid?

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Comment on The Do’s and Don’ts of Vitex for Period Problems by Kendra http://www.larabriden.com/vitex-for-period-problems/#comment-22845 Sat, 27 May 2017 04:03:49 +0000 http://www.larabriden.com/?p=2338#comment-22845 Hi Lara,

You mention that vitex can raise androgens in PCOS. Is that only in the type of PCOS where LH is elevated? Would vitex be helpful in adrenal PCOS where LH is low?

I have low levels of LH, testosterone, free testosterone and oestrogen. However my DHEAs and SHBG are at the higher end of normal and I have some physical symptoms of PCOS like hair loss and mild hirsutism (some hairs on my top lip and around my nipples). My prolactin is normal.

I’m considering trying vitex but worried it could elevate my DHEAs and make the hair loss worse.

If I do have PCOS, I’m guessing it’s probably the adrenal kind. The other possibility is that I have hypothalamic amenorrhea because I’ve always exercised a lot and eaten a relatively low calorie diet. I’ve reduced exercise and increased my fat and carbs recently but I don’t want to go too far in case I do have PCOS and that could make it worse. My doctor thinks I probably have PCOS but it doesn’t show on the blood tests or ultrasounds because I’m thin and exercising a lot and that’s keeping it under control. I find that a really annoying response because it’s clearly not under control if I haven’t had a natural period in 7 years. That’s why I’m starting to lose patience with conventional medicine and considering trying vitex.

Your blog is one of the most useful sites I’ve found.

Thanks,
Kendra

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Comment on The Do’s and Don’ts of Vitex for Period Problems by Kita http://www.larabriden.com/vitex-for-period-problems/#comment-22844 Sat, 27 May 2017 03:08:19 +0000 http://www.larabriden.com/?p=2338#comment-22844 Hi Lara, Is weight gain a side effect of chaste tree? I’ve experience 5-7 lbs in 5 months,

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Comment on How to Prevent and Treat Post-Pill Acne by Anna http://www.larabriden.com/prevent-treat-post-pill-acne/#comment-22842 Sat, 27 May 2017 02:06:50 +0000 http://www.larabriden.com/?p=4402#comment-22842 I thought the latest research shows there are better sources of calcium than dairy?

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