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    What are the symptoms of hyperlipidemia?

    Over the last few months I have been getting symptoms similar to a hangover: Dehydration (feeling thirsty all the time, especially on waking up in the morning), Tinnitus, increasing myopia, mild (background) headaches, some dizziness and short-term memory loss. The tinnitus I have had for...
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    Anxiety and anger on TRT

    TRT is available in most asian countries, i havent been to any where it is not. If you exclude external stressors, them you are left with "roid rage", a phenomenon which includes bipolar mental states, anger and depression. If reducing your dosage doesn't work, you need a different androgen. If...
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    MMR vaccine may protect from COVID-19 complications

    It's interesting to note that last year (Feb 2019), in the Philippines, there was a large cluster of measles cases "The outbreak is attributed to lowered vaccination rates, from a high of 88% 10 to 15 years previous to 74% at the time of the outbreak, allegedly caused by the Dengvaxia...
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    MMR vaccine may protect from COVID-19 complications

    I suspect the correlation is largely due to socio-economic issues. Vaccine uptake in disadvantaged communities will correlate with inability to social distance oneself etc, all for economic reasons.
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    Cardiovascular Disease and Reducing Saturated Fat

    I agree with what you say. Even foods listed as containing bad fats are actually those rich in simple carbohydrates. I don't like to think of myself as a "carbophobe", I enjoy many different types of carbs up to the limit which I have imposed on myself which gives me the best perceived level of...
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    Cardiovascular Disease and Reducing Saturated Fat

    Wholeheartedly agree. I would like to add that there is a wide range in what is considered to be a low-carb diet. In my experiments, I have tried levels between zero and 80 grams carb (I'm 128lbs, 12% body fat). I found 80gms or less to have the most beneficial effect on well being and energy...
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    Plant Based Diet and Testosterone Levels

    IMVHO, and having tried just about every diet that has ever existed over the last 10 years, the problem is that there are very few rules to follow for good nutrition (good news), but very few food scientists/nutritionists agree on what they are. Pre-1977 (1983 in UK), the general advice was to...
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    boron for SHBG

    OK, I estimate I'm getting 10mg per day, a value I chose since upper limit is supposed to be 20mg/day (NHANES III). I have had a marked decrease in aches and pains since starting this, so I guess I'll continue. Namaste.
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    boron for SHBG

    Hi Vince, where do you guys get boron supplement levels from? Very interested in this as I make my own and don't want to over/under supplement. Namaste.
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    Insomnia help. I have been on TRT for 15 days and can barely sleep.

    Yet here I am. Whilst everyone else is bitching and moaning and not using their brain, I am finding out what's right for me, what has worked for a long while for me, and offering that info for free. Namaste.
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    No Gym: Quarantine check in and learnings.

    I only go to the gym for sparring, which I miss. My daily routine consists of isometrics and calisthenics, neither of which need any equipment/gym. Lockdown has increased my resolve and therefore intensity. I have experienced some improvements in this short time. Namaste.
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    Insomnia help. I have been on TRT for 15 days and can barely sleep.

    I had this also, and for me it was pretty hard to diagnose. I take 3mg melatonin every evening around 7PM, and it helps. What I found was that this is a hormonal thing (duh!) and that regular meal-times, regular sleeping times, moderate exercise, no alcohol (easy for me as I am teetotal) was the...
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    Keto vs. Plant Based Diet

    That's rather like saying "cowpox vaccine should not be used for smallpox" or "remdesvir should not be used for covid-19". A diet found to prove that a major macronutrient is totally unnecessary for human health surely may have other therapeutic benefits also? BTW, keto is also used for chemo...
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    Keto vs. Plant Based Diet

    Agree about plant-based diets, I couldn't manage it. I did, however, find great success with a ketogenic diet, and still follow (just) today, after 3 years. For detractors, a "fad diet" is where you follow a regime because it's fashionable, rather like someone who buys a BMW to show his...
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    Why the Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women...Estrogen Levels?

    I think testicles get us into a whole heap of trouble...
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