2) Converting thyroid hormone T4 to T3– the liver is one of the organs responsible for the conversion of thyroid hormone (converting T4- inactive form to T3- active form). If your liver is malnourished and can’t store glycogen, less T3 is the result, slowing hormone synthesis.
3) Detoxifying toxins and used hormones from the system. Hormones are messengers sent throughout your body. When a hormone’s message has been sent, the used hormones must be removed from the body (or the messages will continue to circulate causing havoc). Getting rid of used hormones from the body happens through the process of detoxification.


“With a diet high in protein (e.g. 70-100grams per day including eggs) and vitamin A (liver once a week) I have found that the dose {progesterone replacement} can be reduced every month,” Dr. Ray Peat, PhD.

(my note in red)


1) Stop dieting and eat MORE food. Especially enough protein and carbs to meet your metabolic needs. Your body temperature is a good way to check and see if you’re eating enough.
2) Nourish your liver. Increase protein to 70-100 grams+ per day based on your weight (about 20-25% of total calories). Make sure to include eggs, dairy (if tolerated, no allergy), gelatin, fish, and shellfish to help balance muscle meats (chicken, lamb, beef, turkey, etc). This will help to create the amino acid (building blocks of protein) balance needed to reflect “eating the whole animal.” In doing this, you empower your liver’s natural detoxification process to help your body take out the trash, and detoxify estrogen properly.

3) Balance blood sugar by eating protein/fats/carbs together during each meal, and eating frequently to help stabilize blood sugar (especially important for those with blood sugar handling issues). Read more blood sugar tips here.
4) Identify and reduce stressors in your life. This could be a variety of things- lack of sleep, insufficient fuel, or food allergies and sensitivities (since they activate the stress response).
5) Increase hormone synthesis promoters in the diet using food: Thyroid (T3), Vitamin A (animal sources like liver), Vitamin E, copper and bright lights (sun, etc).
 6) Decrease hormone synthesis blockers: this includes unsaturated fats (PUFA), excess estrogen (hormone replacement, birth control, or a malnourished liver that can’t adequately detoxify used estrogen), ultraviolet light, x-rays, and excess iron (from fortified foods, vitamins, or muscle meat heavy diet).
7) Eat easy to digest foods to reduce endotoxin that can back up the liver (especially important for those with digestive distress). This means more simple sugars (ripe fruits and honey), roots, tubers, and dairy products (if tolerated).
8) Epsom salt baths with 1-4 cups of Epsom salts (magnesium), while soaking for 15-30 minutes a few times a week prior to bed (increase Epsom salt amounts slowly).
9) Eating 1-2 raw carrots a day can help the colon absorb endotoxin and estrogen for excretion. According to Dr. Ray Peat, “Several women who suffered from premenstrual symptoms, including migraine, had their serum estrogen measured before and after the “carrot diet,” and they found that the carrot lowered their estrogen within a few days, as it relieved their symptoms.”
10) Listen to your body. It’s ALWAYS talking to you. Are you listeningPrevious Page


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