DHT is an estrogen (receptor) antagonist

A neat little study, and in-vivo at that, which demonstrates that DHT is a direct estrogen receptor (ER) antagonist. According to the study, so are testosterone, nandrolone and a few other steroids with demonstrated therapeutic effects on ER-positive breast cancer (BC). However, all of the other steroids mentioned by the study are aromatizable and as … Read more DHT is an estrogen (receptor) antagonist

Fasting ups estrogen & cortisol, decimates vitamin D, may cause diabetes

A really interesting study, which will likely generate more than a few hateful emails for my Inbox 🙂 Anyways, as the study demonstrates, fasting achieves these negative effects due to the elevated fatty acids working through PPAR activator PGC-1α, to activate both the estrogen receptor (ER) and glucocorticoid receptor (GR). So, aside from the important … Read more Fasting ups estrogen & cortisol, decimates vitamin D, may cause diabetes

Lowering estrogen prevents memory decline in menopausal females

As many of my readers know, the WHI studies were highly detrimental to the profits of the estrogen industry. Every since the results of those studies came out, the estrogen industry has been trying to undermine the findings and re-introduce estrogen HRT for women with the claims that estrogen is highly beneficial if used in … Read more Lowering estrogen prevents memory decline in menopausal females

Estrogen can both cause and exacerbate Lupus

A quick post as a response to a recent argument I had over email with an endocrinologist who follows me on Twitter. His claim was that the causes of Lupus are currently unknown but are likely “multifactorial” and me ascribing such causes to “isolated peculiarities” such as endotoxin (LPS) or estrogen is unwarranted. The fact … Read more Estrogen can both cause and exacerbate Lupus

Estrogen may be the cause of “estrogen-negative” breast cancer

IMO, one of the biggest medical frauds so far is the idea that androgens (especially DHT) cause and promote prostate cancer. We now have an abundance of evidence (posted on this blog) that it is instead deficiency of androgens and/or excess of estrogens that initiates and drives the progression of prostate cancer. When chemical castration … Read more Estrogen may be the cause of “estrogen-negative” breast cancer

Androgens boost, estrogen inhibits, anti-aging gene Klotho

This post has two main messages, based on the studies below. Namely, androgens (and especially DHT) potently increase the expression of the anti-aging gene Klotho while estrogens strikingly decrease its expression. Moreover, the more potent the androgen, in terms of androgen receptor (AR) agonism, the more robustly it increases Klotho. Conversely, the most potent the … Read more Androgens boost, estrogen inhibits, anti-aging gene Klotho

Estrogen lowers T, DHT, and fertility; inhibits 5α-Reductase (5-AR)

I am posting this study below as a response to numerous angry emails I have been getting over the years. People sending me those emails just cannot accept the idea that estrogen can be detrimental for males (and females as well), and that estrogen levels are directly antagonistic to the male phenotype. This “‘male antagonism” … Read more Estrogen lowers T, DHT, and fertility; inhibits 5α-Reductase (5-AR)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by histamine and serotonin

I did not expect to see this statement in a mainstream science news outlet, but here it is below. I am starting to see a change in attitude towards serotonin but mainstream medicine is careful about its game. Somehow, the message about serotonin has now split into two separate, nonsensical ones – i.e. there are … Read more Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by histamine and serotonin

Aromatase inhibitor (AI) + DHT combo may reverse kidney disease (CKD)

A truly great study for a number of reasons. First, it cites extensive evidence that male patients with diabetes (both types) have low androgens and high estrogen (estradiol). The association between this endocrine abnormality and the severity of diabetes is apparently quite strong, yet it is virtually unknown in endocrinology circles. In fact, there have … Read more Aromatase inhibitor (AI) + DHT combo may reverse kidney disease (CKD)

Lipolysis / FFA drive breast cancer by promoting estrogen signalling

The evidence for the fat-loving nature of cancer just keeps on accumulating. During the last podcast with Danny and Ray, I mentioned that in cancer cells the enzyme fatty acid synthase (FAS) is actually part of the estrogen receptor (ER) complex. As such, anything that increases the expression/activity of one promotes the other as well. … Read more Lipolysis / FFA drive breast cancer by promoting estrogen signalling