Ear wax testing as a reliable method for measuring long-term steroid levels

Many of my readers already know about the unreliability of using steroid blood tests as diagnostic methods, except in cases where the values are so extreme that are unlikely to be temporary fluctuations. Saliva tests for steroids are even less reliable, even though combining both saliva and blood tests usually provides more reliable information than … Read more Ear wax testing as a reliable method for measuring long-term steroid levels

Topical T3 dramatically stimulates hair growth

I am posting this just a quick follow up and possible enhancement over the approach discussed in my previous post on estrogen causing hair loss. The study below demonstrated that applying daily the HED of a few mcg of T3 per square inch of skin increased hair length by several thousand percent. As such, a … Read more Topical T3 dramatically stimulates hair growth

Reducing stress may reverse greying of hair

Just a few weeks ago I made a post about yet another study linking grey hair to increased stress. The mechanism of action described in that study was increased HPA activity and specifically elevated norepinephrine levels. Other studies have also implicated tryptophan/serotonin, which is still consistent with the stress hypothesis as serotonin is perhaps the … Read more Reducing stress may reverse greying of hair