I'm a 26 year old female, 5'6 113 pounds. I switched from ULC GAPs to PHD with starches in September 2012. Current symptoms include: -Ammenorrhea (1 year of no period) -food sensitivities (FODMAPs, histamines) symptoms of leaky gut, fatigue and bloating after eating -breakouts on my face, particularly after consuming too much fructose -dry cracking skin on hands and feet, yet face is oily
Lab testing: -H pylori stool test came back negative - TSH is 1.2, prolactin 2.8, FSH 10.4
-Total cholesterol 297 Triglyceride 49 HDL cholesterol 117 LDL Calculated 170 Cholesterol to HDL Ratio 2.5
I notice that my period stopped right around when I eliminated soy from my diet. Is there any merit at all to consuming organic soy products for hormone regulation? Thanks for any input!
asked byTailypoe (25)
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on March 16, 2013
at 05:46 PM
Has your LH been measured? I'm wondering about PCOS (no, you don't have to be obese to have PCOS--I was just as amenorrheic at 113 lbs.), and if that's the case the volumes of so-called "safe starches" on PHD may be part of the problem. It would be helpful to have your INSULIN levels measured, particularly a C-Peptide. Also testosterone.
The other question is what is your exercise intensity? Too much can be a cause of amenorrhea. Your body weight is a little low for your height. Fertility is the first thing to be compromised when there is insufficient body fat. It's natural and normal for women to have a certain amount to support pregnancy, when there's not enough your body will shut down menstrual cycles.
Soy is NEVER good for you, IMHO.
on September 22, 2015
at 10:11 PM
Have you been able to regulate your periods? Have you retested your cholesterol? My stats are almost identical to yours (height, weight, cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, and symptoms!). I, too, have FODMAP sensitivities, bloating, breakouts, etc...