My circuit board is exploding.

by Molly

I've tried low carb diets to lose weight, control high insulin levels and achieve lower blood sugars with my diabetes 2. I end up constipated, grouchy and craving sugar with heart palpitations. I've had insomnia from that diet too.

I've recently tried a low fat, plant based diet. I end up depressed and gassy. And my perimenopause symptoms have went off the rector scale since I tried it. I did lose 10# but stopped being able to sleep well.

If I don't lose weight, I'll be put on medication for my diabetes. I'm 51 and miserable. Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety, horrible depression and dry skin are driving me crazy.

I've been told: soy milk is good (I think it used to help but not anymore,) that legumes contain phytoestrogens that the body makes into estrogen or progesterone, which ever it needs, that losing weight releases estrogen and lowers progesterone, vitamin d is good or bad??, eating meat and dairy increase estrogen which is bad, wild yam cream can cause cancer...

I'm not sure how to proceed with my health at this point. I know I crave carbs, I'm moody, extremely tired and my blood sugar is not good. I haven't had a period in about 2 months, 3 months before that, which I don't miss.

I just want to feel better and lose some weight. Ideas?

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Feb 29, 2016
My circuit board...
by: Rachel

You sound like me! I'd like to know the answers too!

Feb 29, 2016
My circuit board is exploding
by: Joy

Hi Molly

Many people say they try carb diets but most do not follow them correctly. Please look at the Ketogenic Diet, you will see that low carbs high fat and protein (meat) is needed. You are definitely suffering from Estrogen Dominance hence all you adverse symptoms. The Insulin Resistance page will also help you. Peri-Menopause is a difficult for most women, it can get really depressing and out of hand if not dealt with correctly. The How to use Progesterone Cream page will help you to understand what is needed. .

Please do NOT take soy milk, whoever advised that is pretty misinformed, it is extremely estrogenic. All legumes should be avoided because of this. Of course Vitamin D3 is good, in fact, it is vital. I have no idea where you are reading your info, but could you please send me the article where you read that yam causes cancer! Bearing in mind that many article read contain misinformation. Rather read up on the study papers. If you want to feel better, may I suggest that you try not to read all these silly articles which quite clearly has confused you.

Please read the following pages:

How to use Progesterone Cream –
Estrogen Dominance –"
Peri-Menopause –
Anxiety –
Insulin Resistance –
Ketogenic Diet –
Vitamin D3 –
Magnesium –

Hope this helps.

Mar 17, 2016
Wray - You are a godsend!!!
by: Tia


Just in case you haven't heard it are a GIFT!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and insight so generously. I've learned SO much over the years from following and reading you.

You are appreciated AND much needed.

God bless you hon!!


Mar 18, 2016
My circuit board is exploding
by: Wray

Hi Tia Bless you for these kind words! They mean so much to me. Many blessings, take care Wray

Mar 20, 2016
Progesterone cream
by: Molly

I recently bought a very reputable brand of progesterone cream locally, I couldn't wait on the mail to have some sent. On the back it says California proposition 65 WARNING: This product contains progesterone, a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer. Consult with your physician before using this product. This is why I wondered about this because I'd used this same product years ago and seem to remember it helping but also encountered the warning label. So I just now looked up this California Proposition 65. At least for progesterone, if I'm understanding this correctly, this warning is over stated and unfounded. Even though it's been deemed safe all over the world, it simply costs too much money to take progesterone off the danger list.So I guess it's fine. I'm glad because hopefully it will work soon for me.

Another question: Has anyone tried the Forks Over Knives, McDougall sort of diet with or without success during the change?

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