Thank you for your articles as I come to realize your site is most helpful. My Endo dr. Flowers here in Atlanta has ran the most comprehensive test to find via Saliva & Blood samples I have high Estrodol ( which can increase my chances of Prostate cancer, I believe this to be inherited since my dad is battling PSC now stage 3) saliva Estrodol is at 4.6 pg/ml testosterone is @ 554 pg/ml DHEAS 35.4 and Cortisol is hight after the morning 3.1 to ease the cortisol he gave me Adrenevive , lowered my Testosterone ( been taking 1 & 2 ml every week since January, to combat the hight Estrodol I take Anastrozole 1 mg 3x week every other day ( mom, wed, fri) and a huge supplement of D2 Vit D @ 50k iu 1x weekly he suggested as you have thru your blogs to adhere to a Mediterranean/ Paleolithic nutrition he did not suggest DHEA for me at the moment. I've also been set on a diet that increases protein intake to 100 gms or more and carbs under 100grms per day. I hope this begins to heal as this has been 3 rought years for me.
Hey sorry to hear about your Dad. And sorry you're struggling as well.
Here are a few comments:
--Anastrozole at 1 mg 3X per week is a very big dose. I'm not saying that's not right, but just letting you know that's a big dose even for men that have twice your testosterone level.
--I'm actually not a big Paleo or Low Carb guy and have a lot on my site about it. I try not to get "preachy" about it though, so you can ask questions if you want and, otherwise, I'll leave you in peace.
The diets that I think are best backed by research are Mediterranean and Low Fat and these will give you the best blood flow for erections (along with many other benefits imo).
--Why is your doctor giving you D2?? No one uses D2 any more. That's definitely old school and I mean really old school. I would ask why you are not on D3. I'd like to know the answer to that one...
It is true that D2 has this advantage:http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Genetic-variation-may-affect-vitamin-D3-but-not-D2-supplements-Study
But notice that the dosages were very small in the study. If you want to boost levels, you can just give more and should. So I don't get it...
You may want to read this as well:http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/84/4/694.full
"The case against ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) as a vitamin supplement1,2"
One last comment:
If you are going to eat meat, be very careful with hetercyclic amines. Check out this page:http://www.peaktestosterone.com/prostate
(See #8 in particular.)