KSman, Thanks for responding - you already know how much it means to us that you share your knowledge.
I'm sorry but I am not sure what you asking me here.
I will run temperatures. Intersting you mention all this because I feel like it was thyroid but not sure since all levels come back within reference range. Speaking on iodine, I barely and rarely use salt and if I did it was typically sea salt. This has gone on for quite a number of years.
I actually ran these tests on my own. I will make sure to test IGF-1.
This makes sense. I have some gastro symptoms once in a while like becoming distended after foods I happen to be sensitive to. I never had cortisol tested before, but I was beyond stressed after a family member fell ill from end of 2012 towards the beginning of 2014. This is when I really saw an increase in fat despite the fact I was barely eating. I also slept like crap for last 2 years. Going to bed around 3-4am regularly. I did quit drinking coffee and all caffeinated drinks in March of 2014.
I found this to be interesting as per Wikipedia:
"Protein intake increases IGF-1 levels in humans, independent of total calorie consumption.[medical citation needed] Factors that are known to cause variation in the levels of growth hormone (GH) and IGF-1 in the circulation include: genetic make-up, the time of day, age, sex, exercise status, stress levels, nutrition level and body mass index (BMI), disease state, race, estrogen status and xenobiotic intake.
Fasting, including intermittent fasting, can reduce IGF-1 levels rapidly and dramatically."
My diet has not been well. As stated, I don't eat crap, but I think I was close to a starvation diet for quite some time. I just started balancing my meals out. I also have not been in the gym for a few months
Yeah, I know I need to drop the fat ASAP. Having to run with TRT won't be something I will be too excited about but I guess I need to do what I need to do. We can discuss this further once the new labs come in.
Will get lab done as well as temperatures. Iodized salt usage is near non existent for a good number of years. Do not eat any shellfish. Protein is typically turkey, chicken, or beef. With occasional fish.
What do you think of my low vitamin D? I am supping with 10k iu's per day right now. Also, any thoughts as to why my LDL is high?
Thanks again man, I appreciate it.